Communication is the only medium through which we understand each other, even plants and animals do communicate in their own ways. Communication was there from the time of Gods and the one who was blessed with excellent communication skills was Narad Muni. To celebrate the birth anniversary of great and talented saint Narad, Narad Jayanti is solemnized. He was among the seven great rishi munis of ancient times. This auspicious day falls after the day of Poornima (full moon) in the Hindu month of Vaishakh. This year Narad Jayanti will be celebrated on 5th of May, 2015.
There are various stories on how and where he took birth. According to one belief he was born from Lord Brahma’s forehead and according to other belief he was the son of great sage Kashyap. He was known as the pioneer of communication because from a very young age he started travelling the world and also between heaven and earth. During his travels he used to sing and inform people about good things happening all around. Sometimes he is termed as the ancient newspaper as he used to inform people and thereby help them. Though at times his news created trouble but his intentions were always positive and aligned to help others. With his influencing communication skills he convinced many powerfull Devas and Asuras to come to a peaceful conclusion.
This day of Narad Jayanti (which is also called as ‘Patrakar Diwas’) is celebrated with great enthusiasm and excitement especially in publication houses, newspaper agencies and media. These people seek his blessing to perform better in their respective fields. Narad ji also invented beautiful musical instrument called veena. Thus musicians also celebrate this day to pay their respectful homage to this great saint. People sing and dance on this day to show that Devarishi Narad is not forgotton and his contribution in our mythology is immeasurable.