Narasimha Jayanti or Narsimha Jayanthi is observed on the fourteenth day in the bright fortnight of Vaishakha month (Vaisakha Shukla Chaturdasi). In 2013, Narasimha Jayanti date is May 23.
This festival is celebrated with utmost gaiety in all Vishnu temples around the world and especially Narasima temples host great celebrations. Special pujas and offerings are held during the festival.
Navanarasimha Kshetras in Andhra Pradesh are the best places to visit during Narasimha Jayanthi. The festival is celebrated with great pomp in Simhachalam Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Yadagirigutta Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Ahobilam Narasimha Swamy Temple, Dharmapuri Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple, and Mangalagiri Paanakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy.
Lord Narasimha Swamy, the half lion and half man incarnation, is the third avatar of Lord Vishnu. The main purpose of Narasimha avatar was to kill the demon Hiranyakashapa and to restore peace in the world.
In USA and Canada, Narasimha Jayanti 2013 date is May 23.
In UK, UAE, Singapore and Malaysia, Narasimha Jayanti 2013 date is May 23.
In Australia and New Zealand, Narasimha Jayanti 2013 date is May 24.
Narasimha Jayanti 2012 date was May 4. In 2011, it was on May 16.