Album #14: Lord Nrisimha Appearance Day

Date:  27th May 2010

This event was celebrated on Wednesday 26 May 2010 at the Bhakti Centre.

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 history of Nrisimhadeva’s appearance is narrated in the Seventh Canto of the Srimad-Bhagavatam:
Canto 7 – Srimad Bhagavatam
*  Devotees also recite the Stotra on this Special Day:
 Sri Nrsimha Kavaca

Upon seeing the Deity of Lord Nrsimha in the temple, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu offered His respectful obeisances by falling flat. Then, in ecstatic love, He performed various dances, chanted, and offered prayers.

sri-nrsimha, jaya nrsimha, jaya jaya nrsimha
prahladesa jaya padma-mukha-padma-bhrnga

“‘All glories to Nrsimhadeva! All glories to Nrsimhadeva, who is the Lord of Prahlada Maharaja and, like a honeybee, is always engaged in beholding the lotuslike face of the goddess of fortune.’

 When in danger, devotees of Lord Krishna naturally turn to His fiercest form for protection.

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