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Kalagni Rudra – About Kalagni Rudra Form of Shiva

Kalagni Rudra is a fierce manifestation of Shiva and it appears at end of one cycle of creation. The entire creation is devoured by its fury.

Legend has it that Shiva had created Kalagni Rudra to guard the Amarnath cave. He was going to impart the knowledge of his immortality to Goddess Parvati. Shiva wanted no living being to hear the immortal tale.

Therefore, he asked Kalagni Rudra to annihilate all living beings that resided near the Amaranth cave.

The belief is that Kalagni Rudra along with other fierce manifestations of Shiva like Kalaraja, Mahakala, Kalabhairava, Kalapursha and Bhairav put an end to creation, which is in the grip of Adharma, at the end of one cycle of creation.