Varâha dived in after it and flipped it out with his tusks so swiftly that not a drop of water had time to harm anything. He then gave the demon a total tusking.
Vishnu was then free to stop making a pig of himself. Apparently this kind of thing happens on a regular basis every squillion eons or so.
We are told that Vishnu got the original idea from Brahma himself, who had used the boar manifestation to bring the world up from the primordial ocean in the first place — except that he had to dry it out and stock it with livestock.
Varâha Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Adivaraha
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Everything
Area of expertise: Supreme, Everything
Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 2746
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Article last revised on September 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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