Sri Narasimha Jayanti is the appearance day of Lord Narasimha, the half-lion half-man incarnation of Supreme Lord Krishna, who appeared to protect Prahlada from his demoniac father Hiranyakashipu.
Hiranyakashipu received a special benediction from Lord Brahma that he could not be killed by any human being, demigod, or animal or any other entities; he could not be killed by any kind of weapons, neither during day nor night. So, the Lord appeared in half-man half-lion form and killed him with His nails at twilight, thus satisfying all the conditions.
Narasimhadeva appeared at dusk on the Shukla Chaturdashi (fourteenth day of the bright fortnight) in the month of Vaishakha (May).
At ISKCON Hubli-Dharwad, At ISKCON Hubli-Dharwad, Sri Narasimha Jayanti is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm every year at ISKCON Hubli-Dharwad.
The festival starts in the evening around 6pm with Narasimha Kirtan followed by Tulasi arati. Sri Lakshmi Narasimha deity is then mounted on a pallaki and taken on a stroll through the temple gardens.
A grand abhishekam follows the Pallakki Utsav, with the blowing of auspicious conchshell. The Maha-Abhishekam is followed by Pravachan. Chappan Bhog is offered to Their Lordships. The next item of the day’s program is an elaborate arati to the deities.
All the devotees who assemble to celebrate this auspicious occasion of Sri Narasimha Jayanti are served with sumptuous prasadam
This year we are celebrating Sri Narasimha Jayanti on Thursday, 4th May 2023.