Ashta Bhairavas – Appearance, Consort, Temple, Nakshatra and Moola Mantra
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In the last post we saw about Lord Bhairava, how to worship him, his appearance and a gist of his form. In this post we’ll see in brief about his forms, consort, vahana, Direction, temple Nakshatra, moola mantra and benefits of worshipping Him.
There are different flowers and leaves used to perform archana to Lord Bhairava. The Ashta Bhairavas represent the pancha boothas (air, water, space, land, fire) and the three beings (sun, moon and atma). Each Bhairava is unique in appearance, has different vahanas and bestows different blessings representing the AshtaLakshmi.
1. Sri Asithanga Bhairavar
Appearance: Golden complexion, with well-formed limbs, and carries the Trishula, Damaru, Pasha noose and Khadga sword.
Consort : Brahmi
Vahana : Swan
Direction : East
Nakshatra / Birth Star : Punarpoosam, Visakam, Purattadhi
Stone : Puspharagham (Yellow Sapphire)
Worship Benefits : Gives creative ability.
Asithanga Bhairavar Moola Mantra
Om Hreem Hraam Hreem Hrum Jam Klaam Kleem Klum
Brahmi Devi Samethyaya Asithanga Bhairavaya
Sarva Shaap Nivarthithaya Om Hreem Phat Swahaa
Meaning: I bow down to Asitanga Bhairava who appears with mother Brahmi Devi and removes all curses.
2. Sri Ruru Bhairavar
Appearance: Pure white, adorned with ornaments set with rubies. Ruru carries the akshmala rosary, a Pustaka book, Ankusha, elephant goad and a Vina lute.
Consort : Maaheshwari
Vahana : Ox (Rishabam)
Direction : South-East
Temple : Rathnagiriswarar Temple,Thirumarugal
Nakshatram/ Birth Star : Karthikai, Uthiradam, Uthiram
Stone : Manickam (Ruby)
Worship Benefits : Divine educator.
Ruru Bhairavar Moola Mantra
Om Hreem Shreem Kleem Shreem Shreem Kleem Shreem
Sarva Raja Vashikaraya Sarva Jana Mohanaya
Sarva Vashya Sheegram Sheegram Shreem Kleem Shreem Svaha
Meaning: I bow down to Ruru Bhairava who can bring all people under his control. Let him bless me to win over people.
3. Sri Chanda Bhairavar
Appearance: Blue color and good-looking. Chanda carries Agni, Shakti spear, Gada mace and Kunda water pot.
Consort : Koumaari
Vahana : Peacock
Direction : South
Temple : Vaitheeswaran Koil
Nakshatram/ Birth Star : Mirugasiridam, Chithirai, Avittam
Stone : Pavazham (Coral)
Worship Benefits : Gives incredible energy, cuts competition and rivals.
Chanda Bhairavar Moola Mantra
Om Hreem Sarva Shakti Ruupaya Neela Varnaya
Maha Chanda Bhairavaya Namaha
Meaning: I bow down to Chanda Bhairava who is blue in colour and the repository of all powers.
4. Sri Krodha Bhairavar
Appearance: Smoke color carrying Khetaka shield, a long Khadga sword and Parashu
Consort : Vaishnavi
Vahana : Eagle (Garuda)
Direction : South-West
Temple : Thiruvisanallur, Thirunaraiyur
Nakshatram/ Birth Star : Rohini, Astham, Tiruvonam
Stone : Muthu (Pearl)
Worship Benefits : Gives you the power to take massive action.
Krodha Bhairavar Moola Mantra
Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Hreem Kleem
Sarva Vighna Nivaranaya Maha Krodha Bhairavaya Namaha
Meaning: I bow down to Maha Krodha Bairav who removes all obstacles.
5. Sri Unmatha Bhairavar
Appearance: White color, good-looking and carry in their hands the Kunda, iron bludgeon, the Khetaka, club studded with iron, the Parigha iron club and Bhindipala javelin.
Consort : Vaarahi
Vahana : Horse
Direction : West
Temple : Thiruveezhimizhalai
Worship Benefits : Controls negative ego and harmful selftalk.
Unmatha Bhairavar Moola Mantra
Om Hreem Vaaraahi Samethaya Maha Unmattha Bhairavaaya
Hreem Om Svahaa
Meaning: I bow down to Unmattha Bhairava who appears with mother Varahi. Let him bless me with a powerful speech
6. Sri Kapaala Bhairavar
Appearance: Yellow color, carrying the same weapons as Unmatta.
Consort : Indrani
Vahana : Elephant
Direction : North-West
Temple : Thiruvirkudi Veerataneswarar Temple, Thirupanthuruthi
Nakshatram/ Birth Star : Bharani, Pooram, Puradam
Stone : Vairam (Diamond)
Worship Benefits : Ends all unrewarding work and action.
Kapaala Bhairavar Moola Mantra
Om Hreem Kreem Hreem Sreem
Kapala Bhairavaya Namaha
Meaning: I bow down to Kapala Bhairava and seek his blessings.
7. Sri Bheeshana Bhairavar
Appearance: Red colour, carrying the same weapons as Unmatta.
Consort : Chamundi
Vahana : Lion
Direction : North
Nakshatram/ Birth Star : Thiruvadhirai, Swati, Sadayam, Ashwini, Magha, Mula
Worship Benefits : Obliterates evil spirits and negativity.
Bheeshana Bhairavar Moola Mantra
Om Hreem Bheeshana Bhairavaya Sarva Saaba Nivaranaya
Mama Vasham Kuru Kuru Svaaha
Meaning: I bow down to Bheeshana Bhairav who removes all curses and evil spells. May I be heled to conquer the evil spirits and negative forces.
8. Sri Samhaara Bhairavar
Appearance: Lightning color, carrying the same weapons as Unmatta.
Consort : Chandi
Vahana : Dog
Direction : North-East
Temple : Thiruvenkadu, Kolli Malai, Vairavanpatti, Hosur
Nakshatram/ Birth Star: Ayilyam, Ketai, Revathi
Worship Benefits : Complete dissolution of old negative karmas.
Samhaara Bhairavar Moola Mantra
Om Namo Bhagavate Samhara Bhairavaya
Bhuta Preta Pisaca Brahma Raksasan Uccataya Uccataya
Samharaya Samharaya Sarva Bhaya Chedanam Kuru Kuru Svaha ||
Meaning: I bow down to Samhara Bhairava who vanquishes all evils like ghosts, devils, demons and others. Let him help me overcome all negative forces.
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