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Sri varahi devi

Sri Varahi Devi

Sri Varahi Devi is a prominent deity in the Sakta literature and is worshipped prominently in Southern India. She is associated with Earth and all material related possessions. According to our puranas, Saptamatrukas are the seven different forms of Adi parashakthi. They always safeguard the devotees and protect them from evil forces.

Varahi devi has a humanbody and the face of a boar and the colour of the storm-cloud. As such, she is dark complexioned and wears on her head a Karanda-Makuta and is adorned with ornaments made of corals. she has six hands in four of which she carries the Danda, Khadga, Khetaka and Pasa, the two remaining hands being respectively held in the Abhaya and Varada poses. the Hala and Musala as her weapons.

Feminine form of Varaha Swami

According to Hindu scriptures, she is believed to be the feminine aspect of Varaha Swamy. Her importance is also praised in Devi Bhagavatam, Markandeya Purana, Matsya Purana, and Varaha Purana. She played an important role in the killing demons like Andakasura, Raktabeeja, sumbhanisumbha.

Varahi Devi is portrayed as a goddess with a boar face and dark cloudy complexion. Along with Varada and Abhaya mudras, she portrays weapons like shanka, Pasha, and Hala…in her eight hands. She uses horse, lion, bull, elephant …as her Vahanas.

Varahi Devi is worshipped by three major schools of Hinduism like Shaivism, Vaishnavism, and majorly in Shaktism. In Srividya Upasana, she is worshipped as one of the main deities. They describe her as the commander in chief of Sri Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi. Her refrence can be seen in Lalitha Sahasranamam. It is believed that she eradicates the misfortunes of her devotees. She is also believed to remove obstacles in the life of her devotees, protect them from enemies, help in gaining spiritual knowledge, in awaken kundalini Shakti…In Nepal, she is called Barahi. The Buddhist goddesses Vajravarahi and Mariachi are believed to have their origins in the Hindu goddess Varahi. Sri varahi Devi is revered and worshiped by her devotees mainly during the night. It is believed that gets pleased even by merely chanting her name 3 times a day. The following is Her Dhyana sloka describing Her attributes.