Vamana Jayanti is observed on the 12th waxing lunar day of the Bhadrapada month. It is dedicated to honoring Lord Vishnu’s incarnation as Lord Vamana.

Vamana Jayanti Timings

New York, USA – 25th Sep, 2023
Dwadashi Tithi Begins – 07:30 PM on Sep 25, 2023
Dwadashi Tithi Ends – 04:15 PM on Sep 26, 2023

Chennai, India – 26th Sep, 2023
Dwadashi Tithi Begins – 05:00 AM on Sep 26, 2023
Dwadashi Tithi Ends – 01:45 AM on Sep 27, 2023

London, UK – 26th Sep, 2023
Dwadashi Tithi Begins – 05:00 AM on Sep 26, 2023
Dwadashi Tithi Ends – 01:45 AM on Sep 27, 2023

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The Legend of Lord Vamana

Lord Vamana is revered as the fifth avatar of Lord Vishnu, born to the sage Kashyap and Goddess Aditi. This divine incarnation is intrinsically connected to the planet Jupiter, associated with wisdom and prosperity.

In this avatar, Lord Vishnu undertook the monumental task of aiding the devas, who had been deprived of their kingdom by the demon king Mahabali, a staunch devotee of Lord Vishnu himself. Despite Mahabali’s devotion, his reign was characterized by an imbalance of power and cosmic order, necessitating divine intervention to restore harmony and justice.

Birth of Lord Vamana

Lord Vamana was born when the moon transited through Shravana Nakshatra, during the auspicious time of Abhijit Muhurta. This Nakshatra is governed by Lord Vishnu himself, creating a divine synchronicity.

One of the symbols of the Shravana Nakshatra is the “3 foot steps”, a motif that is central to the narrative of Lord Vamana. In the story, Vamana, in his dwarf form, requests three paces of land from King Mahabali and then expands to cover Earth, Heaven, and the Netherworld in three steps, symbolizing the cosmic dimensions of his divine being.

Vamana Jayanti Rituals

  1. Mantra Chanting: During the Abhijit Muhurta, you can chant the mantra “Aum Namo Bhagavate Trivikramaya” 108 times, invoking the blessings and protection of Lord Vamana.
  2. Puja Ceremony: A simple yet heartfelt Puja is performed in honor of Lord Vamana. You can offer a lamp, incense, food, water, Chandan, and flowers as a gesture of reverence and devotion.
  3. Donations: Making donations on this day is considered extremely meritorious, fostering a spirit of generosity and compassion.
  4. Recitation of Vishnu Sahasranama: You can engage in the recitation or listening of the Vishnu Sahasranama – the thousand names of Lord Vishnu, fostering a deeper connection with the deity.
  5. Reflection and Storytelling: In the evening, you can gather with friends and family to contemplate the teachings imparted by Sri Vamana and to share his tales, fostering a sense of community and shared spirituality.

Vamana Jayanti serves as a beacon of spiritual enlightenment, encouraging devotees to walk the path of righteousness and to embody the virtues of humility, wisdom, and devotion exemplified by Lord Vamana. As we approach this sacred day, let us prepare ourselves to immerse in the divine blessings and teachings that this festival bestows upon us.

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