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Matsya Jayanti Barta/Matsyanarayan Mela
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Matsya Jayanti is celebrated on the third day of Chaitra Shukla Paksha or the Tritiya

The Matsya Avatar or fish incarnation is the first incarnation of Lord Vishnu. I am here to explain Charles Darwin's theory of evolution concerning the incarnation of the fish. According to the theory of evolution, single-celled organisms are gradually evolving from water based on adaptation.

Here in Sanatan Darshan also, while explaining the creation, the things of lotus flower, fish incarnation, and tortoise come. In this sense, there is no doubt in both Sanatan philosophy and science that aquatic life is the first basis of human development. The Matsya Avatar is also considered as the first incarnation of Lord Vishnu among 10 avatars.

It is found in the scriptures that a horned fish originated during the apocalypse. Matsya Jayanti is celebrated on the third day of Chaitra Shukla Paksha or the Tritiya. Eating pure and Satwik food one day in advance, chant the hymns of Lord Vishnu, and staying awake is done. Thus, on the day of Matsya Jayanti, it is customary to recite the scriptures including Vishnu Sahasranama and Vishnu Purana and to assimilate the nectar of learnings for both, the listeners and speakers are focused.

The charity done on this day is also of great importance.

I would like to add a little more to the explanation of the fish incarnation. Before the beginning of Satya Yuga, at the end of Kali Yuga, everything was being destroyed. We all know that the overall human condition is bound up in the Sanatan philosophy based on the four yugas, Satya, Treta, Dwapar, and Kali.

Thus, after a complete cycle of circles, Satya, Treta, Dwapar, and Kali, on the verge of destruction, Lord Brahma was asleep after creating a new Satyayuga. In the meanwhile, the giant named Hayagruva went to hide under the sea, carrying many useful sources of Dharmadarshana, Vedas, Upanishads, and many other sources. It is mentioned that Lord Vishnu took the form of a fish to search for this Hayagruva and bring back all the scriptures. Today is the anniversary of the same Matsya Avatar, fish incarnation, good luck to everyone.

Have a good year

Matsyanarayan Mela

रामाय रामचन्द्राय रामभद्राय वेधसे।
रघुनाथाय नाथाय सीतायाः पतये नमः॥

Heartfelt obeisance to Lord Rama, Ramabhadra, Ramachandra, Lord of all Vedas, and Lord Rama of Sita Mata, the leader of Raghu dynasty. This year's Divine Purushottam Mass is officially starting today, let's talk in this periphery.
MatsyaNarayan Mela

There is a tradition of worshiping Narayan at the Matsyanarayana Temple, 4 km south of Kirtipur on every new year's day. Matsyanarayana is also known as Machhenarayan. It is also mentioned in the scriptures that worshiping Lord Narayana destroys all sins.

The temple, which has an artistic entrance of a gold-plated eagle, has a four-foot-tall statue with a conch and a Chakra in its hand, a Gadha (Ancient weapon), and a lotus, revealed from the mouth of a fish. It is mentioned in the Puranas that when Vishnu took ten incarnations, he first assumed the body of a fish and protected the Vedas by functioning as a buoy in the sea during the apocalypse.

Devotees with the intention of visiting Char Narayan go to visit the Matsyanarayana temple especially during Malamass/ adhikamass and in Chaitra Shukla Tritiya or Matsya Narayana Vrat (For a day) in normal year.

This day is also called "Haya Panchami". On this day, Lord Narayana has done welfare to the world by undertaking Matsyavatar on the shores of Pushpabhadra at noon. The Matsyanarayana Temple, an artistic entrance to the emerald garland of gold, is a very important and sacred temple in mythology.

Nowadays, fairs are held in this temple. It is of special importance to visit this temple and fill the fair to unleash the spiritual energy along with Matsya Jayanti Vrat.

Everyone is a friend, everyone should be free from disease, everyone should be able to witness the auspicious event, and no one should have to suffer.
Stay safe

Suyog Dhakal

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