Narasimha Jayanti: The Day When Lord Vishnu Took a fearsome Avatara.

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Narasimha Jayanti will be commemorated on 17th May in 2019. This notable Jayanti is observed as a major sacred observation by the Hindu followers on Shukla Chaturdashi of Vaishakha Month according to the Hindu calendar. Lord Narasimha is a horrendous manifestation of Lord- Vishnu who was a half man and half lion Avatara. Pre-dominantly, this is celebrated as the birth festival of God Narasimha in Hinduism.

Narasimha Jayanti Muhurat:-

Madhyahna Sankalp Time: 10:14 to 13:01

Sanyakal Puja Time: 15:49 to 18:36

(Duration = 2 Hours 47 Mins)

On 18th,

Parana Time for Narasimha Jayanti: After 07:41

On Parana Day,

Chaturdashi End Moment: 07:41

Chaturdashi Tithi Begins: 09:34 on 17/May/2019

Chaturdashi Tithi Ends = 07:40 on 18/May/2019

, Hiranyakashipu

Legends hold it, on this sacred observance, Lord Vishnu who is an incarnation of Lord- Krishna took a manifestation of a deity- Narasimha in order to shield his dearest devotee- Prahlad from his extremely cruel and wicked Father- Hiranyakashypu.

Let’s now read the full Story of the occurrence in detail which took place on this day:

Mythology says: Being half-lion and half-man, Lord Narasimha had incredible power and intensity. He was indeed famous as one of the prime incarnations of Lord Vishnu (Krishna). Several epics and folk-tales describe the legendary story about Hiranyakashypu and how he got killed by Vishnu fierce epitome.  This Avatara of Lord Vishnu has been illustrated in Hindu mythology.

In bygone days, a monk whose name was- Kashyap used to live along with his wife named- Diti. They had two sons- Harinyaksha and Hiranyakashipu. Once, Lord Vishnu slayed Harinyaksha to protect the Earth and the Human lives.

Hiranyakashipu felt frightful and could not tolerate the death of his brother. He planned to take revenge with Lord- Vishnu as soon as he could. He observed strict penances to impress Lord Brahma. Later on, he appeared and blessed him with the boon, he wished.  With his blessings, Hiranyakashipu has reigned courageously in all 14 Lokas of the Universe. He also tried his hands overruling in the heavens.

Due to his violence, Gods (Devas) in the Heaven became vulnerable and unarmed. They could not even do anything about Hiranyakashipu’s enormities and abomination. Simultaneously, Hiranyakashipu’s wife- Kayadhu gave birth to a son who they named- Prahlad. Unlike his father, the small kid was not into monstrosity and wrong-doings instead was wholeheartedly devoted and dedicated towards Lord Narayana with all his hearts. With his endless efforts, Prahlad did not get diverted and disturbed towards outrage. He always wanted to make him a real demon and never allowed him to worship any God.

Prahlad was so much staunched towards his God and never stopped worshipping him. Lord Vishnu’s abundantly showered his blessings and always saved him with his father’s violation. In Anger, one-day Hiranyakashipu endeavored to burn Prahlad in Fire.  He made Prahlad sit on the lap of his Sister-Holika. She was blessed with a boon that the flames and fire would never burn his body. However, Holika was burnt alive and Prahlad was not even left with a scar. With this influence, Hiranyakashipu got very enraged and started worshipping Lord Vishnu immediately. In the meantime, he also convinced Prahlad to ask his beloved God’s to appear.

Prahalad replied: “The Almighty Lord is present everywhere and in everything”.

Hiranyakashipu answered in return: “Does your God reside in this Pillar”?

He nodded: “Yes”

Hiranyakashipu exclamatory Asked Prahlad to call his Lord into the Pillar as soon as he can and without a second thought, He attacked the pillar with a force. With this impact, Lord Narasimha occurred in front of him. Lord Narasimha held him on his legs and killed him vigorously by scratching his chest with his sharped and pointed nails. Lord Narasimha granted a boon and blessed for a godlike, divine life to Prahlad. Hence, this day is celebrated as Narasimha Jayanti.

Significance of This Divine day

Devotees observe a fast on this propitious day to get enormous blessings from their dearest God. They bestow reverence to Lord- Vishnu and Lord- Krishna by following various rituals and the traditional customs.

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They should also recite this mantra to get rid of all the hustles in his/her life. It reduces the obstacles and relieves one from all the problem and hustles.

Narasimha Mantra:

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

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