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  1. I praise God in the form of the Man-lion who was terrible (to behold), who manifested his form from out of a pillar in the royal court, who was praised by gods like Brahma, who were bent low before him, who is the lord (husband) of the Goddess Lakshmi (of wealth and prosperity), and who brought about the destruction of demons.
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  3. I bow to the Lord in His form of Vaman (the Dwarf), who had a beautiful appearance, who conquered the three worlds from Bali, the king of demons, outwitting him by begging from him just as small a bit of ground as could be covered by three footsteps, and who purified the whole universe by the streams of water (of the river Ganges) which flowed forth from His lotus-like foot (at the moment of stepping in the sky).

     

  4. I praise Parashurama, who was eminent even among mighty heroes, who slew King Kartaveerya, who had no other companion except his war-axe (on the battlefield), who was destroyer of the (haughty) war-like race of the Kshatriyas, and who gives the four-fold end of life (viz.: religious merit, wealth, fulfillment of desires, and the final emancipation).

     

  5. I worship Ramchandra, who gives prosperity to his devotees, who is fit to be worshipped, who has a smiling face, who is the slayer of the supremely egoistic demons, including the ten-headed Ravana; who is the demolisher of this worldly existence (the mundane life), and who is an ornament to the Solar Dynasty.

     

  6. I worship God Krishna, the son of Vasudeo, who was the delight of (his mother) Devaki, who had come down to this earth when he was beseeched by the God Brahma, for the destruction of the armies of the circle of kings who had become a burden to the earth; who was a joy to the city of cow-herds, and who played (when a child) in the house of Nanda.

     

  7. I worship the Lord in His incarnation of Buddha, whose life was mysterious, who proclaimed a religion whose most important element is non-injury ,who was proficient in censuring the Vedic scriptures which ordained sacrifices (in which beasts were killed as oblations to gods), who was the son of Jina, and who manifested himself in the dynasty of Keekata.
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