Chakra Announcements

Sri Sri Prahlad Nrisimhadeva Installed At ISKCON Manipur

by Sacirani dasi

Posted November 12, 2006

The grand installation of Sri Sri Prahlad Nrisimhadeva and Sri Sudarshan Chakra was held at the Sri Sri Radha Krishnachandra Manimandir, Imphal, Manipur, on the auspicious Kartika Purnima, November 5th, 2006, as desired by His Holiness Sripada Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Maharaja. The installation of Sri Sri Prahlad Nrisimhadeva was sponsored by one sincere disciple of Sripada Maharaja. Eight brahmanas from Chennai were invited to perform the ceremony. They came to Manipur bringing with them most of the ingredients and paraphernalia required. Among the eight brahmanas, the head priest, Sri Parthasarati, was the same head priest who installed Sri Sri Radha Krishnachandra on Magha Purnima, January 18th 1984, 22 years ago.

On November 4th, as soon as the brahmanas reached the temple they took prasadam and started to arrange for the Yajna Kundas. Two Yajna Kundas, one for Lord Nrisimhadeva and another for Sri Sudarshan Chakra, were made and after arranging all the necessary items the brahmanas started the installation program around 9:00PM. They started chanting vedic mantras and the vibration made the whole atmosphere surcharged with spiritual potency. Then the elaborate processes of sankalpa, homa, netromilana and silpi dosa snanam (invoking the life force, fire sacrifice, opening of the eyes, small abhisheka and different aratis) were performed. The first part of the installation program went on and concluded during Mangal Arati the next day and was attended by many devotees.

The installation continued from 6:00AM with more chanting of mantras and another fire sacrifice. Many devotees and important visitors were allowed to offer different auspicious ingredients in the Yajna Kundas. After this, the Maha Abhisheka was performed and Lord Sri Nrisimhadeva was bathed with milk, honey, yogurt, flowers, turmeric and scented water.

Then followed a Maha Arati and prasadam for all. During the program the temple area was packed with many enthusiastic devotees and visitors. All were extremely happy to welcome Lord Nrisimhadeva, His beloved servant Bhakta Prahlad and Sri Sudarshan Chakra, to Manipur. Lord Nrisimhadeva looks very powerful yet peaceful. After the installation of Sri Sri Prahlad Nrisimhadeva and Sri Sudarshan Chakra, everyone feels the protection of the Lord and prays that by the blessings of Sri Nrisimhadeva there will be peace and harmony in the beautiful land of Manipur.

Sri Sri Prahlad Nrisimhadeva Ki Jay! Sri Sudarshan Chakra Ki Jay! All glories to the Lord and all His devotees! All glories to Srila Prabhupada! All glories to His Holiness Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Maharaja!