Sri Nrsimha Caturdasi Celebration
We invite you to visit the temple and take the blessings of the Supreme Lord on this auspicious day. [Reminder: Fasting till dusk]
The Festival Program of Sunday 29th April 2018 will be as follows:
04:30 Mangala Arati
07:30 Darshan of The Deities & Guru Puja
08:00 Srimad Bhagavatam class
12.30 : Arotika1.15 : Class2.15 : Kirtana2.45 : Temples in Focus (45 min movie on New Vrndavana Community made by Vrsabhanu and Krsna Sundari)3.30 : Presentation by Manu dasa3.45 : Prasadam
A Brief History of this Festival
Nrsimhadeva (nri-SING-ha-deva) is Krishnas half-man and half-lion incarnation. After Krishnas incarnation as a boar, Varahadeva, killed the demon Hiranyaksha, the demon’s younger brother, Hiranyakashipu, was determined to get revenge and conquer the universe. He performed severe austerities to get the attention of Brahma, and asked to be granted immortality. Brahma, the engineer of the universe, was himself a mortal being and so could not grant him immortality. But he did give Hiranyakashipu the boons that he could not be killed by any man or animal, by anything living or dead, during the day or night, inside or outside, on the land or in the sea or sky.
Although seemingly invincible, when Hiranyakashipu tormented his youngest son Prahlada, a pure devotee of the Lord, Krishna burst out of a palace column as Nrisimhadeva. By killing Hiranyakashipu in the form of a half-man and half-lion, with his fingernails, at dusk, in the threshold of the palace and on his lap, Nrisimhadeva simultaneously respected the boons given by Brahma and saved His dear devotee Prahlada Maharaja.
Do seva for Sri Nrsimhadeva and get The Lords blessings. (Get in Touch to arrange seva)
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We look forward to seeing you!