Nityananda Triyodasi ( Appearance Day of Lord Nityanand)

Lord Nityananda who is the eternal associate of Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead appeared in this world in Ekachakra, a small village in present West Bengal, around the year 1474. His father, Hadai Ojha and mother Padmavati, were pious Brahmans originally from Mithila. Nityananda Prabhu was born on the auspicious thirteenth day of the bright fortnight of the month of Maga. As a child, Nitai (as Nityananda Prabhu was called), loved to enact the pastimes of Sri Krishna or Lord Rama. He did this so authoritatively and with such rapture, that the entire village would be immersed in the love of Godhead.Today ( 23rd of February, 2013 ) is his appearance day.

              Mahaprabhu cannot be approached or understood without the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, who is the cardinal guru of all the universes and serves as an intermediary between Mahaprabhu and His devotees. He is the Lord's active principle in both creation and lila. He is the second body of the Lord, manifesting as Balaram to Sri Krishna, Lakshman to Sri Ram and Nityananda Prabhu to Caitanya Mahaprabhu. All other forms and expansions of the Lord emanate from this second body. Nityananda Prabhu is thus the source of Sankarshan, all the Vishu's, and Ananta Sesa.

               Nityananda Prabhu is so compassionate towards all fallen souls and helps them to re-establish their loving relationship with Krishna. Even Jagai and Magai , who were most sinful get the mercy of Lord Nityananda and get pure love of Krishna. Without the mercy of Lord Nityananda there is no hope for Krishna's shelter. May Nityananda bless all of us !

Nityananda Triyodasi ki Jaya !