spurat.h kR^idhi parisphuTad.h bhR^ikuTike.api vaktre kR^ite.
daye vR^iShagiriishitur.h danuja Dimbha dattastanaa
saroja sadR^ishaa dR^ishaa samuditaakR^itir dR^ishyase..84
This slOkam salutes Sri NrusimhAvathAram and the role played by Dayaa Devi in this avathAram. During this avathAram, Sri Narasimha BhagavAn jumped out of the pillar in HiraNyan’s sabhaa so that His devotees’ statement will not become false. The Lord’s leonine face looked fearsome with the manes / facial hair assembly (VakthrE saDApaDalabheeshaNE); the ear splitting laughter was fearsome and majestic (sarabhasa attahAsaudhbhaDE); the eye brows were moving violently displaying rage (parisphDath bhrUkuDikEsphurath kruthi). The anger was at the apachArams committed by HiraNya Kasipu towards His BhAgavathaa son. Amidst all this display of anger,the soft lotus like glances of DayA Devi was falling on the child BhAgavathan PrahlAdhan and She was nursing him with Her breast milk and looked joyous. AgaDitha GaDanam (Union of polaropposites) was taking place there. The Lord was filled with rage and was ready to tear HiraNyan apart while Dayaa Devi was showing tender compassion towards Bhaktha PrahlAdhan at the same time. DayA Devi assumed the role of the caring Mother to that child in distress. DayA Devi stayed in the two eyes of Her Lord and displayed anger with one eye and tenderness with the other