The more proper name for the boar-incarnation of Vishnu, or Varaha;
the third avatara of Vishnu. He is listed in classical purusha
lists as Sukara, a title by way of the sanskrit saukaram, meaning "hoggish".
As the second purusha incarnation, Varaha is described
in the Srimad Bhagavatam, thus:
"dvitiyam tu bhavayasya
yajñeshah saukaram vapuh
The supreme enjoyer of all sacirifces accepted the incarnation of a boar
[the second incarnation], and for the welfare of the earth He
lifted the earth from the nether regions of the universe."
Bhag., Canto 1, Ch. 3, Text 7
yatrodyatah ksiti-taloddharanaya bibhrat
kraudim tanum sakala-yajña-mayim anantah
antar-maharnava upagatam adi-daityam
tam damshtrayadrim iva vajra-dharo dadara
Lord Brahma said: When the unlimitedly powerful Lord assumed the form
of a boar as a pastime, just to life the planet earth, which was drowned in the
great ocean of the universe called the Garbhodaka, the first demon [Hiranyaksha]
appeared, and the Lord pierced him with His tusk."
Bhag., Canto 2, Ch. 7, Text x
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