Lakshmi Narasimha Karavalamba Stotram: Lyrics, Meaning, Benefits

Lakshmi Narasimha Karavalamba Stotram often called Lakshmi Narasimha stotram is a popular hymn to worship the Lord Narasimha for his mercy and upliftment of devotees.

Starting with Srimat payonidhi nikethana chakrapani, the entire Lakshmi Narasimha Karavalamba stotram lyrics are composed in a great way explaining the divine qualities of the Lord Narasimha and Goddess Lakshmi, and their bestowing nature on the devotees.

The main aspect of Karavalamba stotram is to seek the support of divine hands to overcome the difficult situations.

Several hymns of this Narasimha Karavalambam have a deeper meaning explaining the difficulties faced in Samsara and how a person gets afflicted during his course of journey.

On reciting this stotram, a devotee can understand that most of the lyrics and meaning of this Lakshmi Narasimha Karavalamba stotram focuses mainly on the upliftment of one’s life from the cycle of Samsara.

Lakshmi Narasimha Karavalamba stotram Lord Lakshmi Narasimha

Lakshmi Narasimha Karavalamba Stotram Lyrics with Meaning

Srimat payonidhi nikethana chakrapane
Bhogindra bhoga mani ranjitha punya murthe
Yogisha sasvatha saranya bhavabdhi potha
Lakshmi Nrsimha mama dehi karavalambam (1)

O the Lord, who resides in the great ocean of milk, the one holding a discus in your hands (Chakrapani)
The one whose auspicious form is looking resplendent with the rays reflecting from the gems present on the hoods of serpent Adi sesha
O the Lord of Yogas, the eternal one, from whom we can seek refuge, who can act like a boat helping to cross the ocean of samsara
I bow to you Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, please give me the support of your divine hands.

Brahmendra Rudra Marudraka kireeta koti
Sanghattitanghri kamalaamala kaanti kantha
Lakshmi lasat kucha saroruha rajahamsa
Lakshmi Nrsimha mama dehi karavalambam (2)

The Lord before whom millions of crowns of Gods like Brahma, Indra, Rudra, Marutas, Arka (Sun God)
Get together to prostrate before the glorious lotus like feet to obtain its splendor
Who is the royal swan playing at the lotus lake like bosom of Goddess Lakshmi
I bow to you Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, please give me the support of your divine hands.

Samsara ghora gahane charatho Murare
Maarogra bheekara mruga pravarardhi tasya
Aarthasya matsara nidaghusu dhuhki tasya
Lakshmi Nrsimha mama dehi karavalambam (3)

I am frightened wandering in the huge forest of Samsara, O the slayer of demon Mura (So called Murari)
I am suffering from the several ferocious and fierce animals in this path of samsara, where they offer desires that terrifies me
Suffering from the intense heat and envy caused due to these desires
I bow to you Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, please give me the support of your divine hands.

Samsara kupa matighora magadhamulam
Samprapya dhukkha sata-sarpa samakulasya
Deenasya deva krupaya padamagatasya
Lakshmi Nrsimha mama dehi karavalambam (4)

Being in the well of samsara, which is highly fearsome due to its immeasurable depths
I was in the place of sorrow within the path of samsara that is filled with hundreds of serpents that lead to deep sorrow
O Lord, to this miserable creature, who is afflicted with all these sorrows and reached the state of wretchedness, (Please protect me)
I bow to you Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, please give me the support of your divine hands.

Samsara sagara vishala karala kala
Nakra-graha grasana nigraha vigrahasya
Vyagrasya raga rasanormi ni peeditasya
Lakshmi Nrsimha mama dehi karavalambam (5)

O Lord, I was sunk in this huge ocean of samsara where I have been caught by the terrible time
Which is like being caught by a crocodile and my life is subdued by its catch and by planets
Where I am even affected by the waves of sensory temptations and entanglement
I bow to you Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, please give me the support of your divine hands.

Samsara vruksha maghu bheeja manatha karma
Sakha shatam karana patra mananga pushpam
Aaruhya dhukha phalitham patatho Dayalo
Lakshmi Nrsimha mama dehi karavalambam (6)

I was on the tree of Samsara, which grew from my sins that acted as the seeds, karma acting as branches
Where my uncontrollable senses (Indriyas) were the leaves and flowers formed from my desires caused by Kamadeva (Ananga)
for which the fruits are misery, I was suffering on that tree and now falling down, O the compassionate one
I bow to you Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, please give me the support of your divine hands.

Samsara sarpa ghana vakthra bhyogra theevra
Damstagra karala visha dagdha vinashta murthe
Naagari vahana sudhabdhi nivasa Shoure
Lakshmi Nrsimha mama dehi karavalambam (7)

Lord, I was bitten by the poisonous mouth of the dreadful serpent of Samsa
I am getting burnt and destroyed by the terrible poison of its great fangs
O the one having the enemy of serpents (Naagari, Garuda) as your vahana, the one who resides in the ocean of nectar, O Shouri
I bow to you Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, please give me the support of your divine hands.

Samsara dava dahana-athura bheekaroru
Jwala vali birathi dagdha tanuruhasya
Twat paada-padma sarasee sharanagatasya
Lakshmi Nrsimha mama dehi karavalambam (8)

(Lord Lakshmi Narasimha) I am frighted by the burning fierce fire of Samsara
The raging fires are burning all the parts of my body
I seek the refuge of the lake of lotus like feet of yours (for healing) O Lord
I bow to you Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, please give me the support of your divine hands.

Samsara jala pathitasya jagan nivasa
Sarvendriyartha badisartha jashopamasya
Protkhandita prachura thaluka mastakasya
Lakshmi Nrsimha mama dehi karavalambam (9)

Being fallen in the net or hook of Samsara and living in that world
All my indriyas have been affected just like the hooked fish
(And the position is just like hooked fish) where the hook is tearing my head apart from my body
I bow to you Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, please give me the support of your divine hands.

Samsara bhikara karindra karabhigatha
Nishpistha marma vapushtaha sakalaarthi-nasha
Prana prayaana bhavabheethi samakulasya
Lakshmi Nrsimha mama dehi karavalambam (10)

I was in the samsara, which is like getting struck by the tusk of a ferocious elephant
Which has crushed my vital parts of the body, O the destroyer of all the distresses
I was with great fear about this journey of this life in the cycle of samsara
I bow to you Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, please give me the support of your divine hands.

Andhasya mey hrutha viveka maha dhanasya
Choraihi prabho balibhir indriya nama-dheyaihi
Mohaandha kupa kuhare vinipaati tasya
Lakshmi Nrsimha mama dehi karavalambam (11)

O Lord, I was blind due to the blockage of my viveka (Intellect to discriminate between good and bad), and the great wealth I have
Is taken away by the thief with the name of Indriyas (senses), all together they
pushed me into the dark well filled up with desires and delusion
I bow to you Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, please give me the support of your divine hands.

Bhaddhva galae yamabhata bahu tarjayantaha
Karshanthi yatra bhavapasa-satair-yutam maam
Ekakinam paravasam chakitam Dayalo
Lakshmi Nrsimha mama dehi karavalambam (12)

When the servants of Yama catch me and drag me and
When I was tied with hundreds of nooses around my neck
Being single in such a situation with full of fear under others, O merciful one
I bow to you Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, please give me the support of your divine hands.

Lakshmi-pathe Kamalanabha Suresha Vishno
Vaikunta Krishna Madhusudhana Pushkaraksha
Brahmanya Kesava Janardhana Vasudeva
Lakshmi Nrsimha mama dehi karavalambam (13)

O the Lord of Lakshmi, who has lotus in his navel (Kamalnabha), the Lord Vishnu
The Lord of Vaikunta, who is Krishna, the slayer of demon Madhu (Madhusudhana), The one whose eyes are like lotuses
Who is the ultimate self, the Lord who killed the demon Kesi (Kesava), the protector of all the beings or the refuge to all the people (Janardhana), O Vasudeva
I bow to you Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, please give me the support of your divine hands.

Ekena chakramaparena karena shankha
Manthena sindhu-tanayaam avalambhya tishthan
Vaame karena varadhaabhaya padma chihnam
Lakshmi Nrsimha mama dehi karavalambam (14)

The one who holds the chakra (Sudarshana chakra) and conch (Shanka, Panchajanya) with his upper hands
One hand present embracing the daughter of the ocean (Goddess Lakshmi, present on the lap) and
The lower left hands showing the symbols of bestowing nature (Varada mudra) and the other with symbol of protection (Abhaya mudra)
I bow to you Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, please give me the support of your divine hands.

Samsara sagara nimarjana muhyamanam
Deenam vilokaya vibho karunanidhe mam
Prahlada khleda parihara paravatara
Lakshmi Nrsimha mama dehi karavalambam (15)

O Lord, I was getting drowned in this ocean of Samsara
Please show your mercy on this pitiable one, o the Lord of all, the compassionate one
The one who incarnated to remove the difficulties of Prahlada
I bow to you Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, please give me the support of your divine hands.

Prahlada Narada Parasara Pundarika
Vyasadi bhagavata pungava hrunnivasa
Bhakthanu raktha paripalana parijatha
Lakshmi Nrsimha mama dehi karavalambam (16)

The one who recites in the hearts of the holy sages like
Prahlada, Narada, Parasara, Pundarika and Vyasa
The one who is like the Parijatha flower (indicating wish fulfilling nature) to his devotees, who offers his protection and who is always interested and inseparable from his devotees
I bow to you Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, please give me the support of your divine hands.

Lakshmi Nrusimha charanaabja madhuvratena
Stotram krutham subhakaram bhuvi Sankarena
Ye tatpathanthi manuja Hari bhakthi yukthaha
Te yanthi tatpada saroja makhanda rupam (17)

This stotram composed by the Shankara (Guru Adi Shankara),
who is the bee that’s drinking the nectar of the lotus like feet of the Lord Lakshmi Narasimha
those humans who recite this stotram with devotion to Lord Hari
they can attain the Lotus feet of the divine form of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha.

Significance of this Stotram

This stotram is composed by Guru Adi Shankaracharya. It is believed that this Narasimha karavalamba stotram is sung by Adi shankara himself, during his difficult situations. That is during the time when Shankara reentered his own body from that of king during the times of debate with Ubhaya Bharathi, the wife of philosopher Mandana Misra.

Lakshmi Narasimha Karavalamba Stotram Benefits

The main benefit that one obtains by reciting this Lakshmi Narasimha Karavalamba stotram is to get the extended support of the divine hands of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha. It is one of the great hymns to recite during the difficult situations of life, such that to get all those obstacles removed by the mercy of God.

Also, the last stanza of this stotram explains that by reciting this divine hymn with utmost devotion, one can attain the lotus feet of the Lord Lakshmi Narasimha as they can get liberated from the cycle of samsara.

Note: The one written here is a 17 stanza version of the stotram, however in some areas the number of stanzas can vary in between 13 stanza, 17stanza, and 25 stanza versions. But the essence of all is the same.

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