Hyderabad: On the occasion of Narasimha Chathurdashi, the Sri Narasimha Jayanthi celebrations commenced on a grand note at Hare Krishna Golden Temple, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills here on Friday.
As part of the first day celebrations, Utsava Arambha Abhishekam of Mulavar Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, Narasimha Homam, Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Kalyanam and cultural activities were conducted by the devotees.
Hare Krishna Movement-Hyderabad president, Satya Gaura Chandra Dasa said the auspicious Narasimha Jayanthi happens to be the day on which Lord Sri Narasimha appeared to save his beloved devotee Prahlada.
The celebrations began with special abhishekam of Swayambhu deity of Lord Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy amid ‘bhajans’ and ‘kirtans’. Later, a homam for world peace and prosperity was performed.
In the evening, Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Kalyanam was performed amid vedic hymns and ‘kirtans’.
On Saturday morning, a ‘homam’ will be performed and in the evening Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Pallaki Utsavam will be celebrated grandly, said a press release.