Narasimha Jayanti

Narasimha Jayanti 2022: History and significance of the day

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The Hindu festival of Narasimha Jayanti is very important. On Vaisakh Chaturdashi (the 14th day) of the Shukla Paksha, this auspicious day is lavishly honoured. This year’s Narasimha Chaturdashi, also known as Narasimha Chaturdashi, will take place on Saturday, May 14th.

According to legend, Lord Vishnu came in the shape of Narasimha (half lion, half man) on this day to destroy Demon Hiranyakashipu. He came with a lion’s face and characteristics but a human physique. Lord Narasimha is Lord Vishnu’s fourth incarnation or avatar.

The Sayana Kala puja takes place between 4:29 and 7:05 p.m. (duration: 2 hours 36 mins). The Parana hour for Narasimha Jayanti on the next day (15 May) is after 12:45 pm.

From 11:17 a.m. until 1:53 p.m., the Madhyahna Sankalp is held. The tithi begins at 3:22 p.m. on May 14 and finishes at 12:45 p.m. on May 15.

History and Importance

Lord Narasimha was instrumental in the assassination of the demon Hiranyakashipu. According to legend, Lord Narasimha arrived on Vaisakh Chaturdashi at sunset to destroy the demon, which is why his puja is exclusively conducted during those hours.

The only goal of Narasimha Jayanti is to cleanse oneself of adharma (wickedness) and return to the path of dharma (righteousness). This indicates that you are on the right track and are not harming anyone. Lord Vishnu devotees see Narasimha Jayanti as a very fortunate day. They normally fast, do puja, and sing mantras, with some taking a sacred bath in the Ganga.