VARAHAAlso known as ADIVARAHA
VISHNU as a boar
All to save the world from the demon HIRANYAKSHA, who was dragging it down into the primordial ocean.
VISHNU was then free to stop making a pig of himself. We are told that he got the original idea from BRAHMA himself who had used the boar thing to bring the world up from primordial ocean in the first place, except that he had to dry it out and stock it with livestock.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : ADIVARAHA
Popularity index : 247
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