Basic Details about Varaha Jayanti, 1 September 2019
What is Varaha Jayanti?
Varaha is a holy event that marks the birth anniversary of one of Lord Vishnu’s incarnations-avatars, Lord Varaha, the boar form. Lord Varaha is regarded as the 3rd incarnation-avatar of Lord Vishnu. Lord Varaha is said to be born to destroy the devils.
What is the date of observing Varaha Jayanti?
The date of Varaha Jayanti can vary every year in the Gregorian calendar. The date of Varaha Jayanti is determined according to the Hindu lunar calendar. Varaha Jayanti falls on the 3rd day (Tritiya Tithi) of the month of Magh, in the Shukla Paksha phase of the moon in the lunar month’s fortnight. Shukla Paksha is the rising-waxing phase of the moon.
Where is Varaha Jayanti more popular?
Lord Vishnu is worshiped across India and Nepal. However, Varaha Jayanti, which is the marking of birth anniversary of the 3rd incarnation of Lord Vishnu is most popular in southern India.
What is the auspicious date-timing, Tithi for observing Varaha Jayanti?
Below are details towards the auspicious date-timing for Varaha Jayanti:
(Please verify the timing according to your region online, or with a Priest or Astrologer)
[Below date-timings are ex-Delhi NCR]
Varaha Jayanti auspicious time, Tritiya Tithi starts – 1st of September 2019, Sunday, at 8:27 AM
Varaha Jayanti auspicious time, Tritiya Tithi ends – 2nd of September 2019, Monday, at 4:57 AM
The auspicious time, Mahurat for Varaha Jayanti is between 1:37 PM to 4:09 PM
How to observe Varaha Jayanti?
Many devotees wake up early in the morning on the day of Varaha Jayanti. They bathe and clear their surrounding areas. Some devotees observe a fast, Vrat. Many perform special prayers, Bhajans and worship. Many make donations of clothes, food, and other items to the poor or needy. Many visit Lord Vishnu temples.
A Mantra for Lord Vishnu is -
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय
Date Published : 31 Aug 2019