bhakter nirmala-nirjharasya nibhrtam samraksakam sadaram
vande sri-gurudevam anata-sira acharya-varyam nijam
"I bow my head in eternal obeisance to my Gurudev, the best of acharyas,
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. He is the ever vigilant, stalwart
guardian of the current of pure devotion whose highest form flows from our
most worshippable Sri Rupanuga Guru-varga in their exclusive dedication to
Mahabhav, Srimati Radharani."
vaisnavera pada-dhuli tahe mora snana-keli
tarpana mora vaisnavera nama
vaisnavera uchchhista tahe mora mano-nistha
vaisnavera namete ullasa
"The feet dust of the Vaishnavs is where I sport and take bath, Vaishnavs'
name is the water oblation. My mind is intently fixed upon the remnants of
Vaishnavs, and I am elated at the name of Vaishnavs."
gangara-parasa ha-ile paschate pavana
darsane pavitra kara—ei tomara guna
"If the Ganges touches someone, they are purified some time later; but one
becomes purified just by seeing you, O Vaishnava Thakur. Such is your power."
gaura amara ye-saba sthane
karala bhramana range
se-saba sthana heriba ami
"In the company of loving devotees, I behold all the places my Gaurasundar
roamed during His ecstatic Pastimes."
A week-long bus tour includes Kurmaksetra (Srikakulam), Simhachalam, Kovvur
(Godavari), Vijayawada (Pana Nrisinghadev and Laksmi Nrisinghadev temples),
Srisailam, Ahobilam (Temple of Nava-Nrisingha), and Tirupati.
His Divine Grace arrives with the devotees at the Nallamala Hill that bears
the remains of Hiranyakasipu's fort and many places of Prahlad Maharaj and
Lord Nrisinghadev's pastimes.
Entrance to the trek leading to the main temples and holy sites on the
The gate leading to the birthplace of Prahlad Maharaj.
At Sri Kroda (Varaha) Nrisingha Swami Temple, the Lord's form here bears the
face of a boar ('varaha'). (The Temple is closed at this time and the
parikrama returns to it a little later.)
Ugra Stambha, the very pillar of Hiranyakasipu's fort that Lord Nrisinghadev
A closer view of Ugra Stambha
Having killed Hiranyakasipu, Lord Nrisinghadev washed His hands. Here, the
devotees take the water coming from the pond up the hill on their heads.
Rakta Kunda, the pond formed at the place where the Lord washed His hands. 'Rakta' means blood and the water here has a reddish hue.
Jwala Nrisingha Temple. This place marks the site where Lord Nrisinghadev
slew Harinyakasipu following a long and fierce fight.
View from the temple.
Lord Nrisinghadev's Deity inside the temple.
His Divine Grace speaks about the pastimes that take place here and chants kirtan.
At Sri Kroda (Varaha) Nrisingha Swami Temple (the one that was closed earlier on).
The next place visited is Sri Malola Nrisingha Temple located nearby. 'Malola' is Laksmi Devi, here Lord Nrisinghadev is present in His peaceful form.
The path leading to the school attended by Sri Prahlad Maharaj, this place is known as 'Prahlada Badi'.
At this place, Hiranyakasipu tried to throw his son Prahlad Maharaj from the hill and little Prahlad, calling out to the Lord, was caught here by the Lord.
A small temple dedicated to these pastimes.
His Divine Grace spends some time at this holy place, resting and taking the darshan.
Hari-katha and kirtans.
The very last temple visited on the way back is the temple of Sri Karanja Nrisingha (it
is located under a tree called 'karanja').
<< Back to the main page