Sri Nityananda Jayanti:
Appearance Day of Lord Nityananda Prabhu
Posted February 1, 2004
chitra shandau tamo-nudau
"I offer my respectful obeisances unto Sri Krishna Caitanya and Lord Nityananda, who are like the sun and moon. They have arisen simultaneously on the horizon of Gauda to dissipate the darkness of ignorance and thus wonderfully bestow benediction upon all." (Cc. Adi. 1.2.)
Like the sun and moon appearing in the horizon, Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda appeared along with the pancha-tattva to dissipate the veil of ignorance that covered the hearts of the conditioned souls. Eternally known as brothers, Nimai and Nitai performed sankirtan in the streets of Nadia and thus uplifted the hearts of many of it's residents and thus krsna-prema or love of god was able to manifest in hearts that were once considered barren. Even those that evaded Mahaprabhu's grips were unable to escape the merciful grips of Lord Nityananda for he was relentless. Though the Supreme Lord of all, Lord Nityananda humbly begged each door he went to chant the name of "Gauranga" and thus fulfil life's goal.
Lord Nityananda is very dear to Caitanya Mahaprabhu and thus those who want his favor must humbly take shelter of Lord Nityananda who is very merciful even to the most fallen and destitute devoid of any good qualities. By thus surrendering to Lord Nityananda with faith and humility and imploring His mercy one can thus receive all auspiciousness, end the cycle of ignorance and firmly be situated in the boat of krsna-prema.
This festival will be celebrated at the New York Hare Krishna Temple in Brooklyn on Tuesday February 3, 2004
Please come with your family and friends to take part in this auspicious festival.
Schedule of Events:
6:30pm - Bhajans
7:00pm - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Sundara Arati and Abhiseka of Lord Nityananda
8:00pm - Drama: Big Fish & Little Fish
8:30pm - Prasadam Feast
For further information, please contact the NY temple:
(718) 855-6714; (718) 875-6127 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org