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Yagya Varaha Form of Vishnu

Yagya Varaha is a rare form of Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu and is worshipped in some temples in India. The image of Yagya Varaha can be found on the temple walls, pillars and among sculptures in gopurams. Information about this form of Vishnu is found in the Kashi Khanda of the Skanda Purana.

It is believed that those who worship the Yagya Varaha form owill get the same benefits of performing yajnas.

The murti of Varaha is with four arms and holds mace (Gada), conch (Shankh) and discus (Sudarshana Chakra). One hand is in protection posture.

It is believed that there was a pond named Yagya Varaha Tirtha in Kashi but it is no longer to be found. There is a temple in Kashi that is dedicated to the murti.

In sculpture making, the Varaha incarnation of Vishnu is named as Yagya Varaha when He is depicted completely in animal form.