Inauguration of Sri Nrisingha Palli Temple:
Grand Festival of Lord Sri Nrisinghadev's Appearance

Sunday, 29 April 2018

 

pujya-sri-guru-varga-vandita-mahabhavanvitayah sada
paurvaparya-parampara-prachalita-prajya-pramurtakrteh
bhakter nirmala-nirjharasya nibhrtam samraksakam sadaram
vande sri-gurudevam anata-sira acharya-varyam nijam

"I bow my head in eternal obeisance to my Gurudev, the best of acharyas, Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. He is the ever vigilant, stalwart guardian of the current of pure devotion whose highest form flows from our most worshippable Sri Rupanuga Guru-varga in their exclusive dedication to Mahabhav, Srimati Radharani."

prerakam prachya-paschatya-sisyanam bhakti-vartmani
bhakti-nirmalam-acharya-svaminam pranamamy aham

"I offer my respectful obeisances to Swami Bhakti Nirmal Acharya, who is energetically inspiring all of Eastern and Western disciples on the path of pure devotion."


ito nrsimha parato nrsimho
yato yato yami tato nrsimhah
bahir nrsimho hrdaye nrsimho
nrsimham adim saranam prapadye

"Nrsimha is here, Nrsimha is there—Nrsimha is wherever I go. Nrsimha is outside, Nrsimha is within my heart. I am surrendered unto that primeval Lord Nrsimha."

tava kara-kamala-vare nakham adbhuta-srngam
dalita-hiranyakasipu-tanu-bhrngam
kesava dhrta-narahari-rupa jaya jagadisa hare

O Hari! O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! You have assumed a half-man, half-lion form! All glory to You! You ripped apart the bee-like body of Hiranyakasipu with the amazingly sharp nails of Your beautiful lotus hands.

 

 

 


His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is starting the parikrama towards the Ganges to bring the water for abhisekh of the Lordships.

 


 


 


Approaching the temple of Lord Nrisinghadev.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

     

 


 


 


 


 


The many pots with the Ganges water for the abhisekh ceremony of the Lordships.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Sachinandan Prabhu and Vasudev Krishna Prabhu at the book table.

 


Devotees cut fruit for the offering and anukalpa paran.

 


 


 


 


 


His Divine Grace lights of the enormous candle as an auspicious offering to the Deities.

 

     
The two arati songs that are now sung daily at the temple (on the left is the Sri Sri Nitai-Gauranga arati song based on the song that is sung at Sri Ekachakra Dham)

 


The long awaited darshan of the Lordships: Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga

 


Sri Sri Laksmi Nrisimhadev and Sri Prahlad Maharaj.

 


Sripad B.A. Paramarthik Maharaj is offering the arati to the Lordships.

 

 


 

"Eventually, the party continued on, loudly singing songs about Gauranga. They rested in the village of Deva Palli as guests of the village Deity and then ate at midday. In the evening, they toured the village, and then Nityananda Prabhu said, 'This is Deva Palli. This Temple of Sri Nrsimhadev was established in Satya-yuga. After blessing Prahlad and killing Hiranyakasipu, the Lord rested here. Brahma and the other gods made their own homes here and established a village, they resided on these hills beside the bank of the Mandakini and worshipped Nrsimha. The scriptures state that this abode in Nabadwip, known as Sri Nrsimha Ksetra, is very purifying. Surya's hill and Brahma's hill were to the east of Nrsimha. Now this place has since changed—see Ganesa's hill and Indra's hill behind, this place was filled with many hills like these. The renowned Visvakarma constructed hundreds of stone homes for the gods. In time, they decayed, and the Mandakini dried up, and only the hills remain. See here the countless broken stones, these are the ruins of the homes of the gods. Again in the future, a devotee-king will receive a drop of mercy from Nrsimha. He will build a grand Temple, establish Nrsimha there, and resume His worship. This place is within the thirty-two miles of Nabadwip and is one of the boundaries of the route to circumambulate Nabadwip Dham.'"
(From Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya by Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur)

 

 

 

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