m å tyuñjaya stotra
With his senses under control, pure of heart and sublime, Mārkaëòeya took his seat in the svastika mudra. With concentrated mind, Mārkaëòeya Muni, controlling his vital breath, uttered:
"Om" and drew imaginary lines of the Sun, Moon and Agni. In the midst of those circles, he conceived a pedestal for the Eternal Lord, Hari. Kåñëa in Yellow Robe, the weilder of the saïkha (conch), gada (mace) and cakra (Discus), he meditated upon Hari of the nature of Brahman and chanted the mantra
"Om namo Bhagvate Vāsudevāya"
- Om obeisance to Lord Vāsudeva -
In the ears of the great Muni, Viñëu himself whispered this stotra. Mārkaëòeya, with rapt attention recited this mantra in propitiation of Mādhava, to overcome death.
नारायणं सहस्राक्षं पद्मनाभं पुरातनम्।
प्रणतोऽस्मि ह्रषोकेशं किं मे मृत्युः करिष्यति॥७।६३॥
nārāyaṇaṁ sahasrākṣaṁ padmanābhaṁ purātanam|
praṇato'smi hraṣokeśaṁ kià me mṛtyuḥ kariṣyati||7|63|
I bow down to the Thousand-Eyed, Lotus-Navel Nārāyaëa, the primeval being who is also known as Håñékeça (the controller of senses);
What shall Death do unto me?
केशवं च प्रपन्नोऽस्मि किं मे मृत्युः करिष्यति॥७।६४॥