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LORD Varaha SATISFIES PRITHVI'S CURIOSITY


LORD Varaha SATISFIES PRITHVI'S CURIOSITY 

A sage named Sutaji narrated the tale of Lord Varaha to the sages, which he had heard from Sage VedaVyasa---
Once, while Narada was wandering about, he reached Meru mountain where he saw the abode of Lord Brahma. He also saw a giant sized entity, just next to Brahma's abode. The person possessed four arms and his face resembled a boar. The person held a conch and a chakra in his two hands--The remaining two hands were in the postures of giving blessings. Narada was very surprised to see that divine person being surrounded by Sages like Vashishtha, Atri, Markandeya and Bhrigu. After paying his eulogy to him, he stood in a corner. In the meantime, Prithvi (earth) arrived there with her two companions--Ila and Pingla. She was curious to know about the identities of various mountains, which Lord Varahaa had established on her. Lord Varahaa told Prithvi about the prominent mountains---Mountains like Sumeru, Himavana, Mandarachala, Vindhyachala, Pariyatraka, Mahendra, Malaya, Sinhachala and Gandhamadana are situated to the north of Himalaya.

The mountain ranges situated to the south of Himalaya are Arunachala, Hasti, Gridhachala and Ghatikachala. Sages believe that in Satyayuga Lord Vishnu had his abode at Anjana Mountain, while in tretayuga, dwaparyuga and Kaliyuga he has his abode at Narayangiri, Sinhachala and Shrivenketachala (This is nothing the present Tirupati) respectively. Lord Varahaa and Prithvi flew away towards Venkatachalgiri mounted on Garuda.

LORD Varaha MANTRA

On their way, Prithvi requested Lord Varaha to reveal the sacred mantra, chanting of which makes him pleased.

Lord Varaha said--'The secret mantra that pleases me to no limits is ---OM NAMO SHRIVarahaAYa DHARANYU UDDHARNAYa SWAHA. This mantra is capable of liberating a man and also brings all sort of worldly accomplishments to him. In the first Krita yuga, a Manu named Dharma had realized me by continuously chanting this mantra. Even Indra regained the control of heaven by chanting it. Ananta--the lord of all serpents, chanted Varaha mantra and as a result became capable of holding the earth on it's hood.'

OM NAMO NARAYANAYA

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