Lord Bhairav

Pay Obeisance To Lord Bhairav Who Is The Avatar Of Shiva

Lord Kala Bhairava is renowned as a fierce Hindu deity who is another manifestation of Lord Shiva. The Sanskrit term Bhairava translates to frightful, terrible and the divinity is associated with annihilation. The origination of this deity happens to be in Hindu mythology and can be traced back to the Shiv Mahapuran. Legends state that when Brahma started interfering with the works of Shiva, the latter cut Brahma's head off with a small nail thrown from his finger. The nail of Mahadeva assumed the form of Kala Bhairava who is the destroyer of ego and the harbinger of enlightenment.


Rituals associate with worship

Performing ceremonies attributed to Lord Bhairava must be done in the early morning hours, between 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Conducting Aarti of Bhairava is mandatory in midnight, with bells, conches and drums. After this, worshipping Lord Shiva is essential, where you must offer oblations and libations to dead ancestors. Ideal days for worshipping this divinity is Sunday or Tuesday.


Some beneficial prospects

Offering obeisance to the 64 forms of Bhairava will enhance your life. Lord Bhairav is known as the Lord of Time and is a divine educator. By praying to him, you can benefit from creative ability, and vanquish your rivals with relentless energy. Eliminating unrewarding action and work can also happen with a regular homage to the deity. Kaal Bhairav is said to obliterate negativity, evil spirits, and negative Karma from your life.

Celebration of festivities

Kaala Bhairava Ashtami occurs during months of December and January. It takes place during Margashera month where special rituals like Panchamrita Abhisheka, Archana, Vadamala, and Deepostsava are held. During the festivities, the idols are immersed in holy water and venerated with scriptural chants and prayers. The main prayers are offered to Lord Shiva which is then followed by a grand Puja.

Popularity of the divinity

Shree Bhairava is a revered and sacred deity in the Hindu pantheon. He is worshipped with immense respect and aplomb by the Jains, Buddhists, and Hindus in different parts of the world. Temples and shrines have been built in his name in places like Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu. Kaalabhairaveshvara temple in Karnataka, Kaal Bariv temple in Kashi are some of the holy places. You can also find temples in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh and other places.