Each year on the 'Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi,' Hindus celebrate Kalashtami, also known as Kala Ashtami.
This festival is devoted to Lord Bhairav (the 8th day during the waning phase of the moon).
Ashtami Tithi, the eighth day following Purnima (full moon), is revered as the most auspicious day
appease Lord Kaal Bhairav. It is on this day when Hindus fast in honor of Lord Bhairav.
the year, there are 12 Kalashtami celebrations.
The one that occurs during the 'Margashirsha month is the most prominent and is celebrated as
'Kalabhairav Jayanti. On account of their association with Lord Bhairav, Sundays and Tuesdays
Kalashtami falls on are also revered.
Kalashtami, a day dedicated to worshipping the demon lord Bhairav, is widely celebrated all over
with great fervor and devotion.
Kalashtami's magnificence is proclaimed in the 'Aditya Purana. On Kalashtami, the dark
Shiva, Kaal Bhairav, is the primary object of adoration.
'Kaal' and 'Bhairav' have meanings related to time and Shiva in Hindi. Kaal Bhairav,
or the "God of
Time," is revered by devotees of Lord Shiva.
According to Hindu mythology, Brahma once made a comment that made Lord Shiva angry.
transformed into Mahakaleshwar and severed Lord Brahma's fifth head.
After that time, this incarnation of Shiva came to be known as "Kaal Bhairav," and
both the Devas and
the humans worshiped it. Those who attend Shiva temples on Kalashtami do so, hoping
to receive god's
Additionally, it is widely held that worshipping Lord Bhairav on this day will free
one from all
sickness, disease, and evil.
Kalashtami is so named because it falls on the 'Ashtami Tithi,' or the fifth day of the
The Sanskrit name for "eight days" following "Purnima" is "Ashtami" ( Purnima means the
night). Mythology suggests that the best day to worship and appease Lord Kaa Bhairav is
day following Purnima. Regular rituals honoring Lord Bhairav have been practiced in
today. To appease and please Lord Bhairav, this fast is essential. Each year has 12
Rituals to Follow On Kalashtami
Do Pooja Following All Needed Custom-
Kalashtami is the holiest day of the year for those who worship Shiva. Devotees on this
holy day get
up before sunrise to pray and meditate. After finishing their errands for the day, they
themselves to a hot shower. Following proper preparation, worshippers undertake a
special puja of
Kaal Bhairav. The people of this region think that God Bhairav has released them from
their sins and
guilt. Also, the most beloved of Lord Bhairav's devotees are protected from harm by a
barrier that keeps out all the harmful energy. His faithful are always protected and
his divine protection.
Visit the Temple Of Lord Bhairav On This Auspicious Day
Devotees also flock to the temple of Lord Bhairav on this day to fully immerse themselves
spirituality there. It is said that Kalashtami represents Lord Shiva in his ferocious
goal of assuming the form of Lord Bhairav was to appease Lord Brahma.
Following A Strict Fast
On this day, followers abstain from food, drink, and entertainment to focus on their
Additionally, hearing the legends of Mahakaleshwar helps students understand the
this event. Those who observe the fast and worship Lord Shiva on this day are promised a
success and pleasure. The recitation of the Kaal Bhairav Katha and the continuous
chanting of Lord
Shiva's mantras are also highly recommended on this holy day.
Feed A Black Dog
It is also traditional to feed a black dog on this day. The black hound is Lord Bhairav's
chariot. Milk, curd, and candy are all acceptable options.
Important of Kalashtami
In Hinduism, "Time" is referred to as "Kaal." Moreover, Kaal Bhairav represents Lord
Himself. Time, or Bhairav, is worshipped as Kaal Bhairav. According to Hindu legend,
was offended by a remark by Lord Brahma. Taking the avatar of "Mahakaleshwar," he
fifth head of Lord Brahma. Because of this, he is now also revered as Kaal Bhairav.
It is also thought that if you worship him with complete confidence and trust, nothing
happen to you. His followers trust him to protect them from evil forces. Removing
suffering, and problems from one's life directly result from worshipping Lord Bhairav.
want Lord Bhairav's blessing, you should celebrate Kalashtami. A spiritual life fills
Mythology states that Lord Kalabhairav was born from one of Lord Shiva's fingernails. It
that once upon a time, Vishnu and Brahma debated whose power was greater.
A massive Agni Linga appeared between Lord Vishnu & Lord Brahma as they argued, and
their best attempts, they could not determine where the linga's pointy end was located.
New Worship Practice for Kalashtami
On Kalashtami, fasting devotees should get up early, shower, and worship Lord Kalabhairav
offerings of rice, roses, coconut, sandalwood, milk, and nuts.
In addition to singing mantras to Lord Shiva, devotees light incense sticks and mustard
The nighttime ritual also includes breaking the fast and pouring water on the moon.
Alcohol, tobacco, and non-vegetarian food should all be avoided during a fast.