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Title: Nityananda Trayodashi Ki Jaya!!!
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-01-31 01:24:02
Nityananda! Nityananda! Nityananda! Nityananda! Nityananda!....Let our tongue not forget the most magnanimous Holy Name of Nityananda today for a moment on His most auspicious appearance day. It will be only a token of gratitude which we can give Him for all that He is doing for us by always remembering His Name on this most auspicious day.
If you forget to chant His Name today while doing your work or you cannot utter His Name loudly in some places, try to chant with your breath, because we never forget to breathe. When you in inhale say and feel internally NI and when you exhale say and feel internally TAI. In that way you can always remember Him today.
Highly and expressly recommended is that you please chant the 12 and 108 Holy Names of Lord Nityananda composed by Shrila Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya today which are there in the VaniBase. Chanting these Names on this holy day of Shri Nityananda Trayodashi will give you all perfection as per the direct benedictions of Shrila Sarvabhauma himself. Also please immerse yourself in the pastimes of Lord Nityananda from Shri Nityananda Charitamrita: "http://nityananda.gaurangapada.com".
Title: Re: Nityananda Trayodashi Ki Jaya!!!
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-01-31 01:39:18
Shri Nityananda Prabhu who is none other than Lord Balarama, is the origin of Vishnu tattva namely Sankarshana, Mahavishnu, Garbhodakshayi Vishnu, and Kshirodakshayi Vishnu. Lord Nityananda is the indwelling Supersoul of everyone. January 31, 2007 is the auspicious occasion of Nityananda Trayodasi or the appearance day of Lord Nityananda.
As Lord Chaitanya's pastimes are more pleasing than Krishna's pastimes, so Lord Nityananda's pastimes are more pleasing than those of Lord Balarama. Lord Balarama was famous for His pastimes of chastising the miscreants, such as killing so many demons, being ready to throw the whole city of Hastinapura into the ocean, and the killing of Romaharshana Suta. His form as Lord Nityananda,however, is known as akrodha paramananda nityananda-raya, He never gets angry. The form of Lord Nityananda is the most merciful form and the Lord liberally distributes krishna-prema-bhakti even to the most wretched and fallen jivas.
There is a village called Ekacakra in Radha-desa in West Bengal, where the Supreme Lord Nityananda appeared. On the auspicious thirteenth day of the waxing moon in the month of Magha (January-February, 1476), Lord Nityananda made His appearance as the son of Hadai Pandita and Padmavati.
In His childhood, Lord Nityananda had no other happiness than enacting and enjoying the various pastimes of Lord Krishna along with His friends. Due to the influence of His illusory energy, however, no one could recognize Him. Lord Nityananda concealed His real identity and happily played with His boyhood friends. One day the Lord left home and His parents to accompany a visiting sannyasi on travels to holy places. All the holy places became sanctified by the touch of His lotus feet. Lord Nityananda finally arrived in Vrindavana and wandered the forests of Vrindavana until Lord Gaurachandra displayed His opulences. Understanding that His Lord Gauranga had revealed Himself, Lord Nityananda immediately went to Navadvipa and met Lord Gauranga.
Once Lord Gauranga went to Jagannath Puri, Lord Nityananda stayed in Navadvipa and preached the glories of Shri Krishna by propagating the sankirtan movement throughout Bengal. Who can describe Lord Nityananda's humility, tolerance and compassion for the jivas as he went home to home requesting people to take up chanting the holy names of Krishna by falling at their feet.
Once while spreading the glories of the holy names the Lord was attacked on the forehead with a clay pot by the most sinful Madhai to
the point of bleeding, Lord Nityananda never became angry. Lord Chaitanya arrived on the scene quickly and on seeing the condition of Nityananda had invoked the Sudarshana chakra to punish Madhai. But Nityananda pleaded with Lord Chaitanya to calm down, and eventually forgave Madhai by embracing him and destroying his material bondage and the unlimited amount of sins.
A golden effulgence shines from the beautiful body of Lord Nityananda. Brightly shining ornaments decorates His charming bodily limbs. Yellow cloth adorns His waist and He wears a turban decorated with campaka flowers on His head. Tinkling ankle-bells sounds as He walks. Tears fill His deer-like eyes.
"All glories to Lord Nityananda Prabhu and His Holy Name! Maddened by ecstatic love of Godhead, He overwhelmed the whole universe with ecstasy. He slapped his hands together like a warrior who is about to attack, and upon seeing this, the wicked Kali fled in terror, fearing for his life. All souls were drowned in happiness because of the dancing of Shri Nityananda and Shri Gauranga. Seeing such dancing or even hearing about it melts the hearts of great atheists." (Shrila Bhaktivinode Thakura, Gitavali, Nagara-kirtana, 8)