Brahmotsava is an annual festival celebrated for 3 days in the month of May to commemorate the Deities at ISKCON Sri Narasimha Giridhari Mandir. The Supreme Lord descends in the form of Deities so that we get an opportunity to serve Him. The Lord is transcendental to our mundane senses. He cannot be seen with our present eyes, nor can He be heard with our present ears. To the degree that we have entered into the service of the Lord or to the proportion to which our lives are freed from sins, we can perceive the Lord. But even though we are not free from sins, the Lord is kind enough to allow us the facility of seeing Him in His Deity form in the temple.
The Lord’s worshipable form (arca-vigraha), is installed in temples by authorized acaryas who have realized the Lord as non different from the original form of the Lord. The Lord’s original form is that of Sri Krsna, and Sri Krsna expands Himself into an unlimited number of forms, such as Baladeva, Rama, Nrsimha, and Varaha. All of these forms are one and the same Personality of Godhead. Similarly, the arca-vigraha worshiped in temples is also an expanded form of the Lord. By worshiping the arca-vigraha, one can at once approach the Lord, who accepts the service of a devotee by His omnipotent energy. The arca-vigraha of the Lord descends at the request of the acaryas, the holy teachers, and works exactly in the original way of the Lord by virtue of the Lord’s omnipotence.
The annual Brahmotsava in Sri Narasimha Giridhari Mandir falls during Narasimha Jayanti – the auspicious appearance day of Sri Narasimha Deva. This adds on to the excitement to all the devotees. Various festivities are arranged for the pleasure of Their Lordships during the festivals. Many sannyasis and senior devotees from ISKCON visits Sri Narasimha Giridhari Mandir during the festival. The festival culminates with Dhvaja Avarohana (lowering the Garuda flag) and maha-samprokshana.