About Lord Nityananda

Lord Nityananda (also known as Nityananda Prabhu, Nitai, Nityananda Balarama) appeared as Lord Chaitanya’s principal associate for spreading the congregational chanting of the holy names of the Lord. He especially spread the holy name of the Lord throughout Bengal. He is considered an incarnation of Lord Balarama.

Devotees of Lord Nityananda celebrate by fasting until noon, cooking a feast, and chanting the glories of Nitai.

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Family offering candle-light to Krishna during Karttika