[Advaita-l] ***UNCHECKED*** Kaala Bhairava Ashtakam by Adi Shankaracharya

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Sun Nov 19 10:32:05 EST 2017

Here is another soothing rendering of the stotram:



On Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 9:19 PM, Venkatesh Murthy via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Namaste
> This is a beautiful stotra by Adi Shankara on Kaala Bhairava. Every line
> ends in काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे. Kaala Bhairava is the ruler of Kashi.
> People living there must live there with His permission. The most important
> Kaala Bhairav temple is in Kashi at a distance of 2 Km from Kashi
> Vishwanath temple. The temple is dedicated to the fiercest form of
> Shiva and wears a garland of skulls and carries a club of peacock feathers.
> The word Kaala means both death and fate. It is believed even death is
> afraid of  Kaala Bhairava.
> The Vahana of Lord Bhairava is the dog. Even today we can see people
> offering nice garlands and food to dogs in the Kaala Bhairava temple.
> Listen to the stotra. At the end of the song the story of Kaala Bhairava is
> explained in English -
> https://youtu.be/Cl4VVjHWW1A
> Stotra and translation -
> http://greenmesg.org/mantras_slokas/sri_shiva-kalabhairava_ashtakam.php
> --
> Regards
> -Venkatesh
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