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Vishnu Mayam Jagat
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VARAHAVATARA KSHETRAS
Purpose

Again we hear two versions regarding the necessity of Lord Mahavishnu's taking the form of Premordial Boar. As in the first occasion, they rally round Srimannarayana, the Jagadodharaka, who listening to be the heart-rending cries of Mother Earth rushed the scene of distress and assuming the form of the mightiest gigantic Varaha, resusciated Bhumata, of course after putting to destruction the lokakantaka - Hiranyaksha. 

Bhagavata Version

'There were born to Diti and Kasyapa couple in the dim past, two frightful sons called Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakasipu, the cruelty incarnates, who caused nightmares to munikulam and maanavalli (lay in and day out. and round the year at it. They subjected the celestials to untold misery and earned everlasting bright laurels that such awful demons were never born. nor their prototypes would come again in future. The mention of their very name sent tremors to the trilokavasis. 'The animate world lived in perpetual fear. The elder despite frying the innocent hermits alive. rolled the Mother Earth. as it is done with mat and hurled it into the ocean with a single sweep in a trice, as a matter of fact. The helpless Bhumata let out a heart-piercing sharp cry with such an accent on the last syllable "Lift me. Oh Lord!" that it reached Vaikuntanatha speedier than manovega. Would not Bhumata is his darling spouse inseparable invisibly ? Would it not melt him instantaneously? Would not delay cast a slur on his portfolio of protector? Instantly he scurried to the spot and leaping into the ocean lifted the Mother Earth assuming the form of Adi Varaha and placed her on his sharp pointed sturdy incesors. Needless to add, the avatara put an end to the superciliously over-grown egoistical asurahankara of Hiranyaksha. With restoration of Bhumata to her original place and honour, the purpose of his incarnation came to an end. Neither commandment to commemorate the event. nor install icons was made. but the grateful devotees irrespective of caste, creed. religion or region erected temples for adoration, keeping in view of his momentous act. 'Me number. alas! is very insignificant. but the most creditable plus point deserving to be remembered for ever is - his winning of acclaim by non-Hindus - Muslims. whose appreciation reached the climax of christening their progeny after him. So we have Varaha Sahebs in certain parts of our Punya Bharat That is the glory of this incarnation and so much is the monumental service it rendered to the animate and the inanimate worlds.  

Now let us visit Srimushnam and avail the Darshan of -the Lord Varahaswamy joining the Muslim bhaktakoti bearing the name Varaha Sahebs and enjoy the sight of their lusty participation in the annual festival.

 

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