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Kilkari Baba Bhairav Nath Temple – Pragati Maidan New Delhi

Kilkari Baba Bhairav Nath Temple, also known as Bhairon Mandir, is located opposite the famous Purana Qila, opposite of Pragati Maidan, in New Delhi. It is believed to have been established by the Pandavas at the entrance of the city of Indraprastha in the Mahabharata.

Kilkari Baba Bhairav Nath Temple Timings

Monday to Saturday
5 AM to 12:00 PM
3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sunday
5 AM to 10:00 PM

Bhairon is a manifestation of Lord Shiva. It is believed that Bhairava approached the mother goddess with lust and she, incensed, beheaded him. The head apologized to her and sang sons in her praise. Appeased, she declared that Bhairava’s head would be worshipped.

Bhairava is the manifestation of Shiva for devotees. He rides a dog and is offered bottles of alcohol.

The belief is that the murti of Bhairav Baba at Kilkari Bhairon Temple was brought by Bhima, the second of the Pandavas. He is believed to have got the image from the mountains.

Bhairava’s condition to Bhima was that that once he was picked up, he should not be placed in the ground. But Bhima stopped to eat at the gates and so the shrine came to be located here.