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Baraha Dwadashi - Magh Month - Puri Temple - Odisha

Baraha Dwadashi is observed in Magh Month. The day is of great significance to Vaishnava devotees. Varaha Dwadashi 2024 date is February 21. The day is of importance at Puri Jagannath temple.

This ritual is dedicated to the Baraha or Varaha incarnation of Bhagavan Vishnu.

Baraha is the boar incarnation of Vishnu and it appeared to rescue Mother Earth and the Vedas.

Special pujas are held in temples on the day. Worship and fast of Baraha incarnation helps in solving earthly problems. He is also worshipped for achieving good harvest.

Baraha Dwadashi is annually observed on the Magh Shukla Paksha Dwadasi or the 12th day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu calendar and panjika followed in Orissa.