Thursday, March 1, 2012

ISKCON GBC's Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple Inauguration

A new temple complex dedicated to Sri Lakshmi Narasimha is coming up in a half acre complex in the eastern part of Bangalore. This project is dedicated to Srila Prabhupada and is being promoted and built by followers of Srila Prabhupada. This temple is coming up on a piece of land that was earmarked for a mechanized slaughter house(abattoir) but the government had to back track due to stiff and perseverance opposition from the local leaders and citizens who were determined not to let a vacant land in the area turn into a slaughter house for the cows. The local people withstood police action, arrests, court cases and finally after a determined struggle for two decades saved the land and got the government to abandon its plans to set up an abattoir. Now this temple has a goshala with 3 cows and 1 ox!
It is on this land that the temple for Lord Narasimha is coming up. The temple is growing in popularity each day and the phase 1 of the temple complex is being inaugurated during a 11 day festival being celebrated this year between April 24th ( Akshaya Tritiya ) upto May 5th Sri Narasimha Jayanti.

New Palace for Lord Narasimha

Presently Lord Narasimha is being worshipped in a temporary structure and the deity is emerging as one of the most popular place of worship in this part of the city. When Phase 1 is completed, this will be one of the largest temples dedicated to Lord Narasimha. This will also be the house of Nava Narasimha (ahobilam’s traditionally worshiped nine forms of Lord Narasimha). The casting of these deities are about to commence soon.
Among the popular events are the monthly Sudarshana Narasihma homa followed by the Maha Abhishek ceremony of Sri Narasimha offered on the second Saturday of every month. Hunderds of ISKCON devotees and congregation in the area visit the temple regularly and a full fledged temple program goes on at the premises.

Highlights Of The Temple
1. Nava Narasimha Vigrahas

2. Gandharvika Giridhari Dieties
3. Vedic style classrooms

4. Bhakti Yoga meditation Hall
5. Vedic Samskara Hall

6. Goshala
7. International Guest house.

Dakshina Ayodhya,
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