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Sri Nrsimha Caturdasi celebrated in Mayapur

by Tusti Mohan Krsna das

Posted May 6, 2004

[1. Gloriously garlanded Lord Narasimha deva before the 2 p.m. oil abhiseka]

Today (May 4, 2004) is the very auspicious appearance day of Lord Narasimha deva. A very ecstatic kirtan this morning lasted longer than usual, while the temple was full of devotees and pilgrims who came to participate in the various programs.

There were many lectures delivered simultaneously in Bengali, English and Hindi. HH Jayapataka Swami delivered the first lecture in Bengali in the main temple, while Jananivas das and HH BVV Narasimha Swami gave lectures in English in the brahmacari kitchen hall. At the same time HH Bhaktivikas Swami gave a lecture in Hindi in the Lotus Building conference room. Later HH Subhag Swami delivered a lecture in Bengali in the main temple while Jayapataka Maharaja delivered the English lecture to the devotees in the brahmacari kitchen hall. All the lectures were about the transcendental pastimes of Lord Narasimha deva. Jananivas prabhu spoke about the pastimes of Lord Narasimha Deity in Mayapur.

[2. All the Deities were gloriously arrayed for the occasion . . .]

Many pilgrims and devotees are taking part in this festival by offering different sevas to the Lord as well as sponsoring the different paraphernalia, bhoga, oils, aratis etc. to Narasimha deva during this very auspicious occasion. The altars of the Deities are very beautiful today with special decorations including a lot of flowers and very colorful outfits.

The main Yajna in the courtyard of the temple was nicely prepared and performed by the devotees of the Bhaktivedanta Academy.

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[3. . . . including Sri Sri Radha-Krsna and the eight Sakhis]

Sri Nrsimha Caturdasi prayers for the appearance of Sri Narasimha deva

vag-isa yasya vadane laksmir yasya ca vaksasi
yasyaste hrdaye samvit tam nrsimham aham bhaje

"Lord Nrsimhadeva is always assisted by Sarasvati, the Goddess of learning, and He is always embracing to His chest Laksmi, the Goddess of fortune. The Lord is always complete in knowledge within Himself. Let us offer obeisances unto Nrsimhadeva."

prahlada-hrdayahladam bhaktavidya-vidaranam
sarad-indu-rucim vande parindra-vadanam harim

"Let me offer my obeisances unto Lord Nrsimhadeva, Who is always enlightening Prahlada Maharaja within his heart and Who always kills the nescience that attacks the devotees. His mercy is distributed like moonshine, and His face is like that of a lion. Let me offer my obeisances unto Him again and again."

vidirnam udirna-nana-bhava-tapa-taptamkathancid apannam
iha prapannam tvam uddhara sri-nrhare nr-lokam

"O Sri Nrhari, please deliver those human beings who have suffered all kinds of torments and been ripped apart by the sharp edge of samsara's wheel, but who have now somehow found You and are surrendering themselves unto You."

[4. Bhaktivedanta Academy devotees perform fire yajna]