The Amazing Story of an Azerbaijani Devotee of Lord Narasimha


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This amazing story is about a saint named Mataji Pada Sevanam, from Baku, Azerbaijan (former part of the USSR), who re-established devotional service to Lord Narasimha and changed the hearts of many devotees due to her limitless love to Krishna, fearlessness, and determination.

Gopal Told Me!

Once upon a time, someone distributed a Bhagavad-Gita translated by Srila Prabhupada to this woman. She read it and the knowledge struck her so much that she accepted it with all her heart. She found the address of the ISKCON temple in the beginning of the book and came to meet devotees in a luxurious, large hat. A devotee met her and escorted her to a guest room where there were a few other people.

The devotee begun telling something to the guests, but he was called out and left them to bring more guests, saying: “just a minute, please wait”. When he came back, the woman was preaching the Bhagavad-Gita to the gathered big time. She had lots of bookmarks in her Bhagavad-Gita, and she was saying: “see, Bhagavan Shri Krishna says…”. The devotee later said he was amazed, it was so interesting that he got engaged and continued listening. She was so sincere in her preaching. This is how she came to the devotees.

With utmost bliss, she started coming to the programs at the temple, participated in kirtans and fell in love with the Deities. She felt like there was no point in living alone in her city, her kids were grown up, and had their own families. Now she acquired a new spiritual family. One day she came to the temple and said that she wanted to sell her apartment and donate the money to the temple.

“You can use the money in any way, just provide me with a room, I want to live here, serve, chant, and sing.” she said.

The devotees held a discussion about it and finally agreed; they built a little extension to the temple. You can see it by the temple in Baku, right at the entrance, it has large windows. She moved in there and began growing Tulasi. She was so positive and gave love to all bhaktas. I never saw her criticizing anyone, and she never participated in the politics. She also treated the Deities and Krishna with great love.

When I first came there, devotees were showing me around and told me about her as about a local significance. At that time she had already been initiated by Rohinisuta Prabhu, and her name was Pada Sevanam. Devotees told me: here lives one grandma. There are different opinions about her around here. Some say she should be expelled from the temple for Sahajiya, others say she is a saint, but actually, we don’t know. What they meant by Sahajiya was that she was communicating with Krishna, as if she would do with you. She used to come to them sometimes and say: “Krishna told me”. That is how they introduced me to her in absentia.

Next morning she came to me to associate and looked at me with a challenge, probing me, what my condition was. I was respectful to her in every way. Suddenly, she takes out an apple, gives it to me and says: “Gopal told me to pass it to you” I say: “thank you, please pass my thanks to Gopal”

Gopal was a blue-colored doll, a little child Krishna. I don’t know where she got it from. She took care of Him, she had a cot for Him and toys. Devotees were saying she used to do strange things. Once she bought a radio controlled toy car, put her Krishna into it and started driving him around in the temple’s yard.

Devotees asked her:

“Pada Sevanam, what are you doing?”

She said:

“He is little, it’s interesting for Him. Kids like to play with cars, look, he is so joyful!”

I began watching her. Some sentiments were there, for sure, some imagination was also mixed in. But at the same time, she was an interesting type of devotee who had personal relationships with Krishna, she lived for Him. Perhaps, these impurities would go with the time, I thought. However, if people fall into pride, they take a position from above: “Krishna talks to me, I’ll tell you all how to live”. She never had this attitude. Those kind of relationships were very natural for her. She talks to Krishna, why can’t she talk to Him? She always chanted the holy names very seriously.. Whenever she had spare time she would sit down and chant very thoughtfully. She always read books of Srila Prabhupada with great interest, she was always engaged in service and participated in all devotees’ gatherings. Whenever someone would give a lecture, she would attentively and respectfully listen. Those are the signs of a true devotee.

Once I came to the Baku temple again and she came to me to associate and says:

“I’d like to get your blessings.”

What does she have in mind? I wondered.

Invitation from Lord Narasimha

“I watched a movie called “Pilgrimage to Ahobilam”, she said.

Ahobilam is a famous temple of Lord Narasimha. If any of you is a disciple of Indradyumna Swami from the 1990-ties, you would have probably heard a fascinating story how he went to the Ahobilam temple. The temple is situated deep in a jungle. Tigers live around there and one has to be really determined to get there.

Indradyumna Maharaja was telling that there are signs that read “Beware of Tigers.” There is a temple of Hiranyakashipu and there are still pieces of the column from which Lord Narasimha appeared. There is also a cave and there is a self-manifested deity of Lord Narasimha inside it.

The video shows Dhruva Maharaja prabhu entering an ancient temple, where the Deity is Vira Narasimha. Vira means victor, conqueror. The deity is located in a cave at the top of the mountain. Once upon a time, a demonic king conceived a plot in this place. He decided to perform austerities and worship Brahma. When Brahma appears, he thought, I would steal the Vedas from Him and we would construct this civilization in our demonic way.

When he actually stole the Vedas from Brahma’s mind, thanks to his demonic mystic powers, Brahma began praying to Lord Narasimha. Lord Narasimha personally appeared before him, tore the demon apart and returned the Vedas. Bhahma was very thankful to Lord Narasimha. He performed a ritual of worship and prayed to Narasimha: “Oh, Lord, please stay in your merciful form of Vira Narasimha, so that we could always worship you and remember about your heroic deed.” The Lord was pleased with the prayer and appeared in a form of the deity.

The movie shows that Dhruva goes through water up to his chest in the cave, there are bats hanging above his head. He and his companions go further and are full of dread, it becomes dark and it’s unclear what is ahead. All of a sudden, they hear bells ringing and see the light of oil lamps at the end of the cave. There was a priest, who was conducting worship to the deity, and beside him sat an engaged couple, a bride and a groom. He said that this is a very ancient deity, but unfortunately, the worship ceased. Only once a week a priest comes to perform the worship ceremony, because there is jungle around the cave and to live in close proximity is almost impossible.

When Pada Sevanam heard that, her maternal feeling woke up: “Krishna, my Krishna is suffering!”. She said that she asked Gopal: “what I should do, how can I help Lord Narasimha?” “Gopal told me that I should go there and serve Narasimha”.

Imagine a 74 year old grandma has such an idea! Do you think it sounds a little abnormal? That is what I thought. My eyes widened and I said: “Do you understand what India is? I’m not even talking about the mountain! I take groups there every year. I know what it is. “One can be robbed, there are all sorts of cheaters there, you don’t know the language, anything can happen!” “Besides, you don’t have the money for the tickets and who told you they would let you serve the Lord there?” “In Southern India they are really strict and don’t

let women to serve deities, they consider this a violation of tradition, Srila Prabhupada saw devotees differently, not dividing men and women in this sense, that’s why he allowed women to worship on the altar. But there not every man is allowed, not even every Brahman.”

She says:

“ I know nothing, Gopal told me, I have to go! “My arguments didn’t work, so I tried a different approach and said: “Actually, in our Sampradaya, we worship Radha Krishna or Lord Chaitanya, who is Radha and Krishna as one person, so, if you want to go to India, go to Mayapur or Vrindavan and happily worship Krishna there.” “You don’t need to go to some mountain where there are no devotees, where it’s unclear how to make living, and besides you might not be allowed there.”

This argument stumped her. She said:“ Alright, I’ll ask Gopal.”

I thought to myself: Gopal, tell her!

The next day she comes to me and says:

“I asked Gopal and He said that I have to go to Narasimha anyway.”

I thought to myself: “well, how is she going to go anyway, she doesn’t have the money.”

Two or three years later, I came to Azerbaijan again and devotees asked me: “Do you remember Pada Sevanam? She actually made it to Lord Narasimha’s temple. Moreover, some say that people received her as a saint and worship to Lord Narasimha resumed”. That took me by surprise. She is a really unusual woman, I thought. Unfortunately, no one knew any more details about her, just this short information.

About a half a year ago, before Pandava Ekadashi, a devotee, who was originally from Azerbaijan, wrote to me on skype. Ganeshwara Prabhu was asking if I remembered that grandma; Pada Sevanam. I replied: “Yes, of course, I do”.

It seems that the time has come, he wrote. Please ask devotees to pray for her. I replied: “sure, I will”, but then I began thinking how I should tell devotees about her. She had done did something extraordinary, what I needed to let them know about. I wrote back to him on skype asking if he knew the details of the story, which was going around about her reaching Lord Narasimha’s temple and re-establishing the worship. “Yes, I know everything”, he replied. I helped her to get in there. Then he told me the whole story.

She was asking devotees around how to get to the temple of Narasimha and someone suggested to asking Ganeshwara Prabhu. She contacted him with the help of devotees and asked to watch the movie and find out where the temple was. She said: “Gopal told me that I have to serve Lord Narasimha there.”

He and his wife respected Pada Sevanam a lot. They thought, perhaps it’s really something extraordinary what Krishna is doing through them, through their service. They watched the movie, but it was unclear where the temple was.

Divine Arrangements

That day or shortly after, Ganeshwara went to have Deities darshan at Krishna Balaram mandir as usual and accidentally saw that devotee Dhruva Maharaja, who made the movie. He invited Dhruva to his house and she showed him the episode, asking “where is this temple?” Dhruva told him that one needs to fly to Haiderabad, then by taxi, for a few hours, go to a village called Vedagiri. There, lives the main priest. The mountain is located in five kilometers from the village. One needs to know the pathways in the jungle. The priest goes there only once a week. If one wants to have a darshan, they have to come on the eve of the day and go with him there.

Ganeshwara did exactly that. He took two devotees and went to the village. They found the priest and went with him to the mountain. They saw the jungle, herds of wild monkeys, and snakes. In the cave they saw bats hanging above their heads, walked in the water up to a human chest, and finally got the darshan. They realized that it is unrealistic to live there and it is simply dangerous. Ganeshwara went back to Vrindavan, then he called Pada Sevanam and said:

“I went there. It’s impossible to live there, just stay with the devotees and live normal life. Krishna has a different plan”.

“Gopal told me to go and I will, anyway. I bought tickets and I am arriving in two weeks. Please meet me.” What should I do? Ganeshwara thought. Imagine, taking 74 years old woman to the jungle and leaving her there. Imagine a man who gets snowed under with such a sudden mission. It’s like Lakshman would take Sita to the forest and leave. How can I leave a devotee of her age in the jungle where there is no water, no electricity, no food, absolutely nothing, only wild animals nearby?

Alright, he planned: will bring her to Vrindavan. She would see the Deities of Radha and Krishna, sink in that nectar atmosphere and then we will make the right decision; that she should better stay in Vrindavan. Her heart will open and God’s plans will change. That was the plan.

He meets her at the airport. She comes with all her tens of deities, what devotees were bringing to her – several pairs of Radha Krishna, a number of Gopals, Govardhana Shilas, Shaligram Shilas, different pictures, etc. That all she brought with her in her suitcases.

Determination

I met her and said: “a taxi is waiting. We will go to Vrindavan first and then decide what to do in a few days.” She got really tensed. “ I need to go to Narasimha immediately, He is suffering because no one serves Him! How can I go to Vrindavan and enjoy myself there?”

“But Pada Sevanam, you have never been to Vrindavan”, said Ganeshwara. “It’s only a few kilometers away, we need to go there. When would you go there otherwise?”

She said: “If you don’t want to go there with me, just tell me where to go, I’ll get a ticket and go by myself!” Ganeshwara thought: I can’t leave her.

Then, he buys tickets, they fly to Haiderabad, taxi brings them to Vedagiri, Ganeshwara takes her to the priest, hoping that he would open her eyes to see the reality. They go to the priest. He is around 70 years old his self, his son is 30. Ganeshwara explains through his son (he translates) that this woman is from a different country, she is from Azerbaijan, and she got a revelation that your Narasimha calls her and that she needs to come and serve Him here. She packed her things and came.

When the priest hears that his eyes doubles in size.

He says: “What Narasimha? Do you understand what you are saying? Live here? We, adult men can’t live there. It’s dangerous there, there are no facilities – no water, no food, no electricity. You don’t know what you are talking about! I cannot provide protection for you, so as the main priest I can’t let you worship there!”

Pada Sevanam becomes very serious, looks at the priest with a trying look and says:

“If Krishna wants to kill someone, would you be able to protect that person, regardless of the place in this universe, even in your house? If Krishna wants to protect someone, who can kill that person?”She said that with such faith and determination that the priest just broke into tears and said: “I don’t know who this woman is, but I have no arguments to convince her in this case. Go ahead, live! I will try to give you maximum protection.”

Now Ganeshwara is put in front of the fact that he has to carry all Pada-Sevanam’s luggage through the jungle.

They left in the morning and carried the luggage to the mountain. Ganeshwara has the last hope that she would see everything herself and change her mind. They reached the top and Pada Sevanam, is lost in admiration.

“Here is also a room for my deities!” (There was some little rickety building made of stones, with a time-skewed door, in front of the entrance to the temple). “I will install my deities here, set up a tent and begin living. “Excellent facilities! Everything is beautiful, go home, I will stay and worship Lord Narasimha”.

Ganeshwara and the priest were totally shocked and speechless, but left her there. The priest was so amazed that he began telling everyone in the village about it, word about this grandma spread around instantly. The next day swarms of people begun climbing to the mountain to see that woman, a saint from Azerbaijan. They brought

whatever they could – water, some kind of clothes, etc. Men looked at the tent she was in and said: “we must protect her and build a hut for her.”.Women joined and began cleaning, bringing water, doing other things.

All villagers received her as a saint and began worshiping. She didn’t have even a tiny amount of pride about herself and was easily accepting it. People paying obeisances as she blesses them, as if she has always been doing that. People were inviting her to bless weddings, new houses, and to bless a newborn or a dying person.

All were running around her – the priests, the Brahmans, everyone. When she was coming to Shiva’s temple, they would bring her the Pushpa and she would offer. She would do Abhisheka as the great Sadhu do. People fell in love with her for her simple and cordial love to Krishna.

Although she didn’t know the local language, nor did she know English, she was preaching! She only knew “Bhagavan Shri Krishna”, in Sanskrit. She would preach half in Azerbaijanian, half in Russian, but people were able to understand because she was speaking from her heart.

The news and the story were spreading and more people were coming to see her and have Lord Narasimha’s darshan. The priest had to start coming every day and open the temple. That’s how the worshipping of Lord Narasimha resumed on a daily basis. Finally, the news reached journalists of a newspaper of that region. They came and wrote an article about it, which blew the media. The article was being reprinted all around India. It was published in Azerbaijan and Turkey as well. People began coming from everywhere, just to see this woman and the Deity.

Governor of the state of Andra Pradesh read the article and was amazed:

“This happens in my state? “

“We have to see that woman!” he told his wife.

They came with an escort and winking lights and climbed up the mountain to see Pada-Sevanam. Everything was happening around her, all people were doing something and she was in ecstasy worshiping the deities.

Imagine, in the beginning, to get water she had to climb down several kilometers, take bath and bring drinking water. That’s how she lived before people started helping.

When the governor saw that, he said: “we call ourselves devotees of Krishna, but who we are, actually? Look what is a condition of our temple and compare it to our houses! We made facilities for ourselves, but not for Krishna! We left Him here and worshiped Him once a week! This is all to begin with me”. This is how he addressed the people. “I take responsibility”, he said, “to collect enough money to make facilities, build a road, bring electricity, water, ensure access to the temple and dignify the temple in order to ensure proper worship of our Narasimha.”

He started a foundation and built a road to the mountain, parking with marble steps to the temple for tourist groups. They also built Hanuman temple and refined everything. For Pada-Sevanam they built a brick house. When I heard about this all I was really impressed. The main point is – we don’t know anything about this woman, who is leaving now. I had to let devotees know right away.

Perhaps, some of you received my message about this MataJi, it went to Facebook. I sent it on Ekadashi day and by the end of the day replies from devotees started coming. They were thanking me, gratifying Pada- Sevanam, some broke into tears. One said: :”my husband had a breakdown, he has not chanted the Holy Names for two years and after reading this article he cried and began chanting again.”

Passing from this World

In the morning, I woke up and saw Ganeshwara’s message on skype. He wrote that the main priest called him and said she left the body last night. The circumstances of her departure were remarkable though. He sent me some pictures.

On that morning of Dvadashi first devotees came in and as always, they would first come to Pada-Sevanam for darshan, to get the blessings. Then they would go into the temple to see the Deities. Pada-Sevanam used a plastic chair, an Asana for Krishna. She would take Krishna from the altar, put Him on the chair and feed. When devotees came in, they saw her on her knees embracing Krishna’s feet. Under her arm, she was holding the Bhagavad-Gita. Devotees thought she was sleeping. The priest knocked on the table:

“Mata?”

She didn’t respond.

He asked women to check up on her and help her up. They touched her and realized that she had left the body.

Pada-Sevanam means “the one who worships the feet”. She left this world embracing Krishna’s feet and holding Bhagavad-Gita, which brought her to the perfection of her life. This is a remarkable example that we have.

Epilogue

There are two little additional stories about Pada-Sevanam. The main priest told one of them.

Once upon a time, I closed the temple at night and began going down the mountain when I heard screaming and the sound of banging dishes. I thought: “maybe a monkey attacked.” The next morning I came up and everything was as usual, Pada-Sevanam was worshiping. I asked her: “What happened yesterday?” She said: “Nothing, it’s all good.” “I heard the banging of dishes and your scream.” “Oh, that’s just Narasimha, He didn’t want to eat so I was swearing.”

The priest said to me: “I don’t understand what kind of woman she is.” She also said to him at some point that Narasimha told her that she would incarnate in this place for 10 000 years and then He would take her to Goloka.

Ganeshwara told the other story, he asked her once:

“At the beginning everything was somewhat rough, were there any dangers, perhaps wild animals, any problems? I just wanted to know how she lived. She said:

“No, no problems overall, just a cobra bit me once in a leg. That’s it.”

“Wow! That’s it?”

“I just went to Narasimha and said: “I want to serve you, but a cobra bit me. If you want to take me, so be it. But if you want me to serve you, tell me what to do. He told me to wash the wound with Charitamrita. I did and everything was fine.”

[From a lecture by A.C. Bhagavatamrita Keshava Swami. in Barnaul, Russia December 18, 2016. Translated by Ramananda das (Roman Zilber), Edited by Radha-Vilasa (Ranetta Zilber). Apologies for any mistakes and incorrect use of grammar.]

56 comments on "The Amazing Story of an Azerbaijani Devotee of Lord Narasimha"

  1. Nagarjun says:

    What a beautiful story of a holy woman. A real Krishna Devotee. My humble pranams to Pada Sevanam ji.

  2. Radha Sundari devi dasi says:

    I am so inspired and touched. All Glories to this amazing devotee Ma Pada Sevanam. May she bestow her blessings upon me to serve the Lords and the devotees. Thank you for sharing this incredible story. It is the sharing of stories such as these that give faith to such challenged souls as myself.

  3. Ramesh Joshi says:

    It proves that god is always with us only its our mind preparation and strong desire to meet Him. and always He is ready to help us and protect us, when He is helping and Protecting us, naturally He give “Darshan” also.

  4. Krishnamani says:

    Really touched reading this devotional story of Mataji Pada Sevanam.

  5. Steve says:

    Straight from the heart….such simplicity, May Lord Krishna bless her so that she may achieve Moksha!!!

  6. chakravarthy says:

    Namo Namaha,

    Can you please give the details of how to reach this temple. location of the vedagiri and temple. would like to visit.

  7. bsekhar says:

    What a story about Lord and its mahima its mesmerising simply.

  8. Usha says:

    unbelievable. From another country a devotee comes in search of lord Narasimha. Pranams to Mataji

  9. pramila says:

    Really touched reading this and as usha madam says

  10. R. Varadan says:

    It is really great and true devotion. I am ashamed that I am only acting not having full devotion like her

  11. baldev singh says:

    Saw krishna with his devotee pada sevanam mata

  12. Karanakarana devi dasi says:

    It proves you can serve Krishna in your own unique way.

  13. BV Viswanathan says:

    Really very fantastic. Lord Krishna will help the devotees cutting across religion,caste, creed and topography.

    HE needs only pure devotion with out any expectation.

    I am also trying to become his devotee memorizing Gita. But this material world is pulling me down. I have to come out with the blessings of Lord alone.

    My humble pranams to Padasevanam. Jai Sri Krishna.

  14. Yano Maharaj says:

    Such simplicity , so much faith and devotion , May Krishna bless her , so touched one becomes emotional , wish I was blessed with her strength.

    Jai Sri Krishna.

  15. Srikanth says:

    Let me wash her holy feet with my tears and purify myself.
    HareKrishna

  16. Dr Nateri Bhanumathidas says:

    It is really incredible that an old woman from someother country had such a faith and dedication to Lord Krishna. It is the faith and belief that brings in the distinction between the devotees owned by the great almighty and other devotees who pray the lord. Bhakta Sabari, Bhakta prahlada, Bhakta Markandeya so… are groomed by god and owned by him. In the present world Mataji Pada Sevanam looks to take place in the list. Pranams to her. As iterated in Bhagavad Gita god has no caste, creed or religion. He

  17. Namrata says:

    Dandavat pranams to this great devotee of Lord Narasimha.

  18. Uma says:

    Pranam mataji! You are with lord Narasimha( vishnu and Krishna ), please bless us to render peace and love among ourselves.
    Please let us know how to reach Vedagiri and have darshan of the place where Mataji worshipped and took care of Lord Narasimha.

  19. M. Bairavasubramaniam says:

    A touching event confirming spiritual lessons we read in all scriptures. Jai Pada-Sevanam Mata Ji. Blessed is the person associated and helped her reach her goal of life!

  20. Manohar says:

    It’s so beautiful- A true devotee of Lord Narasimha (& Lord Krishna). May this be an inspiration to us all. Thank you for sharing this wonderful & inspiring story. Hoping that we will achieve this sort of “Bakhti” Regards, Manohar

  21. ramakrishna says:

    wow a great story of devotion & love towards Hinduism. A devotee from a far off land, accepts Lord Krishna, but here in India, we still struggle with intolerance, very sad

  22. Param Vishnu says:

    I OFFER MY LOVE TO YOU AT YOUR HOLY FEET

  23. Pada Sevana Bhakti dasa says:

    Hare Krishna…

    Dandavat pranam to His Divine devotee such as mataji Pada Sevanam. True devotee she is….pls inform in which temple or Narasimha she lived before and please share more stories after she past away where she burried or cremated?.

    Pada sevana bhakti dasa

  24. Ramachandran K says:

    Greatest salvation. Wish everyone of us pray for such end. Jai Krishna.

  25. Rama Prasad says:

    Amazing narration of a devotee , an ocean of devotion which drenched our hearts with indescribable ecstasy and bliss.A liberated soul from all limitations can only live such an impersonal and unconditioned existence. Hats off to ‘Indiadivine’ for providing this soul-stirring revelation.

  26. Subbarmani Arjun says:

    very heart touching story of Mataji PADA SEVANAM who was a great devotee

  27. SUDHANGSHU SHEKHAR SINHA says:

    It proves that If someone worships Lord Krishna very sincerely with love and devotion then life after life she/he will get chance to serve His lotus feet. Please bless me Mata so be it to me too. Jai Pada Sevanam Mother.

  28. JAYDEB kUNDU says:

    What a story and description of a live account of a devotee. And what devotion. My pranams to da Sevanam. Jai Radhey.

  29. Veda Srinivasan says:

    This story confirms we all are in touch with the Divine as swami Sivanandaji has been in our hearts guiding throughout our lives. My Husband (80 Yrs.)and I (75 yrs.) went to Ahobilam 10 years back and i can tell you there is Some great ness !!! in that remote place among all my travels in the world.

    Veda

  30. sasi says:

    om namo narasimhaya

  31. Srihari says:

    Greate Devotee Padasevanam Matha… i bow to her.

  32. vijayalakshmi.n. says:

    it is definite that the LORD ,The Pramatma reaches the PURE SOUL
    beyond caste,creed,religion and country

  33. Gnyana Sundar.S says:

    I had been to this place last month. It was an enthralling experience. At that time it is a pity that I had not heard about this devotee Padasevanam.

  34. Vanaja says:

    It is great to hear about a devotee of Narasimha.

  35. Rajesh Srivastava says:

    I am teary eyed to read Mataji Pada Sevanam devotion to Narsimh avtar and Prabhu Krishna. Namaskar. In Aizerbajan in Baku city is a holy temple of Jwalaji (Bigger Flame temple), where people still go and worship. In Himanchal Pradesh we have Jwalaji (Smaller Flame Temple) where people worship. The temple at Baku, Aizarbajan is nearly forgotten.

  36. Radha Sakhi says:

    The life history of Devotees (Bhakta charitram) inspires the longing souls to reach the Lotus feet of our Lord. Jai Pada Sevanam Mataji!

  37. Surendra Baxi says:

    My friend Sri Hiren Pandya sent this article through email. I consider lucky to read this. It is grace of Lord Shri Krishna.

  38. K.R.K.RAJU says:

    Tears rolled over my cheeks after reading this article.It shows a way to reunion with the god.
    Thanks for publisher

  39. Roy Persaud says:

    Truly inspirational, full of pure unalloyed Bhakti, All glories to mother Pada sevana.

  40. sukumar banerjee says:

    it is a very nice story i bow to her

  41. Meenakshi says:

    I am really touched. I really have no words. May Krishna bless us all to become true saints like Mataji Padasevanam.

  42. Sararupa says:

    I feel so blessed to even have read this story. What an amazing soul.

  43. Sowmya says:

    Great miracle of Krishna!. He revealed himself and his bhakthi to a woman from far off country and religion.
    Mata is truly blessed. Many pranams to her!

  44. subramaniam muthusamy says:

    Thank you for such a divine true story. I was in tears .

  45. Shanti Krsna Das ( Suthagaran V) says:

    Hare Krishna to all and Please accept my humble obeisances, I lived in Azerbaijan between 1999 – 2008 before i moved to UAE, early 2002 – 2005, I have seen & associated with HG. Padasevana mataji very often and many time, She used to hug me as Grandma and asking “how are you my dear?”, she was not an ordinary soul , she had some power, She was telling me many time She is going to Hydrabad serve Narshimhadev, (also many time she used to tell Gopal said, Gopal is waiting , Gopal is hungry etc ) again when see her she will hug , Hare Krishna , How are you ! then again she would say she is going to Hydrabad , south India to serve Narshimhadev, but seeing such aged grandma I never thought she gonna make that journey , anyway Krishna bless her this is what i thought in my mind , She lived just in front of Baku temple at the right side of temple entrance she was keeping and taking care of Tulsi garden with Gopal , Gopal was placed inside Tulsi garden close to the glass wall of Tulsi garden room, when one enter the temple first will get darshan of Turlsi and Gopal through the room glass wall, at the right side of temple entrance , There were many hundred Tulsi even in during high winter with heaters , and I remember one day I went to temple for evening Darshan after my work, devotees said Padasevana mataji just she left for South India today, after that I was hearing from other visiting devotees to South India what all she has been engaged her service to Lord Narshimhadev, I wish Had given her some aid / luxmi for her travel to India but I did not trust as Maharaj said in that age she would make this determined journey , I am very sorry Padasevana mataji, please forgive , But I am lucky to be all of yours and Srila Prabhupada’s servant in this very life time , Hare Krishna
    Shanti Krsna das (Suthagaran V.)

  46. Bhakta says:

    As I researched, Mataji was staying somewhere near Vijayawada, but not in Ahobilam.

  47. Sanjay Mehta says:

    It is really interesting and blessings of Lord Narsimha that HE (Lord) has chosen her to inspire more and more devotees in Azerbaijan. Hare Krishna.

  48. Deya Chatterjee says:

    Truly an amazing story, is it true..?.of coz it is.
    Anyone who wants to be a Human God CAN BE ONE ,and if you chose to be a DEVIL you can too, the choice is yours my friend.
    All the Gods of the universe were Humans, but rose to greatness to be called Gods.

  49. Akshaya arun says:

    Could you please tell date on which she died ( attained Lords feet). ?

  50. JAJISARMA says:

    Our entire family had the great fortune of taking the blessings of this Great Devotee Pada Sevanam at Garudachala Narasimha , Near Vedadri, Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh, India. We had a photograph with her. I am sure she attained Moksha . I want to upload the picture. But there is no provision. The administrator is requested to provide for the same / I will be contacting the web administsrator.

  51. Aloke Roy says:

    This “Leela” is very similar to the one that happened with Shrimati Aghormoni Devi, a Bengali widow, popularly known as “Gopaler Maa” or the Mother of Gopal. She was a female disciple of Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and used to live a solitary life in a temple by the Ganga a short distance away from the city of Calcutta. Like her, Maa Pada Sevanam is a Divine Player in Bhagwan Shri Krishna’s Divine Play. Millions of Pranam to Maa Pada Sevanam

  52. Acaryanidhi Das says:

    I have been reciting prayers to Ahobalam Narasimha Bhagwan almost daily for some years now and Pada Sevanam Mataji’s faith and pure devotion has rekindled my own interest in Lord Narasimha’s mercyful concerns for those who are trying to be devoted to KRSNA. The other person that I know who visited Ahobalam Narasimha Bhagwan is glorious Lord Ram Candra who offered His obeisances and beautiful prayers to Lord Kamalapati again and again, unto whose lotus feet demigods, prominent yogis, gandharvas,vidyadharas and kinnaras are also offering their obeisances again and again.
    Thank you Pada Sevanam Mataji that through your devotion I find strength in Lord Ramacandra’s prayers where He says: ” I have taken shelter of Lord Narasimha Dev by whose mercy people receive all the vedas, the essence of alll scriptures, knowledge, strength, reputation and wealth.”
    May the demigods shower a rain of flowers on Lord Narasimha’s head for Pada Sevanam Mataji, as they did for Sri Ramacandra. Hare Krsna.

  53. Raj Narsimha Reddy says:

    Pure unalloyed Devotion, same as Dammakka aged women got in her dream about Badhrachalam Sri SitaRama Swamy , with help of Baktha Ramadasu(Goppana) then thasildhar 400year back, they constructed a huge Temple on banks of river of Godavari, kammamam DIST. Telengana ,India.

  54. ninsingen saminaden says:

    no doubt…she is genuine….because Lord Narasimha has infinite ways of texting devotees all around the world…..

  55. Radha Devi dasi says:

    A great devotee, pada Sevanam mataji..my koti koti dandavat pranam to you.
    Please bless me to do seva for Sri Krishna with love and only love..thank you for showing us how to be a devotee.

    Jai Veera Narasimha

  56. Komal Sehgal says:

    Really happy to know and heart really wonders what we are doing.

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