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Mantras of Kala Bhairava - The Lord of the March of Time

Updated on February 21, 2014
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Anamika S Jain is a Social Media Consultant and Blogger. She is passionate about topics like Alternative Health Therapies and Hindu Mantras.

Eight manifestations of Kalabhairav

Lord Bhairav is considered to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva. Kalabhairava is the Lord of the March of Time. The Sanskrit meaning of the word ‘Bhairava’ is ‘Terrible’ or ‘Frightful’. Kaal Bhairav Ashtakam composed by Shri Adi Shankaracharya is devoted to in Kaal Bhairav. Bhairav is a fierce form of Lord Shiva. There are several legends about the origin of Bhairav out of which the most popular one involves the Trinity in Hindu Religion as described in Shiv MahaPurana. The story is that when Brahma who was originally endowed with five heads started displaying his arrogance as the supreme creator of the Universe, Lord Shiva assumed the form of Bhairava and cut off one of the five heads of Brahma.

Bhairav is worshiped by Hindus and Buddhists alike. Bhairav is also referred to as Bhairo or Bhairon or Bhairadya. His vehicle is dog and he wears ornaments of snakes. He wears a tiger skin and a ritual apron composed of human bones. He also carries the amputated head of Lord Brahma. It is believed that worshiping Kalabhairava would solve most of the problems which are pending for a long time. Those who wish to improve their time management skills also may worship him. Persons having malefic planets in the birth lagna (time) or n transit is effective to reduce their negative effects. According to Indian Astrology, worshiping Bhairav is helpful for those suffering from the malefic effects of Rahu in the horoscope. Bhairav is also a friend of Shani. Lord Bhairav, also like the Goddess Kali is worshiped by Yogis and Tantriks to gain Siddhis. There's a shrine for Lord Kaala Bhairava in most Siva temples. He is a very easy to please and can be worshiped by offering Coconut, Flowers, Sindoor, Mustard oil, black til etc. Feeding and taking care of dogs is another way of showing our devotion to Lord Kaala Bhairava. Bhairava himself has eight manifestations, Kala Bhairava, Asitanga Bhairava, Samhara Bhairava, Ruru Bhairava, Krodha Bhairava, Kapala Bhairava, Rudra Bhirava and Unmatta Bhairava.

Given below are the Mantras of Lord Bhairav.

Lord Kaala Bhairava Mantras
Lord Kaala Bhairava Mantras

Kala Bhairava Mantras

Given below are the Mantras of Lord Bhairava.

Bhairava Mantras

" Hrim vatukaya apadudharanaya kuru kuru batukaya hrim."

“Om hreem vam vatukaaya Aapaduddharanaya vatukaaya hreem”

“Om Hraam Hreem Hroom Hrime Hroum Ksham Kshetrapaalaaya Kaala Bhairavaaya Namaha”

Kala Bhairava Gayatri Mantra

Om Kaalakaalaaya Vidhmahey Kaalaatheethaaya dheemahi Thanno Kaala Bhairava Prachodhayaath.



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    ramgeetha 2 years ago

    Can any races get the benefit once pray towads kalabhairav.and can our desire wish comes truth.

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    chandanamika 4 years ago

    This is an awesome site!

    Does anyone know if reciting the batuk bhairav mantra can have ill effects on oneself?

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    nallathambi1978 4 years ago

    bhairavar god is best

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    cecelang 4 years ago

    can this be chanted by anyone, even non-hindus?

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    SIDDHANT 5 years ago from mumbai

    how to worship kala bhairava

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    kiran 5 years ago

    hi anamika I know the power of sri kalabhairava swamy

    im from Ap in my town we have the temple of bhirava its was 2nd bigest templein india 1st was kasi, in our village bhirava temple its no proof of the god but the god almost 10 feet above , its my ''''id '', if u want to see the god photo ill send u .

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    aswathy 5 years ago

    anamika u r so geat hearing this songs we are forgetting all the sorrows

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    Nishank 5 years ago

    One can worship during Amavasya...too...

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    Chandran 6 years ago

    The most favourable time to worshipp Kaal Bhairav

    - Every day Kuligan Kalam

    - Every Astami thithi

    Krishnapatcha Astami is the best

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    Bhuvan 6 years ago

    Dear Anamika,

    Thanks a lot for information on Shri Kaal Bhairava and the beautiful video. I loved the way "ashtakam" is sung. Please let me know where i can get MP3.

    Keep ip the good work

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    kushal 6 years ago


    excellent page developed on Kalbhairav. congrats

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    Nishank 6 years ago

    @ A.John

    You can Recite Kaal Bhairav Mantras on any time. As he is considered to be the protective God for 8 Prahar of Day & 8 Prahar of Night.

    Still Worshipping Kaal Bhairav Early Morning Before Sunrise & Late Mid Night is more preferable.

    There are Many mantras of Kaal Bhairav. You can chant

    Om Kaal Bhairavaay Namaha - 108 times Daily.

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    A.John 6 years ago

    Hi Hi ,,,,,,,, Would be great to learn the Meditative Recitations Of Lord Kalai Bhairava ,,,,,, And The Time To recite The Mantras And Tha Number Of Times .

    Thk You

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    komallam 6 years ago

    thanks for this wonderful video

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    Nishank 6 years ago

    Kala Bhairava Gayatri Mantra

    Om Kaalakaalaaya Vidhmahey Kaalaatheethaaya dheemahi Tanno Kaala Bhairava Prachodhayaat.

    (Minute important corrections are made in it)

    Now its correct.

    For any 64 types of Bhairav/Bhairavi, 10 Mahavidyas Sadhanas, Feel Free to ask Me...


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    Nishank 6 years ago

    @ Anamika (HUB AUTHOR)

    Please find the below Mantras :-

    Corrected Bhairava Mantras:-

    This mantra is of Batuk Bhairav & not of Kaal Bhairav. Anyway,

    " Om Hrim bam batukaaya aapad udhaaranaaya kuru kuru batukaaya hrim Om."

    “Om hreem bam batukaaya Aapaduddharanaya batukaaya hreem Om”

    Don't add Beej Mantras for this ksetrapaal Mantras. As some incompleteness is sensed from it. So simply this mantra can work.

    This is Kaalbhairav Kshetrapaal Mantra:-

    “Om Kshetrapaalaaya Kaala Bhairavaaya Namaha”


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    Nishank 6 years ago

    Hi to all,

    If Kaal Bhairavaashtak is recited 365 times.

    Then one gets released from Kaal-Sarpa Dosha. His Kaal Sarpa Dosha gets vanished, as said by God Kaal Bhairav himself.

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    manu 6 years ago

    may i plz hav a link to download images of lord kaalabhairav for tattooin,..plzzz

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    Mr. Happy 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    I enjoyed your blog. Voted it up and useful it was for sure. I do not know anything about Indian gods and such but I found this interesting and Lord Kala Bhairava might be able to help me out since I have some "pending problems" lol

    Thanks for sharing! All the best.

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    Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    @ranjan I am sorry I do not have the MP3 download link.

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    rajshree 7 years ago

    i want this mantra on casste . can i get it /

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    Ranjan kirankumara 7 years ago

    Please kindly ans in this comment if possible to the questions that we ask if any one kindly know the ans as this will help people like us to ask the same question again and again.

    I also want to down load the song but not able to kindly ans.

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    Narmada 7 years ago

    Can any one pls send me the If there is an MP3 Free link to down load the above Kalabhairavastakam. I liked the music and its too very devotional and does gives peace while listening to it

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    Aparajithan 7 years ago

    i want to download the song yam yam yam yaksha roopam, where can i find it???

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    M.R.Sri Hari 7 years ago

    I want to learn kalabhairava tantra and mantra, because he is only the god for immediate give power and solved the problems etc. I strongly believe it.

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    Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Kalabhairava Astakam video is in this hub itself.

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    prasad 8 years ago

    I wanted kalbhairav astak were I can get