Varaha Jayanti is the birth celebration of the third incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He incarnated himself as a boar to save the world and held Earth on the two tusks from under the ocean. This day is observed and rituals take place on the second day (Dwadashi tithi) of the month of Magh (by the Hindu calendar) in Shukla Paksha. All the different incarnations of Lord Vishnu are celebrated as festivals in different parts of India to receive blessings from the preserver of the Universe according to the Hindu mythology.
It is believed that worshipping Lord Varaha brings all kinds of happiness to the devotee including health and wealth. Half boar half-human Varaha had defeated Hiranyaksha and destroyed all evils. Thus, devotees worship him and pray for goodness to prevail.
Varaha Jayanti 2017 was on August 24 Thursday
Rituals of the Day
- This festival is mainly celebrated in Southern India. Devotees wake up early and freshen up to worship the God.
- The idol of Lord Varaha is kept in a Kalash (metal pot), which is filled with water and mango leaves along with coconut on the head. This is supposed to be donated to any known Brahmin.
- After the puja is completed, one should read Shrimad Bhagwad Gita and chant hymns to please the God and celebrate the day.
- Devotees who fast on Varaha Jayanti should also daan (donate) money or clothes to the needy people on this day. This would attain more blessings from the Lord.
Important Timings On Varaha Jayanti
|Sunrise||24-Aug-2017 06:10 AM|
|Sunset||24-Aug-2017 18:48 PM|
|Tritiya Tithi Begins||23-Aug-2017 21:02 PM|
|Tritiya Tithi Ends||24-Aug-2017 20:27 PM|
|Place : Ujjain [ India ]|
One old temple of Lord Varaha exists in Mathura where celebration of this day takes place as birth anniversary of the God with joy and happiness. There is another temple in Tirumala; named as Bhu Varaha Swamy temple where the idol of Varaha Swamy is given a holy bath on this day. The bath is given with ghee, butter, honey, milk, and coconut water.
Varaha Jayanti festival dates between 2014 & 2024
|2014||Thursday, 28th of August|
|2015||Wednesday, 16th of September|
|2016||Sunday, 4th of September|
|2017||Thursday, 24th of August|
|2018||Wednesday, 12th of September|
|2019||Sunday, 1st of September|
|2020||Friday, 21st of August|
|2021||Thursday, 9th of September|
|2022||Tuesday, 30th of August|
|2023||Sunday, 17th of September|
|2024||Thursday, 5th of September|