Kaal Bhairav Jayanti 2024 Date

Kaal Bhairav Jayanti 2024 Date


Kalashtami, also known as Kala Ashtami, is a Hindu festival honoring Lord Bhairava, a fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva linked with devastation. He correctly punishes offenders and protects submissive followers. Lord Kala Bhairava rules over all 64 Bhairavas, which are commanded by 8 Bhairavas.

Bhairav Ashtami, Bhairava Jayanti, and Kala-Bhairava Ashtami are all names for Kala Bhairav Ashtami. Kalashtami, also known as Kalabhairav Jayanti, is observed in North India during the month of Margashirsha (December-January), but it is observed in South India during the month of Kartik (November-December). It should be noted, however, that both calendars commemorate Kaal Bhairav Jayanti on the same day. It is a sacred day celebrating the birth of Lord Bhairava, Shiva's ferocious form.

According to tradition, the Trimurti, or Lords Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh, were debating who was the superior of them all. During the heated dispute, Shiva was upset by Brahma's words and ordered Bhairava to cut one of Brahma's five heads. Bhairava carried out Shiva's directions. As a result, Brahma became four-headed. Bhairava's sin of Brahmhatya was atoned for when he arrived in the holy city of Varanasi after traveling the world. In Varanasi, there are several temples devoted to Lord Bhairava. He remained and became the city's protector Deity. He is also referred to as 'Kotwal of Kashi'.

Worshiping Lord Shiva in the form of Kala Bhairava can remove all calamity. The devotee achieves all-around success and is absolved of his sins. Flowers, fruits, and sweets are used to honor Lord Bhairava, Shiva, and his spouse Parvati. Dogs (Lord Bhairava's conveyance) are also offered milk and food. On this day, ancestors who have died are commemorated and oblations are presented.

Kaal Bhairava Ashtami

'Ashta' means 'eight', while 'Ashtami' means 'eighth'. As a result, Ashtami, the eighth day after the Full Moon, is a very auspicious day to worship Lord Kaal Bhairava. There are twelve Kalashtamis in a year. The one that falls on a Sunday or Tuesday is ideal for worshiping Lord Kal Bhairav.

In the morning, the Shaivites take a ceremonial bath and perform Puja. Devotees fast all day and do Jagaran at night. Devotees chant the Kaalbhairav Katha. At midnight, they also perform Bhairva Aarti using traditional musical instruments. Every year, a large function is held at the Bhairav Prasad Temple in Vaishno Devi. Many cultural programs and prayers are held in Varanasi.

Kaal Bhairav Jayanti 2024 Date & Time

Kalabhairav Jayanti 2024 Date - Friday, November 22, 2024

Ashtami Tithi Begins - 18:07 on Nov 22, 2024
Ashtami Tithi Ends - 19:56 on Nov 23, 2024

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