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Narasimha is considered one of the most powerful incarnations of Lord Vishnu. There are various mantras dedicated to Lord Narasimha, the Lord in the form of a lion. If revered regularly and with devotion, these mantras bestow the devotee with courage and remove all the fears. The mantra surrounds the devotee with the sanctification of Lord Narasimha.
Today we will know the different most significant Narasimha mantras and their benefits. You will also learn how to chant the Narasimha mantra.
“Om Narasimhaya Vidmahe Vajranakhaya Dhimahi
Tanno Simha Prachodayat”
The devotee says – I am evoking the Lord who has a Man-lion form; the one who has nails so strong like they are made of Vajra. I am here to please the Lion God, so he gets me on the right path and removes my fears.
Gayatri mantras are the mantras that, if chanted regularly, form a protective shield around the chanter. This way, the person becomes courageous, and no evil power or obstructions of this world can harm him.
There are a lot of Gayatri mantras dedicated to different Gods and Goddesses. The continuous chanting of the Narasimha mantra provides blessings of Lord Narasimha and his protective shield, which protects the devotee from any harm.
Ugram Viram Maha Vishnum Jvalantam Sarvato Mukham
Nrisimham Bhishanam Bhadram Mrityur Mrityum Namamy Aham
The devotee says: I adore and bow down to Lord Narasimha, who is fierce and daring and the most powerful form of Lord Vishnu. His entire form dazzles like fire. He has a terrific and auspicious appearance, and he is the death of death.
In many Shastras, the Narasimha mantra is considered the core of every kavacha mantra or the mantras that form a protective shield around the chanter. This mantra works as the armor that works just like armor for a soldier. The mantra works in the welfare of the devotee and saves him from any worldly sorrow. The mantra works as a shield because the sole purpose of the incarnation of Lord Narasimha was to save his devotee Prahalad against his father, Hiranyakasipu.
The incarnation of Lord Narasimha is related to his staunch devotee Prahalad whose father was the demon king Hiranyakasipu. The demon king didn’t want his son to worship Lord Vishnu, and hence he used to torture his son regularly to make him leave the devotion toward Vishnu.
Prahalad, a staunch devotee of the Lord, was very adamant, and he continued worshipping Vishnu despite all the punishments of his father. Finally, the whole scenario got to a saturation point one day, and the demon king Hiranyakasipu asked his son where his God was.
Prahalad smiled and replied that he is everywhere; he resides in every atom. Hearing this, Hiranyakasipu got irritated, and he struck a nearby pillar with his mace and asked Prahalad does your God reside in this pillar. Prahalad nodded in confirmation, and in the exact moment, Lord Vishnu incarnated in the form of Narasimha only to kill the demon by tearing his chest apart.
Prahlad got mesmerized and spellbound upon seeing the majestic form of Lord. The Lord blessed his beloved devotee and returned to his abode. The Lord also put an end to the chaos of the demon king by killing him with his bare hands.
It is said that Hiranyakasipu was blessed with a boon that was like this:
Grant me that I not meet the death from any entity, living or non-living. Grant me, further, that I not be killed by any demigod or demon or by any great snake from the lower planets. Since no one can kill you on the battlefield, you have no competitor. Therefore, grant me the benediction that I too may have no rival. Give me sole lordship over all the living entities and presiding deities, and give me all the glories obtained by that position. Furthermore, give me all the mystic powers attained by long austerities and the practice of yoga, for these cannot be lost at any time.
He also asked that he will not be killed on Earth, in the sky or water; he shall not be killed by any weapon.
That is why God had to appear in the form of a lion who lifted the demon above from the ground, placed him on the thighs, and tore him apart using his claws.
Thus chanting the Narasimha mantra provides the blessings of Lord Narasimha, who makes the devotee fearless as him and gives the power to fight against all the odds of life. It also bestows peace, prosperity, and tranquillity.
The sacred scriptures prescribe fire ceremony, Abishekam (hydration ceremony), Pooja/Archana (Light and Sound ceremony), Yantra and Mantra (special sounds) as the ways to offer your prayer to the divine. Out of these, fire ceremony is the most evolved spiritual technology on earth to connect with the divine beings. Participate in the remedial services to clear your karma and receive the blessings.