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Articles tagged as Narasimhadeva

  • Germany’s Unique Kirtan Simha Festival Centers Around Lord Narasimhadeva

    Today there is a proliferation of different kirtan festivals all over the ISKCON world. But Germany’s Kirtan Simha is unique: a mystical experience centered around the Lord’s half-man, half-lion avatar Narasimhadeva.

  • ISKCON Highlights Child Protection on Nrsimha Chaturdasi

    On Nrsimha Chaturdasi -- Saturday April 28th– ISKCON’s Child Protection Office (CPO) will commemorate 20 years of service. On the occasion, its North American headquarters in Alachua, Florida – where the CPO was first established in April 1998 – will put on special events to highlight child protection.

  • Jaya Nrisimha (Electro Music Mix)

    Music by Gadabhrit Das (Gabor Gaspar), song performed by Anjavati Dasi (Hungary). 

  • Lord Nrsimha Caturdasi Maha Abhiseka 2016

    A video by Prananath Das.

  • Namas Te Narasimhaya

    By the Madhavas Rock Band.

  • European Devotees Gather to Respect Their Protector in Simhachalam
    In every ISKCON temple around the world, the morning greeting ceremony is held to the sweet, gentle sounds of “Govindam Adi Purusham” sung by the late Yamuna Devi. Not in Simhachalam. There, new visitors are startled by a ground-shaking crash of thunder, followed by Vedic brahmanas chanting “Om Narasimhaya namaha.”
  • Grand Nava Narasimha Temple Inauguration at Bangalore
    Starting on April 24th and lasting for 11 days, a series of festivities will be held in East Bangalore to inaugurate Lord Narasimha`s new temple.
  • A New Narasimha Temple Coming Up in Bangalore
    This temple is coming up on a piece of land that was earmarked for a mechanized slaughter house, but the government had to back track due to the perseverant opposition from the local leaders and citizens.
  • Reggae Chant in the Slums Startles Brazilian Devotees
    Devotees from Rio de Janeiro witnessed the contagious power of Krishna Consciousness when they stumbled on the chanting of Vedic mantras by a reggae group in one of the city's slums.
  • Shock and Awe Avatāra
    It is the summer of 1983. A jury in Orange County, California—that bastion of “traditional American values,” that home to Disneyland and the pioneering mega-church Crystal Cathedral—a jury stares at a large poster. Faces register shock and awe. They behold the astonishing Narasiṁha, the avatāra with the body of a man and the head of a lion, sitting before a shattered pillar.
  • Feature: The Nrsimhadeva Chaitanya Connection

    What does Lord Nrsimhadeva, whose appearance day Vaishnavas around the world will be celebrating this week, have in common with Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the fourteenth century founder of Gaudiya Vaishnavism?

    In Vaishnava theology, Nrsimhadeva is one of the ten main incarnations of Lord Krishna who, as is explained in the Bhagavad-gita, descends to this world to annihilate the miscreants and please his devotees. However Lord Chaitanya does not fit into this categorization, although he is Krishna himself, because he comes disguised as a devotee.

  • Ahobilam: Place of Lord Nrsimhadeva the Divine Protector
    The divine protector Nrsimhadeva, with his ferocious half-man half-lion form, is one of the most recognizable avatars of Lord Krishna. Vaishnavas pray to Him when they're in danger, remembering how he saved the boy devotee Prahlad from his tyrannical father, the demon Hiranyakashipu. But how much do we really know about Nrsimha?