VERSE 1: PLACE OF RESIDENCE OF THE WONDOROUS NARASIMHAN
Here Swami Desikan describes the Bhagavaan as “Kascchit Adhbhuta Kesari”. This incomparable form of the Lord with a Lion’s face and human body is indeed awesome and full of wonders. Hence it is a Adbhuta Kesari (Lion). It is neither Lion nor man. This Adhbhuta Kesari is celebrated in the last section of the Vedas (i.e) in the Upanishads as suggested by Swami Desikan through the Choice of Words, “Srutheenaam Uttaram Bhagam”. He chose out of his own volition the site of ThiruvELukkai and resides there on the southern bank of Vegavathi river as indicated by the stotra Vaakyams (Kaamaath Vegavathyaa: Dakshinam cha Adhivasan). Swami offers his Mangalaasaasanam to this Adbhuta Kesari and hails him to thrive there (Jeeyaath) in His supreme glory. May this Kamaasika Narasimhan known for his infallibility in protecting his devotees thrive at ThiruvELukkai is the prayer of the Acharya.