Varahaswami Temple in Tirumala Tirupati

Sri Varahaswami Temple is one of the popular temples in temple city, Tirumala Tirupati, Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Sri Varahaswami Temple in Tirumala is to the north of the Sri Venkateswara Temple, on the banks of Swami Pushkarini.

According to legend or the Sthala Puranam, Tirumala was originally Adi Varaha Kshetra (the home of Sri Adi Varaha Swami), and it was with his permission that Lord Sri Venkateswara took up residence here.

According to the Brahma Purana, pilgrims should first offernaivedyam to Sri Adi Varaha Swami, before visiting the Sri Venkateswara Temple.

According to Atri Samhita (Samurtarchanadhikara), the Varahaavatara is worshipped in three forms:

  • Adi Varaha
  • Pralaya Varaha
  • Yajna Varaha

The idol of Sri Varahaswami in Tirumala is that of Adi Varaha, as it resembles the description of the Adi Varaha murti in Vaikhanasa Agama texts.

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