Kal Bhairav Temple

Kal Bhairav Temple

Kal Bhairav Temple is one of the ancient temples of Lord Shiva that can be found in Varanasi. This temple has a strong link with the history and culture of the city. Kal Bhairav Temple is the fiercest form of Lord Shiva. The deity is portrayed as a man wearing garlands made with human skull. It is said that the death itself is afraid of this form of Lord Shiva. It is said that Kal bhairav decides who has to stay in Varanasi and who should not. People of Varanasi get permission from the deity before leaving the town for any reason. Anyone visiting Varanasi should visit the temple first and get permission to enter into Varanasi, according to folklore.

History of Kaal Bhairav Temple :-

Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma are the three main Gods of Hinduism. Once, Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu got into a fight regarding who is the supreme among all three. All the Vedas pronounced Lord Shiva as the supreme power. Both Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma laughed at this conclusion. Shiva got angry and went into a rage that created a ferocious light.

Cost / Entry Fee :-

There is no entry fee for the temple.

What to See in Kal Bhairav Temple?

The temple entrance is narrow and one can see the deity from the entrance. It is a famous activity to buy sesame oil and flowers for the deity but, not mandatory. There are shops outside the temple to buy the flowers and other items. Unlike many other temples, alcohol is offered to the God.

Best Time to Visit Kal Bhairav Temple ?

The temple is open from 5 in the morning until 1:30 pm and, from 4:30 pm until 9:30 pm.Eight day after full moon day in November is an auspicious day and you can find numerous rituals in the temple. Sunday and Tuesdays are considered important days for the deity. Other important festivals in the temple are Annakut (fourth day from Diwali) and Shringar.

Where Kal Bhairav Temple is Located?

The temple is located in Visheshar Ganj in Varanasi. Auto, rickshaw and others easily access the temple. It is just 10 minutes away from the Kashi Vishwanath temple.

Shop and eat

Shops for souvenir shopping can be found outside the temple. You can find a few street shops that sell delicacies. More shops are found during auspicious dates.

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