What happens when we read Kalabhairava Ashtakam?
Bhakts or devotees have full faith that worshipping Bhairava will bring them prosperity, success and good children, gain long life and remove financial problems. He is considered a destroyer of all things bad such as lust and greed as also fear. He protects weak women who seek his help.
Who wrote Kalabhairava Ashtakam?
Kala Bhairava Ashtakam is a Sanskrit Ashtakam, written by Adi Sankara. The hymn illustrates the personality of Kala Bhairava of Kashi (also known as Bhairava), the God who destroys Time (kala). It consists of eight stanzas, characteristic of an Ashtakam.
Who is Kalabhairava God?
Kala Bhairava (Sanskrit: भैरव, lit. frightful) is a Shaivite deity worshiped by Hindus. In Shaivism, he is a powerful manifestation, or avatar, of Shiva associated with annihilation. In Trika system Bhairava represents Supreme Reality, synonymous to Para Brahman.
What is the meaning of Kalabhairava Ashtakam?
Kalabhairava Ashtakam is a hymn composed by Adi Shankara or Adi Shankaracharya. The personality of Kala Bhairava of Kashi is illustrated in eight stanzas of Kalabhairava Ashtakam. ‘Kala Bhairava’ refers to the manifestation of Lord Shiva, also known as Bhairava.
Who is Kala Bhairava and why is he worshipped?
Salutations to Kala Bhairava, who is the Lord of the city of Kashi, whose lotus like feet is being served by Devraj Indra, who is using a snake as a sacred thread around the neck, Moon on his forehead and who is Digambara (Whose robes is the cosmos). Who is worshipped by Sage Narada and extremely compassionate.
What is the meaning of ashtakam phalstuthi?
The Phalstuthi part gives the details of the benefits that you get by reciting this Ashtakam. The one who has serpent as his yagnopavitha (sacrificial thread), who was adorned by the crescent moon on his head, O the merciful one.
How many stanzas are there in Bhairava Stotram?
This lyrics of this Stotram is written in eight stanzas, so called Ashtakam. These hymns explain the divine qualities of Lord Bhairava as well as several aspects related to him especially his appearance, how he takes care of his devotees, and also his greatness.