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Ahovalam Narasimham Gatva

(introductory verse)

ahovalaḿ nārasiḿhaḿ gatvā rāmaḥ pratāpavān

namaskṛtvā śrī nṛsiḿham astauṣīt kamalā patim


(1)

govinda keśava janārdana vāsudeva

viśveśa viśva madhusūdana viśvarūpa

śrī padmanābha puruṣottama dehi dāsyaḿ

nārāyaṇācyuta nṛsiḿha namo namaste


(2)

devāḥ samastāḥ khalu yogimukhyā

ḥgandharva-vidyādhara-kinnarā śca

yat pāda-mūlaḿ satataḿ namanti

taḿ nārasiḿhaḿ śaraṇaḿ gato’smi


(3)

vedān samastān khalu śāstragarbhā

nvidyāḿ balaḿ kīrtimatīḿ ca lakṣmīm

yasya prasādāt puruṣā labhantetaḿ nārasiḿhaḿ śaraṇaḿ gato’smi


(4)

brahmā śivastvaḿ puruṣottamaś canārāyaṇo’sau marutāḿ patiś cacandrārka vāyvagni marud-gaṇāścatvameva taḿ tvāḿ satataḿ nato’smi


(5)

svapne’pi nityaḿ jagatām aśeṣaḿsraṣṭā ca hantā vibhura prameyaḥtrātā tvam eka strividho vibhinnaḥtaḿ tvāḿ nṛsiḿhaḿ satataḿ nato’smi

(concluding verses)iti stutvā raghuśreṣṭhaḥpūjayāmāsa taḿ harimpuṣpavṛṣṭiḥ papātāśutasya devasya mūrdhani

rāghaveṇa kṛtaḿ stotraḿpañcāmṛta manuttamampaṭhanti ye dvijavarāḥteṣāḿ svargastu śāśvataḥ

(Introductory Verse)

The glorious Rama once visited Ahobala, where He saw the deity of Lord Nrsimha. He offered His obeisances to Lord Kamalapati (husband of the goddess of fortune) and prayed as follows.

(1) O Govinda, Kesava, Janardana, Vasudeva, Visvesa (the controller of the universe), Visva, Madhusudana, Visvarupa, Sri Padmanabha, Purusottama, Puskaraksa, Narayana, Acyuta. O LordNrsimha I offer my respectful obeisances unto You again and again.

(2) I have taken shelter of Lord Nrsimha unto whose lotus feet demigods, prominent yogis, gandharvas, vidyadharas and kinnaras, are constantly offering their obeisances.

(3) I have taken shelter of Lord Nrsimha by whose mercy people receive all the Vedas, the essence of all scriptures, knowledge, strength, reputation and wealth.

(4) You are Lord Brahma, Lord Siva and the best person Lord Narayana. You are the master of the Marutas and You are the sun, the moon, air and the fire as well as the Marut -ganas. I offer my obeisances unto You.

(5) I offer my obeisances unto Lord Nrsimha who is the creator, the maintainer and the destroyer of the entire universe. Although You perform all of these three acts simultaneously You are completely beyond these activities. You are the all pervading, unlimited supreme spirit.

(Concluding Verses)

Praying this way the best of the Raghus, Lord Ramacandra worshipped Lord Hari. At that time the demigods showered a rain of flowers on the head of Lord Nrsimhadeva.

This is the best of prayers, called pancamrta or five nectars compiled by Lord Rama Himself. One who reads this will be liberated eternally.

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