Nrisimha-chaturdasi is the divine appearance day of Nrisimhadeva, Lord Krishna’s man-lion ncarnation, who removes all obstacles on the path of devotional service out of His great incarnation, who removes all obstacles on the path of devotional service out of His great compassion. Srila Prabhupada writes (Bhagavatam 7.8.51, purport) The Supreme Personality of Godhead in His transcendental form of Lord Nrisimhadeva is devotees. To spread the Krishna consciousness movement, devotees have to face many devotion to the Lord must know that Lord Nrisimhadeva is always his protector At Mayapur, Nrisimha-chaturdasi is very special as devotees assemble in great numbers Srimad-Bhagavatam class focuses on various aspects of Lord Nrisimhadeva’s pastimes, usually given by two or three devotees. At dusk a maha-abhisheka is performed to our Deity, technically called Sthanu-Nrisimha because of His standing pose, with sandalwood oil and other precious oils. Since the Deity has performed unbelievable miracles in the lives of several devotees, there is naturally great enthusiasm amongst the devotees. Nrisimhadeva is offered a new dress too. After the arati, anukalpa-prasada [i.e. prasada as on ekadasi] is honored by the devotees. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, in his Navadvipa-bhava-taranga, writes of the significance that worship of Lord Nrisimhadeva has for a Gaudiya Vaishnava Therefore, I pray to the feet of Lord Nrisimhadeva to purify my heart and give me the Sri Radha and Krishna at Navadvipa-dhama, free from all obstacles. The devotees aspire for such perfection under the shelter of Sri Nrisimhadeva.
The day started at 3am when I set off to meet Chandra and co. It was a long drive down to a Farm/Temple on the outskirts of London, stopping to thank the sun for rising in our own ways. As soon as we arived and parked up, we headed into the temple, taking off shoes at the door. Everything was bright colours and so much gold.
I don't think that I have ever seen so many happy people in one place at one time in my hole life (with the exception of glastonbury festival)sorry about the poor quality pics(to come) I did borrow a digital camera but couldn't get hold of any battery's for it in time.
We sang and danced the morning away, it was soo much fun... I do have a vedio of some of this but again the quality is low, (if you think you can bare it I'll attach it as soon as I can)
After, we had a dramatisation. I wish I had recorded this too I was enthralled it was amazing, and not without its share of humor. I was given a blessed apple, which was delicious. After all this we moved into the capital for the parade.
It was at this point that my phone finally gave up and died, without my charger like a fool this ended my rain of pictures. When we returned we explored the farm a bit more. They have lots of cows and grow a lot of there own veg.
Now it was time for the feast, and the long drive home.
I would like to thank all that were involved in making this day so special for me.
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