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Lord Kala Bhairava Temple, Hanuman Dokha, Nepal

Kala Bhairava temple in Hanuman Dokha located in Nepal has 12 foot high stone image of Kala Bhairava sculpted in the 17th century. Lord Kala Bhairava is the manifestation of Lord Shiva who manages Kaal. Kaal means time. It is widely believed that Kala Bhairava can solve most of the problems which are pending for a long time. Worshipping Lord Kala Bhairav is very popular in North as well as in South India. Tantriks and anyone who is seeking divine powers to tackle problems that seems to have no solutions, surrender to Lord Kala Bhairav. It is widely believed that worshipping Him can solve most of the problems which are long pending and also undue delays in achieving results can be reduced by sincere prayers to Lord Kala Bhairav.

He is the manifestation of Lord Shiva who manages time. There is nothing more precious than time, so intelligent humans should use every moment effectively on the spiritual path. Those, who want to do this, can get the divine help of Lord Kala Bhairava, if they request Him with sincerity. Those who tend to disipate away their time on many a trivial pursuit should pray sincerely to Lord Kala Bhairav, if they want to improve their time management skills and use their time intelligently. According to Hindu scriptures, natives who worship Kala Bhairav to reduce the evils caused by Sani because Sani is also known as Kaal. Both Kala Bhairava and Sani are signified by the colour black. Lord Kala Bhairav is worshipped by Yogis and Tantriks to attain Siddhis. Lord Bhairav is regared as the guardian of Yogis and Tantriks, who attain accomplishment of mantras by doing devotion. Many astrologers and tantriks keep Bhairon Booti with them to enhance their occult knowledge. The very word Bhairav means terrific. He is often depicted with frowning, angry eyes and sharp, tigher's teeth and flaming hair, stark naked except for garlands of skulls and a coiled snake around his neck. In his four hands, he carries a noose, trident, drum and skull. He is often shown accompanied by a dog. Lord Bhairav's worship is very useful to win over your enemies and to get success and all materialistic comforts. It is very easy to please Lord Bhairva by doing normal worship daily. Batuk Bhairav is the most worshipped form of Bhairav in tantra.

Kala Bhairava has a place in all the main temples of Lord Shiva. According to texts about the origin of Kala Bhairava, it is related to the tale of Sati, wife of Lord Shiva, the daughter of the king of Gods, Daksha had chosen to marry Lord Shiva. Her father turned down their alliance due he perceived Lord Shiva as anascetic, associated with Ox, animals and ghosts and did not have a royal lifestyle. Daksha held a yagna and invited all the gods, but not Sati and Shiva. Sati came to the yagna alone where Daksha publicly spoke in a belittling manner about Lord Shiva. Sati could not bear to hear her husband insulted and jumped herself into the sacrificial pyre. When Lord Shiva came to know about this, he destroyed the yagna and killed Daksha by beheading him. Lord Shiva carried Sati's corpse on his shoulders and ran unfontrollably all around the world for days. Since, this would eventually destroy all creation, Lord Vishnu used His Sudarshan Chakra to cut Sati's body into pieces whiech then fell all around. These spots where Sati's body parts fell are now known as Shakti Peetas. In the form of the frightful Bhirava, Lord Shiva is said to be guarding each of these Shakti peetas. That is why, each Shaktipeeta temple is accompanied by a temple dedicated to Kala Bhairava.

Lord Kala Bhairava protects, removes all obstacles, cleans the soul with his sheer intensity and makes things favourable for a devotee. He is one of the most feared deities but actually, he is one of the most rewarding ones. The vehicle of Lord Kala Bhairava is the dog. Lord Bhairava is worshipped mainly by Hindus and the Buddists all over the world. His temples are not only located in India, but in many parts of the world like Nepal also. It is believed that Kala Bhairava temple in Hanuman Dokha located in Nepal has 12 foot high stone image of Kala Bhairava sculpted in the 17th century. It is believed that people who will die, if they tell lie, in front of this sculpture. So, this temple had served as the supreme court of Nepal for a long time. Some of the important temples of Kala Bhairava temples in our country are in Delhi in Old Fort, Aragalur, Tamilnadu at Sri Kamanada Eswar temple, Karaikudi, Tamilnadu at Vairavan Putti, Kumbhakonam, Tamilnadu at Chozphapuram, Ujjain, MP, at Kaal Bhairav Temple, Adichunchangiri, Karnataka at Kaalabhairaveshvara temple, Adhiyaman Kottai, Dharmpuri district, Tamilnadu at Kaal Bhairav temple, Kasi at Kaal Bhariv temple.

Bhairava Ashtami / Bhairavashtami / Bhairava Jayanti / Kala Bhairava Ashtami / Kala Bhairava Jayanti is an important celebration at this temple.


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