Lord Bhairava - Wall Hanging Mask

Lord Bhairava - Wall Hanging Mask

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  • Product Code :1641
  • Material :Brass
  • Size :12"h x 10"w
  • Weight :5.00 kg.
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    The wall hanging of Bhairava is chiseled out of brass metal revealing some fearsome aspect of Lord Shiva. His teeth, eyebrows, the long moustache, all have been quite prominent with yellow colour. Bhairava represents the fearsome aspect of God Shiva. He had cut off Brahma's fifth head, making him guilty of Brahmanicide, and as a result, he was forced to carry around the head for years until he had been absolved of the sin.


    The origin of Bhairava is traced to the tale of Sati - wife of Shiva. Sati, the daughter of the king of gods, Daksha, had chosen to marry Shiva, in spite of her father disapproving the alliance because of the perception of Shiva as an ascetic associated with animals and ghosts, living a frugal life. Once Daksha held a yagna (a ritualistic sacrifice) and invited all the gods, but not Sati and Shiva. Sati came to the yagna alone, where Daksha publicly spoke badly of Shiva. Sati was unable to bear her husband insulted and offered herself to the sacrificial pyre. When Shiva learnt of this, he destroyed the yagna and killed Daksha by beheading him. He carried Sati's corpse on his shoulders and ran uncontrollably all around the world for days. Since this would eventually destroy all creation, Vishnu used his Sudarshan Chakra (divine discus) to cut Sati's body into pieces, which then fell all around. These spots where Sati's body parts fell are now known as Shakti Peethas. Shiva took the form of the frightful Bhairava and is said to be guarding each of these Shaktipeeths. Bhairava has a dog as his divine vehicle and each Shaktipeeth temple is accompanied by a temple dedicated to Bhairava. Bhairava is also invoked in prayers to destroy enemies

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    • Product Code :1641
    • Material :Brass
    • Size :12"h x 10"w
    • Weight :5.00 kg.

      The wall hanging of Bhairava is chiseled out of brass metal revealing some fearsome aspect of Lord Shiva. His teeth, eyebrows, the long moustache, all have been quite prominent with yellow colour. Bhairava represents the fearsome aspect of God Shiva. He had cut off Brahma's fifth head, making him guilty of Brahmanicide, and as a result, he was forced to carry around the head for years until he had been absolved of the sin.


      The origin of Bhairava is traced to the tale of Sati - wife of Shiva. Sati, the daughter of the king of gods, Daksha, had chosen to marry Shiva, in spite of her father disapproving the alliance because of the perception of Shiva as an ascetic associated with animals and ghosts, living a frugal life. Once Daksha held a yagna (a ritualistic sacrifice) and invited all the gods, but not Sati and Shiva. Sati came to the yagna alone, where Daksha publicly spoke badly of Shiva. Sati was unable to bear her husband insulted and offered herself to the sacrificial pyre. When Shiva learnt of this, he destroyed the yagna and killed Daksha by beheading him. He carried Sati's corpse on his shoulders and ran uncontrollably all around the world for days. Since this would eventually destroy all creation, Vishnu used his Sudarshan Chakra (divine discus) to cut Sati's body into pieces, which then fell all around. These spots where Sati's body parts fell are now known as Shakti Peethas. Shiva took the form of the frightful Bhairava and is said to be guarding each of these Shaktipeeths. Bhairava has a dog as his divine vehicle and each Shaktipeeth temple is accompanied by a temple dedicated to Bhairava. Bhairava is also invoked in prayers to destroy enemies

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