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Goddess Varahi




Goddess Varahi is another form of Goddess Parvati, and she represents Lord Yama's energy. Varahi is said to have been created out of the boar form of Lord Vishnu. Varahi is often associated with Goddess Kamala, one of the Mahavidyas. Varahi is classed as the fifth among the seven "mother-like" divinities (Saptmatrukas) and hence also called Panchami. With Kurukulla, she is granted the parental status to Sri-Chakra (Lalita Tripura-Sundari).

Varahiís face resembles a boar. Her complexion is dark and she wears silk and black jewelry. She has four hands and two of them hold a mortar and a plow. The other hands are in Abhayamudra and Varatha Karam. She is depicted as seated on a Peetam (seat), with her left foot supported by a small stool.



Updated on 18th September, 2014

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