The Amazing Story of an Azerbaijani Devotee of Lord Narasimha (A must read post)
This amazing story is about a saint named Mataji Pada Sevanam, from Baku, Azerbaijan (former part of the USSR), who re-established devotional service to Lord Narasimha and changed the hearts of many devotees due to her limitless love to Krishna, fearlessness, and determination.
Gopal Told Me!
“You can use the money in any way, just provide me with a room, I want to live here, serve, chant, and sing.” she said.
Gopal was a blue-colored doll, a little child Krishna. I don’t know where she got it from. She took care of Him, she had a cot for Him and toys. Devotees were saying she used to do strange things. Once she bought a radio controlled toy car, put her Krishna into it and started driving him around in the temple’s yard.
Invitation from Lord Narasimha
The video shows Dhruva Maharaja prabhu entering an ancient temple, where the Deity is Vira Narasimha. Vira means victor, conqueror. The deity is located in a cave at the top of the mountain. Once upon a time, a demonic king conceived a plot in this place. He decided to perform austerities and worship Brahma. When Brahma appears, he thought, I would steal the Vedas from Him and we would construct this civilization in our demonic way.
The news and the story were spreading and more people were coming to see her and have Lord Narasimha’s darshan. The priest had to start coming every day and open the temple. That’s how the worshipping of Lord Narasimha resumed on a daily basis. Finally, the news reached journalists of a newspaper of that region. They came and wrote an article about it, which blew the media. The article was being reprinted all around India. It was published in Azerbaijan and Turkey as well. People began coming from everywhere, just to see this woman and the Deity.
Pada-Sevanam means “the one who worships the feet”. She left this world embracing Krishna’s feet and holding Bhagavad-Gita, which brought her to the perfection of her life. This is a remarkable example that we have.