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A short sketch on the life and character of Prahlada
“Devotional service rendered to God with an unmotivated heart and unwavering regularity completely satisfies the self.”
The Unobstructed Flow of Bhakti
Did you ever notice…Continue
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Lord Narasimha, The Supreme Refuge!
Lord Narasimha, also known as Mahasimha,
appeared on the Earth as Ugrasimha,
feared by many, mighty and puny.
The Lord emerged from the pillar,
appearing in the form of a fearsome killer,
with the upper half of…
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By Aja Govinda Dasa
When in danger, devotees of Lord Krishna naturally turn to His fiercest form for protection.
One of the most awe-inspiring of Lord Krishna’s forms is Sri Nrisimhadeva, His half-man, half-lion incarnation. Lord Nrisimha descended to protect His devotee Sri Prahlada Maharaja from the atheistic king Hiranyakashipu, Prahlada’s father.
The Boy Saint Prahlada
Sri Prahlada Maharaja was…
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By Harivamsa Purana
(These prayers are from the 47th chapter of the Harivamsa Purana which narrates the story of Lord Ramacandra’s visit to the holy place of Ahobalam to see the Deity of Nrisimha, where Lord Nrisimha appeared and saved His devotee Prahlada.)
ahobalam narasimham gatva ramah pratapavan…Continue
Happy Narasimha Chaturdashi! Today is the most auspicious appearance day of Sri Narasimhadeva. Mayapur is filled with devotees assembled to celebrate this special festival. Evening from 4 pm onwards, Abhisheka will begin. Watch the festivities live at mayapur.tv. Maha Sudarshana Yajna & adhivas took place yesterday. We thank all the donors for their kind support for the festival. Happy to announce that all the sevas has…Continue
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By Giriraj Swami
Srila Prabhupada was with us in Juhu for Nrsimha-caturdasi on May 5, 1974. The following excerpt from my forthcoming book about Srila Prabhupada and Juhu, entitled I’ll Build You a Temple: A Good Fight and a Promise…Continue
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By Nandini Radha devi dasi
Ahobilam: A place in Andhra Pradesh where the Lord killed Hiranyakasipu and saved Prahlad. The Lord washed His hands herewhich were stained with blood after He killed Hiranyakashipu (pond is still red today and known as rakta kunda; stones there are known as Rakta Kunda silas). Nine forms of Lord Nrsimhadev are…
Today is Nrsimha-caturdasi, the appearance day of Lord Nrsimhadeva. The appearance and activities of the Lord in the world are a great mystery. Therefore in the Bhagavad-gita (4.9) Lord Krishna says:
janma karma ca me divyam
evam yo vetti tattvatah
tyaktva deham punar janma
naiti mam eti so ’rjuna
“One who knows the…Continue
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This is the beautiful prayer and poem to Lord Narasimha that Kusakratha Prabhu has written.
Sri Narasimha Palana Prarthana
Sri Sri Nrsimhadevesa
palana prarthana stavam
To my spiritual master His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada this Sri Nrsimha Palana Prarthana is…Continue
Here are dozens of activities you can do with kids from age 2-18 about Lord Nrsimhadeva and Prahlad Maharaja. Some are general, and others are grouped by age. There are posters for quick reference. You can also print out the posters and give them to kids–let them choose what activities they would like to do!
<!–We hope in the future to greatly improve and expand these…Continue
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Hare Krishna. Pranams. All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga.
For the pleasure of the devotees this coming Nrsimha Caturdasi, below is Chapter 231 of the Garuda purana, where Mahadeva Shiva calls on Lord Narasimhadeva.
(The Matrgana’s mentioned in this story are eight goddesses produced from the bodies of Vishnu, Shiva and six other main…Continue
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Bursting out of the pillar, eyes full of fire, His claws ready to cut up the
liar, He says he’s a king, yes the king of dung, That wasp better watch out,
he’s gonna get stung
The Lord’s roar resounding in my heart, He rips all my fears apart, He makes
us brave, He makes us bold, He makes all the demons do what their told
It is Lord Narasimhadeva,…Continue
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Powerful mantras for protection to the Lord’s half-lion incarnation and His weapons. These are for protection from such things as malevolent spirits and material desires, as well as increased devotion and a peaceful world. Also contains the Nrisimha Kavacha.
Prayers to the Lord’s Weapons
To the Chakra…Continue
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By Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura has written five beautiful prayers in “Sri Navadvipa Bhava Taranga” for receiving the mercy of Lord Narasimha. These prayers are certainly assurance to all sincere devotees that the worship of Lord Narasimha is purely in the line of aspiring love and devotion to Sri Sri Radha and Krsna. Those prayers are as…Continue
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Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.5.22-34. Los Angeles, May 27, 1972,
Prabhupada: So today, appearance day of Lord Nrisimhadeva. Lord Nrisimhadeva appeared on this Nrisimha Caturdasi on account of His devotee, Prahlada. As it is stated in the Bhagavad-gita, yada yada hi dharmasya glanir bhavati bharata, abhyutthanam adharmasya [Bg. 4.7]. Paritranaya sadhunam vinasaya ca dushkritam,…Continue
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Much awaited Darshan of Sri Radha-Madhava in blue Chandan today! A feast to the eyes, Sri Radha-Madhava in “Nila Kalevara”- Jayadeva Goswami’s Gita Govinda coming live… “Chandana Carcita Neela Kalevara…!”
Just as Yasoda is Krsna’s perfect mother, so Vrindavana is Krsna’s perfect playground, with mountains, valleys, meadows, forests, rivers, and lakes as arenas of undulating…Continue
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Entering the clear waters of the Yamuna to prepare for the incomparable worship of goddess Katyayani, the girls of Vraja left their garments on the shore. Smiling and clever Krsna stole those garments, climbed a kadamba tree, embarrassed the girls by speaking many splendid joking words, and eventually returned their garments. I take shelter of Chiraghatta, where the Lord enjoyed these…Continue
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After their successful debut album “Mrdanga” in 2010, The Mayapuris are about to release their second. The project, titled "Nine Islands", features the Mayapuris' signature sound, carried along the current of their musical evolution as recording artists.
"Nine Islands" refers to the holy land of Navadwip, where the sacred river Ganga…
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So why should everyone just accept all these far out stories from the Srimad Bhagavatam? It is true that some are difficult to understand. Priyavrata did not like the darkness at night, so he got himself a chariot, followed the sun and it was sunny all the time! I mean, it sounds like mythology, right? The wheels of the chariot cut the land mass into seven pieces, and so we got the seven continents! It sounds as mythological as one could…Continue
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