Ashta Bhairava Murthi, Eight Aspects of Lord Bhairava

Ashta Bhairava Murthi are the eight aspects of Lord Bhairava (a manifestation of Lord Shiva). Also known as Bhairo, Bheruji, Kaala Bhairava, Vairavar, or Bhaironor, Bhairava is the fierce form of Lord Shiva. Bhairava is an important deity in Varanasi, Ujjain & parts of Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Nepal.

Bhairava appears with a dog as his Vahana (vehicle). He is depicted wearing twisted serpents as earrings, bracelets and Yagnopavitha. Tiger skin and human bones serve him as clothing. Buddhists and Jains also worship Bhairava as a main deity.

Ashtabhairava Murthi, Eight aspects of Lord Bhairava

  1. Kala Bhairava
  2. Asitanga Bhairava
  3. Samhara Bhairava
  4. Ruru Bhairava
  5. Krodha Bhairava
  6. Kapala Bhairava
  7. Rudra Bhairava
  8. Unmattha Bhairava

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