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Song Name: Ahovalam Narasimham Gatva

Official Name: Nrsimha Pancamrta; Chapter 47

Author: Vyasadeva

Book Name: Harivamsa Purana

Language: Sanskrit

 

 

LYRICS

(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 yogimukhyāḥ

gandharva-vidyādhara-kinnarā śca

yat pāda-mūlaḿ satataḿ namanti

taḿ nārasiḿhaḿ śaraṇaḿ gato’smi

 

(3)

vedān samastān khalu śāstragarbhān

vidyāḿ balaḿ kīrtimatīḿ ca lakṣmīm

yasya prasādāt puruṣā labhante

taḿ nārasiḿhaḿ śaraṇaḿ gato’smi

 

(4)

brahmā śivastvaḿ puruṣottamaś ca

nārāyaṇo’sau marutāḿ patiś ca

candrārka vāyvagni marud-gaṇāśca

tvameva taḿ tvāḿ satataḿ nato’smi

 

(5)

svapne’pi nityaḿ jagatām aśeṣaḿ

sraṣṭā ca hantā vibhura prameyaḥ

trātā tvam eka strividho vibhinnaḥ

taḿ tvāḿ nṛsiḿhaḿ satataḿ nato’smi

 

(concluding verses)

iti stutvā raghuśreṣṭhaḥ

pūjayāmāsa taḿ harim

puṣpavṛṣṭiḥ papātāśu

tasya devasya mūrdhani

 

rāghaveṇa kṛtaḿ stotraḿ

pańcāmṛta manuttamam

paṭhanti ye dvijavarāḥ

teṣāḿ svargastu śāśvataḥ

 

TRANSLATION

(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 Lord Nrsimha 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.

 

Remarks/ Extra Information:

Verses 1 to 5 shown numerically are the verses supporting the actual prayer by Lord Ramacandra.

 

UPDATED: November 10, 2015