Matsya Jayanti commends the birth commemoration of Matsya, who was the primary incarnation of Lord Vishnu amid the Satya Yuga. As per the Hindu legends, ‘Matsya Avatar’ is a one-horned fish that showed up amid the ‘Mahapralay.’ Matsya Jayanti puja is observed on the third day of ‘Shukla Paksha’ in the period of ‘Chaitra.’ This festival falls between the ‘Chaitra Navratri‘ and ‘Gangaur.
On this day, extraordinary ceremonies and pujas are performed in Lord Vishnu Temples. The ‘Nagalapuram Veda Narayana Swamy Temple’ in the territory of Andhra Pradesh is the main holy place in India which is committed to the worship of Matsya Avatar of Lord Vishnu. The festivals here are grand and unique projects are composed on this day. Matsya Avatar is revered as a four-armed which is divided with the upper middle of a human and the lower of a fish.
What is Matsya Avatar?
Matsya (Fish) Avatar is the first among the ten manifestations of Lord Vishnu. In spite of the fact that there are a few renditions of the story found in various Puranas, the most famous is the one described in the Bhagavata Purana. According to the story, Lord Mahavishnu manifested as Matsya to guarantee the congruity of life on the earth following the extraordinary floods and furthermore to save the Vedas and sacrosanct writings from the evil presence Hayagriva.
The significance of Matsya Jayanti Puja
As indicated by the Hindu legends, Matsya Avatar was the first of the ten manifestations of Lord Vishnu. He cautioned King Manu about the vast storm and spared the universe from the evil presence ‘Damanaka.’ There is no notice of the ceremonies, conventions, and traditions to be pursued on Matsya Jayanti. On this day, Matsya a form of Vishnu is prayed with enormous commitment and devotion. Lord Vishnu showed up as Matsya to ensure the devout, rebuff the frauds and to spare nobility. As referenced in Srimad Bhagavatam, every one of the wrongdoings of the individual who peruses or tunes in to the Matsya Purana will be destroyed.
Festivities and Rituals
On this day, devotees keep fast or vrat to please Lord Vishnu. The vrat on Matsya Jayanti puja initiates from the earlier night, and the onlooker abstains from eating or drinking water. The fast proceeds till the dawn of the next day. All the devotees break their vrat in the evening after performing Lord Vishnu puja. All the devotees remain alert on the evening of Matsya Jayanti and chant the holy mantras. Chanting the ‘Matsya Purana’ and ‘Vishnu Sahasranaam’ is considered very auspicious. Offering gifts, food, clothes or money to Brahmins, poor and needy people is very useful.
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