Kaal Bhairav Temple Varanasi

Important information

  • Location: Pandeypur Rd, Naibasti, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221002.
  • Timings: Open 24 hours.
  • Nearest Railway Station:  Varanasi Junction - 3.9 Km
  • Mughalsarai Junction - 15.2 Km
  • Maduadih Railway Station - 6.6 Km
  • Varanasi City - 4.6 Km
  • Nearest Airport : Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, which is around 23.7 km away from Kaal Bhairav Temple.
  • Nearest Bus Stand : Varanasi Bus Stand at a distance of nearly 3.4 kilometres from the Kaal Bhairav Temple.
  • How to reach to the temple: You can reach to the temple by having an auto rickshaw or taxi.
  • Best Time to Visit: October to March is the best time to visit and (Early morning, before 7:00 am).
  • Architectural style: Hindu Temple
  • Year re-built: 17th century
  • Did you know: It is believed that Kaal Bhairav, Lord Shiva, had appointed the Kshetrapal of Kashi.

Kaal Bhairav Temple is a Hindu temple located in Varanasi in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. This temple is the oldest temple in Varanasi which is completely dedicated to Kaal Bhairav, the fiery form of Lord Shiva. Kaal means 'death' and 'time'. It is said that Lord Shiva wore this form only when one had to be killed. Varanasi is also called Kashi. Because Kashi was a very dear city of Lord Shiva, therefore Lord Shiva appointed Kaal Bhairav as Kshetrapal. Therefore, Kaal Bhairav also has the right to punish the people of Kashi. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple has a silver idol of Kaal Bhairav, which is the vehicle dog of Bhairava, but there is aberration.

The construction of Kaal Bhairav temple is not accurate. But the present temple was built in the 17th century. It is believed that the old temple was destroyed by the Islamist victory over North India, and the temple was rebuilt in the 17th century.

It is believed that Kaal Bhairav, Lord Shiva, had appointed the Kshetrapal of Kashi. To protect the body of Mother Sati. A part of the body of Mata Sati fell in Kashi in Pind form, which is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of Mata. The place where the body part fell. The place is known as the Vishalakshi Temple.

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