EETHO NARASIMHA, PARATHO NARASIMHA
YATHO YATHO YAHIHI, TATHO NARASIMHA
This is one of a real incident happened in the life of His Holiness the 33rd Jeeyar of Ahobila Mutt .
One day , His Holiness Jeeyar was passing through the dense forest from Ahobilam to Mysore accompanied by his disciples, journeying to the next destination .
It was a very tough task traveling those old days .
Enroute , His Holiness Jeeyar decided to halt at a spot near a small rivulet to perform his evening puja to Lord Narasimha .
As he was settling down to offer prayers, there was a commotion.
His disciples rushed to him informing about the bandits who had come to loot the baggage they were carrying which had Lords Jewelry and paraphernalia offered by several kings and devotees .
The unperturbed Jeeyar went boldly to meet the bandit leader of the gang, and told him that they had nothing which belonged to them , and everything they possessed belonged to Lord Narasimha .
He requested him to take it without any inhibitions , after he finished his evening puja . He politely returned and offered prayers .
The dacoit leader followed His holiness and was waiting for his turn to loot the jewelry.
The jeeyar commenced his puja.
He offered “Chakkarai Pongal (Sweet) prepared out of rice and jaggery” to the lord.
A Mangala Haarati to Lord Narasinga thrice and prayed LORD humbly to accept his offerings .
At the end of third round of the mangala Haarathee all the dacoits who were hiding near the bushes came out and suddenly fell at the lotus feet of Jeeyar and asked him to protect them .
They were shivering with fear and pleaded His holiness to save them as large number of lions were attacking them.
The Jeeyar could not see the lions but he realized that his Lord had come to rescue him. He requested the lions to disappear.
The dacoits who had come to rob fell at his lotus feet repeatedly , begging forgiveness and then escorted the jeeyar safely out of the forest till Mysore .
Lets glorify our LORD by singing HIS holy names .
YATHO YATHO YAHIHI,
NARASIMHA DEVAATH PARO NA KASCHIT TASMAAN NARASIMHA SHARANAM PRAPADYE
Adiyen Ramanuja dasan
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