The effect of the constant remembrance of Lord Janardan

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dantā gajānāṁ kuliśāgra-niṣṭhurāḥ śīrṇā yad ete na balaṁ mamaitat
mahā-vipat-tāpa-vināśano ’yaṁ janārdanānusmaraṇānubhāvaḥ

From the Viṣṇu Purāṇa (1.17.44)

[After Hiranyakashipu unsuccessfully tried to kill Prahlad by mowing him down with sharp-tusked elephants, Prahlad said to him:] “The tusks of these elephants were as sharp as Indra’s vajra, but they are now all broken and torn apart. This is not at all due to my strength. In actuality, all this is the effect of the constant remembrance of Lord Janardan. Such remembrance destroys the greatest calamities and distresses.”

 

— Translated by Hari Parshad Das from Śrī-viṣṇu-purāṇam with the Viṣṇu-cittīyā commentary by Sri Vishnuchitta. Printed at Liberty Press, Madras (Chennai). 1972 A.D.

 

 

 

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