Sri Narasimha Jayanti is the appearance day of Lord Narasimha, the half-lion half-man incarnation of Supreme Lord Krishna, who appeared to protect Prahlada from his demoniac father Hiranyakashipu.
Hiranyakashipu received a special benediction from Lord Brahma that he could not be killed by any human being, demigod, or animal or any other entities; he could not be killed by any kind of weapons, neither during day nor night. So, the Lord appeared in half-man half-lion form and killed him with His nails at twilight, thus satisfying all the conditions.
Narasimhadeva appeared at dusk on the Shukla Chaturdashi (fourteenth day of the bright fortnight) in the month of Vaishakha (May). Devotees fast till dusk on this day.
We invite you all to participate in the celebrations online and seek the blessings of Sri Prahlada Narasimha.
Sri Narasimha Jayanti Celebrations
Under the prevailing situation of pandemic, we will be observing Sri Narasimha Jayanti festival this year, on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, to celebrate the divine appearance of Lord Narasimha.
All devotees are requested to demonstrate their respect for the government restrictions on moving out from home as responsible citizens.
Resident devotees on Hare Krishna Hill will conduct the festival, respecting the social distancing norms. The devotees shall also offer special prayers to Lord Narasimha for the protection of all the devotees and for the welfare of the world.
All the devotees may participate in the festival by visiting us online
A unique opportunity to participate in the festival:
However, there is a unique opportunity for all of you to participate in this year’s Narasimha Jayanti festival from your home by observing a fast on this day till dusk and cooking a feast for Lord Narasimha.
Offer the feast to the picture of our Hare Krishna Hill’s Sri Sri Prahlada Narasimha deity, at dusk, and then break the fast by honouring the prasadam.
We pray to Sri Sri Prahlada Narasimha for protection, good health, and welfare of the world, in the wake of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic.
Wishing you all good health and Krishna consciousness,
Madhu Pandit Dasa