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Adivarah Temple / आदिवराह मन्दिर

Behind the present Dwarkadhish Temple in Manika Chowk are two temples of Lord Varaha.

Krishna Varaha

During the period of Swayambhuva Manu in Brahmakalpa, Krishna Varaha manifested from the nostril of Brahma in a four legged, boar form. He kept the Earth on His tusk and brought her up from Rasatala, the nether region.

Shvet Varaha

During the reign of Chakshus Manu, Shvet Varaha manifested from the ocean. His face was like that of a boar and the lower portion of His body was human-like. He is also called Nar varaha (nar meaning "human"). He killed Hiranyaksha and delivered the Earth.


At the beginning of Satya Yug, there was a brahmana sage named Kapil, who was a worshipper of Adi varaha. Indra, the king of the demigods, pleased that brahmana and then brought the deity of Varaha to the heavenly planets, where he installed Him for worship. Having defeated Indra, the mighty Ravana seized that Varaha deity from Swarga and established Him in Lanka. After killing the impersonalist Ravana, Shri Ram brought that same deity to Ayodhya and installed Varahadev in the palace. When Maharaja Shatrughna was leaving Ayodhya to kill Lavanasur, he asked his elder brother Ram for the deity.Shatrughna carried the deity with him and, after killing Lavanasur, established Him in the city of Mathura, where one can take darshan of Him even today.

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