Kaal Bhairav Temple, Varanasi

Currently Open [Closes at 01:30 pm]
  • Address: K-32/22 Bharonath, Vishweshwarganj, Varanasi. , India
  • Timings: 05:00 am - 01:30 pm Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
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About Kaal Bhairav Temple, Varanasi

Come out of your worldly difficulties. Your mind is heavy with problems which is crucial. Who can you share them with? Where can you find peace? You cannot think or see clearly at home and you need attention. Enter Kaal Bhairav Temple, the dust of disturbance will be lifted. The fog and haze you are in will settle. You will find a path that did not exist before, find solutions to unanswered questions. See things in a different light, a light that will work through your troubles. The Kaal Bhairav Temple is dedicated to Bhairava, a Hindu deity who is a fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva. He is associated with annihilation. He is one of the most important deities in Nepal, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand.

Legend has it that no one can stay in Varanasi without the permission of God Kaal Bhairav. He wears a garland of skulls and carries and club of peacock feathers. The name Kaal Bhairav stands for both Death and Fate. He is depicted decorated with a range of twisted serpents, as earrings, bracelets, and anklets. He wears tiger skin and a ritual apron made of human bones.

The temple is guarded by Bhairava’s mount, the dog at the entrance. Upon entering you will find a courtyard which hosts the main shrine. His silver face is draped with flowers and can be seen through the doorway of the inner sanctum. The rest of the idol holds a trident and is seated upon a dog. But this is concealed with a cloth drapery. The origin of Bhairava can be traced to the conversation between Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu where Vishnu asked Brahma who is the supreme creator of the Universe. After a battle between them Lord Shiva came out as the supreme creator. In the form of the Kaal Bhairava, Shiva is said to be guarding Kashi. This temple was a spiritual centre for extreme Shiva ascetics, and yogis. Today any one can visit for his blessing. The locals in the Kotwalpuri section of the city reveres this temple and is under its blessings and influence. 

Kaal Bhairav Temple Information

  • Sealed bottles of wine is offered to the deity.
  • Darshan is magnificent and you can feel the vibrations of power, tantricism, and mystery.
  • It is clean but quite crowded.
  • Parking can be a problem so be patient.

Restaurants Near Kaal Bhairav Temple

  • Om Cafe: Italian, Continental
  • Flavours Cafe: Continental
  • Filo Cafe: Italian, Continental
  • I-ba: Italian, Asian, Japanese

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