Who is Kala Bhairava? What is the legend related to him?

Kala Bhairava Jayanti, November 10, 2017


Worship Kala Bhairava for Success in Life!


Kala Bhairava Ashtami or Kala Bhairava Jayanti falls on the Krishna Paksha Ashtami in the Tamil month of Aippasi. It comes between November and December as per the Gregorian calendar. Kala Bhairava Jayanti is the celebration of the birthday of Kala Bhairava, the fearful God who is the incarnation of Lord Shiva


  Kala Bhairavashtami 2017 date is November 10. As per Vakya Panchangam, it falls on November 11.


Kala Bhairava Ashtami


Kala Bhairava Ashtami 2017

Kala Bhairavashtami is observed on every Krishna Paksha Ashtami and people consider this day as very auspicious to pay their respects to the Lord Kala Bhairava. There are many special poojas and abhishekam in temples and crowds of people visit the temples to worship Lord Kala Bhairava on Krishna Paksha Ashtami.


Every year, during the month of Aippasi, Kalashtami or Kala Bhairava Jayanti is celebrated in a very grand manner.



Why do we worship Kala Bhairava?


We worship Kala Bhairava to get rid of the obstacles in our life.


Those who want success in their enterprises and efforts worship Kala Bhairava regularly on every Krishna Paksha Ashtami.


Who is Kala Bhairava? What is the legend related to him?


Kala Bhairava Jayanthi 2017

Kala Bhairava is the wrathful God created by Lord Shiva. As per the mythology, once there was a heated argument among Lords Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma with regard to who was the superior of all the three. At one point, Brahma insulted Shiva with His words and the enraged Shiva created Kala Bhairava who cut off one head of Brahma. Thus, the five heads of Brahma became four and from then on, He had only four heads. Thus, the Lord Kala Bhairava came into existence. He was the fearful aspect of Lord Shiva.


Because he took off the head of Brahma, Kala Bhairava was afflicted by Brahmahatthi Dosha and he went to Kasi to get rid of this Dosha. That is the reason we find many temples dedicated to Lord Kala Bhairava in Kasi.


How do people worship Kala Bhairava on His Jayanti?


There are many people who observe vrat on the day and keep vigil at night, reading and reciting the story of Kala Bhairava.


Kala Bhairava, Shiva, and Parvathy are worshipped on this day with fruits and flowers.


Since the God has the dog as His vehicle, many people feed dogs with milk and sweet on Kala Bhairava Jayanti.


Let us worship Kala Bhairava on Bhairava Jayanti and seek His grace for a successful life.





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