Jaya SiyaRaam! Jaya ShriHari! Jaya ShrimanNarayana! Their jewels borrow their shine from them just like at the time of dawn the dark ocean is lit up by the ocean it's water shimmering and looking beguiling all due to the Rays of Sun falling on them, jewels like Ocean and the Sun is ShriSeethaRaam ❤ Pic credit: Pinterest
Here, I have tried to describe ShriNarsimha Bhagwan, the bestower of Prahalad (Prahalad-Varda). Prahalad was the son of Demon Hiranyakashyap, who got a boon from Brahma Dev that he cannot be killed, either in day or night, either inside the house or outside, by any weapon, neither at day nor night or by any man or animal. He tortured devotees of ShriVishnu but his own son was a great Devotee. Hiranyakashyap devised many plans to get him killed, but failed each time. Once he asked a Prahalad where is ShriVishnu and he replied, 'He is Everywhere' then Hiranyakashyap signalled to a Pillar and said if your Hari is present in that pillar I will destroy that! And then will destroy you too, if he does not emerge. When Prahalad Ji said, 'He is everywhere' then ShriVishnu immediately entered in each and every thing, and was waiting to emerge just to make his devotee's words true! Hiranyakashyap smashed the Pillar with his mace and from it emerged ShriNarsimha Bhagwan- with a face of lion and a body of Man. He tore open the chest of Hiranyakashyap with his nails(no weapon) while keeping him on his lap(neither in sky nor ground) attwilight time (neither day nor night) and at the doorframe (neither inside house nor outside). He was pacified by the Hymns of Prahalad himself and made him sit on his lap. Then Bhagwan out of OVER FLOWING AFFECTION (VATSALYA) started licking the face of the five year old Prahalad. ☺ This Katha displays the Affection of Bhagwan Towards his Devotees and his ever willingness to save us from The Ocean of World (Bhav Sagar) by tearing or destroying our Sins which are lofty like Hiranyakashyap and accumulated over infinite births! Jaya ShrimanNarayana! Jaya ShriHari! Jaya Prahalad Varda ShriNarsimha!
harvest_of_mind@shrihari_nandini Sister, you are always writing flawless and some posts are of deep spiritual appeal to me (other posts may appeal to other people). Usually you ask for suggestions. A tiny one here. You have written, 'When Prahlad said that Vishnu existed in everything, He entered all things'. Is it not better to say that He always exists in everything? Of course, you may differ.
shrihari_nandini@harvest_of_mind Certainly Sir. Thanks a lot for your appreciation Actually, all I meant was that ShriVishnu manifested himself in each and everything, the moment Prahalad said, in a form 'visible' to eye. Though true, he is present everywhere. It's similar to the fact Raam and Krishna descend though Hari is everywhere but when he wishes then only we can see him. Hence I said 'entered', it means manifested his form or descended himself, than being present in a subtle way. Actually only devotees like Prahalad can see him,others like Hiranyakashyap would not have believed him if Hari wouldn't have manifested himself. Thanks a lot for asking this, I will add this in my post.
I call this special, as it is Very Close to My Heart Another episode of imagination But I have to say this came in my mind without effort and hence I converted it to a poem! This is how it goes: I am on a beautiful beach with ShriSeethaRaam. Seetha Ma calls me to her, I am small girl, smaller than the length of her and ShriRaam's arms. She calls me to herself for an embrace, and I run to her, imagine her arms open wide calling her little daughter to her for a hug, as a mother calls her beloved child. I go to her, as my feet effortlessly move to her for embracing her. But as I am about to reach Ma, ShriRaam comes in between us and he says with a spirit of fun, 'where are you going little one?' And I knowing his mischievous nature, refuse to say a word and with a pout, I say, 'Let me go to Ma' but he doesn't, he plays, but I don't understand his pranks! What should I do now? I go left, he moves left to block my way, I shift right he too shifts right, I protest but he doesn't let me go. And then I realise he is soo tall and I am soo small, I can easily escape! Both his arms are blocking my way, but I easily move below his arms, and before he could catch me I reach to Ma, who with open arms embraces me. ShriRaam smiles is now defeated! Now, he comes and embraces us from behind and joins our union which is Forever Sweet!
This feels like a time of Distraught. Isn't it? But when is not a time of distraught? We all live in a world which is full of miseries. No one can ever be happy in this world until and unless the person is self realised or the person is a devotee. Keeping this in mind I who is just another worldly person try to believe in 'A Ray Of Hope' which is the only possible way to stay away from Misery. ShriHari is always Sharnagat Vatsal (Dear to the people who take refuge in him) hence if we trust him then he shall help us. Without any hope, we will only lead ourselves to grief hence I request all to believe in atleast a Ray of Hope!
*(which will endow mercy on me, it means him looking at me that is turning his merciful eye towards me) **(Vishnu name literally means One who pervades the whole world. But still he makes me feel separated from him )
Jai ShriHari! Jai ShrimanNarayana! Pic credit: To the original owner(ShriHari under Sheshnaag, now why should I not say he loves to tear my heart with his beauty and not just mine, I already tried to describe his beauty(which cannot be described) in my poem 'Unsurpassed Beauty')
ally_18@shrihari_nandini actually I was going through your posts dear..randomly..there I saw this mesmerising pic of ShriHari with Ananta and it pulled my mind there..it was unread by me..veryyyy beautifully written dear I lagged but it came to me finally Jai ShriHari!
shrihari_nandini@ally_18 Haha it's perfectly okay! ☺ Glad you went through my posts, it's natural for me for they are my very own thoughts but I am elated to know that you are mesmerised Yes truly this picture has my heart too! Thanks a lot Again❤❤ Jaya Jaya ShriHari!
ShriVaaman Dev is the dwarf incarnation of Lord ShriVishnu. Bhagwan took Vaaman form as the younger brother of Indra Dev(thus called UPENDRA) and the Son of Parents of Devatas: Aditi and Kashyap. Bali the Grandson of Prahalad, was conducting a yagya to win over Swarg(Heaven) and other worlds but ShriHari donned Dwarf Brahaman form and asked for three steps of Earth to great Danveer Bali who never refused alms so he agreed. In the first step ShriVaaman measured the whole Earth, in second step whole Universe(Swarga to Satyalok, abode of Lord Brahma)(He thus became TriVikram-Winner of three Worlds, which otherwise also belonged to him) and asked where to put the third step. Bali told him to put the step on his head(he surrendered to Lord) Lord was pleased by his act and hence Shifted Bali to worlds below Earth or Patal lok, made him King and himself became his doorkeeper, that's the sweetest Bhaktvatsal(lover of devotees)! This avtar has lots of significance, it shows Sharnagati(Surrender)which is the only means to Moksha(liberation). Also, in this avtar Lord did not kill any Rakshas(Demon) but gave a boon to everybody! He placed his feet which are highly revered and worshipped and hard to achieve even by great yogis, on everybody from Swarga to Satyalok to the whole Earth and even Patal! When he placed his feet in Satyalok, Brahm Dev by Lord's sudden gesture of Placing his Bestowing Feet, made the Vedas water and washed his Supreme Feet( and maybe this water later came to be known as River Ganga) So Annamacharya Ji says BRAHM KADIGINA PADAMU(The feet washed by Brahm Dev) It's a great song worth listening Though I am not sure of Brahma Dev's story I read it somewhere, so it may not be true. But rest all is true, Bhagwan is the great Bestower in this Avatar and this form is the embodiment of his mercy! He is the sweetest Vaamana!