– Jajpur", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Varaha&oldid=993631104, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles having same image on Wikidata and Wikipedia, Articles containing Sanskrit-language text, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 11 December 2020, at 17:00. 12) Brahma Purana – 10,000 verses. This summary is a mythological account, based on literary details from the Mahābhārata, the Harivamsa, the Bhagavata Purana, and the ... Nāradeya Purana, Garuda Purana, Vayu Purana and Varaha Purana. In their first birth, they are born as the daityas Hiranyakashipu (who is slain by another Vishnu avatar Narasimha) and Hiranyaksha as the twin sons of Diti and the sage Kashyapa. Hence, pilgrims are prescribed to worship Varaha first and then Venkateswara. In the Baghavata-Purana, a collection of Vaishnavite stories, Vishnu is also credited with giving all the other gods the gift of immortality. From their union, Mangala, the god of the planet Mars, was born. Linga Purana 16. He also marries the earth thereafter. Thereafter, Varaha requests Sarabha to dismember him and create implements of sacrifice from his body parts; Sharabha complies by slaying Varaha. The epithet Kapindra ("Kapi-Lord") may refer to Varaha or Rama avatar, depending the interpretation of the word kapi as boar or monkey respectively. Spirituality [81][82][83] Roshen Dalal describes the symbolism of his iconography based on the Vishnu Purana as follows:[16]. Sometimes, Varaha may carry only two of Vishnu's attributes: a shankha and the gada personified as a female called Gadadevi. [190] A theory suggests that Varaha's identification with Sacrifice streams from the early use of a boar as sacrificial animal. 3. [16] As Pralaya Varaha – indicative of lifting the earth from the stage of the pralaya (the dissolution of the universe) – he is depicted only with Bhudevi. His consort, Bhudevi, the earth, is often depicted as a young woman, lifted by Varaha. [16] Though Varaha is praised numerous times as the saviour of the earth from the waters, the detailed legend is not given in the Purana. And here you have a brief summary containing the very essence of this great scripture of Devi Mahatmya. This description of Yajna-varaha was adopted in various other Puranas (like the Brahma Purana,[75] the Bhagavata Purana,[73] the Matsya Purana,[50] the Padma Purana,[76] the Venkatacala Mahatmya of the Skanda Purana,[77] the Vishnudharmottara Purana), the Harivamsa,[78] Smriti texts (including the Vishnu Smriti,[56]), Tantras and Adi Shankara's commentary on the Vishnu Sahasranama explaining the epithet Yajnanga ("whose body is yajna"). The retinues of Sharabha and Varaha, aided by Narasimha, fight. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article. Vishnu Purana. The exact time of the assembly of the written texts does not define in the Puranas. Kuber Mantra O guardian of the whole sphere! Also, Varaha's temple was established at Kokamukha, where Varaha freed the Pitrs. [216], The most prominent temple of Varaha is the Sri Varahaswami Temple in Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh. They produce various deities. The First Chapter deals with Samanvaya or Reconciliation by way of Interpretation, the Second Chapter is called Vishnu as Varaha creates his shakti Varahi (along with other deities, together called the eight matrika goddesses) to aid the Great Goddess to fight the demon Raktabija. [164], The Narada Purana recommends Varaha be pictured as golden in complexion, having the earth on his white tusks and holding an iron-club, a conch, a discus, a sword, a javelin in his hands and making the abhayamudra (hand gesture of assurance). In one, he is depicted as a form of Prajapati, in other an asura named Emusha is a boar that fights Indra and Vishnu. The ears are said to indicate rites (voluntary and obligatory). The one-syllabed mantra hum for Varaha is also noted. I) Preface The present Volume contains the Varaha Purana Part I (Chapters 1-136) in English Translation. Varaha sculptures generally look up to the right; there are very rare instances of left-facing Varaha depictions. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti! [214] The Padma Purana includes Varaha in a hundred-name hymn of Vishnu. Char Dham Temples Sri Swami Sivananda. Come & have battle with me.” Varuna became very angry as he knew that at this moment Hiranyaksha was mightier than him so he curbed his anger and said, “I have given up fighting as I am too old. The earth praises Varaha-Vishnu who rescued her numerous times in various avatars and sees the complete universe in his mouth, when Varaha laughs. [129][130], The Linga Purana mentions that Vishnu takes the avatars due to a curse by the sage Bhrigu. Temple construction; describes Vamana and Varaha Kalpas. When the boar tills the land with its tusk in nature, plants sprouts in the spot quickly. Daily Life and Practices Once, Brahma and Vishnu contest for superiority. [173] While Varaha once enjoyed cult following particularly in Central India, his worship has declined significantly today. His teeth are offerings. His powers grew by the day. Search found 19 books and stories containing Varahapurana, Varāhapurāṇa, Varaha-purana, Varāha-purāṇa, Vārāhapurāṇa, Vārāha-purāṇa; (plurals include: Varahapuranas, Varāhapurāṇas, puranas, purāṇas, Vārāhapurāṇas). Varaha Purana. The Varaha avatar starts with the Doorkeepers of Lord Vishnu. [11][17][18][19] Arthur Berriedale Keith also agrees with Macdonell; interpreting the mountain as a cloud and the slaying as an alternate version of the annihilation of the asura Vritra by Indra. Brahma Purana. While some sculptures show a mane, it is dropped and replaced by a high conical crown – typical of Vishnu iconography – in others. Panchangam Vishnu, as Varaha, enters Patala via the ocean. [2], The Sanskrit grammarian and etymologist Yaska (circa 300 BCE) states that the word varaha originates from the root √hr. An infinite, fiery pillar signifying the linga appears. [55][56][57] In late addition in the Mahabharata, the single-tusked (Eka-shringa) Varaha (identified with Narayana-Vishnu) lifts the earth, which sinks under the burden of overpopulation when Vishnu assumes the duties of Yama (the god of Death) and death seizes on earth. Catuh-sloki : The four summary verses of the Bhagavad-Gita - The four verses of Chapter 10.8 to 11, famously called as Catuh-sloki are known as the summary verses of Bhagavad-gita. [106], In the Shiva Purana, the annihilation of Hiranyaksha appears as a cursory tale in the story of subduing of his adopted son Andhaka by Shiva. 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