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Narasimha Jayanti

Nrisingh Jayanti Special Audio

ॐ उग्रं वीरं महाविष्णुं ज्वलन्तं सर्वतोमुखम् ।
नृसिंहं भीषणं भद्रं मृत्युमृत्युं नमाम्यहम् ॥

O fierce and heroic Mahavishnu, your flames and heat spread in all directions.
O Lord Narasimhadeva, your mouth is omnipresent, you are the Yama of death and I surrender to you.

Who is Lord Nrisingh?

Lord Narasimha/ Nrisingh is considered to be the fiercest incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Narasimha or Narasigha Nar, the unitary form of man and lion is Narasimha incarnation. The human body is thought to have the fierce shape of a lion's head and anger like a lion. Devotee Prahlad is the son of Holika's brother who cites when we celebrate the burning of Holi.

Pauranik Relevance of Narshimha Avataar
After the death of King Kashyapa, his eldest son Hiranyaksha became king, but he was a very cruel king. When the chain of his sins and cruelty crossed the line, Lord Varaha annihilated and killed him. Hiranyakashipu asked Lord Mahadev for the gift of immortality, which Lord Mahadev refused.Knowing this, Hiranyakashipu devised a plan and asked for another gift, and said:

न म भित्र मरूँ, न बाहिर ।
न भूमीमा, न आकाशमा, न जलमा मरूँ ।।

न अस्त्रले मरूँ, न शस्त्रले ।
न मनुष्यको हाथले मरूँ, न पशुद्वारा मरूँ ।।

I will not die inside or outside.
Neither on earth, nor in heaven, nor water.
Don't die with weapons, don't die with arms.
Let me not die at the hands of men, nor let me die at the hands of animals.

At this request of Hiranyakashipu, Lord Mahadev became introspective. Having received this gift, he now considered himself immortal and declared himself God. Sometime later, a child named Prahlad was born in the palace of Hiranyakashipu. Prahlad began to understand his father's claim of being a god and rejected the illusion that his father was God.

Hiranyakashipu made many attempts to remind me that I am God, there is no other God in this world, but Prahlad was never ready to accept his father's words. When no solution was found, the demonic king Hiranyakashipu, angry with his son Prahlad's faith and devotion to God, used to try to kill Prahlad by inflicting many sorrows and tortures on him, creating many obstacles in his attention and devotion.

Hiranyakashipu and his son Prahlada
One day, Hiranyakashipu tied his son Prahlada to a pillar of the palace and struck him with a sword. Then the pillar exploded and with a roar, Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of Narasimha with half body male and half body lion.

Infuriated by the extreme torture inflicted on the devotee Prahlada by Hiranyakashipu, Lord Narasimha carried Hiranyakashipu on his lap and in the twilight evening, the lion's sharp claws tore his stomach. The followers of Vedic Sanatan Dharma, have a tradition of fasting on this day for good fortune to this strange God. Since Lord Vishnu took the incarnation of Narasimha on this day, this day is being celebrated as Narasimha Jayanti.
Best wishes

-Suyog Dhakal

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