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Is the Svetavaraha Kalpa and the Padma Kalpa the same?

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 ...
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Which scripture says that Varaha was father of Narakasura?

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 ...
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What scriptures describe the story of Pancha Mukha Anjaneya (five-faced Hanuman)?

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 ...
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Why was the epithet varAha (वराह) used for Rudra in Rig Veda I.114.5?

Varaha is interpreted as strength of a boar in this verse by the commentator Sayana. Rudra does not become a Varaha but is as strong as a Varaha. Sayana: firm limbs like a Varaha. Rig Veda Samhita 1....
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Who were the parents of Bhumi Devi(Prithvi)?

In one Samvarta Smriti (Samhita) verse (74th from Chapter 1), Earth is mentioned as an offspring of Lord Vishnu. The first offspring of the Fire is gold ; Vishnu's offspring is the earth ; and kine ...
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What is the story of adivaraha temple in mathura?

Yes. The story found in the Varaah Puran. In the Chapter 163 (KapilVaraahMahatmyam) of the Varaah Puran. In short the story is, Kapil Muni (being a devotee), creates an idol of Bhagwaan Varaah (called ...
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Varaha avatar is confusing!

Brahma Purana says that Naraka was the son of Varaha - "O lord, when I was lifted up by you in the form of a Boar, this son had been born of me as a result of my contact with you. He had been ...
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Did the demon Hiranyaksha receive Andhaka from Lord Shiva?

Yes. Lord Shiva gave Andhaka to Hiranyaksha before Varaha Avatar. Sanatkumāra said:— 38. On hearing these words of the king, the kind-hearted Śiva was satisfied and spoke thus—“O ruler of Daityas, ...
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Which Scripture mentions Mangala as son of Varaha?

Devī Bhāgavata Purāṇa explicitly states that Maṅgala was son of Varāha (avatāra) & Pṛthvi. viṣṇorvarāharūpasya patnī sā śrutisammatā // tatputro maṅgalo jñeyo ghaṭeśo maṅgalātmaja / ~ Devī ...
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Does Varaha have only one tusk(ekashringa)?

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 ...
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Varaha Avatara - reference in Taittirya recensions

Mahanarayana Upanishad, a part of taittiriya arankya describes about it. bhūmirdhenurdharaṇī lokadhāriṇī . uddhṛtāsi varāheṇa kṛṣṇena śatabāhunā .. 38.. The earth is the giver of ...
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Varaha Avatara - reference in Taittirya recensions

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 ...
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How did Varaha's son Narakasura become evil?

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

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 ...
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What is the story of the Thiruvalavendhai Varaha temple in Mahabalipuram?

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

Sreevaraham Lakshmivaraha Temple Thiruvananthapuram Sreevaraham Lakshmi Varaha Temple is situated at Sreevaraham near Sree Padmanabhaswami Temple in Thiruvananthapuram City. This a west facing ...
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Is Varaha worshiped mostly in South India?

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 ...
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Is the Svetavaraha Kalpa and the Padma Kalpa the same?

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 (...
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Is the Svetavaraha Kalpa and the Padma Kalpa the same?

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 ...
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What is the story of adivaraha temple in mathura?

One of the oldest and self-manifest deities of Lord Varaha exists in Mathura in the Adi Varaha temple. This Deity is also called Lal Varaha because the Deity is red in colour. According to the Adi ...
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Who were the parents of Bhumi Devi(Prithvi)?

According to various passages in the Rig Veda, the earth (pṛthivi) was not born. Rather, it was manufactured by 'the poet' (kavi), seemingly referring to Tvastr, who is a sort of maker-god. This is ...
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Who is lord varaha?

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 ...
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How did Varaha's son Narakasura become evil?

The story is as follows:- Once Narkasur inspired by his desires wanted to marry Devi Kamakhya. Goddess playfully put a condition before h that if he able to build a staircase from the bottom of ...
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Are there any temples for Matsya, Kurma, and Varaha avatars?

"Information on Varaha Temple Only" On the South Bank of the Pushkarini tank in Tirumala, next to the main temple is a temple dedicated to Varaha Swamy. The Sthala Purana has it that the temple was ...
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