A BRIEF ABOUT BHAIRAV TEMPLES

After Goddess killed the evil demon Durgasur (Kindly refer Durga Devi), she created  nine shaktis which were stationed in various places in Kashi to protect the holy city and its denizens. (Kashi Khand, Chapter 72).

In the same way eight forms of Bhairavs were created who were positioned at various places in Kashi.  These Bhairavs protect the devotees from all sorts of evils and give the devotees happiness and prosperity in their lives.

Devotees who worship these Bhairavs will develop a strong mental frame work and will be courageous.

BHEESHAN BHAIRAV (BHOOT BHAIRAV)

Bheeshan Bhairav is located at K.63/28, Bhoot Bhairav, near Jyeshteshwar.  This deity is also known as Bhoot Bhairav.  Devotees can reach this place in a rickshaw through Sapt Sagar or Kashipura.

 

Bheeshan Bhairav (Bhoot Bhairav)

Bheeshan Bhairav (Bhoot Bhairav)

TYPES OF POOJA

The place of worship is open from 06.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 06.00 p.m. to 08.00 p.m.  Timings are flexible.

SAMHAR BHAIRAV

Besides the above narration of Kashi Khand, there is reference to Samhar Bhairav in Chapter 69.  Here it is stated that Samhar Bhairav has come from Bhairav Kshetra and this Bhairav annihilates the sins of the devotees who worship Him.

Samhar Bhairav

Samhar Bhairav

Samhar Bhairav is located at A.1/82, Patan Darwaja, near Gai Ghat.  This area falls towards the northern side of Kashi.  Devotees can reach this place by rickshaw through Machhodari. They can also take a boat ride upto Gai Ghat and climb the steps.

TYPES OF POOJA

The place of worship is open from 05.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 05.00  p.m. to 09.30 p.m.  Timings are flexible.  Devotees can worship as per their convenience.

UNMAT BHAIRAV

Unmat Bhairav

Unmat Bhairav

Unmat Bhairav is located in the Panch Kroshi Marg at Deora Village, which is about 10 Kms. away from Varanasi. 

TYPES OF POOJA

The place of worship is open practically throughout the day.

KRODHAN BHAIRAV

Krodhan Bhairav

Krodhan Bhairav

Krodhan Bhairav is known as Aadi Bhairav and is located at Batuk Bhairav temple at B.31/126, Kamachha, Varanasi.  Devotees can reach this place in rickshaw from anywhere in Kashi as Kamachha and Batuk Bhairav are famous places. Some people say that Krodhan Bhairav is the small Bhairav located adjacent to Kamakhya Devi in the temple nearby.

TYPES OF POOJA

The place of worship is open from 05.00 a.m. to 12.00 Noon and from 04.00 p.m. to 12.00 p.m.  Aarties are conducted in the morning and evening.

POOJARIES OF THE TEMPLE

Mahant Vijay Puri and Acharya Shambu Saran are available near the temple premises and can be contacted at Mobile No. (0)9839152539 from 09.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon and from 06.00 p.m. to 09.00 p.m.  According to the Mahantji, devotees contact the temple authorities for Rahu Shanti, relief from Kaal Sarp Dosh, Tantra Nivaran etc., for which Japam (repetition of a set of mantras) is being undertaken at the temple.

KAPAL BHAIRAV (LAAT BHAIRAV)

 

Kapal Bhairav (Laat Bhairav)

Kapal Bhairav (Laat Bhairav)

Kapal Bhairav (Laat Bhairav) is located at A.1/123, Alaipur.  This falls almost on the outskirts of Varanasi towards the North Eastern side.   Devotees can travel in a rickshaw/auto to reach this place.  From Ashapur Chowmani, the road to the left goes to Sarnath. Devotees should take the road to the right and travel about 2 kms. to reach Laat Bhairav.

TYPES OF POOJA

The place of worship is open from 06.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 06.00 p.m. to 09.00 p.m.  The timings are extremely flexible. Devotees can worship this deity as per their convenience.

Kapal Mochan Teerth (Laat Sarovar)

Kapal Mochan Teerth (Laat Sarovar)

ASITANG BHAIRAV

 

Asitang Bhairav

Asitang Bhairav

Asitang Bhairav is located at K.52/39, Maha Mrityunjay temple near Vriddh Kaleshwar.  Devotees can reach this place by rickshaw by travelling through Bisheshwarganj G.P.O.  Mrityunjay temple is quite famous.

TYPES OF POOJA

The place of worship is open throughout the day. Devotees can worship this deity as per their convenience.

POOJARIES OF THE TEMPLE

There is no specific poojary for the temple. However, devotees may contact Shri Housila Prasad Mishra who remains in the temple premises.  His cell no. is 9336761783.   He may be contacted after 7.00 p.m.

CHAND BHAIRAV

 

Chand Bhairav

Chand Bhairav

Chand Bhairav is located in the temple premises of Durga Devi at B.27/2, Durga Kund.  This is a famous locality and devotees can reach this place by rickshaw or auto or car. 

TYPES OF POOJA

This place of worship is open throughout the day. Devotees can worship this deity as per their convenience.

RURU BHAIRAV

 

Ruru Bhairav

Ruru Bhairav

Ruru Bhairav, also called as Anand Bhairav by locals, is located at B.4/16, Hanuman Ghat, Varanasi.  Devotees can travel upto this place in a rickshaw.  Hanuman Ghat is near Harishchandra Ghat, one of the cremation grounds and is a famous place. Devotees will have to get down at Hanuman Ghat main Road and walk towards the Hanuman Temple which is located near Ruru Bhairav.

TYPES OF POOJA

The place of worship is open from 05.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 05.00 p.m. to 09.30 p.m.  Aarties are conducted in the morning and evening.

OTHER BHAIRAV TEMPLES

After Goddess killed the evil demon Durgasur (Kindly refer Durga Devi), she created  nine shaktis which were stationed in various places in Kashi to protect the holy city and its denizens. (Kashi Khand, Chapter 72).

In the same way eight forms of Bhairavs were created who were positioned at various places in Kashi.  These Bhairavs protect the devotees from all sorts of evils and give the devotees happiness and prosperity in their lives.

Devotees who worship these Bhairavs will develop a strong mental frame work and will be courageous.

Temple Details
  • A. Introduction
  • About Kashi Khand
  • Temples worshipped as Jyotirlings in Kashi
  • Kashi Yatra performed by South Indians
  • Importance of immersion of mortal remains (Asthi) in Ganga