Varaha वराह

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  • 3 syllables and 6 letters
  • pronounced as varAha
  • Hindi (Sanskrit) वराह

Varaha meaning: Cloud

Varaha name meaning

Literal meaning of Varaha:

Varaha (Sanskrit वाराह) is ancient Sanskrit name, which literally means superiority or preeminence. Varaha also refers to Boar.

Intended meaning of Varaha:

Reference of Varaha is found in Riga Veda where Varaha refers to boar, hog or pig. Mention of Varaha is also found in Taittiriya-Aranyak (तैत्तिरीय-आरण्यक) and Mahabharata as the third or boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Varaha also founds to be referred in Naighuntuk (नैघण्टुक) in which this word refers to cloud. This name also founds reference in Manu-Smiriti where Varaha denotes an array of troops in form of boar.

Popularity of Varaha

Varaha is not a popular name in India. Varaha is adopted by only few people in India as the name of their children. Varaha is not a popular name in the USA.

In our opinion Varaha is a unique name with a unique meaning attached to it. Varaha has a great sort mythological significance attached to it.

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More about Varaha

  • Varaha is the avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu in the form of a boar. Varaha is listed as third in the Dashavatara, the ten principal avatars of Vishnu.
  • The Varaha Purana is one of the major eighteen Mahapuranas, a genre of Hindu religious texts. It describes in detail about the Varaha incarnation (Avatar) of Vishnu, and narrates about the rescue of the Prithvi.
  • The Varaha Temple at Khajuraho enshrines a colossal monolithic image of Varaha, the boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
  • The Varaha river is a small river that flows through the town of Periyakulam in Theni district of the state of Tamil Nadu in India.

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