Kaal Bhairav is believed to be the Kotwal of Varanasi and everybody is supposed to need his permission to stay in Kashi (Varanasi). The temple is dedicated to one of the terrifying forms of Lord Shiva. The Vahana (vehicle) of Lord Bhairav is the dog. A silver faced idol of Kal Bhairav, seated on a dog, holding a trident is housed in the inner sanctum of the temple but only its face decorated with garlands, is visible to the visitors through the doorway. Rest of it is covered with a piece of cloth. On the rear door of the temple, there is a statue of Kshetrapal Bhairav. Rudraksha, Shringar, Annakut & Bhairav Ashtami are celebrated here.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For freedom from all debts and loans
- For protection
- For good health
- For well being
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.