Narasingha Jayanti, 9th May 2017

This festival celebrates the appearance of  the fourth of the Dashavatars, the ten main incarnations of Lord Vishnu. He saved the devoted young boy Prahlada from his tyrannical father Hiranyakashipu and thus exemplifies compassion through assertive protection of the weak and vulnerable. The story is connected to the Holi festival and is retold on this day in dramatic fashion. Narasingha is mainly worshipped by Vaishnavas who seek His protection against all evil forces both internal and external.