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Varaha-avatara

mrgerald_at_aol.com
Date: Wed Jan 27 1999 - 14:29:10 PST

Dear devotees,

The day of Jan 28 is observed as Lord Varaha's appearance day. The pastimes of
this third avatara of Lord Vishnu are described like this:

When her child falls in a well, the mother because of excessive parental
affection (vatsalya) jumps in and saves it. Similarly when earth (prthivi) was
sinking in the underworld, the Lord took the form of a boar and in the
twinkling of an eye dived in and brought her out. (Sri Pillan's Tiruvaymoli
7.5.5) 

Visit Sri Varaha website at www.varaha.avatara.org on His appearance day.

Gerald Surya