Bhairava Head in Brass

Bhairava Head in Brass

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The ferocious brass statue of Bhairav is given a refine and detail touch here. Bhairava is a fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva, one of the Trinity Gods in Hinduism. Lord Shiva is the God who is responsible for the destruction of the universe. But destruction here has a positive aspect as well as destruction is the prelude to a new generation. Here his eyes are bulging and hair is given a detail touch. The face is rough and his teeth are protruding out giving the figure an overall ferocious look.


The origin of Bhairava can be traced to a conversation between Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu recounted in Shiv Maha-Puran. Once Vishnu asks Brahma who is the supreme creator of the Universe. Brahma says Brahma is the supreme creator and therefor to worship him. This angered Shiva who incarnated in the form of Bhairava to punish Brahma. It is believed that Lord Shiva as the incarnation of Bhairava beheaded one of Brahma's five heads and since then Brahma has only four heads.


When depicted as Kala Bhairava, Bhairava is shown carrying the decapitated head of Brahma. Cutting off Brahma's fifth head made him guilty of the crime of killing a Brahmin (Brahmahatyapap), and following this he had to carry around the decapitated skull for twelve years and roam as Bhikshatana, a mendicant, until he had been absolved of the sin.


As frightful Bhairava, Lord Shiva is said to be guarding each of the Shaktipeeths. Each Shaktipeeth temple is accompanied by a temple dedicated to Bhairava.


Bhairava’s temples or shrines are located within or near most Jyotirlinga temples, the sacred twelve shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva across India, including Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi and the Mahakaleshwar Temple at Ujjain, where at the Kal Bhairav Temple, he is worshipped by the Kapalika and Aghori sects of Shaivism, here one can also find the Patal Bhairav and Vikrant Bahirav shrines.


It is believed that there are 52 forms of Bhairava, which are in fact considered as manifestation of Shiva himself.



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The ferocious brass statue of Bhairav is given a refine and detail touch here. Bhairava is a fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva, one of the Trinity Gods in Hinduism. Lord Shiva is the God who is responsible for the destruction of the universe. But destruction here has a positive aspect as well as destruction is the prelude to a new generation. Here his eyes are bulging and hair is given a detail touch. The face is rough and his teeth are protruding out giving the figure an overall ferocious look.


The origin of Bhairava can be traced to a conversation between Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu recounted in Shiv Maha-Puran. Once Vishnu asks Brahma who is the supreme creator of the Universe. Brahma says Brahma is the supreme creator and therefor to worship him. This angered Shiva who incarnated in the form of Bhairava to punish Brahma. It is believed that Lord Shiva as the incarnation of Bhairava beheaded one of Brahma's five heads and since then Brahma has only four heads.


When depicted as Kala Bhairava, Bhairava is shown carrying the decapitated head of Brahma. Cutting off Brahma's fifth head made him guilty of the crime of killing a Brahmin (Brahmahatyapap), and following this he had to carry around the decapitated skull for twelve years and roam as Bhikshatana, a mendicant, until he had been absolved of the sin.


As frightful Bhairava, Lord Shiva is said to be guarding each of the Shaktipeeths. Each Shaktipeeth temple is accompanied by a temple dedicated to Bhairava.


Bhairava’s temples or shrines are located within or near most Jyotirlinga temples, the sacred twelve shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva across India, including Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi and the Mahakaleshwar Temple at Ujjain, where at the Kal Bhairav Temple, he is worshipped by the Kapalika and Aghori sects of Shaivism, here one can also find the Patal Bhairav and Vikrant Bahirav shrines.


It is believed that there are 52 forms of Bhairava, which are in fact considered as manifestation of Shiva himself.



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