Worshipping Goddess Varahi in Gupta Navaratris

Varahi Devi

Varahi is one of the saptha mathrukas who aided the Devi in her fight against Shumbha, Nishumbha and their armies.

Varahi is often associated with Goddess Kamala, one of the Mahavidyas. She is also called the Danda-Natha, Lady Commander of the forces of the Mother-Goddess, thus symbolizing the might of Sri Vidya. The hog-faced Varahi destroys evil forces that obstructs the devotees’ progress , paralyses the enemies, and lead the devotees ultimately to Sri-Vidyas. With Kurukulla, she is accorded the parental status to Sri-Chakra – Lalitha Tripura-Sundari. While Kurululla represents the full moon, Varahi represents the new-moon.

“Benefits of worshipping Varahi”

  • Protects from “evil eyes” cast upon you by others.
  • Shields from black magic and unethical occult practices.
  • Varahi protects her devotees from accidents
  • Protects from court and legal issues
  • It increases fame and makes your words count.
  • Invoking Varahi frees you from fear and self-doubt
  • She blesses the devotees with courage and confidence.
  • Shields devotees from diseases and sickness.
  • It helps to manage enemies and emerge successfully.
  • Her worship bestows happiness and prosperity.
  • Varahi blesses her devotees with knowledge and wisdom.

Many Gods and Goddesses have tribal origins. They eventually developed into major figures in Hinduism. Goddess Varahi is one of them. The worshipping of the female counterparts is widespread among the tribes especially those of fierce disposition. There was also an ancient tribal practice to offer all kinds of sacrifice including blood sacrifice. There appears to be a tribal link to Vishnu’s Varaha and Narasimha avatars.