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.
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.
Music by Gadabhrit Das (Gabor Gaspar), song performed by Anjavati Dasi (Hungary).
A video by Prananath Das.
By the Madhavas Rock Band.
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.