Vamana Dwadashi is also known as the Vamana Jayanti. The day comes on the 12th day of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapadh month of the Hindu Lunar calendar. It comes the day next to the Vamana Ekadashi. Vamana Dwadashi celebrates the Vamana Avatar of Lord Vishnu, who incarnated to end the rule of King Bali. Vamana Dwadashi is the day when Lord Vamana was born on Earth.We should read about the legend associated with it. Lord Vamana is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
The reason for his taking a human form was to end the powerful rule of King Bali. By performing great austerity he had grown more powerful than the Devas which was not well taken by the Devas. They all went to Lord Vishnu and asked Him for help. Lord Vishnu promised them that he would incarnate as Vamana and end the rule of King Bali.
It was a well known fact that King Bali was a great philanthropist. He never sent anyone empty handed. He had earned a reputation being very helpful. So when Vamana showed at his doorstep, he did not refuse him. Vamana began to take a giant size and became so huge that he covered whole universe in two steps. He then asked King Bali to give him the space to put his third step on. At that moment King Bali realized his fault and bent before the Supreme Lord Vishnu and offered his head to be stepped on. Such act pleased Lord Vishnu and he blessed him.
The day shows that we should not be proud of our achievements. The day therefore teaches us humility and modesty. By observing this day we can burn the effects of past sins and make a new beginning. It is believed that by chanting and worshipping Lord Vishnu on Vaman Dwadashi a person can get relieved from all the mistakes and sins which he has committed knowingly or otherwise.
Therefore S.D. Educational Institutions in Jagadhri celebrate Vaman Dwadshi every year with great pomp and zeal. Beautiful Jhankis demonstrating Hindu Mythology related to Lord Vishnu become a great centre of attraction for all this day. This Vaman Dwadshi Procession is celebrated with full fervor as a symbol of our Hindu culture & tradition.