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Mark Cartwright
by James Blake Wiener
published on 18 April 2016
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A stone statue of Varaha, the boar incarnation of Vishnu. The standing figure is Bhudevi, the Earth goddess whom Varaha was sent to rescue. From northern India, c. 900 CE. (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford)

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Wiener, J. B. (2016, April 18). Varaha. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Wiener, James Blake. "Varaha." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 18, 2016.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Varaha." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Apr 2016. Web. 28 Jul 2021.