HYDERABAD April 29, 2018:  Sri Narasimha Jayanthi celebrations were held for the first time at Swayumbhu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Golden Temple, Banjara Hills by Hare Krishna Movement (HKM) Hyderabad.

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The celebrations of the auspicious appearance of Sri Narasimha Swamy began at 5 a.m. today in the Chandana Alankara darshan and this was followed by Maha Abhishekam wherein the Lord was bathed with panchamrita (milk, curd, honey, etc.), panchagavya, fruit juices, herbal powders, select flowers, etc., amidst ecstatic bhajans and kirtans.

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The Sudarshana Narasimha Yajna was performed for world peace and prosperity at 8 a.m. today followed by an elaborate Anna Prasadam feast for about 2,000 devotees at lunch time. The evening saw the most cherished event of the day – Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Kalyanam, the divine wedding ceremony of mother Lakshmi with Lord Narasimha amid devotees chanting vedic hymns and singing soul stirring kirtans.

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This was followed by an inspiring pravachan by His Grace Satya Gaura Chandra Dasa, President, HKM Hyderabad on the importance of Sri Narasimha Jayanthi.  Shayana arati and Jhulan seva marked the end of the festival.

On April 27, Sri Lakshmi sahasranama kumkumarchana was conducted. This was followed by Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy homam on April 28.