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Sri Ahobilam (Nrisimha) Stotram.

 

Translated by

 

P.R.Ramachander

 

(This prayer extols the Narasimha deva consecrated in the Ahobila Kshethra.”Ahobila Kshetra is a group of temples located on the Ahobila Hills (also known as Garudadri or Garudachala and Vedachala). The presiding deity being Ahobila Nrsimha Swamy or Prahaladavarada. Lord Nrsimha Swamy in Swamyambhu (self manifested form) is located generally in a rock cavern (Bila) as he is personified as half lion (a source of infinite energy as paramatma) and half man (limited energy of a soul).”(fromhttp://bellurramki18.wordpress.com/2006/10/03/visit-to-ahobila-ii/ ) . There is a translation of this stotra in

http://www.indiadivine.org/audarya/sri  vaishnava  forum/195970  who  author  strotram  sri  ahobila  narasimha.html  )

 



1.Lakshmi  kadaksha  sarasi  ruha  raja  hamsam
Pakshindra  shaila  bhavanam bhava  nasham eesham
Gokshira  sara  ghana  sara  patira  varnam
Vande kripaa  nidhim ahobala  narasimham

 

I salute the treasure of mercy , the Narasimha of Ahobila,

Who is the royal swan playing in the pond of Lakshmi’s glances,

Who lives on Garudadhri*, Who is the god destroying re birth,

Who is the colour of cow’s milk, camphor and snow.

                 * Another name for Ahobila.


2.Adyantha  shunyam ajam avyayam aprameyam
Aditya  chandra  shikhi  lochanam aadi  devam
Abja  mukhabja  mada  lolupa  matta  bhringam
Vande kripa  nidhim ahobala  narasimham

 

I salute the treasure of mercy , the Narasimha of Ahobila,

Who does not have beginning, death  , birth , change or definition,

Who has sun, moon and fire as eyes, who is primeval,

And who is like the inebriated bee flying round lotus face of Lakshmi.

 

3.Kotira  koti  ghatithojjvala  kanti  kantham
keyura  hara  mani  kundala mandithangam
Cudagra  ranjita  sudhakara  purna  bimbham
Vande kripa  nidhim ahobala  narasimham

 

I salute the treasure of mercy , the Narasimha of Ahobila

Who shines with the luster of well tied thick shiny hair.

Who wears crown, necklaces , ear studs  and shines,

And who is like the attractive face of the full moon.

4.Varaha  vamana  nrusimha  subhagyam eesham
Kreeda  vilola  hrudayam vibhudendra  vandyam
Hamsatmakam paramahamsa  mano  viharam
Vande kripa  nidhim ahobala  narasimham

 

I salute the treasure of mercy , the Narasimha of Ahobila,

Who is fortunate the god who was  Varaha, Vamana and Narasimha,

Who has a heart full of frolic, who is worshipped by kings of devas,

Who incarnated as swan and , lives in the mind of great sages.


5.Mandakini  janana  hetu  pada aravindam
Vrndarakalaya  vinodanam ujjvalangam
Mandaara  pushpa  tulasi  racitanghri  padmam
Vande kripa  nidhim ahobala  narasimham

 

I salute the treasure of mercy , the Narasimha of Ahobila,

Whose feet was the reason for birth of river Ganga,

Who has a shining body making the assembly of Gods happy,

And whose lotus feet is decorated by ocimum and Mandara* flowers.

                  *Celestial coral tree

 


6.Tarunya  krishna  tulasi  dala  dhama  ramyam
Dhatri remabhi ramanam mahaneeya  roopam
Mantradhi  raja  madha,  danava  mana  bhangam
Vande kripa  nidhim ahobala  narasimham

 

I salute the treasure of mercy , the Narasimha of Ahobila,

Who is attractive being decorated by the black Thulasi leaves,

Who has an attractive  great form and the beloved of Goddess Lakshmi and the earth,

Who is worshipped by king of mantras and creates insult to the asuras.