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Virabhadra Puja Vidhi - Procedure with Virabhadra Mantra – How to perform a simple puja of Veerabhadra Swamy at home?

Virabhadra, also known as Veerabhadra Swamy, is one of the Shiva Ganas. Below is Virabhadra puja vidhi – procedure with mantra. Virabhadra appeared when an angry Shiva on hearing the news of the death of Sati at Daksha Yajna took out a hair from his head and threw it down. You can perform the puja of Virabhadra on any day. Please note that this is a simple how to do guide and is meant for devotees to do it on their own at home.

When to Perform Virabhadra Puja?

  • Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi – ninth day during waning phase of moon
  • Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi Tithi – fourteenth day during waning phase of moon
  • Hasta Nakshatra falling during the waning phase of moon.
  • It is doubly auspicious when there is Hasta Nakshatra on Krishna Paksha Dasami tithi or Chaturdashi Tithi.

Benefits of Veerabhadra Swamy Puja

  • Destruction of enemies.
  • Various difficulties in life will be removed.
  • Respect and recognition in society.
  • To achieve fame and fortune.

How to perform simple puja of Virabhadra?

  • The puja should be performed facing South.
  • The murti (picture, photo or painting) of Virabhadra standing should be used for worship. If there is no picture of Virabhadra then you can use that of Shiva or a Shivling.
  • The murti should be placed on a red color cloth.
  • The lamp on the day should be lit using Jasmine oil (chameli ka tel)
  • Dhoop should be of gugal.
  • Red chandan should be offered and the devotee should later wear it on his forehead.
  • Red color flowers should be offered to Veerabhadra.
  • Lemon should be offered.
  • Food (bhog – Prasad – naivedya) on the day should be prepared using jaggery.
  • The food should be distributed as Prasad.
  • The mantra ह्रौं हूं वं वीरभद्राय नमः॥  (Om Hroum Hoom Vam Veerabhadraya Namah) should be chanted 108 times using a red chandan mala.

Special offerings


  • Sindhoor should be offered to Virabhadra for achieving respect and recognition.
  • Offer masoor dal to Virabhadra and keep a little of it in purse for overcoming difficulties in life.
  • To defeat enemies take six lemon and make a garland of it using red thread and offer it to Virabhadra.