with Paramahamsa Vishwananda
Join us for the historic celebration of the Paranitya Narasimha Temple inauguration in Elmira, New York!
WHEN: August 31 – September 3, 2023
WHERE: 1100 W. Church St. Elmira, NY
“Ashrams, temples, are places of reminder. Where we are reminded to connect to our higher self. To connect to that Divinity, which is not just outside, but inside. It’s an inner journey.”
– Paramahamsa Vishwananda
ABOUT THE EVENT
The long awaited opening of the Paranitya Narasimha Temple is almost here! This temple inauguration is a once in a lifetime event, and is a huge blessing to be a part of.
This special event will be graced by the presence of Paramahamsa Vishwananda, a world renowned spiritual teacher and Satguru. This is a precious and rare opportunity to spend 4 full days in the presence of a God-Realized master!
We are honored to have the prana pratishta ceremony led by Swami Venkatacharyalu Samudralea from the Sri Venkateswara Temple in Pittsburgh, PA.
FOUR DAYS OF CEREMONY & CELEBRATION
This free four day celebration will be filled with a series of traditional Hindu ceremonies and rituals, including yagna, puja, aarti, the chanting of mantras, cultural dances, and of course – live devotional music concerts!
The Paranitya Narasimha Temple is a place where all are invited to celebrate the infinite Grandness of God, and the beauty of our personal, loving relationship we share with Him.
This promises to be a truly special and uplifting experience that you won’t want to miss.
DAY 1: THURSDAY, AUGUST 31
Commencement of prana pratishta temple ceremonies, carnatic musicians, devotional artistry Bhagavad Gita performance, & public dinner with Paramahamsa Vishwananda
DAY 2: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Continuing prana pratishta ceremonies & rituals, special guests devotional music concert in the evening
DAY 3: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2*
Continuing prana pratishta ceremonies & rituals & free Darshan Blessing with Paramahamsa Vishwananda!
A day not to be missed!
DAY 4: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
Final prana pratishta ceremonies & rituals, end of inauguration procession, kirtan celebration, public dinner with Paramahamsa Vishwananda
Whether you come for one day, or all days, everyone is welcome to attend the inauguration. Please RSVP for which days you would like to attend.
Registration is free, donations accepted.
OPTIONAL DINNERS WITH PARAMAHAMSA VISHWANANDA
There will be open public dinners with Paramahamsa Vishwananda on August 31 and September 3! Please register and pay for these dinners upon registration.
“There are many things what happen during the Prana Pratishta, even if it is just a mantra or just a symbol. But the Lord really gives His presence. So this is Prana Pratishta, where the life force – God’s life force – is flowing and that place doesn´t just stay just a place. It becomes a temple. A temple, where God resides.”
– Paramahamsa Vishwananda
ABOUT HINDU CEREMONIES & DEITIES
Hinduism is based in one God, one Truth, one Reality, that is expressed in many different ways. That’s why the Hindu tradition has so many deities: the variety of deities reflects all the different qualities of this one supreme Reality, but manifested in different shapes and forms.
At the Inauguration, the priests will perform a ceremony known as prana pratishta, or the placing of life. This is where the presence of the Divine is invited to reside in the Murtis.
Each temple Deity embodies unique Divine qualities that help us to advance on our spiritual path and connect to the Divine within.
THE TEMPLE DEITIES
ABOUT PARANITYA NARASIMHA
Paranitya Narasimha, meaning the “supreme, eternal” form of Narasimha, is a special form of Narasimha, the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, and the main Temple deity.
Narasimha is most known for being the protector of the innocent and the one to destroy all negativity, both internally and externally.
His presence allows us to bring positivity and abundance, both spiritually and materially, into our lives and enjoy our eternal, loving relationship with the Lord.
This special form of Narasimha was materialized by Paramahamsa Vishwananda in 2011 for the upliftment of humanity.
HOW TO GET TO THE TEMPLE
ADDRESS: 1100 W. Church St. Elmira NY 14905
If you are coming from our of town, there are many regional & international airports near the temple.
The nearest airport to the temple is the Elmira Corning Regional Airport.
For a full list of regional and international airports and suggestions for direct flights to Elmira please visit our “Find us” page here.
We are receiving a discount for all who register at the Clarion Inn in Elmira, about 6 minute drive from the temple.
More information is provided upon registration.