Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!
Narasimha Caturdasi is the celebration of the appearance day of Lord Narasimhadev, a direct incarnation of the Lord in His half-man, half-lion form. Lord Narasimhadev appeared in order to protect his dear most devotee, Prahlada Maharaja, whose demonic father, Hiranyakasipu was a powerful atheist and enemy of the Lord.
When the angry demon Hiranyakasipu asked his Vaisnava son whether his God existed within the columns of the palace, Prahlada Maharaja immediately accepted that since the Lord is present everywhere, He was also present within the columns. Hiranyakasipu then struck the pillar with his fist, and with a tumultuous roaring sound, Lord Narasimhadev burst forth from the column and killed the demon.
Lord Narasimhadev is Krishna Himself, appearing especially in this form to reciprocate with our desire to remove all the obstacles in our devotional service.
"Although very ferocious, the lioness is very kind to her cubs. Similarly, although very ferocious to non-devotees like Hiranyakasipu, Lord Nrsimhadev is very, very gentle and kind to His devotees like Prahlada Maharaja."- HG Pankajanghri prabhu
Srimad Bhagavatam 5.18.8: The Prayers Offered to the Lord by the Residents of Jambudvipa
“I offer my respectful obeisances unto Lord Narasimha deva, the source of all power. O my Lord who possesses nails and teeth just like thunderbolts, kindly vanquish our demon like desires for fruitive activity in this material world. Please appear in our hearts and drive away our ignorance so that by Your mercy we may become fearless in the struggle for existence in this material world”
On the auspicious occasion of the appearance day of Lord Narasimhadev, there will be grand celebrations at ISKCON Scarborough starting at 6.30 pm coming Friday- May 24th 2013
6.30 pm- Abishek on the deities of Lord Narasimhadev
7.15 pm- class on the divine appearance & pastimes of Lord Narasimhadev
8.15 pm – Arti & Kirtan
8.45 pm- 1 round of chanting the Hare Krishna Maha mantra
9 pm- free vegetarian feast
Benedictions for hearing Lord Narasimhadev’s pastimes: Narada Muni to Maharaj Yudhisthir
Srimad Bhagavatam 7.10.46:
One who hears and chants this narration (Lord Narasimhadev’s pastimes) about the omnipotence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Visnu, is certainly liberated from material bondage without fail.
Srimad Bhagavatam 7.10.47:Anyone who with great attention hears this narration concerning the activities of Prahlada Maharaja, the killing of Hiranyakasipu, and the activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Narasimhadeva, surely reaches the spiritual world, where there is no anxiety.
We humbly welcome you, your family, friends and relatives to ISKCON Scarborough to take part in the celebrations and par take the unlimited blessings of Lord Narasimhadev
With best wishes from,
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,