Lord Narasimha in Navadvipa and Vrindavan
Payonidhi das: dear Vaisnavas
Please accept my humble obaisences
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
In our Gaudiya line the most important place of worship of Lord Narasimha is in Nandagrama and in Godruma (Narasimha palli) both is identical, Why is Narasimha being worshipped in Nandagrama ? Because Garga Muni asked Nanda Maharaja, that he had the worship of Lord Narasimha established in Nandagrama.Have you ever heard of any demons come to Nandagrama? Krsna kills the asuas somewhere else.So the ancient Narasimah Deity is still there in Nandagrama beng worshipped after 5000 year.Every day Mother Yasoda binds Narasimha bija mantras on Krsna before He goes cowhered herding ( it is in the Govinda lilamrta).
Krsna sometimes jokes that the gopis better be careful as He is “Narasimha -Krsna and “and if He really wants He can scratch them a lot with His nails as “Narasimha Krsna”.It is there in Dana Keli Cintamani by Srila Raghunath das Goswami.
In Godruma Lord Narasimah came after killing Hiranyakasipu and blessing Prahlada Maharaja.At Ahovalam he just washed His hands, Rakta kunda is still there.But in Narasimha palli Lord Narasimha took full bath and rested for a long time.Bhaktivinoda Thakura explains, the demigods build residence there.
Pradyumna Misra also known as Narasimhananda, could directly talk to Lord Narasimha, this is confirmed by Sril Prabhupada in the CC.Where did he stay in Navadvipa? In Jaiva Dharma Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura reveals this , his bhajan kurtir was a Narasimha palli.In Vrindavan and Navadvipa Lord Narasimha blesses one with Krsna prema, this is shown in the Navadvipa Bhava taranga when Bhaktivinoda Thakura gos to Narasimha palli and gets the mercy of Lord Narasimha:
Five Prayers to Lord Narasimha
by Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura has written five beautiful prayers in “Sri Navadvipa Bhava Taranga” for receiving the mercy of Lord Narasimha. These prayers are certainly assurance to all sincere devotees that the worship of Lord Narasimha is purely in the line of aspiring love and devotion to Sri Sri Radha and Krsna. Those prayers are as follows.
e dusta hrdaye kama adi ripu chaya
kutinati pratisthasa sathya sada raya
hrdaya-sodhana ara krsnera vasana
nrsimha-carane mora ei to’ kamana
Within my sinful heart the six enemies headed by lust perpetually reside, as well as duplicity, the desire for fame, plus sheer cunning. At the lotus feet of Lord Narasimha, I hope that He will mercifully purify my heart and give me the desire to serve Lord Krsna.
kandiya nrsimha-pade magibo kakhana
nirapade navadvipe jugala-bhajana
bhaya bhaya paya yan’ra darsane se hari
prasanna hoibo kabe more daya kari
Weeping, I will beg at the lotus-feet of Lord Narasimha for the benediction of worshipping Radha and Krsna in Navadvipa, perfectly safe and free from all difficulties. When will this Lord Hari, Whose terrible form strikes fear into fear itself, ever become pleased and show me His mercy?
yadyapi bhisana murti dusta-jiva-prati
prahladadi krsna-bhakta-jane bhadra ati
kabe va prasanna ho’ye sa krpa-vacane
nirbhaya karibe ei mudha akincane
Even though Lord Narasimha is terrifying toward the sinful souls, He offers great auspiciousness unto the devotees of Lord Krsna headed by Prahlada Maharaja. When will He be pleased to speak words of compassion unto me, a worthless fool, and thereby make me fearless?
svacchande baiso he vatsa sri-gauranga-dhame
jugala-bhajana hau rati hau name
mama bhakta-krpa-bale vighna jabe dura
suddha cite bhajo radha-krsna-rasa-pura
He will say, “Dear child! Sit sown freely and live happily here in Sri Gauranga-dhama. May you nicely worship the Divine Couple, and may you develop loving attachment for Their Holy Names. By the mercy of My devotees, all obstacles are cast far away. With a purified heart, just perform the worship of Radha and Krsna, for such worship overflows with sweet nectar.”
ei boli’ kabe mora mastaka-upara
sviya sri-carana harse dharibe isvara
amani jugala-preme sattvika vikare
dharaya lutibo ami sri-nrsimha-dvare
Saying this, will that Lord delightedly place His own divine lotus-feet upon my head? I will experience sublime love for the Divine Couple Radha-Krsna and undergo the ecstatic transformations called sattvika. Falling on the ground, I will roll about at the door of Sri Narasimha’s temple.
(Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, – “Sri Navadvipa Bhava Taranga”, 36-40)
Thus for all Gaudiya Vaisnavas we are concerned with Lord Narasimha mainly in Vrindavan and Navadvipa
May Lord Narasimha kindly bless us all with ecstatic love for Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Radha Krsna .
your humble servant
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