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Yes, there are temples for all three. Matsya Most temples to Matsya are in South India. First of all, there is the Vedanarayana Swami Temple in Nagalapuram, a village in Andhra Pradesh. Matsya is called Vedanarayana because he rescued the Vedas after the demon Hayagrivasura stole them from Brahma. You can see Matsya on the exterior of the temple (taken ...


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No the two are not the same and wikipedia is actually right on this point. According to this excerpt from the Vishnu Purana they are certainly different: When the-three worlds are but one mighty ocean, Brahmá, who is one with Náráyańa, satiate with the demolition of the universe, sleeps upon his serpent-bed--contemplated, the lotus born, by the ascetic ...


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The reason that Bhuvaraha, the Varaha deity in Srimushnam, is venerated by Musllims is that there was a Muslim feudal lord who was cured of cancer after praying to Bhuvaraha. Here is what this article from The Hindu says: Here, it is pertinent to point out an interesting feature. Evidenced by relics and records, a Muslim feudal lord by name Syed ...


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This excerpt from the Brahma Purana describes how Narakarasura was born to Vishnu's incarnation Varaha and Bhumidevi goddess of the Earth after Varaha rescued the Pitris at Kokamukha: Chaya, the Earth conceived by lord Boar generated asura Naraka known also by the name Bhauma. Lord Vishnu gave him Pragjyotisha, the capital city of Kamarupa.


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Yes, Lord Varaha have single tusk as per Valmiki Ramayana: Yuddha Kanda: Sarga 117 भवान्नारायणो देवः श्रीमांश्चक्रायुधः प्रभुः || ६-११७-१३ एकशृङ्गो वराहस्त्वं भूतभव्यसपत्नजित् | "You are the Lord Narayana himself the glorious god, who wields the discus. You are the Divine Boar with a single tusk, the conqueror of your past and future enemies."


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Significance of Pancha Mukha Anjaneya is described in official website of Sri Panchamukhi Anjaneya Kshetram which is located in Karnataka. The origin of Sri Panchamukhs Hanuman can be traced to a story in Ramayana. During the war between Lord Rama and Ravana. Ravana took help of Mahiravanka who is the king of Pathala. Lord Hanuman in order to ...


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This looks like Translation error. This page gives different meaning. Saptame caiva Varahe Kalpe means Seventh and certainly known as Varaha Kalpa. Caiva = ca + iva = and (also certainly).


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As per 3rd Canto, Chapter-3 and Verse-6 of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa) the commentator says that it was due to bad association with Banasura that he became evil and was killed by the Lord himself as Krishna. सुतं मृधे खं वपुषा ग्रसन्तं दृष्ट्वा सुनाभोन्मथितं धरित्र्या । आमन्त्रितस्तत्तनयाय शेषं दत्त्वा तदन्त:पुरमाविवेश ॥ ६ ॥ sutaṁ ...


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I was able to visit the Thiruvalaventhai temple in that India trip, and this is what I learned from the priest (who is also a priest at the Sthalasayana Perumal temple). The Pallava king Harikeshava was a devotee of Vishnu who used to visit the Lakshmi Varaha temple in Thiruvidanthai, which I discuss in my question here. Everyday he would go back and forth ...


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Sri Matsya Narayana Temple The Matsya Narayana Temple at Omkar hills in south Bangalore is a temple dedicated to the Matsya Avatar of Vishnu. From the official page of the temple: Sri Matsyanarayana Temple in Omkara Ashrama is the only temple of its kind in Karnataka of Bhagavan Sri Matsyanarayana Swamy.Matsya Avatar was the first Avatar of Lord Vishnu, ...


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The above answer is partially correct because Sveta Varaha kalpa can also be called Padma kalpa. A kalpa is called Padma when there is a manifestation of the universe from lotus. Sri Viswanath Chakarvarti Thakur writes on SB 3.11.37 "This verse describes the first day in the fifty-first year of Brahma, in the second half of his life. ...


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There are Varaha temples in North India as well. For example: Varahanatha Temple, Odisha This temple dedicated to Varaha is present on the banks of the Vaitarani river at Jajpur in Odisha. You can read about it in The History of Medieval Vaishnavism in Orissa by Prabhat Mukherji. According to the tradition, Vishnu was propitiated by Brahma, when the Vedas ...


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Mahanarayana Upanishad, a part of taittiriya arankya describes about it. bhūmirdhenurdharaṇī lokadhāriṇī . uddhṛtāsi varāheṇa kṛṣṇena śatabāhunā .. 38.. The earth is the giver of happiness like the milk cow, the sustainer of life and support for all living beings. (Represented as such the earth is addressed:)Thou wert raised up by Kṛṣṇa in His ...


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One of the avatharas of Lord Vishnu is the Varaha Avatharam. This is the third avathar that Lord Vishnu took and the Varaha Avatharam was a wild boar. This story is in the puranas. I will give a brief explanation as of what I have read. In this birth of the ishnu Avathara, the two guards Jaya and Vijaya were born as Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu, two demons....


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In the Taittirtya Brahmana (1.1.3.5), Prajapati is stated to have assumed the form of a Boar, who lifted up the earth which remained plunged in the water (p.49). प्रजापतिः प्रजा असृजत । तासाम् अन्नम् उपाक्षीयत । ताभ्यः सूदम् उप प्राभिनत् । ततो वै तासाम् अन्नं न_अक्षीयत । यस्य सूदः संभारो भवति । नास्य गृहे ऽन्नं क्षीयते । आपो वा इदम् अग्रे सलिलम् आसीत् ...


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According to Padma Purana too, Padma Kalpa and Varaha Kalpa both are not same. Padma Purana, Srishti Khanda, Chapter 3 - Kinds of creation: At the end of the night which is of the same measure (as the day)he again brings about the creation. Such is the year of Brahma and likewise are his hundred years. Long is the life-span of that great one, viz. ...


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Sreevaraham Lakshmivaraha Temple Thiruvananthapuram Sreevaraham Lakshmi Varaha Temple is situated at Sreevaraham near Sree Padmanabhaswami Temple in Thiruvananthapuram City. This a west facing Mahakshtera with golden Dwaja Prathishta. The main deity in sreevaraham temple is Lord Vishnu in Varaha avatar along with Goddess Mahalakshmi on his left lap. ...


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