Speech About Lord
The encyclopedia defines the word Deity as a preternatural or supernatural immortal being, who may be thought of as holy, divine, or sacred, held in high regard, and respected by believers. Being conditioned souls in this material world, it is not possible for us to see the spiritual form of the lord directly with one’s material eyes. The supreme lord, being merciful incarnates himself in the form of a deity which can be easily conceivable even through mundane material eyes, and hence there is no difference between the supreme lord himself and the deity. The Deity is also known as the arcā-vigraha or arcā-avatāra, an incarnation of the Supreme Lord.
The Appearance of Arcā-avatāra
The Deity form to be worshiped may be constructed of any one of eight substances—stone, wood, metal, clay, paint, sand (drawn upon the ground), the mind or jewels. Lord can manifest as arca-vigraha in this material world by himself or through a deity installation process authorized by vedic scriptures in which the deity is made out of one or more among the above mentioned eight substances. When the lord manifests in a deity form by himself, he is known as svayambhu avatara, whereas when installed, he is known as pratistha avatara. The present temple here has the svayambhu incarnation of the lord known as Svayambhu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy.
Deities of the Temple
Sri Sri Gaur Nitai: Gaur Nitai refers to Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Lord Nityananda Prabhu, who are identified in sastra as Supreme Lord Krishna and Lord Balarama respectively. These are the most merciful forms of the Lords who appeared on earth and made it easy for everyone to approach them by the congregational chanting of the holy names of Lord Hari. The deities of Gaur Nitai were installed here as per the vedic processes mentioned in agama sastras on the auspicious day of Gaura Purnima on Mar 8th, 2012. Any devotee who visits Gaur Nitai temple here can’t stay quiet without praising the blissful forms of the deities. Devotees lovingly offer their Lordships daily varieties of food items, sandal paste, aromatic fragrances and decorate the lord with valuable ornaments and colorful dresses.