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Varahi Peetha Worship In Hindu Religion

Goddess Varahi is considered to be the dandanayika, the agent of rendering punishment and reward to the wrongdoers and devotees. In Hindu religion, a unique form of worshipping Goddess Varahi is worshipped her peetha or seat. Varahi peetha worship is performed by many Hindus.

The devotee should place a seat (a pitha or peetha) for Goddess Varahi properly made on a gold, silver or copper plate or on sandal paste spread over the flat surface of a plate. Then prepare a proper seat for the goddess, which should be good looking and well-proportioned. The devotee worships the Peetha.

For more complex and elaborate puja, the seat of the goddess has 27 sections. The innermost asana or seat is Sadashiva, on which the form of the goddess composed of the mantra of Varahi should be conceived and worshipped with sixteen materials. Then all the surrounding deities are worshipped.

The original Peetha on which Goddess Varahi is worshipped is located in the island called Varaha Dwipa, and the peetha is called varaha peetha. The island is surrounded by walls of gold and is floating on a sea of nectar. The pitha has three squares around the end. When one views it closely, he sees that it is made of a thousand-petal lotus, which includes one hundred inside. Still further, inside it contains eight petals which again converge into a six-cornered, then five-cornered and finally into a triangular form with a dot inside.