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Famous Temples of Lord Bhairava

Aug 23 2022 Tags: Bhairav, Bhairavar, Pilgrimage, Temples

Here is list of Lord Bhairava's famous temples in India and Abroad :- Name of Temple Place  Construction Period Link Kaal Bhairav Temple Varanasi, India 17th century by Maratha Army Commander Sardar Vinchurkar Read More Kal Bhairav Temple Ujjain, India Between 9th to 13th Century by King Bhadrasen Read More KIlkari Bhairav Temple Delhi, India Dwapar Yuga by Pandavas Read More Bhairavnath Temple  Kedarnath , India Shri Bhikund, 3001 B.C  Read More MahaBhairab Temple Assam, India 8th to 10th Century by Salasthamba Dynasty Read More Akash Bhairav Temple Kathmandu , Nepal King Yalambar, around 3,100-3,500 years ago  Read More Kal Bhairav...

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Kaal Bhairav Temple, Kathmandu Nepal

Aug 23 2022 Tags: Bhairav, Bhairavar, Pilgrimage, Temples

Kaal Bhairav is a Hindu shrine located in Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 12 foot high stone image of Kala Bhairav which is enshrined in the temple is said to have been sculpted in the 5th or 6th century and was later rediscovered in a paddy field in the 17th century by the Malla King Pratap Malla . He made the current temple in 17th Century. Kaal Bhairav idol here is believed to have been sculptured from a single stone. The sculpture of the Kaal Bhairav is about 12 feet and regarded as the World’s largest in the world. How to Reach :- By Air - The easiest way to...

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Akash Bhairav Temple , Nepal

Aug 23 2022 Tags: Akash Bhairav, Bhairav, Bhairavar, Pilgrimage, Temples

The¬†temple¬†of¬†Akash Bhairav¬†is supposed to have been a palace of the first king of Nepal, Kiranti King Yalambar around 3100‚Äď3500 years back. A¬†three-storied Akash Bhairab temple¬†is situated in the main market avenue called indra chowk, a popular courtyard in the region.¬†Located merely 5 minutes away from Kathmandu Durbar Square, devotees worship Akash Bhairav with great dedication.¬†Akash bhairav is also known as Sava Bhakkhu deva by Newars. His face is turned towards the Sky. He is also known as ruled god of Sky.¬†The head of the Aakash Bhairav was dug up several hundred years ago in Kathmandu. It is taken out once...

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Mahabhairab Temple Assam India

Aug 23 2022 Tags: Bhairav, Bhairavar, Pilgrimage, Temples

The Mahabhairab Temple is situated on a small hill top in the northern part of Tezpur. Lord Shiva stays here in Maha Bhairava Shivlinga form. According to a legend, the original Mahabhairab Temple was built by Asura King, Banasura out of a stone. According to the legend, this place was the capital of demon King Banasura, an ardent follower of 'Bhairav nath', incarnation of Lord Shiva. King Bana is believed to be the first one to have launched the religious group called Phallus along with the adoration of the Lord in Assam. The main deity of this temple is Lord Shiva and it...

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Bhairavnath Temple, Kedarnath Uttrakhand India

Aug 21 2022 Tags: Bhairav, Bhairavar, Pilgrimage, Temples

Bhairavnath Temple¬†or Bhairav Baba Mandir also known as¬†Bhukund Bhairav ‚Äč‚ÄčTemple is situated south of the¬†Kedarnath¬†temple on the eastern hill of the lofty Himalayas of Uttarakhand. Bhairavnath temple is around 1.5 kms trek from famous Shri Kedarnath Jyotirlinga.¬†The trek of Bhairav Nath Mandir¬†starts from right side door of Baba Kedarnath Temple.¬†Bhairavnath Temple is one of the most popular temples in Kedarnath after Kedarnath temple. This temple is extremely old shrine dedicated to Baba Bhairavnath who is the Kshetrapal (guardian) of Kedarnath temple. There is a priest who lives and meditates at the Bhairavnath temple shrine for six months. Lord Bhairav ‚Äč‚Äčis...

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Shri kal Bhairav Temple, Ujjain India

Aug 21 2022 Tags: Bhairav, Bhairavar, Pilgrimage, Temples

The Kal Bhairav temple is a Hindu temple located in the Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is dedicated to Kal Bhairav, the guardian deity of the city. Located on the banks of the Shipra River, it is one of the most active temples in the city, visited by hundreds of devotees daily.  Kal Bhairav Temple Ujjain is a must visit temple famous for its unique tradition of offering liquor to god. Kal Bhairav Temple said to have been built by King Bhadrasen somewhere between 9th to 13th century on the banks of Shipra River. The worship of Kal...

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Shri Kilkari Bhairav Temple, New Delhi, India

Aug 19 2022 Tags: Bhairav, Pilgrimage, Temples

Among other buildings outside the Purana Qila are two Hindu temples, which are dedicated to Bhairav baba, an fierce incarnation of Lord Shiva, also known as the destroyer among the Hindu trinity of Gods. There is a story around that the temple or at least its core dates back to the time of Mahabharata. Conclusion can be derived that the basis of the temple might be of that era, even though the building itself is not much old. The most amazing factor of this temple is that the reigning deity of this temple is not offered milk as is usual...

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Shri Kaal Bhairav Temple, Varanasi India

Aug 19 2022 Tags: Bhairav, Pilgrimage, Temples

Kaal Bhairav Temple is situated in Varanasi. Varanasi is Picturesquely situated on the crescent shaped left bank of the holy Ganga, Varanasi, one of the ancient seats of learning in India, is said to be a compound of the names of two streams, the Varuna and the Assi, which still flow in the north and south of the city respectively. This name seems to have been corrupted, in medieval times to Banaras, which was in use till May 24, 1956 when it was changed to Varanasi, by an order of the Government of India. Varanasi is probably one of the...

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Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga

Aug 14 2021 Tags: Jyotirlinga, Pilgrimage, shiv, Shiva, Shivlinga, Temples

Omkareshwar or better known as Mandhata Omkareshwar is one of the foremost of the 12 Joytirlingas or it is luminous physical self-presentation of Lord Shiva of the Hindus. Omkareshwar, the sacred island, shaped like the holiest of all Hindu symbols, 'Om', has drawn to it hundreds of generations of pilgrims. Here, at the confluence of the rivers Narmada and Kaveri, the devout gather to kneel before the Jyotirlinga (one of the twelve throughout India) at the temple of Shri Omkar Mandhata. And here, as in so many of Madhya Pradesh's sacred shrines, the works of Nature complement those of man...

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Shri Kedarnath Jyotirlinga

Aug 14 2021 Tags: Jyotirlinga, Pilgrimage, shiv, Shiva, Shivlinga, Temples

Shri Kedarnath is one of the best known Shivasthalams in India and is considered to be one of the most sacred pilgrimage centers of the country, located in the lofty Himalayas. It is revered as one of the 12 Jyotirlingams - the Northern most one, while the Southernmost one is Rameswaram. The spiritual leader Adi Sankaracharya is closely associated with Kedarnath. Kedarnath is a shrine steeped in antiquity, rich in legend and religious significance. At the approach of winters in the month of November, the holy statue of Lord Shiva, is carried down from Garhwal (Kedarkhand) to Ukhimath, and is reinstated...

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Shri Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga

Aug 14 2021 Tags: Jyotirlinga, Pilgrimage, shiv, Shiva, Shivlinga, Temples

Shri Bhimashankar in Maharashtra is an ancient shrine, enshrining Bhimashankara one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva. Bhimashankar is located in the village of Bhorgiri 50 km north west of Khed, near Pune. It is located 125 km away from Pune in the ghat region of the Sahyadri hills. Bhimashankar is also the source of the river Bhima.A unique bell (roman style) can be seen in front of the temple which was presented by Chimaji Appa ( Brother of Bajirao Peshwa and uncle of Nanasaheb Peshwa ) Chimaji Appa collected two large bells after he won war against Portugue from...

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Shri Tryambakeshwar Jyotirlinga

Jul 13 2021 Tags: Jyotirlinga, Pilgrimage, shiv, Shiva, Shivlinga, Temples

Trimbakeshwar is an ancient Hindu temple in the town of Trimbak, in the Nashik District of Maharashtra, 28 km from the city of Nashik and 40 km from nashik road. The place is memorable due to its picturesque hills, roads and cool breeze .This hill station like place lies in the formidable shadow of Brahmagiri hills in the Sahyadri range and it is the source of holy river Godavari. The place is also known for its Simhastha Kumbha Mela, which comes every 12 years as per the Hindu calendar.What makes the Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga unique is that it has three faces embodying...

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Shri Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga

Jul 10 2021 Tags: Jyotirlinga, Pilgrimage, shiv, Shiva, Shivlinga, Temples

Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines mentioned in the Shiva Purana (kotirudra sahinta, Ch.32-33 referred as "Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga"). Grishneshwar is believed as the Last or 12th (twelfth) Jyotirlinga on the earth. This pilgrimage site is located at a village called Verul which lies at a distance of 11 km from Daulatabad and 30 km from Aurangabad. It lies at a close proximity to the Ellora caves. Being the abode of one of the holiest and ancient temples known by the name of Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga temple, the popularity of Grishneshwar can be ascertained. The village through its serenity and...

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Shri Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga Temple

Jul 08 2021 Tags: Jyotirlinga, Pilgrimage, shiv, Shiva, Shivlinga, Temples

Shri Ramanathaswamy Temple at Rameshwaram is an important pilgrimage site for the followers of Hinduism. It is believed that a visit to this temple washes away one's sins and brings salvation (moksha). Located on an island off the Sethu coast of Rameshwaram, Shri Ramanathaswamy Mandir can be reached via Pamban Bridge across the sea. Being situated in Rameswaram, the shrine is popularly known as Rameshwaram Temple. Rameswaram is a town in Ramanathpuram district of Tamil Nadu. The town is particularly famous for its religious shrine of Ramanathaswamy. The nearest airport to Rameshwaram is located at Madurai, which lies at a...

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Shri Nageshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Jul 08 2021 Tags: Jyotirlinga, Pilgrimage, shiv, Shiva, Shivlinga, Temples

Shri Nageshwar near Dwarka in Gujarat is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva.The Jyotirlinga in the temple is known as Nageshwar Mahadev. The temple is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. The Jyotirlinga situated in the temple is considered to protect everybody from all sort of poisons. It is believed that one who offers prayers in the temple becomes poison free. The temple is located between Dwarka and Dwarka island in Gujarat on the coast of Surat. According to the legends, a devotee called Supriya was attacked by a demon named Daaruka in a boat. The demon...

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Shri Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple

Jul 02 2021 Tags: Jyotirlinga, Pilgrimage, shiv, Shiva, Shivlinga, Temples

Mahakaal is the Lord of time and Death. One of the 12 jyotirlingas in India, the lingam at Mahakal is believed to be swayambhu (born of itself) deriving currents of power (shakti) from within itself as against the other images and lingams which are ritually established and invested with mantra-shakti. "Aakasha tavakam lingam HatkashwaramBhulokhe Cha Mahakalah lingatrayah namaustuteye "Translated as - "In the sky is the Taraka linga, in the nether region is the Haatkeshwara and on the earth is Mahakaleshwara. We venerate the three lingas".The ancient and historic city of Ujjain or Avanti in Madhya Pradesh is home to the...

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Shri Mallikaarjun Mahadev Jyotirlinga Temple

Jul 02 2021 Tags: Jyotirlinga, Pilgrimage, shiv, Shiva, Shivlinga, Temples

The temple of Lord Mallikarjuna is situated in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The temple is situated in the town of Srisailam on the banks of River Patalganga Krishna. Srisailam mountain is looked upon reverentially as the Kailash of South. The temple situated here is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is among the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. The temple sculptures narrate in stone, epics from the great Hindu epics- Ramayana nand Mahabharata. This temple is considered very holy and is dedicated to Mallikarjuna Swamy and Bhramaramba. One unique feature of the temple is that all the devotees who visit the...

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Twelve Jyotirlinga temples

Mar 01 2020 Tags: Jyotirlinga, Pilgrimage, shiv, Shiva, Shivlinga, Temples

India is a country with thousand race, the land of thousands beliefs and the abode of a many Gods. The most important pilgrim centres particularly for the Shaivities are 12 Jyotirlingas which are situated in different parts of India. Reference of these Jyotirlingas is also found in the Shiv Purana. They are called jyotirlingas because Lord Shiva is said to have revealed himself to his devotees in the form of Jyoti ‚Äď light. Even today devotees are said to have got his darshan in the form of jyoti at these places. The 12 jyotirlinga shrines, popularly known as the Dwadasa...

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Somnath Jyotirlinga Shrine

Sep 29 2018 Tags: Jyotirlinga, Pilgrimage, Shiva, Shivlinga, Temples

The Somnath temple is dedicated to Someshwara, another name of Lord Shiva with moon on his head. The temple is situated in Saurashtra. It is believed that Somraj, the Moon God himself had originally built the temple out of gold. Somnath is the first of all the 12 jyotirlingas. Though the temple is of Hindu origin, the Architecture has Jain influences. The Somnath temple has been destroyed six times and have been rebuilt. The temple faces the east direction. Externally the Somnath temple resembles the Rudramala temple at Siddhapur. The dome of the temple is the biggest ever made in...

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Sri Khatushyam ji Temple, Rajasthan

Sep 25 2018 Tags: Khatu Shyam, khatushyam, Pilgrimage, Temples

Khatu Shyamji Temple is an important pilgrim centre of Rajasthan. However it is more popular for the annual fair that takes in the month of either February or March. The shrine is located at a distance of 48 kilometers from district of Sikar. The mela or fair takes place on the occasion of Phalgun Sudi Dashmi and lasts till Dwadashi. It lasts for three days and a large number of devotees flock the fair. Indian fairs are characterized by vitality, crowd and resplendence. Khatu Shyam ji fair is no exception in this regard. Well-decorated shops, several kinds of shows and...

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Mata Vaishno Devi Temple , Katra

Sep 24 2018 Tags: Durga, Pilgrimage, Temples

Recognized as one of the 'Shakti Peethas', Mata Vaishno Devi Temple is situated in the folds of the 'Trikuta Hill' in Katra, Jammu and Kashmir. This abode of Goddess Durga is supposed to be one of the wish fulfilling places, where millions of devotees from India and abroad gather for Mata Vaishno Devi's blessings. People who visit the shrine constitute a heterogeneous profile comprising of wealthy & poor, aged & young, males & females from within and outside the country. The Shrine of goddess 'Vaishno Devi' is reached by an arduous climb. The scenic beauty, the landscape around and the constant...

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Panch Kedar Temples

Apr 13 2018 Tags: Pilgrimage, Shiva, Temples

Panch Kedar refers to five holy places of the Shaivite sect dedicated to god Shiva. Panch Kedar temples are located in the Garhwal Himalayan region in Uttarakhand, India. The Kedar Khand region of the Garhwal Himalayas is home to Panch Kedar temples named as Kedarnath, Tungnath, Rudranath, Madhyamaheswar and Kalpeshwar. In these Five Kedars Lord Shiva is worshipped in five divine forms.  All of them are situated in the Kedar Valley. At Kedarnath, situated at the head of the Mandakini River, the Linga is a natural rock that resembles the hump of a bull. Madhyamaheshwar, situated at the base of Chaukhamba Peak is at an...

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Shri Murudeshwar Temple in Karnataka

Dec 31 2017 Tags: Pilgrimage, Shiva, Temples

Shri Murudeshwar Temple or Murudeshwara Shiva Temple is famous Lord Shiva  temple, located in the beach town of Murudeshwar, 16 km from Bhatkal in Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka. Murudeswara or Murudeshwar means Shiva or Eeshwara and the statue of Lord Shiva here is the World's tallest Shiva Statue, measuring 123 feet (37 m) in height. The statue of Lord Siva is constructed so that it directly gets sun light and thus appears sparkling. Located on the coast of the Arabian Sea, the town of Murudeshwara is also a beautiful picnic spot bounded by the hills of Western Ghats and situated...

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Shri Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha

Dec 29 2017 Tags: Pilgrimage, Shiva, Temples

Shri Lingaraj Temple is one of the oldest temples of Bhubaneswar, in Odisha ,India . This thousand years old temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is an outstanding specimen of the Orissa style of temple building. Shri Lingaraj Temple is the largest temple of Bhubaneswar - the highly revered Hindu pilgrimage center famous as ‚Äúthe city of temples‚ÄĚ or ‚ÄúTemple City of India‚ÄĚ. was built in the 11th century by Somavamsi dynasty while the surrounding complex was built later by the rulers of Ganga Dynasty. Lord Shiva is enshrined as ‚ÄėLingaraj' means 'the king of Lingas', where 'linga' is the phallic...

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Shri Amarnath temple , Jammu and Kashmir

Dec 29 2017 Tags: Pilgrimage, shiv, Shiva, Shivlinga, Temples

Shri Amarnath cave temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. An enshrined image of ice naturally formed in a cylindrical form which resembles Lord Shivlinga, begins to take its shape on the first day of the bright half of the month and reaches its full size on the full moon day (Poornima). After getting its fullest shape, it begins to wane and disappear on the new moon day. According to the tradition, the largest ice formation is considered as Lord Shiva Linga, one on the left side of the linga is an ice formation of Lord Ganesha, and on the right...

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Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal

May 17 2017 Tags: Pashupati, Pilgrimage, Shiva, Temples

Pashupatinath temple, is dedicated to Shiva and is situated beside the Bagmati river in Nepal.  Pashupati literally means Lord of the animals and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Pashupatinath Temple is a famous 5th century Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva(Pashupati). The square two-tiered building stands on a single-tiered plinth in an open courtyard. The temple has silver-plated and gilt doors with niches on both sides containing images of gold painted guardian deities.  This richly decorated temple with wooden sculptures is believed to make wishes come true. One of the most astonishing decorations of the temple is the huge golden statue of Nandi -...

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Mount Kailash - The abode of Shiva

Apr 08 2017 Tags: Kailash, Pilgrimage, shiv, Shiva, Temples

Mount Kailash is located in the Kailash mountain range of the Trans-Himalayas. For Hindus, Buddhists, Bonpos and Jains alike it is the most sacred mountain in the world, attracting thousands of pilgrims every year to circumnavigate the holy mountain by foot in the belief that it brings good fortune. In Buddhist and Hindu cosmology, Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mount Sumeru, which is the spiritual center of the universe. Mount Kailash holds significant power, as the very tip of the mountain is the central point of the cosmos’ rotation. In Sanskrit Kailas means luminous crystal. Hindus believe Mt.Kailash to be the...

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Gorakshya Peeth Siddhachal Mrigasthali , Nepal

Mar 18 2017 Tags: balaknath, Gorakhnath, Navnath, Pilgrimage, Temples

Gorakshya Peeth Siddhachal Mrigasthali is located at the ancient place, loved by many siddhas over the time. This place is considered to be loved by lord Shiva and Parvati. Gorakshya Peeth Siddhachal Mrigasthali is located inbetween Pashupatinath at North, Guheshwori at south and Gauri-Ghat at West. It is surrounded at its three sides by Bagmati river. This is the famous place where Shiva used to roam in the form of deer. This is the place where Gorakshya Nath Meditated and Macchendra Nath blessed him. Now, there is a Gorakh Nath Temple and ashram with many Nath Yogis at this place....

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Ambubasi Fair

Jan 05 2017 Tags: Kamakhaya, Kamakhya, Pilgrimage, Religious Fairs, Temples

Ambubachi Mela, also known as Ambubasi festival, is held annually during monsoon in the Kamakhya Devi Temple at Guwahati, Assam. In 2016, the beginning date of Ambubasi Mela is June 22 and the festival ends on June 25. The Ambubasi festival is related to the Tantric cult and is also known as Kamakhya Devi Puja. It is believed that Goddess Kamakhya goes through her menstrual cycle during these days and therefore the temple remains closed for three days. The Ambubasi mela is one of the numerous religious fairs and festivals celebrated with religious fervor in India. Various legends and beliefs...

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Pancha Bhoota Shiva Temples

Jan 05 2017 Tags: Panch Bhoot, Pilgrimage, shiv, Shiva, Temples

Pancha Bhoota Stalam or Pancha Bhoota Sthala refers to the five Shiva temples, dedicated to Shiva, each representing the manifestation of the five prime elements of nature- land, water, air, sky, fire.  Pancha indicates Five, Bhoota means elements and Stala means place. All these temples are located in South India with four of these temples at Tamil Nadu and one at Andhra Pradesh. The five elements are believed to be enshrined in the five lingams and each of the lingams representing Shiva in the temple have five distant names based on the elements they represent. Indian belief associates the origin...

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