22nd May, 2024 – Narasimha Chaturdashi

Narasimha Chaturdashi 2024

Madhusudana Gaura Chaturdashi is celebrated as Narasimha Chaturdashi. Lord Narasimha was the 4th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. On Narasimha Chaturdashi day Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of Narasimha, a half lion and half man, to kill Demon Hiranyakashipu.

The combination of Madhusudana Gaura Chaturdashi with Swati Nakshatra and weekday Saturday is considered highly auspicious to observe Narasimha Chaturdashi Vratam.

The rules and guidelines to observe Narasimha Chaturdashi fasting are similar to those of Ekadashi fasting. Devotees eat only single meal one day before Narasimha Chaturdashi. All type of grains and cereals are prohibited during Narasimha Chaturdashi fasting. Parana, which means breaking the fast, is done next day at an appropriate time.