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By Sesa Dasa
In medicine, a coma, or comatose, (from the Greek “koma”, meaning deep sleep) is a profound state of unconsciousness.
Talk about living a nightmare. There was a report on the news that a Belgian man “though to be in a coma for 23 years was actually conscious the whole time.” Alex Watts of Sky News Online writes, “For…Continue
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From Back to Godhead
By Cintamani Dhama Devi Dasi
“ONE WHO CANNOT deliver his dependents from the path of repeated birth and death should never become a spiritual master, a father, a husband, a mother, or a worshipable demigod” (Srimad-Bhagavatam 5.5.18).
As a parent I often…Continue
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By Kishori Jani
We lost one of the pillars of the Iskcon movement, one of the stalwart female pioneers in Srila Prabhupada’s mission- in the most glorious way! Her service to SP in the US, Kenya, Mumbai and Vrindavan is almost unparalleled. The stories and glories go on and on…
But the true test comes at the end.. And the whole…Continue
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(English version of the ‘Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu’ by Sri Rupa Goswami)
Edited by Tridandi Goswami Abhay Charan Bhaktivedanta Swami
Akhilla, Rasa, Amrita, Murti, Prasrmara, Ruci, Ruddha, Taraka, Pali, Kalita, Syama, Lalita, Radha, Preyan, Bidhu, Jayati.
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By Kurma Dasa
Anyone who has ever visited a Hare Krishna Temple feast or a Hare Krishna restaurant will have undoubtedly tasted halva. The memory of its sweet, warm, moist, spiritually-infused ‘comfort food-iness’ will no doubt have lingered long after all traces of the buttery ecstasy have left the lips.
You may not know just how widespread the halva story actually is, and how much world…
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By Subhadra Devi Dasi
Once upon a time there was a rich King who had four wives.
He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to the finest of delicacies. He gave her nothing but the best.
He also loved the 3rd wife very much and was always showing her off to neighboring kingdoms. However, he feared that one day she would leave him for another.
He also loved his 2nd wife. She was his confidant…Continue
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By H.G. Andharupa dasi
My name is Andharupa dasi initiated by Srila Prabhupada in 1975 at Miami Florida. I was asked to tell my story of my cure from Hepatitis C.
The summer of 2004 His Holiness Jayapataka Maharaja visited New Ramana reti temple in Alachua Florida. I approached Maharaja and asked him for…
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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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