Yesterday, May 13th 2014, Jaya Chitrai Swathi; Sri Nrisimha Jayanthi was celebrated appropriately at Sri Dasavatharan Sannidhi and at Utthira Veedhi Sri Ahobila Muth SriRangam.At Dasavathara Sannidhi Tirumanjanam was done to Sri Nrisimha who is part of the ten Dinya Mangala murthis as also to Moolavar Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha , Sri Lakshmi Narayana and Utsavar Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha .This happened at about 7.30 a.m. Devotees came in large numbers carrying milk, curds, honey, turmeric, sandal paste, raw coconuts ,flowers and fruits for Nrisimhan. He is Bhadran,Bhaktha Priyan,and is partial to His devotees. He assumed a form which fulfilled the conditions sought by Hiranayakasipu. He took avatharam at dusk(neither by day nor by night) He assumed the form of Narasimha(neither animal nor human) He sat at the threshold of Hiranyakasipu’s palace(neither inside nor outside),He used His Nails (neither dead nor alive).It was to fulfil the vachanam of His little Daitya Devotee that He took Avatharam. Every Pradosham is thus devoted to the worship of Sri Nrisimha.Chitrai Swathi dusk is Sri Nrisimha Jayanthi. Sri Nrisimha Jayanthi was celebrated at dusk with special aradhanai and devotees poured their offerings of Sri Nrisimha stotrams and bhajans. Sahasranamam parayanam took place as usual.Panagam a drink made of jaggery or kalkandu spiced with dried ginger, cardamon and saffron is The special offering for Sri Nrisimha.
At Sri Ahobila Muth Tirumanjanam took place yatha-vidhi .Divya Prabhandham and Vedic chants were offered . Sri Nrisimhan was resplendant in His green silken vastram .It was 1.00 p.m. when satrumurai and prasada distribution was done. Evening Special aradhanam, chanting of Vishnu sahasranamam by the sahasranamam group took place.Though Sri Nrisimhavatharam lasted for a short spell of time it is a Poornavatharam.Swami Desikan says” If He decides to Protect there is no one to stop Him and If He doesn’t protect no one can Protect.”Sri Nrisimha lives in every blade of grass, and on every space available but He manifests in the Divya Mangala murthis in temples and as the Azhagiasingars of Sri Ahobila Mutt.
Narasimha Jayanthi At Srirangam Uthira Veedhi Ahobila Mutt
Writeup & Photography : Smt Vyjayanthi and Sundararajan