The Boar Incarnation--"VARAAHA AVATARA"
Two asuras were born to Kasyapa and Diti- - Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakasipu. HIRANYAKSHA from his birth he was thirsting for battle.Not finding anyone equal to him in strength,he hit upon a plan to attract the attention of the Lord,the sworn enemy of the Asuras.He removed the earth from its orbit and submerged it. The earth is mythologically represented as Mother Earth - Bhoomi Devi, who is married to Lord Narayana.The Asura then roamed about menacingly across the waterswielding his mace. He heard from God Varuna,the God of Waters, that Vishnu was the only match for him.Bhoomi Devi being the dear wife of the Lord, the Asura expected that a fight with the Lord was imminent.
Dasakam: 012 -- Shlokam: 01स्वायम्भुवो मनुरथो जनसर्गशीलो
दृष्ट्वा महीमसमये सलिले निमग्नाम् ।
स्रष्टारमाप शरणं भवदङ्घ्रिसेवा-
तुष्टाशयं मुनिजनै: सह सत्यलोके ॥१॥
svaayambhuvO manurathO janasargashiilO
dR^iShTvaa mahiimasamaye salile nimagnaam |
sraShTaaramaapa sharaNaM bhavadanghrisevaatuShTaashayaM
munijanaiH saha satyalOke || 1
Then Swaayambhuva Manu who was engaged in the work of creation, saw the earth emerged in water, untimely (when there was no Pralaya). He went to Satyaloka, along with the sages and met Brahma who was serene and happy owing to his devotion to Thee.
Dasakam: 012 -- Shlokam: 02कष्टं प्रजा: सृजति मय्यवनिर्निमग्ना
स्थानं सरोजभव कल्पय तत् प्रजानाम् ।
इत्येवमेष कथितो मनुना स्वयंभू: -
रम्भोरुहाक्ष तव पादयुगं व्यचिन्तीत् ॥ २ ॥
kaShTaM prajaaH sR^ijati mayyavaniinimagnaa
sthaanaM sarOjabhava kalpaya tat prajaanaam |
ityevameSha kathitO manunaa svayambhuurambhOruhaaksha
tava paadayugaM vyachintiit || 2
Swaayambhuva Manu told the lotus born Brahma that it was a pity that the earth was submerged as he was creating beings. He asked for a place to be created for the beings. Hearing this Brahmaa started to contemplate on Thy two lotus feet, for guidance.
Dasakam: 012 -- Shlokam: 03हा हा विभो जलमहं न्यपिबं पुरस्ता-
दद्यापि मज्जति मही किमहं करोमि ।
इत्थं त्वदङ्घ्रियुगलं शरणं यतोऽस्य
नासापुटात् समभव: शिशुकोलरूपी ।३॥
haa haa vibhO jalamahaM nyapibaM purastaadadyaapi
majjati mahii kimahaM karOmi |
itthaM tvadanghriyugalaM sharaNaM yatO(a)sya
naasaapuTaat samabhavaH shishukOlaruupii || 3
Brahma took refuge at Thy feet, lamenting that he had already drunk the waters of thedeluge and yet the earth was sinking. Feeling helpless, he knew not what to do. At thatmoment, Thou, who art omnipresent, came out of Brahma's nostril as a tiny boar "VARAAHA",as small as the size of a thumb.
Dasakam: 012 -- Shlokam: 04अङ्गुष्ठमात्रवपुरुत्पतित: पुरस्तात्
भोयोऽथ कुम्भिसदृश: समजृम्भथास्त्वम् ।
अभ्रे तथाविधमुदीक्ष्य भवन्तमुच्चै -
र्विस्मेरतां विधिरगात् सह सूनुभि: स्वै: ॥४॥
bhuuyO(a)tha kumbhisadR^ishaH samajR^imbhathaastvam |
abhre tathaavidhamudiikshya bhavantamuchchairvismerataaM
vidhiragaat saha suunubhiH svaiH ||4
The Boar began to increase itself in size,first as big as an elephant and later into the size of a mountain.He roared again and again. . Seeing Thy phenomenal form, Brahma andhis sons were filled with amazement.
Dasakam: 012 -- Shlokam: 05कोऽसावचिन्त्यमहिमा किटिरुत्थितो मे
नासापुटात् किमु भवेदजितस्य माया ।
इत्थं विचिन्तयति धातरि शैलमात्र:
सद्यो भवन् किल जगर्जिथ घोरघोरम् ॥५॥
kO(a)saavachintyamahimaa kiTirutthitO me
naasaapuTaat kimu bhavedajitasya maayaa |
itthaM vichintayati dhaatari shailamaatraH
sadyO bhavan kila jagarjitha ghOraghOram || 5
While Brahma was wondering who this tiny boar, which emerged from his nose andhad attained this unimaginably great form could be and whether it was the Maya of Vishnu, The Unconquerable, Thou instantly grew to the size of a mountain and roared repeatedly in a terrifying manner.
Dasakam: 012 -- Shlokam: 06तं ते निनादमुपकर्ण्य जनस्तप:स्था:
सत्यस्थिताश्च मुनयो नुनुवुर्भवन्तम् ।
तत्स्तोत्रहर्षुलमना: परिणद्य भूय-
स्तोयाशयं विपुलमूर्तिरवातरस्त्वम् ॥६॥
taM te ninaadamupakarNya janastapaHsthaaH
satyasthitaashcha munayO nunuvurbhavantam |
tatstOtraharShulamanaaH pariNadya bhuuyastOyaashayaM
vipulamuurtiravaatarastvam || 6
At this incarnation (avataar) of Lord Vishnu as VARAAHA (boar), Hearing Thy thunderous roar,sages of Janaloka, Tapaloka and Satyaloka began to sing the glories of the Lord. Pleased by their praises, Thou assumed a huge form and roaring again jumped into the ocean.
Dasakam: 012 -- Shlokam: 07
स्तोतृन् मुनीन् शिशिरयन्नवतेरिथ त्वम् ॥७॥
prOtkshiptavaaladhir avaa~NmukhaghOraghONaH |
stOtR^In muniin shishirayannavateritha tvam || 7
Thy erect smoke-coloured hair, twitching upward, Thy tail held aloft, Thy snout pointingdownward and Thy eyes rolling, Thou plunged into the ocean, rapidly penetrating theclouds, delighting the sages who were singing Thy praises. The Varaaha then plunged into the waters witha terrific speed and a great splash.
Dasakam: 012 -- Shlokam: 08अन्तर्जलं तदनुसंकुलनक्रचक्रं
भ्राम्यत्तिमिङ्गिलकुलं कलुषोर्मिमालम् ।
आविश्य भीषणरवेण रसातलस्था -
नाकम्पयन् वसुमतीमगवेषयस्त्वम् ॥८॥
bhraamyattimingilakulaM kaluShOrmimaalam |
aavishya bhiiShaNaraveNa rasaatalasthaanaakampayan
vasumatiimagaveShayastvam || 8
Thou entered the insides of the waters Then, diving into the swirling waters, where hosts of crocodiles and whales whirled androlled around, agitated by the surging waves, Thou searched frantically for Goddess Earth, terrifying the inhabitants of Rasathala, with Thy mighty roar.
Dasakam: 012 -- Shlokam: 09
दृष्ट्वाऽथ दैत्यहतकेन रसातलान्ते
संवेशितां झटिति कूटकिटिर्विभो त्वम् ।
दंष्ट्राङ्कुरेण वसुधामदधा: सलीलम् ॥९॥
dR^iShTvaa(a)tha daityahatakena rasaatalaante
sanveshitaaM jhaTiti kuuTakiTirvibhO tvam |
damShTraankureNa vasudhaamadadhaaH saliilam || 9
O Lord! Then seeing the earth concealed at the bottom of the Rasaatal, by the wretched Asura, Thou hastily lifted it up with the tip of the tusk of the boar, a form which Thou had asummed by Maaya. Treating the Asura with disregard who was rushing at Thee. All this was a mere sport for Thee.
Dasakam: 012 -- Shlokam: 10अभ्युद्धरन्नथ धरां दशनाग्रलग्न
मुस्ताङ्कुराङ्कित इवाधिकपीवरात्मा ।
क्रीडावराहवपुरीश्वर पाहि रोगात् ॥१०॥
abhyuddharannatha dharaaM dashanaagralagnamustaankuraankita
kriiDaavaraahavapuriishvara paahi rOgaat ||
Oh Lord ! May Thou who came in the guise of a playful boar, emerging from theswirling waters of the ocean with that mighty form, carrying the Earth on the tip of Thytusk like a twig of grass, save me from my ills.