“May Lord Chaitanya, whose shoulders are like a lion…”
CC Madhya 7.95: Almost like a mad lion, Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu went on His tour filled with ecstatic love and performing sankirtana, chanting Krishna’s names as follows.
CC Madhya 7.96: The Lord chanted:
Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! he Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! he Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! raksha mam Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! pahi mam
That is, “O Lord Krishna, please protect Me and maintain Me.” He also chanted:
Rama! Raghava! Rama! Raghava! Rama! Raghava! Raksha mam Krishna! Kesava! Krishna! Kesava! Krishna! Kesava! Pahi mam
That is, “O Lord Rama, descendant of King Raghu, please protect Me. O Krishna, O Kesava, killer of the Kesi demon, please maintain Me.”
And the most famous quote about Lord Caitanya’s lion-like qualities is found in the Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi 3.30-31:
Adi 3.30caitanya-simhera navadvipe avatara
simha-griva, simha-virya, simhera hunkaraSYNONYMS
caitanya-simhera — of the lionlike Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu; navadvipe — at Navadvipa; avatara — the incarnation; simha-griva — having the neck of a lion; simha-virya — the strength of a lion; simhera hunkara — the roar of a lion.TRANSLATION
Thus the lionlike Lord Caitanya has appeared in Navadvipa. He has the shoulders of a lion, the powers of a lion, and the loud voice of a lion.
sei simha vasuk jivera hridaya-kandare
kalmasha-dvirada nase yanhara hunkareSYNONYMS
sei — that; simha — lion; vasuk — let Him sit; jivera — of the living entities; hridaya — of the heart; kandare — in the cavern; kalmasha — of sins; dvi-rada — the elephant; nase — destroys; yanhara — of whom; hunkare — the roar.
May that lion be seated in the core of the heart of every living being. Thus with His resounding roar may He drive away one’s elephantine vices.
We worship Ugra Narasimha in Mayapur but this Form is very difficult to please, as Lord Narasimha in this mood only accepts exalted devotion like that of Prahlada Maharaja, who is completely free from all material contaminations and desires. But we worship Ugra Narasimha through the mercy or Srila Prabhupada and Lord Caitanya, and pray He may burn all impurities in our hearts as He is the source of all transcendental potencies.
Prahlada Maharaja has show us how to offer prayers in the Srimad Bhagavatam 5th Canto, chapter 18 and in the 7th Canto, chapter 9.
Another famous instance when Lord Caitanya showed Himself as non-different from Lord Narasimha is described in the Caitanya-caritamrta, when Nrsimhananda Brahmacari wanted to see Lord Caitanya as non-different from Lord Narasimha. Lord Caitanya accepted the offering made for Lord Narasimha and after, showed him His form as Lord Narasimha.
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