Anand Bhairav Puja is performed on the Shukla Paksha Ashtami, or eighth day of waxing phase of moon in Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in
North India. Anand Bhairav Puja 2016 date is March 16. The puja and rituals on the day are dedicated to Anand Bhairav form of Hindu God Shiva.
Ananda Bhairava form is believed to be a happy form of Bhairav. It must be noted that Bhairav is an angry manifestation of Shiva.
Pujas and rituals dedicated to Anand Bhairava are held on the day at the famous Baba Baidyanath Dham in Deoghar, Jharkhand.