Kaal Bhairav Jayanti 2023: Date, Timings, Legend, Benefits and Puja Procedure

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Kaal Bhairav Jayanti 2023 is a festival dedicated to the worship of Lord Kala Bhairav, the fierce form of Lord Shiva. This day is dedicated to the celebration of the birth anniversary of Lord Kaal Bhairav, popularly known as the Hindu God of Time. Therefore, this festival holds great significance for devotees of Lord Shiva. As per the Hindu calendar, this festival falls in the months of either Kartik or Margashirsha which corresponds to the months of October or November as per the Gregorian calendar.

This day is considered to be more auspicious when it falls on a Tuesday or a Sunday since these days are dedicated to Lord Kaal Bhairav. This festival is also called Maha Kaal Bhairava Ashtami or Kaal Bhairav Ashtami. Special rituals are conducted on this day and most of the devotees visit their nearest Kaal Bhairav temple on this day to receive the divine grace of Lord Kaal Bhairav. 

Kaal Bhairav Jayanti 2023 Date and Timings 

In 2023, Kaal Bhairav Jayanti falls on 5  December, Tuesday. 

Ashtami Tithi Starts: 09:59 p.m on December 04, 2023
Ashtami Tithi Ends: 12:37 a.m on December 06, 2023

Benefits of Kaal Bhairav Jayanti Puja 2023

Helps a Person to Stay Grounded

Participating in Kaal Bhairav Jayanti Puja helps to keep a person’s ego in check which is very important. It helps a person to stay humble and grounded even after achieving great heights of success.

Provides a Person with Courage and Happiness 

Performing this puja helps a person gather the guts and courage required to follow their instincts and their dream and never stop on the pathway to success. It also grants a person a life full of peace and happiness.

Rudrabhishek Puja also helps to give courage and happiness

Removes All Evil Eyes, Negativities and Doshas

Participating in the Kal Bhairav Puja is a great way to eliminate the negative energies, Graha doshas and evil eyes of enemies from life.

Helps to Remove Poverty and Get Rid of Illness

It is believed that Lord Kal Bhairav has the power to help provide a healthy and long life to people. Participating in the Kal Bhairav puja can also help an individual get rid of poverty and achieve financial stability.

Satyanarayan Katha helps to remove poverty and financial crisis

Growth in Education, Job and Business

This puja is also known to protect the devotees from sudden failures in education, business or job. It also helps the devotees in having a smooth educational experience, getting a promotion in a job or earning greater profit in business.

Victory Over Enemies

Kaal Bhairav Puja is considered to be very fruitful for warding off evil eyes or negative forces. It also helps the devotees to gather the strength and courage for getting victory over the enemies.

Resolution of Rahu and Shani Horoscope Doshas 

Rahu and Shani Doshas are known to create a lot of problems and hindrances in one’s life. People having Rahu Dosha or Shani Dosha should definitely perform Kaal Bhairav Puja on Kaal Bhairav Jayanti to get rid of their pain and suffering caused by those malefic planets. This puja is one of the most preferred remedies for getting rid of the malefic effects of Rahu and Shani since it helps in nullifying the fierceness of Rahu or Shani in one’s horoscope.

Rahu Shanti Puja and Shani Shanti Puja to ward off Dosha

Kaal Bhairav Siddhi Mantra

|| Hrim batukaya apadudharanaya kuru kuru batukaya hrim ||

|| Om hreem vam vatukarasa Apaduddharaka vatukaaya hreem ||

|| Om Hraam Hreem Hroom Hrime Hroum Ksham Kshetrapaalaaya Kaala Bhairavaaya Namaha ||

|| ह्रीं बटुकया अपदुधरनय कुरु कुरु बटुकाया हरि ||

|| ॐ ह्रीं वं वतुकारस अपादुधरक वटुकाया ह्रीं” ||

|| ओम हरां ह्रीं हुं ह्रीं ह्रुं क्षं क्षेत्रपालाय काल भैरवय नमः ||


Also, know about Lord Shiva Mantras to gain Wealth and Prosperity

Legend Behind Kaal Bhairav Jayanti 2023

Kaal Bhairav Jayanti is immensely significant for the devotees of Lord Shiva and Lord Kaal Bhairav. Lord Kaal Bhairav is known to be one of the most fierce incarnations of Lord Shiva. As per the Hindu mythological stories, there was a time when Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma were having discussions about their power and supremacy. Lord Shiva suddenly got very furious about a remark that was passed by Lord Brahma. As a result of this, Lord Kaal Bhairav, an incarnation of Lord Shiva appeared from Lord Shiva’s forehead and chopped one of the five heads of Lord Brahma in severe anger.

A dog is known to be the vehicle of Lord Kaal Bhairav and he also holds a rod in his hand to punish the devotees who perform any wrong or sinful acts. The devotees worship and offer prayers to lord Kaal Bhairav on the day of Kaal Bhairav Jayanti 2023 and also on its eve to get bestowed with his divine blessings of good health, wealth, success and prosperity. It is believed that performing or participating in this puja helps the devotees to get rid of their past sins. Kaal Bhairav Puja also helps the devotees in the resolution of the Horoscope doshas of Rahu and Shani.

Kaal Bhairav Jayanti Puja Vidhi 

  • On the day before Kaal Bhairav Jayanti 2023, the devotees should take a holy bath, early in the morning and then start performing all the rituals.
  • On this day, the devotees should worship all three deities i.e. Lord Shiva, Lord Kaal Bhairav and Mata Parvati together. Devotees need to also offer flowers, sweets, fruits, oil lamps, incense sticks, etc. to the deities. After completing the Kaal Bhairav puja, chant the Kaal Bhairav Katha too.
  • Devotees stay awake all night and recite mantras and narrate stories related to Lord Kaal Bhairav and Lord Shiva. After this, the devotees also perform the Kaal Bhairav aarti at midnight.
  • The sounds of the bells, drums and conches create a very pious atmosphere during this midnight puja vidhi.
  • Most of the devotees also observe the Kaal Bhairav fast to get rid of all the obstacles in their life and attain success and prosperity.
  • In some places, the devotees give food and milk to stray dogs since it’s considered a very auspicious act. Dogs are regarded to be the vehicle of Lord Kaal Bhairav.

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