Hare Krishna Friends,
Today is Nityananda Trayodasi.
Lord Nityananda (also known as Nityananda Prabhu, Nitai, Nityananda
Balarama) is the eternal associate of Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the Supreme
Personality of Godhead appeared as Lord Chaitanya’s principal associate
for spreading the congregational chanting of the holy names of the Lord.
He especially spread the holy name of the Lord throughout Bengal. He is
considered an incarnation of Lord Balarama.
nityanandam aham naumi
“I offfered my obesences to the Supreme Lord Nityananda Prabhu, who
is the awarder of the highest joy to all, the bestower of the holy name
and the crest jewel of all paramahamsa mendicants.”
garbhoda-shayi cha payobdhi-shayi
sheshash cha yasyamsha-kalah sa nitya-
nandakhya-ramah sharanam mamastu
“May Sri Nityananda Rama be the object of my constant remembrance.
Sankarshana, Shesha Naga and the Vishnus who lie on the Karana Ocean
[Maha-Vishnu], Garbha Ocean [Garbodakashayi Vishnu] and ocean of milk
[Kshirodakashayi Vishnu] are His plenary portions and the portion of His
plenary portions.” (Cc. Adi. 1.7)
Premadata Gaur Das