Without a shadow of a doubt, the world will immerse in glorifying the transcendental entrance of Lord Narasimha into this cosmic manifestation to safeguard his true devotee Prahalad and establish the principle that the true devotee of a Lord never perishes. We will glorify the basic philosophical standards about the very auspicious day around the corner of the month, i.e., Narasimha Chaturdashi.
Lord Narasimha is non-different from the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Prahlada Maharaja had to endure a lot of pain and sufferings from his father, Hiranyakashipu, who was a demon and atheist in nature and had prejudices against his son. Hiranyakashipu always tried to teach Prahlada Maharaja about atheistic philosophy and he would not appreciate it when Prahlada Maharaja used to recite slokas and hymns from Vedic literature. Hiranyakashipu was against the supremacy of the Lord as he was too absorbed in his pride of gaining victory over the Earth.
Special Favor of Lord Narasimha
Lord provides special protection to his pure devotees in every circumstance. It is a matter of exchanges of love between the Lord and his pure devotees. The pure devotees of the Lord also possess a strong faith in the Lord in every circumstance. We can learn from the exemplary character of Prahalad Maharaja, who always possessed a strong faith in the arrangements of the Lord even when his father Hiranyakashipu tried to subject him to death innumerable times.
Lord Narasimha appeared as half lion and half man to kill Hiranyakashipu when he crossed all his boundaries of torturing Prahlada Maharaja. When Hiranyakashipu destroyed everything around him, he asked Prahlada Maharaja whether his Lord resided within this pillar.
He humbly replied that Lord Hari is omnipresent. Lord Narasimha appeared roaring from that pillar after Hiranyakashipu forcibly smashed his mace on that pillar. This context enshrines enlightening teaching that the Lord can do anything to keep the dignity of the words of a pure devotee. Thus, our prayers to the Lord should be analogous to the scriptural injunctions, not based on our selfish interests.
Lord Narasimha and Prahlada Maharaja’s Divine Relation
Even after killing the demon Hiranyakashipu, Lord Narasimha was very much turbulent. This made demigods anxious, and they were afraid even to come nearer to the Lord because he was enraged and was in his colossal form. Afterwards, all the demigods requested Prahlada Maharaja to pacify the Lord.
Then, Prahalad Maharaja fearlessly walked towards the Lord, chanting the holy name of the Lord and offered humble prayers unto the lotus feet of the Lord, which made the Lord peaceful and then Prahlada Maharaja sat on the lap of Lord Narasimha.
We can see this is the power of a pure devotee. That is what Lord wanted to depict to the whole universe. A pure devotee of the Lord can even control the Lord through his pure devotion.
So, we should always respect a pure devotee from the innermost recession of our hearts if we want to please Lord. Now on the appearance day of Lord Narasimha, if you make a pure devotee feel happy, then Lord becomes very much jubilant on you.
Who is the real protector?
It is a fact that except for Lord Narasimha, there is no real protector of the living entities of the universe. It may seem to our eyes, because of our present material condition, that a father is the protector of the family, the president is the protector of the nation, etc., but Lord Narasimha acts as a driving force in providing personal safety to every living entity of the universe because no one can live even for one second without the protection of the supreme master- Lord Narhari.
Ideal Standards to Follow on Narasimha Chaturdashi
On the auspicious day of Narasimha Chaturdashi, everyone should voluntarily accept penance to please the Lord. It is recommended to keep fast on the auspicious day of Narasimha Chaturdashi, chant more rounds of Maha-Mantra, and offer deep prayers unto the lotus feet of Lord Narasimha to bless us with divine strength so that we can stand still even in the most dangerous stage of our life.
By attaining the mercy of Lord Narasimha, one can even surpass the most difficult phase of his/her life. To attain the mercy of Lord Narasimha, first, one should try to acquire the mercy of a pure Vaishnava. We cannot directly approach the Lord. Therefore, our endeavours should always be analogous to pleasing a pure devotee of the Lord by our actions.
Lord Narasimha is Coming to ISKCON Delhi
ISKCON DELHI, EAST OF KAILASH, HEARTILY TAKES THIS PLEASURE TO INVITE ALL THE DEVOTEES ON THE AUSPICIOUS DAY OF NARASIMHA CHATURDASHI, WHICH IS ON 4TH MAY 2023, TO BE A PART OF THE INSTALLATION CEREMONY OF THE DEITY OF SRI SRI LAXMI NARASIMHADEV, AND SRI PRAHLAD MAHARAJ WITH AN ESTABLISHED PROCEDURE MENTIONED IN THE VEDIC INJUNCTIONS. THE SACRIFICES WILL BE PERFORMED IN THE CONTEXT OF THE INSTALLATION CEREMONY.
IT IS A MATTER OF EXTREME JOY TO INVITE ALL THE DEVOTEES TO TAKE DARSHAN OF THE BEAUTIFUL VIGRAH OF LORD NARASIMHA. EVERY DEVOTEE MUST HEARTILY PRAY TO THE LORD FOR ELIMINATING THE HINDRANCES IN ONE’S DEVOTIONAL LIFE.
LET’S TOGETHER CELEBRATE THIS NARASMIHA CHATURDASHI. WHEN DEVOTEES WILL PRAY UNITEDLY, LORD NARAHARI WILL SURELY RECIPROCATE TO OUR SINCERE PRAYERS.
We should always be dependent upon the mercy of Lord Narasimha in every circumstance of our life, which will certainly increase our devotion towards the Lord.
By which we could feel that nobody in this material world can protect us from the real miseries of this cosmic manifestation.
History is filled with myriads of instances where Lord Narasimha personally came to protect his devotee, who remembered him during difficult times. It must be understood that all living entities of the universe are under the shelter of Lord Narasimha because he is the only the real protector of all beings.