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Sankirtana Fire still burning strong in London

The blessings of Srila Prabhupda I was able to attend the Janmastami celebrations at Bhaktivedanta Manor at 2011 .After that I joined Harinam Sankirtan at London city.
Please see the link fir photos …….

https://picasaweb.google.com/106652055478422838217/HarinamSankirtanAtLondon

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Mar 27, 2012 @ 10:23 am

First Sannyasa Candidates Convention

You may see more photographs of Sannyasa candidates ………

https://picasaweb.google.com/106652055478422838217/ISKCONSannyasaCandidates

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Mar 20, 2012 @ 9:44 am

“Chant loudly from your heart” Mayapur Kirtan Mela- 2012

Magical Moments in Mayapur 2012 – Kirtan Ecstasy
by Sacinandana Swami on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 3:49pm ·

Especially during the evening kirtans I often felt the sweetness of chanting with so many devotees. Sometimes I felt the Holy Names were like mouthfuls of the tastiest and most nourishing preparation. I just needed to open the heart and taste the Name there first. Then, the Name wandered to the mouth and filled it up to the brim. From there it saturated all the cells of my body and then the whole atmosphere. Krishna’s most merciful form is the Holy Name – and it is the first form in which we will meet our Lord.

Collected from HH Sacinandana Swami’s Face Book the link is ………

http://www.facebook.com/notes/sacinandana-swami/magical-moments-in-mayapur-2012-kirtan-ecstasy/253218488101938

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Mar 20, 2012 @ 11:24 am

A glimpse of village programme nectar of HH Subhaga Swami Maharaja

Dear devotees,
PAMHO AGTSP.

The link of the photos given in the article is not working so please go to the link below to relish fully. Tth direct link is …..

https://picasaweb.google.com/mdasindia/AGlimpseOfVillageProgrammesNectar

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Dec 24, 2011 @ 5:55 am

The Oldest Existing Copy of Sri Caitanya Caritamrta

Please see the link for photos………

https://picasaweb.google.com/106652055478422838217/TheOldestExistingCopyOfSriCaitanyaCaritamrta

All these photograph copied from Indradumna Swami’s face Book .

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Dec 18, 2011 @ 7:43 am

Gita Ecstasy

Please see the link of Gita Jayanti photo’s …..

https://picasaweb.google.com/106652055478422838217/GitaJayantiAtISKCONVrindavan

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Dec 13, 2011 @ 4:03 pm

Vraj Mandal Parikrama 2011 (Silver Jubilee) first three day Report

Please see the link for Parikrama photos …

First day Parikrama …..

https://picasaweb.google.com/106652055478422838217/VrajMandalParikrama2011SilverJubileeFirstDay

Second day Parikrama …..

https://picasaweb.google.com/106652055478422838217/VrajMandalParikrama2011SilverJubileeSecondDay

Third day Parikrama …..

https://picasaweb.google.com/106652055478422838217/VrajMandalParikrama2011SilverJubileeThirdDayDay

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Oct 20, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

Lord Balarama Appearance

O transcendental Lord, who are situated in the topmost planet of the spiritual world, Your two lotus feet are always massaged by a multitude of the best devotees with their lotus-bud hands. You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead, complete in six opulences. You are the Supreme Person mentioned in the Purusha-sukta prayers. You are the most perfect, self-realised master of all mystic power. Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto You.

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Aug 14, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

Translation by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad: O Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead, who are addressed by the Omkara [pranava], I offer my respectful obeisances unto You. O Lord Vasudeva, I meditate upon You. O Lord Pradyumna, Lord Aniruddha and Lord Sankarsana, I offer You my respectful obeisances. O reservoir of spiritual potency, O supreme bliss, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You, who are self-sufficient and most peaceful. O ultimate truth, one without second, You are realised as Brahman, Paramatma and Bhagavan and are therefore the reservoir of all knowledge. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You. Perceiving Your personal bliss, You are always transcendental to the waves of material nature. Therefore, my Lord, I offer my respectful obeisances unto you. You are the supreme controller of the senses, and Your expansions of form are unlimited. You are the greatest and therefore I offer my respectful obeisances unto You. The words and mind of the conditioned soul cannot approach the Supreme Personality of Godhead, for material names and forms are not applicable to the Lord, who is entirely spiritual, beyond the conception of gross and subtle forms. The impersonal Brahman is another of His forms. May He, by His pleasure, protect us. As pots made completely of earth are situated on earth after being created and are transformed into earth again when broken, this cosmic manifestation is caused by the Brahman, situated in the Supreme Brahman, and annihilated in the same Supreme Brahman. Therefore, since the Supreme Lord is the cause of Brahman, let us offer Him our respectful obeisances. The Supreme Brahman emanates from the Supreme Personality of Godhead and expands like the sky. Although untouched by anything material, it exists within and without. Nonetheless, the mind, intelligence, senses and living force can neither touch Him. I offer unto Him my respectful obeisances. As iron has the power to burn when made red-hot in the association of fire, so the body, senses, living force, mind and intelligence, although merely lumps of matter, can function in their activities when infused with particle of consciousness by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. As Iron cannot burn unless heated by fire, the bodily senses cannot act unless favoured by the Supreme Brahman.

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Aug 14, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

For Lord Balaram appearance day photos please see the link ……

https://picasaweb.google.com/106652055478422838217/LordBalaramAppearance

Worship of Lord Sankarsana :

Anyone who wishes to worship Lord Sankarshana must learn the pious story of King Citraketu who attained the Supreme Lord in seven days hearing the instructions of Devarsi Narada and constantly reciting the song in praise of His glories as in Bhagavatam (6.16-18-25),

aum namas-tubhyam bhagavate vasudevaya dhimahi

pradyumnaya-aniruddhaya namah sankarshanaya ca

namo vijnana matraya paramananda murtaye

atmaramaya shantaya nivrtta dvaita drstaye

atmanadanubhutyaiva nyasta shakty-urmaye namah

hrsikeshaya mahate namas-te ananta-murtaye

vacasy-uparate aprapya ya eko manasa saha

anama-rupash-cin-matrah so-avyan-nah sad-asad-parah

yasminn-idam yatash-cedam tisthaty-apyeti jayate

mrnmayesv-iva-mrj-jatis tasmai te brahmane namah

yan-na sprshati na vidur mano-buddhi-indriya-asavah

antar-bahish-ca vitaram vyomavat-tan-nato-asmy-aham

dehendriya-prana-mano-dhiyo-ami

yad-amsha-viddhah pracaranti karmasu

naiva-anyada lauham iva-aprataptam

sthanesu tad drstr-apadesham-eti

aum namo bhagavate maha-purusaya maha-

anubhavaya maha-vibhuti-pataye sakala-satvata-

parivrdha-nikara-kara-kamala kudmalopalalita-

caranaravinda-yugala parama paramesthin namas-te

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Aug 14, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

The tremendous success of ISKCON ratha yatras in Bangladesh

Please go the following link for more photos:

https://picasaweb.google.com/106652055478422838217/JagannathRathayatra2011DhakaBangladesh?authkey=Gv1sRgCI_74qeo-oylTA

And I believe it will captivate your mind seeing the wonderful Ratha Yatra photos..

JAY JAGANNATHA!!!!!!

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Jul 16, 2011 @ 7:23 am

The significance and glories of Rathayatra

Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 13 Summary :

A summary of this chapter is given by Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in his Amṛta-pravāha-bhāṣya as follows. After bathing early in the morning, Śrī CaitanyaMahāprabhu saw the deities (Jagannātha, Baladeva and Subhadrā) get aboard their three cars. This function is called Pāṇḍu-vijaya. At that time, KingPratāparudra took a broom with a golden handle and began to cleanse the road. Lord Jagannātha took permission from the goddess of fortune and then started in the car for the Guṇḍicā temple. The road to the temple led along a broad, sandy beach, and on both sides of the road were residential quarters, houses and gardens. Along that road the servants called gauḍas began to pull the cars. Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu divided His sańkīrtana party into seven divisions. With two mṛdańgas in each division, there were altogether fourteen mṛdańgas. While performing kīrtana, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu exhibited various symptoms of transcendental ecstasy, and Jagannātha and Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu exchanged Their feelings very blissfully. When the cars reached the place known asBalagaṇḍi, the devotees offered the deities simple food. At this time, in a nearby garden, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and His devotees took a brief rest from the dancing.

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Jul 1, 2012 @ 4:08 am

Jagannath Rathayatra

The Puri Temple complex :

The temple records reveal that the major temple complex called Sri-mandir was built in the 12th century by King Chodaganga Deva (Anangabhima Deva) and it houses as many as 4000 – 5000 priests and covers an area of approximately one acre bounded by stone walls with a gate on each of the four sides. The 25ft high outer wall (655ft x 640ft) is called Meghanada and the inner wall 420ft x 315ft is called Kurma Prachir. The gopura of the main shrine is said to be 215ft tall and houses the six foot tall Deities of the three divine siblings on a five foot high holy dais. The small surrounding shrines are said to be later additions of the 16th century and they house around 100 demigods.

The Jagannath Puri temple is a combination of the Dravidian and Nagara architecture. The architectural excellence of the temple is evident from the carvings and construction details. In the stone borders and door frames can be seen the beautifully sculptured 24 forms of Lord Vishnu. The main temple consists of four distinct buildings: (1) Bhoga-mandapa: an 18m x 17m hall for the food offerings to Lord Jagannatha and consists of beautiful sculptures and paintings of krshna-lila. (2) Nata Mandapa: is a spacious music and dance hall (21m x 20m). (3) Jagamohana (Mukhashala): This is the visitor’s hall to see the Deities of Lord Jagannatha, Balarama and Subhadra. Three Garuda-sthambhas are located here from where Lord Gauranga took the daily darshan of Vajrendranandana Jagannatha Deva. (4) Vimana: (Bada-deula or Garbha-grha): This is the inner sanctum, the main altar (ratna-simhasanam) for the Deities of Jagannatha, Baladeva, Subhadra, Sudarshana, Lakshmi, Sarasvati and Nila-madhava.

Daily aartis are held six times a day from 4 AM to 9 PM in the main temple. Devotees throng up in large numbers to worship the deities and they ecstatically dance, sing in groups, and chant Lord’s holy names. Hundreds of cooks work in the large kitchen and prepare 56 varieties of delicious dishes for Lord Jagannath and the remnants of the prasadam are served to the tens of thousands of devotees visiting the temple every day.

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Jul 9, 2011 @ 7:56 am

Navadwipa Mandala Parikrama 2011

For pictures direct link is………………

https://picasaweb.google.com/106652055478422838217/NavadwipaMandalaParikrama2011?authkey=Gv1sRgCPn_lt_foNSF6wE#

For vodeo direct link is………………

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D91BttqyvE

» Posted By Lakshman Das On May 13, 2011 @ 3:32 am

Boat Festival 2011 at ISKCON Vrindavan

For Boat festival 2011 at Yamuna Photos please see the link……….

https://picasaweb.google.com/106652055478422838217/BoatFestivalAtYamuna#

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Mar 31, 2011 @ 8:17 am

Ecstatic chanting & dancing of Devotees in the Rathayatra of Agra

Hare krishna
Please accept my humble obesences. All glories to Srila prabhupada.
For photograph of Agra Rathayatra please see these links in face book………

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=39735&id=100001275153368

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=39733&id=100001275153368

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=39732&id=100001275153368

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=39729&id=100001275153368

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Oct 7, 2010 @ 6:55 am

Radhastami at ISKCON Vrindavan

wherever there is Krishna there is Radha. And wherever there is Radha there is Krishna. They are inseparable… So Radha and Krishna is the one Supreme, but in order to enjoy, they have divided into two. Again Lord Chaitanya joined the two into one…That one means Krishna in the ecstasy of Radha. Sometimes Krishna is in ecstasy of Radha. Sometimes Radha is in ecstasy of Krishna. This is going on. But the whole thing is Radha and Krishna means the one, the Supreme…So Radha-Krishna philosophy is a very great philosophy. It is to be understood in the liberated stage. Radha-Krishna philosophy is not to be understood in the conditioned stage. But when we worship Radha-Krishna in our conditional stage, actually we worship Laksmi-Narayana…

when you have no love for God or Krishna, we have to follow the regulative principles…
Gradually, as you become purified, as you become on the transcendental platform, you’ll understand what is Radha-Krishna…Because Krishna and Radha, They are not on the material field… Don’t try to understand Radha-Krsna very quickly. It is a very big subject… The Supreme Brahman cannot accept anything material. So Radha is not in the material field.

30 August 68 , Montreal

By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Sep 7, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

In my photo Album of facebook profile named “Radhastami – 2010 at ISKCON Vrindavan”

HG Gaurprem Prabhu commented as “I remember one Babaji of Vrindvan said…this is same Radharani appeared in Krsna’s time..She looks same and merged with this Deity incarnation.
All glories to Srimati Radha Rani and to her most beloved Sri Shyam Sunder.
Jai Radha Shyam Sundr Bhagavan ki Jay”

Link: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=529644&id=100000097925463&ref=fbx_album

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Sep 23, 2010 @ 2:20 am

HG Aindra Prabhu – Final Update from Vrindavan

On 19th July 2010 a glorification ceremony was held for His Grace Aindra Prabhu, you can listen to the audio recording online or download it, here is the link..
http://www.iskconvrindavan.com/audio-archives/temple-lectures-2010/

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Jul 27, 2010 @ 5:27 am

Iskcon Bangladesh Ratha Yatra 2010

Festivals Around Bangladesh :

The Lord of the universe now parades in major cities all over the world, increasing His mercy unlimitedly, responding to the desire of His pure devotee Srila Prabhupada, who brought the Rathayatra to the West. The first Rathayatra outside India was held on July 9, 1967, in San Francisco.

As years passed, the chariots were made taller, and more beautiful, and soon ISKCON began holding Rathayatras in many cities around Bangladesh: Dhaka, Comilla, Chowmohani (Noakhali), Chittagong, Pundarik Dham, Coxs Bazar, Sandip, Norsingdi, Brahaman Baria, Fandauk, Hobigonj, Sachi Angan, Kulawara, Sylhet, Jayantapur, Pana Tirtha, Tangail, Kishorgonj, Bagura, Sarali, Barisal, Sathkhira, Faridpur, Rup-Sanatan Dham.

People everywhere are becoming attracted to the joyful and colorful Rathayatra festival. Thousands of pleasure-seekers throng to behold the giant chariots, chant and dance a bit, enjoy tasty prasadam given free to all, or take part in a full festival of music, dance, exhibits, and spiritual entertainment. And because Lord Jagannatha is a most merciful form of the Lord, even those who hardly understand the philosophy behind Rathayatra benefit just by seeing the festival or taking part in it.

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Jul 9, 2010 @ 3:28 am

Barak Obama gets Bhagavata Gita!

The Lord is equal to all, but He moulds people differently that we all perform various duties to maintain our life. Some will be leaders and we shower praises to them because they assume great offices and control social administration. The elected President of the richest democracy enjoys a great say in this world and everyone tries to clip him to own side is not unusual. Whatever a great person tells, we try to follow. As Lord Krishna tells to Arjuna in Bhagavad Gita (3.21)

yad yad acarati sresthhas tat tad evetaro janah
sa yat pramanam kurute lokas tad anuvartate

Translation and Purport by : His divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami prabhupada.
Translation :
Whatever action a great man performs, common men follow. And whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues.
Purport :
People in general always require a leader who can teach the public by practical behavior. A leader cannot teach the public to stop smoking if he himself smokes. Lord Caitanya said that a teacher should behave properly before he begins teaching. One who teaches in that way is called acarya, or the ideal teacher. Therefore, a teacher must follow the principles of sastra (scripture) to teach the common man. The teacher cannot manufacture rules against the principles of revealed scriptures. The revealed scriptures, like Manu-samhita and similar others, are considered the standard books to be followed by human society. Thus the leader’s teaching should be based on the principles of such standard sastras. One who desires to improve himself must follow the standard rules as they are practiced by the great teachers. The Srimad-Bhagavatam also affirms that one should follow in the footsteps of great devotees, and that is the way of progress on the path of spiritual realization. The king or the executive head of a state, the father and the school teacher are all considered to be natural leaders of the innocent people in general. All such natural leaders have a great responsibility to their dependents; therefore they must be conversant with standard books of moral and spiritual codes. [As-They-Surrender-Unto-Me ] [VTE]

Barrack is a neutral, for he is born of a mixed lineage with a black father and a white mother. Great souls like Mahatma Gandhi influenced him in his life even while he schooled in Indonesia. As said, he attended the bhajans of Hare Krishna and therefore is not an alien to Bhagavd Gita.

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Jun 13, 2010 @ 10:50 am

Lord Nrisimhadeva’s mercy even on non-devotees

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 ]

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Jun 14, 2010 @ 4:14 am

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 ]

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Jun 14, 2010 @ 4:10 am

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

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Jun 14, 2010 @ 4:03 am

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…………………

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Jun 14, 2010 @ 4:02 am

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!

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Jun 14, 2010 @ 3:59 am

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 ]

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Jun 13, 2010 @ 3:47 am

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 ]

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Jun 13, 2010 @ 3:45 am

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.

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Jun 13, 2010 @ 3:43 am

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 ]

» Posted By Lakshman Das On Jun 12, 2010 @ 8:30 am

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