Bhairav (Sanskrit: भैरव) means "Terrible" or "Frightful". Bhairav also known as Kala Bhairava, is a Hindu deity, he originated in Hindu mythology and is sacred to Hindus, Buddhists and Jains alike. Lord Bhairav or Bhairon is an incarnation (avatar) of Lord Shiva. Bhairav is a fierce form of Shiva. In his four hands he carries a trident, drum, and skull. He is often shown accompanied by a dog. He is widely worshipped by tantriks and yogis to gain various siddhis. The worship of Bhairav is particularly helpful in problems like trouble from hidden and visible enemies,as also all the other comforts in life, Bhairav is also worshiped before embarking on a long journey so as to make it comfortable and free from dangers. Lord Bhairav guards Lord Shiva's temple, due to which He is called "Kotwal" also.
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