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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.8.34
vidikṣu dikṣūrdhvam adhaḥ samantād
antar bahir bhagavān nārasiḿhaḥ
prahāpayan loka-bhayaḿ svanena
vidikṣu — in all corners; dikṣu — in all directions (east, west, north and south); ūrdhvam — above; adhaḥ — below; samantāt — on all sides; antaḥ — internally; bahiḥ — externally; bhagavān — the Supreme Personality of Godhead; nārasiḿhaḥ — in the form of Nṛsiḿhadeva (half-lion and half-man); prahāpayan — completely destroying; loka-bhayam — fear created by animals, poison, weapons, water, air, fire and so on; svanena — by His roar or the vibration of His name by His devotee Prahlāda Mahārāja; sva-tejasā — by His personal effulgence; grasta — covered; samasta — all other; tejāḥ — influences.
Prahlāda Mahārāja loudly chanted the holy name of Lord Nṛsiḿhadeva. May Lord Nṛsiḿhadeva, roaring for His devotee Prahlāda Mahārāja, protect us from all fear of dangers created by stalwart leaders in all directions through poison, weapons, water, fire, air and so on. May the Lord cover their influence by His own transcendental influence. May Nṛsiḿhadeva protect us in all directions and in all corners, above, below, within and without.
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