Narasimha Jayanti is a sacred Hindu festival that celebrates the incarnation of Lord Vishnu in the form of Narasimha, the half-man, half-lion avatar. This festival is observed on the fourteenth day of the waxing moon in the Hindu month of Vaishakha, which typically falls in late April or early May
Lord Narasimha is connected to the planet Mars and worshipping HIM bestows courage, valor and protection.
Lord Vishnu incarnated in this form to protect his devotee Prahlad.
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The Devotion of Prahlad
The story of Narasimha begins with the demon king Hiranyakashipu, who was granted a boon by Lord Brahma that made him nearly invincible. Hiranyakashipu became arrogant and believed himself to be a god, demanding that everyone worship him instead of the gods. However, his son Prahlad was a devout worshipper of Lord Vishnu, which angered Hiranyakashipu. He attempted to kill Prahlad multiple times but failed.
Finally, Hiranyakashipu challenged Prahlad to prove that Lord Vishnu existed. Prahlad declared that Lord Vishnu was present everywhere, even in the very pillars of the palace. Hiranyakashipu then struck a pillar with his mace, and Lord Vishnu emerged from it in the form of Narasimha. Narasimha killed Hiranyakashipu, saving Prahlad and restoring order to the world.
Narasimha Jayanti celebrates the victory of good over evil and the triumph of devotion over arrogance. It is believed that praying to Narasimha on this day can bring blessings, protection, and prosperity.
Remedies to strengthen Mars on Narasimha Jayanti
- Chant the mantra – Aum Namo Bhagavate Narasimhaya 108 times. Do this during Mars hora for powerful results.
- Listen to or chant the Vishnu Sahasranama.
- Make a sweet rice pudding (payasam) and offer it to the divine. This is a great remedy for Mars related problems.
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- Chant the Ugram Veeram Narasimha Mantra
Pandit Sanjay Rath gives a beautiful translation of this mantra on his website (srath.com)
उग्रं वीरम् महाविष्णुं ज्वलन्तं सर्वतो मुखम्।
नृसिंहं भीषणं भद्रं मृत्युर्मृत्युं नमाम्यहं॥
ugraṁ vīram mahāviṣṇuṁ jvalantaṁ sarvato mukham|
nṛsiṁhaṁ bhīṣaṇaṁ bhadraṁ mṛtyurmṛtyuṁ namāmyahaṁ||
- ugraṁ – ferocious, terrible
- vīram – brave, heroic
- mahā-viṣṇuṁ – the Supreme the cause of creation who permeates everything
- jvalantaṁ – fiery, brilliant
- sarvato mukham – facing all directions implying protection from evils coming from everywhere
- nṛsiṁhaṁ – Lord Nrsimha
- bhīṣaṇaṁ – terrific, formidable, frightening
- bhadraṁ – blessed, auspicious, fortunate
- mṛtyur mṛtyuṁ – He is death (end) to death itself i.e. freedom from the cycles of death in mṛtyu loka. mokSa itself means mo (negation or reversal, end) and kṣa (laya)
- namāmy ahaṁ – I offer my respectful obeisances unto Him