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Who are Shankara and Kal Bhairava according to Kashmir Shaivism?

According to Shiva Purana, Shiva first manifests in the form of 5 headed Sadashiva in the beginning, after that comes Shankara which is the form in which he resides on Kailasha along with Ma parvati ...
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Bhairava Agamas: English translations of available manuscripts

Are there any legit available archived manuscripts of Bhairava Agamas that have been preserved? It is well known that there were 64 of them, but a lot of them had been lost, Abhinavgupta, in his ...
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Is there any relation between Bhairava (as Himself, not as Shiva) and Krishna/Vishnu? If so can someone please elaborate?

I have heard of the relation between different gods, however in the pantheon of Bhairavas, the association is mostly to do closely with manifestations of Shakti. Therefore it would be interesting to ...
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What are 108 names of Kaal Bhairava? Can we chant them on synthetic tulsi mala?

Can you share how to worship Kaal Bhairava at home?
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What is the story of bhairava temple in Ujjain

What is the history of bhairava temple in Ujjain?i have Heard that it is mentioned in skanda Purana and Shiva Purana but couldn't find the reference,and why he is offered liquor
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Worship of Sri Kala Bhairava

Which day of the week is dedicated to Kalabhairava? How to observe Kalaashtami, how to do fasting on that day? What are the things that are offered to Kalabhairava, things that are dear to him? ...
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Daily basis I am chanting the maha mrityunjaya mantra with samput

Only a daily basis I am chanting the maha mrityunjaya mantra with samput does it also worship the bhairva along with shiva or it is totally a different process I have just visited Kal Bhairva temple ...
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How to worship Kalabhairava?

How to worship Kalabhairava (or Bhairava in general) as someone ordinary, not initiated into Tantra? All I know is Kalabhairava Ashtakam and importance of the observance of Kalashtami. I have seen the ...
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If everything is a fairytale(vijnana bhairava tantra) then aren't all religious disputes just people arguing about which fairytale is better?

Hare Krishna, Recently while reading the english translation of Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, i came across a verse.. अप्रिद्धु मतीनाम एता िाऱविभीवषका् मातृमोदकित्सिं प्रिृत्त्यथ धमदु ाहृतम १३ ॥ tr - These ...
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What is the relation between Shiva and Bhairava?

Would it be correct to call kaal bhairava (and it's various forms) an avatar of shiva Or are they ansh of Rudra like Nandi, Hanuman, Veerbhadra etc ? Should Bhairava be seen as a shivagan or shiva ...
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Who is Langura worshipped in Devi temples?

This is in continuation with my previous question of representation of Lord Hanuman in Shakta traditions with Maa Durga and Lord Bhairava. You can find this question here : Lord Hanuman in Shaktism. ...
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Lord Hanuman in Shaktism

I have seen various pictures of Maa Durga with Lord Hanuman and Lord Bhairava. Infact I have even seen in Devi temples having shrine of Lord Hanuman right with Maa Shakti. While Lord Bhairava has His ...
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What is the authentic Mula Mantra of Kala Bhairava?

On the Internet, without any difficulties, you can find many different mantras of Kala Bhairava, but the specific source of origin of these mantras (Tantra, Agama, Grantha, etc.) is always not ...
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Kalabhairava and Shani (?)

Which traditional text states that Kalabhairava corresponds to Shani (Saturn)? For example, the Shaktisangama Tantra states that Kalabhairava is the shaktiman of Dhumavati. It is known that Dhumavati ...
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What is the Bhairavi Yatana given by Mahadeva in Kashi?

It is well known that Mahadeva gives moksha to people in Varanasi by uttering the taraka mantra in the ears of those dying, as said in the Kashi Khanda: Who is competent enough to describe the ...
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How are Ashtabhairavas related to Kalabhairava?

We know that Kalabhairava was created from Siva's forehead. "Mahadeva then created a wonderful person, Bhairava, from the middle of his brows to quell the pride of Brahma. - Siva Purana ...
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Bhairavas and Navagraha

Are these correspondences between Bhairavas and different Grahas correct? Vatuka Bhairava - Mars Mahakala Bhairava - Saturn Kala Bhairava - Lagna (also like Mahavidya Bhairavi) Asitanga Bhairava - ...
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Ashta Bhairavas. Their mantras and why they were created with scriptural references

Please provide English translation and transliteration
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Vatuka Bhairava references

Where I can find some scriptural references about Vatuka Bhairava? Where does Vatuka appear the first time?
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Is Kurma Purana really both highly praising and degrading Shaivas at the same time? [closed]

Here I am giving unconfirmed sources. In Kurma Purana II.39.56-62, Shiva says Indeed the holy Pasupata vow has been formerly designed by me for the achievement of liberation. It is the greatest of ...
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What is the meaning of three-headed Bhairav idols and Shiva Purana 3.8.2?

Shiva Purana 3.8.2 states: Bhairava is the prior form of Siva, the great soul. Fools who are deluded by Śiva’s Māyā do not know about it. Bhairavaḥ pūrṇarūpo hi śaṃkarasya parātmanaḥ | mūḍhāstaṃ vai ...
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Which book or books contains all the Stotra of Bhairav

Books or Scriptures which contains all the stotras of Bhairav
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Which of these Bhairava shruti texts / Tantras are lost?

The following is a list from the Shrikanthi Samhita of the 64 Bhairava Tantras and their 8 classifications: Yamalasataka - BrahmayAmala, VishnuyAmala, Rudra-yAmala, Swacanda yAmala, AtharvanayAmala, ...
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Details about the deity Bhairava with reference to the scripture

The question I have is about the deity Bhairava. Lord Sri Kala Bhairava is mentioned in The Shiva Maha Purana as one of the incarnations of Lord Shiva. But there are many different swarupas of Sri ...
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Do we have scriptural reference on Ashta Bhairava incarnations?

Lord Shiva took the avatar of Kala Bhairava to kill the ego of Lord Brahma is the first Bhairava avatar of Shiva. Do we have reference to Ashta Bhairava stories in our texts?
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Importance of Bhairav in Kul

Kuldevi is considered to be important in day to day worship. Also, heard about Kul-Bhairav, shankar and ganesh specific to the particular Kul along with Kuldevi. What is significance of the ...
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When Bhairava destroyed the creation of Brahman mere with the great laughter?

In the famous Kaal Bhairava Ashtakam of Adi Shankaracharya we find the verse - अट्टहासभिन्नपद्मजाण्डकोशसंततिं दृष्टिपातनष्टपापजालमुग्रशासनम् । अष्टसिद्धिदायकं कपालमालिकाधरं काशिकापुराधिना...
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What is the role of dogs in Hinduism?

In Hinduism dogs have a great importance lord Kalabhairva's mount is a dog.can one features exactly the Importance of dogs in Hinduism and How are they even related to gods
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How does Prana and Apana fuse outside the body?

In the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, Lord Bhairava states: वायुद्वयस्य सम्घट्टाद् अन्तर् वा बहिरन्ततः । योगी समत्वविज्ञानसमुद्गमनभाजनम् ।। From the fusion of both Vayus (Prana and Apana), inside ...
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Kaal Bhairav idol vs Hanuman idol in Goddess temples

I have seen that at some temples especially of Mother Paravati, there are statues of Kaal Bhairav whereas in others there are statues of Hanumanji. Why is this difference? Is it because the shakti ...
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What is the story behind Lord Bhairava who is worshiped on theipirai ashtami?

Theipirai ashtami is a special day for Lord Bhairava. What's the story behind Lord Bhairava.
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