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Varaha Temple at Tirupati

Temples dedicated to the Varaha Avatar, or Boar Incarnation, of Hindu God Vishnu are far and few. One of the most popular temples dedicated to Varah Murti is located at Tirupati – on the west bank of the Swami Pushkarini at the Tirupati Balaji Temple. It is believed that the murti of Varaha at Tirupati is older than the murti of Venkateswara at Tirupati Balaji Temple.
Tirumala Tirupati is also referred as Varaha Kshetra in many ancient texts.
The puja at the Varaha Temple is observed first – before the puja at the Balaji Temple. The food offerings are made at the same time.



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