Ashta Bhairava

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Maha Kala Bhairava

Ashta Bhairavas ("Eight Bhairavas") are eight manifestations of the Hindu god Bhairava, a ferocious aspect of the god Shiva. They guard and control the eight directions. Each Bhairava has eight sub Bhairavas under him. All of the Bhairavas are ruled and controlled by Maha Kala Bhairava(shown in picture), who is considered the supreme ruler of time of the universe and the chief form of Bhairava.

Ashta Bhairava with their consort, vahana(mount), direction he guards are given below. Also given the consecrated temples in Tamil Nadu, India, where people born on the listed nakshatras get his favours, Dosha Nivritti (remedy for problems) and their lucky stones.

The Ashta Bhairavas, all 8 of them, can be seen at Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Sattainathar Temple, Sirkazhi & Aragalur Sri Kamanada Eswar Temple.

Sri Asitanga Bhairava[edit]

Sri Ruru Bhairava[edit]

Sri Chanda Bhairava[edit]

Sri Krodha Bhairava[edit]

Sri Unmattha Bhairava[edit]

Sri Kapala Bhairava[edit]

  • Consort: Indrani
  • Vahana: Elephant
  • Direction: North-West
  • Temple: Thiruvirkudi, Thirupanthuruthi
  • Nakshatram/ Birth Star: Bharani, Pooram, Puradam
  • Stone: Diamond

Sri Bheeshana Bhairava[edit]

Sri Samhara Bhairava[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kanniks Kannikeswaran. "Sirkali Bhramapureeswarar -Thoniappar Temple - Shivastalam". Templenet.com. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Thiru Kandiyur". Temples of Tamilnadu. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  3. ^ "Navagraha Temples|Tamilnadu Temples Information website|". Kumbakonam-temples.blogspot.sg. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  4. ^ Krishnan, Shamala (2009-02-10). "Ancient Temples of India: kundrakudi and Vairavan temple, Thirupathore, Madurai". Ancientindiantemple.blogspot.sg. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Bhairava at Wikimedia Commons