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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


Ahobilam at Sesha Parvata:

Sri Narasimha Ahobilam - Thiru Singavel Kundram Divya Desam: Ahobilam is one of the 108 Divya Desams known as Thiru Singavel Kundram Divya Desam.
(Refer to the list of Divya Desams)

- Sesha Parvata: Ahobilam is located on the Nallamalai mountain ranges on the part known as Sesha Parvata (South of river Krishna to Tirupati). Sesha Parvata is visualized in the form of Adi Sesha whose head is at Tirupati (Venkatadri), whose middle part is at Ahobilam (Vedagiri and Garudagiri) and whose tail is at Srisailam (Sringiri).

- Nava Narasimha: Ahobilam is the main shrine and there are nine other Narasimha shrines close by. They are known as Nava Narasimhas - Prahlada Varada Narasimha, Chatrata Narasimha, Garuda Narasimha, Yoga Narasimha, Ugra Narasimha, Krodha Narasimha, Malola Narasimha, Jwala Narasimha and Lakshmi Narasimha.

- Great Cave: The shrine of Ahobilam, the main shrine is located between the hills Vedadri and Garudadri in a reserved forest. The image of Lord Narasimha is in sitting posture with matted hairs. A rivulet known as Bhavanasi runs close to the temple. Ahobilam means the "Great Cave". It is believed that there is a cave with Swayambhu Narasimha under the main shrine.

- Killing of Hiranyakashipu: The shrine of Jwala Narasimha is the place where it is believed that Lord Vishnu manifested in the ferocious form of Narasimha Avatara and killed demon Hiranyakashipu.

- Ahobilam is located in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh.


Simhachalam:

Simhachalam Varaha Narasimha Simhachalam Varaha Narasimha Temple - Famous pilgrimage of Varaha-Narasimha: Simhachalam is located on a hillock 18 km from Vishakhapatnam. According to legend, demon Hiranyakashipu tried to kill Prahlada by throwing him from the top of the mountain into the sea. It is also said that Hiranyakashipu tried to kill Prahlada by placing the hill over him. Lord Vishnu saved His ardent devotee. Hiranyakashipu was later killed by Lord Vishnu in the fierce form of Narasimha. Prahlada requested the Lord to show him both his Varaha and Narasimha avatara forms and abide in the hill. Lord Vishnu abided there as Varaha-Narasimha, the combined forms of Varaha and Narasimha.

- The Lord assumed very fierce forms while killing the demons during both his Varaha and Narasimha incarnations. Therefore the image of Varaha-Narasimha is always covered with sandal paste except for a single day when the original form is revealed to the devotees. The day is the third day of Vaisakha (Akshaya Tritiya) during Apr-May, when the sandal paste is removed in a ritual called Chandana Visarjana.

- Simhachalam is located in the Vishakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh.

Mangalagiri:

Mangalagiri Panakala Narasimha Mangalagiri Narasimha Temple - Famous pilgrimage of Narasimha: Mangalagiri is around 13 km from Vijayawada. The Mangalagiri Panakala Narasimha shrine is situated on a reclining elephant-shaped hillock about 260 m above the sea level. In ancient times the hill temple was called by various names like Swetadri, Dharmadri, Totadri and Mangalagiri.

- The rock-cut cave temple is approached by climbing around 400 stone steps. The image of Narasimha has the face sculpted on the hill rock itself with the mouth about 15 cm wide.

- According to legend, Lord Vishnu killed demon Namuchi in this place. The blood flowed as a canal to the foot of the hill which came to be known as "Rakta Kulya". This is identified with a dry canal whose bottom is still reddish.

- According to another legend, prince Hrysya Shringi, son of king Pariyatra performed penance here. He transformed himself into an elephant shaped hill to serve as the abode of Lord Narasimha.

- A special feature of this temple is that panaka or jaggery water is offered to Lord Narasimha and hence the Lord is called Panakala Narasimha. The Lord consumes half the quantity of the offered panakala with a gurgling sound and returns the other half as prasada.

- Mangalagiri is located in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh.

Yadagirigutta:

Yadagirigutta Lakshmi Narasimha Yadagirigutta Narasimha Temple - Famous pilgrimage of Narasimha: Yagagirigutta is located in Bhongir taluk around 48 km from Secunderabad. According to legend, during Treta Yuga, Yadava the son of sage Rishyasringa (son of Vibhandaka) performed penance in this place worshipping Lord Narasimha. Lord Narasimha was pleased and manifested here in five aspects - Jwala Narasimha, Yoga Narasimha, Gandabheranda Narasimha, Lakshmi Narasimha and Ugra Narasimha.

- The cave temple is located on Yadagiri Hills at a height of around 300 feet and has rock formed images of Narasimha. The temple entrance at the foothills is called Vaikuntha Dwara. The entrance of the cave is considered Ugra Narasimha with his mouth open. Jwala Narasimha and Yoga Narasimha are rock formations within the cave. The Gangabheranda Narasimha is a formless manifestation indicated by a continuously burning lamp near the Hanuman shrine. Lakshmi Narasimha has a silver vigraha with goddess Lakshmi sitting beside Lord Narasimha.

- There is a sacred pushkarini (pond) on the hillock which is said to cure incurable diseases by bathing in it and worshipping the Lord continuously for forty days.

- Yadagirigutta is located in the Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh.

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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