Nityananda Jayanti is the looks day of Lord Nityananda, who’s Lord Balarama Himself.
Bala means power, not bodily energy however religious power. Lord Balarama is the primary growth of Sri Krishna, the Supreme Character of Godhead. Balarama is described within the scriptures because the predominating Deity of the sandhini shakti (existential efficiency) of Lord Krishna. Balarama is a svamsha (direct) growth of the Lord, and due to this fact there is no such thing as a distinction in efficiency between Kṛishṇa and Balarama. Nonetheless, they differ in two features – bodily construction and temper. Krishna has the bluish-black complexion of freshly fashioned monsoon clouds whereas Balarama has the honest complexion of newly fashioned spring cloud. Lord Krishna is within the temper of accepting service whereas Balarama is within the temper of rendering transcendental loving service to the Lord. In reality, He teaches us tips on how to specific love via service.
Sri Baladeva is the servitor Godhead, who assists in Lord Krishna’s transcendental pastimes. In His Purusha varieties (Karanodakasayi, Garbhodakasayi, and Kshirodakasayi Vishnu), He’s chargeable for the cosmic manifestation. Within the Shesha kind, He’s chargeable for private service to Sri Krishna.
Look of Lord Nityananda
5 hundred years in the past, when Lord Krishna appeared in Navadvipa as Lord Chaitanya, Balarama appeared with Him as Lord Nityananda. He took start in Ekachakra, a small village in present-day West Bengal within the 12 months 1473. His father, Hadai Ojha and mom Padmavati, had been pious Brahmins initially from Mithila. Nityananda Prabhu was born on the auspicious thirteenth day (trayodashi) of the intense fortnight (Shukla paksha) of the month of Magha. As a toddler, Nitai (as Nityananda Prabhu was referred to as), cherished to enact pastimes from Bhagavata and Ramayana. He so excelled at enjoying Lakshman or Balarama that the viewers started to suspect Him to be an incarnation.
When He was 13, a touring sannyasi visited the Lord’s mother and father and requested them to ship Nitai with him as a touring companion. His mother and father dedicated to Vedic tradition had been unable to say no his request and reluctantly agreed to ship Nitai.
The 2 then went on a pilgrimage to all of the holy locations in each Northern and Southern India very similar to Lord Balarama had carried out 5 thousand years in the past.
When Lord Nityananda arrived at Nadia, West Bengal, He met Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. It was on the dwelling of Nandan Acharya, an amazing devotee of Lord Chaitanya, that Lord Nityananda and Lord Chaitanya met for the primary time.
Nityananda Prabhu was thirty-two then. It was right here that they collectively commenced the onerous work of building the Sankirtana motion for the good thing about folks within the Kali yuga.
Mercy of Lord Nityananda
Lord Nityananda was an ocean of compassion and mercy to the extraordinarily fallen souls of kali yuga. He delivered the degraded brothers Jagai and Madai who had been debauchees of the worst sort. They weren’t simply drunkards but additionally meat-eaters, woman-hunters, dacoits and sinners of all description. When Lord Nityananda noticed the ruffians making a ruckus on the streets, he thought that if he might carry these fallen souls to the trail of pure devotion, folks would develop a powerful religion within the motion of Lord Chaitanya.
He waded via the gathered crowd and humbly requested Jagai and Madhai to surrender their depraved methods and chant Hare Krishna. The 2 brothers grew to become livid and Madhai threw a bit of a damaged earthen pot at Him. Lord Nityananda was hit on the brow and commenced to bleed. Undaunted by this manic aggression, the Lord continued to plead with them to chant. When Lord Chaitanya heard of the incident, He immediately appeared there in nice anger and invoked His Sudarshana Chakra to kill the 2 rascals. Lord Nityananda begged for the Lord’s clemency reminding Him that on this incarnation he wouldn’t take up weapons in opposition to the demons. The Lord relented solely on the situation that the 2 brothers would eschew their sinful methods and take in themselves in devotional service by chanting Hare Krishna. The frightened brothers pleaded for the Lord’s mercy and surrendered to Him. Thus it was by the unfathomable mercy of Lord Nityananda that two demons took shelter of Lord Chaitanya and have become pure devotees. After the incident, 1000’s of individuals got here into the fold of Lord Chaitanya’s Sankirtana motion.
Lord Nityananda: The Authentic Guru
On this Kali-yuga virtually all individuals are of the standard of Jagai and Madhai. In the event that they in any respect wish to be relieved from the reactions of their misdeeds, they need to take shelter of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Nonetheless, Mahaprabhu can’t be approached instantly with out the steerage of a guru. Balarama is the fountainhead of guru-tattva, and he has appeared as Nityananda. Subsequently we have to take shelter of Nityananda Prabhu. Solely via His mercy shall we get the religious power to grasp and strategy Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who’s Sri Krishna Himself.
On this auspicious event of Nityananda Prabhu’s look day, allow us to pray to him fervently to be blessed with everlasting, loving devotional service unto Sri Krishna.
Nityananda Pranama Mantra
The next is a pranama mantra for Sri Nityananda Prabhu. It might be supplied to Lord Nityananda on the day of His look.
rūpaṁ yasyodbhāti saṅkarṣaṇākhyaṁ
taṁ śrī-nityānanda-rāmaṁ prapadye
I give up unto the lotus toes of Śrī Nityānanda Rāma, who is called Saṅkarṣaṇa within the midst of the catur-vyūha [consisting of Vāsudeva, Saṅkarṣaṇa, Pradyumna and Aniruddha]. He possesses full opulences and resides in Vaikuṇṭhaloka, far past the fabric creation.
Sri Caitanya-caritāmṛta Ādi-līlā 5.13
Nityananda Pranama Mantra