Varahi Deviis one among the seven mother goddesses in the Hindu religion. With the head of a boar, Varahi is the female aspect of Varaha, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Varahi is worshipped by the Hindus throughout India and by the Buddhist people in a different name. Her origin was found in ancient vedas and Hindu sacred texts.
Varahi was described as a beautiful goddess, wearing red garments and sitting in the lotus flower. Her face shines as equivalent to that of millions of suns and she wears diamond ornaments on her neck, and carries various weapons on her several hands and protects us in one hand. Several sages and rishis were worshipped and got benefited through her. Her glory cannot be explained fully even by Lord Shiva himself. She contains such a great divine feature.
She was created mainly for the purpose of killing the demons and to maintain law and order in the entire universe. She was formed from Goddess Chandika, a form of Mata Parvati Devi.
According to the ancient Puranas, she bestows various boons to us and protects us from the evil forces.
The Devi Bhagavata Purana tells her valour and praises her victory over the killing of the ferocious demons.
There are five forms of Varahi
1. Svapna Varahi
2. Canda Varahi
3. Mahi Varahi
4. Krcca Varahi
5. Matsya Varahi
The vehicle of Varahi is a buffalo. Varahi can be worshipped by offering pujas to her and we can recite Varahi Anugrahashtakam and Varahi Nigrahashtakam for getting good fortunes in our life and towards getting protected ourselves from enemies and also for getting good health and for having a clear mind and to avoid unnecessary confusions in our life.
FAMOUS VARAHI TEMPLES
1. Varahi temple at Chaurasi, Orissa
2. Varahi Amman temple in Madurai
3. Varahi Amman temple in Salem
4. Sri MahaVarahi Amman temple in Coimbatore
5. Sri Varahi Amman temple in Pondicherry
6. Varahi temple in Mylapore, Chennai
7. Varahi temple in Trichy
8. Varahidevi temple in Gujarat
9. Varahi Amman temple in Malaysia
Varahi homams are popularly done in the temples of varahi, and it is done mostly for maintaining peace in the mind, for getting cured from prolonged illness and also done for getting better prospects in the life. By doing abhishekhams with honey, coconut water, milk, fruit mixture and ghee will fetch very good fortunes in our life. She is the divine mother, who not only gives a particular thing alone. Even if we forget to tell our list of prayers to her, she will study our mind, and fulfil our wishes.
Let us worship the divine mother and be blessed.
“OM SREE MATA VARAHIYE NAMAHA”
“OM NAMAH SHIVAYA”