Thursday, 23 May 2013

Lord Narsimhadeva

Narsimha Caturdashi this year on 24.05.2013

"Another special feature of Lord Nrsimhadeva is that He is our protective deity. He is our deity for protection. He is the ista-deva of protection but he is not the ista-deva of most devotees trying to understand our eternal relationship, but He is our ista-deva, our worshipable Lord for protection to remove the obstacles on the path of bhakti. This is why He is so special. That is why Srila Prabhupada introduced worship of Lord Nrsimha in ISKCON. Bhaktisiddhanta also had the deity of Laksmi-Nrsimhadeva installed at the Yogapitha. And Nanda Baba also worships a form of Lord Nrsimhadeva in Goloka, so it is like parampara. It goes on in Goloka and the reason Nanda Baba worships Lord Nrsimhadeva is to protect Krishna. He is a protective deity...So we worship Him as our protective deity, to remove the obstacles on the path of devotional to Radha and Krishna."

His Grace Jananivas Das, head pujari of Sri Prahlad-Nrsimha in Mayapur

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