• Philosophy

    Appearance of Lord Narasimha

    Lessons for Devotees and Non-Devotees It was a time of intense misery for the whole universe, all due to just one powerful demonic person. In complete conformance with the demonic mentality, Hiranyakashipu desired to overthrow Lord Brahma, the Supreme person in the universe from his position and by virtue of irrepressible material strength take over universal affairs. He stood on the tip of his toes erect and still with upraised arms. His determination was to stand like that for many births to gain unlimited power. After 100 celestial years in that posture, a blazing fire, like that of the sun at the time of universal dissolution, emanated from the top of…

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    Teachings of Prahlada Maharaja

    Wisdom of the divine personality for whom Lord Narasimha appeared Prahlada Maharaja was the son of Hiranyakashipu, the most powerful person of his time and an avowed atheist. Prahlada was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu. When Hiranyakashipu sent his son to gurukula, he had no clue of his son’s innate devotion. When Hiranyakashipu had gone away to perform severe austerities for gaining immortality, the demigods led by Indra had attacked his kingdom and apprehended his pregnant wife Kayadhu. Indra wanted to kill the infant as soon as he was born. The demigods wished to avert the birth of another powerful demon like Hiranyakashipu. Narada Muni intervened and informed Indra that…