Indian Festivals

Narsimha Jayanti Customs and Traditions

Narsimha Jayanti Customs and Traditions

On this day, special prayers to the Lord Narasimha are offered during Pradosha period; it is considered very effective. Devotees also offer him Arghya chanting the following mantra: 

Parithraynaya Saadhunaam Jaatho Vishnornrikesari,

Gruhnarghyam Maya Dattam SaLakshamirNrihari: swayam.

Many devotees observe fast on the day and offer Jaggery and gram to the deity. Some devotees offer alms to the poor. It is believed that whoever observes Narasimha Jayanti reached the abode of gods, Vaikuntha, after death.