Kalashtami or Kala Ashtami is
one of the prominent Hindu festivals. It associates to Lord Bhairav and
devotees celebrate it with a lot of happiness and enthusiasm this a
special festival is celebrated on every Hindu lunar month on the
‘Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi’.
Why It Is Called Kalashtami -
This festival named Kalashtami since it is celebrated on the ‘Ashtami Tithi’. Ashtami is the Sanskrit word which means the 8th day after ‘Purnima’ ( Purnima means the full moon night). According to mythology, the 8th day
after Purnima is regarded as the most suitable day to worship and make
Lord Kaa Bhairav content. In this day, Hindu devotees worship Lord
Bhairav following all the standard rules. This fast plays a crucial role
to make Lord Bhairav happy and content. A year holds a total number of
The Most Significant Kalashtami-
Though there is a total number of 12 Kalashtami
comes in a year, one falling in the month called Margashirsha is
considered the most important. This one is called Kalabhairav Jayanti.
Mythology also says that it becomes quite holier if it falls on either
Sunday or Tuesday. These both days are completely dedicated to God
Bhairav. This festival is celebrated all across the country with the
same enthusiasm among the devotees.
Rituals to Follow On Kalashtami:
For Lord Shiva’s devotees, Kalashtami
is regarded as the most important day. On this auspicious day, devotees
wake up early in the morning right before sunrise. They take a shower
after getting done with their daily chores. After getting ready,
devotees perform special puja of Kaal Bhairav following all needed
rules. It is believed that God Bhairav forgives their sins and makes
them free from guilt. Moreover, Lord Bhairav also shields their favorite
devotees to keep them away from the negative and bad vibes. His divine
blessings keep their devotees safe and happy.
This day, devotes also visit the temple of Lord Bhairav to get indulged into the spirituality deep down. It is said that Kalashtami
is actually the fierce form of Lord Shiva. The motto behind taking the
embodiment of Lord Bhairav was bringing Lord’s Brahma’s anger at an end.
also keep a strict fast on this day keeping themselves away from
materialistic things and other fascinating stuff. Moreover, listening to
the stories of Mahakaleshwar also makes them know the significance of
this day. One who keeps fast on this
day and worships Lord Shiva with full faith get blessed with prosperity
and happiness in his/her life. It is also considered ideal if you recite
Kaal Bhairav Katha on this auspicious day and keep chanting the mantras
dedicated to Lord Shiva.
is also a custom to feed dogs on this day and it should be a black dog.
Lord Bhairav vehicle is a black dog. You can offer milk, curd or
Important of Kalashtami
word Kaal stands for "Time” in Hindu religion. In addition, Kaal
Bhairav indicates the embodiment of Lord Shiva. Kaal Bhairav means "God
of Time”. As per the Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva got angered on Lord
Brahma because of passed a remark on him. He took the form of
"Mahakaleshwar and cut Lord Brahma’s 5th head. From that time, he is being also worshipped as Kaal Bhairav.
is also believed that no negative vibes can harm you if you worship him
with full trust and faith. He is known to guard their devotees from
negative energies. Worshipping Lord Bhairav can take all your grief,
pain and issues from your life leaving you peaceful. Do worship
Kalashtami to stay blessed by Lord Bhairav. Being spiritual brings
positive energy to you.
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