Varaha dwadashi is celebrated on the twelfth day of the bright half of the Hindu month-magh. This was the day on which Prithvi had been rescued by lord Varaha– the incarnation of lord Vishnu. An idol of lord Varaha is installed on a pot filled with water and worshipped with appropriate rituals amidst the continuous chanting of the mantra-‘om Varahay namah’. Offerings of various articles are made while worshipping lord Varaha -sandalwood, incense, naivedya, etc. After the accomplishment of the rituals brahmins are fed and charity given to them. One who observes a fast on this day enjoys a good health and prosperity. Such a man becomes absolved of all his sins and attains to heaven after his death.

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