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 Kannada:
॥ ವಾರಾಹ್ಯನುಗ್ರಹಾಷ್ಟಕಮ್ ॥
ಸ್ತ್ವದ್ರೂಪಮಾಕಲಯಿತುಂ ಪರಮಾರ್ಥತೋಽಯಮ್ ।
ಈಶೋಽಪ್ಯಮೀಶ್ವರಪದಂ ಸಮುಪೈತಿ ತಾದೃಕ್-
ಕೋಽನ್ಯಃ ಸ್ತವಂ ಕಿಮಿವ ತಾವಕಮಾದಧಾತು ॥ 1॥
ನಾಮಾನಿ ಕಿನ್ತು ಗೃಣತಸ್ತವ ಲೋಕತುಂಡೇ
ನಾಡಮ್ಬರಂ ಸ್ಪೃಶತಿ ದಂಡಧರಸ್ಯ ದಂಡಃ ।
ತ್ವನ್ನಾಮಸಂಸೃತಿರಿಯಂ ನನು ನಃ ಸ್ತುತಿಸ್ತೇ ॥ 2॥
ಽಽನನ್ದೋದಯಾತ್ಸಮುದಿತಃ ಸ್ಫುಟರೋಮಹರ್ಷಃ ।
ಮಾತರ್ನಮಾಮಿ ಸುದಿನಾನಿ ಸದೇತ್ಯಮುಂ ತ್ವಾ-
ಮಭ್ಯರ್ಥಯೇಽರ್ಥಮಿತಿ ಪೂರಯತಾದ್ದಯಾಲೋ ॥ 3॥
ಚೇತೋ ಮತೌ ಮಮ ಸದಾ ಪ್ರತಿಬಿಮ್ಬಿತಾ ತ್ವಂ
ಭೂಯಾ ಭವಾನಿ ವಿದಧಾತು ಸದೋರುಹಾರೇ ॥ 4 ॥
ರ್ವಾರಾಹಮೂರ್ತಿರಖಿಲಾರ್ಥಕರೀ ತ್ವಮೇವ ।
ತ್ವಂ ದೇವಿ ವಾಮತನುಭಾಗಹರಾ ರಹಸ್ಯ ॥ 5॥
ರ್ಯೇ ಚಿನ್ತಯನ್ತಿ ಯುವತೀತನುಮಾಗಲಾನ್ತಾಮ್ ।
ತೇಷಾಂ ಪದಾಮ್ಬುಜಯುಗಂ ಪ್ರಣಮನ್ತಿ ದೇವಾಃ ॥ 6॥
ತ್ವತ್ಸೇವನಸ್ಖಲಿತ ಪಾಪಚಯಸ್ಯ ಮಾತ-
ರ್ಮೋಕ್ಷೋಽಪಿ ಯತ್ರ ನ ಸತಾಂ ಗಣನಾಮುಪೈತಿ ।
ಸ್ತತ್ರ ಶ್ರಿಯಃ ಪಟುಗಿರಃ ಕಿಯದೇವಮಸ್ತು ॥ 7॥
ಕಿಂ ದುಷ್ಕರಂ ತ್ವಯಿ ಮನೋವಿಷಯಂ ಗತಾಯಾಂ
ಕಿಂ ದುರ್ಲಭಂ ತ್ವಯಿ ವಿಧಾನವದರ್ಚಿತಾಯಾಮ್ ।
ಕಿಂ ದುಷ್ಕರಂ ತ್ವಯಿ ಸಕೃತ್ಸ್ಮೃತಿಮಾಗತಾಯಾಂ
ಕಿಂ ದುರ್ಜಯಂ ತ್ವಯಿ ಕೃತಸ್ತುತಿವಾದಪುಂಸಾಮ್ ॥ 8॥
॥ ಇತಿ ಶ್ರೀ ವಾರಾಹ್ಯನುಗ್ರಹಾಷ್ಟಕಂ ಸಮ್ಪೂರ್ಣಮ್ ॥
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 ||