Kala Bhairava Ashtami, also known as Kala Bhairava Jayanthi, is a Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Kala Bhairava. It is observed on the Krishna Paksha Ashtami (eighth day of the waning moon) of the Margashirsha month. This festival is celebrated to mark the birthday of Lord Kala Bhairava, who is considered a fierce form of Lord Shiva.
Shiva Manifestation as Lord Bhairava:
The Shiva Manifestation associated with Kala Bhairava Ashtami is rooted in the divine intervention of Lord Kala Bhairava to teach Lord Brahma a lesson. It is said that Lord Brahma became egoistic and claimed superiority over other deities. In response to Brahma's arrogance, Lord Shiva took the fierce form of Kala Bhairava, cutting off one of Brahma's heads. This act humbled Brahma and emphasized the importance of humility.
Significance of Kala Bhairava Ashtami:
Lord Kala Bhairava is revered as the God of Time and Death. This festival holds great significance as it commemorates the divine manifestation of Kala Bhairava and signifies the triumph of good over evil. Devotees believe that observing this festival with devotion and performing the associated rituals can bring blessings, protection, and the removal of obstacles.
Kala Bhairava Ashtami Puja:
'Ashta' means 'eight,' and 'Ashtami' means 'eighth.' Therefore, Ashtami, the eighth day after the Full Moon day, is considered highly auspicious for worshiping Lord Kaal Bhairava. There are a total of twelve Kalashtamis in a year, and the one falling on a Sunday or Tuesday is believed to be particularly favorable for the worship of Lord Kal Bhairav. Kala Bhairava Ashtami Puja
is an occasion for individuals to express reverence for Lord Kala Bhairava and seek his divine grace for a harmonious and fulfilling life.
Self-Prayer on Kala Bhairava Ashtami Day:
Engaging in performing prayers request on the specific day can help individuals to alleviate karma and receive blessings. Some of the Self prayer
Temple Visits: Visit Near by temples dedicated to Lord Kala Bhairava and offer prayers, perform rituals, and seek blessings.
Recitation of Mantras: Chant Lord Kala Bhairava mantras dedicated to him to bring spiritual benefits and divine grace.
“Om Batuk Bhairvaye Namaha”
“Om Hreem Bum Batukaya Apadudharanaya Kuru Kuru Batukaya Hreem Om Namaha Shiyaye ”
“Om Hraam Hreem Hroom Hrime Hroum Ksham Kshetrapaalaaya Kaala Bhairavaaya Namaha”
Gayatri Mantra of Kaal Bhairav
Om Kaalakaalaaya Vidhmahey Kaalaatheethaaya dheemahi Thanno Kaala Bhairava Prachodhayaath.
Prayer and Meditation: Spend time in prayer and meditation, seeking the guidance and protection of Lord Kala Bhairava.
Establishing a Connection with Kala Bhairava:
The ancient scriptures and Nadi astrology
recommend various rituals such as fire ceremonies, Abishekam (hydration ceremony), Pooja/Archana (Light and Sound ceremony), and Mantra (special sounds) as means to offer your prayers to Kala Bhairava. Among these, the fire ceremony stands out as one of the most advanced spiritual technologies on Earth for connecting with Kala Bhairava. On every Monthly Kala Ashtami Day, we organize the grand FireLab
at our temple premises, providing an opportunity for individuals to take part and sponsor the grand ceremony.
Join us for the scared Kala Bhairava Puja to experience spiritual blessings and enrichment. Be a part of this grant Monthly celebration with Tirikala dedicated to Lord Kala Bhairava, the god of Time to experience the transformational effect of this time-honored ceremony. Seize this chance to connect with divinity, reconcile karma, and secure protection from hurdles.
Your participation enhances the holiness of this blessed occasion. Join us for a spiritually fulfilling Kala Bhairava Asthami Monthly Puja - an expedition into the sphere of spiritual peace and divine mercy.