Sri Nrisingha-Chaturdasi:
Auspicious Day

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Sri Nrisingha-chaturdasi day
Kolkata-Worldwide, 6 May 2020, part 1

 

Jay Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay
Visva-varenya Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay
Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay
Jay saparikara Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Govinda Sundarjiu ki jay
Jay Om Vishnupad Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur Prabhupad ki jay
Om Vishnupad Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj ki jay
Sachchidananda Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur ki jay
Sarvabhauma Sri Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj ki jay
Rupanuga-guru-varga ki jay
Namacharya Haridas Thakur ki jay
Vrinda Devi Tulasi Devi Sri Bhakti Devi ki jay
Sri Shyama Kunda Radha Kunda Sri Giri Govardhan ki jay
Sri Mayapur Dham Sri Nabadwip Dham Sri Vrindavan Mathura ki jay
Sri Purusottam Ksetra ki jay
Baladev Subhadra Jagannathjiu ki jay
Akar Math-raj Sri Chaitanya Math ki jay
Mayapur Yogapith ki jay
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math ki jay
Tandiya sakha Math samuha ki jay
Sri Mather sevak vrinda bhakta-vrinda ananta-koti Vaishnav vrinda ki jay
Sri Sada-Siva Gangadhar Giriraj Govardhan ki jay
Bhakta-prabara Prahlad Maharaj ki jay
Suddha-bhakti-vighna-vinasankari Bhagavan Nrisinghadev ki jay
Appearance of Nrisinghadev ki jay
All the worldwide devotees ki jay
All the sannyasi-vrinda ki jay
All the brahmachari-vrinda, all the bhakta-mandali, all the matri-mandali ki jay
Harinam sankirtan ki jay
Nitai Gaura premanande Hari bol

Devotee: Jay Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srimad Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj ki jay. Nitai Gaura premanande Hari bol

মূকং করোতি বাচালং পঙ্গুং লঙ্ঘয়তে গিরিম্ ।
যৎকৃপা তমহং বন্দে শ্রীগুরুং দীনতারণম্ ॥

mukam karoti vachalam pangum langhayate girim
yat krpa tam aham vande sri-gurum dina-taranam

"The dumb can speak, the lame can climb a hill—all it takes is mercy from Gurudev."

(Bhavartha Dipika)

Today is a very auspicious day, we remember this day every year. It is the appearance day of Sri Nrisingha avatar—Sri Nrisinghadev. We all know that there are ten avatars, or incarnations of the Lord—Matsya avatar, Kurma avatar, Varaha avatar, Parasuram avatar, Buddha avatar, Rama avatar, Nrisingha avatar, Vaman avatar, Baladev avatar, and Kalki avatar. These are the ten incarnations of the Lord. Every year we make a big festival for Lord Nrisinghadev, but we could not really make a big festival this year because of the pandemic time, because of the coronavirus pandemic. I was thinking yesterday that I would go to Nrisingha Palli today, and I went there today early in the morning—I paid my obeisance to Lord Nrisinghadev and Gaura Nitai, and come back quickly to Kolkata to meet with you all.

On this day, I am also remembering our beloved Gurudev, Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, because he joined Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math on the appearance day of Lord Nrisinghadev. He joined proper Krishna consciousness and came to Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's lotus feet on this day, that is why I am remembering him very much on this day.

Anyhow, I will tell you today something about Nrisinghadev and Prahlad Maharaj, about the teachings of Prahlad Maharaj. Everything is there in Srimad Bhagavatam, in the seventh canto (skandha)—what Prahlad Maharaj teaches us, what Prahlad Maharaj learned from his mother's womb, and what he told his father Hiranyakasipu for the benefit of all jiva souls, for all of us. This is the main teaching of this pastime of Prahlad Maharaj and Nrisinghadev.

Lord Nrisingha is Nara-simha, a human body (nara) and a lion body (simha) mixed together. Why does the Lord show us this body, this kind of form? There is much background history. Four-armed Lord Narayan, the holder of sankha (conch), chakra (wheel), gada (club), padma (lotus), comes as Nrisingha. A lion is always angry with a human body—a lion always wants to eat human bodies, but when its baby comes to it, the lion gives its baby much much affection. Similarly, when Nrisingha became very angry and was shouting loudly, at that time Prahlad Maharaj came to Him, and Nrisinghadev became cool when He saw His child. That is the example given in the scriptures, I was reading this sloka today. It is a very nice expression.

Anyway, I will discuss this later. Now I want to sing one song and the Dasa-avatara Stotram. Dasa-avatara Stotram is composed by Srila Jayadev Goswami, we will sing it today.

[His Divine Grace chants kirtans.]

 

 

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