Kilkari Baba Bhairav Nath Temple Delhi

Important information

  • Location : Outside Purna Qila (Old Fort) opposite Pragati Maidan Gate No-1, New Delhi-110001
  • Temple Open and Close Timings:
  • Sunday- 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Monday to Saturday - 5:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
  • Nearest Metro Station : Pragati Maidan Metro Station at a distance of nearly 2.2 km kilometres from Kilkari Baba Bhairav Nath Mandir.
  • Did you know : this shrine was built by the Pandavas and Bheem (One of the Pandavas), worshipped in this temple and attained Siddhis as well. Bhairava himself has eight manifestations.

Bhairon Temple or Kilkaari Baba Bhairav Naath Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to diety Bharion. Bhairon Temple is located at outside of the Purna Qila (Old Fort) opposite Pragati Maidan. The temple is one of Delhi's major tourist attractions. It is believed that this shrine was built by the Pandavas and Bheem (One of the Pandavas), worshipped in this temple and attained Siddhis as well. Bhairava is a form of Lord Shiva.

Being so old, it is regarded as one of the important reflections of the city’s ancient heritage. The temple receives a large number of devotees throughout the year. In particular, a large number of devotees visit the temple on every Sunday.

The architecture of this temple is purely North Indian in style. Marble is used extensively in the interiors of this temple, which gives the temple an elegant look and makes it a huge tourist attraction for the international as well as local tourists. All the idols found in this temple are constructed in marble, which gives the temple a very regal look. The main deity of the temple, Lord Bhairav, contains only the face and has very big eyes.

Bhairon Temple is the only temple where devotees offer alcohol to the deity. This alcohol is then distributed to the devotees as the local Prasad.

Bhairava himself has eight manifestations: Kala Bhairava, Asitanga Bhairava, Samhara Bhairava, Ruru Bhairava, Krodha Bhairava, Kapala Bhairava, Rudra Bhirava and Unmatta Bhairava. Kala Bhairava is conceptualized as the Guru of the planetary deity Saturn. Bhairava is known as Vairavar in Tamil where he is often presented as a Grama Devata or folk deity who safeguards the devotee on all eight directions (ettu tikku). Known in Sinhalese as Bahirawa, he protects treasures. Lord Bhairava is the main deity worshipped by the cannibalistic Aghora sect.

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