Varaha Jayanti is the birthday or Appearance day of Varaha Avatar. In 2017, Varaha Jayanti date is August 24. Lord Varaha Swamy is the boar incarnation of Sri Maha Vishnu. Varaha is the third avatara of Vishnu.
Varaha Swamy – the protector of the Earth
Varaha swamy is represented with the head of boar and the body of a man. Varaha Deva rescued the Earth from the demon Hiranyaksha. When Hiranyaksha was about to throw the Earth in the Ocean, Varaha Dev demolished the demon and picked up the Earth from the water with his tusks.
In ancient times there were two brothers named Hiranyakashipu and Hiranyaksha. They were demons born to sage Kashyapa Muni. They flaunted uncommon bodily features and had steel-like frames which grew just like mountains. Check out the full story of Varaha Avatara of Lord Vishnu..
At the end of the previous Kalpa, when Brahma awakened from his long slumber, he saw all the worlds devoid of everything. With a desire to save the earth from the depth of unfathomable inundation, He took the appearance of Varaha. Check out the full story of ‘How Varaha Swamy saved the Earth’.
Varaha Jayanti Celebrations in Tirumala Tirupati Devastanam
Varaha Jayanthi is celebrated as festival by Vaishnava sects all over India. Varaha Swamy is the Kshetra Daivam (Lord of the place) for Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam. On the day of Varaha Jayanti, celebrations are held at Varaha Swamy Devasthanam in Tirumala Tirupati.
In 2016, Varaha Jayanti date was September 4.
In 2015, Varaha Jayanti date was September 16.
In 2014, Varaha Jayanti date was April 28 as per some panchangams and August 28 as per other panchanga.
In 2013, the date of Varaha Jayanthi was May 7 as per some panchangams and September 8 as per other panchanga.
In 2012, the date of Varaha Jayanthi was April 19 as per some panchangams and September 18 as per other panchanga.