Vamana Jayanti is also popularly known Vamana Dwadashi. Vamana Jayanti is celebrated with full vigour every year on the Shukla Paksha (Waxing moon period) of the Bhadrapad month. This day is believed to be the appearance day of Vamana, an incarnation of Vishnu. On this auspicious day, the devotees worship Shri Hari (another name for Lord Vishnu) and perform various rituals to please Lord Vamana and get all their wishes and desires fulfilled. According to the Hindu scriptures, it is believed that it is even more auspicious if Vamana Jayanti falls on the Shravan Nakshatra.