Narasimha Jayanti 2022: Date, Story, Significance and Mantra

Lord Narasimha Jayanti 2022
Narasimha Jayanti 2022: Narasimha Jayanti is an important Hindu religious festival. According to Drik Panchang, this day is celebrated on the 14th day (Chaturdashi Tithi) of Shukla Paksha in the month of Vaishakha. This year, it will be observed on Saturday, 14th May 2022.
As per the Hindu Scriptures, Lord Narasimha is the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. According to the Hindu Mythology, there was a king, whose named was Hiranyakashyap, who considered himself as a God but his son named Prahalad, who was the great devotee of Lord Vishnu, refused to accept his father as a God and continued worshipping Lord Vishnu. Hiranyakashyap tried to kill his son Prahalad many a times but each time he got saved by the Lord Vishnu. As Hiranyakashyap was blessed that he could not be killed by any human, animal or demon, neither on the earth nor in the sky, neither in the day nor in the night, neither outside of home nor inside. One day, when Hiranyakashyap crossed all his limits and challanged Prahalad to prove that Lord Narasimha is the most powerful. Lord Vishnu took birth as Narasimha who was half human and half lion to kill the demon Hiranyakashyap.
It is believed that those who worship Lord Narsimha with the full devotion, Lord Narasimha removes all the obstacle from the life of devotees. The devotees who are facing fear problem, loss of confidence, enemy problem and those who want to become extrovert, they must worship Lord Narasimha. On this auspicious day of Lord Narasimha Jayanti, the devotees must visit to the Lord Narasimha Temple, observe fast, offer sweets and fruits to Lord Vishnu. It is believed that Lord Narasimha appeared in Guadhooli time i.e. an evening time just before the sunset.
Lord Narasimha recognised himself in many forms and distinguished in different postures. There are more than 74 forms of Lord Narasimha in which 9 forms are consider as major forms of Lord Narasimha which is called as Nav Narasimha.
Nine Forms of Lord Nava Narasimha
1. Ugra Narasimha also known as Ahobila Narasimha in fierce form
2. Vira Narasimha
3. Kopa Narasimha
4. Kruddh Narasimha
5. Vilamba Narasimha
6. Yoga Narasimha who blessed Lord Brahma
7. Aghora Narasimha
8. Sudarsana Narasimha
9. Laxmi Narasimha also known as Malola Narasimha or Prahalad Varada Narasimha.
Andhra Pradesh is the only place in India where all the nine forms of Lord Narasimha are worshipped in Narasimha Swami Temple. Ahovalam is said to be the place where Lord Vishnu accepted the Narasimha Avatar and where the Lord Narasimha killed Hiranyakashyap and saved Bhakt Prahalad.
Narsimha Gayatri Mantra
Om Ugra Narasimhaye Vidmahe,
Vajra Nakhaye Dheemahi !
Tanno Narasimha Prachodayat !!
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