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Lemon Offering to Narasimha Avatar of Vishnu

Whole lemon is offered to Narasimha Avatar of Vishnu in some regions in India. Narasimha is the fourth avatar of Vishnu. Special puja and worship is offered to this incarnation on Phalgun Shukla Paksha Dwadashi (12th day during the waxing phase of phalgun month (February – March) and on Narasimha Jayanti (also known as Narasimha Chaturdashi in Vaishakh month).

Lemon is offered to Narasimha by those people who have fear of accidents.

It is also a good offering for people whose work involves high risk.


Eight lemons are offered to Narasimha after smearing it with sindhoor to avoid accidents in life.

Lemon and leaf garland is offered for early cure of diseases.

Eleven lemons are offered for victory over enemies.