(These prayers are from the 47th chapter of the Harivamsa Purana which narrates the story of Lord Ramacandra’s visit to the holy place of Ahobalam to see the Deity of Nrisimha, where Lord Nrisimha appeared and saved His devotee Prahlada.)


ahobalam narasimham gatva ramah pratapavan
namaskutya sri nrisimham astaushit kamala patim
The glorious Rama once visited Ahobala where He saw the Deity of Lord Nrisimha. He offered His obeisances to Lord Kamalapati (husband of the Goddess of Fortune) and prayed as follows.
1. Govinda keshava janardana vasudeva
vishvesha-vishva madhusudana vishvarupa
shri padmanabha purushottama pushkaraksha
narayanachyuta nrisimho namo namaste
O Govinda, Keshava, Janardana, Vasudeva, Vishvesha (the controller of the universe), Vishva, Madhusudana, Vishvarupa, Sri Padmanabha, Purushottama, Pushkaraksha, Narayana, Achyuta. O Lord Narasimha I offer my respectful obeisances unto You again and again.


2. Devah samastah khalu gopi mukhyaha
gandharva vidyadhara kinnarash cha
yat pada-mulam satatam namanti
tam narasimham sharanam gato shmi
I have taken shelter of Lord Nrisimha unto whose lotus feet demigods, prominent yogis, gandharvas, vidyadharas and kinnaras are constantly offering their obeisances.

3. Vedan samastan khalu shastragarbhan
vidyam balam kirtimatim cha lakshmim
yasya prasadat purusha labhante
tam narasimham sharanam gato shmi
I have taken shelter of Lord Nrisimha by whose mercy people receive all the Vedas, the essence of all scriptures, knowledge, strength, reputation and wealth.


4. Brahma shivas tvam purushottamash cha
narayano ‘shau marutam patish cha
chandrarka vayvagni marud-ganash cha
tvam eva tam tvam shatatam nato’shmi
You are Lord Brahma, Lord Shiva 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. Snapne’pi nitya jagatam ashesam
srashta cha hanta vibhura prabheyaha
trata tvam eka strividho vibinnaha
tam tvam nrisimham satatam nato’smi
I offer my obeisances unto Lord Nrisimha 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.

Iti stutva raghushreshthaha
pujayamasa tam harim
pushpa vrishtih papatashu
tasya devasya murdhani
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 Nrisimhadeva.

Raghavena kutam stotram
panchamrita manuktamam
pathanti ye dvijavaraha
tesham svargastu shashvataha
This is the best of prayers, called pancamrita or five nectars compiled by Lord Rama Himself. One who reads this will be liberated eternally.


Rina-mochana Nrisimha Stotra
This is a stotram from the Nrisimha Purana is a prayer to Lord Nrisimha for the release of all kinds of worldly obligations.

1. Devata-karya-siddhyartam
sabha-stambha-samudbhavam
sri nrisimham maha-viram
namami rina-muktaye
Lord Nrisimha is to be worshipped if perfection is desired. Unto the all-powerful Sri Nrisimha, who appeared from the pillar of the assembly hall, I offer my obeisances so that I may become released from mundane obligations.

2. Lakshmyalingita vamangam
bhaktanam vara-dayakam
sri nrisimham maha-viram
namami rina-muktaye
Embraced on His left side by Lakshmidevi, Lord Nrisimha gives benedictions to His devotees. My obeisances to the all-powerful Lord Nrisimha, so that I may be released from all other obligations.

3. Antra-mala-dharam shankha
chakrabjayudha-dharinam
sri nrisimham maha-viram
namami rina-muktaye
Wearing a garland of intestines, He carries the conch, disc, lotus, club and other weapons. Unto Lord Nrisimha, the all-powerful, I offer my obeisances to become free from worldly debts.

4. Samaranat sarva-papa-ghnam
kadruja-visha-nashanam
sri nrisimham maha-viram
namami rina-muktaye
By remembrance of Lord Nrisimha all sins are destroyed and the poisonous effect of the descendants of Kadru (serpents) are nullified. My obeisances unto Him the all-powerful, so that I may become free from all other debts.

5. Simha-nadena mahata
dig-danti bhaya-nashanam
sri nrisimha maha-viram
namami rina-muktaye
By His greatly ferocious roar and His fearful teeth, which encompass all ten directions, He destroys all fear. Unto the all-powerful Lord Nrisimha my obeisances, so that I may become free from worldly obligations.

6. Prahlada-varadam shrisham
daityeshvara-vidaranam
sri nrisimham maha-viram
namami rina-muktaye
Lord Nrisimha is the Lord of Lakshmi and the giver of benedictions to Prahlada Maharaja, yet He ripped apart the king of demons, Hiranyakashipu. May I become free from debts by offering obeisances unto the all-powerful Lord Nrisimha.

7. Krura-grahaih piditanam
bhaktanan abhaya-pradam
sri nrisimham maha-viram
namami rina-muktaye
When His devotees are oppressed by inauspicious planets, Lord Nrisimha gives them fearlessness. I offer my obeisances unto the all-powerful Lord Nrisimha so that I may be released from worldly obligations.

8. Veda-vedanta-yajnesham
brahma-rudradi-vanditam
sri nrisimham maha-viram
namami rina-muktaye
Lord Nrisimha is the master of all the Vedas, Vedanta and the process of sacrifice. He is offered prayers by Lord Brahma, Lord Shiva and the other demigods. I offer my obeisances unto the all-powerful Lord Nrisimha so that I may be freed from all other debts.

9. Ya idam pathate nityam
rina-mochana-samjnitam
anrini jayate sadyo
dhanam shighram avapnuyat
Whoever reads this regularly, consciously desiring freedom from debts, immediately becomes freed from all obligations and very soon attains opulence.

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