Kalabhairav is believed to be the incarnation of Shiva. According to Hindu Mythology, once three Lords Brahma, VishnuVishnu
Vishnu is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindus and is a part of Hindu Trinity,.. and ShivaShiva
Shiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that ... were discussing about the serious topic that who was superior of them all. Unfortunately, the discussion turned out to be serious. BrahmaBrahma
According to Hinduism, the whole creation is the work of Trimurti (the Hindu Trinity)... passed sarcastic comments to Shiva. In fury, Kalabhairav (Kala-Kalabhairav) appeared from the angry Shiva's forehead and he slew one of the five heads of Brahma and left him with only four heads.
After that the head of Brahma stuck to Kalabhairav's left palm due to the sin of killing the most learned Brahmin. The conventional Hindu caste system divided society into four sects and Brahmin was known as the learned class who gained the knowledge of sacred texts written on Hinduism This sin is known as Brahminicide or Brahmahatya.
To expiate the sin of Brahmahatya, Kalabhairav had to wander in the world as a naked beggar with the skull of the slain as his begging bowl. Kalabhairav's sin is finally expiated when he reached the holy city of Varanasi, where a temple dedicated to him still exists.
Hindu’s believe that Kalabhairav appeared or born on the eighth lunar day (ashtami) in the fortnight of the waning phase of the moon (KrishnaKrishna
It is described that there are three aspects of the Supreme that must... paksha) in the Hindu month of Kartik that falls in the month of November - December. Since then, this day is celebrated as Birthday of Kalabhairav and is popular as Kalabhairav Jayanti.
How Devotees celebrate Kalabhairav Jayanti?
Devotees keep awake for the whole night. They keep praying and singing divine songs in the remembrance of Kalabhairav. A Hindu Priest in the temple, then recites the legends of Shiva, Brahma, ParvatiParvati
After the death of Shiva's first love Sati, Shiva... (consort of Shiva).
During midnight an Aarti It is a Hindu religious ritual of worship(end of a prayer or the conclusion of any auspicious rituals) of Kalabhairav should be performed with full devotion with the help of conches, bells and drums. After taking a bath in the morning, devotees, offer libations and oblations to their dead ancestors. Then they offer prayers to Kalabhairav, Shiva's consort Parvati with flowers and sweets. In the end, devotees offer milk, sweets, curd and other food as offerings to dogs (vehicle of Kalabhairav).
Kalabhairav Jayanti is celebrated with great pomp and show in BhairavBhairav
Also known as Kala Bhairava, Bhairava is the manifestation of Lord Shiva... Temple at Vaishno Devi hills in Kashmir. On this day, an idol of Kala-Kalabhairav which is made in gold or silver is immersed in a brass metal pot filled with water and worshipped with all spiritual prayers, as is done to Shiva. Then, the Hindu priests offer prasadam to all devotees gathered there.
In Varanasi, an eight-day pilgrimage of the eight temples dedicated to Ashta Kalabhairav, eight subsidiary aspects of Kalabhairav, is undertaken on the first eight days of the fortnight, culminating with Kalabhairav Jayanti. For the whole year, Kalabhairav’s whole idol remained covered with the cloth except his face, however on Kalabhairav Ashtami, the cloth is removed to reveal the whole idol. The image is adorned with a garland of silver skulls on this day. Several devotees flock to the temple to have the divine glimpse of the whole idol of Kalabhairav.
Significance of Kalabhairav Jayanti:
It is believed that if devotees observe fast and pray with full devotion to the Kalabhairava on Kalabhairav Jayanti, they will be blessed with good health and wealth. Besides this they will get success in their future endeavors. Not only this, they can also be freed of their sin and the fear of their death.