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Song Name: Vrttotphulla Visalaksam

Official Name: Sri Mantra Raja Pada Stotram

Author: Sankara Paramesvarena

Book Name: Ahirbudhnya Samhita

Language: Sanskrit

 

LYRICS:

(1)

vṛttotphulla viśālākṣam vipakṣa kṣayadīkṣitam

ninādatrasta viśvānḍam viṣṇumugram namāmyaham

 

(2)

sarvairavadyatām prāptam sabalaugham diteh sutam

nakhāgraih śakalī cakre yastam vīram namāmyaham

 

(3)

padāvaṣṭabdha pātālam mūrdhāviṣṭa triviṣṭapam

bhujapraviṣṭāṣṭa diśam mahāviṣṇum namāmyaham

 

(4)

jyotīṣyarkendu nakṣatra jvalanādī nyanukramāt

jvalanti tejasā yasya tam jvalantam namāmyaham

 

(5)

sarvendriyairapi vinā sarvam sarvatra sarvadā

yo jānāti namā myādyam tamaham sarvatomukham

 

(6)

naravat siḿhavaccaiva yasya rūpam mahātmanaḥ

mahāsaṭam mahā damṣṭram tam nṛsiḿham namāmyaham

 

(7)

yannāma smaraṇāt bhītā bhūtavetāla rākṣasāḥ

rogādyāśca praṇaśyanti bhīṣaṇam tam namāmyaham

 

(8)

sarvo’pi yam samāśritya sakalam bhadramaśnute

śriyā ca bhadrayā juṣṭam yastam bhadram namā;myaham

 

(9)

sākṣāt svakāle samprāptam mṛtyum śatṛugaṇānvitam

bhaktānām nāśayed yastu mṛtyu mṛtyum namāmyaham

 

(10)

namaskārātmaakam yasmai vidyā’tma nivedanam

tyakta duḥkhokilān kāmān aśnantam tam namāmyaham

 

(11)

dāsabhūtāh svatah sarve hyātmanah paramātmanaḥ

ato’hamapi te dāsah iti matvā namāmyaham

 

(12)

śańkareṇādarāt proktam padānām tattvanirṇayam

trisandhyam yah paṭhet tasya śrīrvidyā āyuśca vardhate

 

TRANSLATION

1) I bow down to the formidable Lord Vishnu whose large, round eyes are wildly open and is ready to destroy the opposite party. Simply by His roaring He makes the whole world afraid.

 

2) The son of Diti, Hiranyakashipu was considered by everyone as an imperishable being. However the Lord shattered the body of the demon into pieces along with his huge army. I bow down to such a heroic Lord.

 

3) I bow down to the great Lord Vishnu whose feet have seized patalaloka the last of the seven worlds under the earth. His head entered the heavenly planets and His arms entered the eight directions.

 

4) I bow down to the Lord whose sparkling splendor is the source of the bright light of the sun, of all the planets, the moon, the stars and that of the fire.

 

5) I bow down to the primeval Lord who is unlimited and thereby also the knower of everything. He is present everywhere at all times and He possesses no material senses.

 

6) I bow down to the great Lord Nrisimha whose form resembles that of a man and that of a lion. He has a big mane and large fangs.

 

7) I bow down to the terrific Lord, by the remembrance of whose name all the bhutas, vetalas, rakshasas and all kinds of diseases become fearful and are immediately destroyed.

 

8) I bow down to the all auspicious Lord who is served by the auspicious goddess of fortune and by taking shelter of whom everyone achieves all auspiciousness.

 

9) I bow down to the Lord who is the death of death personified. He is the destroyer of death and the hordes of enemies by appearing at the right time when His devotees are attacked.

 

10) I bow down to the Lord unto Whom by surrendering and paying obeisances one becomes free from all distresses and enjoys every desire he may have.

 

11) O Lord, You are the Supreme Soul. I bow down to You and consider myself Your servant seeing everyone else has voluntarily become Your servant.

 

12) Thus sankara has explained the real meaning of every word. One who recites This prayer three times daily will increase his knowledge, duration of life and beauty.

 

REMARKS/EXTRA INFORMATION:

This prayer glorifies the Nrsimha Mahamantra prayer.

 

UPDATED: July 4, 2009