Sri Narasimha Ashtakam

Sri Narasimha Ashtakam
Sri Narasimha Ashtakam

Sri Narasimha Ashtakam is the Slokam in praise of and as prayer to Sri Narasimha, the fourth incarnation of Sri Maha Vishnu.

Sri Narasimha Ashtakam contains eight stanzas each describing the attributes and compassion of Sri Narasimha Swamy. The benefits of the chanting the Slokam are given in the last added stanza.

Sri Narasimha Ashtakam is said to be composed by Sri Vijendra Tirtha, the Madhva Saint.

Sri Narasimha Ashtakam is presented in Devanagari and English scripts with a simple English translation.

श्रीमदकलङ्क परिपूर्ण शशिकोटि
श्रीधर मनोहर सटापटल कान्त
पालय कृपालय भवांबुधि निमग्नं
दैत्यवरकाल  नरसिंह नरसिंह (1)

shreemadh-akalanGka paripoorNa shashikoati
shreedhara manoahara sataapatala kaantha
paalaya krupaalaya bhavaaMbooDhi nimagnaM
dhaitya-vara-kaala narasiMha narasiMha

Lord Sri Narasimha ! Lord Sri Narasimha!
You are auspicious. You are without blemish. You are the perfection. You are equal to thousand moons. You are the consort of Sri (Mahalakshmi), the Goddess of wealth. You usurp the heart. You have the mane of the lion. You are lovable. You bestow protection. You are the epitome of compassion.  I am immersed in the ocean of worldly life. You have destroyed the demon (Hiranyakasipu).
Kindly bless and bestow me Your protection.

पाद कमला वनत पातकि जनानां
पातक दवानल पतत्रि वर केतो
भावन परायण भवार्ति हरया मां
पाहि कृपयैव नरसिंह नरसिंह (2)

paadha kamalaa vanatha paathaki janaanaaM
paathaka dhavaanala pathathri vara kaethoa
bhaavana paraayaNa bhavaarthi harayaa maaM
paahi krupayaiva  narasiMha narasiMha

Lord Sri Narasimha ! Lord Sri Narasimha!
For the ardent devotees who worship and bow down to Your lotus feet, You devour and hunt down their sins like a forest fire. You are the concept and the object of attention for Your ardent devotees. Only Your compassion can alleviate the anguish of birth and death. You are the protector and benefactor.
Kindly bless and bestow me Your protection.

तुङ्गनख  पङ्क्ति  दलितासुर  वरासृक्
पङ्क  नवकुङ्कुम  विपङ्किल  महोरः
पण्डित निधान कमलालय नमस्ते
पङ्कज निषण्ण  नरसिंह  नरसिंह (3)

tunGga nakha panGkthi dhalitha-asura varaasruka
panGka nava-kunGkuma vipanGkila mahoarahah
paNditha niDhaana kamalaalaya namasthae
panHkaja niShaNNa narasiMha narasiMha

Lord Sri Narasimha ! Lord Sri Narasimha!
With Your sharp nails, You have shredded the Demon Hiranyakasipu. The spurted-out blood made Your holy chest appear as if it was smeared with Kumkum. You are the revered and the knowledgeable. You are the temple of Kamala, Sri Mahalakshmi. I sincerely offer my prayers to You. You provide shelter to the best of persons.
Kindly bless and bestow me Your protection.

मौलेषु विभूषणमिवामर वराणां
योगिहृदयेषु च शिरस्सु निगमानाम्
राजदरविन्द रुचिरं पदयुगं ते
देहि मम मूर्ध्नि नरसिंह नरसिंह (4)

maulaeShu vibhuShaNam-ivaamar varaaNaaM
yoagi-hrudhayaeShu cha shirassu nigamaanaam
raajad-aravindha ruchiraM padhayugaM thae
dhaehi mama moorDhni narasiMha narasiMha

Lord Sri Narasimha ! Lord Sri Narasimha!
Kindly put Your dazzling lotus feet on my head. Your holy feet were touched by the ornaments of the crown of the Gods when they bowed down to You and worshipped You. You are in the hearts of Yogis and Sages. You are revered in the Vedic scriptures and Nigamas. Your holy feet are splendorous.
Kindly bless and bestow me Your protection.

वारिज विलोचन मदन्तिम  दशायां
क्लेश विव शीकृत समस्त करणायाम्
एहि रमया सह शरण्य विहगानां
नाथमधिरुह्य नरसिंह नरसिंह (5)

vaarija viloachana madhanthima dhashaayaaM
klaesha viva shikrutha samastha karaNaayaam
aehi ramayaa saha sharaNya vihagaanaaM
naTham-aDhiruhya narasiMha narasiMha

Lord Sri Narasimha ! Lord Sri Narasimha!
You have the eyes resembling lotuses.  During my end days, when my senses are in anguish and I am facing difficulties, please provide Your darshan and listen to me with Ramaa, Your consort and with Garuda, Your vahan.
Kindly bless and bestow me Your protection.

हाटक  किरीट  वर हार  वनमाला
धाररशना मकर कुण्डल मणीन्द्रैः
भूषितमशेष  निलयं तव वपुर्मे
चेतसि चकास्तु नरसिंह नरसिंह (6)

haataka kireeta vara haara vanamaalaa
Dhaara-rashanaa makara kuNdala maNeendhraih
bhuShitham-asheSha nilayaM thava vapurmae
chothasi chakaasthu narasiMha narasiMha

Lord Sri Narasimha ! Lord Sri Narasimha!
Your crown is golden and dazzling. Your garland is made of wild flowers. Your waist ornament is resplendent. Your ear rings are designed as crocodiles. Your jewels are sparkling and Your entire holy body is the supreme and ultimate provider of protection and shelter to those who sincerely worship You.
Kindly bless and bestow me Your protection.

इन्दु रवि पावक विलोचन रमायाः
मन्दिर महाभुज  लसद्वर रथाङ्ग
सुन्दर चिराय रमतां त्वयि मनो मे
नन्दित सुरेश नरसिंह नरसिंह  (7)

indu ravi paavaka viloachana ramaayaah
mandhira mahaabhuja lasadhvara raThaanGga
sundhara chiraaya ramathaM thvayi manoa mae
nandhitha suraesha narasiMha narasiMha

Lord Sri Narasimha ! Lord Sri Narasimha!
The moon, the sun and the fire are Your eyes. You are the consort of Ramaa (Sri Mahalakshmi). Your mighty shoulder is embellished with the holy wheel. Your appearance can never be defied. Let my mind constantly dwell on your enchanting appearance. Indra and other Devas always worship You.
Kindly bless and bestow me Your protection.

माधव मुकुन्द मधुसूदन मुरारे
वामन नृसिंह शरणं भव नतानाम्
कामद घृणिन् निखिल कारण नयेयं
कालममरेश नरसिंह नरसिंह (8)

maaDhava mukundha maDhusoodhana muraarae
vaamana nrusiMha sharaNaM bhava nathaanaam
kaamadha ghriNin nikhila kaaraNa nayaeyaM
kalam-amaraesha narasiMha narasiMha

Lord Sri Narasimha ! Lord Sri Narasimha!
You are Sri Madhava. You are Sri Mukundha. You are Sri Madhusudhana. You are Sri Muraari. You are Sri Vamana. You are Sri Narasimha. You are the sanctuary for the surrendered souls. You are the Lord of the Gods. You are the root cause of all the causes. Please protect me. I wish to spend my life chanting all of Your holy names.
Kindly bless and bestow me Your protection.

अष्टकमिदं सकल पातक भयघ्नं
कामदं अशेष दुरितामय रिपुघ्नम्
यः पठति सन्ततमशेष निलयं ते
गच्छति पदं स नरसिंह नरसिंह  (9)

ashtakam-idhaM sakala paathaka bhayaghnaM
kaamadhaM asheSha dhurithaamaya ripughnam
yah paTathi santhatham ashaesha nilayaM thae
gachChathi padhaM sa narasiMha narasiMha

Lord Sri Narasimha ! Lord Sri Narasimha!
The persons who sincerely and devoutly read and recite these eight slokams shall be freed from the fears. All their desires will get fulfilled. Their enemies will vanish. Their deceases will get cured. They will attain the holy abode of Sri Narasimha at Sri Vaikunt where the Lord reclines on Adi Sesha.

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