Connecting disciples of His Holiness Jayapataka Swami
In Andhra Pradesh there is the Deity of Varaha Narasimha. Prahlad requested Nrsimhadev, "I would like to see the form of You that liberated my uncle, Hiranyaksha." So the Lord manifested His Varaha form. He is Nrsimhadev with the head of Varaha. It's a Varaha Narasimha human form. Very unusual.
This form is covered all year long with sandalwood. Every three months they have 45 kilos of sandalwood paste. For twelve hours a year, the Deity is uncovered. You can imagine what the rush is like to see the Deity. For twelve hours in the whole year the Deity is uncovered. And then He is covered again--looks like a big egg. I had seen Him like this but I never saw the Lord's form, which is visible only twelve hours a year.
The temple president there, he knew how to attract me. He said, "You come here for our ground breaking of our temple, and on this particular day we will arrange for you the darshan of the Deity."
He said it's all arranged. You don't have to wait. No eight hours que. You will come right up. He took me up. I went through all the access gates. I had a special pass. I got right up, and I said, "Wow, this is really Krsna's mercy." And there the police officer looked up and said, "I don't care for this."
And there I was stuck at the last gate. You see, Krsna never makes it easy. So I was praying, "Krsna, pleaes, we want your darshan." The temple president climbed over the barracade that they'd erected and he saw the executive officer, the EO. He said, "Today we hand over to the police, but I'll let him in." Somehow he got the door opened. I was let in the last gate. They let me go behind the altar. They could only hold twenty people and they came, took the darshan, and went. Somehow I was allowed to enter into the Deity room. I could see, from four feet away, the Varaha Nrsimha Murti which is millions of years old. And I was there for a long time. I was there for fifteen minutes. Then someone noticed, "Hey. What's he doing there? Come outside." Then I was taken out. So like that we had some very nice blessings from different deities.