Questions tagged [varaha]

Use about questions regarding Lord Varaha(pronounced Varāha IAST) the boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is the third avatar among ten principle incarnations(daśāvatār) of Lord Vishnu.

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Are there any temples for Matsya, Kurma, and Varaha avatars?

Are there any temples for the following three avatars of Vishnu? Matsya Kurma Varaha If yes, please share some information about some popular temples for them.
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How did Varaha's son Narakasura become evil?

One of Krishna's most famous deeds is his killing of the demon Narakasura, which is the inspiration of the holiday Deepavali. Narakasura was tormenting the gods and had even stolen the earrings of ...
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What scriptures describe the story of Pancha Mukha Anjaneya (five-faced Hanuman)?

Pancha Mukha Anjaneya (five faced Hanuman) consisting faces of Hayagriva, Narasimha, Anjaneya, Garuda and Varaha is found in few south Indian temples. Is there any Puranic or scriptural evidence that ...
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Is Badrinath actually in India?

Varahaapuran (adhay 140:) Bhagwan Varaha says - I live in kokaamukh in the base of the mountain at the intersection of "kokaa river" and "kausiki river" and will be known as Badri This ...
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After lives of Lord Narasimha and Lord Varaha

Lord Narasimha and Lord Varaha are incarnations of Lord Vishnu but unlike other incarnations eg, Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, Nara-Narayana, Lord Vamana, etc, I do not see them to be having a full life ...
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Is the Svetavaraha Kalpa and the Padma Kalpa the same?

According to Wikipedia, the previous kalpa was known as the Padma kalpa: Currently, 50 years of Brahma have elapsed. The last Kalpa at the end of 50th year is called Padma Kalpa. We are currently ...
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Which scripture says that Varaha was father of Narakasura

The following excerpt from Mahabaratha clarifies that Narakasura was son of Earth and Krishna (in another form) gave him a boon on Earth's request Vasudeva replied unto him, saying, 'Listen, O ...
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What is the story of the Thiruvalavendhai Varaha temple in Mahabalipuram?

I'm currently visiting India, and I may try to see the Adi Varaha Perumal temple in Mahabalipuram, more commonly known as the Thiruvalavendhai temple. It's a difficult temple to visit; it's closed ...
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What are all Varaha Avatars of Vishnu?

In the Chapter Manifestation of Rudra - Rudra Samhita Section one of Shiva Purana (Pg 224), Brahma said this to his son Narada, A boar has the power of steadily going deep below. Hence, Vishnu ,...
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What scriptures describe Hiranyaksha mining the Earth?

Most people only know the story of the demon Hiranyaksha putting the Earth in the Garbhodska ocean, after which Vishnu’s incarnation Varaha the boar killed Hiranyaksha and rescued the Earth. But page ...
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Does Varaha have only one tusk(ekashringa)?

I read somewhere that Varaha has one tusk instead of two. Is that true?
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Is Varaha worshiped mostly in South India?

There is a famous Varaha temple at Srimushnam right next to a highway in Tamil Nadu. I don't recall any temples to Varaha in North India, are there any? Is Varaha worshiped mostly in South India?
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Varaha Jayanti : Is there any scriptural reference?

It seems like on 4th Sept., as per the Hindu Calendar, there is Varaha Jayanti. Usually Jayanti refer to the birth. As per this link it is stated that this day is celebrated as the birth anniversary ...
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Varaha Deity and Muslim

I came to know Varaha deity in Srimushnam temple taken in procession during festival times. Can anyone confirm this and explain the reason behind this act. Another important temple is the ...
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Was the boar killed by Lord Indra in Brahmanas same as Lord Varaha?

According to this source, there is a story in Brahmanas where Lord Indra kills a boar who has stolen the treasure of the asuras, then gives its carcass to Lord Vishnu, who offers it as a sacrifice to ...
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Varaha Avatara - reference in Taittirya recensions

If any one knows of references to Sri Varaha Avatara of Lord Sriman Narayana in Taittiriya Samhita / Brahmana / Arankaya, I request you to kindly post them here. If there are references in other ...
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Significance of Varah avatar's symbolism

What is the meaning denoted by Varah avatar taking mother mahalakshmi on his lap? Since, every avatar and it's pictures/scriptures have certain meaning and denotation to make, what is the meaning of ...
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Vishnu Purana, 1st Amsha, chapter 4 Shloka 35, refers to Varaha as “one who enveloped earth in 1 step”. How can Vamana reference come?

Vishnu Purana, 1st Amsha, chapter 4 Shloka 35 (पदक्रमक्रांता भुवम), refers to Varaha as "one who enveloped earth in 1 step". Can someone please explain as to how Vamana avatar reference ...
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Who is lord varaha? [duplicate]

I have read lots of references about lord varaha but I wanna know the actual truth. From where and whom did lord varaha came from? In which timeline? What happened after? Is he mentioned in Vedas?