As per legends, Lord Kaal Bhairav took form when an enraged Shiva wished to teach Lord Brahma a lesson. It so happened that the male Hindu trinity or Tridevs – Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh aka Shiva got into an argument – who was the supreme most of all? Lord Shiva stated he was and therefore, Lord Vishnu backed out. However, Lord Brahma refused to quiet down. It got to a point when sages and scholars had to intervene but Lord Brahma would not back out! Enraged, Lord Shiva took the form of Kaal Bhairav who, in his wrathful avatar, astride a fearsome black dog. charged at Brahma and cutoff his 5th head.
Therefore, Kaal Bhairav helps to keep one’s ego in check. As he cut off Brahma’s head with his nail, the skull was stuck and is known as Brahma Kapala. This depiction is found in all Bhairav temples in India. He is kind and easily bestows his devotees with wealth and prosperity
The best and auspicious time to worship Kaal Bhairav is the Rahu kaal period on Sundays between 4 30 PM to 6:00PM Offering such as coconut, sindoor, flowers, mustard oil, black sesame etc. should be offered to Lord Bhairava.
Every Shakti Peeth is guarded by Lord Kaal Bhairav and they are known as Bhatuk Bhairav. It is said Lord Kaal Bhairava’s powers lie in the occult sciences and therefore, for occult experts, Bhairava is the most preferred deity Worshipping Lord Kaal Bhairav helps to overcome diseases, adversaries, enemies and poverty
Kaal Bhairav Beej Mantras:
“Om aim hraam kleem shri batukbhairavaya”
“Om Hreem Bum Batukaya Apadudharanaya Kuru Kuru Batukaya Hreem Om
“Om Hraam Hreem Hroom Hrime Hroum Ksham Kshetrapaalaaya Kaala Bhairavaaya
“Om Jlong rahom Krom Uttarnath Bhairavay Swaha”
Gayatri Mantra of Kaal Bhairav:
“Om Kaalakaalaaya Vidhmahey Kaalaatheethaaya dheemahi Thanno Kaala Bhairava
“Swarnat Vijaya Vidmahe Sula Hastaya Dhimahi Tanno Kala Bhairavaya Prachodayat”