1. Mark
    November 28, 2017 @ 3:55 pm

    Fantastically articulate and detailed, yet very accessible and compelling read. Love the way you illustrate the ancient esoteric symbolism in very concrete and easy to relate to psychological and emotional relationships that we face in our day to day experience. And a beautifully woven series of myths to boot! Jaya Jaya!


    • Kavitha
      December 14, 2017 @ 10:59 pm

      Oh, thank you so much, Mark! Coming from such a beautifully articulate writer like you is a true gift. Deep bows. <3


      • Amborica
        August 9, 2019 @ 9:18 am

        Thank you for this beautiful write up ..


  2. Heinrich
    April 21, 2018 @ 6:45 pm

    Thank you very much for this explanation !
    I discovered Varahi yesterday, during a yoga lesson where we did a special kind of Pranayama inspired by Her and I became curious and did a bit of research.

    Your article is very well written, easy to understand. I’m glad I came upon it in order to learn more about this Goddess.


    • Kavitha
      April 22, 2018 @ 11:58 am

      Thanks so much Heinrich! Varahi is complex and multi-dimensional, as you probably know. I didn’t cover a lot about her relationship with Lord Vishnu (Varaha avatar) and so on. Perhaps I’ll write more about her if she wills it. Thanks so much for reading. <3


  3. Kiran Divagar
    August 23, 2018 @ 3:03 pm

    Wonderful article and clearly articulates the results of Varahi sadhana.

    I recently got Varahi sadhana initiation and I experience a bit of what you have mentioned here. However, I feel kind of lost during the sadhana unable to focus but later I can feel the upraising of various inner feelings. Any suggestions regarding this?

    Also, did you have any other experiences with Varahi? Kindly do share


    • Kavitha
      September 16, 2018 @ 9:18 am

      Hi Kiran,
      Sadhana tends to be unpredictable and mysterious. It doesn’t necessarily yield temporal results, or results while doing it. Varahi functions by digging up things in our psyche that are hidden from our awareness. Her sadhana will involve turmoil that comes up when we’re engaged in daily life. We may find that we are troubled by memories, thoughts, and feelings that were previously absent. The key here is to look into them, to see what they are pointing to, and what learning needs to happen when they come up. Varahi and Matangi are worshiped together for this reason. Varahi brings up stuff, and Matangi bestows the wisdom to process the stuff.

      My only suggestion would be to let go of the expectations of the sadhana and just go with what she wants to do with you. 🙂

      Hope this helps…


  4. Lakshminarayanan
    September 20, 2018 @ 6:28 am

    Thanks, Dr. Kavitha. I got Varaahi initiation a few months month but didn’t know what Vaarahi signifies. I thought She was just a protective Goddess. Thanks for teaching the significance of the Goddess in our life.

    I have not yet had any great “experiences” or have not been able to identify them. Also, I haven’t had Maatangi initiation.

    Thanks again for directing me on to the track.


  5. Steven Dekold
    November 5, 2018 @ 6:50 pm

    Beautiful words. Thank you.


  6. Amar
    November 23, 2018 @ 3:41 pm

    Can I ask you as you said they are worshipped together Varahi and Matangi but mostly I have read just worship or pray to one deity at a time ..


    • Kavitha
      January 6, 2019 @ 2:34 am

      Hi Amar, in Sri Vidya, 5 deities are worshiped together – Ganapathi, Bala Tripurasundari, Varahi, Matangi and Lalitha Tripurasundari. Each deity works on a different aspect of our psyche and opens us to different realizations and insights. Hope this helps.


  7. Dr Prasanta Kumar Acharya
    January 3, 2019 @ 8:07 pm

    Here we find a very good presentation on Varahi, not easily available in plenty. Thanks for this information. You may be happy to know that a very ancient pilgrimage place of Varahi is situated at the bank of the river, Vaitarani flowing at Yajipur (now Jajpur), the ancient capital of Kalinga, Uddra or Uddiyana Peetha. This place has been described in the Mahabharata. It is one foremost Shakti Peetha, where the deity Viraja is being worshipped. This deity has only two hands, which establishes the deity to be more than 2000 years old. This place is famous for 5 va-s: Viraja, Varahi, Vaitarani, Veda and Vipra. Large statues of 7 Matrkas, each about 7 feet high are also placed on this bank. This is a famous Tantra Peetha, where the naive of Shakti fell down.


    • Kavitha
      January 6, 2019 @ 2:27 am

      Thank you Acharyaji, for sharing this information! It is on my list of places to visit. Warmest regards to you.


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