0049 (0)8583 316 info@simhachalam.de

41st Narasimha Caturdasi & Kirtan Simha

17th - 22th May 2024

 

Welcome to the most unique Narasimha Festival in all Europe!

41 years after the installation ceremony in 1982, we celebrate Narasimhadeva in great opulence with Special-Darshans, unique and extensive Maha-Abhishek, powerful Narasimha-Yagnas, profound Katha, and of course devoted Kirtans and delicious Maha-Prasadam

Dear friends and devotees of Sri Sri Prahlada Lakshmi Narasimhadeva, dear community of Simhachalam from far and near,

We would now like to celebrate the 41th Narasimha Caturdasi and Kirtan Simha here in Simhachalam with you!

We owe this milestone of the greatest festival of the year and the power of Sri Sri Prahlad Lakshmi Narasimhadeva to our long-time senior devotees and companions, all of whom have made their valuable contribution!

You are cordially invited to join us in celebrating the 41st Narasimha Caturdasi!

We are very much looking forward to our time together!

HARE KRSNA

Your servants from Simhachalam

Registration

In order to optimally prepare for your visit, we kindly ask you to briefly register your participation!

Please note we can accept CASH ONLY!

Get a glimpse from our previous Narasimha Caturdasi celebration in May 2022 of how Narasimhadeva is celebrated in Simhachalam!

  Guests of Honour

For the pleasure of Sri Sri Prahlad Lakshmi Narasimhadeva, we await the guests of honour pictured here. Updates follow constantly.

HH Jayadvaita Maharaj

HH Jayadvaita Maharaj

19th – 23th of May 2024
HH Sacinandana Swami

HH Sacinandana Swami

20th – 23th of May 2024
HH Candramauli Swami

HH Candramauli Swami

17th – 23th of May 2024
HH Bhaktivaibhava Maharaj

HH Bhaktivaibhava Maharaj

21st – 23th of May 2024
HH Mahavisnu Swami

HH Mahavisnu Swami

20th – 23th of May 2024
HH Bhakti Mukund Maharaj

HH Bhakti Mukund Maharaj

13th – 24th of May 2024
HG Parividha Prabhu

HG Parividha Prabhu

16th – 23th of May 2024
HG Govinda Dasi Mataji

HG Govinda Dasi Mataji

16th – 23th of May 2024
HG Krishna Premarupa Prabhu

HG Krishna Premarupa Prabhu

HG Vaidyanath Prabhu

HG Vaidyanath Prabhu

HG Devaki Mataji

HG Devaki Mataji

HG Bhagavad Dharma Prabhu

HG Bhagavad Dharma Prabhu

  Kirtaniyas

For the pleasure of Sri Sri Prahlad Lakshmi Narasimhadeva, we await the following Kirtaniyas for Kirtan Simha!

Hari Kirtan Prabhu & Vrindavan Eshvari Mataji

Hari Kirtan Prabhu & Vrindavan Eshvari Mataji

Shishtakrit Prabhu

Shishtakrit Prabhu

Ojasvi Prabhu

Ojasvi Prabhu

Keshavacharya Prabhu & Kamaniya Mataji

Keshavacharya Prabhu & Kamaniya Mataji

Kavicandra Prabhu

Kavicandra Prabhu

Kalindi Mataji

Kalindi Mataji

Ramanaji Prabhu

Ramanaji Prabhu

Caitanya Cintamani Mataji

Caitanya Cintamani Mataji

Gour Krishna Prabhu

Gour Krishna Prabhu

Mahabhagavat Prabhu

Mahabhagavat Prabhu

Smita Krishna Prabhu

Smita Krishna Prabhu

   Schedulue

Everyday KATHA at 11 am and KIRTAM from 16:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Experience an unforgettable Narasimha Caturdasi & Kirtan Simha with numerous highlights over 6 festival days.


17. May, Friday

– Arrival Day & Adivas Ceremony  –

 

04:30 am
Mangala Arati
05:15 am
Japa Meditation
07:15 am
Deity Greeting & Guru Puja
07:45 am
Srimad Bhagavatam Lecture by HH Bhakti Mukund Maharaj
9:00 am
Breakfast – Prasadam
11:00 am
Nara Seminar 1 with HG Krishna Premarupa Prabhu
2:00 pm
Lunch – Prasadam
4:00 pm
Kirtan Start – Day 1 & Tuning into the Festival
6:30 pm
Gaura Arati
7:10 pm
Garuda Puja-Parikrama (Flying Out)
8:00 pm
Adivas Ceremony
8:00 pm Prasadam – Evening Snack
10:00 pm
End of Day 1

 

18. May, Saturday

– Forest Outfit & Narasimha Maha Homa  –

 

04:30 am
Mangala Arati
05:15 am
Japa Meditation
07:15 am
Deity Greeting & Guru Puja
07:45 am
Srimad Bhagavatam Lecture by HH Chandramauli Maharaj
9:00 am
Breakfast – Prasadam
11:00 am
Nara Seminar 2 with HH Bhakti Mukund Maharaj “The Essence of the Chapters of Bhagavad-Gita as it is”
2:00 pm
Lunch – Prasadam
3:00 pm Cultural Program
30 min Musical Performance by HG Parividha Prabhu
15 min Narasimha Avatar Dance Performance (Bharatnatyam) by Vashi and Friends
15 min Bharatnatyam Performance by Mamatha Kids
4:00 pm Kirtan Start – Day 2 until 10 pm
6:30 pm
Gaura Arati
7:30 pm
Narasimha Maha Homa
8:00 pm Prasadam – Evening Snack
10:00 pm
End of Day 2

 

19. May, Sunday

– Kirtan Simha & Vahana Procession –

 

04:30 am
Mangala Arati
05:15 am
Japa Meditation
07:15 am
Guru Puja
07:45 am
Srimad Bhagavatam Lecture by HG Parividha Prabhu
9:00 am
Sandesh-Outfit Sringara Darshan
9:30 am
Prasadam – Breakfast
11:00 am
Nara Seminar 3 HG Bhagavad Dharma Prabhu
2:00 pm
Prasadam – Lunch
4:00 pm
Kirtan Start – Day 3 until 10 pm
4:30 pm Water Abhishek
6:30 pm
Gaura Arati
7:00 pm Garuda Vahana Procession & Bali Pitam Puja
8:00 pm Prasadam – Evening Snack
10:00 pm
End of Day 3

 

20. May, Monday

– Kirtan Simha & Forest Outfit –

 

04:30 am
Mangala Arati
05:15 Uhr
Japa Meditation
06:00 am
Oil Abhishek
07:15 am Guru Puja
07:45 am
Srimad Bhagavatam Lecture by HH Jayadvaita Swami (Tent)
9:00 am Forest Outfit Darshan
9:00 am
Prasadam – Breakfast
11:00 am
Nara Seminar 4 with HG Govinda Dasi Mataji (Temple Room)
2:00 pm
Prasadam – Lunch
4:00 pm
Kirtan Start – Day 4 until 10 pm
6:30 pm
Gaura Arati
7:00 pm Swinging of Their Lordships
8:00 pm Prasadam – Evening Snack
10:00 pm
End of Day 4

21. May, Tuesday

– Flower Outfit & Pavitra-Mala Puja –

 

04:30 am
Mangala Arati
05:15 Uhr
Japa Meditation
07:15 am
Deity Greeting: Flower Outfit Darshan & Guru Puja
07:45 am
Srimad Bhagavatam Lecture by HH Sacinandana Swami (Tent)
9:00 am
Prasadam – Breakfast
11:00 am
Nara Seminar 5 with HH Jayadvaita Swami (Temple Room)
2:00 pm
Prasadam – Lunch
3:30 pm Musical Performance by HG Parividha Prabhu with Chorus
4:00 pm
Kirtan Start – Day 5 until 10 pm
6:30 pm
Gaura Arati
7:15 pm Pavitra – Mala Puja
8:00 pm Prasadam – Evening Snack
10:00 pm
End of Day 4

 

22. May, Wednesday

– Sri Narasimhadeva Appearance –

 

04:00 am
Suprabhatam, Waking up the Lord with melodious mantra recitation
04:30 am
Mangala Arati
6:00 am
Fragrant Oil Abhishekam
07:15 am
Deity Greeting: Sringha Darshan  & Guru Puja
8:00 am
Dramatic Reading by HG Parividha Prabhu (Tent)
8:30 am
Narasimha Bhagavat Katha by HH Jayadvaita Swami, HH Bhakti Vaibhava Maharaj, HH Sacinandana Maharaj,  HH Chandramauli Maharaj, HH Bhakti Mukund Maharaj (Tent)
11:00 am
Maha Abhishekam – Begin Kirtan Day 6 until 10 pm
14:00 pm
Darshan
14:30 pm Simhachalam Book Launch
17:00 pm Simha Vahana Procession (Dance)
18:30 pm Gaura Arati
20:49 pm Sandhya Arati – Maha Darshana
21:00 pm Break the Fast: Mahaprasadam Feast & Brihat Cake

 

Registration

In order to optimally prepare for your visit, we kindly ask you to briefly register your participation.

In the registration form, please indicate if you need accommodation on our premises, would like a pick-up service or would like to do Seva.

Contribution

To make this great festival possible, we need to ask for a minimum financial contribution. Please note that we are obliged to pay taxes and the prices include 19% tax levies.

We kindly ask you to pick up your wristbands at the registration desk after your arrival and to pay on site (cash only!).

Festival Fee (incl. %)

Price per Day and Person

Please note we can accept cash only!

Festival Fee (incl. %) Adults

Children (6-16yrs) &

Pensioners

1-Day Pass 26,00 € 16,00 €
6-Day Pass (save ~15%) 133,00 € 82,00 €
Accommodation Fee (incl. %)

Price per Day and Person

Please note we can accept cash only!

Accommodation Fee (inkl. %) Adults Children (12-18 yrs) & Pensioners
Ashram – Simple accommodation in shared dormitory + shared bathroom – Please bring your own sleeping bag + mats with you! 8,00 € 5,00 €
Camping Site / Tent – Accommodation in own tent on marked area + shared bathroom 8,00 € 5,00 €
Camping Van – Caravan or motor home on marked parking space, shared bathroom 22,00 € per night / van

Seva opportunities

Seva-opportunities are already taken!

Do seva and save fees. This is the option for some of you who would like to avoid the monetary festival fee and are committed to Seva. Full-Time on festival days. Seva is a minimum of 4-6 hours per day.

The main areas of work are: kitchen, cleanliness, serving, parking instruction.

Devotees who can help us with the set-up and dismantling work 1-2 days before or after the festival are especially welcome. In the registration form, please let us know exactly when you will be arriving and leaving (day and time). Otherwise it is difficult to plan the schedule.

EU-TEAM Volunteering

After the great success of our first team volunteering activity in the past year, we are offering a 2 week team volunteering program again during these celebrations.

Be part of it from 11 May to 25 May 2024 – Caturdasi Festival, excursions and seva in Simhachalam – accommodation and travel expenses are covered.

For all EU citizens between 18 and 30 years old.

Contact: Balaram Prana Prabhu via Mail europa@simhachalam.de

  Accommodation

Unfortunately, our guesthouse is completely booked out. We can offer the following options directly on site.

Camping Site or Camping Van – ONLY AVAILABILITY LEFT
Bring your own tent and make yourself comfortable on our prepared campsite. Bathrooms are available in the barn or in the temple building.

Are you travelling by van? Please let us know as soon as possible, as we can only provide a limited amount of space for mobile homes.

Ashram & Festival Dormitory – BOOKED OUT
In our mataji’s dormitory and prabhu’s ashrams, as well as in the festival dormitories in the barn, there is the possibility to stay overnight in a simple way. Please bring your own mats and sleeping bags!

Please note that places in the ashram and dormitories are limited, i.e. first come first serve system.

 

 

Other accommodation options around Simhachalam
Hotel Pilger Jandelsbrunn
pilger-uebernachtungen@gmx.de
The closest to the temple. Placed in the center of Jandelsbrunn, ca. 2,5 km away from temple.

Direct contact via Manju Krishna Mataji, Phone: +49 15229656517

Beim Bergler
www.beim-bergler.de
Small holiday apartment, only 2 km away from temple.

Holiday flats and apartments Jandelsbrunn
www.bayerischerwald-online.de
Overview of holiday flats on the surrounding farms of the temple.

Sporthotel Sonnenhof
www.sporthotel-sonnenhof.de
A car is definitely necessary for this accommodation. About 10 minutes by car from the temple, but in very beautiful surroundings and a great standard.

AirBnb
www.airbnb.de

Booking.com
www.booking.com

  Pickup Seva

We also offer a pickup-service from public transport with prior registration and a corresponding contribution towards expenses. Please understand that due to the high demand, there may be a waiting time or a journey may not be possible because the car is already in service. We will then forward you to the taxi company Zillner in Waldkirchen (08581 666).

In May: Please call Bhakta Bryan (+39 (0) 3406768431 ) Whatsapp/Telegram to book your ride.

Pick-up from the bus stop in Jandelsbrunn (recommended) or Waldkirchen.

Pickup Contribution

Jandelsbrunn

Waldkirchen

up to 3 persons

up to 2 persons

8,00 €

15,00 €

additional person 1,50 €

additional person 3,00 €

max. 6 persons

max. 6 persons

 

Sponsoring

Please contact Ramananda Gopal Das if you would like to sponsor a special treat for Narasimhadeva. This will also enable us to collect your contact details so that we can send you a thank you gift after the festival. In addition, we can also issue you with a donation receipt (steuerlich absetzbare Spendenbescheinigung).

Mail: fundraising@simhachalam.de

Phone: +49 1757218041

Currently, we can receive donations either in cash or card payment on-site, via PayPal or bank transfer.

Bankdetails – ISKCON Jandelsbrunn e.V. IBAN: DE31 7405 1230 0060 1981 57

PayPal – paypal@simhachalam.de

Please write in the reference for what you would like to donate and your name, e.g.: “Donation Narasimha Caturdasi, Maha Abishekam, Legal Name”

DONATION

On the Appearance Day of Lord Narasimhadeva, offer a special gift to Him!

We are very grateful for your kind donations so that we can ensure the worship of Sri Sri Prahalad Narasimha. We are naturally grateful for regular donations as well.

The following is a button to donate via PayPal. You can also choose here for regular donations.


Flower Outfit

Flower Outfit

416,00 €

Offer an extraordinary and spectacular Floral dress to Sri Sri Prahlad Narasimha. Crafted and detailed from fresh, fragrant and clorful flowers, carefully selected and executed with devotion, this outfit is designed and executed by Gopi Gita Mataji.

New Silver Brahmana Cord

New Silver Brahmana Cord

416,00 €

– already sponsored –

Take the unique chance to donate a new Silver Upavita, (brahminical cord) for the large Mula Murti of Prahlad Narasimha, personally comissioned in India by our revered Pujari, Amara Prabhu. The sacred knot of the new upavita will have the Gaudiya Vaishnava Tilaka flaked by Chakra & Shanka. This sacred cord is crafted from high-quality silver.

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake

516,00 €

Celebrate Lord Narasimha’s auspicious birthday by sponsoring an exquisite cake, large enough to serve about 500 people. This grand cake will not only be a centerpiece of the celebration but also a sweet offering to Lord Narasimha, shared with the community in His honor. Our kitchen team with our main chef Sri Paramahamsa Gaura Prabhu is ready to cook and bake for the Lord.

Maha-Abhishekam

Maha-Abhishekam

750,00 €

– already sponsored –

Be a part of the most opulent ceremony of the year by sponsoring the Maha Abhishekam for Lord Narasimhadeva, a two-hour long, grand ritual bathing ceremony performed by our festival Pujari-Team led by our head Pujari Ramananda Gopal Prabhu. This elaborate and sacred ceremony is the pinnacle of devotion and worship, showcasing an array of auspicious substances like milk, honey, ghee, juices, fruits and sacred waters.

Oil Abisheka

Oil Abisheka

600,00 €

– already sponsored –

Sponsor the Oil Abhishekam with high-quality essential oils, (jasmine, Champa & Kush ) sourced directly from India, renowned for its purity, fragrance, and spiritual significance.

Adivas Ceremony

Adivas Ceremony

216,00 €

Engage in the profound spiritual preparation for Narasimha Caturdasi by sponsoring the Adivas Ceremony, the preliminary ritual that sets the tone for the entire festival. The Adivas Ceremony involves various preparatory rituals, including purification processes, invocations, and offerings, aimed at sanctifying the space, the deities, and the participants, ensuring a conducive spiritual atmosphere for the main celebrations.

Pavitram Puja

Pavitram Puja

216,00 €

This special Puja involves the use of Pavitra Malas (pure garlads) made of colorful silks an essential highlight in the worship of Lord Narasimha. It is only done once a years on the occasion of Narasimha Caturdasi.

Maha Narasimha-Homa

Maha Narasimha-Homa

316,00 €

– already sponsored –

Your sponsorship allows for the meticulous preparation of the Maha Homa, including the procurement of high-quality ghee, sacred herbs, and wood, as well as the arrangement of qualified prujaris to conduct the ceremony.

Sandesh Outfit

Sandesh Outfit

216,00 €

– already sponsored –

The Sandesh Outfit for Lord Narasimha is a creative and sweet adornment made entirely from Sandesh, a traditional Bengali sweet. Your donation for the Sandesh Outfit supports the artistic and devotional creation of this unique adornment, involving skilled sweet-makers and talented devotees creating all ornaments from burfi and specially sandesh. This Sandesh Madhur Vesha and enchanting Darshan is absolutely unique to Simhachalm in Germany.

Forest Outfit

Forest Outfit

108,00 €

– already sponsored –

Embrace the beauty of nature and devotion by sponsoring the Forest Outfit for Lord Narasimha, a ceremonial attire made entirely from natural elements sourced from the forest. Your sponsorship facilitates the gathering of pristine and sustainable natural materials.

Maha Offerings

Maha Offerings

554,00 €

Play a central role in the culinary aspect of Narasimha Chaturdasi by sponsoring the Maha Offerings, a series of special preparations made by devoted cooks throughout the entire festival. Your generous sponsorship ensures the procurement of high-quality, pure ingredients and supports the skilled cooks dedicated to creating these divine offerings. 

Insence Order Per Year

Insence Order Per Year

600,00 €

Enhance the spiritual ambiance of our temple year-round by sponsoring our annual incense order. This sponsorship covers the cost of high-quality incense used daily in rituals and ceremonies, carefully selected for its purity and aromatic qualities. 

Flower Garlands and Decoration Day 1

Flower Garlands and Decoration Day 1

108,00 €

Your sponsorship ensures that the deities are greeted each morning with a new garland made of beautiful, fragrant flowers and the altar can be decorated nicely. For each Darshan a fresh set  of garlands will be offered. Garlands will be also offered to our guests of honour.

Flower Garlands and Decoration Day 2

Flower Garlands and Decoration Day 2

108,00 €

Your sponsorship ensures that the deities are greeted each morning with a new garland made of beautiful, fragrant flowers and the altar can be decorated nicely. For each Darshan a fresh set  of garlands will be offered. Garlands will be also offered to our guests of honour.

Flower Garlands and Decoration Day 3

Flower Garlands and Decoration Day 3

108,00 €

Your sponsorship ensures that the deities are greeted each morning with a new garland made of beautiful, fragrant flowers and the altar can be decorated nicely. For each Darshan a fresh set  of garlands will be offered. Garlands will be also offered to our guests of honour.

Flower Garlands and Decoration Day 4

Flower Garlands and Decoration Day 4

108,00 €

Your sponsorship ensures that the deities are greeted each morning with a new garland made of beautiful, fragrant flowers and the altar can be decorated nicely. For each Darshan a fresh set  of garlands will be offered. Garlands will be also offered to our guests of honour.

Flower Garlands and Decoration Day 5

Flower Garlands and Decoration Day 5

108,00 €

Your sponsorship ensures that the deities are greeted each morning with a new garland made of beautiful, fragrant flowers and the altar can be decorated nicely. For each Darshan a fresh set  of garlands will be offered. Garlands will be also offered to our guests of honour.

Flower Garlands and Decoration Day 6

Flower Garlands and Decoration Day 6

108,00 €

Your sponsorship ensures that the deities are greeted each morning with a new garland made of beautiful, fragrant flowers and the altar can be decorated nicely. For each Darshan a fresh set  of garlands will be offered. Garlands will be also offered to our guests of honour.

  Contact

The following devotees are available to answer your questions and concerns.

In addition, the temple can also be reached by phone daily between 10:00 am - 6:00 pm on +49 (0) 8583 316.

We are all at your service and look forward to an ecstatic festival together with you!

General questions about the festival, registration, seva and accommodation

Bhakta Bryan

Mail: info@simhachalam.de

Phone: +49 8583 316

2-week EU voluntary activity

Balaram Prana Prabhu

Mail: europa@simhachalam.de

Phone: +49 8583 316

Sponsoring of festival activities and Become a member

Amrita Gopi Devi Dasi

Mail: fundraising@simhachalam.de

Phone: +49 15114386851

 

Questions about Deity worship or special donations for Narasimhadeva

Ramananda Gopal Das

Phone: +49 1757218041

Pick-Up Seva

Bhakta Bryan

Phone: Whatsapp or Telegram +39 (0) 3406768431

Kirtan Schedule

Hari Kirtan Prabhu

Mail: info@simhachalam.de

Sales Stall

You run your own devotee business (e.g. jewellery, bead bags, worship items) and would like to offer your products to our guests during the festival? Please contact Mohanasini-Radha Dasi to register and get details for stall fees etc.

Mohanasini-Radha Dasi

Mail: finanzen@simhachalam.de

Special requests and overall festival management

Govinda-Dev Das

Mail: vorstand@simhachalam.de

Phone: +49 (0) 15142187856 (Telegram, WhatsApp)

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Ecstatic Kirtans

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Saddhu Sanga

Temple Shop

Connect to old Friends

Delicious Prasadam

Maha Yajna

Sankirtan Festival

28th December 2023 – 1st January 2024

Every year after a month of an intense endeavors in distributing Srila Prabhupadas Books, we assemble to share and celebrate in union. Simultaneously a new year is starting and we invite all to celebrate with us for a new spiritual start. This festival is loaded with many “ecstatic” Kirtans, lots of spiritual association, loads of Prasadam and deep realisations.

Brahmotsava & Radhastami

21th – 24th Sep 2023

Brahmotsava is the aniversary of the installation of Sri Sri Prahlad Lakshmi Narasimha. Every year we celebrate this festival to remember Srimati Radharani, the consort of Lord Krishna and that we have succeeded another year in the service of Narasimha. This is a smaller festival and especially nice for families.

Calendar

 The following is an overview of other festivals in our community.
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