Tripura BhairaviJayanti – Worshipping the Supreme Goddess
Tripura BhairaviJayanti is a Hindu festival dedicated to the goddess Tripura Bhairavi, also popularly known as Kala Bhairavi. She is regarded as the incarnation of Parvatiwho, in turn, is the form of Shakti. She is also regarded as one of the DashaMahavidyas. It means “Ten Goddesses” or supreme powers of the world. The 10 Mahavidyas are Wisdom Goddesses, aspects of Parvati (Shakti), who represents a range of feminine divinity, from fearsome goddesses at one end, to the gentle at the other. The consort of Tripura BhairaviBhairavi
Bhairavi is a fierce incarnation of Shakti who is often associated with destruction... is Bhairava, a form of ShivaShiva
Shiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that .... The name Tripura Bhairavi comprises of the Sanskrit word Bhairavi which means “terror or awe inspiring”. That is why, it is believed that one who has achieved the state of “Bhairavi” becomes free from the fear of death.
On the day of Tripura BhairaviJayanti, the devotees wake up early in the morning and visit nearby temples of their goddess. The most fervent devotees of Tripura Bhairavi observe fast for the whole day. Devotees and worshippers perform yajnasand chant mantras for the goddess. Donations and charity hold great significance on the day of Tripura BhairaviJayanti and is believed to please the goddess. Therefore, at many places all over India, special ritual of Tripura BhairaviJayantiBhandara is performed in which free food is provided to Brahmins, It is one of the caste of Hindus. They are known for their knowledge of ancient, sacred scriptures ascetics and the poor people. Worshippers of Tripura Bhairavi are supposed to indulge themselves in benign acts and refrain from malefic acts on this day.
Worship and Beliefs
There are many temples of Tripura Bhairavi all over India where thousands of devotees worship the goddess. One of the most important places of pilgrimage of the goddess, however, is the Vimala Temple in Puri, Odisha which is regarded as the shrine of the goddess. Celebrating Tripura BhairaviJayanti with full sincerity and devotion is believed to free the devotees and worshippers of the goddess from all the fears, anxieties, negative energies and evil spirits. When pleased, the goddess also blesses her devotees with great happiness, joy, wealth, good health and prosperity. She also fulfils all the desires of her devotees. In her calm form, the goddess is depicted as a very beautiful young woman with a glowing complexion and holding rosary in her hand. In her fierce from she is depicted as a ferocious woman with blood all over her mouth and carrying weapons like axe, trident, sword, mace etc. in her hands. She is regarded as the creator of the cosmic universe and everything in the ever changing world. She is the creator and protector in her benign form and the destroyer in her fierce form.