Narasimha Jayanti or Narsimha Jayanthi is observed on the fourteenth day in the bright fortnight of Vaishakha month (Vaisakha Shukla Chaturdasi). In 2014, Narasimha Jayanti date is May 13.
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 2014 date is May 12.
In UK, UAE, Singapore and Malaysia, Narasimha Jayanti 2014 date is May 13.
In Australia and New Zealand, Narasimha Jayanti 2014 date is May 13.
Panchangam, Narasimha Jayanti, 13 May 2014
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 05:48 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:36
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)17:23 Chandrastama (Moonset)29:13
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Chaturdashi – 26:14
Nakshatra Chitra – 07:55
Yoga Vyatipata – 27:32
Karana Vanija – 26:14
Purnimanta Month Vaisaakha
Amavasyanta Month Vaisaakha
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 15:24 – 17:00
Gulika Kalam: 12:12 – 13:48
Yama Gandam: 09:00 – 10:36
Tamil Month – Chithirai Month, Malayalam Month – Medam Month, Bengali Month – Boishakh Month
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Mesha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Tula
Amrita Kalam 22:56 – 24:31
Abhijit Muhurat – 11:46 – 12:38
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 13:27 – 15:02
Durmuhurthams: 23:05 – 23:49
In 2013, Narasimha Jayanti date was May 23.
Narasimha Jayanti 2012 date was May 4. In 2011, it was on May 16.