Vamana Dwadashi

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Celebrated in eitherAugust;September;
Celebrated mostly by Hindus


According to the Hindu Scriptures, the significance of Vamana Jayanti increases if it falls on Shravan Nakshatra. Devotees worship the idol of Lord Vamana with rituals. A devotee who worships him with full devotion gets freedom from all sufferings and attains salvation. Lord Vamana is one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. It is the fifth avatar of Lord Vishnu. Shrimudagvad Purana and Vishnu Purana have described Vamana incarnation of Lord Vishnu in great detail. It describes the glory of Lord Vamana.; Devotees keep a fast from the 11th day of Bhadra till the 12th day. On the 12th day or the Dwadashi, devotees wake up early in the morning and take a holy bath. They worship the image of the Vamana and stay awake the entire night to recite the Vishnu Sahasranama. On this day, young Brahmin boys are invited and umbrella and other small gift articles are offered to them. There are several temples dedicated to the Vamana avatar of Lord Vishnu, such as Vamana Temple in Khajuraho, Vamana temple in Cherukuru, Vamana Moorthy Temple in Thrikkakkara In Kerala, Trivikrama, Vamana Perumal Temple in Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. These temples observe this day with prayers and deep dedication.;