Aadhi VarahaSwamy Temple

Aadhi VarahaSwamy Temple Tirumala

Sri Aadhi Varahaswamy Temple Tirumala, is located to the north of the Sri Venkateswara temple, on the banks of Swami Pushkarini.

The presiding deity is Varaha Swami, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu in the form of a boar that was staying on the hills when The Lord descended unto earth.

HE had to take permission from Lord Varaha to stay here and grant HIM (Lord Varaha), the privilege of first view by the visiting pilgrims and first Naivedyam (sacred offering of food to Lord for consecration) in return. Thus it is imperative that pilgrims visit Sri Varaha Swami first and The Lord, only later. According to legend, Tirumala was originally the Adi Varahakshetra (place belonging to Sri Adi Varahaswami).

Lord Sri Venkateshwara took up residence here, with the permission of Sri Varaha swamy. According to Brahmapurana, Naivedyam (food offered to God) should first be offered to Sri Varaha swamy. Pilgrims should visit Sri Aadhi Varahaswamy  temple prior to Sri Venkateswara temple. According to Atri Samhita (Samurtarchanadhikara), Varaha Avatara is worshipped in three ways as Adi Varaha, Pralaya Varaha, and Yajna Varaha.

The idol of Sri Varaha swamy in Tirumala is that of Aadhi Varaha, as it resembles the description of the Adi Varaha Murti in Vaikhanasa Agama Sastras.

The Aadhi VarahaSwamy temple is dedicated to the Varaha incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who is believed to be the guardian of the Tirumala Hills.

According to legend, Lord Venkateswara had to take permission from Sri Adi Varaha Swamy to stay in Tirumala, which was originally Adi Varaha Kshetra (the home of Sri Aadi Varaha Swamy).


Please note that a Pilgrim should take bath in Swamy Pushkarini and then Visit Sri Aadhi VarahaSwamy Temple before main deity Lord Sri Venkateswara Darshan in the Sanctum of Sanctorum. Only then it is called as a complete Tirumala Visit.

Temple Timings

Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Sat-Sun : 5:00 am - 9:00 pm

Fri: 6:30 am - 9:00 pm


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  1. Hi sir I have a doubt that first we have to take the lord venkateswara Darshan or sri varahaswamy dharshan or it is our wish to take any of one darshan first

  2. Dear Sir..our darshan time at Thirupathi temple is 6pm..will we able to complete Varahaswamy temple darshan n join the queue before that?

  3. Dear kamal,
    Is having bath at swamy pushkarni before visiting adi varaha murrhy temple will be allowed during the Time period between 5Am to 9pm(which are adi varaha murthy temple timings). Plz let me know.


  4. Sai Vijay lakshmi

    In d month f August also Varaha Swamy temple l be opened at 1A.M.. Can you tell me how the way to reach d temple. Some landmark for identification. Please

    • Dear Madam,
      Temple opens at 5 am daily. Temple is located in North Mada street at the banks of Swamy Pushkarini. 5 mins walk from Main temple

  5. Thank you very much Kamal.

    I will plan to have darshan of Adi Varaha Swamy in the night of preceding day and go for angapradakshanam at 1am of next day. It would be better, isn’t it.

  6. M Venkat Reddy

    Dear all,

    I need to report at 1 am at Vaikumtham I Queue Complex for Angapradikshanam. Can someone tell me will it be possible for me to have Darshan of Adi Varaha Swamy before that. Some body replied that the temple will be open at 5.30am where as it is written to have bath in Pushkarini and Darshan of Adi Varaha Swamy before I go to Angapradikshanam. Please throw some light on this.

    Thank you.

    • Dear Sir,
      Yes, Aadhi Varaha Swamy temple opens from 5:30 am – 9:30 pm. If you are planning Darshan at early hours then it may not possible to have Aadhi Varaha Swamy Darshan. It would nice if you plan Darshan before temple closing hours.

  7. Hi…i wanted to kno wheather ther is samitree (jammi chettu)in the temple,
    Thanks in advance for ur kind reply.

    • Dear Harish,

      I need to check on this. Kapila Theertham temple, Yogimallavaram Sivalayam supposed to have Samitree. I will check and let you know on this.

  8. Dear kamal,

    what is the temple timings for varahaswamy.At what time temple will be closed at night and opened in early morning.As we booked suprabhata seva i like to have darshan before head.Thanks in advance.

  9. Thank you Sir. Sorry I did not specify which temple in the question. Does the Varahasamy temple open at 1:30 am and will there be priests to perform Archana to Varahasamy around 5:30 AM?
    Is the temple crowded in 3 last week of July usually?
    How long will it take for us to walk from Varahasamy temple to the Vishesha pooja entrance (on Mondays).

    Thank you so much again !

    • Dear Madam,

      Temple opens at 5:30 am only. Yes. priests will be available for archana. It will take 15 mins max by walk from Visesha Pooja to Varahaswamy temple.


  10. Vandana Krishankumar

    What time does the temple open in the mornings for Archana?


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