108 Names of Lord Nrsimhadev and Narasimha Palli

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Lord Narasimhadeva at Nrsimhapalli in Navadvipa is an ancient self-manifested Deity of Lord Narasimha. At this place, Lord Narasimha washed His Divine transcendental body and rested while many demigods came and offered prayers and stayed with the Lord while He was resting there. It is described that they even built residences. It is also described that in the future, a great king will build a temple there for Lord Narasimha.

The 108 Names of Lord Narasimhadeva are chanted in two different ways. One is with om first and namah at the end and the particular name of Lord Narasimha in the middle. Or, it is just chanted with the 108 Holy Names of Lord Narasimha.

108 Holy Names of Lord Narasimha
1. Om narasimhaya namah – Obeisances unto the half-man half-lion Lord
2. Om mahasimhaya namah – Obeisances to the great lion
3. Om diyva-simhaya namah – Obeisances to the Divine lion
4. Om mahabalaya namah – Obeisances to the greatly powerful
5. Om ugra-simhaya namah – Obeisances to the terrifying lion
6. Om mahadevaya namah – Obeisances to the Lord of lords
7. Om stambha-ja-aya namah – Obeisances to One who appeared from the pillar
8. Om ugra-locanaya namah – Obeisances to one who possesses terrifying eyes
9. Om raudraya namah – Obeisances to the angry one
10. Om sarvadbhutaya namah – Obeisances to one who is wonderful in everyway
11. Om srimanaya namah – Obeisances to the most beautiful
12. Om yoganandaya namah – Obeisances to the source of yogic bliss
13. Om trivikramaya namah – Obeisances to Lord Vamana (Who took three great steps)
14. Om harine namah – Obeisances to Sri Hari Who takes our troubles away
15. Om kolahalaya namah – Obeisances to the roaring (Varahadeva – Varaha-nrisimha)
16. Om cakrine namah – Obeisances to Him Who carries the disk
17. Om vijayaya namah – Obeisances to Him Who is always victorious
18. Om jaya-vardhanaya namah – Obeisances unto Him Who has ever increasing glories
19. Om panchananaya namah – Obeisances unto Him Who is five-headed
20. Om param-brahma-aya namah – Obeisances unto Supreme Absolute Truth
21. Om aghoraya namah – Obeisances to Him Who for His devotees is not horrible
22. Om ghora-vikramaya namah – Obeisances to him Who has terrifying activities
23. Om jvalan-mukhaya namah – Obeisances to One Who has an effulgent face
24. Om jvala-maline namah – Obeisances to Him with effulgent garland of flames
25. Om mahajvalaya namah – Obeisances to He Who is most effulgent
26. Om maha-prabhuhaya namah – Obeisances to the Supreme Master
27. Om niti-laksaya namah – Obeisances to Him Who possesses all good (moral) qualities
28. Om sahasraksaya namah – Obeisances to the thousand-eyed One
29. Om durniriksyaya namah – Obeisances to Him Who is difficult to see (bzw. difficult to look at)
30. Om pratapanaya namah – Obeisances to Him Who oppresses His enemies with great heat
31. Om mahadamstraya namah – Obeisances to Him Who possesses huge teeth
32. Om yudha-prajnaya namah – Obeisances to the Supremely intelligent in battle (ready to fight)
33. Om canda-kopine namah – Obeisances to Him Who is likened to an angry moon
34. Om sada-sivaya namah – Obeisances to the All auspicious Lord
35. Om hiranyakasipu-dhvamsine namah – Obeisance to Him Who destroys Hiranyakasipu
36. Om daitya-danava-bhanjanaya namah – Obeisances to He Who destroys the masses of the race of demons and giants
37. Om guna-bhadraya namah – Obeisances unto Narasimha Who is full of wonderful qualities
38. Om mahabhadraya namah – Obeisances to Him Who is very auspicious
39. Om bala-bhadraya namah – Obeisances to Him Who is auspiciously powerful
40. Om subhadrakaya namah – Obeisances to the extremely auspicious One
41. Om karalaya namah – Obeisances to He Who possesses a wide open mouth
42. Om vikaralaya namah – Obeisances to Him with very wide open mouth
43. Om vikartaya namah – Obeisances to the Lord Who performs wonderful activities
44. Om sarva-kartrikaya namah – Obeisances to the Lord performs ALL activities
45. Om sisumaraya namah – Obeisances to Him Who also appears as Matsya
46. Om trilokatmaya namah – Obeisances to the Soul of the three worlds
47. Om isaya namah – Obeisances to the Lord known as the controller
48. Om sarvesvaraya namah – Obeisances to THAT supreme controller
49. Om vibhuaya namah – Obeisances to Narasimha Who is the BEST
50. Om bhaivaradambaraya namah – Obeisances to Him Who causes terror by roaring in the sky
51. Om divyaya namah – Obeisances to That Divine Person Narasimha
52. Om acyutaya namah – Obeisances to our infallible Lord Nara-simha
53. Om kavine namah – Obeisances to the Supreme intelligent (poet)
54. Om madhavaya namah – Obeisances to the husband of Srimati Laksmi devi
55. Om adhoksajaya namah – Obeisances to Him Who is beyond understanding (or beyond explaining)
56. Om aksaraya namah – Obeisances to the infallible One
57. Om sarvaya namah – Obeisances to He Who is the origin of everything
58. Om vanamaline namah – Obeisances to Him Who wears garland of forest flowers (or adorned by His loving devotees)
59. Om varapradaya namah – Obeisances to the Merciful Lord Who grants boons to the deserving like Prahlada
60. Om visvambaraya namah – Obeisances to Narasimha Who maintains the universe
61. Om adbhutaya namah – Obeisances to Him Who is WONDERFUL
62. Om bhavyaya namah – Obeisances to He Who determines the future (Who IS the future for His devotees)
63. Om sri-visnave namah – Obeisances to That Narasimha Who is the all pervading Lord Vishnu
64. Om purusottamaya namah – Obeisances to Narasimha Who is the Supreme Enjoyer
65. Om anaghastra namah – Obeisances to Him Who can never be wounded by weapons
66. Om nakhastraya namah – Obeisances to Him Who has sharp nails for weapons
67. Om surya-jyotine namah – Obeisances to Narasimha the source of Suns rays
68. Om suresvaraya namah – Obeisances to Narasimhadev, Lord of devatas
69. Om sahasra-bahu-aya namah – Obeisances to Nara-hari the thousand-armed Lord
70. Om sarva-jnaya namah – Obeisances to Him Who is the all-knowing
71. Om sarva-siddhi-pradayakaya namah – Obeisances to Him Who awards all perfections to the sadhakas (devotees)
72. Om vajra-damstraya namah – Obeisances to Narasimha Who has teeth like lightning bolts
73. Om vajra-nakhaya namah – Obeisances to Narasimha Who possesses nails like piercing lightning bolts
74. Om mahanandaya namah – Obeisances to the source of supreme bliss – Atmananda – Narasimha
75. Om param-tapaya namah – Obeisances to the source of All austerities, spiritual energy (and taptah – heat)
76. Om sarva-mantraika-rupa namah – Obeisances to that Divine Personality Who although one, he appears as the many mantrika formulas
77. Om sarva-yantra-vidaramaya namah – Obeisances to Him Who destroys all machines (demoniac plans/arrangements/vehicles for demoniac works)
78. Om sarva-tantratmakaya namah – Obeisances to Narasimha the essence of, and proprioter of all tantras (ritual rites – pujas)
79. Om avyaktaya namah – Obeisances to the Lord Who appears unmanifest
80. Om suvyaktaya namah – Obeisances unto Nara-simha Who for His devotees becomes wonderfully manifest from the pillar (or when needed)
81. Om bhakta-vatsala namah – Obeisances to the Lord Who always has the well-being of His devotee at heart
82. Om vaisakha-sukla-bhototthaya namah – Obeisances to That Narasimhadeva Who appeared during waxing moon of the month of Visakha (April-May)
83. Om saranagata-vatsalaya namah – Obeisances to The Lord Who is kind to those surrendered to Him (like the mother lioness who is kind to her cubs)
84. Om udara-kirtine namah – Obeisances to Nara-simha Who is universally famous
85. Om punyatmaya namah – Obeisances to Him Who is the essence of piety
86. Om mahatmaya namah – Obeisances to That great personality, Nara-simha
87. Om candra-vikramaya namah – Obeisances to Him Who is the performer of moonlike or great deeds, or who performs deeds that eclipse All others
88. Om vedatrayaya namah – Obeisances to the Lord of the three original Vedas (Rg, Yajur, Sama)
89. Om prapujyaya namah – Obeisances to Narasimha Who is supremely worshipable
90. Om bhagavanaya namah – Obeisances to Narasimha the Supreme Personality of Godhead
91. Om paramesvaraya namah – Obeisances to He Who is the Supreme Controller (Nara-simha-deva)
92. Om srivatsamkaya namah – Obeisances to the Lord Who is just like Krishna, being marked with symbol of Laksmi
93. Om jagat-vyapine namah – Obeisances to Narasimha Who pervades the entire universe
94. Om jagan-mayaya namah – Obeisances to the Supreme Mystic Who makes the material world seem real
95. Om jagat-palaya namah – Obeisances to the protector of the universe (Nara-simha)
96. Om jagannathaya namah – Obeisances to the Lord of Universe
97. Om mahakhagaya namah – Obeisances to Him Who moves in the air or with the movement of the air (is everywhere)
98. Om dvi-rupa-bhrtaya namah – Obeisances to Him Who has double form (man-lion)
99. Om paramatmaya namah – Obeisances to Him Who is the Supersoul of All beings
100. Om param-jyotine namah – Obeisances to Him (Nara-simha) Whose effulgence is the source of Brahman
101. Om nirgunaya namah – Obeisances to Narasimha Who possesses transcendental qualities (not those of the material nature)
102. Om nrkesarine namah – Obeisances unto Him man-lion (or having a lion’s mane while appearing part human)
103. Om para-tattvaya namah – Obeisances to the Supreme Absolute Truth (One Who is of the Supreme nature)
104. Om param-dhamaya namah – Obeisances to He Who comes from the Supreme Abode
105. Om sac-cid-ananda-vigrahaya namah – Obeisances to Narasimha Whose Form is made of eternal knowledge and bliss
106. Om laksmi-nrsimhaya namah – Obeisances unto the Man-Lion Form together with the Supreme Goddess of Fortune Srimati Laksmi-devi
107. Om sarvatmaya namah – Obeisances unto the universal, primeval soul (the Supreme Personality of Godhead – Narasimhadeva)
108. Om dhiraya namah – Obeisances unto Narasimha who is always sober (being never bewildered)

Om prahlada-palakaya namah – Obeisances unto Narasimha Who is the protector of Prahlada Maharaja, and those of that nature – surrendered unto Him.

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura met the Lord at Narasimha Palli and offered these nice prayers:

Five Prayers to Lord Narasimha
by Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura has written five beautiful prayers in “Sri Navadvipa Bhava Taranga” for receiving the mercy of Lord Narasimha. These prayers are certainly assurance to all sincere devotees that the worship of Lord Narasimha is purely in the line of aspiring love and devotion to Sri Sri Radha and Krsna. Those prayers are as follows.

e dusta hrdaye kama adi ripu chaya
kutinati pratisthasa sathya sada raya
hrdaya-sodhana ara krsnera vasana
nrsimha-carane mora ei to’ kamana
Within my sinful heart the six enemies headed by lust perpetually reside, as well as duplicity, the desire for fame, plus sheer cunning. At the lotus feet of Lord Narasimha, I hope that He will mercifully purify my heart and give me the desire to serve Lord Krsna.
kandiya nrsimha-pade magibo kakhana
nirapade navadvipe jugala-bhajana
bhaya bhaya paya yan’ra darsane se hari
prasanna hoibo kabe more daya kari
Weeping, I will beg at the lotus-feet of Lord Narasimha for the benediction of worshipping Radha and Krsna in Navadvipa, perfectly safe and free from all difficulties. When will this Lord Hari, Whose terrible form strikes fear into fear itself, ever become pleased and show me His mercy?
yadyapi bhisana murti dusta-jiva-prati
prahladadi krsna-bhakta-jane bhadra ati
kabe va prasanna ho’ye sa krpa-vacane
nirbhaya karibe ei mudha akincane
Even though Lord Narasimha is terrifying toward the sinful souls, He offers great auspiciousness unto the devotees of Lord Krsna headed by Prahlada Maharaja. When will He be pleased to speak words of compassion unto me, a worthless fool, and thereby make me fearless?
svacchande baiso he vatsa sri-gauranga-dhame
jugala-bhajana hau rati hau name
mama bhakta-krpa-bale vighna jabe dura
suddha cite bhajo radha-krsna-rasa-pura
He will say, “Dear child! Sit sown freely and live happily here in Sri Gauranga-dhama. May you nicely worship the Divine Couple, and may you develop loving attachment for Their Holy Names. By the mercy of My devotees, all obstacles are cast far away. With a purified heart, just perform the worship of Radha and Krsna, for such worship overflows with sweet nectar.”
ei boli’ kabe mora mastaka-upara
sviya sri-carana harse dharibe isvara
amani jugala-preme sattvika vikare
dharaya lutibo ami sri-nrsimha-dvare
Saying this, will that Lord delightedly place His own divine lotus-feet upon my head? I will experience sublime love for the Divine Couple Radha-Krsna and undergo the ecstatic transformations called sattvika. Falling on the ground, I will roll about at the door of Sri Narasimha’s temple.
(Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, – “Sri Navadvipa Bhava Taranga”, 36-40)

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