Narasimha Jayanthi – May 26th 2010

Narasimha Jayanthi which is celebrated on May 26th 2010


This day signifies the appearance of Lord Narasimha on the planet. Lord Narasimha is the fourth and the greatest incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He is believed to have appeared to protect his devotee, Prahlada, from his father Hiranyakashyapu .

If you listen to the song ” Narashima Nembo davana” posted on youtube, there is a paragraph which explains how Lord Narashima came from the pillar. Hiranyakashyapu pointed out at a pillar in his palace and asked Prahalada whether Lord Vishnu was present in it pillar. Prahalada who was a great devotee said yes. Next, you know Hiranyakashyapu uses his Gadha and broke open the pillar and there emerged our Lord Narasimha who than slained the Hiranyakashyapu using his sharp paws.

The day signifies the triumph of good over evil and the eagerness of the lord to protect his devotees from evil.

Here is the link for the song Narashima Nembo Devana on Lord Shri Lakshmi Narashima


9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by KUMARASWAMY on May 7, 2009 at 4:28 am

    dear all, it was on this holy day of nrusimha jayanthi that the almighty, all pervading,omnipresent lord vishnu manifested in the form of nara+ simha on seeing the horrified hiranyakasipu said “UGRAM VEERAM MAHAVISHNNUM JWALANTHAM SARVATHOMUKHAM NRUSIMHAM BHHEESHANAM BHADRAM MRUTYU MRUTYUHU NAMAAMYAHAM”

    may the lord bless us all

    Thanks for the updates and also the sloka.


  2. Posted by ArchanaSantosh on May 14, 2010 at 8:42 am

    hi meera
    well once again thanks for the information.our kuladevatha is gurunarasimha and this time iam going to celebrate narasimha jayanthi.thanks to you.well what are we supposed to do on that day for the pooja?can i have the details please.


  3. Posted by meeraghu on May 14, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Hi ArchanaSantosh,
    There are several homas which are preformed and should be done by priests. So, in order to participate, visit a temple.
    In my case, I place the photo of the Lord, do the normal pooje, apply haldi, kumkum, flowers, offer coconut, fruits to the Lord, do aarathi and sing devotional songs on the lord.

    Prepare food which has no onion or garlic.


    • Posted by shyla on May 14, 2010 at 1:13 pm

      Also please read ‘Narasimha Nakha stuti’ composed by Sri Madhwacharya .
      It is also said that this narasimha nakha stuti is a very special one as the whole narasimha avatara has
      been mentioned in very few lines.
      Let us pray lord Lakshmi Narasimha with this stuti for peace and happiness.
      Let us pray the lord to give us gnana, bhakthi and viragya.


  4. Posted by meeraghu on May 14, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Thanks so much. I found the lyrics and also an audio for “Narasimha Nakha Stuthi”. I will post it tomorrow. Appreciate it very much.


  5. Posted by shyla on May 14, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Hi meera,

    Thanks for your reply and also taking interest to post the stuti so fast.
    You are doing a great service and i always look forward for your new postings.
    there is one more thing that i always wanted to discuss with you.
    Its about rangoli before the god.I have seen many madhwa houses with so many different rangolies
    before god.My mom had her own rangolies like gopadma, lakshmi hejje, krishna before cow, vayu devru etc etc.
    It would be greatly appreciated if you could post the pictures of rangolies put before god and the significance of them.

    thank you and have a wonderful weekend,


  6. Posted by meeraghu on May 15, 2010 at 7:05 am

    I used to draw those rangolis myself. Have misplaced them while moving. I have to borrow from my Sister, scan or somehow move it to the web site. I will definitely post them,

    Thanks again for your comments. As always appreciate it very much.


  7. Posted by Padmaja on May 15, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Dear Meera,

    “Narasaimha Naga Stuti” was composed by Madhvacharya to add glory to “Vayu Stuti” written by Trivikramapandithacharya. Hence the name “Hari Vayu stuti”. It is always recited before and after “Vayu Stuti” by persons with upanayana samskara. Please confirm with some one if it is OK for any one to recite “Narasimha Naga Stuti” ..


  8. Posted by Vijay Srinivasan on May 17, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    You are right Padmaja.

    Not everyone can recite Hari-Vayu Stuthi and hence “Narasimha Nakha Sthithi” can be recited only by males who have gone through the Upanayana samskara.

    Can you please check with your local mutt or temple and revert?


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