Yodal Navaratri 7th day 1. Temples near srisailam 1. After locking the doors of the temple of Lord Shiva, the keys are ceremonially offered to Bhairava and taken back in most akla the Shiva temples. The observer will abstain from any form of sensual indulgence and maintain cleanliness both in the body and mind. Sai nakshatra malika 4. Dasanama shani stotram 3.
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Bhairava with his consort, Bhairavi Aakash Bhairab in Kathmandu. Bhairava means "terribly fearful form". It is also known as one who destroys fear or one who is beyond fear.
One interpretation is that he protects his devotees from dreadful enemies, greed , lust and anger. Bhairava protects his devotees from these enemies. These enemies are dangerous as they never allow humans to seek God within. There is also another interpretation: Bha means creation, ra means sustenance and va means destruction.
Therefore, Bhairava is the one who creates, sustains and dissolves the three stages of life. Therefore, he becomes the ultimate or the supreme. One day, Brahma thought "I have five heads.
Shiva also has five heads. I can do everything that Shiva does and therefore I am Shiva. Additionally, he began to forget the work of Shiva and also started interfering in what Shiva was supposed to be doing. From then on, he became useful to himself and to the world, and deeply grateful to Shiva. In the form of the Kala Bhairava, Shiva is said to be guarding each of these Shaktipeeth Shakti temples. Each Shaktipeeth is accompanied by a temple dedicated to Bhairava.
Parvati took the form of Kali to kill him. The wrath of Kali killed the demon. After killing the demon, her wrath metamorphosed as a child. Kali fed the child with her milk. Shiva made both Kali and the child to merge with him. Since Bhairava was thus created by Shiva, he is said to be one of the sons of Shiva. In this version there was a war between gods and demons. These Ashta Bhairavas married Ashta Matrikas.
These Ashta Bhairavas and Ashta Matrikas have dreadful forms. He appears in a standing position with four hands.
In some forms of Bhairava, there are more than four hands. He appears without dress and with a dog. His weapons, the dog, protruding teeth, terrifying looks, and a garland with red flowers all give him a frightening appearance.
If a Bhairava idol is facing west, it is good; facing south is moderate; facing east is not good. The right time to pray to Bhairavi is midnight. The most appropriate time is a Friday midnight. He has red or blue complexion and is clothed in golden dress. He has the moon over his head. He has four hands, one of which he holds a golden vessel.
He gives wealth and prosperity. In some of the ancient texts he is said to have thirty two hands, the shape of a bird, golden complexion, terrible teeth, and a human form above the hip. Worshipping him destroys enemies. There are 64 Bhairavas. These 64 Bhairavas are grouped under eight categories and each category is headed by one major Bhairava.
The Ashta Bhairavas control the eight directions of this universe. Each Bhairava has seven sub Bhairavas under him, totaling 64 Bhairavas. Bhairavi is the consort of Kala Bhairava. Continuous worship of Bhairava leads the worshiper to a true Guru. There are separate mantras to all the eight Bhairavas. In Shiva temples, when the temple is closed, the keys are placed before Bhairava. Bhairava is also described as the protector of women. He is described as the protector of the timid and in general women who are timid in nature.
Cast as a discourse between the god Bhairava and his consort Bhairavi it briefly presents Tantric meditation methods or centering techniques Dharana. The text is a chapter from the Rudrayamala Tantra, a Bhairava Agama.
Bhairavi, the goddess, asks Bhairava to reveal the essence of the way to realization of the highest reality. In his answer Bhairava describes ways to enter into the universal and transcendental state of consciousness. References to it appear throughout the literature of Trika, Kashmir Shaivism, indicating that it was considered to be an important text in the schools of Kashmir Shaiva philosophy and Trika.
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