Being one of the oldest temples in Mathura and found adjacent the world acclaimed Dwarakadheesh Temple in Manika Chowk, the Adi Varah Temple is one of the prominent nearby sanctuaries. Its ubiquity is halfway because of the red shade of its divinity, viz. Lal Varaha. By chance, 'Lal' likewise gets from "Lalla" which means pretty much nothing or little; the Lal Varaha god is little in size yet huge in stature. Master Varaha is revered at two additional spots behind the Dwarkadheesh Temple. The dark divinity of Varah (Krishna Varaha) is one of them. In Brahmakalpa ('Kalpa or Yuga of Brahma'), amid the rule of Swayambhuva Manu, Krishna Varaha showed in a four-legged, hog structure from the nostril of Brahma, and kept the Earth on His tusk while bringing her up from the under area (known as the 'Rasatala'). The white god of Varaha (Shvet Varaha) is the other one. Shvet Varaha showed from the sea in the time of Chakshus Manu, having a hog like a face and human-like lower part of the body. Incidentally, Shvet Varaha is likewise alluded to as Nar Varaha (Nar means "human"); Nar Varaha is said to have murdered the evil presence Hiranyaksha and safeguarded Mother Earth from the last's grasp.
At the beginning of Satya Yug, there was a brahmana sage named Kapil, who was a worshipper of Adi Varaha. Indra, the king of the demigods, pleased that brahmana and then brought the deity of Varaha to the heavenly planets, where he installed Him for worship. Having defeated Indra, the mighty Ravana seized that Varaha deity from Swarga and established Him in Lanka. After killing the impersonalist Ravana, Shri Ram brought that same deity to Ayodhya and installed Varahadev in the palace. When Maharaja Shatrughna was leaving Ayodhya to kill Lavanasur, he asked his elder brother Ram for the deity. Shatrughna carried the deity with him and, after killing Lavanasur, established Him in the city of Mathura, where one can take darshan of Him even today.