Kala Bhairava Jayanti


Kala Bhairava Jayanti Kala Bhairav Ashtami is otherwise called, Bhairava Jayanti, Bhairav Ashtami and Kala-Bhairava Ashtami. It falls on the eighth lunar day of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the Hindu month of Kartik. It is a heavenly day celebrating the birthday of Lord Bhairava, the furious manifestation of Shiva.

On this day, Hindu devotees adore Lord Bhairav and observe a fast to satisfy Him. There are 12 Kalashtami observances in a year. Of these, the one falling in the “Margashirsha” month is most critical and is known as ‘Kalabhairav Jayanti’. Kalashtami is likewise viewed as holier when it falls on a Sunday or Tuesday, as these days are devoted to Lord Bhairav. The celebration of venerating Lord Bhairav on Kalashtami is praised with full excitement and commitment in various parts of the nation.

Kala Bhairava jayanthi dates.


November 21 (Monday)


10 November (Friday)

Rituals during Kalashtami

  1. Kalashtami is an essential day for Lord Shiva adherents. On this day devotees wake up before dawn and scrub down. They perform exceptional puja of Kaal Bhairav to get His divine blessings and look for pardoning for their wrongdoings. devotees additionally visit Lord Kaal Bhairav’s sanctuary in the evening and offer special poojas and prayers.
  2. On Kalashtami special puja and rituals are also offered to dead ancestors during the morning.
  1. Devotees also keep a austere fast all day long. Some staunch devotees keep watch all night and pass their time listening to stories of Mahakaleshwar. The observer of the Kalashtami Vrat is blessed with prosperity and happiness and obtains all success in his/her life.
  1. It is considered auspicious to recite Kaal Bhairav Katha and chant mantras dedicated to Lord Shiva.
  1. There is also a custom to feed dogs on Kalashtami as a black dog is considered to be the vehicle of Lord Bhairav. Dogs are offered milk, curd and sweets.
  1. Offering food to Brahmins at Hindu pilgrim places like Kashi is considered to be highly rewarding.


Significance of Kalashtami

The significance of Kalashtami is expressed in ‘Aditya Purana’. The principle god to venerate on Kalashtami is Lord Kaal Bhairav who is known to be a sign of Lord Shiva. “Kaal” in Hindi infers “time” while “Bhairav” alludes to ‘the indication of Shiva’. Subsequently Kaal Bhairav is additionally called as the ‘Divine force of Time’ and is venerated with full commitment by Lord Shiva adherents. According to the Hindu legends, once during an argument between Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, Lord Shiva got infuriated with a remark passed by Brahma. He then appeared as “Mahakaleshwar” and severed the fifth head of Lord Brahma. From that point onwards, Devas and Humans adore this type of Lord Shiva as ‘Kaal Bhairav’. It is trusted that the individuals who revere Lord Shiva on Kalashtami look for liberal endowments of Lord Shiva. It is likewise a prevalent view that by adoring Lord Bhairav on this day expels every one of the sufferings, agony and negative impacts from one’s life.

Benefits of Worshipping Lord Bhairava

It is said that when worshipped with a true heart, Lord Bhairav helps to overcome sufferings, hurdles and obstacles in life. He takes away the pains and even, eradicates the influence of the paranormal or evil eye. Praying to him ensures a happy, successful and healthy life.

Important benefits are

Grants all round success in every aspect of life

Fulfils deepest desires of the worshippers.

Blessed with healthy, disease-free life

Worshipper receives help when they require

Win over court related matters

Pacify Shani and Rahu in horoscope by worshiping Lord Kalabhairav

Seek protection from all evils

Eradicate fear of ghosts, atma etc

Grants victory and success to his devotes

Resolves Issues in family life

Win over adversaries and enemies

Protection from negative energies



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