Lord Bhairav is an fierce incarnation of Lord Shiva.The Bal Rup(cradle)of Lord Kala Bhairava is known as Batuk Bhairav. Vigyan Bhairav or Bhairav Tantra text defines Bhairav as Bhaya sarvan ravayati sarvado -vyapako khileIti bhairavo shbdasya santatocharacchivah. The origin of Bhairava can be traced to the conversation between Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu recounted in “Shiv Maha-Puran” where Lord Vishnu asks Lord Brahma who is the supreme creator of the Universe. Arrogantly, Brahma tells Vishnu to worship him because he (Brahma) is the supreme creator. This angered Shiva who then incarnated in the form of Bhairava to punish Brahma.
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, and as a result, he was forced to carry around the head for years and roam as Bhikshatana, a mendicant, until he had been absolved of the sin.
In the form of the frightful Bhairava, Shiva is said to be guarding each of these Shaktipeeths. Each Shaktipeeth temple is accompanied by a temple dedicated to Bhairava.
He was born from the Third eye of lord Shiv and he is a symbol or his Anger. he cut one of the heads of Brahma himself when ordered by lord shiv. but when he did so he got Brahm Hayta Paap ( sin for doing so ) so lord shiv adviced him to go to kashi where he will get rid of the sins. and also told him to stay there and take care of his devotees. Batuk Bhairav is Small (child) form of Bhairav Naath which is one of the incarnations of Lord Shiv. The temple in Kashi (Varanasi) has many miracles in store for every one of us from hundreds of years it’s the same. Nothing has been changed.
Its main attraction for Tantrik community and also for aghori’s . But though common men also very much devoted and has so much of faith in Shree Batuk Bhairav. In this temple there is Akhand Deep (lamp which burns for ever) and its believed to have magical powers of Lord Bhairav . And there are many dogs near the temple which is Vaahan (transport) of Bhairav . Interesting thing here is these dogs during the aarti time produce voice which is similar to Shankh & these dogs don’t harm anyone.
The oil of the Akhand Deep is miraculous for many persons. Those who have some disease it helps to cure them and also the wounds. Stranger thing is this oil acts as a medicine for dog bite! According to peoples its proven many times If someone suffering from dog bite and immediately if the oil will applied on that portion then it really helps to cure it .Several person come here daily to fulfill their wish ! It’s said that in Kalyug Shree Bhairav is the God which gives relief to the devotee very fast than any other.
Kamccha, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh , 221010, India.