Lord Narasimhadev’s Appearance Day
The schedule for this Appearance Day festival on Monday 16th May includes:
7am: Deity greeting and kirtan
10am: Maha Yajna (fire ceremony to receive blessings of Lord Narasimha)
11am: Bus leaves Manor to central London
1pm: Hari nama (street procession) begins near Soho Street temple
7pm: prasad feast
Who is Lord Nrsimhadev?
Lord Nrsimhadeva, the half lion, half man incarnation of Lord Krishna came to protect his great devotee, Prahlada. Nrsimhadeva outwitted the demon Hiranyakashipu, who thought that he had been blessed to never die under any circumstance.
The Lord’s appearance shows us that the soul can never outwit God – even when that soul has been blessed to become the most powerful among the living entities!
In the Bhagavad-gita, Lord Krishna explains the vision of such a great devotee as Prahlada:
“For one who sees Me everywhere, and sees everything in Me; I am never lost to Him, and he is never lost to Me.”
Published onWednesday, April 27th, 2011