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Lord Nrisimhadeva’s mercy even on non-devotees

Friday, 11 June 2010 / Published in Articles / 7,601 views

By Lakshman (das) Vrindavan (IN)

The mercy of Lord Nrisimhadeva at Mayapur is famous and I have an interesting story in brief.

I know a couple Ashok Ghosh and his wife Shila Ghosh from Kolkata, who married twelve years ago. Four years before when I met them, they shared their worries with me. Like other childless couples, who undertake treatments or throw faith in magical amulets, this young couple too were attracted to artificial means to have a baby. Incidentally, I suggested them to take shelter of Jagrata Nrsiimhadeve at ISKCON Mayapur. In the year 2006, Nrisimha Caturdasi day, the couple came too Mayapur and observed the Vrata seriously, approached the Lord, and paid their sincere offerings to Him with full surrender.

A year later, when I visited Calcutta, incidentally I met the couple and found them extremely happy. To my amazement, I saw carrying a small baby in the lap. I enquired who the child was? The couple narrated to me the blessings of Lord Nrisimhadeva upon them. This is a clear example of the Lord’s mercy upon anyone who takes shelter of Him. This is an instance, even a non-devotee has been blessed with His mercy. The Lord can bless anything to anyone if surrenders to Him and incidentally utters His holy name even once.

The ancients performed putrakameshthi yajna to invoke the divinities and bless the childless couple to have progeny. In kaliyuga, we short-lived humans forgot those tedious Vedic yajnas. In this disastrous age, surrendering to the God and uttering His holy names is the greatest sacrifice one can offer as Lord Caitanya instructed us through His divine Grace A. C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. As the Vishnupurana says, “Ten years of tapasya in sattya yuga equates to one year of tapasya in tertayuga, and it equates to one month of tapas in dvapayuga and it equates to just one day of tapasya in kaliyuga. Anyone who surrenders to the Lord and utters His holy name even once, the merciful Lord will bless him all his needs and at the end will offer him a chance to reach the Supreme Destination even the king of heaven Indra is ineligible to obtain. Therefore, let us always recite the mahamantra –

HARE KRSNA HARE KRSHNA KRSHNA KRSHNA HARE HARE

HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE

O’ Lord Nrisimhadeva, I beg you to bless upon us Your benediction to please remember You always. Please bless me be free from all obstacles and dwell in pure love of Radha Madhava at Mayapur, and let me be their servant forever.

Street Chanting in relation to Book distribution and in India
Hare Krishna devotees hold public event

10 Responses to “Lord Nrisimhadeva’s mercy even on non-devotees”

  1. Lakshman Das says :

    Hare krishna
    Dear Devotees
    you can direct contract with Ashok Ghosh and his wife Shila Ghosh. Personally you can talk to them.
    Email : sila.kolkata@gmail.com
    Mobile : +919836922303

  2. Lakshman Das says :

    LORD NRISIMHA DEVA PASTIMES WITH DEVOTEES :

    Pastime One:

    Lord Nrisimhadeva’s pujari had a very startling dream in which the director of the Temple called him and told him to bring some diesel oil saying, “ we are going to sacrifice Lord Nrisimhadeva”. You are going to what! exclaimed the pujari! “Yes we are going to sacrifice Lord Nrisimhadeva.”
    You can’t do that, this is crazy.
    “Just bring the diesel, will you?”
    Okay, I will bring the oil but I don’t want anything to do with this, it doesn’t make any sense.
    After some time the pujari returned to the temple and was totally shocked to see that everything had been completely burned by a great fire and all that remained of the Deity was his feet and ankles. Early next morning he approached the chief pujari and asked if he could explain the meaning of this terrible nightmare. After thinking for a while he began to smile and said oh yes, you see yesterday was the start of jaladan (the festival of dripping water on salagram for one month) but we forgot to observe it, therefore Lord Nrisimhadeva is letting you know that He is burning up and you should immediately begin the jaladan, which we did!
    [Source : http://www.lordnrisimhadevapastimes.org/Page%205%20Lord%20Nrisimhadeva%20pastimes.htm ]

  3. Lakshman Das says :

    LORD NRISIMHADEVA PASTIMES WITH DEVOTEES :

    Pastime two:

    Once, Lord Nrisimhadeva’s puja was going on as usual, when the pujari noticed that one flower fell from Nrisimhadeva’s garland. The pujari asked the visitors if anyone was offering any special prayers to Lord Nrisimhadeva. The visitors in front did not say anything, but from the back one lady came forward with tears in her eyes. She said, “my daughter got married about four or five years ago and she has no issue. The people in my son-in-law’s house consider it inauspicious. So I was praying to Nrisimhadeva that He might help her in her desperate situation”. Then the pujari said, “Your prayer is granted, the symptom is that this flower fell from Nrisimhadeva’s garland. Please take this and keep it nicely. You can wash this flower and give the water to your daughter to drink.” Then the mataji left, and later the pujari forgot the incident.

    After one year, the same mataji along with her daughter, son-in-law and a new born baby came smiling to Nrisimhadeva, and she reminded the pujari about the prayer she made one year back, as a result of which her daughter gave birth to a very nice baby boy, whom they named Prahlad. And once again they offered a very nice puja (offering fruits and flowers) to Lord Nrisimhadeva.
    [ Source : http://www.lordnrisimhadevapastimes.org/Page%205%20Lord%20Nrisimhadeva%20pastimes.htm ]

    Pastime three:

    One of our Namahatta devotees, Kalyani Dasi has got two daughters, the elder one is Prathibha and the younger is Anubha, both of them are married, and they have grown-up children. They both live in the same city, Berhampur. Once the husband of Prathibha fell extremely sick and was in a coma, near to death. Along with the other relatives the younger sister, Anubha, was also in great anxiety about her brother-in-law’s situation. She went to the hospital, and as she was a devotee, she prayed to Lord Nrisimhadeva (at ISKCON, Mayapur) to help her brother-in-law. She came home and went to bed with a heavy heart. At the end of the night she had a dream in which Nrisimhadeva came near to her and told her, “Don’t worry, your brother-in-law is OK.” And then her dream broke. In the morning, the news came from the hospital that the patient was doing well, his saline drip and oxygen had both been removed, and he was now able to talk.

  4. Lakshman Das says :

    LORD NRISIMHADEVA PASTIMES WITH DEVOTEES :

    Pastime four:

    There was a fight in a village, and in the course of the fight one person was attacked with acid as a result of which his whole face was burnt and terribly disfigured. The sight of one of the eyes was completely lost and the other eye had only about 10% vision. The doctors said that the remaining eye, through which he had 10% vision, would also go blind very soon. They suggested taking the patient to Vellore (South India) for further treatment, to see if they could do something about it. At that time a devotee who was there, suggested that they should pray to Lord Nrisimhadeva for the recovery of his eyes. As a result they prayed to Lord Nrisimhadeva (at ISKCON Mayapur). The next day, much to the doctor’s surprise it was found that the patient could see everything very nicely.

    Pastime five:

    One Russian mataji used to make tulasi garlands for Nrisimhadeva everyday. Being pleased with her, Nrisimhadeva’s pujari gave her one of Lord Nrisimhadeva’s false finger nails as prasad. She took it and kept it with her. That night she had a dream in which she saw that Lord Nrisimhadeva had come to her and was sitting on her bed. The Lord then put His fingers with His long nails inside her heart and pulled out something black and said “ you see this, this is not love, it is lust, and there is still more there, what shall I do with it ?” She could not reply, and her dream broke. The next day she went before Lord Nrisimhadeva and asked him to throw it far away.
    [ Source : http://www.lordnrisimhadevapastimes.org/Page%205%20Lord%20Nrisimhadeva%20pastimes.htm ]

  5. Lakshman Das says :

    LORD NRISIMHADEVA PASTIMES WITH DEVOTEES :

    Pastime six:

    The father of one of the devotees of ISKCON youth forum, used to argue with him saying, “Why do we have to worship Nrisimhadeva, when Radha Madhava are there?” The boy tried to make his father understand that Krishna and Nrisimhadeva are non-different, but his father was not very convinced in this regard. During Nrisimha Caturdasi 2003, this boy, along with his father came to the temple and was watching Lord Nrisimhadeva’s Abhishek Ceremony. Suddenly the boy’s father saw Madhava’s face in place of Nrisimhadeva’s. He turned to Radha Madhava and again he looked back at Nrisimhadeva and found Nrisimhadeva’s face as Madhava’s still. This continued for about 20 seconds. In this way he realized that there is no difference between Madhava and Nrisimhadeva.

    Pastime Seven:

    During 2004, Kavipriya devi dasi, of South Kolkata, a disciple of HH Jayapataka Swami, made some bracelets for Lord Nrisimhadeva. Somehow or other, she could not come to Mayapur and offer them to the Lord. In the meantime, she started becoming sick in different ways. She went to the doctors and tried various treatments, but there was no cure. Lastly the doctors said that her problem was thyroid. As a result, she would eventually be unable to move.

    As she was in great anxiety, thinking what to do, all of a sudden she remembered about Lord Nrisimhadeva and the bracelets which she was supposed to offer to Him. Even though she was ill, she made the endeavour to come to Mayapur to give the bracelets. After offering them to Lord Nrisimhadeva, all the symptoms of illness were totally removed within three days.

    All glories to Lord Nrisimhadeva!
    [ Source : http://www.lordnrisimhadevapastimes.org/Page%205%20Lord%20Nrisimhadeva%20pastimes.htm ]

  6. Lakshman Das says :

    Pastime Eight: Thank You, Lord Nrisimhadeva

    On April 22, 2005, Revati Sundari dd, age 8, was climbing on the roof of the bamboo playhouse in the Grhastha park in Sri Mayapur dham. To her great surprise, she fell through the roof, landing on her head, and the roof caved in on top of her. She was in shock for an hour, shaking and crying and incoherent. She also had concussion. Gaura Babu, our wonderful homeopathic vaisnava doctor, treated her for concussion and shock and suggested a scan.

    After three days, Revati woke up in the night vomiting black blood. We rushed her off to Kolkata. On the way, clear fluid was leaking from her nose, then violent nosebleeds started.

    We took her straight to a good pediatrician, who immediately called in the top neurologist in the city. He ordered a CT scan and then, seeing the results, he sent us to a very good neurosurgeon, who has his own private hospital. Revati was admitted straight away.

    The symptoms continued through the night, and we found out that the clear fluid from her nose was the brain fluid (CFS) leaking out. The scan clearly showed a fracture in the floor of her brain, from which the brain fluid was escaping. Also her brain was swollen and blood was pooling there, causing pressure. She had extreme pain in her head which was unabated since the accident. The doctors worked on her for a couple of days, giving her medicine intravenously. The whites of her eyes became totally red. She was like a limp rag with little interest in anything.

    Finally the doctors said that the next morning, early, they would do a special scan showing all the sections of her brain to determine the exact extent of the injuries and then would probably decide to operate to repair the damage. They would tell us their decision by 9 am.

    I phoned Pankajanghri Prabhu, explaining the situation and asking him to please pray to Lord Nrisimhadeva. He immediately said he would do a full puja between 5 and 7 AM, complete with abhisekha and everything else. This was the time of the special scan.

    The next morning when I met the doctors, they were looking amazed and said that the new scan showed that the injuries were miraculously almost healed. All the symptoms such as pain, violent nosebleeds, brain fluid leakage, vomiting, etc, had abruptly stopped.

    When I went in to see Revati, she was sitting up in bed looking bright-eyed and fresh, and her eyes were fully white again. Thank you, Lord Nrisimhadeva!

  7. Lakshman Das says :

    Pastime Nine Lord Nrisimhadeva shows His mercy even to a non-devotee.
    Yasoda Mata’s 85-year-old foster father passed away two months ago.

    During his stay in the hospital, Yasoda Mata prepared a tape recorder and played the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra all day long in his ward. Her foster father was actually in semi-coma, but miraculously when he heard the Maha mantra, gradually he awoke and with closed eyes he appeared to enjoying the music and the sound vibration.

    He started to follow the tempo by tapping his hand on the edge of his bed. His finger ring made the sound like “don, don don” “don, don don …….. “ He looked like he was totally meditating on the Maha mantra. Suddenly he spoke, “Look! There is a huge 5 clawed man, and his head looks just like a lion’s, he is coming into my ward. Don’t you see him? He is coming ….” The foster father still with eyes closed said “Oh, yes, I forgot you all cannot see him, but he is really here. I do not know who He is?”

    At that moment Yasoda Mata and her daughters looked at each other in great surprise and answered. “Father, He is Lord Nrisimhadev”. “What dev ??? I don’t know Him. But He is nodding His head to tell me that He is.”

    Yashoda mata felt great ecstasy in hearing this for in her house she keeps a model of the Nrisimha Deity from Mayapur and had been offering heart felt prayers to Him so that her father could leave the body without any attachment and that his soul can become Krishna’s devotee in his next birth.

    Continuously her father said, “Look, He is smiling to me and starting to speak again .… Oh, He is telling me that I have to learn to chant what you are chanting now…. what exactly are you chanting ?” He said.

    “It is a mantra to call the holy name of Lord” Yasoda Mata replied. “ I don’t know what mantra, but please teach Me.” he said. “All right father, please repeat after me and listen carefully — Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare” Yasoda Mata taught her foster father word by word patiently. Without taking a long time, he learned and tried to chant…. and chanted so nicely.
    Next coment is rest of it…………………

  8. Lakshman Das says :

    The next day he passed away with tranquility.

    During that weekend, we devotees here congregated together to do the kirtan for Yasoda Mata’s father at the funeral service. Yasoda Mata prepared the prasadam garland, Ganga water, tulasi, and put tilak on her father, which have all been done nicely and properly according to her guru maharaj H.H. Giridhari Swami’s telephone instruction. Her foster father’s face looked so peaceful, his cheeks were a little pink, and his body was soft. After some customary ceremonies the body was sent to the incinerator. A Few hours later the people who work in the memorial service came to us and exclaimed in amazement – “We have never seen anyone’s ashes look so white and beautiful like jade as your father’s! What happened to him? What were you chanting for him?” “Could you write it down for us? We want to learn and we think we can also chant while doing our service here.”

    Why the Lord Himself personally appeared before someone who we consider is not a devotee proves the sastric statement – that if one is always engaged in the devotional service of the Lord, all their family members will be benefited as well.
    From Lin Tulip
    Taiwan, 20th March 2006

  9. Lakshman Das says :

    Lord Nrisimhadevaa resolves a father’s dilemma 9th September, 2006

    My father and mother living in Bankura district, Chatna village are initiated devotees of Gaudiya Math. My name is Gauranga. I had joined the ISKCON Sri Mayapur temple 6 months ago and after finishing the 3 months new bhakta training course, I was put in the school preaching service.

    A few days ago just before Jhulan Purnima, my father came to take me back to my house with a request from him and other family members that I should sit for the higher board examination and get a degree, I also had a slight desire to go and see my mother. However on hearing my father’s intention ,concerned devotees made heartfelt requests – one even fell at his feet, begging him not to take me back to the world of maya. My father being a vaisnava himself fell in a great dilemma. Finally he took shelter of Lord Nrisimhadeva and prayed to him for guidance. That night Lord Nrisimhadeva appeared in my father’s dream. The Lord was in a very calm mood, He rubbed the palm of His hand on my father and said.”My dear son, you go. Your son shall remain here at my lotus feet.” Upon seeing the Lord, my father completely startled started to pay obeisances, Then Lord Nrisimhadeva diappeared. My father happily told my incharge that I may remain and continue to serve here. I also called and informed the other family members that I was not ready to appear for any kind of examinations this year.
    [ Source : http://www.lordnrisimhadevapastimes.org/Page%206%20Pastimes%20during%202006%20&%20207.htm ]

  10. Lakshman Das says :

    PLEASE HELP ME!
    By Deepak Gupta

    On the 10 th of December 06 while taking the bhaktishastri course in Mayapur, Deepak Gupta from Delhi, suddenly contracted chicken pox. Hoping against hope he consulted three doctors – aleopath, homeopath and ayurvedic. but all three confirmed the same thing “take complete rest in isolation for atleast 20 days. Deepak became really upset because his parents had let him come to Mayapur only after his repeated requests over a long period of time, now he would have to miss the courses, as well as the association of sannyasis and other senior teachers.

    After suffering intensely for 3 days Deepak just couldn’t tolerate it anymore so he made his way to the temple, he arrived just after sandhya aroti, as he stood before Lord Nrisimhadeva he said “dear Lord just look at my pitiable condition (his whole body aching and covered in sores) Please help me.” Then he joined the que for the Deities Mahaprasadam. The startled pujari seeing his condition gave some prasadam and called for the security guard who escorted him out from the temple and told him not to come back with such a contageous disease. Deepak returned to his room depressed at the thought of having to suffer like this for another 17 days or so. At 2 am the next morning Deepak awoke feeling very energetic, he got up to take a shower and to his delight and surprise he saw that the sores on his body had gone, all the marks had just disappeared. He attended The whole morning program without feeling any trace of fatigue. Deepak says “I am really thankful to Lord Nrisimhadeva for what He did for me in the holy dham, He saved my life. I could not tell you the pain I was getting and He cured me in just one day.
    [ Source : http://www.lordnrisimhadevapastimes.org/Page%206%20Pastimes%20during%202006%20&%20207.htm ]

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