India, the country of festivals, has many special festivals celebrated every month. Vamana Jayanti 2023 is one such unique and major festival. Vamana Jayanti is the day dedicated to the Vamana incarnation of Lord Vishnu. In this form, Lord Vishnu snatched the Kingdom of the Earth from King Bali and handed it over to the Devtas again.
Do you know when is Vamana Jayanti in 2023? What is its importance? How can Lord Vamana be pleased?
When is Vamana Jayanti 2023?
Vamana Jayanti falls on Tuesday, September 26, 2023
- Dwadashi Tithi Starts: 05:00 a.m on September 26, 2023
- Dwadashi Tithi Ends – 01:45 a.m on September 27, 2023
Significance of Vamana Jayanti
Vamana Jayanti is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Vamana, the fifth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Lord Vamana was born on the Dwadashi day of Shukla Paksha in the Bhadrapada month. This day is also known as Vamana Dwadashi. Puja conducted in the Shravana Nakshatra on the day of Vamana Dwadashi is considered to be very fruitful. Lord Vamana was born to sage Kashyap and Mata Aditi. The person who worships Lord Vamana with full devotion and dedication gets freedom from all sufferings and attains salvation. Before Vamana Jayanti, Narasimha Jayanti is also celebrated to receive the blessings of Lord Narasimha, the principal incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Also Read: Importance of Narasimha Jayanti
Vamana Jayanti 2023 Worship Method
- On the day of Vamana Jayanti, wake up early in the morning, have a bath, wear fresh clothes and take a vow to worship and fast for Lord Vamana with devotion.
- Clean the place of Puja and install the picture or idol of Lord Vamana. Sprinkle Gangajal at all corners of your house.
- Worship Lord Vamana with Shodopchar.
- On this day puja is done in Shravan Nakshatra. It is believed that Lord Vamana was born in Shravana Nakshatra.
- Offer sweets, fruits, flowers, incense sticks, naivedya, oil lamps, etc. to Lord Vamana.
- After the Puja, chant the mantras of Lord Vishnu.
- Reading the fasting story of Lord Vamana on this day is considered auspicious.
- Lastly, the Prasad is distributed among the devotees and the fast is broken after the Puja in the evening.
Do You Know? Lord Krishna, another incarnation of Lord Vishnu, was born on Krishna Janmashtami.
Some Mantras of Lord Vishnu
|| Om Vamanaya Namah ||
|| Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya ||
|| Om Vishnuve Namah ||
|| Om Namo Narayanaya ||
Vamana Avatar Vrat Katha
Once upon a time, King Mahabali ruled the whole earth. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu. King Mahabali was the grandson of Prahlad, so devotion to Lord Vishnu was innate in him. With his strength and power, he defeated Indra too. Lord Indra was frightened by the rule of Asuras in heaven and sought help from Lord Vishnu. Then Lord Vishnu took birth in the form of Vamana to sage Kashyap and Mata Aditi. When King Mahabali was performing the Ashwamedha Yagya in order to gain more power, claiming himself as the best, Lord Vamana reached there and asked for three steps of land. Shukracharya, the Guru of all the Asuras, who was also present there, asked King Bali not to promise anything. But, the King ignored and promised to give three steps of land to Vamana.
Then Lord Vamana took a huge form and measured the whole universe with one foot and the whole earth with the other. So with both legs, he snatched everything from King Bali. After this, in order to fulfill his promise, King Bali asked Lord Vamana to keep the third foot on him. When Vamana set foot on Bali’s head, he went to hell. However, seeing his devotion, Lord Vamana blessed him as the King of Hell. Also, Lord Vishnu allowed the subjects of the kingdom to stay there. It is believed that after this incident, King Bali comes to Earth once a year to meet his subjects. In South India, this festival is known as Onam.
Find out more about Onam – A Festival of Togetherness
Reading the story of Vamana Avatar of Lord Vishnu on Vamana Jayanti is helpful for attaining salvation.
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