“ Bhairav is one who with fear (bhaya) makes every thing resound (ravayati) and who pervades the entire universe. He who utters this word ‘Bhairav ‘unceasingly becomes Shiva”
The first syllabus ‘Bhai ‘ means fear and also means refulgent light and both meanings refer the nature of Bhairav
Rava means resound .
That means Bhairava means that by using fear we can get delightment (aseem anand ).
He is often depicted with , angry eyes and sharp, tiger's teeth and flaming hair, stark naked except for garlands of skulls and a coiled snake about his neck. In his four hands he carries a trident, drum, and skull. He is often shown accompanied by a dog. Lord bhairav's worship is very useful to win over your enemies, success and all materialistic comforts. It is very easy to please lord Bhairav by doing normal worship daily. Lord Bhairav guards Lord Shiva's temple, due to which He is called "Kotwal" also. Batuk Bharav is the most worshipped form of Bhairav in tantra.Lord Bhairav protects, removes all obstacles, cleans the soul with his sheer intensity and makes things favourable for a sadhak. He is one of the most feared deities, but actually, he is one of the most rewarding.The vahana (vehicle) of Lord Bhairava is the dog. And he is sometimes shown as holding a severed human head( Head of Brahma), with a dog waiting at one side, in order to catch the blood from the head. Feeding and taking care of dogs is another way of showing our devotion to Lord Bhairava. The best way is to feed 11 dogs on every saturday evening or daily ( as per comfort of sadhak) . The dogs should be feeded halwa puri ( Indian bread with sweat dish ), all problems gets solved automatically by doing this. Lord Bhairava is also known as Kshetrapalaka, the guardian of the temple. In honor of this, keys to the temple are ceremonially submitted to Lord Bhairava at temple closing time and are received from him at opening time. Lord Bhairava is also the guardian of travellers.
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He is the manifestation of Lord Shiva who manages time. There is nothing more precious than time, so intelligent humans should use every moment effectively on the spiritual path. Those, who want to do this, can get the divine help of Lord Kala Bhairava, if they request Him with sincerity. Those who tend to disipate away their time on many a trivial pursuit should pray sincerely to Lord Kala Bhairav, if they want to improve their time management skills and use their time intelligently. According to Hindu scriptures, natives who worship Kala Bhairav to reduce the evils caused by Sani because Sani is also known as Kaal. Both Kala Bhairava and Sani are signified by the colour black. Lord Kala Bhairav is worshipped by Yogis and Tantriks to attain Siddhis. Lord Bhairav is regared as the guardian of Yogis and Tantriks, who attain accomplishment of mantras by doing devotion. Many astrologers and tantriks keep Bhairon Booti with them to enhance their occult knowledge.
Kala Bhairava has a place in all the main temples of Lord Shiva. According to texts about the origin of Kala Bhairava, it is related to the tale of Sati, wife of Lord Shiva, the daughter of the king of Gods, Daksha had chosen to marry Lord Shiva. Her father turned down their alliance due he perceived Lord Shiva as ascetic, associated with Ox, animals and ghosts and did not have a royal lifestyle. Daksha held a yagna and invited all the gods, but not Sati and Shiva. Sati came to the yagna alone where Daksha publicly spoke in a belittling manner about Lord Shiva. Sati could not bear to hear her husband insulted and jumped herself into the sacrificial pyre. When Lord Shiva came to know about this, he destroyed the yagna and killed Daksha by beheading him. Lord Shiva carried Sati's corpse on his shoulders and ran uncontrollably all around the world for days. Since, this would eventually destroy all creation, Lord Vishnu used His Sudarshan Chakra to cut Sati's body into pieces which then fell all around. These spots where Sati's body parts fell are now known as Shakti Peetas. In the form of the frightful Bhirava, Lord Shiva is said to be guarding each of these Shakti peetas. That is why, each Shaktipeeta temple is accompanied by a temple dedicated to Kala Bhairava.
There are 2 important aspects of Bhairav Sadhana. One should be regular in Sadhana and one should not be afraid.
At the end , let me please clarify ,that I am not a Tantric nor an astrologer . I am just a simple devotee of the Almighty Lord. So please forgive me ,if anything on this site is found to be wrong. This site is for vedic worship of Bhagwan Bhairav. We do not want the devotees to indulge in eating of non vegetarian food, nor in drinking of alcoholic drinks. Killing innocent animals and birds in the name of Bali is totally wrong and unforgivable.