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Title: Can Nityananda Gauranga wear shark-shaped earrings
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-08-18 04:36:08
Q. Some day that the Deities of Lords Nityananda Gauranga cannot be dressed with shark-shaped earrings. Only Lord Krishna Deity can. Is this true?
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:
No, not at all. Lords Nityananda Gauranga can be dressed with shark-shaped earrings as They are the self-same Supreme Personalities of Godhead. This is confirmed by none other than Shrila Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya in Shri Sarvabhauma Shataka which he composed after beholding the six-armed form (Shadbhuja) of Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu.
Shri Chaitanya Shataka, Text 36
by Shrila Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya
"I offer my respectful obeisances to Lord Shri Gaurasundara, whose attractive curly hair is bound with a string of jewels and whose beautiful soft forehead is decorated with fragrant sandalwood paste. His ears are decorated with shark shaped earrings and His chest is decorated with a flower garland."
Shri Chaitanya Shataka, Text 61
By Shrila Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya
"Shri Gaurachandra's splendid hair is tied by a multi-jeweled string. His beautiful forehead is decorated with sandalwood tilaka. His curly hair swings down His neck. His ears are decorated with shark-shaped earings and His broad chest is decoarated with a golden necklace. May that Lord Gaurachandra, who is the best amongst the dancers, please manifest in my heart."
I will post more quotes later.
Title: Re: Can Nityananda Gauranga wear shark-shaped earrings
User: neilsf††† Date: 2006-08-18 17:26:31
I've been reading the Shri Chaitanya Bhagavata and I just read the chapter where the Lord takes the offering from the Brahmana.
The brahmana tries to offer his food to Bala Gopala three times and each time the Lord appears and steals the offering. On the third time he shows his eight handed form to the Brahmana, holding lotus, conch, mace, discus, butter and flute. The Lord also shows him Vrindavana and I think that in the description of the Lord's ornaments it specifically mentions that he was wearing a peacock feather and shark shaped ear rings. But I guess he would be because he was manifesting his Krishna form.
Shri Gaurangapadaji's examples are better because the Lord is manifesting more of his Gauranga form, but still wears shark shaped ear rings...