dear Prabhus and Maharajas
Please accept my humble obaisences
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
We have seen and heard many devotees speak something that is not in sastra, that is that Lord Narasimha washed His hands at Narasimha palli, this is nowhere stated in Navadvipa dhama Mahatmya:What does it say:?
Then, singing loudly the glories of Gauranga, the party of pilgrims entered Devapalli. In that village, they took rest as the guests of the presiding Deity, Nrsimha, and then took their midday meals. At the last minutes of daylight, as they all wandered in the village, Nityananda spoke: ''This is Devapalli, and here is the temple of Nrsimahadeva well known since Satya-yuga. After bestowing His mercy on Prahlada by killing Hiranyakasipu the Lord came here to rest.
"Brahma and the other demigods made their houses here and formed a village. This village was established on tilas hillocks, here on the bank of the Mandakini River, and all the residents were absorbed in the worship of Nrsimhadeva. According to the scriptures, this village in Navadvipa, named Sri Nrsimha-ksetra, is most purifying.
"See here Surya-tila and Brahma-tila and to the east was Nrsimha-tila. The place is now transformed. See there Ganesa-tila, and over there is Indra-tila. Though Visvakarma built hundreds of jeweled houses here, in time, all were destroyed, and the Mandakini dried up. Now only the hillocks mark the places. See these countless broken stones, the remnants of the temples. Again in the future, one devotee king will receive a drop of Nrsimha's mercy, and he will make a large temple, reinstall Nrsimha, and take up service to Nrsimha again. This is on the border of the Navadvipa parikrama within the sixteen krosas."
Giving up the net of maya and having only the wealth of the lotus feet of Nitai and Jahnava, this beggar, Bhaktivinoda, sings the glories of Navadvipa, which have no limit.
I am still trying to get a proper translation of this book for my upcoming book of Lord Narasimha.Lord Narasimha would not enter the abode of Lord Gauranga full of blood of the sinful demons.
It is widely accepted among Gaudiya vaisnavas that Lord Narasimha took bath at Narasimha palli, but not that He just washed of blood in Gaurangas holy abode, also Lord Varaha took rest at Visramghata in Mathura and is said to have taken bath in Yamuna there,according to some Sri Vaisnavas He washed of blood etc before entering Krsnas sacred Mathura or Vraja mandal."Like one gentleman going to see another, not all bloody."
Lord Narasima washed His lotushands at Rakta kunda at Ahovalam not a Narasimha palli in Navadvipa. At Rakta-kunda, Lord Narasimha washed His lotus hands after killing the demon Hiranyakasipu and interestingly, the water has a slight reddish
color and the stones there are known as Rakta Kunda silas. These stones still have red spots from the blood washed of the Lotushands of Lord Narasima after killing Hiranyakasipu and all his demoniac soldiers
.I daily worship at Rakta kunda sila also.
There is another misconception taught by one devotee about Narasimha palli, that Lord Narasimha did not give mercy to Bhaktivinoda Thakura. This Prabhu must not have studied Navadvipa bhava taranga carefully.
So clearly Lord Narasimha is placing his lotusfeet on Bhaktivinoda Thakuras head and he is feeling sattvika bhava by the touch of the Supreme Lord Narasimha,and rolling on ground at the door of the Narasimha temple.Here is with the bengali:
e dusta hrdaye kama adi ripu chaya
kutinati pratisthasa sathya sada raya
hrdaya-sodhana ara krsnera vasana
nrsimha-carane mora ei to’ kamana
Within my sinful heart the six enemies headed by lust perpetually reside, as well as duplicity, the desire for fame, plus sheer cunning. At the lotus feet of Lord Narasimha, I hope that He will mercifully purify my heart and give me the desire to serve Lord Krsna.
kandiya nrsimha-pade magibo kakhana
nirapade navadvipe jugala-bhajana
bhaya bhaya paya yan’ra darsane se hari
prasanna hoibo kabe more daya kari
Weeping, I will beg at the lotus-feet of Lord Narasimha for the benediction of worshipping Radha and Krsna in Navadvipa, perfectly safe and free from all difficulties. When will this Lord Hari, Whose terrible form strikes fear into fear itself, ever become pleased and show me His mercy?
yadyapi bhisana murti dusta-jiva-prati
prahladadi krsna-bhakta-jane bhadra ati
kabe va prasanna ho’ye sa krpa-vacane
nirbhaya karibe ei mudha akincane
Even though Lord Narasimha is terrifying toward the sinful souls, He offers great auspiciousness unto the devotees of Lord Krsna headed by Prahlada Maharaja. When will He be pleased to speak words of compassion unto me, a worthless fool, and thereby make me fearless?
svacchande baiso he vatsa sri-gauranga-dhame
jugala-bhajana hau rati hau name
mama bhakta-krpa-bale vighna jabe dura
suddha cite bhajo radha-krsna-rasa-pura
He will say, “Dear child! Sit sown freely and live happily here in Sri Gauranga-dhama. May you nicely worship the Divine Couple, and may you develop loving attachment for Their Holy Names. By the mercy of My devotees, all obstacles are cast far away. With a purified heart, just perform the worship of Radha and Krsna, for such worship overflows with sweet nectar.”
ei boli’ kabe mora mastaka-upara
sviya sri-carana harse dharibe isvara
amani jugala-preme sattvika vikare
dharaya lutibo ami sri-nrsimha-dvare
Saying this, will that Lord delightedly place His own divine lotus-feet upon my head? I will experience sublime love for the Divine Couple Radha-Krsna and undergo the ecstatic transformations called sattvika. Falling on the ground, I will roll about at the door of Sri Narasimha’s temple.
(Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, - “Sri Navadvipa Bhava Taranga”, 36-40)
In Nandagrama Vrindavan, Lord Narasimha stays in a most merciful form , this smiling form of Lord Narasimha is the Deity of Nanda Maharaja that personally worshipped Lord Narasimha there daily,often giving "Narasimha sweets mahaprasadam" into the lotusmouth of His dear son Lord Krishna
your humble servant
here is a little extra nectar from Rupa Goswamis Padyavali:
syamoccandra svapisi na siso naiti mam adya nidra nidra-hetoh srinu suta katham kam apurvam kurusva vyaktah_ stambhan naraharir abhud danavam darayisyann ity uktasya smitam udayate devaki-nandanasya
"O my rising dark moon, my child, You are not asleep?"
"No. Sleep has not yet come to Me."
"Listen, my son. I will tell You a bedtime story that will make You fall asleep."
"What is this story I have never heard? Please tell it."
Mother Yasoda then told the story. When she came to the sentences, "Then Lord Nrisimha appeared from the pillar. Lord Nrisimha was very eager to rip the demon to shreds." a smile suddenly arose on child Krishna's lips.