Shri Narsingh the 4th Avatar of Lord Vishnu: Although the incarnation of God is not possible according to the Sanatan Vedic doctrine, however, many Hindus believe that all the creatures in the universe continue to do their work according to the predetermined religion and whenever there is a loss of religion, the creator of the earth to re-establish the religion. But incarnate.
According to mythological belief, Lord Vishnu, the guardian of the universe, has so far descended on earth as Matsya, Kurma (Kachhap), Varaha, Narasingh (Narasimha), Vamana, Parashurama, Rama, Krishna, Buddha nine times for the destruction of unrighteousness and tenth. In the future, at the end of kalyug, Kalki Avatar will incarnate in the form of an avatar.
4th Avatar of Lord Vishnu Shri Narsingh
The stories of all these incarnations are extensively mentioned in the Puranas. In ancient scriptures, Narsingh i.e. Nara singh “Nar (नर)” and “Singh(सिंह)” i.e. human-lion is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who appears in the form of a human and half-lion, whose head and the trunk was of human but face and paws. He was like a lion.
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According to ancient scriptures, the 4th Avatar of Lord Vishnu’s ten incarnations is Narsingh Avatar, who appeared on the Chaturdashi of Shukla Paksha in Vaishakh. This is the reason that this date has great importance in the Hindu religion and Narasimha Jayanti (Narsingh Jayanti) is celebrated with great devotion on Chaturdashi of Shukla Paksha of Vaishakh month. Lord Shri Narsingh is the main deity of power and might.
According to mythological religious beliefs and religious texts, on the Chaturdashi date of Shukla Paksha of Vaishakh month, Lord Vishnu took the Shri Narsingh avatar and killed Hiranyakashipu, the king of demons. In some Puranas, twenty-four incarnations of Vishnu are considered. According to them, Lord Vishnu, taking the form of Shri Narsingh in the form of the fourteenth incarnation, split the body of atheist Hiranyakashipu into two pieces with his fingernail, like a carpenter rips two pieces of wood.
Although Lord Narasimha is worshiped all over India, especially in South India, he is specially worshiped by the people of the Vaishnava sect as a deity, who appears to protect his devotees in times of calamity. Many names of Narsingh Dev are mentioned in Puranadi texts, among them Narasimha, Narahari, Ugra Vir Maha Vishnu, Hiranyakashyap Ari etc.
The 4th Avatar of Lord Vishnu is Shri Narsingh and the demon king Hiranyakashipu
Shri Narsingh Avatar is one of the main incarnations of Lord Vishnu. In the form of Narasimha i.e. Narasimha avatar, Lord Vishnu killed Hiranyakashipu, the king of the demons, wearing the body of a half-man and half-lion.
In this incarnation, Lord Vishnu incarnated in the form of Nar-Singh (the head of a lion on the human body) and killed the demon king Hiranyakashipu, whose arrogance and cruelty had destroyed the entire law of creation. According to mythological texts, Nar-Singh appeared from a pillar on which Hiranyakashipu challenged the omnipresence and power of Lord Vishnu by striking him with a mace.
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Narasimha Avatar propounds the belief for the followers of Avatarabad that it is not impossible for the Divine Power to do anything in the world, even if it seems impossible with scientific logic. In ancient times there was a sage named Kashyapa, one of his thirteen wives was named Diti. He had two sons, one of whom was named Hiranyaksha and the other was named Hiranyakashipu.
When Hiranyaksha was killed by Lord Vishnu assuming the form of a barah to protect the earth, Hiranyakashipu, anguished and enraged by the death of his brother, resolved to be invincible to avenge his brother’s death and he did severe penance for thousands of years. Then Lord Brahma, pleased with his penance, granted him the boon of being invincible.
Birth of Prahlad a devotee of Lord Vishnu
After receiving the boon, he took control of heaven and killed the Lokpal and drove them away, and the deities themselves became the rulers of all the worlds because they could not defeat the demon Hiranyakashipu in any way. On the other hand, Hiranyakashipu, who was arrogant, started torturing the subjects.
At the same time, Hiranyakashipu’s wife Kayadhu gave birth to a son, who was named Prahlad. Kayadhu was in the hermitage of Narada in a pregnant state, where the effect was also on Prahlad, who was born in the womb, so even after being born in a demon clan, Prahlad did not have any evil qualities like demons and he was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu.
Prahlad always opposed the atrocities of his father Hiranyakashipu. Hiranyakashipu made a lot of efforts to divert Prahlad’s mind from the path of devotion to God and to instill in him his own bad qualities. Used all policy and policy, but Prahlad did not deviate from his path, then Hiranyakashipu made many types of conspiracies to kill Prahlad, but he was unsuccessful in all. By the grace of Lord Vishnu, Prahlad was able to overcome every crisis and was saved.
The story of Holika and Prahlad
An enraged Hiranyakashipu tried to burn Prahlad alive by making him sit on his sister Holika’s lap. Holika had a boon that fire could not burn her, but when Prahlad was placed on Holika’s lap and thrown into the fire, Holika was burnt to ashes in it, but Prahlad’s hair was not even damaged. Seeing this incident, Hiranyakashipu was filled with anger, because his subjects were also now worshiping Lord Vishnu, he did not accept his defeat in front of the subjects.
On this one day, Hiranyakashipu asked Prahlad that where is your God? Hearing this, Prahlad said with great humility that God is everywhere and is pervading every particle. Hearing this, an enraged Hiranyakashipu said, “Is your God even in this pillar?”
The Avatar of Lord Vishnu in the form of Narsingh
Prahlad also answered yes to this. Hearing this answer, Hiranyakashipu, full of arrogance and arrogance, attacked the pillar. As soon as Hiranyakashipu struck, Shri Narsingh Bhagwan appeared after tearing the pillar. And the people present there saw that the whole body of a man and the face of a lion, big nails and teeth, flaming eyes, golden hairs, a great figure appeared from the pillar and holding Hiranyakashipu on their thighs, tearing his chest with fingernails. cast and killed him.
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Shri Narsingh, being pleased with Prahlad’s devotion, granted him a blessing that whoever observes my fast on this day, he will be partaker of all happiness and will be freed from all sins and will attain the supreme abode. That is why this day is celebrated as Narsingh Jayanti- Utsav and prayers and wishes are made to Shri Narsingh to be free from worldly sorrows, protect the devotee and fulfill all the wishes.