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Which is the third avatar of Lord Vishnu? – Third Avatar or Incarnation of Hindu God Vishnu

Third avatar of Vishnu happened to rescue Mother Earth who was pushed down by demon Hiranyaksha. This incarnation was to help restore Mother Earth. As per Hindu scriptures the third Avatar of Hindu God Vishnu is the Varaha Avatar – which is referred as the boar incarnation. The story of Varaha avatar is one that symbolically narrates how ignorance can overcome human beings and push them down to the dark.

Story of Varaha Avatar is found in the Vishnu Purana and Varaha Purana.

Varaha Avatar Story