How to do Kal Bhairav Puja?



Kal Bhairav is an incarnation of Lord Shiva and in this form he is believed to have cut the fifth the head of Brahma. It is believed that it is quite easy to please Mahakal Bhairav and the devotees are blessed with boons and their wishes are fulfilled. Bhairav is worshipped mainly in two forms Mahakal Bhairav and Batuk Bhairav.

Here is a simple guide to perform Kal Bhairav Puj. This is only to give an idea and you can always be flexible with the rituals or be more elaborative.

After morning purification rituals a painting or idol or photo of Bhairav is installed in the puja area. Some people also keep a Bhairav Yantra.

Lord Ganesha is remembered first and prayers are offered to him. A shloka dedicated to Ganesh is chanted.

Panchopchar Vidhi is followed in Bhairav Puja. Panchopchar puja involves offering – Akshata (unbroken rice mixed with turmeric), dhoop (incense), diya (lamp), flowers, prasad or naivaidya (food).

The Prasad offered to Bhairav is black urad dal Vada fried in mustard seed oil.

The prayer that is read out in the end is the Shri Bhairav Stuti or Bhairav Chalisa.