Asitang Bhairav Temple

K52/39, Maha Mrityunjay Temple. Kashi
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Story of the Temple

The legend associated with the origin of Shri Asitang Bhairav Temple :
Asitang Bhairav is one of the Ashta Swaroop of Bhagwan Kaal Bhairav who himself is the Rudra Avatar of Bhagwan Shiv.
Kaal Bhairav Avatar is the ferocious form of Bhagwan Shiv which was taken by Mahadev during the time when Lord Shiva became angry with Brahma Ji as one of his 5 heads used to lie.
Once there was a conflict between Bhagwan Shri Narayan and Brahma Ji as to who is more superior. Bhagwan Shiv appeared in the form of Divya Jyoti (divine light) and told both that one who finds the extreme end of the light will be considered superior.
Lord Brahma sat on a swan and went above whereas Bhagwa Vishnu sat on a wild boar and went down. Both the devatas after much persistence couldn't find the end of the Divya Jyoti.
Lord Vishnu conceded that he couldn't find the end whereas Bhagwan Brahma lied and said that he did manage to find an end hence he is superior. This made Bhagwan Shiv very angry and he took the Swaroop of Kaal Bhairav to cut the fifth head of Bhagwan Brahma.
Bhagwan Kaal Bhairav attained to Brahma Hatya Dosha as the head of bhagwan Brahma remained stuck to his hands. Shri Hari Narayan told Kaal Bhairav Ji to go to Kashi to get rid of the dosha.
Just as when Kaal Bhairav entered Kashi the head fell to the ground and the Brahma Hatya Dosh was done away with. The place where the head of Bhagwan Brahma fell came to be known as 'Kapal Mochan Tirth'.
When Bhagwan Kashi Vishwanath was returning to Kailash he handed over the responsibility of Kashi in the hands of Bhagwan Kaal Bhairav. The Ashta Swaroop of Kaal Bhairav guards the city of Kashi from all 8 directions.

Importance of the Temple

  1. Asitanga Bhairav is one of the Ashta Bhairava Temples of Kashi and is an important point in the Ashta Bhairav Parikrama Yatra of Kashi.
  2. The Temple of Asitanga Bhairava is situated near Mahamrityunjaya Temple, Vriddha Kaleshwar. Devotees can worship in the Asitang Bhairav Temple at anytime of the day.
  3. Asitanga Bhairav wears a garland of white skulls around his neck and also holds a skull in his hand. His weapon is also the skull.
  4. The Vahan of the three-eyed Asitanga Bhairav is a swan.
  5. Asitanga Bhairav is dark black in color and is a Jagrit swaroop of Bhairav itself. Worshiping this form of Bhairav increases artistic abilities.
  6. Asitanga Bhairav Sadhana Mantra is 'Om Bham Bham Sah Asitangaye Namah'. By chanting this mantra one gets the blessings of Asitang Bhairav.
  7. It is also believed that even the most serious and fatal diseases can be cured by worshiping the form of Asitang Bhairav.
  8. The Kashi Ashta Bhairav Yatra is an important part of the Kashi Yatra which includes three important Bhairav Yatras of Kashi i.e. Kaal Bhairav, Ashta Bhairav Temple, Ruru Bhairava Temple, Chand Bhairav Temple, Shri Asitanga Bhairav Temple, Krodh Bhairav Temple, Shri Kapal Bhairav Temple, Sanhar Bhairav Temple , Shri Unmat Bhairav Temple, Shri Bhishan Bhairav Temple) and Batuk Bhairav
  9. Shri Asitanga Bhairav is a Trinetri (three-eyed), benevolent and peaceful form of Lord Bhairav, who is believed to relieve his devotees from their curses and sufferings.
  10. It is believed that by worshiping Asitang Bhairav who is fair skinned form of Lord Bhairav holding a trishul, damru and sword, devotees can enhance their creative abilities and become successful in their endeavors.
  11. Asitang Bhairav is considered the guardian of the east direction. Devotees going abroad should take his blessings for success overseas.

Pujas Performed in the Temple

Auspicious tithis & festivals of temple

Every Monday witness massive crowds in the Asitang Bhairav Temple. Pradosh Kaal Puja which falls every 13th day of the month is considered very auspicious in the Temple.
The 30 days of Shravan Month and especially Shravan Mondays are the most auspicious tithi to perform Puja in the Asitang Bhairav temple and thousands of devotees throng the Asitang Bhairav Temple on this day.
On Vaishakh Shukla Chaturdashi, Asitang Bhairav is worshiped annually and adorned, the ritual is celebrated as the Annual Shringar Festival in the Temple.

Darshan & Aarti Timings

Mangala Aarti

06:00 AM

Bhog Aarti

01:00 PM

Saptarishi Aarti

07:00 PM

Shringar Aarti

09:00 PM

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How to reach Temple

The below are the travel details for the temple

The closest airport to reach the Temple is Varanasi Airport, located 28 kilometers away. Alternatively, Prayagraj Airport, situated 120 kilometers from Varanasi, also provides access to the temple. Plan your pilgrimage conveniently with easy access from these airports. 🛩️
To reach the Temple by train, disembark at Varanasi Railway Station, the nearest railway station, just 7 kilometers away from the temple. Conveniently access the temple from the station with state government buses and taxis readily available for transportation.
Devotees can also reach the Temple by road. Upon arriving at the Varanasi Bus Stand, one can opt for a state government bus or a taxi to reach the temple. The temple is approximately 2 kilometers away from Assi Ghat and 8 kilometers away from Varanasi Railway Station. 🚌

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