Varahi is one of the saptha mathrukas who aided the Devi in her fight against Shumbha, Nishumbha and their armies. She is described to have human body with eight arms, head of a boar and also having three eyes.
In the Sri Vidhya tradition, she is also called the Danda-natha. As Varahi. She destroys evil forces that obstructs the devotees progress, paralyses the enemies, and lead the devotees ultimately to Sri-Vidyas. She is classed as the fifth among the seven mother like divinities and hence also called Panchami.
With Kurukulla, she is accorded the parental status to Sri-Chakra. While Kurukulla represents the full moon, Varahi represents the new-moon.
And while Varahi represents the illumination aspects of the mother-goddess, Kurukulla is the “deliberation” aspect.
In another aspect, Varahi is also said to be one of the Yoginis, taking the form of a boar. She is said to lift up the earth with her tusks to confer benefits on all creatures. She is imagined as an eight-armed and three-eyed lady with a face of a hog, seated under a Palmyra tree, and functioning as a trusted attendant of the Goddess as her chief counselor.
In this form she is known as Chaitanya-bhairavi. She is being described as a fierce and as Commander of the forces, she moves about in a chariot drawn by boars. She is said to reside in the ocean of sugar-cane juice, one of the four oceans that surrounds the mother goddess, holding her court in the island of nine-jewels, and facing the mother-goddess.
Sri Varahi Anugraha Stotram Lyrics in Gujarati:
॥ વારાહ્યનુગ્રહાષ્ટકમ્ ॥
સ્ત્વદ્રૂપમાકલયિતું પરમાર્થતોઽયમ્ ।
ઈશોઽપ્યમીશ્વરપદં સમુપૈતિ તાદૃક્-
કોઽન્યઃ સ્તવં કિમિવ તાવકમાદધાતુ ॥ ૧॥
નામાનિ કિન્તુ ગૃણતસ્તવ લોકતુણ્ડે
નાડમ્બરં સ્પૃશતિ દણ્ડધરસ્ય દણ્ડઃ ।
ત્વન્નામસંસૃતિરિયં નનુ નઃ સ્તુતિસ્તે ॥ ૨॥
ઽઽનન્દોદયાત્સમુદિતઃ સ્ફુટરોમહર્ષઃ ।
માતર્નમામિ સુદિનાનિ સદેત્યમું ત્વા-
મભ્યર્થયેઽર્થમિતિ પૂરયતાદ્દયાલો ॥ ૩॥
ચેતો મતૌ મમ સદા પ્રતિબિમ્બિતા ત્વં
ભૂયા ભવાનિ વિદધાતુ સદોરુહારે ॥ ૪ ॥
ર્વારાહમૂર્તિરખિલાર્થકરી ત્વમેવ ।
ત્વં દેવિ વામતનુભાગહરા રહસ્ય ॥ ૫॥
ર્યે ચિન્તયન્તિ યુવતીતનુમાગલાન્તામ્ ।
તેષાં પદામ્બુજયુગં પ્રણમન્તિ દેવાઃ ॥ ૬॥
ત્વત્સેવનસ્ખલિત પાપચયસ્ય માત-
ર્મોક્ષોઽપિ યત્ર ન સતાં ગણનામુપૈતિ ।
સ્તત્ર શ્રિયઃ પટુગિરઃ કિયદેવમસ્તુ ॥ ૭॥
કિં દુષ્કરં ત્વયિ મનોવિષયં ગતાયાં
કિં દુર્લભં ત્વયિ વિધાનવદર્ચિતાયામ્ ।
કિં દુષ્કરં ત્વયિ સકૃત્સ્મૃતિમાગતાયાં
કિં દુર્જયં ત્વયિ કૃતસ્તુતિવાદપુંસામ્ ॥ ૮॥
॥ ઇતિ શ્રી વારાહ્યનુગ્રહાષ્ટકં સમ્પૂર્ણમ્ ॥
Sri Varahi Anugraha Stotram Meaning:
Oh mother even the great God Easwara,
Who is the director of the drama,
Of creation of earth not being able to,
Understand your real true form,
Became a non-Easwara and how can,
Anyone be capable to write a poem praising you? || 1 ||
Oh mother whose face is the entire world,
The one who sings your name,
Will never have any punishment,
From the stick of the god of death,
For with very little of that song,
He would have crossed,
The sea of day to day life,
And so this is only remembering of your names,
And not a song of your praise. || 2 ||
Hey goddess, because of the intensity of my thought of you,
I became inexpressibly happy and I salute you,
With my hairs standing out due to happiness.
I entreat and beg from you for this wealth,
And so please grant it to me and bless me. || 3 ||
She whose black colour is made dazzling,
By the shine from the gems in the crowns of,
Indra, Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu who,
Are worshipping her lotus like feet,
May please get always reflected,
In the recesses of my mind.
Hey Goddess who destroys all sorrows,
I serve you with all my heart. || 4 ||
You who are blessed with all good things,
Are the body of the boar of the,
Varaha who playfully lifted the earth,
You have your head decorated by the crescent,
And you are the one who occupied the left side of Lord Shiva. || 5 ||
Oh mother who has the gold like,
Shining body of woman up to neck,
Who has the head of boar with three eyes,
And who holds in her hand the holy wheel,
The feet of those who are meditating on you,
Would be humbly saluted by all the devas. || 6 ||
Oh mother, for an ordinary man whose sins,
Have been washed away by serving you,
Even getting salvation, is not that important
For his feet would be worshipped by.
Devas, asuras, nagas and kings,
And anything in this world,
Could be got easily by him. || 7 ||
What is not reachable for him, when he has you in his mind?
What is not available to him, when he worships you?
What is beyond him, when you enter his mind?
Where is the defeat for him who offers a prayer to you? || 8 ||