Dasavatara Stotram [2]

Dasavathara Stotram
Translated by P. R. Ramachander

[This prayer is addressed to the ten incarnations of Vishnu. The audio and text in Devanagari of this prayer is available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzBNIEjtkok. In this stotra Lord Buddha is considered as Avathara (incarnation) instead of Lord Balarama.]

1. Namasmana danyopayam pasyamo bhava tharane,
Rama Hare, Krishna Hare, thava nama Vadami sada nruhare.

Do you see any method to cross the ocean of birth other than remembering God's names,
Oh Rama, Oh Hari, Oh Krishna, Oh Hari, Oh Narasimha, I would chant your names always.

2. Vedodhara vichara mathe, somaka danava samharane,
Meenakara sareera namo, Hari bhaktham they paripalaya maam.

He always wanted to save Vedas and killed the asura called Somaka,
My salutations to him who had a body of fish ,
And I request him to look after me who am a devotee of Vishnu.

3. Mandhana chala dharana hetho, devasura paripalana bho,
Koormakara sareera namo, Hari bhaktham they paripalaya maam.

He happened to lift the mountain that was used to churn and looked after asuras and devas,
My salutations to him who had the body of a tortoise,
And I request him to look after me who am a devotee of Vishnu.

4. Bhoochoraka hara punyadha murthe, krododruth bhoothesa hare,
Krodakara sareera namo, Hari bhaktham they paripalaya maam.

He was the blessed one who killed the thief who stole the earth,
He was Hari who took the form of hog to protect all beings,
My salutations to him who had the body of the hog,
And I request him to look after me who am a devotee of Vishnu.

5. Hemakasipu dharana hetho,Prahaladhasura palana bho,
Narasimhachyutha roopa namo, Hari bhaktham they paripalaya maam.

For the sake of Hiranya kasipu he took that form,
For protecting the asura called Prahladha,
My salutations to the man lion form of Achyutha,
And I request him to look after me who am a devotee of Vishnu.

6. Bali makha bandhana vithatha mathe, pada dwaya krutha loka krutha,
Patu vatu vesha manogna namo, Hari bhaktham they paripalaya maam.

He wanted in his mind to stop the sacrifice done by Maha bali,
And measured all the words by his two steps,
My salutations to the skilful, mind stealing young lad,
And I request him to look after me who am a devotee of Vishnu.

7. Kshithi pathi vamsa sambhava moorthe, Kshithi pathi rakshaa kshatha murthe,
Bhrugu pathi rama varenya namo, Hari bhaktham, they paripalaya maam.

He took birth for the sake of the clans of kings,
He caused damage and also saved the kings of earth,
Salutations to Rama who was the chief of Bhrugu clan,
And I request him to look after me who am a devotee of Vishnu.

8. Sitha vallabha dasaradhe, dararatha nandana loka guro,
Ravana mardhana rama namo, Hari bhaktham they paripalaya maam.

He was the husband of Sita and son of Dasaratha,
He was the universal teacher who was the son of Dasaratha,
Salutations to Rama who killed Ravana,
And I request him to look after me who am a devotee of Vishnu.

9. Krishnananda krupa jaladhe, kamsare kamalesa hare,
Kaliya mardhana Krishna namo, Hari bhaktham they paripalaya maam.

He was Krishna the joy who was a ocean of mercy,
He was the Lord of Lakshmi and killer of Kamsa,
Salutations to Krishna who conquered the pride of Kaliya,
And I request him to look after me who am a devotee of Vishnu.

10. Tripura sathi manavee harana, Tripura vijaya margana roopaa,
Shudha gnana vibudha namo, Hari bhaktham they paripalaya maam,.

He left the town and his virtuous wife for the sake of killing the sorrow of humans,
He won over the cities by his form of search,
My salutations the greatly wise one who has pure wisdom,
And I request him to look after me who am a devotee of Vishnu.

11. Dushta vimardhana sishta hare, kali thuragothama vahana hare,
Kalkin kara karavana namo, Hari bhaktham they paripalaya maam.

He is Lord Vishnu born to punish bad ones,
He rides on the horse and comes in the age of Kali,
My salutations to Kalki holding a sword in his hand,
And I request him to look after me who am a devotee of Vishnu.

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