Martand Bhairav Festival is annually held in the marathi month of Maragaishra at the famous
Jejuri Temple near Pune in Maharashtra. Martand Bhairav Festival 2016 (date) is from November 29 to December 5. The festival begins on the Kartik Amavasi day and ends on the Champa Sashti day.
Martand, or Malhari Martand, is an incarnation of Hindu God Shiva. It is believed that Martand fought demons Malla and Mani for six days and finally defeated them and restored Dharma on earth.
The festival is dedicated to this victory of Malhari Martand.
Majority of the temples dedicated to Malhari Martand form of Shiva are located in
Maharashtra and Karnataka.