Dienstag, November 27, 2007
It is said that when Lord Narasimhadeva, a incarnation of the supreme Lord Vishnu, did not calm down after the slaying of the demon Hiranyakshipu, many great sages were praying for his peaceful form. Even Lord Shiva was asked to appear in his special form as Sharabha (a bird like creature who devours lions and elephants) to cool down Lord Narasimha. However, when Sharabha approached Lord Narasimha, he became even more ferocious and revealed His special form as Asta Muhka Ganda Berundha Narasimha, having 8 heads. Garuda (eagleface; giving health and counteracting poisons), Varahadeva (a boarface; spelling off black magic), Hanuman (monkeyface; protecting from evil forces, and returning lost objects), Baluka (bearface; protectig in darkness and giving opulence), Hayagriva (horseface; giving wishom and lifeforce), Vyagra (tigerface, giving protection in battle and liberating from all kind of diseases, evil spirits and demons), Gandaberundha (two faces of a special bird like phoenix, giving peace of mind) and Lord Narasimha himself (Lionface; giving liberation and devotional service to the Supreme).
The Sharabha Form of Shiva was then torn apart in a hundert pieces, and only Laxmidevi in her secret tantric form as Sri Narasimhi was able to bring Lord Narasimha back to His shanti Rupa, peacefully reclining in company with Laxmi devi on Anantashesha. I have brought out one CD by Sudarshana Narasimha Murthy chanting these special mantras for Lord Narasimha few years ago, and you can get it under my webpage. It cures bad dreams if you play it at night and you get rid of ghosts.
Often i will get questions in this regard, especially about Sri Pratyangira (Nrsimhi) of the 9 Mothers in Sri Vidya worship. She is worshipped for casting off evil spirits and black magic, and often misunderstood and misinterpreted. Even some people worship her for Marana (killing enemies) etc. The same people also used Narasimha worship for such evil acts. But both are the sublime and divine Couple who can liberate one from Samsara and give one the best spiritual activity, serving them! Forget about these cruel thoughts and worship the Lord with divine splendor! Jaya Jaya Sri Nrsimha!
I have included one ancient wallpaintings showing Gandha Berunda Narasimha, and Pratyangira (Sri Narasimhi) in thanjavur style. There is also a tibetan painting showing Nrsimhi. In tibetan tantric worship you will find Sri Nrsimhi (Simha Mukha devi), one who prevents unfit people to enter inside the inner circle of Kailash mountain, and bless the pilgrims who surrender to her with divine wisdom. She is also worshipped to nulifiy negativity in all circumstances.
As europe becomes cold, our Lord Narasimha get special dressed, or better to say packed up against freezing cold.
New sila is also happy with Lord Sudarshana. He is named Aghora Sudarshana Nrsimha.
Instead of sitting at home with my polski friends in Walbrzych we decided to visit one of the biggest underground tunnelsystem from the old Nazi regime, built by russian and polish military prisoners and concentration camp jews (around 28000 people did work under a very hard circumstance, and many many died here). It was under the sway of the SS division "Todt" and it had is secret name "Riese". It holds a terrain of completed 213.000 m3 underground Tunnels and 58 km roads inside and around the area, and another unfinnished area ca. 100 000 m3!!! Unkown to the historians for what reason Hilter ordered to built such huge tunnelsystem they speculate that it was used for building special rakets (V2 and the new weapons using electronish devices)and labors for ABC weapons. In Feb. 1945 Russian army has taken over this terrain and confiscated everything for their own use. After it became a forbitten area up to 1990, and only reopen the area 1990 when polish goverment took it back and established one museum here. Strange atmosphere inside the tunnels, huge rooms, long ways to walk inside and cold like anything ... the real livin dead
Montag, November 19, 2007
In October i went to poland to do some recording for the new CD release on Ganga, and have visited my friends in Walbrzych, especially Mrs. Kaveri, wife of Gauranga, who had to sing the Ganga stotra. Stayed there for some time, and had come across of few places where devotees do nice Salagrama Seva. Remarkable places of huge Silas! Also HH. Indradyumna Swamis Shilas are worshipped in this place, and i went with my friend Gaurangaji to see them and meet also the family who takes care about them. Just imagine Poland has one of the greatest Salagrama Sila Tirtha* (holy spots) with more then 108 silas in town!! One plate full of Narasimha Silas, and another one with all kind of rare silas from Gandaki. Also in this place is Lakshmi Narasimha Deity of the Lakshmi Narasimha Tour Poland residing, and gets nice worshipped by the Householders there!
Next village is one devotee couple living (Madhava Bhagavan and wife), they have more then 50 silas... One is the big chleb* Sila in the middle of all pictures seen... So Poland is Holyland!
yes it has been long time that i did write something here. Some ask if i have found after such a "austerity trip" some shilas. Yes indeed... i did find Shilas close to the Damodar Kunda, and in upper mustang area inside kali Gandaki. All in all i did find more then 60 Silas, most i have distributed to friends and temples in south india. Here is a close up of the shilas i have found. You see Big Chakra Sila went to Srirangam Temple, Bangalore Vidyapeetha some round small ones have come to Narasimha Matha / Mysore etc...