SRI KOTTAI VARAHI AMMAN TEMPLE

Today, we will describe Sri Kottai Varahi Amman Temple, which is in Vellore, Tamil Nadu. The presiding Goddess is Varahi Amman, who sits here on the stone in the form of a Shivlingam.

 Today, we will describe Sri Kottai Varahi Amman Temple, which is in Vellore, Tamil Nadu. The presiding Goddess is Varahi Amman, who sits here on the stone in the form of a Shivlingam. It is built in a way when you count the steps from the door to the deity; it always comes as 64 in number. In the temple, Amman resides as Valai Thaai, who is the supreme form; she is the mother of all Siddhars, Yogis Rishis.

Amman residing here is the owner of all the Siddhis; 64 yoginis live here. People who visit here attain the supreme powers; hence it is a must-visit place for all Siddhas and such people who can achieve the siddhis.

Who is Varahi?

Varahi is the mother of the land; she is the female power that runs this land. She has a face of a pig and a human body. She has eight hands in which she holds powerful weapons to protect her devotees against every evil power.

The powerful horse Ashwagandha is her mount on which she sits and becomes victorious.  Varahi is also considered an avatar of Lord Vishnu and Venkateshwara, where she is known as Varaha Perumal.

She is a Goddess who is full of compassion and love for her devotee. Once a devotee takes shelter in her realm, she removes all their pain and fulfills their wishes. She also takes dhandini avataram when she wants to terminate her enemies who trouble her devotees.

She is also the Simha Vahini, whose mount is the Lion, and this form represents her supreme power.

History of the Varahi Amman Temple

Varahi Amman appeared in the dream of his devotee and instructed him to build a temple for her. Amman put a condition regarding the building of the temple; she said that the temple has to be completed within 4 months /4 years/ 40 years.

This wasn't easy to follow, however with the grace of Amman, the varahi Amman temple was completed as per her instructions. Bhoomi Pooja was performed on 16th August 2020; people performed kumbhabhishekam for the prime deity on 7th September 2020. It was such an auspicious day that all planets were settled in a triangular form.

As the construction began, each day, people started feeling more positive vibrations at the place. Siddhars came here to complete the kumbhabishekam; they came from the sacred Palani hills. The rituals were then handed over to Varahi disciple Guru Pallur Varahi Dasan. The live telecast also took place, and all of this happened just within 21 days.

Significance of Worshipping Varahi Amman

People who worship Goddess Varahi in the varahi Amman temple get blessed that they sort out any property issues going on. If couples are not able to conceive for a child, Varahi Amman blesses them with a child.

Those who can't get married because of having Doshas in their kundali come and pray to Varahi Amman and get married. Praying to the Goddess also enhances happiness in the family and diminishes misunderstandings among the family members.

Devotees also get protection against all evil powers by worshipping the Goddess in this temple.

Festivals Celebration

Special Valarpirai Theipirai Panchami and Pournami yagams are two rituals that happen regularly in the temple.

When Shraddha Navaratri arrives, Nithya Chandi Homam is performed. On Ashada Navaratri, which happens in June-July duration is celebrated for 9 days.