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The Supreme Lord appeared as the son of Kashyapa and Aditi in the form of a dwarf Brahmana (Vamana) to deliver Bali Maharaja, a great devotee born in the family of demons.

Sri Jayadeva Gosvami sings:

chalayasi vikramane balim adbhuta-vamana
pada-nakha-nira-janita-jana-pavana
kesava dhrta-vamana-rupa jaya jagadisa hare

O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of a dwarf-brahmana! All glories to You! O wonderful dwarf, by Your massive steps You deceive King Bali, and by the Ganges water that has emanated from the nails of Your lotus feet; You deliver all living beings within this world.

This year ISKCON Vizag is celebrating Vamana Dvadashi – the appearance day of Lord Vamanadeva on September 03, 2017. The Deity of Lord Sri Krishna is decorated as Vamanadeva wearing a saffron robe and holding a staff, an umbrella and a water pot (kamandalu). Since we have to break the Ekadashi fast on the day of Dvadashi, the Vamana Dvadashi fasting till noon is done on the previous day (Ekadashi).

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