On Kalashtami, Know Kaal Bhairav Mantras To Chant & Puja Rituals

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In this article, we will provide you with all the necessary information related to Kalashtami Puja. Which God is worshipped on this day? What is the correct ritual? Read further and know more.

According to Hindu Panchang, Kalashtami Puja is performed on the Ashtami Tithi during Krishna Paksha every month. This month, Kalashtami will be observed on 12 July 2020. On this auspicious day, one of the incarnations of Lord Shiva named Kaal Bhairav is worshipped. According to the prevailing belief about this day, revering the Lord on this day eliminates all kinds of negative energy circulating within the house.

According to mythological legends, on the day of Kalashtami, Lord Shiva took his Rudra avatar as Kaal Bhairav to destroy evil forces prevailing on this earth. Apart from this, Maa Durga is also venerated in several parts of India on this day.

Kalashtami Puja Muhurat

  • Kalashtami Date: 12 July 2020, Sunday
  • Ashtami Begins: On 12 July, From 15:50:17
  • Ashtami Ends On: 13 July, By 18:11:51

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Kalashtami Fast & Its Importance

Since Kaal Bhairava is one of the forms of Lord Shiva, it is said that worshipping Kaal Bhairava on this day with true devotion helps to gain the blessings of Lord Shiva as well. `With this, Lord Shiva eliminates all kinds of negativity from one’s life and blesses one with happiness and prosperity.

Kalashtami Puja Rituals

On the day of Kalashtami, Bhairav Dev is worshipped mainly during the night as Lord Bhairava has been considered the God of Tantriks. Along with revering Bhairav Dev at night, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati should also be worshipped.

  • Firstly, wake up early before sunrise and take a bath. Then wear fresh clothes and start the puja rituals.
  • As per the religious provision, the ash brought from the cremation ground is usually offered to Lord Bhairav during the puja ritual.
  • Since a black-coloured dog is considered the mount of Lord Bhairav, it is considered a provision to venerate a black-coloured dog along with Lord Bhairav.

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  • After the puja, reciting or listening to the Katha is also considered beneficial.
  • Chant the Kaal Bhairav Mantra “ॐ काल भैरवाय नमः/oṃ kāla bhairavāya namaḥ” for favourable results.
  • Along with this, venerating Maa Baglamukhi on this day is considered favourable.
  • Donate food and clothes and carry out charitable acts for the poor and needy on this day.
  • If possible, light a diya with oil in front of Kaal Bhairav by visiting the temple on the day of Kalashtami. However, since you are required to follow the guidelines regarding Social Distancing, you can perform the rituals at home as well.

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Kaal Bhairav Mantra

When revering Kaal Bhairav, chanting Kaal Bhairav Mantra is said to be extremely beneficial. Now let us know more about the importance of this mantra and puja rituals. Click here to know in detail about Kaal Bhairava Mantra:

  • It is believed that by worshipping Kaal Bhairav, the Rudra form of Lord Shiva, one becomes capable of overcoming all kinds of problems and obstacles in life.
  • This is the reason why it is fruitful as well as favourable to recite the right mantras devoted to Baba Bhairavnath on the auspicious day of Bhairavashtami. By doing this, you can attain benefits in your business, overcome any kind of difficulties in life, gain victory over your enemy or in any lawsuit etc.
  • Apart from this, the benefits attained from chanting the Kaal Bhairav Mantras are also described in the scriptures. Worshipping Kaal Bhairav helps one lead a prosperous life.

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Mythological Legend Associated With Bhairon Dev

We have already told you that Kaal Bhairov is considered as a form of Lord Shiva. It is believed that Bhairav Dev was born from the emerging anger of Shiva Shankar. According to a legend associated with it, there was a time when a debate sparked between the Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, the Trinity, about who is the most revered among them?

Thinking no such conclusion can be derived for their dispute, they summoned the Gods of Heaven, known as Devtas, to settle this debate and asked them to decide. Meanwhile, a conflict arose between Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma, which made Mahadev extremely angry. With this, he adorned his Raudra (aggressive) form. It is believed that Bhairav Dev was born via the same form

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In his same form as Bhairav Dev, Lord Shiva separated one of the five heads of Lord Brahma, after which Lord Brahma was seen with four heads.

Bhairav Dev Accused Of Brahma-Hatya

After Brahma ji was beheaded, Bhairon Dev was accused with Brahma-Hatya. In order to prevent from suffering the aftermath, Lord Bhairav had to lead his life as a poor Brahman in the city of Banaras for some years. Because Lord Shiva had punished Brahma Ji in the form of Bhairav Dev on the day of Kalashtami, this day is also observed as Dandapani Jayanti in some places.

The next fast/festival of this month is Sawan Somwar Vrat, which will be observed on 13-July 2020, Monday. Click here to know about Sawan Somwar Vrat, rituals and facts.

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