Prahlada Kalyanam | Bhakta Prahlada’s Divine Wedding

Narasimha Swamy in Puranas, Vedas

Narasimha Swamy in Puranas, Vedas

Though most of them are not aware about the marriage ceremony of the great Bhakta Prahlada, who has dedicated his entire soul and body on devoting Lord Vishnu, but the details about this popular wedding was found very rarely in some holy scriptures of Hinduism. After the death of Hiranyakashipu, Prahlada began to rule almost the entire earth with the blessings of Lord Narasimha, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. He ruled very well and got a very good name among the people.

After attaining teenage, Prahlada’s Guru Shukra had advised him to marry a pious, chaste and a noble woman, whose name was Devi, and she also belonged to a royal family. After seeing the beautiful face and the good qualities of Devi, Prahlada willfully agreed to marry her, and the marriage took place in a grand manner, in the present day Maharashtra, and Brahma took charge as a wedding priest.

Lord Narasimha also attended the marriage, and blessed Prahlada and Devi, and also kept both of them on his lap, and rubbed them gently in an affectionate manner. Even Lord Indra also was present during the marriage ceremony, and he gave costly gifts as wedding presents to them. Narada and Shukracharya gave the whole knot to Prahlada, and Prahlada tied it on the neck of Ma Devi at an auspicious Brahma Muhurtham time.

Prahlada’s mother Ma Kayadu had shed joyful tears, and she was very much satisfied by seeing the wedding scene of her son Prahlada. Through the union of Prahlada and Ma Devi, the pure and pious Virochana was born, who has sacrificed his life itself due to the cunning act of Lord Indra and other Devas. We can see the idols of Prahlada in the Mutts of Guru Raghavendra, and whenever we watch the beautiful idol of Prahlada, we can think about the good qualities of Prahlada, who is the holy devotee of Lord Narasimha, who had lived a very pious life along with his consort Ma Devi before several millions of years back. Those who read about the Kalyana Vaibhavam of Prahlada, would be blessed by Prahlada as well as by Lord Narasimha, and they would attain lot of benefits in their lives.


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