Varāha (Biographical details)

Varāha (deity; Hindu; Male)

Also known as

Varāha; Varaha; Viṣṇu; Vishnu; Visnu


Third incarnation of Viṣṇu in the form of a boar, supposed to have taken place when the earth goddess (Bhu) was plunged into water at the time of the creation by the asura, Hiranyaksha. In order to save her, Viṣṇu assumed the form of a gigantic boar, raising her up with his tusks.