Batuk Bhairav is an incarnation of Lord Shiva and is associated with Bhairav Nath. In 2015, the date of Batuk Bhairav Jayanti is May 18. This form of Lord Shiva is mostly associated with Tantra and he is propitiated in this form for material gains. Batuk Bhairav is also the child form of Shiva as Bhairav Nath. Another form is Maha Kal or Kal Bhairav.
It is believed that Lord Shiva appeared in the form of Batuk Bhairav on the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Jyeshta Month. Batuk Bhairav Stotra is chanted on the day.
There are numerous Batuk Bhairav shrines in
North India and the day is observed with special pujas and rituals in these temples. Lord Shiva as Batuk Bhairav and Kal Bhairav is worshipped by Tantriks and who believe in Tantrism.