Varaha Jayanti is the first appearance day or the birthday or the day of incarnation of Varaha Swamy, the boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu. In 2011, Varaha Jayanti date is April 26 in some calendars followed in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. As per other Panchangams, Varah Jayanti date is 31 August 2011. Varaha Swamy is the third avatar of Sri Maha Vishnu.
Tirumala Tirupati is known as Aadi Varaha Kshetram. Here, devotees first visit Varaha Swamy who is the Kshetrapalaka and then Lord Venkateswara. Varaha Jayanti is a big festival in Tirupati Temple. Simhachalam temple in Andhra Pradesh is famous as Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy.
There are many famous Varaha temples in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, and Rajasthan.