Varaha Avatar Boar

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Varaha or Wild boar Varaha or wild boar is a classic feature seen throughout ancient Indian history. Art and architecture of ancient India provides ample evidence of the existence of the wild boar as well as its geographical extent i.e. its location as well as the important accorded to it. Symbolism linked with the wild boar is incorporated into several key stories associated with rebirth, creation, and protection In India the species of wild boar is known as Sus Indicus. Varaha- Avatar of Vishnu : Varaha is the third Avatar of Vishnu among the Dashavatara. The story or legend is well known- Vishu rescuing Earth, Personified as Bhudevi from Hiranyasha, the demon and raising her from the (ocean- cosmic ocean) by lifting it on his Tusks.…show more content…
Consorts: Ashtamatrikas: Varahi : A very interesting aspect is seen in the form of Varahi, the consort of Varaha. The Matrika (mother goddess) Varahi, is depicted with a boar head like the god. Weapon is the trident sword and mount is buffalo, lion, tiger or horse. Bhudevi : This is the personification of earth and her representation is quite small. She is often seated on the tusks of Varaha or shown dangling from it. Another representation is her being seated on the corner of his folded elbow or his shoulder and supporting herself against the tusk or snout. Mahabalipuram shows a rare portrayal of bhudevi as mentioned earlier. As Varaha Rescued Bhudevi, it is said that she fell in love with him. Vishnu therefore marries Bhudevi and she becomes his consort. In one narrative, Vishnu and Bhudevi indulge in vigorous embraces and as a result, Bhudevi becomes fatigued and faints, sinking a little in the primordial ocean. Vishnu again acquires the form of Varaha and rescues her, reinstating her in her original position above the waters. Some scriptures state Narakasura , the asura as the son Bhudevi and
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