Sri Bhairu ji Temple is a shrine dedicated to Lord Kala Bhairava, which is situated at Kote Gate, in the Bikaner district of Rajasthan State, India.
About the Deity
The principal deity of this temple is Lord bhairava. The deity's vigraha (idol) is about 2 feet high and is made of black stone. Lord Kala Bhairav appears sitting on his vahana dog. There is also an old statue of the deity here which is carved on a rock and is approximately 2 feet 3 inches high.
About the Temple
Lord Kala Bairava is a widely worshipped deity in the State of Rajasthan. Many shrines, especially those dedicated to Maa Durga houses a separate sub shrine for Baironji. This temple at Kole Gate, Bikaner was founded by Shri Brijraji in the year 1933. According to legends, Lord Bairava had appeared in the dreams of Sri Brijraji who was a priest and had instructed him to construct a temple for him. His Temple is often found in the devi temples. In Toliasar, the temple of Bhairuji is very very old and it command great respect from the people around. Shri Brijraji thus built a temple for the Lord accordingly. The temple subsequently started drawing devotees from the village and other nearby places, who later financially supported for the temple's extension.
Today, the temple stands as a prominent worship place right in the main road with tall main gates. The deity graces from the Garbha Graha (sanctum sanctorum) which has a round Shikar. The temple complex also encompasses a precinct and a Mandap (Prayer Hall) whose walls carry several beautiful pictures.
Lord Kala Bhairava is worshiped by many Hindus across the world with utmost faith and devotion. This deity is believed to protect his devotees from impending difficulties, risks and dangers pertaining to their life. Newly married couples visit the temple seeking the blessings of the lord for a happy married life and progeny. Some devotees also undertake to tonsure their new born child's hair here as a thanksgiving to the Lord, especially in the Hindu months of Vaishakha, Jyestha and Magha.
During the Hindu months of Margshisha and Magh, big fairs are organised by the temple which draws thousands of visitors every year.
How To Reach Shri Bhairu Ji Temple
The closest airport to Bikaner district is the Nal airport.
The nearest railway station is shri Doongargarh railway station.
The nearest Bus stop to this temple is the Kote Gate bus stop.
Shri Bhairu Ji Temple,
Modern Market, Kote Gate,
Bikaner, Rajasthan - 334001.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te
Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.
Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha
Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.
Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi
Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.
Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam
Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).
The temple is open in Morning from 5.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.