So I May See the Shadows


Jai Sri Narasimha, Bless me
with the Night Vision of the Aghori,
so I may see the shadows of
Your Divine Glory
in the unpredictable blazing fire
of material existence.

Excerpt from “The Narasimha Verses”.

Indra-Ram Das Aghori / Sri Subhagananda Nath

tava kara-kamala vare
nakham adbhuta-shringam
dalita-hiranyakashipu-tanu bhrigam 
keshava dhrita-narahari-rupa
jaya jagadisha hare

O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of half-man, half-lion! All glories to you! Just as one can easily crush a wasp between one’s fingernails, so in the same way the body of the wasplike demon Hiranyakasipu has been ripped apart by the wonderful pointed nails on your beautiful lotus hands.

– Daśāvatāra-stotram from Gita-govinda by Jayadeva Gosvami 

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