Appearance Day of Most Merciful Lord Nityananda Celebrated
The appearance day of Lord Nityananda was celebrated on 12 February 2014 beginning with mangala-arati in the early hours of the morning and soon followed by Shobha yatra on Juhu beach with Deities of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai. The celebrations also included a special discourse on glories of Lord Nityananda by HH Indradyumna Swami, maha-abhishek, maha-arati, bhoga offerings and prasada feast for all. Lord Nityananda is an eternal associate of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He is a manifestation of Lord Balaram (the elder brother of Lord Krishna). Vaishanava acaryas emphatically state that people who try to understand Caitanya Mahaprabhu (an incarnation of Lord Krishna) without getting the mercy of Lord Nityananda will never succeed and one must pray very sincerely to Lord Nityananda as the adi-guru (original spiritual master) to be engaged in service of Lord Caitanya.