Today – May 13, 2014 – is Narasimha Jayanti – Narasimha Chaturdashi


Today, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, is observed as Narasimha Jayanti – also known as Narasimha Chaturdashi. Narasimha Avatar is the fourth incarnation of Hindu God Vishnu and is popularly known as ‘man-lion’ or ‘half man – half lion’ incarnation. The main aim of the Narasimha incarnation was to end the tyranny of Hiranyakashipu and restore the path of Dharma. Prahlada, the young son of Hiranyakashipu and an ardent devotee of Vishnu, paved the way for the removal of Adharma.

The avatar of Narasimha also proves that intense and self sacrificing devotion of devotees will be answered by the Supreme Truth.

It is observed on the Shukla Paksha Chaturadshi (14th day during the waxing phase of moon) in Vaishakh month.

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