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Shri adi varah Temple

Shri adi varah Temple in Mathura

Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna, boasts a rich tapestry of temples honoring various Hindu deities. Among these shines the Shri Adi Varaha Temple, a unique place dedicated to a powerful avatar of Lord Vishnu - Varaha, the boar.

Unlike the vibrant temples dedicated to Krishna, the Shri Adi Varaha Temple offers a glimpse into a more ancient aspect of Hinduism. Legend says Varaha emerged from the cosmic ocean to rescue Bhudevi (goddess Earth) who had been imprisoned by a demon. His fierce form, with a boar's head and a human body, signifies strength, determination, and the restoration of cosmic order.

The temple itself is a relatively recent structure, built in the early 20th century. However, the story behind it stretches back centuries. Excavations near the site unearthed ancient artifacts hinting at an older Varaha temple that once stood here. The current temple serves as a continuation of that ancient tradition.

Step inside the temple, and be greeted by a serene atmosphere. The central sanctum houses a captivating murti (idol) of Varaha, depicted with his tusk triumphantly raised, holding Bhudevi aloft. The artistry is awe-inspiring, capturing the power and determination of this unique avatar.

The Shri Adi Varaha Temple isn't just about the central idol. The walls are adorned with intricate murals depicting Varaha's battle with the demon, offering a visual narrative of this epic tale. Devotees come here to seek blessings for strength, courage, and the ability to overcome challenges, inspired by Varaha's valiant act.

While smaller compared to other Mathura temples, the Shri Adi Varaha Temple holds a unique significance. It's a reminder of Vishnu's diverse avatars and his role as the protector of the universe. Whether you're a devotee seeking blessings or simply curious about Hindu mythology, the Shri Adi Varaha Temple offers a captivating experience.

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About Adi Varah Temple in Vrindavan


Adi Varah Temple Address: Krishna Nagar, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh 281001

Entry Timings: 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Time Required to Explore Adi Varah Temple: 1-2 hours

Entry Fee: No entry fees

Distance :

From Mathrua Railway station to Adi Varah Temple is 2 km

From Mathura New bus stand to Adi Varah Temple is around 1 km

From New Delhi railway station to Adi Varah Temple is around 163 Km      

The Shri Adi Varah Temple in Mathura 

beyond the enchanting Vrindavan and discover the historical gem – Shri Adi Varah Temple in Mathura. Believed to be one of Mathura's oldest temples, it's a short distance from the famed Dwarkadheesh Temple.

Discover the History:

  • This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu's remarkable Varaha avatar, the boar form. Here, you'll witness a captivating red-colored deity – Lal Varaha.

  • Legends speak of a time when Lord Vishnu, as Varaha, rescued Bhudevi (Earth) from the clutches of a fearsome demon named Hiranyaksha.

  • The temple's rich tapestry unfolds stories of Kapila Muni, a devoted worshipper of Lord Varaha. It's said that even Indra, the king of Gods, was mesmerized by the idol and attempted to take it to heaven. Finally, Maharaj Shatrughan, after defeating the demon Lavanasura, brought the idol to Mathura and established this temple.

Experiencing the Divine:

  • Unlike most Varaha idols depicted in black, the Lal Varaha here is unique. Though small, it radiates an undeniable spiritual power.

  • Immerse yourself in the tranquility of this temple, a favorite among locals. Participate in the daily aartis (worship rituals) and feel the peace wash over you.

  • Vrindavan Packages can arrange a comfortable and hassle-free day trip from Vrindavan to Mathura, allowing you to explore both these sacred destinations in one go.

Expand Your Pilgrimage:

  • Consider combining your visit to the Adi Varah Temple with a tour of Mathura's other iconic temples, such as the Dwarkadheesh Temple, famed for its unique reclining posture of Lord Krishna, and Gita Mandir, dedicated to the holy Bhagavad Gita scripture.

  • Vrindavan Packages can design a personalized itinerary based on your interests, ensuring you experience the best of Mathura's spiritual wonders.

A Journey Through Time and Devotion:

  • A visit to the Adi Varah Temple is a chance to delve into India's ancient mythology and experience the enduring reverence for Lord Vishnu.

  • Vrindavan Packages is your trusted companion for a memorable and enriching pilgrimage experience in Mathura and Vrindavan.


Contact Vrindavan Packages today and embark on a spiritual adventure that transcends the ordinary!

  • Temple Timings Here are the approximate timings for the Shri Adi Varaha Temple in Mathura:

  • Mangala Aarti (Morning Aarti): 6:30 AM to 7:00 AM

  • Shringar Aarti (Morning Aarti): 7:40 AM to 7:55 AM

  • Gwal Aarti (Morning Aarti): 8:25 AM to 8:45 AM

  • Raj Bhog Aarti (Morning Aarti): 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

  • Uthan Aarti (Evening Aarti): 4:00 PM to 4:20 PM

  • Sandhya Bhog (Evening Offering): 4:45 PM to 5:05 PM

  • Sandhya Aarti (Evening Aarti): 5:20 PM to 5:40 PM

  • Shyan Aarti (Evening Aarti): 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Important Note: These timings are approximate and may vary depending on the day of the week and special occasions. It's always best to contact the temple directly or reach out to Vrindavan Packages for the most up-to-date information on aarti timings before your visit.


  • How to Reach: The temple is situated near the Dwarkadheesh Temple. Vrindavan Packages can arrange transportation from Vrindavan to Mathura and guide you to the temple's location.

  • Significance: This temple holds significance not only for its historical value but also for its unique red-colored Varaha idol. It's a lesser-known gem compared to other Mathura temples, offering a more intimate and serene experience.


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