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In the famous Kaal Bhairava Ashtakam of Adi Shankaracharya we find the verse -

अट्टहासभिन्नपद्मजाण्डकोशसंततिं
दृष्टिपातनष्टपापजालमुग्रशासनम् ।
अष्टसिद्धिदायकं कपालमालिकाधरं
काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे ॥७॥
To him whose loud laughter can tear asunder all born of the egg of the Brahma. That fierce ruler whose very sight to is enough to destroy the web of sins. To the granter of eight siddhis, the one one who wears a garland of skulls; I salute the Kaalbhairava, the Lord of the city of Kashi. verse 7

I want to know about the occasion or incident about which Adi ShankarAchArya is talking about. Can anyone provide the incident?

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    Adi Shankaracharya is probably talking about all time of Pralay. Bhairav destroys universe by mere laughter this shows how powerful he is. – user14995 Apr 8 '18 at 16:55
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    It's actually creation of BrahmA and not Brahman... it is saying "padmajAndakosha".. with padmajA referring to Lord BrahmA – Rickross Apr 8 '18 at 17:03
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    It could be even Lord Shiva since both of them are same. – The Destroyer Apr 8 '18 at 17:12
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    Anurag is right. PadmajAnDakOza is a synonym of bramhAnDa(kOza). It does not refer to brahman or the four-headed brahma. – user1195 Apr 8 '18 at 19:15
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    I think what the Kalabhairavashtakam is saying is that Kala Bhairava's laugh is powerful enough to destroy everything in the Universe, not that he actually uses his laugh for this purpose. – Keshav Srinivasan Apr 10 '18 at 17:20

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