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Sep 12, 2010

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Pancharatna Stotram by Adi Sankara (with meaning,mp3,pdf)

Tvatprabhu jeevapriyam ichhasichennarahari poojaam kuru satatam
Pratibimbaalamkriti dhrutikusalo bimbaalamkriti maatanute
Chetobhringa bhrhamasi vrithaa bhavamarubhoomau virasaayaam
Bhaja bhaja Lakshmi Narasimhaanagha pada sarasija makarandam

O! the carpenter bee called the mind! Why do you wastefully move about in the desert called the essenceless "Samsara"? Please taste, with happiness, the honey which is in the lotus feet of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha. The skilful person who decorates and watches the reflection (jiva) would first decorate the main figure (Isvara), is it not? Similarly, if you desire the love of the ‘jiva’, first do not let go of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha. Please worship Him.



Shuktau rajata pratibhaa jaataa katakaadyartha samarthaachet
Duhkhamayee te samsrutireshaa nirvritidaane nipunaa syaat
Cheto bhringa bhramasi vrithaa bhavamarubhoomau virasaayaam
Bhaja bhaja Lakshmi Narasimhaanagha padasarasija Makarandam

If the silver seen in a shell is capable of becoming bracelet etc., then it is possible to derive happiness from this Samsara which is full of sorrow. But such a thing does not happen. Hence, O bee called the mind, why move about wastefully in the desert land called ‘Samsara’? You please partake with reverence the honey in the lotus which is the feet of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha.



Aakritisaamyaachhalmalikusume sthalanalinatvabhramam akaroh
Gandharasaaviha kimu vidyete viphalam shraamyasi bhoomau virasaayaam
Cheto bhringa bhramasi vrithaa bhavamarubhoomau virasaayam
Bhaja bhaja Lakshmi Narasimhaanagha padasarasija makarandam

Because of the similarity of shape, the flower of the silk cotton tree is mistaken as the ground lotus flower. In the essenceless flower of the silk cotton tree is there fragrance or honey? You are under a delusion. Hence, O! carpenter bee called the mind, why do you wander in the essenceless wasted desert land? You please partake with reverence the honey in the lotus feet of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha.



Srakchandana vanitaadeen vishayaan sukhadaan matvaa tatra viharase
Gandhaphalee sadrisaa nanu temee bhogaanantara duhkha kritah syuh
Cheto bhringa!bhramasi vrithaa bhavamarubhoomau virasaayaam
Bhaja! Bhaja! Lakshmi Narasimhaanagha padasarasija makarandam

You are thinking that pleasurable items like garlands, sandal paste and women will give you happiness and are enjoying them. But, like the Champaka flower, they will only cause unhappiness after enjoying them. Hence, O! carpenter bee called the mind, why need you wander in the essenceless wasted desert land called the ‘Samsara’? Please reverentially partake the honey in the lotus feet of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha.



Tava hitam ekam vachanam vakshye shrunu! Sukhakaamoyadi satatam
Svapne dhrishtam sakalam hi mrishaa jaagrata cha smara tadvaditi
Cheto bhringa!bhramasi vrithaa bhava marubhoomau virasaayaam
Bhaja! Bhaja! Lakshmi Narasimhaanagha padasarasija makarandam

If you really desire happiness, I will give you some good advice. Please listen. Just as whatever we see in the ‘dream’ state is not real, please remember that whatever you see in the state of wakefulness is also not real. Hence, O! carpenter bee called the mind, why do you wastefully wander in the essenceless wasted desert land called the ‘Samsara’? You please partake with reverence the honey in the lotus feet of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha.

Link to PDF
http://www.prapatti.com/slokas/tamil/lakshminrusimhapancharatnam.pdf

Link to MP3
http://www.prapatti.com/slokas/mp3/lakshminrusimhapancharatnam.mp3

2 comments:

  1. Is the a phala stuti for this stotram?

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    1. Hello,

      No. I think it is more of an advice for us to take shelter in the lotus feet of lord Lakshmi Narasimha.

      Jai Narasimha. Jai Narasimha. Jai Narasimha.

      Regards
      NarasimhaBakthai.

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