Narasimha Maha-Mantra ( Mantrarajapada Stotram)
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It is said that, Lord Narasimha is the "Poorna" avataara and one of the most powerful incarnation of Lord Vishnu. I am truly blessed to have Lord Narasimha as our "Kul Deva". The Shloka or mantra (holy chants) are one of the forms mainly written in Sanskrit - with an intension to praise or worship God. One such chant is this Narasimha Maha Mantra.
I learned this from my grand father (Late. Srinivas Padiyar). According to him, this is the most powerful Shloka of its kind. I searched over the net to get more information on this. But in most of the relevant sites, I could find only the first shloka, which is believed to be the most powerful of all. The continuation of this mantra is not found anywhere over the net (I couldn't find...).
I believe, the entire shloka written here is one of the rarest to find. May Lord Narasimha bless you all.
Update: One of the readers gave me link which has the meaning to these shlokas. I have incorporated the changes - corrected the grammatical mistake, added few missing lines and the meaning.
This shloka is from the Ahirbudhnya Samhita, a Paancharaatra text and is told by Lord Parameshwarar in praise of Lakshmi Narasimha.
ॐ उग्रं वीरं महाविष्णुं ज्वलन्तं सर्वतोमुखं I
नरसिम्हम भीषणं भद्रं मृत्योऱ मृत्युं नमाम्यहम् II १ II
(Om ugram veeram maha vishnum jwalantam sarvatomukham, narasimham bheeshanam bhadram mrityor mrityum namamyahum.)
Ferocious, Brave - great Vishnu, whose face shines like fire in all directions,
Lord Narasimha who frightens and who takes care of, I salute to the God who is death to death itself...
वृत्तोत्फुल्ल विशालाक्षं विपक्षक्षय दीक्षितम् I
निनादत्रस्तविश्वाण्डं विष्णुं उग्रं नमाम्यहम् II २ II
(Vrattotphulla vishalaksham vipakshkshaya dikshitam, ninadatrasta vishwandam vishnum ugram namamyahum.)
He who is having big and round eyes, He who has taken a vow to kill the enemies, He who by His fierce roars is shaking the entire world, to such a ferocious Lord, I offer my salutations
सर्वैरवध्यतां प्राप्तं सबलौघं दीतेः स्तुतम् I
नखाग्रैः शकालीचक्रे यस्तं विरं नमाम्यहम् II ३ II
(Sarvairavadyatam praptam sabalougham ditehastutam, nakhagraihe shakalichakre yastam veeram namamyahum.)
He who with His sharp nails tore to pieces the asura, the son of Diti who could not be killed by anyone along with His large armies. To such a valorous person, I offer my salutations
पादावष्टब्धपाताळं मूर्धाविष्ट त्रिविष्टपम् I
भुजप्रविष्टाष्टदिशं महाविष्णुं नमाम्यहम् II ४ II
(Padavishtabdha patalam mordha vishtha trivishthapam, bhuja pravishthashthadisham mahavishnum namamyahum. )
I offer my salutations to Maha Vishnu, whose feet touch the nether lands, whose forehead touches the heaven and whose hands spread in all directions
ज्योतींश्यक्रेन्दु नक्षत्र ज्वलनादीन्यनुक्रमात् I
ज्वलन्ती तेजसा यस्य तं ज्वलन्तं नमाम्यहम् II ५ II
(jyotimshyakrendu nakshatra jwalanadeetyanukramat, jwalanti tejasa yasha tam jwalantam namamyahum.)
He after whose luster the luminary bodies, the Sun, the Moon, the Stars and Fire are effulgent and are shining, to that resplendent One I offer my salutations.
सर्वेन्द्रियैरपि विना सर्वं सर्वत्र सर्वदा I
यो जनाति नमाम्याद्यम् तमहं सर्वतोमुखम् II ६ II
(Sarvendriyairapi vina sarvam sarvatra sarvada, Yo janati namamyadhyam tamaham sarvatomukham. )
He who knows everything, all the time, and at all places, without the help of the senses, to such primal person who has faces in all directions, I offer my salutations
नरवत् सिंह वच्चैव यस्य रुपं महात्मनः I
महासठं महादंष्ट्रम् तं नृसिंहं नमाम्यहम् II ७ II
(Naravat simha vachaiva yasya roopam mahatmanaha, mahasatham mahadamshtram tam nrasimham namamyaham.)
To that Form of the Lord, which is half man and half lion, complete with the mane, the canine teeth, to such a divine Lord Nrsimha, I offer my salutations
यन्नामस्मरणाद् भीताः भूतवेताळराक्षसाः I
रोगाद्याश्च प्रणश्यन्ति भीषणं तं नमाम्यहम् II ८ II
(Yannamasmaranat bheetah bhuta vetala rakshasaha, rogadyashcha pranashyanti bheeshanam tam namamyahum.)
By the mere thought of whose name, devils, demons, asuras get frightened, acute diseases get cured, to such a frightening One, I offer my salutations
सर्वोपि यं समाश्रित्य सकलं भद्रमष्णुते I
श्रिया च भद्रया जुष्टो यस्तं भद्रं नमाम्यहम् II ९ II
(Sarvopi yam samashritya sakalam bhadramashnute, shriya cha bhadraya jushto yastam bhadram namamyahum)
I offer my salutations to the Lord, the repository of good things, worshipping whom all the people are able to obtain auspicious things.
साक्षात् स्वकाले संप्राप्तं मृत्युम् शत्रुगणान्वितम् I
भक्तानां नाशयेद् यस्तु मृत्यु मृत्युं नमाम्यहम् II १० II
(Sakshaat swakale sampraptam mrityum shatrugananvitam, bhaktanam nashayed yastu mrityu mrityum namamyaham)
He who is "Death to Death" and He who destroys death and hosts of enemies of the devotees by arriving at the right moment, to Him I offer my salutations
नमस्कारात्मकं यस्मै विधायात्मनिवेदनम् I
तथ्वा त्यक्तादुःखो खिलान् कामान् अश्नन्तम् नमाम्यहम् II ११ II
(Namasakaratmakam yasmai vidhayatmanivedamanam, tathva dukhokhilan kaman ashnushetam namamyahum.)
I bow down to the One by offering obeisance to whom in the form of One’s own self, people get rid of all miseries and obtain their desired objects
दासभूताः स्वतस्सर्वे ह्यात्मानः परमात्मनः I
अतोहमपिते दासः इति मत्वा नमाम्यहम् II १२ II
(Dasabhutah svatassarve hyatamanaha paramatmanah, athoh mapitedasa iti matwa namamyaham)
All the living beings are, by nature, servants of the Supreme Being, I am prostrating to You, with the awareness that I am also for the same reason, Your servant
शंकरेणादरात प्रोक्तं पदानां तत्त्वनिर्णयम् I
त्रिसन्ध्यं यः पठेत् नित्यं तस्य श्री विद्दा आयुश्च वर्धते II १३ II
(Shankarenadarat proktam padaznam tatvanirnayam, trisandhyam yaha pathet nityam tasya shree vidya aayushcha vardhate)
The meaning of the words had been explained by Lord Siva out of affection. Whosoever reads this rhymn with faith, thrice a day (at Sunrise, mid-day and evening) would have a great increase in prosperity (shree) knowledge (vidya) longevity (Ayush)