About Varaha Swamy
Sri Varahaswamy Temple or Bhu Varaha Swamy temple is a Hindu temple, it is situated in the hill town of Tirumala, Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh state, India. Varaha Swamy is the first deity to be visited in Tirumala. As per the custom of Tirumala kshetra, the Tirumala yatra is going to be considered complete only after visiting Varahaswamy first, perform pooja, and make offerings to him after this only devotees should visit the lord Venkateshwara. The temple is dedicated to the god Varaha, Vishnu’s third avatar. This temple is believed to be older than the Venkateswara Shrine. This temple was renovated by Pedda Tirumalacharya in the year 1535 AD. The temple is part of Tirumala Venkateswara Temple and is being administered by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams.
‘Varahakshetra’ is an ancient time for Tirumala. Ages past the mountain where Sri Varaha swami came after saving the earth from the sea with his fangs is Venkatachalam. The legend says that Lord Venkateswara resided here with the permission of Bhuvaraha swami. The tradition of the temple is the Prasadam is offered first to Varaha swami and next to Lord Srinivasa. Sri Varaha Swami stands together with his leg upraised and holds Bhu Devi in His arms during this temple.
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The one who worships the Varahashetra god will enter the Jnanamaya Kosha. The subsequent stage is going to be Anandamaya Kosha which may be automatically achieved by a Sadhaka. One epigraph was published in 1454. Salivahanasaka (AD. 1532) Manmatha Nama Samvatsara Vaishakha Poornima details the services of Tallapaka Pedda Tirumala Iyengar son of Vaggeyakara Annamacharya. There are three copies one Tamil and two Telugu, and these are on the walls of the doorway gopura.
Poojas and festival at Varaha Swamy Temple:
Daily rituals are held as per Vaikanasa Agama. Vaikunta Dwadasi, Chakrasnanam event during Annual Brahmotsavams, Rathasapthami will be held in the Mukha mandapa of Varahswamy Temple. Varaha Jayanti is also celebrated.
After the reconstruction temple become wiped out, the Moolaberan was kept within the Narasimha Swamy enclosure of the Venkateshwara Swamy temple for 12 years. Mahanth Prayagadasji Desahu renovated the temple and reconsecrated the Lord Bhu Varaha Swamy the newly constructed Garbhagriha with in the 20th century. In 1982, a Balalaya was erected therefore the Moola Murthy was delivered to a level above the ground.
Monday to Thursday, Morning 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday Morning 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday: Morning only from 6:30 AM to 9:00 PM