Narasimha Chaturdasi or Narasimha Jayanthi is the appearance anniversary of Lord Narasimhadeva, the half-man, half-lion incarnation of the Supreme Lord. On this day fasting is observed until dusk, and then followed by feasting. This is a most auspicious day to remember the great mercy the Lord has upon His pure devotees to protect them from all varieties of dangerous situations.
Here are some beautiful prayers for worshipping Lord Narasimhadeva:
namas te narasiṁhāya
I offer my obeisances to Lord Narasiṁha who gives joy to Prahlāda Mahārāja and whose nails are like chisels on the stonelike chest of the demon Hiraṇyakaśipu.
ito nṛsiṁhaḥ parato nṛsiṁho
yato yato yāmi tato nṛsiṁhaḥ
bahir nṛsiṁho hṛdaye nṛsiṁho
nṛsiṁham ādiṁ śaraṇaṁ prapadye
Lord Naṛasiṁha is here and also there. Wherever I go Lord Naṛasiṁha is there. He is in the heart and is outside as well. I surrender to Lord Naṛasiṁha, the origin of all things and the supreme refuge.
Take full advantage of this auspicious appearance day for advancing nicely on the path of spiritual perfection.
(Thanks to our Satsanghi Jyothi Prabhu for sharing this message from Sankarshan Das Adhikari)
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