Yagna Varha temple, a temple for the 3rd incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is one of the famous temples of Karimnagar district in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Very few temples are dedicated to Yagna Varha Swamy, of of the main avtars of Vishnu. This temple is one of them. The temple is maintained by a Sarvavaidika Sansthanam. The temple conducts many rites round the year that includes annual Brahmotsavam, Pavitrotsavam, Varaha Jayanthi, Vara Lakshmi vratham, Sathya Narayana Vrathams, Ganesh Navaratri, Devi Navaratri etc.
About the temple
This temple is built as per traditional Dravidian architecture. The center portion of the temple has a resemblance of the Hoysala temples. Gopuram is three stories, not too high. The temple includes lots of carvings, which are found on the inside walls of the temple. The original temple was built during the rule of Vijayanagar Empire. Later restorations were done in various phases and currently the temple has the glory and dignity. The temple Mahasamprokshana was done during the year 2009.
About the deity
In the Garbhagriha of the temple, idol of Yagna Varha Swami is established. Sri Sudarshana Chakra is also placed near the statue of Lord Vishnu. Inside the temple one can find sculptures displaying the various religious stories which is self-explanatory. The constructional pattern indicates the dates of establishment of the temple.
The temple also houses shrines of Ratna Garbha Ganapathi, Sri Rama, Sathya Narayana Swamy, Santhanaprada Anantha Nagendra Swamy, Navagrahas, Vaagvaadini Maha Saraswathi, Vasudha Lakshmi (Bhudevi), Vara Durga and Abhaya Anjaneya Swamy.
Maha Abhishekam to God YagnaVaraha with waters of blessed streams and seven sacred oceans, gathered in one thousand eight pots Sahasra Kalsaabhishekam.Sri Rama Samrajya Pattabhishekam. Rakshoghnesti Koti Kumkumarchana.
Legend and stories
Lord Varaha is the Vishnu avatar who lifted the earth that was hidden in the ocean by the Daitya Hiranyakasya. Lord Varaha slew the daitya Hiranyakashya and brought back the earth from the bottom of the sea thereby relieving bhooma devi (Mother earth) of her miseries. Bhoom devi prayed to Lord Vishnu, in the Varaha avatara, and requested him not to leave the earth. Pleased with her worship Lord Vishnu stayed back and graced his devotees. From that day on the lord was known as Bhuvaraha Murthy.
The prominent festivals celebrated in the temple are Devi Navaratri Brahmotsavam, Sathya Narayana Vrathams, Pavitrotsavam, Vara Lakshmi vratham, Varaha Jayanthi and Ganesh chaturthi.
Basant Nagar airport is the nearest one situated at 50 kilometers from this temple. Road connectivity from airport is well and transportations are easily available. For the devotees who come from abroad, Rajiv International Airport Hyderabad is the nearest located at 162 kilometers from this temple.
Karimnagar is not fully served by the Indian Railway, though a good train line passes through the district. Bus connectivity is the best to move to and from Karimnagar.
Karimnagar is one of the most bus terminuses of India and more than 2500 buses pass from this station. Buses for each route are easily available from Karimnagar. Various A/C, Non A/C, Volvo, Hispano buses are easily available run by APSRTC.
Sri YagnaVaraha Kshetram,
Bommakal Road, Karimnagar,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To resolve delays in marriages
- To be cured of illnesses
- To find relief from economic problems
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
06:00 am to 11:00 am and 05:30 pm to 08:30 pm.