Baraha Dwadashi in Laxmi Baraha Temple, Kendrapara
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Sri Lakshmi Varaha Swamy Temple is a 500-year-old Indian temple dedicated to Varaha, the boar incarnation of Vishnu.
The temple is located in the Kendrapara District. Brahmani River is the nearest river.
Baraha Dwadashi, Avatara divas of baraha on Maagha shukla dwadashi gathers a lakh of devotees from around the area.
Baraha Dwadashi is dedicated to the Baraha or boar avatar of Sri Hari Vishnu – the second incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is observed on the twelfth day (dwadashi) of the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in Magh month. Varaha Dvadasi 2019 date is February 17. The popular belief is that it was on this day Lord Vishnu rescued Mother Earth from demon Hiranyaksha.