Theipirai Ashtami -Names and Specialty

Ashtami is a special day devoted to Lord Kala Bhairava. The eighth day after full/ No moon day is known as Ashtami, the most auspicious day to worship Lord Kala Bhairava. Kala Bhairava is the God of Time – Kal means ‘time’ and ‘Bhairava’ the manifestation of Shiva.


Theipirai Ashtami Names

Each Tamil month theipirai Ashtami is known by various name.

  • Chithirai – Sanathanaastami
  • Vaigasi – Sathasivastami
  • Aani – Bhagavathastami
  • Aadi – Sthanuastami
  • Aavani – Sanbugaastami
  • Puratassi – Eshwarastami
  • Aippasi – Rudrastami/ Kalabhairavastami
  • Karthigai – Sankarastami
  • Margali – Devadevastami
  • Thai – Maheswarastami
  • Maasi – Thriyambagastami
  • Panguni –- Sanathanaastami

How and when to Worship Lord Bhairava.



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