Dharmapala Thangka CentreSchool of Thangka Painting

5.49 Kaal Bhairava

Shaivite deity worshiped by Hindus

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Kaal Bhairava [Sanskrit: भैरव, lit. frightful] is a Shaivite deity worshiped by Hindus. In Shaivism, he is a fierce manifestation of Shiva associated with annihilation. In Trika system Bhairava represents Supreme Reality, synonymous to Para Brahman.

Kaal Bhairav is an auspicious and significant day for devotees of Lord Shiva. Her is a fierce form of Shiva associated with annihilation. Kaal Bhairav is also known as Kaal Bhairav Ashtami.

People worship Kaal Bhairav for courage and happiness. Kaal Bhairavis believed to be the form of Lord Shiva who is easily pleased with simple offerings.

He has great significance in Hinduism. According to legend, this form of Lord Shiva destroys fear. He protects his devotees from from enemies like greed, anger and lust.

He is beyond 'time' and 'death'. According to a legend Kaal Bhairav was born due to the wrath of Lord Shiva.

It is believed that once Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar debated to prove who is superior. In the midst of the debate, Brahma condemned Shiva and that angered him and Kaal Bhairav was born.

Measurements: 28.7 x 36.4" | 73 x 92.5 cm
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Material: Natural Stone Colors
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