Kala Bhairava Ashtakam is a hymn or series of phrases composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya that explains the personality of Lord Shiva. Kala Bhairava is a well-known incarnation of Lord Shiva and It is one of the most powerful Stotram. Ashtakam means a form of poetry which consists of eight stanzas. In Sanskrit, Ashta means eight. By Chanting Kala Bhairava Ashtakam regularly you can please god and get his blessings.
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Kala Bhairava Ashtakam- Stanza 1
Vyaala-Yajnya-Suutram-Indu-Shekharam Krpaakaram |
Kaashikaa-Pura-Adhinaatha-Kaalabhairavam Bhaje ||1||
Salutations to Kala Bhairava, who is the Lord of the city of Kashi, whose lotus like feet is being served by Devraj Indra, who is using a snake as a sacred thread around the neck, Moon on his forehead and who is Digambara (Whose robes is the cosmos). Who is worshipped by Sage Narada and extremely compassionate.
Kala Bhairava Ashtakam- Stanza 2
Bhaanu-Kotti-Bhaasvaram Bhavaabdhi-Taarakam Param
Niila-Kannttham-Iipsita-Artha-Daayakam Trilocanam |
Kaashikaa-Pura-Adhinaatha-Kaalabhairavam Bhaje ||2||
Praising to Kala Bhairava, the Lord of Kashi city, By saying that you are the one Who brightens like millions of sun, assist us to cross this ocean of life, you are the king of gods and has a blue throat. You have three eyes; they are like lotus. You grant our wishes. you are considered as the End of Kaal (Death). Because of your undefeatable trident, Supports the Three worlds and You are immortal.
Kala Bhairava Ashtakam- Stanza 3
Shyaama-Kaayam-Aadi-Devam-Akssaram Nir-Aamayam |
Bhiimavikramam Prabhum Vicitra-Taannddava-Priyam
Kaashikaa-Pura-Adhinaatha-Kaalabhairavam Bhaje ||3||
Here we are saluting the Lord Kala Bhairava, ruler of city Kashi by saying that you are having Trident, Hatchet, Noose as weapons to punish sinners. You are the primary cause for the beginning of this universe. As your body smeared with ashes, you appear as black. You are the Primary Deity and Immortal. you are free from all health issues and loves fascinating Thandava dance
Kala Bhairava Ashtakam- Stanza 4
Bhakta-Vatsalam Sthitam Samasta-Loka-Vigraham |
Kaashikaa-Pura-Adhinaatha-Kaalabhairavam Bhaje ||4||
This shloka says Lord Kala Bhairava, king of the Kashi city who has taken many incarnations to form this world. who is so kind-hearted towards his devotees. Who goes beyond the circle of life and death. He has golden bells in his waist which makes a variety of pleasant sound.
Kala Bhairava Ashtakam- Stanza 5
Karma-Paasha-Mocakam Su-Sharma-Daayakam Vibhum |
Kaashikaa-Pura-Adhinaatha-Kaalabhairavam Bhaje ||5||
You are the barrier of law and Justice. Destroys the path of Adharma. you help us to get rid of all karmic consequences and liberates our soul. you are using golden color serpent encircling your body. The lord of the city of Kashi, Sri Kalabhairava I worship
Kala Bhairava Ashtakam- Stanza 6
Nityam-Advitiiyam-Isstta-Daivatam Niramjanam |
Kaashikaa-Pura-Adhinaatha-Kaalabhairavam Bhaje ||6||
Your charming beautiful pair of feet are clothed in Shoes which is decorated with gems. You are eternal, unique, favorite God and pure. You Destroys the pride of Death and your large terrible fangs liberate us. Salutations to Sri Kaalabhairava, lord of the City Kashi.
Kala Bhairava Ashtakam- Stanza 7
Kaashikaa-Pura-Adhinaatha-Kaalabhairavam Bhaje ||7||
Your loud terrific laughter destroys the universe. Your mere Glance breaks through the terrible net of sin. who wears a garland of skulls and bestows the eight types of siddhis. Lord of Kashi city Sri Kala Bhairava I worship.
Kala Bhairava Ashtakam- Stanza 8
Kaashi-Vaasa-Loka-Punnya-Paapa-Shodhakam Vibhum |
Niiti-Maarga-Kovidam Puraatanam Jagatpatim
Kaashikaapuraadhinaathakaalabhairavam Bhaje ||8||
You are the ruler of ghosts and bestows glory. You take the People of Kashi beyond the World of papa(Sin) and Punya(Piety). You are the Most ancient lord of the universe and who knows the path of ethics. You are the supreme god and I salute you.
The above eight verses of Sri Kala Bhairava describes his Identity and how he is Protecting this Universe and The following para is the “Phala Shruthi” which means by chanting this Kala Bhairava Ashtakam all benefits one can have.
Kaalabhairavaassttakam Patthamti Ye Manoharam
Jnyaana-Mukti-Saadhanam Vicitra-Punnya-Vardhanam |
Prayaanti Kaalabhairava-Amghri-Sannidhim Naraa Dhruvam ||9||
Whoever recites these eight verses of Kala Bhairava tend to get the source of knowledge and virtual qualities. This shloka helps us to eradicate health issues, sorrows, delusion, poverty, anger and promises to receive the grace of Kala Bhairava