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Narsimha Chaturdashi

ॐ Hindu Of Universe ॐ

“God’s light is within you, It never leaves you.”

Narsimha-chaturdasi is the divine appearance day of Narsimhadeva, Lord Krishna’s man-lion incarnation, who removes all obstacles on the path of devotional service out of His great compassion.

In the purport of 7.8.51 of srimad-bhagavatam, Srila Prabhupada writes, “the Supreme Personality of Godhead in his transcendental form of Lord Narsimhadev is always ready to kill the demons who always create disturbances in the minds of honest devotees.

To spread the Krishna Consciousness movement, devotees have to face many dangers and impediments all over the world, but a faithful servant who preaches with great devotion to the lord must know that lord narsimhadev is always his protector.

Hiranyakashipu, a demon controlling the three world, was extremely proud and he hated Lord Vishnu.

But little Prahlada, his five year old son, was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu.

Therefore, Hiranyakashipu tried to kill Prahlada in several ways; but failed in all his attempts because of the protection given by Lord to his dear devotee.

Finally when Hiranyakashipu asked his little son where the Lord resides, Prahlada replied that the Lord resides everywhere.

Mocking this response, Hiranyakashipu broke a pillar in his palace, and the Lord appeared from that pillar in his half man-half lion incarnation – Narasimha.

Lord Narsimhadev is therefore worshipped by the devotees as their Supreme protector and they also pray that He vanquishes all obstacles they may face on the path of devotional service.

So it is with much enthusiasm that the devotees come to together to worship the Lord on this day of His appearance in the material world.

Anyone can offer pray to the Lord Narasimha on this occasion of Narasimha Chaturdashi.

The reason behind this special worship is to request the Lord to guide all of us during the hard times just like he guided Prahlad.

Narasimha Jayanti

Narasimha Jayanti is a Hindu festival celebrated on the fourteenth day of Vaishakh month.

The most ferocious avatar of Lord Vishnu is Narasimha or Narasingha avatar. According to Hindu Scriptures, this is the Fourth avatar of Lord Vishnu incarnated as Narasimha (Half human and half lion). 

On this day Lord Vishnu reincarnated as Narasimha to safeguard his devotee Prahalad by destroying the Hiranyakashipu.

This celebration symbolizes the eternal victory of good over evil and it is believed to follow the righteous path for a happy and peaceful life.

The victory of Narasimha over Hiranyakashipu signifies the triumph of knowledge over ignorance and the steady devotion of the righteous.   

History of Narasimha Jayanti   

In Hindu mythology, the tale of Narasimha Jayanti revolves around the fearsome demon king Hiranyakashipu, who became powerful and oppressive due to the blessing he received from Lord Brahma.   

His wish was: “I would not die by any creatures created by you; neither inside nor outside; neither in the sun rays nor at moon glow, by any weapon nor other things; neither on land nor in the sky nor by any human or animal; neither by demigod nor demon.

Make me invincible in battle, and may my glory be equal to yours.

May the powers I have acquired through this yogic penance never be destroyed.”  

He seized control of the three worlds, assuming the throne of Indra, and ruthlessly punished all those who opposed his authority.  

His son Prahlad refused to worship his father as a deity.

Instead, he remained unwavering in his devotion to Lord Vishnu.

Hiranyakashipu attempted to kill his son Prahlad, but he failed in all his efforts.

In the final act of defiance, Hiranyakashipu dared to confront Lord Vishnu directly, questioning Prahlad about the presence of his deity within a nearby pillar.

Prahlad replied yes, and Hiranyakashipu, filled with arrogance, struck the pillar with his mace.

Prahlad started to pray to Lord Vishnu, and suddenly Lord Vishnu emerged from it, incarnated as Narasimha avatar (half-human and half-lion), and killed King Hiranyakashipu with his fingernails.

The victory of Narasimha symbolizes the triumph of good over evil, the protection of devotees, and the manifestation of divine justice.  

Significance of Narasimha Jayanti  

 Narasimha Jayanti carries multiple layers of spiritual significance, making it a revered festival celebrated by devotees. 

It reminds us that righteousness will always prevail, even in the face of the most dreadful challenges.   

 Lord Narasimha is revered as a protector of devotees, especially those facing persecution for their faith.

It assures that unwavering trust in the divine ensures protection and liberation from difficult situations.  

The unwavering devotion of Prahlad towards Lord Vishnu highlights the importance of faith and trust in the divine power in Hindu Philosophy.  

In Hindu scriptures, among the five faces of Lord Hanuman in his Panchamukhi form, one of them is that of Lord Narasimha. 

The Narasimha avatar of Lord Vishnu is popular in the Southern states of India with statues and paintings. 

In Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh, Narasimha Jayanti is celebrated by conducting special poojas with the idol of Lord Narasimha and Goddess Lakshmi in Narasimha temple.   

On this special day, devotees visit the temple with fruits, fresh flowers, and coconuts for Archanai.

People also light the diya and incense sticks in the temple. 

Some devotees observe a fast on Narasimha Jayanti as a form of penance and devotion.  

Others recite Narasimha mantras or Vishnu Sahasranama (thousand names of Lord Vishnu) as part of their prayers and sing bhajans (devotional songs) glorifying Lord Narasimha’s courage and divine attributes. 

Narasimha Jayanti

Narasimha Jayanti commemorates the birth of Lord Narasimha, the fourth Avatar or Incarnation of Lord Vishnu, as a half-man, half-lion who descended to defeat the demon king Hiranyakashipu.

Every year, Narasimha Jayanti is observed on the Chaturdashi Tithi of Shukla Paksha in the month of Vaishakha.

The day is also known as Narasimha Chaturdashi.

This year, Narsimha Jayanti will be celebrated

Narasimha Jayanti History

Narasimha is a manifestation of Lord Vishnu. Vishnu took on the form of Narasimha, a half-man and half-lion, to save his devotee Prahlada.

As per mythology, the king Hiranyakashipu obtained exceptional powers that prevented him from being killed by God, demon, man, or animal at any time of day or night, inside or outdoors.

Knowing this, Vishnu took the half-man, half-animal form (avatar) and slew the demon at the intersection of day and night.

Rituals

This day symbolises the triumph of good over evil forces.

Lord Narasimha saved his disciple Pralhad from a raging fire, demonstrating God’s omnipotence.

Worshipping him on Narasimha Jayanti bestows protection, protects against misfortune, and resolves issues.

observing the Narasimha Jayanti fast, devotees eat only one meal the day before the auspicious time.

All grains and cereals are prohibited during the Narasimha Jayanti fast.

Parana, which means breaking the fast, is done the following day at the appropriate hour.

On Narasimha Jayanti, devotees take Sankalp during Madhyahna and perform Lord Narasimha Puja before nightfall.

It is said that Lord Narasimha emerged at dusk while Chaturdashi was in effect.

It is recommended to keep a night vigil and perform Visarjan Puja the next morning.

The fast should be broken the following day after completing Visarjan Puja and presenting Dana to Brahmin.

Narasimha Jayanti

Narasimha Jayanti is observed on the fourteenth day of the Shukla Paksha in Vaishakh month.

This is an important Hindu festival.

Lord Narasimha is the fourth avatar of Lord Vishnu.

It is believed that by attending Narasimha Homam on this day, one can attain supreme power.

Narasimha Jayanti signifies the victory of good power over evil forces.

Praying Lord Narasimha on this day blesses the devotees and Lord safeguards their devotees from any misfortune and legal matters.

History:

According to Hindu Scriptures, in ancient times there was a Saint called Kashyap, he had a wife Diti, and two sons Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu.

When Lord Vishnu’s third incarnation Varaha killed Hiranyaksha, Hiranyakashipu swore revenge.

He performed tough penance to impress the creator, Lord Brahma.

Pleased by his penance Lord Brahma appeared, Hiranyakashipu wished not to be killed under the following circumstances; neither inside his house nor outside, neither during day nor night, neither by an entity living or non-living not by any weapon, neither on the ground nor in the sky, neither by a Human nor by an animal, neither Deva nor Asura, nor any being created by Lord Brahma.
Lord Brahma granted the boon and Hiranyakashipu established his rule in heaven, with his forces and invincibility. 

All the Devas went to Lord Vishnu to get rid of Hiranyakashipu and Lord Vishnu promised that he will kill Hiranyakashipu.

In the meantime, his wife Kyadhu gave birth to a son named, Prahalad, who grew devoted to Lord Vishnu, he used to tell the importance of the Lord’s Devotion to Asura’s kids.

When Hiranyakashipu came to know about this he got angry and tried to distract Prahalad from Lord Narayana in various ways and make him a demon, but failed.

Hiranyakashipu decided to kill such a son.

He tried to kill him by elephant, fire, poison, snakes, and warriors but Prahalad was saved by worshipping Lord Vishnu on each attempt. 

Even his people started praying to Lord Vishnu.

Frustrated, Hiranyakashipu asked Prahalad where is Lord Vishnu and he said Lord Vishnu is omnipresent.

Hearing this Hiranyakashipu asked if his God resides in a pillar of his chamber and Prahalad said yes.

Furious, Hiranyakashipu smashed the pillar with his mace and Lord Narasimha appeared before him, half man, half lion.

Lord Narasimha dragged Hiranyakashipu to the doorway of the place and held him on his lap and ripped him apart with his nails during Twilight.

By killing Hiranyakashipu, Narasimhadeva restored peace and harmony in the universe.

Importance:

Lord Narasimha is a fierce avatar and a significant iconic symbol of hope against all odds and victory over the bad.

Lord Narasimha is worshipped in various forms in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Lord Narasimha is prayed in different parts of India and is known by many different names, such as Narasimba, Nrisingha, Narasinghar, Narsingh, Agnilochana, and Bhairavadambara.

People who worship Lord Narasimha are blessed with courage, prosperity, and abundance.

Puja and Tithi:

Worshippers wake up early in the morning and take a bath and wear clean clothes. Some people also take a dip in a sacred river.

Worshippers pray to Lord Narasimha and Goddess Lakshmi and offer aarti with full devotion and sincerity.

Devotees offer saffron, coconut, fruits, flowers, diyas, and incense sticks.

According to Hindu mythology, Lord Narasimha appeared in the evening therefore people who keep fast on this day should break their fast after performing prayer and aarti in the evening, and refrain from eating grain or cereal during fast.

Narasimha Jayanti fasting relieves a person from all his problems. 


Narasimha Jayanti Narasimha Jayanti is celebrated on the day of Vaishakh Shukla Paksha’s Chaturdashi.

Lord Narasimha has always been related to power and victory.

According to beliefs and religious texts, Lord Vishnu incarnated as Lord Narasimha on this day and killed Hiranyakashyap.

Narasimha Jayanti will be celebrated

According to Hindu calendar, Narasimha Jayanti is celebrated on Vaishakh Shukla Paksha’s Chaturdashi.

According to legends, Lord Vishnu incarnated on this day and killed Hiranyakashyap to establish dharma in this world.

Hence, this day is celebrated as Narasimha Jayanti all around the country with a lot of excitement.

Story of Narasimha Jayanti

Lord Narasimha is one of the main incarnations of Lord Vishnu.

Lord Narasimha was half-human and half-lion.

He killed Hiranyakashyap in this form.

This incarnation of Lord Vishnu has been explained in many religious texts.

According to Hindu mythology, there was a saint named Kashyap in ancient times who had a wife named, Diti.

He had two sons who were known as Harinyaksha and Hiranyakashipu.

Lord Vishnu killed Harinyaksha to protect the earth and mankind.

Hiranyakashipu could not bear the death of his brother and wanted to take revenge.

He offered austerities and impressed Lord Brahma who appeared and blessed him.

After taking Lord Brahma’s blessings, Hiranyakashipu established his rule in all Lokas.

He even started ruling the heavens.

All the Devas were helpless and could not do anything about Hiranyakashipu’s atrocities.

In the meantime, his wife Kayadhu gave birth to a son who was named, Prahalad.

This child did not resemble any demons and was totally devoted to Lord Narayana.

Hiranyakashipu tried many different ways to distract Prahalad from Lord Narayana and to make him a demon.

All his attempts failed and Prahalad was devoted even more towards Lord Narayana.

Due to Lord Vishnu’s blessings, Prahalad was always saved from Hiranyakashipu’s atrocities.

Once, Hiranyakashipu tried to burn Prahalad.

He made Prahalad sit over his sister’s (Holika) lap in fire.

Holika was blessed with a boon that she could not burn in fire.

But, with Prahalad sitting in her lap, Holika was burnt alive and nothing happened to Prahalad.

Seeing this, Hiranyakashipu was very angry.

Even his subjects started worshipping Lord Vishnu.

He asked Prahalad about his God.

He asked his God to appear in front of him.

Prahalad replied by saying that the Lord was present everywhere and resided in everything.

Listening to this, Hiranyakashipu asked Prahalad if his Lord resided in a pillar to which Prahalad replied, yes.

Listening to this, Hiranyakashipu attacked the pillar and Lord Narasimha appeared in front of him.

Lord Narasimha held him on his legs and killed him by cutting his chest with his nails.

Lord Narasimha blessed Prahalad by saying that everyone who would fast on this day would be blessed and would be relieved from all problems.

Hence, this day is celebrated as Narasimha Jayanti.

Worship of lord narasimha

Lord Narasimha is worshipped on the day of Narasimha Jayanti.

A person should wake up early in Brahma Muhurat and take a bath.

He should then wear clean clothes and should offer prayers to Lord Narasimha.

An idol of Goddess Laxmi should be placed with Lord Narasimha.

Both should be worshipped with devotion and dedication.

The following items should be used in the prayer : fruits, flowers, five sweets, kumkum, kesar, coconut, rice, ganga jal etc.

To impress Lord Narasimha, a person should sit in isolation and should recite Narasimha mantra with a Rudraksha mala.

A person who keeps a fast should donate sesame seeds, gold, clothes etc. on this day.

A person who keeps a fast on this day is relieved of all problems.

Lord Narasimha blesses his devotees and all his wishes come true.

Narasimha Mantra

ॐ उग्रं वीरं महाविष्णुं ज्वलन्तं सर्वतोमुखम् I
नृसिंहं भीषणं भद्रं मृत्यु मृत्युं नमाम्यहम् II
ॐ नृम नृम नृम नर सिंहाय नमः ।

Rituals of Narasmiha Jayanti

On this day, Lord Vishnu appeared as Narasimha, a half-lion, half-man who killed the demon Hiranyakashipu.

People observe a fast on Narasimha Jayanti.

The fasting rules are identical to those for Ekadashi fasting.

Devotees consume only one meal before the day, which does not contain any grains or cereals and Vishnu Puja.

After the Jayanti day has passed, Parana is performed the next day at an appropriate time.

Devotees take Sankalp and perform Lord Narasimha Puja during Sankalp on Narasimha Jayanti day, before sunset, during Madhyahna, the Hindu afternoon time.

It is best to keep night vigil because it is believed that Lord Narasimha appeared during sunset when Chaturdashi was in effect.

When Chaturdashi Tithi ends after sunrise the next day, Narasimha Jayanti Parana is completed.

If Chaturdashi Tithi ends before sunrise, the fast is broken sometime after sunrise after finishing Jayanti rituals.

If Chaturthi lasts longer than three-fourths of Dinamana, which is the time between sunrise and sunset, the fast is to be broken in the first half of Dinamani.

Story of Narasimha

The origins of the Jayanti festival

The most terrifying of all the avatars was Vishnu’s Narasimha Avatar.

Vishnu assumed the avatar Narasimha to kill Hiranyaksha’s brother, Hiranyakashipu, who was also the father of Prahlad, after killing Hiranyaksha in the form of Varaha.

Lord Vishnu had a great devotee in Prahlad.

Hiranyakashipu was hell-bent on vengeance for his brother’s murder.

Brahma was fascinated by his austere penance.

Brahma appeared and bestowed a blessing on Hiranyakashipu.

Hiranyakshipu asked Brahma for immortality without hesitation.

Brahma was put on the spot and said that although he couldn’t grant him immortality, he could certainly tie his death with conditions.

As a result, Hiranyakashipu asked Brahma to bless him with the following conditions:

  • To avoid being killed by any of Brahma’s living creatures.
  • To avoid being killed inside or outside any residence.
  • To avoid being killed at any time of day or night.
  • Not to be killed on the ground or in the air.
  • To not be killed by any weapon, living or nonliving creature.
  • To bestow upon him the gift of having no opponent.

Brahma then disappeared after bestowing his blessings on him.

Hiranyakshipu thought he had triumphed over death.

Prahlad became a traitor by worshipping the enemy of Daitya-Kul, Vishnu, and thus invited his death.

Shiva bestowed a blessing on Holika, Hiranyakashipu’s sister, and Prahlad’s aunt.

Holika was untouched by fire thanks to the boon (Agni).

Holika sat on a pyre with little Prahlad on her lap in order to kill him.

However, instead of burning Prahlad, the pyre burned Holika alive, leaving Prahlad unharmed by the flames.

Hiranyakashipu’s assassination

Hiranyakashipu was angered by his sister’s murder, and he grew angrier by the day. Hiranyakashipu had reached his limit, and after several failed attempts to kill Prahlad, he asked Prahlad to worship him instead of Vishnu.

Prahlad declined, instead of telling his father that he would only worship Vishnu, the supreme being who was far superior to Hiranyakashipu.

Hiranyakashipu became enraged and asked Prahlad if Vishnu was the supreme power and omnipresent, would he be present in the pillar in front of him.

Prahlad said that the Lord could be found everywhere, including Hiranyakashipu.

Hiranyakashipu swung his mace at the pillar, smashing it to bits.

Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of Narasimha, who was half-lion, half-human.

The lord approached Hiranyakashipu, raised him and laid him on his thighs in the courtyard, then tore Hiranyakashipu’s chest apart with his claws.

In order to defend Prahlad, the Lord killed Hiranyakashipu at dusk, which was neither day nor night.

As a result, when Hiranyakashipu was killed, the boon was not disregarded, and he was killed by a half-human, half-animal avatar who used his nails as a sword, and he was killed not on the ground or in the sky, but on the Lord’s thigh.

Narasimha Jayanti:

Narasimha Jayanti: Celebrating the Victory of Good over Evil

Narasimha Jayanti is an important Hindu festival celebrated on the 14th day of the bright half of Vaishakha month, which usually falls in the months of April or May.

The festival is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Narasimha, the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

The day is believed to be very auspicious and is celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm by devotees all over the world.

The legend of Narasimha:

According to our history, Narasimha was born to destroy the demon king Hiranyakashipu, who had received a boon from Lord Brahma, making him almost invincible.

Hiranyakashipu was a tyrant who wanted to be worshipped as God and forbade his son Prahlad from worshipping Lord Vishnu.

However, Prahlad continued to worship Lord Vishnu, which infuriated Hiranyakashipu.

Hiranyakashipu tried various ways to kill Prahlad, but Lord Vishnu protected him every time.

Finally, Hiranyakashipu challenged Prahlad to show him where his God was, and Prahlad replied that God is everywhere, even in the pillar near them.

Enraged, Hiranyakashipu tried to destroy the pillar, and Lord Narasimha emerged from it, half-man and half-lion.

Narasimha then killed Hiranyakashipu, thus saving Prahlad and restoring order to the universe.

Celebrations:

On Narasimha Jayanti, devotees offer special prayers and perform various rituals to seek the blessings of Lord Narasimha.

The day usually starts with devotees taking a bath and visiting the temple to offer their prayers.

They also offer special prasad and perform aarti to Lord Narasimha.

Many devotees observe a fast on this day, and some even perform a havan or yagna to seek the blessings of the Lord.

Conclusion:

Narasimha Jayanti is a significant festival that symbolizes the victory of good over evil.

It reminds us that no matter how powerful and invincible evil may seem, it will always be defeated by the forces of good.

The festival also highlights the importance of faith and devotion in our lives.

Celebrating Narasimha Jayanti with family and friends can help us strengthen our faith and renew our commitment to leading a righteous life.

6 Spiritual and Cultural Activities for Children to Celebrate Narasimha Jayanthi

Narasimha Jayanthi is a festival that commemorates the victory of good over evil and the triumph of Lord Narasimha, the fourth avatar of Lord Vishnu.

On this day, children can participate in various activities that promote spiritual and cultural awareness.

Here are some activities that children can do on Narasimha Jayanthi:

1. Learn about Lord Narasimha: Children can read or listen to stories about Lord Narasimha and his significance. They can also learn about the symbolism behind his appearance and why he is worshipped.

2. Offer prayers and perform puja: Children can participate in puja by offering flowers, fruits, and other items to Lord Narasimha. They can also chant mantras and offer prayers to seek his blessings.

3. Participate in bhajans and kirtans: Children can sing bhajans and kirtans to celebrate the festival and express their devotion to Lord Narasimha.

4. Create artwork: Children can create artwork such as drawings or paintings of Lord Narasimha or scenes from his stories.

5. Make and share prasadam: Children can help in preparing and distributing prasadam (blessed food) to family and friends as a way of sharing the joy and blessings of the festival.

6. Listen to discourses and talks: Children can attend talks or discourses about the significance of Narasimha Jayanthi and its relevance in today’s world.

Overall, Narasimha Jayanthi is a great opportunity for children to learn about and connect with their cultural and spiritual roots.

It can also help instill important values such as devotion, compassion, and respect.

“The Legend of Narasimha:

The Story of the Half-Man, Half-Lion Avatar of Lord Vishnu”

According to our history, Lord Vishnu took the form of Narasimha, a half-man and half-lion, to protect his devotee Prahlada from his father Hiranyakashipu, a demon king who wanted to kill his son for worshiping Lord Vishnu.

As the legend goes, Hiranyakashipu had gained a boon that made him virtually indestructible.

He could not be killed by man or beast, neither indoors nor outdoors, neither on land nor in the air, and not even during the day or night.

This made him arrogant and he began to challenge the gods and demand that everyone worship him instead.

However, his son Prahlada remained devoted to Lord Vishnu and refused to worship his father.

This angered Hiranyakashipu, who tried to kill Prahlada multiple times but failed due to Lord Vishnu’s protection.

Finally, Hiranyakashipu challenged Prahlada to prove the existence of Lord Vishnu. Prahlada replied that Lord Vishnu is omnipresent and can be found everywhere, including in a pillar nearby.

Hiranyakashipu struck the pillar in anger, and Lord Vishnu emerged in the form of Narasimha, who was neither man nor beast, and could not be killed by any of the conditions specified in the boon.

Narasimha then proceeded to kill Hiranyakashipu at dusk, using his claws instead of weapons, and thus fulfilling the conditions of the boon.

Prahlada was saved and Narasimha became a revered deity, especially during the festival of Narasimha Jayanti, which celebrates his birth.

The story of Narasimha is a reminder of the triumph of good over evil, and the power of devotion and faith.

It teaches us to remain steadfast in our beliefs and trust in the protection of the divine.

Narasimha Jayanti

Narasimha Jayanti, also known as the ‘Triumph of Narasimha,’ is a significant Hindu celebration observed on the fourteenth day of the Vaisakha month (April-May) in the Hindu calendar.

This occasion commemorates the moment when the revered deity Vishnu manifested in his fourth avatar as the ferocious “man-lion,” Narasimha, to defeat the tyrannical asura king Hiranyakashipu and safeguard his loyal follower Prahlada.

The tale of Narasimha symbolizes the supremacy of wisdom over ignorance and showcases the divine protection extended to the worshippers by God.

Story of Narasimha Jayanti

Jayanti is an important Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Narasimha, the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It falls on the fourteenth day of the lunar month in April or May according to the Hindu calendar.

On this auspicious day, devotees wake up early in the morning and take a holy bath. They then visit temples to offer prayers and perform special rituals.

The celebrations also include singing devotional songs praising Lord Narasimha’s bravery and glory.

There are often processions held with colorful decorations and traditional dances performed in honor of Lord Narasimha.

Devotees also prepare special meals as prasad (offering) for Lord Narasimha, which usually includes sweets made from milk and fruits.

As per legend, it is said that on this day, Lord Narasimha appeared to defeat his father’s enemy Hiranyakashipu who was a demon king.

This symbolizes good triumphing over evil.

Many people fast on this day or only eat vegetarian food as a form of penance and sacrifice for good health and prosperity in their lives.

A major highlight of this festival is the re-enactment of various stories through plays known as “Nataka” or “Yakshagana”, depicting scenes from ancient scriptures related to Lord Narasimha.

The festivities conclude with feasting among families and friends while exchanging gifts as a sign of love and gratitude towards each other.

It is believed that observing fasts during Narsihma Jayanti can bring blessings from God Narasmiya himself.

Lord Krihi evolves into Goddess Laxmi beside him.

The story says ‘One does not have any inadequacy if he performs yagna under Kurukula Ammsa’

Celebration of Narasimha Jayanti

It was a joyous occasion as people gathered in temples and homes to celebrate Narasimha Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Lord Narasimha.

Devotees offered prayers, chanted hymns, and performed puja ceremonies to seek blessings from the deity.

Traditional music filled the air as the puja ceremonies continued into the night.

Delicious food was prepared and shared among friends and family as part of the celebrations.

The entire community came together to observe this important day with great devotion and reverence.

Everyone took turns reciting mythological stories about Lord Narasimha’s triumphs over evil, spreading messages of courage and righteousness.

The festivities lasted late into the night, with fireworks lighting up the sky in honor of Lord Narasimha’s birthday.

Children laughed and played while adults reminisced about their own childhood memories associated with this special day.

As midnight approached, a grand procession took place through the streets of town, carrying an intricately decorated image of Lord Narasimha on a palanquin surrounded by singing devotees holding diyas (clay lamps).

The atmosphere was electric with joy and devotion as everyone joined in singing praises for the beloved deity.

Which day is good for Narasimha?

“That depends on the individual’s spiritual beliefs and practices.

Some say that Tuesdays are particularly auspicious for worshiping Lord Narasimha, while others believe any day of the week can be a good day for seeking his blessings.

Ultimately, it is up to each person to determine which day feels right for connecting with this powerful incarnation of Vishnu.”

Who is the wife of Narasimha?

The wife of Narasimha is Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity in Hindu mythology.

She is often depicted with her husband, sitting beside him on a lotus flower throne.

According to tradition, she is responsible for bringing wealth and abundance to those who worship her devoutly.

Many temples across India are dedicated to her worship, especially during the festival of Diwali.

Lakshmi also plays a significant role in other mythological tales involving Narasimha, supporting and guiding him through his challenges and battles against evil forces.

What are the 9 names of Narasimha?

The nine names of Narasimha are Hiranyakashipu-sodaraha, Prahlada-varadah, Sinhavadana, Namni-trata, Chakra-vartine, Krodhagna-preritahara-tiksam-kshatriyavargapradayaka, Dushtam bheeshanakratur jagatpala nilayahvaya Shree.

His forms and names instill power and courage in his devotees and protect them from all evil.

He is known for his fierce appearance as well as his compassionate nature towards those who seek refuge in him.

Narasimha is also believed to be the protector of the universe and destroyer of all negativity.

Worshipping him with devotion can bring blessings of strength and valor upon one’s life.

NARASIMHA JAYANTI PUJA RITUALS

  • Devotees wake up early in the morning and take a holy bath.
  • The day before, the Narasimha Jayanti devotees consume only a single meal.
  • The devotees are awake in the night and perform visarjan puja the next morning.
  • The fast is broken on the next day after sunrise when Chaturdashi Tithi is over.
  • If the Chaturdashi tithi is over, then the fast can be broken anytime after sunrise after performing the Jayanti rituals.
  • Then they wear clean clothes by lighting lamps with sesame or mustard oil.
  • People observe the fast by seeking forgiveness for any sins committed.
  • They consume vegetarian food that doesn’t have onion and garlic in it.
  • Later, devotees break their fast by donating and do Parana by consuming sattvic food.

Narasimha Jayanti Vrat (Fasting) Rules

Observing Narasimha Jayanti Vratam is deemed highly auspicious when Vaishakha Shukla Chaturdashi coincides with Swati Nakshatra on a Saturday.

Devotees eat only single meal one day before Narasimha Jayanti.

All type of grains and cereals are prohibited during Narasimha Jayanti fasting.

Parana, which means breaking the fast, is done next day at an appropriate time.

Narasimha Jayanti Significance

Narasimha incarnated as a half-man, half-lion symbolizing the balance between fury and compassion to put an end to religious persecution and reestablish dharma (righteousness) on Earth. 

Narasimha is renowned for safeguarding his devotee Prahlada and vanquishing the evil demon, Hiranyakashipu.

His form includes a human torso, a leonine face, and claws.

He disemboweled Hiranyakashipu on his lap.

Narasimha is revered as the deity of destruction, often referred to as Kala (time) or Mahakala (great-time), and is also associated with Yoga.

Narasimha Jayanti Rituals


On Narasimha Jayanti, devotees conduct special pujas for Lord Narasimha and Goddess Lakshmi, presenting offerings of coconuts, sweets, and fruits, and chanting holy mantras.

Traditionally, a fast is observed from sunrise on the day of Narasimha Jayanti until the sunrise of the following day.

Below are the main aspects:

  • Fasting: Devotees observe a fast from sunrise to sunset to purify their minds and bodies.
  • Puja (Worship): In temples and homes, special pujas are conducted to venerate Lord Narasimha. Devotees engage in offering prayers, chanting mantras, and reading holy scriptures.
  • Processions and Celebrations: Cultural festivities, including processions, enactments of the Narasimha avatar, and various music and dance performances, are vibrant displays of Hindu cultural heritage.
  • Distribution of Prasad: Devotees are given sanctified food (prasad) following the puja ceremony.
  • Spiritual Message: Narasimha Jayanti imparts teachings of devotion, safeguarding, and the victory of righteousness over malevolence.

Narasimha Jayanti

What is Narasimha Jayanti?

Narasimha Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of Lord Narasimha, the half-man, half-lion incarnation of Lord Vishnu also known as Vishnu narasimha Avatar.

It falls on the fourteenth day (Chaturdashi) in the bright fortnight (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu lunar month of Vaishakha.

Devotees observe this day with fasting, prayers, and devotional activities to seek the blessings of Lord Narasimha.

Significance of Narasimha Jayanti

Narasimha Jayanti holds immense significance in Hindu mythology and spirituality.

It symbolises the victory of good over evil and the protection of righteousness.

According to ancient scriptures, Lord Narasimha incarnated to vanquish the demon king Hiranyakashipu, who symbolised tyranny and oppression.

The Legend of Narasimha Jayanti

The legend of Narasimha Jayanti revolves around the fierce battle between Lord Narasimha and Hiranyakashipu.

Hiranyakashipu, fueled by his ego and desire for power, sought to establish himself as the supreme ruler and denied the existence of God.

However, his own son, Prahlada, was an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu.

Despite numerous attempts to dissuade Prahlada from his devotion, Hiranyakashipu’s efforts were in vain.

Enraged, Hiranyakashipu subjected Prahlada to various tortures, but his faith remained unshaken.

Finally, in a fit of fury, Hiranyakashipu challenged Prahlada to prove the existence of Vishnu, to which Prahlada replied that Vishnu resides in every atom of creation.

Incensed by Prahlada’s unwavering faith, Hiranyakashipu attempted to kill him.

At this moment, Lord Narasimha emerged from a pillar in the palace—a form neither human nor animal—granted by the boon that Hiranyakashipu would not be killed by man or beast, during the day or night, inside or outside, nor by any weapon. With his lion-like claws, Lord Narasimha tore apart Hiranyakashipu, thus fulfilling the conditions of the boon and restoring cosmic balance.

The Devotional Observance of Narasimha Jayanti

On Narasimha Jayanti, devotees wake up early, bathe, and adorn themselves in clean clothes.

They visit temples dedicated to Lord Narasimha, where special prayers and rituals are conducted. 

Fasting is observed throughout the day, with devotees abstaining from food and water until sunset.

In the evening, devotees gather to perform bhajans (devotional songs) and recite hymns in praise of Lord Narasimha.

The atmosphere is filled with fervent devotion as devotees seek the blessings of the divine protector.

The Spiritual Significance of Narasimha Jayanti

Narasimha Jayanti transcends its historical and mythological roots, holding profound spiritual significance for devotees.

It reminds them of the omnipresence of the divine and the triumph of righteousness over evil.

The fierce form of Lord Narasimha signifies the destruction of negative forces that threaten the harmony of the universe.

Consulting an Astrologer on Narasimha Jayanti

As Narasimha Jayanti approaches, many individuals seek guidance from astrologers to understand its astrological significance.

Astrologers offer insights into the auspicious timings for performing rituals and prayers, enhancing the spiritual potency of the observance.

Conclusion: Understanding the Significance of Narasimha Jayanti

Narasimha Jayanti  is a sacred occasion that invites devotees to immerse themselves in devotion and seek the blessings of Lord Narasimha.

It serves as a reminder of the eternal battle between good and evil and the ultimate victory of righteousness.

As we commemorate this auspicious day, let us invoke the divine presence of Lord Narasimha and strive to uphold the values of truth, righteousness, and compassion.

Trending FAQs: Understanding the Significance of Narasimha Jayanti

What is the significance of fasting on Narasimha Jayanti?

Fasting on Narasimha Jayanti is believed to cleanse the body and mind, allowing devotees to connect deeply with the divine.

Can anyone observe Narasimha Jayanti, or is it only for Hindus?

Narasimha Jayanti is primarily observed by Hindus, but people of all faiths are welcome to participate in its celebrations and seek spiritual inspiration.

Are there any specific rituals associated with Narasimha Jayanti?

Devotees often perform special rituals such as Abhishekam (ritual bathing of the deity), Homa (fire ritual), and recitation of Narasimha Kavacham (protective hymn) on Narasimha Jayanti.

How do I find the nearest temple dedicated to Lord Narasimha for Narasimha Jayanti celebrations?

You can use online directories or consult with local community members to locate temples dedicated to Lord Narasimha in your area.

History of Narasimha Jayanti:

Narasimha Jayanti celebrates the story from Hindu mythology about Lord Narasimha, who was Vishnu’s fourth avatar.

Narasimha was part-human and part-lion.

He appeared to save his devotee Prahlada and defeat the demon king Hiranyakashipu.

This event is symbolic, showing that goodness can defeat evil.

Narasimha emerged from a pillar at a time that was neither day nor night, and he destroyed the tyrant king.

The tale of Narasimha teaches us about the victory of good over evil and how the divine protects its devotees.

It reminds us that righteousness always prevails over unrighteousness.

Narasimha Jayanti  is a time to remember the balance in the universe and the kindness of the divine towards those who seek its shelter.

Significance

Narasimha Jayanti holds special importance for Hindus as it commemorates the divine appearance of Lord Narasimha, the protector of righteousness and devotees.

Additionally, this auspicious occasion signifies the victory of good over evil, as Narasimha emerged to vanquish the demon king Hiranyakashipu and protect his devotee Prahlada.

Furthermore, it serves as a reminder of the divine’s omnipresence and willingness to intervene in times of need, offering solace and protection to those who seek refuge in its grace.

For devotees, Narasimha Jayanti  is a time of prayer, reflection, and spiritual renewal. Additionally, it is an opportunity to invoke the blessings of Lord Narasimha for courage, strength, and protection against adversities.

By observing rituals and fasting on this day, it is believed to bring divine favor and blessings into one’s life.

Narasimha Jayanti  also fosters a sense of community and unity among devotees, who come together to celebrate the divine manifestations of Lord Narasimha and reaffirm their faith in the cosmic order of righteousness.

Celebrations of Narasimha Jayanti :

Celebrating Narasimha Jayanti is a joyous occasion filled with devotion and spiritual fervor among Hindus.

Firstly, devotees wake up early on this auspicious day.

Then, they cleanse themselves with a ritualistic bath and adorn themselves in traditional attire.

Afterward, they visit temples dedicated to Lord Narasimha, where organizers arrange special prayers, hymns, and discourses to honor the deity.

Additionally, many devotees observe fasts and offer flowers, fruits, and sweets to the deity as part of their worship.

The atmosphere during Narasimha Jayanti  is vibrant with the sounds of devotional songs, the aroma of incense, and the ringing of temple bells.

Additionally, devotees adorn temples with colorful decorations.

Furthermore, they participate in processions carrying images of Lord Narasimha.

Moreover, they organize community feasts where they come together to share meals and exchange greetings.

Overall, the celebrations foster a sense of unity and devotion among devotees, reinforcing their faith in the divine protection and blessings of Lord Narasimha.

Traditions and Rituals of Narasimha Jayanti :

Devotees across India observe Narasimha Jayanti  with various traditional customs and rituals that hold deep spiritual significance.

They follow these practices with great devotion to honor the divine incarnation of Lord Narasimha.

  1. Ritualistic Bath: Devotees start the day with a purifying bath to cleanse themselves physically and spiritually, symbolizing the removal of impurities and sins.
  2. Adorning Clean Attire: Wearing fresh, clean clothes signifies purity and devotion in the eyes of the deity on Narasimha Jayanti .
  3. Temple Visits: Devotees visit Narasimha temples to offer prayers, perform special pujas, and seek blessings from the deity for protection and prosperity.
  4. Fasting: Many devotees observe fasts on Narasimha Jayanti , abstaining from consuming grains and partaking in simple sattvic meals to purify the body and mind.
  5. Recitation of Sacred Texts: People believe that chanting holy scriptures like Vishnu Sahasranama and Narasimha Kavacham invokes divine blessings and protection.
  6. Offerings: Devotees make offerings of flowers, fruits, coconuts, and sweets to Lord Narasimha as a gesture of devotion and gratitude.
  7. Vigil: Some devotees observe a night vigil on the eve of Narasimha Jayanti , spending the night in prayer and meditation to honor the deity.

The traditions and rituals of Narasimha Jayanti  serve as a means for devotees to express their reverence and devotion to Lord Narasimha.

Through these practices, they seek divine blessings, purification of the mind and soul, and protection from adversities, reaffirming their faith in the omnipresent grace of the divine incarnation.

Best Places to Celebrate Narasimha Jayanti in India:

1. Ahobilam, Andhra Pradesh:

Ahobilam, nestled in the Nallamala Hills of Andhra Pradesh, is renowned for its nine Narasimha temples, each representing a different form of the deity. On Narasimha Jayanti , devotees embark on a pilgrimage to these temples, offering prayers and performing special rituals. The atmosphere reverberates with the chanting of hymns and the sound of conch shells as devotees seek the divine blessings of Lord Narasimha.

2. Yadagirigutta, Telangana:

Yadagirigutta, also known as Yadadri, is a sacred hill abode of Lord Narasimha in Telangana. Devotees flock to the temple atop the hill to celebrate Narasimha Jayanti  with fervor and devotion. Additionally, special pujas, abhishekams, and cultural programs are organized, accompanied by the melodious rendition of bhajans and kirtans. Furthermore, the highlight of the celebrations is the grand procession of Lord Narasimha’s idol, symbolizing his divine presence among his devotees.

3. Simhachalam, Andhra Pradesh:

Simhachalam, situated near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, is home to the renowned Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha temple. Narasimha Jayanti  is celebrated here with great enthusiasm and grandeur. Devotees throng to the temple to witness the elaborate rituals, including the abhishekam of the deity with various auspicious substances like milk, honey, and sandalwood paste. The temple premises resonate with the chanting of Vedic hymns and the aroma of incense, creating a spiritually charged ambiance.

4. Melukote, Karnataka:

Melukote, a picturesque town in Karnataka, steeped in mythology, is believed to be the birthplace of the saint Ramanujacharya. The Cheluvanarayana Swamy temple in Melukote dedicates itself to Lord Narasimha, attracting devotees from far and wide on Narasimha Jayanti. The festivities include colorful processions, traditional music and dance performances, and the distribution of prasadam to devotees. The serene surroundings of Melukote add to the spiritual experience of celebrating Narasimha Jayanti .

5. Narasimha Temples in Tamil Nadu:

Additionally, Tamil Nadu boasts several ancient temples dedicated to Lord Narasimha. Moreover, Narasimha Jayanti  is celebrated with great zeal in these temples. Furthermore, Temples like Namakkal, Singaperumal Koil, and Sholingur witness a surge of devotees on this auspicious day. In addition, devotees conduct special abhishekams, archanas, and homams to appease the deity and seek his blessings. Moreover, they enhance the festive atmosphere with vibrant decorations, melodious devotional songs, and the aroma of freshly prepared prasadam.

At these sacred destinations across India, people celebrate Narasimha Jayanti with traditional rituals, fervent prayers, and a deep sense of devotion, uniting devotees in their reverence for Lord Narasimha and his divine grace.

Some Mantras to Recite on Narasimha Jayanti :

Reciting mantras dedicated to Lord Narasimha is considered highly auspicious on this day. Some powerful mantras include:

  1. Narasimha Gayatri Mantra: Narasimha Gayatri Mantra is a potent invocation to Lord Narasimha. Seeking his divine presence and blessings, people chant the mantra, “Om Nrisimhaye Vidmahe Vajranakhaya Dhimahi Tanno Simhah Prachodayat.” By doing so, they aim to overcome obstacles, dispel fears, and attain courage and strength. Therefore, reciting this mantra with devotion on Narasimha Jayanti  can bring inner peace, protection, and spiritual upliftment to the devotee.
  2. Narasimha Maha Mantra: People revere the Narasimha Maha Mantra for its ability to bestow divine grace and protection. Chanting “Ugram Viram Maha Vishnum Jvalantam Sarvato Mukham Nrisimham Bhishanam Bhadram Mrityur Mrityum Namamyaham” with sincerity and faith is powerful. It can purify the mind and remove negative energies. Additionally, it can grant victory over adversities. These benefits are particularly emphasized when chanting on Narasimha Jayanti . This mantra is believed to instill courage, fortitude, and inner resilience in the devotee.
  3. Narasimha Ashtakam: Firstly, Sri Adi Shankaracharya composed the Narasimha Ashtakam. Furthermore, it is a sacred hymn extolling the virtues and divine attributes of Lord Narasimha. Additionally, each verse of this hymn glorifies the magnificence of the half-man, half-lion incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Moreover, it invokes his blessings for protection and liberation. Subsequently, reciting the Narasimha Ashtakam with devotion on Narasimha Jayanti can invoke the grace of Lord Narasimha. Consequently, it can dispel negativity and grant spiritual enlightenment. Lastly, it can also bestow divine blessings upon the devotee.

Chanting these mantras with sincerity, faith, and devotion on Narasimha Jayanti  can evoke the divine presence of Lord Narasimha and usher in auspiciousness, protection, and spiritual growth in the lives of devotees.


Narasimha Jayanti  
Tithi: Vaishakha Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi

Lord Narasimha – the 4th incarnation of Lord Vishnu appeared during the sunset on Chaturdashi of Vaisakha Shukla Paksha.

So this day is observed as Narasimha Jayanti. Lord Narasimha is the most fierce incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

He had come down to earth in this avatar to destroy the evil and bring in the good by destructing Demon Hiranyakashyap.

The story behind the Narasimha Jayanti

The most fearsome of them all the avatars was the Narasimha Avatar of Vishnu.

After killing Hiranyaksha by assuming the form of Varaha, Vishnu assumed the avatar Narasimha to kill Hiranyaksha’s brother, Hiranyakashyap who was also the father of Prahlad.

Prahlad was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu.

Why did Hiranyakashyap pray to Lord Brahma?

Hiranyakashyap was determined to avenge his brother’s death.

He went on an austere penance and impressed Brahma.

Brahma emerged and offered him a boon.

Without thinking twice, Hiranyakshipu asked Brahma for immortality.

Brahma was put on a spot and he said that he can’t really give him a boon of immortality but can surely bind his death with conditions.

The boons obtained by Hiranyakashyap

Hiranyakashyap thus asked Brahma to bless him with certain conditions which are listed under:

  • To not be killed by any living entities created by Brahma.
  • To not be killed by any living entities created by Brahma.
  • To not be killed with any residence or outside any residence.
  • To not be killed during daytime or night.
  • To be killed neither on the ground nor in the sky.
  • To be not killed by any weapon, living entity, or nonliving.
  • To bless him with no rival.

Brahma thus blessed him and vanished.

Hiranyakshipu believed that he had won over death.

The failed attempt at killing Prahlad

Worshipping the enemy of Daitya-Kul, i.e Vishnu made Prahlad a traitor and thus he invited his death.

Holika, his sister, and Prahlad’s aunt were given a boon by Shiva.

he boon let Holika be unaffected by fire(Agni).

In order to kill little Prahlad, Holika took him on her lap and sat on a pyre.

But things turned out quite unexpectedly and instead of burning Prahlad, the pyre burnt Holika alive and Prahlad remained untouched by the fire.

The Destruction of Hiranyakashyap

The killing of his sister enraged Hiranyakashyap and he kept getting more furious by the day.

He had reached his threshold and after many failed attempts to kill Prahlad, He asked Prahlad to worship him instead of worshipping Vishnu.

Prahlad refused to do so and instead told his father that he would only worship Vishnu, who was the most supreme being and was much above Hiranyakashyap.

This infuriated him and he asked Prahlad that if Vishnu was the supreme power and was omnipresent, would he present in the pillar that was in front of him.

Prahlad said that the Lord was present everywhere, even in you.

He took his mace and hit hard on the pillar to demolish it.

Out emerged from there Lord Vishnu in the avatar of Narasimha which was half-lion, half-man.

The lord advanced towards Hiranyakashyap, lifted him and placed him on his thighs, in the courtyard, and ripped his chest apart with his nails.

He was thus killed by the Lord in order to protect Prahlad, at twilight which was neither day nor night.

Therefore, in killing Hiranyakashyap, the boon was not excluded and he was killed by not a human or an animal or a demi-god but by a half-human, half-animal, without any real weapon as the avatar used his nails and he was killed not on the ground or in the sky but placed on the thigh of the Lord.

Puja Vidhi

On Narasimha Jayanti people observa a fast.

The guidelines for observing the fast are similar to Ekadashi fasting.

Before the day, devotees eat only one meal that should not include any kind of grains and cereals.

After the day of Jayanti is over, Parana is done the next day at the appropriate time.

During Madhyahna, the Hindu afternoon period, on Narasimha Jayanti day,  before sunset, devotees take Sankalp and perform Lord Narasimha Puja during Sanyakalp.

As it is believed that Lord Narasimha appeared during sunset while Chaturdashi was prevailing, it is best to keep a night vigil.

The Visarjan Puja is performed the next morning and so is the fast break after the puja and dana is given to the Brahmin.

Narasimha Jayanti Parana is done the next day when Chaturdashi Tithi is over after sunrise.

The fast is broken any time after sunrise after finishing Jayanti rituals if Chaturdashi Tithi gets over before sunrise.

If Chaturthi doesn’t get over till late and prevails beyond three-fourths of Dinamana which is the window between sunrise and sunset, then the fast is to be broken during the first half of Dinamana.

Significance

The story of Lord Narasimha signifies the triumph of good over evil.

Devotees who worship the deity by observing a fast on Narasimha Jayanti are believed to win over their enemies.

Their days of misfortune are believed to come to an end forces keep at bay their lives.

Observing a fast on that day to please Lord Narasimha also promises protection from diseases, abundance, courage, prosperity, and victory.

Narsimha Jayanti

Narasimha Jayanti is celebrated on the Vaishakha Shukla Chaturdashi by Hindus. Narsimha Jayanti is a festival to please Lord Narasimha (Lord Vishnu’s fourth incarnation).

God Narshima appeared as a half man and half lion to kill Hiranyakashipu demon.

He is popularly known as lion-man or half lion-half man incarnation.

This occasion is basically performed to solemnize the victory of Dharma over Adharma.

Narasimha Jayanti comes in the month of April –May that is Vaisakha according to Hindu calendar.

On the fourteenth day of Shukla Paksha, it is said that Narasimha came out of the pillar and killed Hiranyakashipu.

What is the story of Narasimha Jayanti?

According to old sayings, a man named Kashyap had a wife called ‘Diti’.

They had two children named Hiranyakashipu and Harinyaksha.

To protect mankind and Earth Harinyaksha was killed by Lord Vishnu.

His brother Hiranyakashipu was very annoyed by the death of his brother and decided to take revenge.

He prayed for a long time to Lord Brahma and took his blessing.

After getting the blessing he started ruling all Lokas including heavens.

Hiranyakashipu’s wife Kayadhu gave birth to a son named Prahalad.

Prahalad was a devotee of Lord Narayana, which was not liked by his father.

His father tried to distract him from praying Lord Narayana in many ways as he wanted him to become a demon and take revenge, but he failed every time because the ‘Prahlad’ was blessed by Lord Vishnu.

‘Holika’, the sister of Hiranyakashipu had a boon that she will never get burned by fire, so to make Prahlad demon, she set on fire with Prahlad on his lap but Holika got burnt and Prahalad was saved.

Hiranyakashipu was very angry after seeing all this.

Prahalad told him that the Lord resides in everything is present everywhere.

The angry father attacked a pillar near him and Lord Narasimha came out of it.

Hiranyakashipu had a boon that he cannot be killed by Deva, human or animal, cannot be killed in day or night and cannot be killed on earth or space and cannot be killed by weapons.

So God Vishnu took incarnation as Lord Narasimha who was a half lion and a half man and killed him with his nails by cutting the chest.

This is also believed that everyone who keeps fast on this day are blessed by Lord Narasimha.

How is Lord Narasimha worshipped on this day?

On Narasimha Jayanti , Lord Narasimha is worshipped with full enthusiasm.

People wake up very early in the morning and take a bath in Brahma Muhurat.

Then they wear clean clothes and pray to Lord Narasimha.

With Lord Narasimha, Goddess Laxmi is also prayed with dedication and devotion using flowers ,fruits, ‘kumkum’, five sweets, ‘kesar’, rice, coconut, ‘ganga jal’ etc.

People chant Narasimha mantra by using a Rudraksha mala and sitting in isolation.

They also donate gold, sesame seeds, clothes, etc. on Narasimha Jayanti. It is said that celebrating this occasion fulfilled all dreams and all problems are solved.

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