Atlanta Temple Darshan Schedule (Viewing Deities)
Appearance Day of Lord Nrisimhadeva
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
The Supreme Person appears in many forms and at many times. Perhaps His most misunderstood avatar of all is the half-man, half lion Nrsimhadeva (nri-SING-ha-deva). Nrsimhadeva appeared in the distant past to save His devotee, the boy-saint Prahlad (pra-LAHD), from torture and death at the hands of the despotic king Hiranyakashipu (hi-rahn-ya-KAH-shi-pu), who was also Prabhlad's father.
Hiranyakashipu had performed extreme austerities to gain the benediction that he would be protected from death in almost unlimited ways. Because he was so wicked, however, especially in his treatment of the Lord's devotees, Krishna personally came and killed Hiranyakashipu in a way no one could have imagined.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
We will not have a person monitoring visitors. We will have hand sanitizer and mask on the table at the entrance on the porch. All visitors are expected to wear mask and keep six feet apart. Keep your interaction with the temple residents to the minimum. The more we social distance the less chance of spreading the virus.
The morning program is for temple residents only. No exceptions.
The daily darshan schedule is as follows:
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
For your safety and others, please wear a mask when in public, if you feel sick, do not go out in public, talk to others, and wash or sanitize your hands frequently.
Appearance of Srimati Sita Devi,
Wife of Lord Sri Ramachandra
Thursday May 20, 2021
Founder-Acharya: His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
We are dedicated to serving the mission of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami by serving the greater Atlanta community and beyond; by nurturing and fostering a consciousness of Krishna for the benefit of all living entities as propagated by HDG Bhaktivedanta Swami.
Srimati Sita Devi, a manifestation of the goddess of fortune, Lakshmi Devi, is the eternal consort of Lord Ramachandra. When Lord Ramachandra was banished to the Dandakaranya forest, Sita Devi left the comforts of the royal palace to join Him. While in the forest she was kidnapped by the demonic king Ravana, yet despite his endeavors to enjoy her beauty, she remained always dedicated to Lord Ramachandra.
Sita devi, the wife of Lord Rama, was not born in the normal way, but of the Earth Goddess, Bhumi devi herself. In Maharishi Valmiki’s own words, Ramayana is known as the noble story of Sita — “Sita-Ayah Caritam Mahat”.
Janaka Maharaj, the king of Mithila, was ploughing a piece of land to prepare it for conducting a yajna. While ploughing, he unearthed a golden casket in which he found a beautiful girl, which caused him to be greatly overjoyed. Because land ploughed by the yoke is called ‘sita’, he named the baby, Sita.
Sita devi was to be given in marriage to anyone who could bend the powerful bow given to Janaka by Lord Siva. Lord Rama succeeded in bending that great bow and he married Sita. Their later, inconceivable pastimes are presented throughout Sri Ramayana.
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