Lord Narasimha Swamy, the half lion and half man incarnation, is the third avatar of Lord Vishnu. The main purpose of Narasimha avatar was to kill the demon Hiranyakashapa and to restore peace in the world.
Narasimha Jayanti or Narsimha Jayanthi is observed on the fourteenth day in the bright fortnight of Vaishakha month (Vaisakha Shukla Chaturdasi). This festival is celebrated with utmost gaiety in all Vishnu temples around the world and especially Narasima temples host great celebrations. Special pujas and offerings are held during the festival.
In this Year 2014, Narsingh Jayanti 13 May 2014, Tuesday