Narasimha Chatudashi MahaMahotsav Ki Jai …. !
This festival, which comes in the month of May is a very special day for all the devotees. Lord Narasimha Deva appears to protect His devotees. Hiranyakashipu, a demon controlling the three worlds, was extremely proud and he hated Lord Vishnu.
But little Prahlada, his five year old son, was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu. therefore, Hiranyakashipu tried to killed prahlada in several ways; but failed in all his attempts because of the protection given by the Lord to His dear devotee. Finally, when Hiranyakashipu asked his little son where the Lord resides, Prahlada replied that the Lord resides everywhere. Mocking this response, Hiranyakashipu broke a pillar in his palace, and the Lord appeared from that pillar in His half man-half lion incarnation – Narasimha. He then killed the demon and thus protected His devotee.
Lord Narasimha Deva removes the obstacles in the path of devotional service. Devotees who pray to Him are always protected from all kinds of calamities. Apart from celebrations at the local temple devotees celebrate Narasimha Chaturdashi by reading and discussing the pastimes of the Lord from Srimad Bhagavatam.
तव कर कमल वारे नखं अदभुत श्रीन्गम दलित हिरान्यकशिपू तनु भ्रीन्गम
केशव दृत नरहरी रूपा जय जगदिश हरे, जय जगदिश हरे जय जगदिश हरे ||
All glories to Narasimha Chaturdashi.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.