BHAIRAV TEMPLES IN INDIA
Bhairava (Sanskrit, “Terrible, Frightful”) also known as Kala Bhairava, is a Hindu god, a savage indication of Shiva connected with obliteration. He is regularly portrayed with scowling, furious eyes and sharp, tiger’s teeth and blazing hair; stark bare aside from laurels of skulls and a wound snake about his neck. In his four hands he conveys a noose, trident, drum, and skull. He is regularly indicated joined by a puppy. He started in Hindu mythology and is sacrosanct to Hindus, Buddhists and Jains alike. He is venerated in Nepal, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand.
“Bhairav is one who with fear (bhaya) makes every thing resound (ravayati) and who pervades the entire universe. He who utters this word ‘Bhairav ‘unceasingly becomes Shiva”. The first syllabus ‘Bhai ‘ means fear and also means refulgent light and both meanings refer the nature of Bhairav. Rava means resound. That means Bhairava means that by using fear we can get delightment (aseem anand ).
If You are in search of Bhairava temples in India. Here we have the list of Addresses of most visited Lord Bhairav Temples in India.
•Kala Bhairava Temple, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
•Kala Bhairava Temple, courtalam, Tamil Nadu
•Kal Bhairava Temple, near Purana Qila, New Delhi (Said to be established by the Pandava brothers during the building of their capital Indraprastha. Purana Qila is sometimes said to be their castle and the temple is situated in its backyard.)
•Ashta Bhairava at Sri Kamanada Eswar temple, Aragalur, Tamil Nadu.
•Bhairavar Temple, Vairavan Patti, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu.
•Bhairaveswarar Temple, Cholapuram, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu.
•Ajaikapada Bhairava Temple, Nuagaon, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha
•Kal Bhairav Temple at Ujjain, M.P.
•Kalabhairaveshvara Temple at Adichunchanagiri, Karnataka
•Kalabhairaveshvara Temple at Jogi Mutt, Kadri, Mangalore, Karnataka
•Kalabhairav Temple at Adhiyaman Kottai, Dharampuri district, Tamil Nadu
•Sri Kalabhairava Swamy Temple at Ramareddy, Nizamabad district, Andhra Pradesh
•Bhairava Kona, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
•Kala Bhairav Temple at Toliasar, Sri Dungargarh, Rajasthan
•Kodamdesar Ramdevra Temple, Jaisalmer Highway, Rajasthan
•Bhairava Moorthi ( Bhairava Natha Moorthi) Temple, Morepalayam, Tiruchengodu Thaluk, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu