Nrsimha Caturdasi: A Day of Lord Nrsimhadeva’s Appearance
Nrsimha Caturdasi is the divine appearance day of Lord Nrsimhadeva, Krsna’s half-man half-lion incarnation, who removes all obstacles on the path of devotional service out of His great compassion for His devotees. Hiranyakashipu, a demon controlling the three worlds, was extremely proud and he hated Lord Vishnu. But little Prahlada, his five-year-old son, was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu. Therefore, Hiranyakashipu tried to kill Prahlada in several ways, but failed in all his attempts because of the protection given by the Lord to His dear devotee. Finally, when Hiranyakashipu asked his little son where the Lord resides, Prahlada replied that the Lord resides everywhere. Mocking this response, Hiranyakashipu broke a pillar in his palace, and the Lord appeared from that pillar in His half-man half-lion incarnation – Nrsimhadeva. Lord Nrsimhadeva is therefore worshipped by the devotees as their Supreme protector and they also pray that He vanquishes all obstacles they may face on the path of devotional service. So it is with much enthusiasm that the devotees come together to worship the Lord on this day of His appearance in the material world. Anyone can offer pray to the Lord Nrsimhadeva on this occasion of Nrsimha Caturdasi. The reason behind this special worship is to request the Lord to guide all of us during the hard times just like he guided Prahlada.
Kadamba Kanana Swami started the month of May in Germany then flew to the United Kingdom where he had many programs. Please see the links to the classes below.
1 May 2022 – Srimad Bhagavatam 3.26.1
2 May 2022 – Srimad Bhagavatam 3.26.2
3 May 2022 – Srimad Bhagavatam 3.26.3
8 May 2022 – Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya Lila 8.81
8 May 2022 – Bhaktivedanta Manor Kirtan Night
12 May 2022 – Bhaktivedanta Manor, School of Bhakti Event
15 May 2022 – Nrsimha Caturdasi Event
19 May 2022 – Srimad Bhagavatam 1.6.11
22 May 2022 – Morning Program and Initiation Ceremony, Bhaktivedanta Manor
22 May 2022 – Crawley Program
Kadamba Kanana Swami left the United Kingdom to go to the United States of America. He gave lecture in the New York City Temple and then went to the Sadhu Sanga Kirtan Festival in Utah. Please see the links below.
24 May 2022 – Srimad Bhagavatam 3.12.20
Weekly Zoom Meetings
6 May 2022 – Use Your Ability to Make a Contribution
13 May 2022 – Painting a picture of Jagannatha Puri and the CC
20 May 2022 – Caitanya Caritamrta Antya Lila Chp 1
27 May 2022 – Sri Caitanya Candrodaya Nataka
After spending a bit of time in the USA, Kadamba Kanana Swami will fly back to the United Kingdom. Please stay tuned in and follow his adventures.