Nrusimha Navaratri is a nine-day festival celebrated in Vaishakh Month. In 2018, Nrusimha Navaratri begins on April 20 and ends on April 28 with Nrusimha Chaturdashi (Narasimha Jayanti). As the name suggests, it is dedicated to the Narasimha Swamy Avatara of Lord Vishnu.
It is celebrated for nine days; begins on Vaishakha Shukla Panchami and ends on Narasimha Chaturdashi or Narasimha Jayanti day (Vaishakha Shukla Chaturdasi). This festival is celebrated with gaiety and fervor in all Narasimha swamy Temples.
Special pujas, Abhisheka, Archana, and Aarti are performed to the deity during these nine days.
Navanarasimha Kshetras in Andhra Pradesh are the best places to visit during Narasimha Navaratri. The festival is celebrated with great pomp in Simhachalam Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple (Appanna Swamy Temple), Ahobilam Narasimha Swamy Temple and Mangalagiri Paanakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. Yadagirigutta Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple and Dharmapuri Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple are the best temples in Telangana to visit during these festive days.
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.
Narasimha Jayanti in other countries
Nrusimha Jayanti in USA – 28 April 2018
Nrusimha Jayanti in Canada – 28 April 2018
Nrusimha Jayanti in UK & Europe – 28 April 2018
Nrusimha Jayanti in UAE & Middle East – 28 April 2018
Nrusimha Jayanti in Malaysia – 28 April 2018
Nrusimha Jayanti in Singapore – 28 April 2018
Nrusimha Jayanti in Australia – 28 April 2018
Nrusimha Jayanti in New Zealand – 28 April 2018
Nrusimha Jayanti in Fiji Islands – 28 April 2018