The prayer of Vishnu Panjaram ||13||
1Hari said: -I will now describe the most auspicious mantram of Vishnu called Panjara . Salutation unto thee, O Govinda. Take up thy discus, Sudarsana.
2And protect me in the west, a Vishnu. I have taken refuge with thee. Take up thy club Koumodaki, O lotus-navelled deity, salutation unto thee.
3-4aProtect me in the south, O Vishnu, I have taken refuge with thee. Salutation unto thee, O Purushottama. Taking up thy plugh-share Sunanda, protect me in the east, O vishnu, I have taken refuge with thee.
4b-5aTaking up thy mace Satana, O thou having lotus eyes, protect me in the north, O lord of the universe, I have taken refuge with thee.
5b-6aO Hari, taking up thy sword, leathern fence, and other weapons, protect me, O destroyer of Rashasas. I bow unto thee, I am under thy protection.
6b-7aTaking up thy great conch shell Pancajanya and thy lotus Anudbodha, protect me, O Vishnu, O Boar, in the south-east.
7b-8aTaking up the sun, and moon as well as the sword Candramasu do thou protect me in the south wear, O thou of a celestial form, O man-lion.
8b-9aTaking up Vaijavanti and Srivatsa, the ornament of thy throat do thou protect me in the north-west, O god, O Hayagriva. I bow unto thee.
9b-10aO Janarddana, having ridden Vinata’s son do thou protect me in the sky, O thou unvanquished by the Rakshasa. I bow unto thee, O thou never defeated.
10b-11aHaving ridden Visalaksha do thou protect me in the nether region, O tortoise , salutation unto thee. Salutation unto thee, O great fish.
11b-12aO truth, making thy Bahupanjaram in the hand, and fingers, do thou protect me, O Vishnu) Salutation unto thee, O Purushottama.
12b-13This great Vishnu Panjara was thus described unto Sankara, who again described it unto Katyayani. By this she killed the immortal Asura Maisha.
14The Danava Raktabija and other thorns of the relestials. By reciting it with reverential faith a man always destroys his enemies.