Narasimha Jayanti: The Day When Lord Vishnu Re-Incarnated As Narasimha
Narasimha Jayanti is highly auspicious to the Hindus and is celebrated on Vaisakh Chaturdashi i.e the 14th day of the Shukla Paksha. Narasimha Jayanti is celebrated to remove any kind of negative energies from life and to stay away from wrong deeds and to follow justice. It is the ideal day to remove hidden negative energies that can take a heavy toll on your health, career, finance, business, love, or even your family. You can also access the Free 2020 Yearly Report to know how the planetary transits may impact important life areas.
Now, let's see the story, rituals, significance, and important dates associated with Narasimha Jayanti 2020:
What is Narasimha Jayanti?
Narasimha Jayanti is the appearance day of Lord Narasimha, the fourth incarnation of Supreme Lord Vishnu. On this day, Lord Vishnu had re-incarnated himself as Narasimha (half man and half lion or the Lion Man Avatar) to protect his devotee Prahlad and kill the demon king Hiranyakashipu. That is why this day is celebrated as the Narasimha Jayanti.
Narasimha Jayanti Story
As per the tradition, there lived a Rishi (seer) in ancient India called Kashyap. Kashyap and his wife Diti had two sons, Hiranyaksh and Hiranyakashipu. It is believed that Hiranyaksh was killed by an earlier reincarnation of Vishnu, the Varaha (Boar) Avatar. Then, Hiranyakashipu vowed to avenge the killing of Hiranyaksh. So, in his resolve to defeat Lord Vishnu, Hiranyakashipu performed intense Tapasya (austere penance) and by pleasing Lord Brahma procured the boon of turning unconquerable.
Hiranyakashipu began to misuse his newly acquired power. He acquired control over heaven using his foul means and began to harass the Devtas (demigods), Rishis (seers), and Munis (ascetics). Around that time Hiranyakashipu's wife Kayadhu gave birth to a baby boy who was named Prahlad.
In spite of being born in the family of demons, Prahlad was a devotee of Lord Vishnu. In spite of his father's reprimand, Prahlad continued to worship Lord Vishnu. This enraged Hiranyakashipu who ultimately decided to kill his own son. Hiranyakashipu's several attacks on Prahlad failed because of Lord Vishnu's grace. Feeling helpless, Hiranyakashipu decided to burn Prahlad alive. Thus, Prahlad was made to sit in the fire along with his aunt (Bua) Holika. Holika had the boon that she could not be burnt in the fire. However, by the virtue of Lord Vishnu's Leela (God's play of situations), Holika burnt and died in the fire while Prahlad came out of the fire without getting injured. Hiranyakashipu was very angry after this.
Then, Hiranyakashipu got hold of Prahlad and asked him in a fit of anger, “Where is your God?” and banged his weapon hard on the pillar and asked Prahlad to show him his God. Just then, to Hiranyakashipu's utter surprise, Lord Narasimha, the fourth Avatar of Vishnu, emerged out of the pillar. 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 by weapons. Thus, Lord Vishnu came in the form of half-man and half-lion - Narasimha. He took Hiranyakashipu in his lap and killed him by tearing his chest with his sharp nails.
When Is Narsimha Jayanti 2020?
This year, Narasimha Jayanti will be celebrated on 6th May 2020 (Wednesday).
Important Dates and Timings of Narasimha Jayanti 2020
Sunrise: 6.17 AM (6th May)
Sunset: 6.13 PM (6th May)
Chaturdashi Tithi Begins: 9.51 PM on 5th May
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends: 6.14 PM on 6th May
Madhyahna Sankalp Time: 11.03 AM to 1.26 PM (6th May)
Narasimha Jayanti Sanyakal Puja Time: 3.50 PM to 6.13 PM (6th May)
Parana Time: After 6.17 AM (7th May)
What to do on Narsimha Jayanti 2020?
There are certain rituals that are to be performed on Narasimha Jayanti to get the blessings of Lord Vishnu.
On this day, one should wake before the sunrise. After bathing, he/she should begin the worship of Lord Narasimha. He/she should chant the necessary mantras and offer sandalwood powder (Chandan), saffron (Kesar), coconut (Nariyal), fruits, flowers, and so on. After that, the devotee should recite Narasimha Gayatri Mantra in the Puja room. Those devotees who keep fast should give charity in the form of til, gold as per their affordability.
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Significance Of Narasimha Jayanti 2020
The purpose of Narasimha Jayanti is to remove Adharm and to follow the path of Dharam. One who keeps fast on Narasimha Jayanti and prays to him with a true mind, his/her all wishes are fulfilled. Additionally, it is believed that if anyone is aggressive, and hostile to others, then one should observe Narasimha Jayanti and it will make them calm. Lord Narasimha saves the devotee from the evil eyes and conspiracies and removes all the negative energies from life.
With Ganesha’s Grace,
The GaneshaSpeaks.com Team