BY MULAKARANAM DASA
KUALA LUMPUR – Please keep this picture etched in your heart.
These are the newly installed deities in Sri Jagannatha Mandir, Kuala Lumpur.
BY BHAKTI SIDDHANTA SWAMI
MAYAPUR – This year another abhishek of Lord Nrsimha took place over a two day period, oils on one day and milk products and sweet fruit juice liquids on the next. Buckets of offerings were poured onto the Lord, marking another year of protection for the work in Mayapur, what to speak of the Iskcon collective. One can not help but appreciate the satisfaction that Lord has had as the best of milk, yogurt, ghee, honey, and fruit juice happened to fall into His mouth and splash or ooze out the other side on such a hot humid day. A melodious kirtan filled the temple room honoring a Best Friend and Protector of the devotees. Sri Nrsimhadeva Bhagavan Ki Jaya!
THE APPEARANCE DAY OF LORD NRSIMHADEVA
Illustration from Devavatar Series
Basholi/Nurpur, c. 1700
KUALA LUMPUR – On the auspicious occasion of Nrsimha Caturdasi – the Appearance Day of Lord Nrsimhadeva, May 27th.
Worshipping Lord Nrsimhadeva along with Mahalaksmi endows the devotee with wealth, health, prosperity and longevity, and protection. Chanting the Nrsimha-kavacha, formerly spoken by Prahlada Maharaja, is a most pious activity and vanquishes all kinds of impediments to spiritual life. It bestows upon the devotee all opulence and can elevate one to the heavenly planets. Please meditate upon Lord Nrsimha, the Lord of the Universe, seated upon His golden throne, with Prahlad Maharaja and Laksmi Devi by His side. This Nrsimha -kavacha has been ornamented by issuing from the mouth of Prahlada Maharaja. Continue reading
BY JAI SITA RANI DEVI DASI
KUALA LUMPUR – Teary faces flooded Sri Jagannatha Mandir as Sri Sri Nitai Gaura Sunder neem deities left the temple to continue their journey touring various places in Malaysia to spread the love of Godhead.
They came to the Malaysia sent by HH Bhakti Purushottama Maharaj in 1991 and began their tour in Malaysia. Somehow, due to unforeseen circumstances, They stopped Their journey in 1993 and stayed in Sri Jagannatha mandir until last year when the Sankirtan Team requested that they were now ready to take the deities for their journey again. It was heart-breaking for the devotees here as the timing coincided with Snana Yatra when Sri Sri Jagannatha Baladeva and Subhatra deities go in convalescence, leaving no deities on the altar. Continue reading