Narasimha Caturdasi 2017

Hare KrishnaBy Braja Vilas das

As you all know, Mayapur Nrsimha is a very special Deity. Although He is in His manifestation as Ugra-Nrsimha, the most fierce and angry form, because Lord Nrsimha is especially favorable to the devotees of Sri Caitanya Mahapabhu, He relaxes His angry mood to only offer blessings and mercy. As Srila Prabhupada said, Unless one is completely freed of all material desires, which are caused by the dense darkness of ignorance, one cannot fully engage in the devotional service of the Lord. Therefore we should always offer our prayers to Lord Nr.sim.ha-deva, who killed Hiran.yakas’ipu, the personification of material desire. (SB 5.18.8, purport)