What exactly is the Varaha Avatar?
According to Hindu legend, the demon Hiranyaksha was the one who pulled the Earth to the bottom of the sea.
Lord Vishnu rescued it by taking the appearance of a boar (Varaha Avatar). They battled for a thousand years.
The Varaha Avatar then slew the demon and used his tusks to raise the Earth from the oceans.
Varaha Avatar is shown as a full-fledged animal or as a man with a boar’s head and body.
He’s shown as a massive pig with the Earth clinging to one of his tusks.
He is frequently shown in half-human, half-animal form, standing with one knee bent and holding Bhumi Devi.
Varaha Avatar’s heavenly mission was to restore Dharma, or justice, and preserve the planet Earth from demons or Asuras.
In the Satya Yug, Lord Vishnu took the Varaha Avatar.
He took on the form of a Boar in order to safeguard the Earth (Prithvi).
The Sanskrit word “Varaha” (Devanagari:,varha) means “boar” or “wild boar,” which is how the Varaha Avatar got its name.
Varaha is a term from the Rig Veda that means “wild boar.”
The Varaha Avatar Story:
Varaha Avatar’s origins may be traced back to Lord Vishnu’s doorkeepers. Vaikuntha Loka is Lord Vishnu’s dwelling. It was guarded by Jaya and Vijaya, two gatekeepers. They adored Lord Vishnu and felt privileged to be able to defend him.
Jaya and Vijaya would be the ones to let visitors inside Vaikunta Loka to see the Lord. They were well aware that Lord Vishnu’s time was valuable and could not be squandered.
Lord Brahma’s four sons came to meet Lord Vishnu in his Vaikunta Loka at one point. Lord Vishnu, on the other hand, was sleeping at the time. As a result, Jaya and Vijaya intervened to prevent them from meeting Lord Vishnu.
The sons of Lord Brahma were furious with Jaya and Vijaya. They cursed Jaya and Vijaya, saying that they would be born on Earth as humans. Lord Brahma’s sons ignored Jaya and Vijaya’s pleadings for forgiveness.
Lord Vishnu came at the location after hearing some disturbances. He expressed regret for his guards. He said that they were only carrying out their responsibilities. Lord Brahma’s sons stated that they could no longer reverse the curse and departed the area.
Lord Vishnu then told Jaya and Vijaya that the curse would be lifted only if they both died at his hands. This was agreed upon by the guards.
Jaya and Vijaya were eventually born as brothers called Hiranyakashyap and Hiranyaksha.
Hiranyaksha was a devout follower of Lord Brahma. For many years, he worshipped Lord Brahma and received the blessing that no God, human, Asura, Devta, animal, or beast would be able to kill him.
Hiranyaksha’s immortality was thus ensured. On Earth, he began tormenting humans. When he moved, the Earth rocked, and when he yelled, the sky cracked.
Hiranyaksha persecuted the Devas and assaulted Indra’s heavenly abode. All of the Devas fled for their lives and took refuge in the caves of Earth’s mountain ranges.
Hiranyaksha took the Earth and threw it into the Patal Loka. As a result, the Earth plummeted to the ocean’s depths.
Manu and his wife Shatrupa ruled the Earth during this period. When Manu and Shatrupa saw this, they went to Lord Brahma and expressed their sorrow.
As a result, Lord Brahma advised them to seek Lord Vishnu’s assistance.
Lord Brahma was now meditating on Lord Vishnu. From his nostrils, a small boar dropped. The thing got bigger and bigger until it was the size of a mountain. Lord Vishnu was the one who appeared. He said that he will dive into the ocean to save the earth’s mother.
As a result, Lord Vishnu assumed the Varaha Avatar (the shape of a pig) in order to assassinate Hiranyaksha. Lord Vishnu went to the ocean’s bottom in quest of mother earth with a great jump. He made it to the bottom of the ocean, where he discovered Bhumi Devi.
Hiranyaksha, on the other hand, dashed to the beach. Varuna, Lord of the Oceans, was the first person he met. Varuna Deva was challenged to a fight by him. Varuna, on the other hand, wisely convinced Hiranyaksha that he must battle Lord Vishnu because he is simply an equal opponent.
Narad came at this precise moment. Hiranyaksha inquired about Lord Vishnu’s location. Lord Vishnu was in the ocean rescuing Mother Earth, according to Narad.
As a result, an enraged Hiranyaksha dashed towards the ocean floor.
Lord Varaha had sunk his tusk into the ocean floor and hoisted Mother Earth upon it with it. He started to creep closer to the surface.
Lord Varaha was seen by Hiranyaksha, who raced at him with his mace. He challenged Lord Vishnu to a combat with him as Varaha Avatar. Lord Varaha, on the other hand, placed the mother earth in a secure location.
Lord Varaha had turned to face Hiranyaksha at this point.
The demon struck the Lord with his mace. Lord Varaha, on the other hand, took a step back. They battled for an extended period of time.
Lord Brahma informed him that he needed to kill the demon before sundown so that he wouldn’t be able to utilise his black magic.
As a result, Varaha Avatar slammed his fist into Hiranyaksha’s face. He flung him into the air. Hiranyaksha lost his balance and died instantly.
Manu now has his Earth back, and the Devas have their heaven back. Lord Vishnu, in Varaha Avatar, vanquished Hiranyaksha and saved Mother Earth in this fashion.
Who assassinated Lord Varaha?
Hiranyaksha, a demon, was the one who kidnapped the Earth and fled. As a result, Lord Vishnu enlisted the help of Varaha Avatar to preserve the Earth.
The Varaha Avatar is thought to be residing in Tirumala as Varaha Swami after saving the Earth, and we can have Darshan. At Tirumala, he is guiding people.
In reality, Lord Vishnu’s Varaha Avatar is characterised as a “pulsar” avatar, which means it was created to accomplish a single function and then vanish.