A more complete version of the Namuci legend is found in Shatapatha Brahmana of the Yajurveda in chapter 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. The sculpture of Indonesia, p. Sometimes he is coming out of a pillar signifying that he is everywhere, in everything, in everyone. He accepted the Lord’s order.
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So it is only natural for a follower of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu to have an affinity toward Lord Narsinth. Even though Lord Narasimha is terrifying toward the sinful souls, He offers great auspiciousness unto the devotees of Lord Krsna headed by Prahlada Maharaja. But such is our audacity. The demon’s hair streams behind him, cushioning his head against the man-lion’s right knee.
Indra then meets Saraswati goddess of knowledge and Ashvins. Sometimes pseudo-devotees of Radha-Krsna denounce the worship of Lord Narasimha and reject the chanting of Narasimha mantras.
He is known as NarasinghNarasinghaNrusinghaNarasimba and Narasinghar in derivative languages. Click Picture for Darshan. Seeing all this, Srivasa trembled. Narasimha is worshipped across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh States in numerous forms.
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Government of Andhra Pradesh, In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The word Narasimha consists of two words “nara” which means man, and “simha” which means lion.
Krishna is almost always included; in exceptions, he is considered the source of all avatars. Such devotees do not know that if they themselves were to worship Lord Narasimha they might become free from their cunning and deceitful behavior and advance in their worship of Radha-Krsna. With raised tails some ran in the four directions. The goal of a Gaudiya Vaisnava is to develop pure love for Sri Sri Radha-Krsna and all aspects of our practices lead to that end and to that end alone.
The Worship of Lord Narasimha
Now He was confident. Since that time devotees have always considered Lord Narasimha to be the protector of the sankirtana movement. Bodhayan 2 Ananta Dasa Sastri 1 N. During the Ratha-yatra festival each year in Jagannatha Puri when Lord Jagannatha goes to the Gundica temple Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu used to take His sankirtana devotees for llrd of Lord Narasimha at a small temple just adjacent to Gundica.
Saying this, will that Lord delightedly place His own divine lotus-feet upon my head?
Together the term means “man-lion”, referring to a mixed creature avatar of Vishnu. Two Avatars in Cosmological Perspective. The Ugra form of the Lord is very fearful and hard to please. Views Read Edit View history. Only the pure devotee like Prahlada Maharaja was able to approach Lord Narasimha at that time. May you nicely worship the Divine Couple, and may you develop loving attachment for Their Holy Names. So who are we to think that we are more qualified than great devotees like Narada or that we are equal to Prahlada Maharaja?
The good was thus now mixed with his badness of his blood, which they did not want to drink. They pour out “foam of water” as a thunderbolt, which is neither dry nor moist, and the evil Asura Namuci is attacked and killed when it is neither day nor night.
The person you worship has come! And every year on the day before Srila Puri Maharaja’s Vyasa Puja all the devotees would go to Nrsimhapalli for darsana and a festival of kirtana and Hari-katha.
I will rescue the devotees.