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The Shiva-Vishnu Temple at Livermore will be performing the Sri Bhoo Varaaha Swami Yaagam. This Yaagam is performed for Sri Bhoo Varaaha Swami and Consort Sri Bhoo Devi. Sri Varaaha Swami is one of the Dasha Avataaraas (ten incarnations) of Lord Vishnu. According to the scriptures, the Asura (enemy of Gods) Hiranyaaksha hid Goddess Bhoo Devi (mother earth) deep under the ocean. Lord Vishnu assumes the form of a Varaaha (boar) and rescues Bhoo Devi from the clutches of Hiranyaaksha. Later, Bhoo Devi became Varaaha’s divine companion and so Lord Vishnu is known as Sri Bhoo Varaaha Swami.

There are temples in India for Sri Bhoo Varaaha Swami. The most prominent among them are in Tirumala in Andhra Pradesh, Kallahalli in Karnataka and Sri Mushnam in Tamil Nadu. Varaaha Puraana, a Hindu scripture reveals that the Goddess Paarvati (divine companion of Lord Shiva) performed Sri Bhoo Varaaha Swami Yaagam (a rigorous fire oblation) in the Sri Mushnam temple for 10 days to attain peace. At the time, she decreed that anyone performing this homam will get over all sorrows and attain happiness.

Sri Bhoo Varaaha Swami is the presiding deity for knowledge, material problems (Sansaara Bandhanam), and Moksha. It is believed that by praying to Sri Bhoo Varaaha Swami with Bhakti (love and devotion) and adhering to the principles of life as laid down by our scriptures will lead devotees to the path of Moksha (end of the cycles of birth and death) and Gnana Kosha (Library of Knowledge). He is also known as "Gnana Piran" in Tamil Nadu. The purpose of this Avataara was to rescue the earth from the clutches of Hiranyaaksha. In the present days of Natural disasters and evil acts by people, performing this Yaagam can help the participants attain peace, relief from difficulties, remove evil thoughts, and alleviate natural disasters.

The Yaagam is performed in five Kaalaas (sessions). In each Kaala, Bhoo Suktham, Varaaha Gaayathri Mantram, Varaaha Kavacham are chanted while offering oblations (havissu). By the conclusion of the event Bhoo Suktham would have been chanted for 508 times, Varaaha Gaayathri Mantram would have been chanted for 4320 times and Varaaha Kavacham would have been chanted for 200 times. We encourage devotees to participate in the Yaagam and chant these mantras to obtain divine blessings. On these four days, Samprokshana actvities for the Swarna Kavacha will be conducted in parallel. Bhoo Devi will be adorned with a swarna kavacha (an ornament) to mark the grandeur of this rare religious event.

We invite all devotees to come, participate in this rare religious event which is being performed for the first time since the consecration of the temple in 1986. Please visit the temple on all four days and experience the divine ambiance and obtain the grace of Sri Bhoo Varaaha Swami and the Goddess Bhoo Devi.

Event Schedules

August 1st, Thursday
10.30 AM Vishwaksena Puja and Akalmasha Homam
05.00 PM Bhagavat Prarthana, Anugna,Vishwaksena Puja, Sankalpam, Punyahavachanam and Prokshanam, Raksha Bandhanam, Deeksha Pradanam, Bhoomi Puja, Ankurarpanam, Dhaanya Adhivaasam for Swarna Kavacham, Vaastu Homam, Naivedyam and Aarti.
August 2nd, Friday
07:30 AM Shiva and Venkateshwara Suprabhatams
08:00 AM Lakshmi Devi, Parvathi Devi, Bhoo Devi and Dasa Bhuja Durga Abhishekams
09:00 AM Vishwaksena Puja, Sankalpam, Punyahavachanam, Jaladhivasam for Swarna Kavacham
10:00 AM Yaagashala Pravesham, Maha Kumbha Sthapana and Agni Pratishta
10:00 AM 1st Kaala Bhoo Varaaha Homam
01:00 PM Laghu Poornahuti for 1st Kaala Bhoo Varaaha Homam
04:30 PM Ksheeradhivasam for Swarna Kavacham
05.00 PM 2nd Kaala Bhoo Varaaha Homam
07:00 PM Laghu Poornahuti for 2nd Kala Bhoo Varaaha Homam
August 3rd, Saturday
07.30 AM Shiva and Venkateshwara Suprabhatams
08:00 AM Shiva, Balaji, Hanuman, Navagraha, Lakshmi Devi, Bhoo Devi Abhishekams
10:00 AM 3rd Kaala Bhoo Varaaha Homam
12:00 PM Laghu Poornahuti for 3rd Kaala Bhoo Varaaha Homam
02:00 PM Bhoo Devi and Balaji Ustava Murti Abhishekam - Adi Pooram
03:00 PM Panchagavya Adhivasam for Swarna Kavacham followed by Seva Kalam
04:00 PM 4th Kaala Bhoo Varaaha Homam
06:00 PM Laghu Poornahuti and Veedhi Pradakshina
06:15 PM Lord Balaji and Andal pallaki seva
06:30 PM Shiva Aarti
06:45 PM Bhoo Devi Archana, Sudarshana Pooja, Naivedyam, Aarti and Sattumurai
07:45 PM Balaji Aarti
08:00 PM Sethi Seva for Bhoo Devi and Balaji Ekantha Seva
August 4th, Sunday
07.30 AM Shiva and Venkateshwara Suprabhatams
08:00 AM Shiva, Lakshmi, Ganesha, Karthikeya Abhishekams
10:00 AM 5th Kaala Bhoo Varaaha Homam
11:45 AM Mahapoornahuti
12.00 PM Kumbha pradakshinam
01.00 PM Bhoo Devi Swarna Kavacham Samarpana and Kumbha Prokshanam
01.30 PM Bhoo Devi Archana, Naivedyam, Aarti, Sattumurai and Asheervachanam
02.00 PM Priest sanmanam & theertha prasadam

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sri Bhoo Varaaha Swami Yaagam Sponsorship
Lord Srinivasa Shawl will be given to sponsors along with prasadam.
$116
Sri Bhoo Varaaha Swami Yaagam - Flower Sponsorship
Lord Srinivasa Shawl, Silver Coin will be given to sponsors, along with prasadam. Sponsors are also entitled for monthly Lord Balaji Abhishekam for one year.
$301
Sri Bhoo Varaaha Swami Yaagam One Day Sponsorship
Lord Srinivasa Shawl, Silver bowl will be given to sponsors along with prasadam. Sponsors are also entitled for monthly Lord Balaji Abhishekam for one year.
$501
Sri Bhoo Varaaha Yaagam - Grand Sponsorship
Silver Bowl and Shawl will be given to sponsors, along with prasadam. Sponsors are also entitled for weekly Lord Balaji Abhishekam for one year.
$1,116
Sri Bhoo Varaaha Swami Yaagam - Silver Sponsorship
Silver Kamadhenuvu (small size) and Shawl will be given to Sponsors, along with prasadam. Sponsors are also entitled for weekly Abhishekam for Lord Balaji, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Bhoo Devi for one year.
$2,501
Sri Bhoo Varaaha Swami Yaagam - Gold Sponsorship
All Grand sponsorship benefits and sponsors will receive a Silver Kamadhenuvu (large size) and shawl along with prasadam. Also, donor or donor’s family names will be engraved on plaques as determined by the HCCC management.
$5,001+
Sri Bhoo Varaaha Swami Yaagam - Platinum Sponsorship
All Grand Sponsorship benefits and Sponsors will receive a Silver Kamadhenuvu (large size), Silk Vastra and Shawl along with prasadam. Donor or donor’s family names will be engraved on plaques as determined by the HCCC management. Donors of $10,000 or above in a calendar year are eligible for HCCC Steering Committee Membership as per Bylaws. All donors are eligible for donor recognition in accordance with the HCCC’s Donor Recognition Policy.
$10,001+
Lord Srinivasa Shawl

Lord Srinivasa Shawl

Silk Dhoti & Silk Saree

Silk Dhoti & Silk Saree

Silver Pendant

Silver Pendant

Silver Payasam Bowl

Silver Payasam Bowl

Silver kamadhenuvu

Silver kamadhenuvu

Contact Us

For further event details and sponsorships, please contact

[email protected] or Temple Front Office at 925-449-6255

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