Narada Jayanti 2020, which falls on May 8 this year, is one of the most auspicious festivals in the Hindu calendar, mostly celebrated across the north Indian states. As the name suggests, this is an occasion to celebrate the birth anniversary of Devrishi Narada Muni. Narada is known as the messenger of God.
Narada Jayanti Significance:
According to Hindu mythology, Sage Narada was not restricted to any specific world. He was free to travel in different Lokas comprising Prithvi, Aakash, and Paatal. Playing his veena, he appeared anywhere, anytime and delivered his message singing.
Narada Jayanti date:
Going by the Hindu calendar, Narada Jayanti falls in the Vaisakh month during the Krishna Paksha and on the 1st day (Pratipada tithi). The gregorian calendar says the day is observed either in the month of June or May. This year, it is being observed on May 8, a day after Buddha Jayanti.
-Devotees wake up early morning before sunrise and take a bath.
-After taking the bath, devotees wear fresh and clean puja vastra (worship clothing).
-Devotees offer prayers to Lord Visnu as Narada Muni was himself a firm devotee of the deity.
-Devotees then offer chandan, tulsi leaves, kumkum, incense sticks, flowers and sweets to the Idol.
-Devotees then observe a Narada Jayanti fast to make the lord happy. They then recite prayers and songs followed by Aarti.
-In the evening, the devotees visit Kashi Vishwanath for seeking the blessings of the lord.
-However, this year, they will not be able to visit Kashi Vishwanath amid the lockdown.
Timing of Narada Jayanti on Friday, May 8, 2020
Pratipada Tithi Begins – 04:14 PM on May 07, 2020
Pratipada Tithi Ends – 01:01 PM on May 08, 2020