Hanumat Presaka Swami – Nrsimhadev and Advaita Acharya

Hanumat Presaka Swami - Nrsimhadev and Advaita Acharya
Hanumat Presaka Swami - Nrsimhadev & Advaita Acharya
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Hanumat Presaka Swami gives a lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 7, Chapter 8, Verse 25 and 26. These verses describe the battle between Nrsimhadev and the demon Hiranyakasipu. Also, this day was the appearance day of Advaita Acharya. Hanumat Presaka Swami speaks about Advaita Acharya.

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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 7.8.25

tato ‘bhipadyabhyahanan mahasuro
rusha nrisimham gadayoruvegaya
tam vikramantam sagadam gadadharo
mahoragam tarkshya-suto yathagrahit

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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 7.8.26

sa tasya hastotkalitas tadasuro
vikridato yadvad ahir garutmatah
asadhv amanyanta hritaukaso ‘mara
ghana-cchada bharata sarva-dhishnya-pah

O Yudhishthira, O great son of Bharata, when Lord Nrisimhadeva gave Hiranyakasipu a chance to slip from His hand, just as Garuda 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 in the process of being killed by Lord Nrisimhadeva, the Lord gave the demon a chance to slip from His clutches. This incident was not very much appreciated by the demigods, for they were greatly afraid of Hiranyakasipu. They knew that if somehow or other Hiranyakasipu escaped from Nrisimhadeva’s hands and saw that the demigods were looking forward to his death with great pleasure, he would take great revenge upon them. Therefore they were very much afraid.