Sri Yagna varaha Kshetram



This is a very famous temple in the district of Karimnagar, Telangana, India. The presiding diety of this kshetram is Lord Yagna Varaha swamy (third incarnation of Lord Maha Vishnu). There are very few temples in India dedicated to Varaha swamy and this is one such rare temple. The other famous Varaha swamy temples are located in Tirumala, Simhachalam, Sri Mushnam.

There are other sannidhis in the temple namely Ratna Garbha Ganapathi,Sri Rama Sathya Narayana swamy, Anantha Nagendra, Navagrahas, Vaagvaadini Maha Saraswathi, Vasudha Lakshmi (Bhudevi), Vara Durga and Anjaneya swamy.

The temple is maintained by Sarvavaidika Samsthanam (SVS). Sarvavaidika Samsthanam conducted many Yagnas and krathus in this kshetram namely Rakshognesti, Srimath Ramayana Mahakrathuvu, Ashotara kundaathmaka Maha Lakshmi Yagam, Koti Kumkumarchana to name a few. The temple was consecrated in the year 1986 and recently celebrated its Mahasamprokshana (Maha Kumbhabhishekam) in the year 2009. The temple conducts many rituals round the year like Brahmotsavam, Pavitrotsavam, Varaha Jayanthi, Vara Lakshmi vratham, Sathya Narayana Vrathams, Ganesh Navaratri, Devi Navaratri etc in a grand manner. The rituals are done as per Vaikhanasa Agama. Please visit www.svskarimnagar.org for regular updates on temple activities. Do visit the temple and seek the choicest blessings of Lord Varaha swamy.

History

The Yajna Varana Swamy Temple is built in tradition Dravidian style. The middle part has the appearance of the Hoysala temples. The Gopuram has three floors. The walls are beautifully carved in the temple. The Yagna Varaha god idol is installed in the Garbhagriha of the temple. The temple also has carvings of beautiful statue that tell their stories without uttering a word. Beside the idol of Lord Vishnu, Sudarshan chakra is placed. This temple was originally constructed during the Vijayanagar Empire. As the years passed by, the temple has got many modifications to enhance its beauty and glory. Later, in the year 2009, the temple Mahasamprokshana was built in the temple.According to the history, the Tirumala was earlier the Adi Varaha Kshetra the home of Adi Varaha Swami. It was only after his permission that the Lord Venkatesware chose to reside in his home.Varaha is the Vishnu avatar who has lifted the earth that was hidden in the ocean by the Daitya Hiranyakasya. The Lord Varaha has killed the daitya Hiranyakashya and brought him back to the earth. The Varaha is the head of the board (pig) type on the human body. After bringing the earth back, the Varaha has removed all miseries from the earth making it a happier place to live in. The Bhudevi started praying Vishnu for not leaving the earth, pleased with her worship Lord Vishnu stayed back to the place where he has brought back the earth. From that day the lord was known as Bhuvaraha Murthy.

Importance/Significance

The Varaha temple is very uncommon, hence famous for the Lord Varaha Swamy (Varaha Avatar). It is said that the Varaha is the third avatar of the Lord Vishnu among the ten avatars. The Lord Varaha has been worshipped by the devotees in three forms like Adi Varaha Pralaya Varaha Yajna Varaha Here in this temple there are many rituals that are performed throughout the year like Pavitrotsavam, Sathya Narayana Vrathams, Brahmotsavam, Ganesh Navaratri, Devi Navaratri, Varaha Jayanthi, Vara Lakshmi vratham, etc.

Events/Festivals/Gatherings

The temple has a custom of offering for the prayers to the Lord Varah before praying Sri Venkateshwara. The devotees worship in this temple and then go to Titumala to worship Lord Venkateshwar.The temple has several rituals around the years like Devi Navaratri Brahmotsavam, Sathya Narayana Vrathams, Pavitrotsavam, Vara Lakshmi vratham, Varaha Jayanthi and Ganesh Navaratri.

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