The blessing of serving a temple deity is beyond our comprehension; It is a Grace that lasts for lifetimes. It is a way to say ‘thank you’ and ‘I love you’ to the One who gives the very breath of life itself.
Imagine your heartfelt donation making it possible for Narasimha to eat His favorite prasadam, or your monthly gift going to give Maha Lakshmi a beautiful saree that brings out Her Divine beauty and helps others to see and feel Her love.
CARRY THE BLESSING
Narasimha is the protector of the whole universe. He is the one who destroys negativity, so that Lakshmi can come rushing in to bring all auspiciousness into our life.
By serving those who serve humanity, you are contributing to something much larger than yourself – you are bringing the Love of the Divine to individuals and the world. To contribute to this is a service that brings unforetold blessings into your life. For what we give to God with Love, He gives back 1000 times.
CHOOSE YOUR DEITY
Love comes in many forms. Choose the one that either you, or a beloved, will resonate with most. Here are a few of the most well-known qualities for each:
Paranitya Narasimha: Purifies/Protects/Removes obstacles
The Masters: Protection/Grace/Supports one’s path
Panduranga & Rukmini: Relationship with God/Devotion/Service
Tulsi-devi: Purifies mind & body/Unconditional love/Devotion
FOUR WAYS TO SERVE BY DONATING
Once you have felt which deity calls to your heart, you may choose one of three donation options to begin serving the deity of your choice.
You may choose either a monthly, or yearly option for your donation amount.
Your donation goes entirely to helping to serve the temple deity of your choosing at the Paranitya Narasimha Temple!
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HOW YOUR DONATIONS ARE USED
Your donations are gratefully used to help cover most of the operating expenses. In fact, it is only your help that makes all the following elements of the temple service possible:
Prasad: Every day the deities receive freshly cooked prasad from our kitchen.
Puja Supplies, Vessels & Cleaning Equipment: Providing 5 elements (milk, ghee, etc.) and other items such as incense, kumkum, chandan, and more, both for abhishekam, daily pujas and yajnas.
Deity Clothes & Jewellery: Costs for coordinated sets of hand-sewn clothing to be designed and made for all the temple deities, as well as the purchase of jewellery to match.
Religious Festivals: Preparing, organising and running large religious ceremonies such as Narasimha Chatudashi, Navaratri, Shivaratri, Krishna Janmashtami and many others every year.
In addition, many volunteer hours by residents and community devotees are donated, for example, in helping with daily pujas, performing music, creating flower garlands, repairing deity clothes, and even more.
Managing the temple truly is a labour of love, and most of it is possible thanks to your loving contributions!
If you have any issues with payments or if you would like more details about the Serve a Deity program, please contact us:
Did you know, Paranitya Narasimha is a replica of the Paranitya Narasimha murti which was materialized by Paramahamsa Vishwananda in 2011? Paranitya Narasimha emerged straight from the heart of the Master. Until now, this special form of Narasimha was only seen by a few highly elevated souls. Now, through the Grace of Paramahamsa Vishwananda, we all have the chance to worship, serve Him, and experience His incredible Grace and Love in our heart, and lives.
Para means ‘Supreme’, Nitya means ‘Eternal’ – Paranitya Narasimha is the cosmic, Supreme Eternal form of Narasimha. He is the creator, sustainer, and destroyer of infinite universes. He is the dearest, most caring of all for His devotees. He comes to restore balance and destroy negativity, pride, and material mindedness, so all auspiciousness can enter our life and we can rediscover our eternal, loving relationship with the Lord.
While He may look fierce, He is actually the sweetest of the sweet.
‘The form of Ugra Nārasimha is actually the sweetest form of the Lord, even sweeter than Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa hides from you and waits for you to come to Him. Nārasimha comes to you and actively takes care of your problems. He cares.’
– Paramahamsa Vishwananda
Maha-Lakshmi is the Lord’s ever-present consort, the Cosmic Mother who cares for everyone. She is like the intercessor: in the same way that in the Christian tradition people may pray to Mother Mary, so, in the Hindu tradition, we have Maha-Lakshmi that cares for us. Most often known for prosperity and financial wealth, Maha-Lakshmi is first and foremost the provider of spiritual wealth. Anyone who comes to Her is blessed by Her Grace to progress on the spiritual path.
Mahavatar Babaji is the immortal yogi who has given Kriya Yoga to the world, and Sri Ramanuja Acharya is the one responsible for consolidating and refining the philosophy and practices of the Sri Sampradaya (our spiritual lineage). Their placement on the altar reminds us of the importance of the Guru in our tradition, and that no spiritual goal can be achieved on our own; the Grace of the Master is always needed.
Benefits: Protection, mercy and the Grace to help you attain the Divine.
Tulsi Devi is the embodiment of purity, chastity, unconditional love and devotion. She is the Divine Mother who gives ceaselessly to Her children. You’ll see Her in two forms in the temple: as a deity and as a plant. She assumes the form of a plant for the benefit of everyone who performs devotional service to the Lord. In fact, no offering to Maha-Vishnu is accepted by Him without a Tulsi leaf being offered as well.
Panduranga is Lord Krishna, the King of Dwarka, and Rukmini is His wife, the incarnation of Maha-Lakshmi. They are very close to Their devotees, showing us that They are always there for us. In Maharashtra there are many saints who were devoted to Panduranga and Rukmini. These saints (Tukaram, Janabai, Balumama, etc.) inspire us on our spiritual journey. Taking these saints as examples, we can establish our own close, intimate relationship with the Lord. Guruji invoked the same energy of Rukmini and Panduranga right here in Shree Peetha Nilaya, so that we can serve Them and experience Their sweet love.