Lord Nrsimhadeva Comes to Mayapur

of almost 40 photos of Lord Nrsimhadeva in the making and His arrival in Mayapur, given to her by Atma-tattva das, the author of the story included herein. With those photos in hand, I could now present the unique history of Mayapur Nrsimhadeva in toto, complete with never-before-seen ecstatic photos of the Lord manifesting. What you have in your hand is a result of that humble effort to archive and glorify those historic moments for generations of devotees, well wishers and Mayapur visitors for hundreds, if not thousands of years to come. The opening of the Nrsimhadeva Temple in the TOVP represents the next milestone and phase of progress of this magnificent project, which Srila Prabhupada foresaw would help change the world and present a guiding light to humanity, as well as unify ISKCON. The TOVP is more than just another temple, place of worship or ISKCON project. Being built in the most holy, sacred land of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s birth, it is practically the embodiment of His unparalleled mercy manifesting in physical form, like a Deity itself, for the benefit of all conditioned souls. And those who have helped to build this transcendental monument to the Lord in Mayapur are the greatest benefactors of all Vaishnavas, as well as the human race in general. “Those who endeavour to keep the flow of services in Mayapura strong, will be counted amongst the main benefactors of the world of Vaishnavas that will appear in the future. There is no doubt that by all these activities, the dharma of Sri Mahaprabhu will be especially propagated throughout the world.” (Bhaktivinoda Thakur from Gata-varsa (The Last Year), Sajjanatoshani, Vol. 12, Issue 1, 1900) It is to Srila Prabhupada’s glory that we as a movement will offer this adbhuta (wondrous) temple to him, which in turn he will offer to his dear Lord and to our parampara. We humbly fall at his feet with great awe and reverence and tears in our eyes as we assist him in his divine mission to make Harinam sankirtan available to all living beings, H ari katha the language of the human race and love of God the reality for the entire universe. Sunanda das TOVP Communications Director


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