Kaal Bhairav Temple said to have been built by king Bhadrasen on the banks of Shipra River. This ancient temple is dedicated to Kaal Bhairav, the chief among the eight Bhairavas. The worship of Kaal Bhairav is a part of Shaivite tradition, mainly by the Kapalika and Aghora sects. The striking feature of the Kaal Bhairav Temple is its exquisite paintings in Malwa style, only traces of which are noticeable. Lord Kaal Bhairav is the manifestation of Lord Shiva who is said to oversee the time ahead. The statue of Kaal Bhairav at the temple take liquor in front of us.
Since time cannot be restored the people say that the Kaal Bhairav should be worshipped. Time must be spent keeping in view that spiritual progress is necessary in lives of men. So, people go to the Kaal Bhairav temple in order to worship Kaal Bhairav, Kaal Bhairav is also known as Khetrapala and he is regarded as the guardian of the temple that is why the keys of the Kaal Bhairav temple is to be kept at the temple premise at night and no one should carry it elsewhere. Since Kaal Bhairav is also the protector of the travelers, one should make a garland of Cashew nuts and give it to the God along with lighting a lamp so that he is pleased and save the traveler from any danger. This is to be done especially if the journey is at night. Since dog is the vehicle of the Lord, it is very auspicious to feed dogs which show our respect to Kaal Bhairav. All the offerings to the Kal Bhirava Lord are to be done at the day of Kaal Bhairav Ashthami, when the lord is being worshipped with care and dedication.
OTHER ATTARCTIONS AT KAAL BHAIRAV TEMPLE
- Patal Bhairavi
- Vikrant Bhairav