Posts Tagged ‘narasimha’

Appearance of Sri Nrisimhadeva

Sunday, May 1st, 2022

 

Times & Schedule – Sunday 15 May 2022

Morning

Temple Room (4:30-8am)

4:30am – Mangal Arati 

7am – Guru Puja

7:30am – Deity Greeting 

Sri Krishna Haveli (8am-10am)

8:20am – Class on Sri Nrisimhadeva

9:30am – Drama by Young Bhaktivedanta Players

10am – Nrsimha Kavaca Yajna

11:30am – Harinam in Watford

Afternoon

Sri Krishna Haveli (3pm-9:30pm)

4pm – Abhishek

5:30pm – Drama – ‘Jai Prahlad’ by Bhaktivedanta Players

6pm – Class on Sri Nrisimhadeva

6:30pm – Prasadam

7pm – Gaura Arati

7:30pm – Kirtan

(Sunday Night Kirtan in the Temple Room from 7:30pm-9:30pm)

Questions

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No ticket is required. The event is free for everyone to attend

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Sri Nrisimhadeva is Lord Krishna’s incarnation as half-man, half-lion. He is glorified, described and explained in the Vaisnava scripture Srimad Bhagavatam. Devotees pray to this form of the Lord for protection, not only from physical threats but also from the selfish attachments in our own hearts. 

Lord Nrisimhadeva came to protect his great devotee, Prahlada Maharaja, who constantly prayed to Lord Krishna despite being tortured by his father, Hiranyakashipu. Nrsimhadeva outwitted the demon Hiranyakashipu, who thought that he had been blessed to never die under any circumstance.

Nrisimha Caturdasi, the appearance of Sri Nrisimhadeva is a day to pray for protection and celebrate His glories.

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Nrsimha Chaturdasi Celebrations

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

On Saturday the 5th of May 2012, we celebrate Nrsimha Chaturdasi at Bhaktivedanta Manor.

The schedule for the day
4:30 am Mangala Arari

7:00 am Srila Prabhupada Guru Puja

7:30 am Deity Greeting followed by Kirtan

8:00 am Play by Krishna Club

8:20 am Class by HG Gaur Gopal Prabhu

10:00 am Nrsimha Kavaca Yajna

11:30am Bus leaving for Harinam in London

5:30 pm Drama ‘Jai Prahalad’ by Bhaktivedanta Players

6:00 pm Class by HG Nila Madhava das

6:30 pm Feast

7:00 pm Gaur Arati

 

Nrsimhadeva (nri-SING-ha-deva) is Lord Krishna’s half-man and half-lion incarnation that came to the earth. After Varahadev killed the demon Hiranyaksha, the demon’s younger brother, Hiranyakashipu, performed severe austerities which made him the most powerful being in the universe. Although Lord Brahma could not grant him immortality, 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, but because he was pure devotee of  Lord Krishna he was not harmed. Then, the Lord 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.