Varaha Jayanti

Published On : April 30, 2024  |  Author : Astrologer Pt Umesh Chandra Pant

Varaha Jayanti And Its Importance

Countless (diabolical) incidents that supervene through the cycles of times on this earth prove to be detrimental not only to the whole world but also its environment. Also, these incidents pose serious problems to the gods in heaven.

The old, undying propensity of demons has typically been to vandalise the sacred places dedicated to worshipping gods by the innocent devotees and sages and inflict on them unspeakable tyranny in a mad stupor to expand their demonic kingdom uncontested.

Under such circumstances, when the tyranny of devils runs rampant causing havoc of immeasurable extent, it is said that Varaha avatar is one of the third out of 24 chief divine incarnations of Lord Vishnu.

Varaha Jayanti of lord Vishnu is a yearly celebratory event observed in Tritiya of Shukla Paksha during the month of Bhadrapada across India and the world with great enthusiasm shown by devotees. Varaha incarnation of Lord Vishnu is considered extremely welfare-giving and beneficial for the devotees. He is the lord who grants desired results in the life of devotees. He is the lord who sustains the life on earth and every creature on it.

Hence, Varaha Jayanti is not only a grand festival for the people on earth but also gods in heaven. There is a detailed description of the Varaha avatar in the Srimad Bhagavata Purana. By assuming this avatar, Lord Vishnu, bearing the form of a boar, had killed a demon named Hiranyaksha, thereby restoring life on earth. Varaha Avatar of Lord Vishnu also bears a moral message of keeping our earth safe at any cost. From this standpoint, Varaha Jayanti accentuates both religious and scientific importance.

Varaha Avatar, And Lord Vishnu Puja

Varaha Jayanti, a day dedicated to Lord Vishnu as Varaha (boar), is an auspicious celebratory event that should be observed with shodashopchar methods. Devotees are expected to maintain the purity, take a holy bath, wear fine outfits, collect puja-related essentials and keep them at a puja spot. Commence worship facing north, remember Lord Vishnu and do Achamana. Star the procedure of self-purification. Take the sankalp of puja. Worship lord Vishnu with devotion. If you can’t commence the puja, have it conducted by an erudite Brahmin Pandit specialising in religious rituals. Donate on this day. Conclude your puja by dedicating it to the Lord. Beg pardon for any mistake from the lord.

Story Of Varaha Avatar

Though we find many tales associated with the Varaha avatar of Lord Vishnu, some brief ones are mentioned here.

A long time back, demon Hiranyaksha, driven by the sheer vanity of his power, abducted the earth and hid it somewhere in the PatalLoka (underworld). Soon the world without earth plunged into chaos. Displeased by the deed of Hiranyaksha, all the gods requested Lord Brahma to restore the earth. Lord Brahma then meditated and with his divine vision found the earth kept hidden at the bottom of the sea by Hiranyaksha. His spells cause extreme difficulty for Gods and goddesses to rescue the earth. So, Lord Brahma created the Varaha Avatar of Lord Vishnu from his nose. He commanded Varaha to restore the earth. Lord Vishnu as Varaha found the hideout of Hiranyaksha and finally slain him, held the earth on his tusks and reinstated it to its original place. Since then, Varaha Jayanti is celebrated happily to commemorate the restoration of the earth by lord Varaha. Fairs and programs are also conducted at many places, thereby accentuating the grandeur of the festival manifold.

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