Varaha

Hindu - In Vedic myth, a manifestation of Brahma. In this version, Brahma dived to the bottom of the primordial ocean, seeking the root of the lotus which floated on the surface, and discovered land. He changed into a huge boar and raised the land above the surface of the ocean on his back. Another story says that the earth was so overpopulated that the weight of the people caused the earth to sink. The boar lifted its back into position on one tusk. When he moves the earth from one tusk to another, an earthquake results. Occasionally referred to as Varaha, Brahma, Brahma, Brahman, Vaivarta, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Absolute, Ananta, Astakarna, Brahman, Dhatar, Dhatri, Grandfather, hamsa, Hiranyagarbha, Ishvara, Kala, Kamalasana, Mahadeva, Narayana, Padma-Nabha, Pitamaha, Prajapati, Purusha, Svayambhu(va), Vishvakarma, Buddhist Janardana, Vairocana, Cambodian Prah Phrom, Japanese Bon-Ten-O, Dainichi or Thai Phrom.
Hindu - The third incarnation of Vishnu, as a boar. In this incarnation he fought, for a thousand years, and finally killed the giant Hiranyaksha who had dragged the earth down to the sea-bottom. In some lore, occasionally known as Varaha, Brahma, Brahma, Brahman, Vaivarta, Abjaja, Abjayoni, Absolute, Ananta, Astakarna, Brahman, Dhatar, Dhatri, Grandfather, hamsa, Hiranyagarbha, Ishvara, Kala, Kamalasana, Mahadeva, Narayana, Padma-Nabha, Pitamaha, Prajapati, Purusha, Svayambhu(va), Vishvakarma, Buddhist Janardana, Vairocana, Cambodian Prah Phrom, Japanese Bon-Ten-O, Dainichi or Thai Phrom.

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