tava kara-kamala-vare nakham adbhuta-śṛńgaḿ
keśava dhṛta-narahari-rūpa jaya jagadīśa hare
O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of half-man, half-lion All glories to You! Just as one can easily crush a wasp between one’s fingernails, so in the same way the body of the wasp like demon Hiranyakasipu has been ripped apart by the wonderful pointed nails on Your beautiful lotus hands.
Lord Narasimha Deva appears to protect His devotees. Hiranyakashipu, a demon controlling the three worlds, was extremely proud and he hated Lord Vishnu. But little Prahlada, his five year old son, was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu. therefore, Hiranyakashipu tried to killed prahlada in several ways; but failed in all his attempts because of the protection given by the Lord to His dear devotee. Finally, when Hiranyakashipu asked his little son where the Lord resides, Prahlada replied that the Lord resides everywhere. Mocking this response, Hiranyakashipu broke a pillar in his palace, and the Lord appeared from that pillar in His half man-half lion incarnation – Narasimha. He then killed the demon and thus protected His devotee. Lord Narasimha Deva removes the obstacles in the path of devotional service. Devotees who pray to Him are always protected from all kinds of calamities. In the evening, Abhishek ceremony is performed for Deity of Lord Narasimha Deva as well as for His devotee Prahlada.
Celebrations on Sunday, 29th April 2018
|8:30 AM to 9:00 AM||Darshana Arati|
|4:00 PM||Sri Narasimha Homa|
|4:30 PM||Altar Opens|
|6 PM||Kirtan and Bhajans|
|6:30PM||Maha Abhiseka Followed By Pravachan and Arati|
|8:30 PM||Free Dinner|
Festival Seva Options.
The Supreme Lord, Sri Krishna, is not in need of anything from us; but when we offer Him something according to our own capacity, He blesses us with everything that we need to progress in achieving the ultimate goal of our life. Let us pray to the Lord for a healthy, prosperous life and the ability to serve Him all the time.
With love and affection, one should try to give something to Krishna from one’s source of income. Then one’s life will be successful. Krishna is full in all opulences; He does not need anything from anyone. But if one is prepared to give something to Krishna, that is for one’s own benefit.