Dear Devotees and Friends,
We would like to invite you all to join us to celebrate Narasimha Chaturdasi – The Appearance day of Lord Narasimha Dev at the ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple in Kalamunda on Tuesday 25 May 2021.
Lord Narasimha Dev, the destroyer of all obstacles on the path of bhakti, is very merciful to all His devotees and His appearance day, which is celebrated on the chaturdasi tithi (fourteenth day of the lunar calendar) of the Vaishakh month, is celebrated by one and all with great enthusiasm, with the desire to please Lord Narahari and become fearless on the path of bhakti, so that we may attain the ultimate goal of life, which is the loving service at the feet of the divine couple Shri Shri Radha and Krishna.
In Perth Hare Krishna Temple, the festival of the appearance day of Lord Narasimha dev is observed by all the devotees by keeping a fast for the pleasure of the Lord till dusk. The Deities are decorated beautifully with opulent dress, jewelleries and fragrant flower garlands. The Lord will be offered various kinds of offerings during the day and devotees engage in glorifying the Lord’s pastimes and various other services. In the evening all the devotees assemble for the abhishek ceremony of the lord accompanied by uproarious kirtan. After being bathed, Lord Narasimha dev and all the deities are offered an elaborate offering prepared by the devotees who had been engaging themselves in cooking for the Lord the entire day. There will be also special lecture about the appearance of Lord Narasimha Dev and His pastimes. After the offering and evening arati, all the devotees honour prashadam to their full satisfaction.
We request you all to please take part in this festival to get the blessings from Lord Narasimha Dev, who is known for protecting His devotees from danger. We can all come together to pray to the Lord to protect everyone globally who are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Sincere prayers are always heard by this most merciful form of the Lord.
tava kara-kamala-vare nakham adbhuta-srngam
kesava dhrta-narahari-rupa jaya jagadisa hare
[Sri Dasavatara Stotra 4]
[O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of half-man, half-lionl All glories to You! Just as one can easily crush a wasp between one’s fingernails, so in the same way the body of the wasp like demon Hiranyakasipu has been ripped apart by the wonderful pointed nails on Your beautiful lotus hands.]
4.45 pm Kirtan
5.10 pm Abhishek of Their Lordships by Pujaris (Priests)
5.50 pm Lecture on the pastimes of Lord Narasimha Dev
6.55 pm Announcements
7.00 pm Gaura Arati
7.30 pm Prasadam Feast for all
8.00 pm Clean-up
Please note all patrons visiting the temple are requested to make a booking via Eventbrite app. WA safe app check in is also required at the premise.
Please make the online booking via the following link:
The whole event will be broadcasted live and if you are unable to join us for the festival please use the link below to watch online
There are many ways you can support this celebration. All our festivals are free and open to all – there is no entry charge, and everyone is welcome to enjoy the feast. These free and accessible festivals are only possible because of the generous donation of our sponsors!
If you wish to make any donation towards this festival to please Lord Narasimha Dev, you may please do so by making a kind donation on the day in the temple or using below online link.
Festival Mangala Arati (morning) – $ 201.00
Festival Deities Dressing – $ 301.00
Festival breakfast offering – $ 201.00
Festival Tulasi Arati – $ 151.00
Raj Bhoga Offering – $ 251.00
Festival Abhishek – $ 201.00
Festival Gaura Arati (evening) – $ 251.00
Festival Decorations – $ 351.00
Flowers – $ 251.00
Feast – $ 1001.00
Whole festival – $ 3001.00
For more information please contact:
Anuttam Keshava Das 0436291882
Sita Rama Laxmana Das 0422 045 525
Syama Sarana Das 0439 969 002