Varaha Jayanti 2023 Date

Varaha Jayanti 2023 Date, Varaha Swamy Jayanti 2023 Date 

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Varaha is the third incarnation of Sri Hari Vishnu and Varaha Jayanti symbolizes the birth of Sri Hari Vishnu’s boar avatar in Satyuga, Varaha avatar. 

According to the Hindu calendar, Varaha Jayanti occurs on the second day, or dwitiya tithi, of the Shukla Paksha of the Magh month. Particularly in South India, Varaha Jayanti is commemorated with a great deal of pomp and show.

Varaha Jayanti History

As a half-boar, half-human reincarnation, Lord Vishnu is said to have raised the earth with his tusks. To protect the Earth from Hiranyaksha, who had dragged it to the bottom of the sea, he assumed the form of Varaha. After killing the demon, Varaha raised the Earth from the ocean with his tusks.

Bhudevi, the earth, is portrayed as a young woman carried by Varaha.

Varaha Jayanti : Significance

Lord Vishnu is considered as the protector of all realms in Hindu mythology. He is regarded as one of the most potent deities in the triad, which also includes Lord Shiva and Brahma.

The Varaha, one of Vishnu's most renowned avatars, is Vishnu's third incarnation on earth, and Varaha Jayanti is observed to commemorate Vishnu's birth. It is claimed that Lord Varaha grants people who adore him great wealth and excellent health.

It is believed that prayers made on Varaha Jayanti ward off evil and grant devotees a life full of bliss. Devotees pray, chant, and perform kirtans of Varaha avatar.

The third incarnation of Sri Hari is also referred to as Bhagwan Varaha in the Sri Dashavatar Stotra of Sri Geetgovindam, which was written by Sri Jayadev Goswami.

Vasati Dashanshikhre Dharani Tav Lagna.
Shashini Kalanklev Nimagna.
Keshav Dhritsukarup Jai Jagdish Hare ॥ 3 ॥

Meaning: Hey Jagdish! Hey Keshav! Hey Hare! Hey Barahrupdhari! Just as the moon is visible together with the blur within itself, in the same way the earth is situated above your teeth ॥ 3 ॥

Varaha Jayanti : Puja Vidhi or Rituals

After the devotee has had his bath and is ready to commence the holy festival of Varaha Jayanti. Devotees can worship the Lord in a Vishnu temple or even in their residences. Worshipers of Lord Varaha perform the following rites on Varaha Jayanti.
  • A metal pot (Kalash) is used to hold the Lord Varaha idol.
  • Water and mango leaves are placed inside of the Kalash. Additionally, a coconut (nariyal) is put on top of the Kalash and is afterwards given to a Brahmin.
  • On this day, the devotees also read aloud from the Shrimad Bhagwad Gita. To appease Lord Vishnu, they worship, chant, and perform Varaha avatar kirtans.
  • On the eve of Varaha Jayanti, devotees who observe a fast are supposed to provide clothing and money to the underprivileged and needy.

The following mantra, when spoken 108 times with honey or jaggery, is thought to rapidly grant all the wishes of devotees.

Varaha Mantra

Varaha Mantra In English

om namo bhagavate vaaraaharoopaay bhoorbhuvah svah syaatpate bhoopatitvam dehyate dadaapay svaaha.

Varaha Mantra In Hindi

ॐ नमो भगवते वाराहरूपाय भूर्भुवः स्वः स्यात्पतेभूपतित्वं देह्यते ददापय स्वाहा।

Devotees must chant this Varaha mantra on Varaha Jayanti to please Sri Hari Vishnu. However, it is a must to chant the Varaha mantra while wearing a coral or red sandalwood garland.

Varaha Jayanti Legend or Varaha Avatar Katha

The Puranas claim that Diti, one of Kashyapa's thirteen wives, gave birth to the extremely potent demons Hiranyakashipu and Hiranyaksha. She also gave birth to Holika, a demon who turned out to be malevolent and whose burning is commemorated as Holi, the festival of colors, throughout India. Although both of the male offspring grew up to be strong adults, they chose the road of adharma rather than dharma. Hiranyakashipu and his brother Hiranyaksha prayed continuously and summoned Lord Brahma, who they had managed to appease with their unwavering faith. They asked the world's creator to grant them invincibility in all realms when Lord Brahma appeared and gave them the opportunity to make a wish.

The two sons of Diti went on the rampage throughout the three realms after Lord Brahma gave them their request. The two brothers allegedly went on to rule the three worlds. However, their need for further carnage was insatiable. They immediately set off towards Lord Varuna's dominion, which was then known as Vibhaari Nagari. The two asuras (demons) were warned by Lord Varuna to keep away from the kingdom since they could never overpower Lord Vishnu, who is their guardian angel and guards the entire cosmos.

Hiranyaksha was incensed by the insult and set out to find Lord Vishnu in order to vanquish him and assert the invincibility that Lord Brahma had granted him. The defender of kingdoms had been reincarnated as Lord Varaha by the time he saw Lord Vishnu. It is said that Hiranyaksha witnessed Lord Varaha balancing the earth on his tusks at this very time. Following a fight, Lord Varaha kills Hiranyaksha, putting an end to the horror both he and his brother had imposed. From this point forward, people began to accept the wild boar as Lord Vishnu's third manifestation. Since then, they have been worshiping Lord Varaha and following a fast on Varaha Jayanti in order to ward off evil and live a virtuous life.

Varaha Swamy Temple

One of the major Varha Jayanti ceremonies is held in an old temple in Mathura that is dedicated to Lord Varaha. Bhu Varaha Swamy Temple at Tirumala is another temple well-known for hosting Varaha Jayanti celebrations. Offerings are made to the idol of Lord Vishnu on the eve of this event. Coconut water, milk, honey, butter, and ghee are among the offerings.

Varaha Jayanti 2023 Date and Muhurat

Varaha Jayanti 2023 Date - Sunday, September 17, 2023

Varaha Jayanti Muhurat - 01:29 PM to 03:57 PM
Duration - 02 Hours 28 Mins

Tritiya Tithi Begins - 11:08 AM on Sep 17, 2023
Tritiya Tithi Ends - 12:39 PM on Sep 18, 2023

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