Sri Mantra Raja Pada Stotram
(This stotram was contributed by a friend.)
Vritthotphulla visaalaaksham vipakshakshayadeeksheetam
Ninaadatrasta vishvaandam Vishnu ugram namaamyaham (2)
He who is having big and round eyes, He who has taken a vow to kill the enemies, He who by His fierce roars is shaking the entire world, to such a ferocious Lord, I offer my salutations.
Sarvairavadhyataam praaptam sabalaugham ditessutam
Nakhaagraih sakaleechakre yastam veeram namaamyaham
He who with His sharp nails tore to pieces the asura, the son of Diti who could not be killed by anyone along with His large armies. To such a valourous person, I offer my salutations.
Paadaavashtabddha paataalam moordhaavishta trivishtapam
Bhuja-pravishtaashta-disam mahaavishnum namaamyaham
I offer my salutations to Maha Vishnu, whose feet touch the nether lands, whose forehead touches the heaven and whose hands spread in all directions.
Jyoteem shyakrendu nakshatra- jvalanaadeenyanukramaat
Jvalanti tejasaa yasya tvam jvalantam namaamyaham
He after whose luster the luminary bodies, the Sun, the Moon, the Stars and Fire are effulgent and are shining, to that resplendent One I offer my salutations.
Sarvendriyairapi vinaa sarvam sarvatra sarvadaa
Yo jaanaati namaamyaadyam tamaham sarvatomukham
He who knows everything, all the time, and at all places, without the help of the senses, to such a primal Person who has faces in all directions, I offer my salutations.
Naravat simha vachhaiva roopam yasya mahaatmanaha
Mahaasatam Mahaadamshtram tam Nrisimham namaamyaham
To that Form of the Lord, which is half man and half lion, complete with the mane, the canine teeth, to such a divine Lord Nrsimha, I offer my salutations
Yannaama-smaranada bheetaa bhootha bhetaala raakshasaah
Rogaadyaascha pranaschhanti bheeshanam tam namaamyaham
By the mere thought of whose name, devils, demons, asuras get frightened, acute diseases get cured, to such a frightening One, I offer my salutations.
Sarvopi yam samaasritya sakalam bhadramasnute
Sriyaa cha bhadrayaa jushto yastam bhadram namaamyaham
I offer my salutations to the Lord, the repository of good things, worshipping whom all the people are able to obtain auspicious things.
Saakshaat svakaale sampraaptam mruthyum satru gananvitham
Bhaktaanaam naasoyed yastu mrityu mrityum namaamyaham
He who is "Death to Death" and He who destroys death and hosts of enemies of the devotees by arriving at the right moment, to Him I offer my salutations.
Namaskaaraatmakam yasmai vidhaayaatma nivedanam
Tyaktaduhkhokhilaan kaamaan asnutam tam namaamyaham
I bow down to the One by offering obeisance to whom in the form of Ones own self, people get rid of all miseries and obtain their desired objects.
Daanabhootassvatah sarve hyaatmaanah paramaatmanah
Atoham api te daasah iti matvaa namaamyaham
All the living beings are, by nature, servants of the Supreme Being, I am prostrating to You, with the awareness that I am also for the same reason, Your servant.
Sankarenaadaraat proktam padaanaam tattvam uttamam
Trisandhyam yah pathet tasya srividyaa yocha vardhate (2)
The meaning of the words had been explained by Lord Siva out of affection. Whosoever reads this hymn with faith, thrice a day (at Sunrise, mid-day and evening) would have a great increase in knowledge, longevity and prosperity.
"Ever engaged in making the mind steadfast in spiritual communion and having all the impurities of the mind effaced thereby, the Yogin easily experiences the intense Bliss of contact with Brahman." - Srimad Bhagavad Gita