for ISKCON News on April 26, 2012
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha had very mercifully and miraculously given shelter to cows and devotees by rejecting the plan of the government of building an abattoir (mechanized slaughter house) on a vacant land in East Bangalore. With the help of local leaders and people, devotees started the worship of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha in a temporary structure with sincere aspirations of soon building one of the finest temples for the Lord and dedicating it to Srila Prabhupada’s mission. The Lord has very patiently waited and now we are most excited to announce the completion of one of the largest temples dedicated to Lord Narasimha in Bangalore.
This temple will also be the abode of Nava Narasimha (Ahobilam’s traditionally worshipped nine forms of Lord Narasimha). The temple occupies special place in the heart of Bangalore devotees since almost each of them were directly or indirectly involved with the building of the temple. By directly we mean many devotees, starting with children as young as five, have helped in carrying mud, bricks and stone to build this magnificent temple.
But the good news is not over yet. The completion of the Nava Narasimha temple is only the phase 1 of the entire temple project. They have another phase involving the construction of a temple for Gandharvika Giridhari deities also, which they hope to complete by Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2012.
For now, the inauguration of the temple has been spread across an 11 day festival starting from April 24th to May 5th, Sri Narasimha Jayanti. They will have the events like Netraunmilana, Narasimha Homa, Prana Pratishtha and Maha Abhisheka during the first part of the celebration on 27th, 28th and 29th. On 4th, 5th (Sri Narasimha Chaturdashi) and 6th of May the formal inauguration takes place, a grand celebration, open to the general public.
The celebration will be held in the presence of senior ISKCON-leaders such as Jayapataka Swami, Bhakti Vikas Swami, Bhanu Swami, Shyamasundar Das, Bhakti Vinod Swami, Bhakti Rasamrit Swami, Dayaram Das, Shankardhari Das, Revati Raman Das and Radheshyam Das.
For those of who cannot be present in person we have the virtual option and all of you can be a part of the event by visiting our site giridhari.com, wherein live darshan will be telecast.
For any further details kindly contact Harikshetra Das 91 9886709603.