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Lakshmi Nrisimha (Narasimha) Karavalambam Stotra - in sanskrit with meaning - stotra on Sri Narasimha

- composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya

लक्ष्मीनृसिंह   करावलम्बम् - श्रीमत्पयोनिधिनिकेतन   चक्रपाणे
Lakshmi Nrisimha Karavalambam: Srimat Payo Nidhi Niketana Chakrapane
Sri Narasimha
Sri Narasimha

श्रीमत्पयोनिधिनिकेतन चक्रपाणे
भोगीन्द्रभोगमणिरञ्जितपुण्यमूर्ते
योगीश शाश्वत शरण्य भवाब्धिपोत
लक्ष्मीनृसिंह मम देहि करावलम्बम् ॥१॥
Shriimat-Payo-Nidhi-Niketana Cakra-Paanne
Bhogiindra-Bhoga-Manni-Ran.jita-Punnya-Muurte |
Yogiisha Shaashvata Sharannya Bhava-Abdhi-Pota
Lakssmii-Nrsimha Mama Dehi Kara-Avalambam ||1||

Meaning:
1.1: (Salutations to Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha) Who resides on the Ocean of Milk, which is filled with Sri (Beauty and Auspiciousness), holding a Chakra (Discus) on His Hand, ...
1.2: ... with His Divine Face Shining with the Divine Light emanating from the Gems on the Hoods of Serpent Adi Sesha,
1.3: Who is the Lord of Yoga, and Eternal, and giver of Refuge to the Devotees like a Boat over the Ocean of Samsara (Worldly Existence),
1.4: O Lakshmi Nrisimha, Please give me Your Refuge by holding me with Your Divine Hands.

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Sri Narasimha
ब्रह्मेन्द्ररुद्रमरुदर्ककिरीटकोटि_
सङ्घट्टिताङ्घ्रिकमलामलकान्तिकान्त
लक्ष्मीलसत्कुचसरोरुहराजहंस
लक्ष्मीनृसिंह मम देहि करावलम्बम् ॥२॥
Brahmendra-Rudra-Marud-Arka-Kiriitta-Kotti_
Sangghattttita-Angghri-Kamala-Amala-Kaanti-Kaanta |
Lakssmii-Lasat-Kuca-Saro-Ruha-Raajahamsa
Lakssmii-Nrsimha Mama Dehi Kara-Avalambam ||2||

Meaning:
2.1: (Salutations to Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha) Millions of Diadems (i.e. Decorated Heads) of Brahma, Rudra, Maruts (Wind-Gods) and Arka (Sun-God) ...
2.2: ... assembles at Whose Stainless, Pure Feet, desiring to obtain Its Splendour,
2.3: Who is a Royal Swan floating on the Lake within the Heart of Devi Lakshmi, ...
2.4: O Lakshmi Nrisimha, Please give me Your Refuge by holding me with Your Divine Hands.

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Sri Narasimha
संसारघोरगहने चरतो मुरारे
मारोग्रभीकरमृगप्रवरार्दितस्य
आर्तस्य मत्सरनिदाघनिपीडितस्य
लक्ष्मीनृसिंह मम देहि करावलम्बम् ॥३॥
Samsaara-Ghora-Gahane Carato Muraare
Maaro[a-U]gra-Bhiikara-Mrga-Pravara-Arditasya |
Aartasya Matsara-Nidaagha-Nipiidditasya
Lakssmii-Nrsimha Mama Dehi Kara-Avalambam ||3||

Meaning:
3.1: (Salutations to Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha) In this Dense Forest of Samsara (Worldly Existence), I wander, O Murari (the enemy of demon Mura),
3.2: Many Formidable and Ferocious Animals (in this forest of Samsara), torments me with various Desires and rouses deep Fear in me,
3.3: I am deeply Afflicted and Hurt in this Selfishness and Heat (of the Samsara),
3.4: O Lakshmi Nrisimha, Please give me Your Refuge by holding me with Your Divine Hands.

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Sri Narasimha
संसारकूपमतिघोरमगाधमूलं
सम्प्राप्य दुःखशतसर्पसमाकुलस्य
दीनस्य देव कृपणापदमागतस्य
लक्ष्मीनृसिंह मम देहि करावलम्बम् ॥४॥
Samsaara-Kuupam-Ati-Ghoram-Agaadha-Muulam
Sampraapya Duhkha-Shata-Sarpa-Samaakulasya |
Diinasya Deva Krpanna-[A]apadam-Aagatasya
Lakssmii-Nrsimha Mama Dehi Kara-Avalambam ||4||

Meaning:
4.1: (Salutations to Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha) In this Well of Samsara (Worldly Existence), which is exceedingly Terrible; to its Unfathomable Depth ....
4.2: ... I have reached; where it is filled with hundreds of Snakes of Sorrows,
4.3: To this Miserable soul, O Deva, who is wretched and afflicted with various Calamities, ...
4.4: ... O Lakshmi Nrisimha, Please give me Your Refuge by holding me with Your Divine Hands.

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Sri Narasimha
संसारसागरविशालकरालकाल_
नक्रग्रहग्रसननिग्रहविग्रहस्य
व्यग्रस्य रागरसनोर्मिनिपीडितस्य
लक्ष्मीनृसिंह मम देहि करावलम्बम् ॥५॥
Samsaara-Saagara-Vishaala-Karaala-Kaala_
Nakra-Graha-Grasana-Nigraha-Vigrahasya |
Vyagrasya Raaga-Rasano[a-U]rmi-Nipiidditasya
Lakssmii-Nrsimha Mama Dehi Kara-Avalambam ||5||

Meaning:
5.1: (Salutations to Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha) In this Huge Ocean of Samsara (Worldly Existence), where Kala (Time) cleaves asunder everything ...
5.2: ... like a Crocodile; my life is restrained and being eaten away like Rahu restrains and devours the Planet (i.e. Moon), ...
5.3: ... and my senses being engrossed in the Waves of the Rasa (Juice) of Raga (Passion) is squeezing away my life, ...
5.4: O Lakshmi Nrisimha, Please give me Your Refuge by holding me with Your Divine Hands.

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Sri Narasimha
संसारवृक्षमघबीजमनन्तकर्म_
शाखाशतं करणपत्रमनङ्गपुष्पम्
आरुह्य दुःखफलितं पततो दयालो
लक्ष्मीनृसिंह मम देहि करावलम्बम् ॥६॥
Samsaara-Vrkssam-Agha-Biijam-Ananta-Karma_
Shaakhaa-Shatam Karanna-Patram-Anangga-Pusspam |
Aaruhya Duhkha-Phalitam Patato Dayaalo
Lakssmii-Nrsimha Mama Dehi Kara-Avalambam ||6||

Meaning:
6.1: (Salutations to Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha) In this Tree of Samsara (Worldly Existence) - Evil is whose Seed, Endless Activities ...
6.2: ... are whose hundreds of Branches, Sense Organ is whose Leaf, Ananga (Kamadeva) is whose Flower;
6.3: I have mounted that Tree (of Samsara) and having reaped its Fruits of Sorrows, is now falling down; O Compassionate One, ...
6.4: O Lakshmi Nrisimha, Please give me Your Refuge by holding me with Your Divine Hands.

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Sri Narasimha
संसारसर्पघनवक्त्रभयोग्रतीव्र_
दंष्ट्राकरालविषदग्धविनष्टमूर्तेः
नागारिवाहन सुधाब्धिनिवास शौरे
लक्ष्मीनृसिंह मम देहि करावलम्बम् ॥७॥
Samsaara-Sarpa-Ghana-Vaktra-Bhayo[a-U]gra-Tiivra_
Damssttraa-Karaala-Vissa-Dagdha-Vinasstta-Muurteh |
Naagaari-Vaahana Sudhaa-[A]bdhi-Nivaasa Shaure
Lakssmii-Nrsimha Mama Dehi Kara-Avalambam ||7||

Meaning:
7.1: (Salutations to Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha) This all-destroying Serpent of Samsara (Worldly Existence) with its Dreadful Face ...
7.2: ... and Sharp Fangs, has burnt and destroyed me with its Terrible Poison,
7.3: O the One riding the Enemy of Serpents (Garuda) (who can kill the serpents of Samsara), O the One Who Dwell in the Ocean of Nectar (which can heal out burnt beings), O Shauri (Vishnu), ...
7.4: O Lakshmi Nrisimha, Please give me Your Refuge by holding me with Your Divine Hands.

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Sri Narasimha
संसारदावदहनातुरभीकरोरु_
ज्वालावलीभिरतिदग्धतनूरुहस्य
त्वत्पादपद्मसरसीशरणागतस्य
लक्ष्मीनृसिंह मम देहि करावलम्बम् ॥८॥
Samsaara-Daava-Dahana-[A]atura-Bhiikaro-Ru_
Jvaalaa-Valiibhir-Ati-Dagdha-Tanuuruhasya |
Tvat-Paada-Padma-Sarasii-Sharannaagatasya
Lakssmii-Nrsimha Mama Dehi Kara-Avalambam ||8||

Meaning:
8.1: (Salutations to Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha) The Burning Heat of this Samsara (Worldly Existence) which creates Fear in us and makes us Suffer, ...
8.2: ... It's Blazing Flame is Burning every part of my Body,
8.3: Your Lotus Feet is a (Cooling) Lake giving Refuge (to the Burnt Souls),
8.4: O Lakshmi Nrisimha, Please give me Your Refuge by holding me with Your Divine Hands.

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Sri Narasimha
संसारजालपतितस्य जगन्निवास
सर्वेन्द्रियार्तवडिशार्थझषोपमस्य
प्रोत्खण्डितप्रचुरतालुकमस्तकस्य
लक्ष्मीनृसिंह मम देहि करावलम्बम् ॥९॥
Samsaara-Jaala-Patitasya Jagan-Nivaasa
Sarve[a-I]ndriya-[A]arta-Vaddisha-[A]artha-Jhasso[a-U]pamasya |
Protkhannddita-Pracura-Taaluka-Mastakasya
Lakssmii-Nrsimha Mama Dehi Kara-Avalambam ||9||

Meaning:
9.1: (Salutations to Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha) (Like the one who) Living in this World has fallen in the Samsara Jala (Net of Worldly attachment), ...
9.2: ... and whose all Indriyas (Sense Organs) have become afflicted like a Hooked Fish, ...
9.3: ... (The Fish) whose Palate and Head has been profusely Torn (by the many Fish Hooks on the Sense Organs) (Such is my condition, so), ...
9.4: O Lakshmi Nrisimha, Please give me Your Refuge by holding me with Your Divine Hands.

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Sri Narasimha
संसारभीकरकरीन्द्रकराभिघात_
निष्पिष्टमर्मवपुषः सकलार्तिनाश
प्राणप्रयाणभवभीतिसमाकुलस्य
लक्ष्मीनृसिंह मम देहि करावलम्बम् ॥१०॥
Samsaara-Bhiikara-Kariindra-Kara-Abhighaata_
Nisspisstta-Marma-Vapussah Sakala-[A]arti-Naasha |
Praanna-Prayaanna-Bhava-Bhiiti-Samaakulasya
Lakssmii-Nrsimha Mama Dehi Kara-Avalambam ||10||

Meaning:
10.1: (Salutations to Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha) This Samsara (Worldly Existence), like a Huge Dreadful Elephant, has struck me with its Trunk, ...
10.2: ... and (with its Feet) has Crushed my Vitals; O Lord, You Who are the most Beautiful and destroyer of all Pains, ...
10.3: ... To me who is filled with the Fear of Death in this World, ...
10.4: O Lakshmi Nrisimha, Please give me Your Refuge by holding me with Your Divine Hands.

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Sri Narasimha
अन्धस्य मे हृतविवेकमहाधनस्य
चोरैः प्रभो बलिभिरिन्द्रियनामधेयैः
मोहान्धकूपकुहरे विनिपातितस्य
लक्ष्मीनृसिंह मम देहि करावलम्बम् ॥११॥
Andhasya Me Hrta-Viveka-Mahaa-Dhanasya
Coraih Prabho Balibhir-Indriyanaam-Adheyaih |
Moha-Andha-Kuupa-Kuhare Vinipaatitasya
Lakssmii-Nrsimha Mama Dehi Kara-Avalambam ||11||

Meaning:
11.1: (Salutations to Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha) My Blindness due to seizing away my Viveka (Power of discrimination between good and bad), the great Wealth, ...
11.2: ... by Theft, O Lord, by the Indriyas (Sense Organs) which prompted for constant Oblations, ...
11.3: ... has made my Life Fall inside the Dark Well of Delusion, ...
11.4: O Lakshmi Nrisimha, Please give me Your Refuge by holding me with Your Divine Hands.

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Sri Narasimha
लक्ष्मीपते कमलनाभ सुरेश विष्णो
वैकुण्ठ कृष्ण मधुसूदन पुष्कराक्ष
ब्रह्मण्य केशव जनार्दन वासुदेव
देवेश देहि कृपणस्य करावलम्बम् ॥१२॥
Lakssmii-Pate Kamala-Naabha Suresha Vissnno
Vaikunnttha Krssnna Madhusuudana Pusskara-Akssa |
Brahmannya Keshava Janaardana Vaasudeva
Devesha Dehi Krpannasya Kara-Avalambam ||12||

Meaning:
12.1: (Salutations to Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha) O Lakshmipati (Consort of Devi Lakshmi), O Kamalanabha (With Lotus on the Navel), O Suresha (Lord of the Suras), O Vishnu, ...
12.2: ... O Vaikuntha, O Krishna, O Madhusudana, O Pushkaraksha (Lotus-Eyed), ...
12.3: ... O Brahmanya, O Keshava, O Janardhana, O Vasudeva, ...
12.4: ... O Devesha (Lord of Devas); Please give Refuge to this Pitiable one by holding with Your Divine Hands.

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Sri Narasimha
यन्माययोर्जितवपुःप्रचुरप्रवाह_
मग्नार्थमत्र निवहोरुकरावलम्बम्
लक्ष्मीनृसिंहचरणाब्जमधुव्रतेन
स्तोत्रं कृतं सुखकरं भुवि शङ्करेण ॥१३॥
Yan-Maayayo[a-U]rjita-Vapuh-Pracura-Pravaaha_
Magna-Artham-Atra Nivaho[a-U]ru-Kara-Avalambam |
Lakssmii-Nrsimha-Caranna-Abja-Madhuvratena
Stotram Krtam Sukha-Karam Bhuvi Shangkarenna ||13||

Meaning:
13.1: (Salutations to Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha) (By) Which Power of Maya (originating from the Divine Source) is strenghtened the Beautiful Form (of Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha) with flow of abundant Divinity, ...
13.2: ... (From the same Divine Source) For the sake of rescuing the ones immersed in Delusion has been extended the all-encompassing Hand of Refuge (of Lakshmi Nrisimha),
13.3: By being engrossed in the Nectar of the Lotus-Feet of Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha, ...
13.4: ... this Stotra has been composed by Shankara (i.e. Sri Adi Shankaracharya), which gives great Joy in this World (upon deeply meditating on it).

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Translated by greenmesg






Sri Adi Shankaracharya
Stotras by Sri Adi Shankaracharya in this site:

01. Achyutashtakam
02. Annapoorna Stotram
03. Bhavani Ashtakam
04. Devi Aparadha Kshamapana Stotram
05. Dakshinamurthy Stotram
06. Ganesha Pancharatnam
07. Ganga Stotram
08. Jagannathashtakam
09. Kalabhairava Ashtakam
10. Kalika Ashtakam
11. Kamakshi Stotram
12. Kanakadhara Stotram
13. Lakshmi Nrisimha Karavalambam
14. Lalita Panchakam
15. Meenakshi Pancharatnam
16. Narmadashtakam
17. Nirvana Shatakam
18. Pandurangashtakam
19. Pratah Smarami
20. Ranganathashtakam
21. Sharada Bhujangam
22. Shiva Manasa Puja
23. Shiva Panchakshara Stotram
24. Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram
25. Shivashtakam
26. Subramanya Bhujangam
27. Vishwanathashtakam
28. Yamunashtakam


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