Ahovalam Narasimham Gatva

Ahovalam Narasimham Gatva

Krsna Dvaipayana Vyasa has written this song “Ahovalam Narasimham Gatvaā€¯. The official name of this song is Nrsimha Pancamrta; Chapter 47. This song is taken from the book Harivamsa Purana. This song is a prayer compiled by Lord Rama himself, where he praises Lord Narsimha.
 
(introductory verse)
ahovalam narasimham gatva ramah pratapavan
namaskutya sri nrsimham astausit kamala patim
 
(1)
govinda kesava janardana vasudeva
visvesa-visva madhusudana visvarupa
sri padmanabha purusottama puskaraksa
narayanacyuta nrsimho namo namaste
 
(2)
devah samastah khalu gopi mukhyah
gandharva vidyadhara kinnaras ca
yat pada-mulam satatam namanti
tam narasimham saranam gato' smi
 
(3)
vedan samastan khalu sastragarbhan
vidyam balam kirtimatim ca laksmim
yasya prasadat purusa labhante
tam narasimham saranam gato 'smi
 
(4)
brahma sivas tvam purusottamas ca
narayano'sau marutam patis ca
candrarka vayvagni marud-ganas ca
tvam eva tam tvam satatam nato 'smi
 
(5)
snapne 'pi nitya jagatam asesam
srasta ca hanta vibhura prabheyah
trata tvam eka strividho vibinnah
tam tvam nrsimham satatam nato 'smi
 
(concluding verses)
iti stutva raghusresthah
pujayamasa tam harim
puspa vrstih papatasu
tasya devasya murdhani
 
raghavena kutam stotram
pancamrta manuktamam
pathanti ye dvijavarah
tesam svargastu sasvatah
 
 
(Introductory Verse)
The glorious Rama once visited Ahobala, where He saw the deity of Lord Nrsimha. He offered His obeisances to Lord Kamalapati (husband of the goddess of fortune) and prayed as follows.
 
(1) O Govinda, Kesava, Janardana, Vasudeva, Visvesa (the controller of the universe), Visva, Madhusudana, Visvarupa, Sri Padmanabha, Purusottama, Puskaraksa, Narayana, Acyuta. O LordNrsimha I offer my respectful obeisances unto You again and again.
 
(2) I have taken shelter of Lord Nrsimha unto whose lotus feet demigods, prominent yogis, gandharvas, vidyadharas and kinnaras, are constantly offering their obeisances.
 
(3) I have taken shelter of Lord Nrsimha by whose mercy people receive all the Vedas, the essence of all scriptures, knowledge, strength, reputation and wealth.
 
(4) You are Lord Brahma, Lord Siva and the best person Lord Narayana. You are the master of the Marutas and You are the sun, the moon, air and the fire as well as the Marut -ganas. I offer my obeisances unto You.
 
(5) I offer my obeisances unto Lord Nrsimha who is the creator, the maintainer and the destroyer of the entire universe. Although You perform all of these three acts simultaneously You are completely beyond these activities. You are the all pervading, unlimited supreme spirit.
 
(Concluding Verses)
Praying this way the best of the Raghus, Lord Ramacandra worshipped Lord Hari. At that time the demigods showered a rain of flowers on the head of Lord Nrsimhadeva.
 
This is the best of prayers, called pancamrta or five nectars compiled by Lord Rama Himself. One who reads this will be liberated eternally.