"Devi Sri Lalitha Parameshwari"
Annai Maha Varahi resides in the Sri Chakra in the 16th Pragaram. She is a symbol of purity, peace and prosperity. She emerged from the Angusam (weapon) of Devi Sri Lalitha Parameshwari.
She is the commander of the battalion of Sri RajaRajeshwari. Varahi is one of the Saptha Mathrukas - Seven Divine mothers. Varahi is classified as the fifth among the seven “Mother-like” divinities (Saptmatrukas) and hence called Panchami.
She protects the devotees against all odds and guides him/her along the right path. One who worships her will be relieved from evil forces. Sri RajaRajeswari took the incarnation of Sri Maha Varahi to eliminate the cruel demon Pandasura.
THE DIVINITY, THE BEAUTY AND THE BLESSINGS OF MAHAVARAHI:
Divinity manifests from age to age in the human form in order to re-establish Dharma (righteousness) and to guide all mankind back to the righteous path and to guide all mankind to the path of inner self. Goddess Sri Maha Varahi is one such manifestation.
She has deep beauty that gleams from inside her soul and will warm every one with her energy . She is a boar headed Goddess portrayed as sitting on a Lion. Her black complexion symbolizes her transcendental nature. She is a Minerva – goddess of wisdom and beauty . She is the celestial beauty with eight hands Each hand has a Sangu, Chakram, Gadhai, Kadgam, Mushalam, Damaragam, Abayavaradam and Ulakkai. She is draped in 'Silk Robes and Jewellery'.
Worshipping her, a faithful devotee becomes a pure refined soul. Since she is an epitome of Gnana (Knowledge) worshipping her will encourage oneself to attain knowledge in abundance which is the stepping stone for success in life.
She is the epitome of Rajarajeshwari. She has been patiently and gracefully waiting to reveal herself with her heart ready to receive us.
PROLOGUE OF THE GODDESS:
Story of Pandasura: Pandasura was a great Shiva Bhakta. After thousands of years of penance, Lord Shiva appeared before him and the demon requested for a peculiar benediction that he should never be killed by anyone and live forever. However, Lord Shiva had a different opinion on the birth and death aspect of humans. He said anyone born on this earth must die one day. Pandasura laid down one condition that he shouldn't be killed by either human or animal or by natural causes. He could be annihilated only by a woman not born of another woman. He also insisted that she should live her life eating faecus as food. Shiva granted this wish to him.
Pandasura, being a great warrior and having attained this special wish, went into the dangerous game of massacre of humans to reign power. When the Devas felt that his torture exceeded the limits, they approached Lord Shiva seeking his intervention to save them from this cruel ruler. But Lord Shiva expressed his inability in this matter since he had given this benediction and asked them to approach the Divine Mother Sri Raja Rajeshwari for a solution.
When they approached the Goddess, she soothed them with the promise that very soon Pandasura would be destroyed.
She started contemplating as to what kind of incarnation would help her kill Pandasura, since he had been destined to die by unique creation, that would have to take birth as a woman and not in human body.
There was only one possibility for this strange combination. It was to take the incarnation of a boar - a wild pig with tusks with female human body and face of a boar.
However there was a problem as the same incarnation in the form of Varahi had already been taken by Sri Maha Vishnu. (Dasavatharam). At the behest of Sri Vishnu and keeping his form, deep within, Mother took the form of boar and came to be known as Sri MahaVarahi....
GIRI CHAKRAM is the name of Varahi's Radham.
Varahi Ambal is also called as:
Aswaruda Varahi Devi
Dhandini Varahi Devi
Unmantha Varahi Devi
Bagtha Varahi Devi
Panjami Varahi Devi
Swapna Varahi Devi
Dandanatha Varahi Devi
Lagu Varahi Devi
Varthalia Varahi Devi
Aswaruda Varahi Devi
Dhumra Varahi Devi
Madu Varahi Devi
Manthrani Varahi Devi