Narasimha Dwadasi or Nrusimha Dwadashi is observed on Falguna Shukla Dwadasi, the twelfth day in Shukla Paksha of Phalgun month. In 2013, Narasimha Dwadashi date is March 24. As per Hindu scriptures, 12 Dwadashi festivals are celebrated throughout the year and Narasimha Dwadashi is one of the most celebrated Dwadasi festivals.
Narasimha Dwadasi is celebrated with much fervor in ISKCON temples all around the world. Nava Narasimha Kshetras, nine prominent temples dedicated to Lord Narasimha, are the best temples to visit during Narasimha Dwadasi festival.
Narasimha Dwadashi falls during the Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Brahmotsavam at Yadagirigutta Lord Narasimha swamy Temple near Hyderabad. Some other famous temples dedicated to Lord Narasimha in Andhra Pradesh are – Simhachalam Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Antarvedi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Abhobilam Navanarasimha Swamy Temple, and Nachagiri Nacharam Lakshmi Narasimha swamy temple near Chegunta in Medak district.
Narasimha Dwadashi is also known as Govinda Dwadashi. It is celebrated with utmost gaiety in Tirumala Tirupati Venkateshwara Temple.
In 2012, Narasimha Dwadashi date was March 5.