When is Narasimha Jayanti 2024: Know the Date, Time, Rituals, and Importance
When is Narasimha Jayanti 2024: Know the Date, Time, Rituals, and Importance

Narasimha Jayanti, celebrated from May 21, 2024, honors Lord Narasimha, an avatar of Lord Vishnu, and holds deep religious significance for Hindus, particularly in South India. This festival occurs on the Chaturdashi Tithi of Shukla Paksha in the Vaishakha month. The puja time is from 03:40 PM to 06:18 PM, during which devotees pray for protection from hidden enemies and negative energies.

Date and Time for Narasimha Jayanti 2024

Chaturdashi Tithi Begins: May 21, 2024, at 05:39 PM

Chaturdashi Tithi Ends: May 22, 2024, at 06:47 PM

Evening Puja Time: May 22, 2024, from 03:40 PM to 06:18 PM

Afternoon Resolution Time: May 22, 2024, from 10:25 AM to 01:02 PM

Parana (Breaking the Fast): May 23, 2024, at 05:09 AM

Significance of Narasimha Jayanti

Narasimha Jayanti is dedicated to Lord Narasimha, the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The name Narasimha combines "Nara" (human) and "Simha" (lion), symbolizing his half-human, half-lion form. This festival marks the birth of Lord Narasimha, who appeared on Chaturdashi Tithi in the Vaishakha month to protect his devotee, Prahalad, and signify the triumph of good over evil. Celebrated with great enthusiasm, especially in South India, devotees pray to Lord Narasimha to seek relief from hidden enemies, negative energy, and anxiety.

The Legend of Narasimha

According to Hindu scriptures, King Hiranyakashyap declared himself the supreme god, but his son Prahalad remained a devout follower of Lord Vishnu. Despite numerous attempts by Hiranyakashyap to kill his son, Lord Vishnu protected Prahalad. The king had a boon that he couldn't be killed by human, animal, or demon, neither on earth nor in the sky, nor during day or night. Ultimately, Lord Narasimha, in his unique form, killed Hiranyakashyap, thus saving Prahalad and symbolizing the victory over evil.

Rituals of Narasimha Jayanti

On Narasimha Jayanti, devotees wake up early and take a holy bath. They place an idol of Lord Narasimha or Lord Vishnu on a wooden plank, bathe the idol with panchamrit (a mixture of milk, curd, honey, ghee, and sugar), and dress it in new clothes and jewelry. A diya (lamp) is lit with desi ghee, and offerings of flowers, five types of fruits, dry fruits, and homemade sweets like kheer or halwa are made. Devotees chant Lord Narasimha's mantra and visit temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu, offering Tulsi garlands to seek blessings.

Narasimha Jayanti is a day of great spiritual significance for Hindus, marked by fervent worship, rituals, and the celebration of divine protection and the victory of good over evil.

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