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Lord Nrshimha (Krishna), on the Grateful Dead LP

#13727 3 years, 4 months ago
I just got the 1st GD lp on record store day and came to realize something awesome!

right in the center of the album is a large deity of Lord Nrshimha!

here is the album


here is a similar deity statue:


I know i've seen an image of Krishna on a wall in 710 Ashbury, and Grateful Dead had played the Mantra Rock Dance event at the FIllmore on Jan 27th, 67 that was a large discussion and Kirtan by Srila Prabhupada.

its really cool to see that back when this album was released they had some sort of affinity for Krishna Consciousness.
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Re: Lord Nrshimha (Krishna), on the Grateful Dead LP

#13771 3 years, 4 months ago
I wonder what ever happened to jerry's red white and blue top hat ?
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Re: Lord Nrshimha (Krishna), on the Grateful Dead LP

#13821 3 years, 4 months ago
I know i've seen an image of Krishna on a wall in 710 Ashbury, and Grateful Dead had played the Mantra Rock Dance event at the FIllmore on Jan 27th, 67 that was a large discussion and Kirtan by Srila Prabhupada.

its really cool to see that back when this album was released they had some sort of affinity for Krishna Consciousness.[/quote]

I didn't know the GD played a Kirtan... My wife and I have talked about doing Kirtan in the lot. IMO it only makes sense that the GD would have Krishna consciousness. I didn't become aware of Krishna until after I was a DEADicated fan. It has just been that type of journey..
I could go on all day about the GD/Krishna/Jesus/Death/Life.....how there is a GD song for every moment in my life..blah blah blah...
Thank you for posting the pictures.
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Re: Lord Nrshimha (Krishna), on the Grateful Dead LP

#13823 3 years, 4 months ago
my lady stood in line for an hour before they opened and got one for my while I was at work. Got herself a Dylan at Brandeis. Love record stores. Picked up a musical interpretation of literature today. Anyhow, only 3,000 copies - pretty sweet limited edition.
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Re: Lord Nrshimha (Krishna), on the Grateful Dead LP

#13829 3 years, 4 months ago
i think isaw somewhere bobs into it
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Re: Lord Nrshimha (Krishna), on the Grateful Dead LP

#13833 3 years, 4 months ago
83msg1sttyme wrote:
i think isaw somewhere bobs into it


Yeah somebody was talking about his Ganesha statue that travels with him
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Re: Lord Nrshimha (Krishna), on the Grateful Dead

#13883 3 years, 4 months ago
I cannot believe I never knew that. I thought you must be mistaken but I don't think you are. Nice catch!

A friend of mine used to take the band prasadam after the shows (this is late 60's-early 70's). He is not a Deadhead though he admires Jerry. He told me that in his entire life he has *never* seen anyone take prasadam with such enthusiasm as Jerry would.

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One of these devotees was listed as "Spiritual Advisor" on at least one of the albums but I can't remember his name.


note: (Prasadam is food that's first been offered to Krishna.)
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Re: Lord Nrshimha (Krishna), on the Grateful Dead

#13932 3 years, 4 months ago
spinneresque108 wrote:
He told me that in his entire life he has *never* seen anyone take prasadam with such enthusiasm as Jerry would.

note: (Prasadam is food that's first been offered to Krishna.)


Thank you for pointing that out...
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Re: Lord Nrshimha (Krishna), on the Grateful Dead

#13937 3 years, 4 months ago
The Oracle, Allen Cohen's Haight Ashbury newspaper was dripping in Eastern and Native American philosophy, packed with amazing art and quotations from these sources. I used to have some original copies and on the back of one issue was the
"In the Land of the Light" quote and a very young pic of the GD.

Reading that, you had the feeling there were some pretty deep discussions going down in the Haight after all that free love.
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Re: Lord Nrshimha (Krishna), on the Grateful Dead

#13992 3 years, 4 months ago
Seems like it comes with the culture..Alphert, Huxley, Leary, Mckenna... fits right into today
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