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Selfless and Seamless devotion by HG Gauranga Darshan Prabhu

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…

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A Short poem Glorifying Lord Narasimha

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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Lord Nrisimha: Protector of Devotees

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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Lord Ramacandra’s Nrisimha-Panchamrita

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…

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Happy Narasimha Chaturdashi!

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…

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With Srila Prabhupada in Juhu on Nrsimha-caturdasi

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…

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Famous Kshetras of Lord Nrsimhadev and His Pastimes

By Nandini Radha devi dasi

  1. 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…

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Sri Nrsimha-caturdasi by Giriraj Swami

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…

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This is the beautiful prayer and poem to Lord Narasimha that Kusakratha Prabhu has written

This is the beautiful prayer and poem to Lord Narasimha that Kusakratha Prabhu has written.

Sri Narasimha Palana Prarthana

Dedication

Sri Sri Nrsimhadevesa

palana prarthana stavam

gurave Prabhupadaya

Gauravenarpayamy aham

To my spiritual master His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada this Sri Nrsimha Palana Prarthana is…

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For Lord Nrsimhadeva’s Appearance Day by Urmila Devi Dasi

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…

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Garuda Purana: Shiva’s prayer to Lord Narasimhadev by Deena das

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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…

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In Glorification of Lord Narasimhadeva by Jagannatha-Lila dasi

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,…

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Prayers to Lord Narasimhadeva by Sri Nandanandana Das

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…

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Five Prayers to Lord Narasimha

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…

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Lord Nrisimhadeva’s Appearance Day

Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.5.22-34. Los Angeles, May 27, 1972,

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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,…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 17.13

TEXT 13
vidhi-hinam asrstannam

mantra-hinam adaksinam

sraddha-virahitam yajnam

tamasam paricaksate

SYNONYMS…
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Vana Bihari – Frolicking in the Forest!

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…

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Vastra Harana – Stealing the Gopis’ Clothes

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…

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The Mayapuris to Release New Album "Nine Islands"

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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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Our integrity is simply the Bhagavatam by Kadamba Kanana Swami

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…

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