Narasimmha Lila:  Lord Narasimmha’s mercy on Sinners!

Narasimmha Lila:  Lord Narasimmha’s mercy on Sinners!

Lord Krishna is always merciful towards His devotees IN ALL HIS AVATARS including His avatar as Lord Narasimmha.  Even the Lord Narasimmha’s mercy is explained in Srimad Bhagavatham.  He never punishes the sinners with haste.  He gives many chances for the sinners to reform themselves if they involve in sinful acts.

He first creates some situations that will force the person to think of his sinful acts and reform himself.

Krishna always engages some devotees/ acharyas to teach the violators/ sinners to make them realize. If they feel, realize and correct themselves, then, the Lord starts to take the further steps to make him advance in devotion.

(Can one get Krishna’s Mercy if he is unable to Go to temple and Get Guru? READ HERE!)

If he does not use that gesture and correct himself, then, the Lord takes stricter action.  If the devotee is not ready to use these opportunities to correct his sinful acts, as the final step, the Lord kills or punishes that person.

We know popular examples:

(1) Lord Krishna went to the discussion and gave many chances for Duryodhana to give some portion of the land to the Pandavas to live. Only when Duryodhana refused to spare even a handful of land to the Pandavas, Krishna decided to kill him through Pandavas in war.

(2) Lord Rama told the king Ravana to handover Sita and escape from getting killed. When all others died and only Ravana was alive, Lord Rama gave another chance for him to realize atleast at that last point and hand over Sita devi and escape from punishment.  Since Ravana did not give his ears, finally, Lord Rama killed him in war.

(Is the Mercy of Guru and Krishna only for selected devotees? READ HERE!)


Same happened in Narasimmha Avatar also.  Read this sweet lila of Lord Narasimmha’s mercy on Hiranyakasipu as said by Srimad Bhagavatham in Canto-7, Ch-8 and verses 24-36:

Just as a small insect falls forcefully into a fire and the insignificant creature becomes invisible, when Hiranyakasipu attacked the Lord Narasimmha, who was full of effulgence, Hiranyakasipu became invisible. This is not at all astonishing, for the Lord is always situated in pure goodness. Formerly, during creation, He entered the dark universe and illuminated it by His spiritual effulgence.

Thereafter, the great demon Hiranyakasipu, who was extremely angry, swiftly attacked Nrsimhadeva with his club and began to beat Him. Lord Nrsimhadeva, however, captured the great demon, along with his club, just as Garuḍa might capture a great snake.

O Yudhisthira, O great son of Bharata, when Lord Nrsimhadeva gave Hiranyakasipu a chance to slip from His hand, just as Garuḍa sometimes plays with a snake and lets it slip from his mouth, the demigods, who had lost their abodes and who were hiding behind the clouds for fear of the demon, did not consider that incident very good. Indeed, they were perturbed.

When Hiranyakasipu was freed from the hands of Nrsimhadeva, he falsely thought that the Lord was afraid of his prowess. Therefore, after taking a little rest from the fight, he took up his sword and shield and again attacked the Lord with great force.

Making a loud, shrill sound of laughter, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Narayaṇa, who is extremely strong and powerful, captured Hiranyakasipu, who was protecting himself with his sword and shield, leaving no gaps open. With the speed of a hawk, Hiranyakasipu moved sometimes in the sky and sometimes on the earth, his eyes closed because of fear of Nrsimhadeva’s laughter.

(Can a devotee having past illicit violations get the mercy of Krishna? READ HERE!)

As a snake captures a mouse or Garuḍa captures a very venomous snake, Lord Nrsimhadeva captured Hiranyakasipu, who could not be pierced even by the thunderbolt of King Indra. As Hiranyakasipu moved his limbs here, there and all around, very much afflicted at being captured, Lord Nrsimhadeva placed the demon on His lap, supporting him with His thighs, and in the doorway of the assembly hall the Lord very easily tore the demon to pieces with the nails of His hand.

Lord Nrsimhadeva’s mouth and mane were sprinkled with drops of blood, and His fierce eyes, full of anger, were impossible to look at. Licking the edge of His mouth with His tongue, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Nrsimhadeva, decorated with a garland of intestines taken from Hiraṇyakaśipu’s abdomen, resembled a lion that has just killed an elephant.

The Supreme Personality of Godhead, who had many, many arms, first uprooted Hiranyakasipu’s heart and then threw him aside and turned toward the demon’s soldiers. These soldiers had come in thousands to fight with Him with raised weapons and were very faithful followers of Hiranyakasipu, but Lord Nrsimhadeva killed all of them merely with the ends of His nails.

The hair on Nrsimhadeva’s head shook the clouds and scattered them here and there, His glaring eyes stole the effulgence of the luminaries in the sky, and His breathing agitated the seas and oceans. Because of His roaring, all the elephants in the world began to cry in fear.

Airplanes were thrown into outer space and the upper planetary system by the hair on Nrsimhadeva’s head. Because of the pressure of the Lord’s lotus feet, the earth appeared to slip from its position, and all the hills and mountains sprang up due to His intolerable force. Because of the Lord’s bodily effulgence, both the sky and all directions diminished in their natural illumination.

Manifesting a full effulgence and a fearsome countenance, Lord Nrsimha, being very angry and finding no contestant to face His power and opulence, then sat down in the assembly hall on the excellent throne of the king. Because of fear and obedience, no one could come forward to serve the Lord directly.

Hiranyakasipu had been exactly like a fever of meningitis in the head of the three worlds. Thus when the wives of the demigods in the heavenly planets saw that the great demon had been killed by the personal hands of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, their faces blossomed in great joy. The wives of the demigods again and again showered flowers from heaven upon Lord Nrsimhadeva like rain.

At that time, the airplanes of the demigods, who desired to see the activities of the Supreme Lord, Narayaṇa, crowded the sky. The demigods began beating drums and kettledrums, and upon hearing them the angelic women began to dance, while the chiefs of the Gandharvas sang sweetly.

This shows the greatness of the mercy of Lord Narasimmha towards His devotees and also the sinners.

Lord Narasimmha Deva Ki Jai!
Sri Prahalad Maharaj Ki jai!

(Krishna can’t be pleased easily, but demigods are pleased easily. Is it true? READ HERE!)

Author: RAJAN

RAJAN from Tamil Nadu, India, a Life Patron and an Initiated Devotee being in ISKCON for nearly three decades, serves anonymously to avoid Prominence and crowd as an insignificant, Humble and Neutral Servant for all the devotees of Krishna! He promotes Social media forums and this blog-website as e-satsangha (e-forums) blessed with Lakhs of followers, to give Spiritual Solutions for all the Material Problems of the devotees since 2011! He writes friendly and practical tips to practice devotion (i) without hurting the followers of other paths, (ii) without affecting the personal and career life, and (iii) without the blind, superstitious and ritualistic approach! He dedicates all the glories and credits to his Guru and Krishna.

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