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 Hindi:
॥ वाराह्यनुग्रहाष्टकम् ॥
स्त्वद्रूपमाकलयितुं परमार्थतोऽयम् ।
ईशोऽप्यमीश्वरपदं समुपैति तादृक्-
कोऽन्यः स्तवं किमिव तावकमादधातु ॥ १॥
नामानि किन्तु गृणतस्तव लोकतुण्डे
नाडम्बरं स्पृशति दण्डधरस्य दण्डः ।
त्वन्नामसंसृतिरियं ननु नः स्तुतिस्ते ॥ २॥
ऽऽनन्दोदयात्समुदितः स्फुटरोमहर्षः ।
मातर्नमामि सुदिनानि सदेत्यमुं त्वा-
मभ्यर्थयेऽर्थमिति पूरयताद्दयालो ॥ ३॥
चेतो मतौ मम सदा प्रतिबिम्बिता त्वं
भूया भवानि विदधातु सदोरुहारे ॥ ४ ॥
र्वाराहमूर्तिरखिलार्थकरी त्वमेव ।
त्वं देवि वामतनुभागहरा रहस्य ॥ ५॥
र्ये चिन्तयन्ति युवतीतनुमागलान्ताम् ।
तेषां पदाम्बुजयुगं प्रणमन्ति देवाः ॥ ६॥
त्वत्सेवनस्खलित पापचयस्य मात-
र्मोक्षोऽपि यत्र न सतां गणनामुपैति ।
स्तत्र श्रियः पटुगिरः कियदेवमस्तु ॥ ७॥
किं दुष्करं त्वयि मनोविषयं गतायां
किं दुर्लभं त्वयि विधानवदर्चितायाम् ।
किं दुष्करं त्वयि सकृत्स्मृतिमागतायां
किं दुर्जयं त्वयि कृतस्तुतिवादपुंसाम् ॥ ८॥
॥ इति श्री वाराह्यनुग्रहाष्टकं सम्पूर्णम् ॥
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 ||