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(More than 400 devotees have come from Nrsimha Giridari mandir, Bengaluru, India.)
Jay dhwani, ulu dhwani, Hari dhwani, Haribol! Haribol! Haribol! Gauranga! Nityananda!
Namo Om Visnu…
So I would like to welcome all the devotees from the Nrsimha Giridari mandir. Here in Mayapur we have Prahlada Nrsimha temple and in Bengaluru we have Laksmi Nrsimha mandir and Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Swami Goswami Prabhupada, established a Gandarvika Giridari mandir here. Also with Gandarvika Giridhari is Gauranga Mahaprabhu. I heard you went today to see Jagannath Baladeva and Subadra, at the Rajapur mandir. Those deities are very powerful. And in the annuls of Lord Jagannath in Puri, it is said that the Jagannath deity was brought here to Rajapur. There was some demon who was drinking the blood of the brahmanas in Puri, so the deities were brought here to Rajapur. This happened some thousands of years ago. These deities who are now here are 500 years old. But they are very active. There are many leelas of those deities with devotees. Some villager stole some of Lord Jagannath’s cement bags. And the same night, there was knifing in the same village. So the police were looking for the assailant, going house to house. And then they found Jagannath’s cement in one house! Within 24 hours! And the Indian police gave them instant justice. Similarly, one day the pujari was giving out maha prasadam. And one villager, he was a Muslim, he came to the temple. So in our temple we don’t refuse anyone, and the pujari offered that person some prasadam. And he threw it!! Said, I DON’T TAKE FOOD FROM AN IDOL! So the pujari chastised him, why do you come to the temple then? You come and you commit offence. So that man left. The next day he came, and he bowed down in the temple. He went to the pujari, begging, please give me prasadam! Please give me! PLEASE! So the pujari asked, are you crazy or what?! Yesterday you threw the prasad, and today you are begging for it?! What happened to you? Last night I had a dream. This one with the white face, He came and grabbed my neck! YOU THREW MY BROTHER’S PRASADAM, I WILL KILL YOU! And the lady with the yellow face, She said, KILL HIM, KILL HIM, KILL HIM! But the one with the black face, with a smile, He said, oh, let him go, it was his first offence! It was not such a great offence! Let him go! Let him go! NOW I BELIEVE! NOW I BELIEVE I BELIEVE! I WILL NEVER THROW PRASADAM AGAIN! I BELIEVE! I BELIEVE! So you went to the temple, where there are very powerful deities! There is a temple there where they have Gauranga and Parvati. Have you seen that? Haribol! There the deity is known as Simantini. Because, following Lord Siva’s example, She invoked Lord Caitanya. She was chanting Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga!
Lord Caitanya appeared there to Mother Parvati and She prayed to Lord Caitanya, that I heard You give Your mercy of pure love of Krsna to everyone! I want this mercy also! But I don’t get association with the pure devotees. The devotees say I am the witch Maya! So I don’t get any association. So please have Your mercy on me! So Lord Caitanya said, tatastaha! So be it! You will be the protectress of the Holy Dham! And you will be known as Prauda Maya. Here You will realize Your non-difference from Radharani. Here, You are simultaneously one and different from Radharani. Here, You will realize Your non-difference. So She took the dust from Lord Caitanya’s lotus feet and She put it in the parting in Her hair on Her forehead, which is known as the Simanta. So Her name is also Simantini. And the first island of the nine islands is known as Simantadvip. So there are nine islands. Simantadvip, Godrumdvip. Madhyadvip, Koladvip, Ritudvip, Jahanudvip, Modadrumdvip, Rudradvip and Antardvip. This dham is non-different from Vrndavan. But this dham is known as Audarya dham! Here mercy is freely given! Lord Caitanya doesn’t consider who is qualified, who is not qualified. So here is the Audarya dham and Vrndavan is known as Madurya dham. So here every step is more than an Aswameda yagna. Here every chanting, every devotional service you do, gets thousands times result. And that is further multiplied by 1 lac, if you are within two miles of the Ganges! So we are very happy to welcome you to Mayapur dham! Here we have the Panca Tattva deities, Radha Madhava asta sakis. I heard that you were in Mayapur arriving yesterday morning. I watched the Mayapur TV mangala arati. And when I heard you are here I came running! Because you are very dear to me! Haribol! So I hope you enjoy your stay here in Mayapur. When I came here in 1971, there were five devotees! Srila Prabhupada said that in the future there will be fifty thousand devotees! So at that time maybe we didn’t have so much faith! But now we have over five thousand, may be seven thousand devotees. So gradually Srila Prabhupada’s prediction is coming true! In the 1800s Bhakti Vinod Thakura predicted that western devotees will come and will embrace with their Aryan brothers and chant Jai Sacinandana Gaura Hari! Since about the last ten years, that has been realized every year. We have six parikrama parties. One Hindi namahatta, one Bengali Bangladeshi namahatta, one Gita course Bangla group, one Hindi group, one International group and one Russian group. But we have seven camps. I asked who will be the seventh group? And after the parikrama, during Gaura Purnima, the south Indian said we will have a Tamil South Indian group. With dosas, idlis. Bisi bele bhath! And Pongal, curd rice, rasam. So Tamils have already committed. We don’t know if Karnataka devotees will also join the group? Haribol! So any way, we thank you for coming and any service I can do, I am here to serve you! So I have to end here because, I don’t want to stay too long to make it difficult for you to attend the beautiful mangala arati!
The devotees from Bengaluru informed: We would like to inform HHJPS all the devotees went to TOVP today in the afternoon and the devotees here on the spot spontaneously made a pledge of 11.67 lac rupees. Just on the spot. In addition to that we have invited the TOVP Fund Raising team in June – July this year and we will participate in the fund raising activities. In addition, we would like to inform you guru maharaj, on behalf of all the devotees of the Nrsimha Giridari mandir, we are presenting today a cheque of two lac rupees towards your services, as a Vyasa Puja offering. Hare Krsna. Dear guru maharaj, on behalf of all the devotees from the Nrsimha Giridari temple, we request you to bless the devotees and they should serve your mission more and more and please you by their dedication services. We are humbly begging you to bless all the devotees.
Transcribed by Jayaraseshwari dasi
29 April 2019