Lord Nityananda’s Appearance Day


Lord Nityananda's Appearance Day
On 23rd February 2013, Saturday (Fast till noon)

Lord Nityananda's Appearance Day

Lord Nityanand

Schedule
10:30 am Kirtan
11:30 am Aarti & Kirtan
12:30 pm Lecture on Lord Nityananda's Glories
01:30 pm Prasadam

Note: Those who are interested to contribute as cash and kind to celebrate 
this festival in grand manner, please kindly contact the temple office

As this year Nityananda Trayodasi – The Appearance of Lord Nityananda falls on Saturday February the 23rd, 2013, in temple we are planning to celebrate it on Sunday 24th of February 2013 at 10.30 a.m.

About Lord Nityananda Prabhu: 

"Lord Nityananda Prabhu appeared as Lord Chaitanya’s principal associate for spreading the congregational chanting of the holy names of God. He especially spread the holy names of Krishna throughout Bengal. He is considered an incarnation of Lord Balarama, Krishna’s elder brother."

Lord NityanandaLord Nityananda, the original spiritual master and the eternal associate of Caitanya Mahaprabhu appeared on the auspicious thirteenth day of the bright fortnight of the month of Maga around the year 1474 in Ekacakra, a small village in present West Bengal. As a child, Nitai (as Nityananda Prabhu was called), loved to enact the pastimes of Sri Krishna or Lord Rama. He did this so authoritatively and with such rapture, that the entire village would be immersed in the love of Godhead.

At the age of 13, His parents agreed to offer Him as a traveling companion to the famous sannyasi Lakshmipati Tirtha. For the next 20 years Nitai traveled with him visiting holy places and associating with exalted vaishnavas. In 1506, when Nityananda Prabhu was 32 years old He met with Caitanya Mahaprabhu and there on in His role as the original spiritual master, was instrumental in spreading the yuga dharma of sankritana all over the Gaudia desh (Bengal, Orrisa). His mercy knew no bounds, and people fortunate to come in contact with Him were inundated with the love of Godhead.

Vaishanava acaryas emphatically state that people who try to understand Caitanya Mahaprabhu without getting the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu will never succeed and one must pray very sincerely to Lord Nityananda Prabhu as the adi-guru (original spiritual master) to be delivered to the Lotus feet of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. 

Lord Nityananda serves as an intermediary between Mahaprabhu and His devotees, He is the Lord's active principle in both creation and lila. He is the second body of the Lord, manifesting as Balaram to Sri Krishna, Lakshman to Sri Ram and Nityananda Prabhu to Caitanya Mahaprabhu. All other forms and expansions of the Lord emanate from this second body. Nityananda Prabhu is thus the source of Sankarshan, all the Vishu's, and Ananta Sesa. Thus on the auspicious appearance day of Lord Nityananda, thousands gathered to pray at His lotus feet for His special mercy, to be able to perform devotional service and experience spiritual bliss.