Shri Anand Bhairav Temple Kashi

K24, 22 RamGhat Road, Golghar Varanasi
Temple Contact no : 9336586692

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ॐ ह्रीं बं बटुकाय मम आपत्ति उद्धारणाय। कुरु कुरु बटुकाय बं ह्रीं ॐ फट स्वाहा

Story of the Temple

Legend associated with the origin of Shri Anand Bhairav Temple :
Ananda Bhairav Temple is located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. There are 64 Bhairava Temples, who are said to guard the cardinal points and control the different directions of Kashi. Kaal Bhairav is the chief of the Bhairavas and is considered the supreme ruler of universal time. Black dog is the vahana of Bhairav.
Eight of the 64 Bhairava Temples have special significance and are called Ashta Bhairav of Kashi. They are considered a very important Rudra avatar of Bhagwan Shiva.
These principal 8 Bhairav Temples are together known as Ashta Bhairava, the eight-Bhairava aspects. It is said that he is the guardian of 8 directions. Shri Anand Bhairav is considered to be the second among the Ashta Bhairavas.
Kashi Bhairav Yatra is an important part of the yatra which is part of the three most 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.
Ashta Bhairavas ("Eight Bhairavas") are the eight manifestations of Lord Kala Bhairava, a ferocious aspect of "Lord Shiva". Who is considered to be the supreme ruler of the time of the universe and the principal form of Lord Kaal Bhairav?
Lord Anand Bhairav is also known as Guru Bhairav among the local people and is believed to bless his devotees by increasing wisdom to lead a successful life.

Importance of the Temple

  1. Sri Anand Bhairav is a Trinetri (three-eyed), peaceful and youthful form of Lord Bhairav. Anand Bhairav popularly is also known as Sri Ruru Bhairav or Guru Bhairav.
  2. Shri Anand Bhairav is believed to enhance the wisdom of the devotees so that they can lead a successful life with knowledge and wisdom.
  3. The pure white form of Anand Bhairav Bhagwan is adorned with ornaments and gems reflecting his divine form of knowledge and the divine light.
  4. The Swaroop Shringar of Anand Bhairav is one the most pronounced and mesmerizing, devotees who worship him with full devotion and always attain happiness in life.
  5. Lord Anand Bhairav is considered the protector and guardian of the South-North direction which is the highest in terms of the distance.
  6. Shri Anand Bhairav is depicted as fair complexioned, in a standing posture, and adorned with numerous ornaments, mainly made of rubies. Bhairav Swaroop in standing form is rare and is always ready to guard the devotees.
  7. Bhagwan Anand Bhairav has 4 arms, holding things like a rosary, book, veena, musical instruments, and an elephant's stick. There are also images that show him holding an ax and a stag like Shiva.
  8. The Vahana of Bhagwan Anand Bhairav is Rishabh, the bull, while his face is towards the south-east. Goddess Maheshwari is his divine consort.
  9. Anand Bhairav is considered a divine teacher or guru. It is believed that his grace can make people strong and influential, thereby overcoming enemies and exerting authority over others.

Pujas Performed in the Temple

Auspicious tithis & festivals of temple

Every Monday witnesses massive crowds in the Anand Bhairav Temple. Pradosh Kaal Puja which falls every 13th day of the month is considered very auspicious in the Anand Bhairav 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 Anand Bhairav Temple on this day.
On Vaishakh Shukla Chaturdashi, Anand Bhairav is worshiped annually and adorned, the ritual is celebrated as the Annual Shringar Festival in the Temple. Tuesday, Sunday, Ashtami and Chaturdashi are said to be the days most auspicious for the Puja and Sewa of bhagwan Anand Bhairav.
The monthly Ashtami which falls on the eighth day of Krishna Paksha also known as Kala Ashtami is a popular day in the Anand Bhairav Temple and attracts a large number of devotees in the temple.
The annual Kaal Bhairav Ashtami which is also celebrated as the Janmadivas of bhagwan Kaal Bhairav is the most auspicious and popular festival in the Anand Bhairav Temple.

Darshan & Aarti Timings

Mangla Aarti

05:00 AM

Bhog Aarti

01:00 PM

Shandya Aarti

07:00 PM

Shayan Aarti

11:00 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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