Varaha ("boar") is the avatar of the Lord Vishnu, in the form of a boar. Varaha is most commonly associated with the story of lifting the Earth (personified as the goddess Bhudevi) out of the cosmic ocean.
When the demon Hiranyaksha stole the earth and hid her in the primordial waters, Lord Vishnu appeared as Varaha to rescue her. Varaha killed the demon and retrieved the Earth from the ocean, lifting it on his tusks, and restoring Bhudevi to her place in the universe. Varaha is listed as third Dashavatara.
A very good way for children to become absorbed in the pastimes of the Lord's incarnations.
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