Bhairava is an extremely aggressive form of Lord Shiva, the supreme God of dissolution. He has the power to quell evil, destroy adverse energies and spread positivity around. There are as many as 64 Bhairavas, who are said to be guarding the cardinal points and controlling the directions. Kala Bhairava is the chief of the Bhairavas and is regarded as the supreme ruler of universal time. He is also held as the guardian deity of the sanctum in the temple and hence, it is a traditional practice to leave its keys in his custody, after the main shrine is locked. Bhairava’s mount is the dog. Of the 64 Bhairavas, eight are of special significance and are considered as very important manifestations of Shiva. These prominent forms are together known as Ashta Bhairavas, the eight-Bhairava aspects. They are said to rule over the eight directions. Asitanga Bhairava is regarded as the first among the Ashta Bhairavas.
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