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In the Dhyana shlokas of Virabhadra is virtually the Shiva. He is described as having white complexion, holding a mriga (deer), veena etc and adorned with snakes. of such Dhyana slokas.

21.1. Svethangam Sesha Drutakrishnamrigam Arthonmeelita Netram Suganthi Pushpamalam

Bhushangam Khadga Veena dharam Subham / veeram Shaardhoolajidhavasam // dham Trinetramcha Jadataram / Sri Veerabhadram Namamyaham //

I worship the White complexioned Virabhadra, with half closed eyes along with the third eye in his forehead, his matted hair locked as Jatamakuta. He is adorned with snake- ornaments, tiger skin and garlands of fragrant flowers; holding an antelope.

Shannetram Trimugam Bheemam Kalamegha Samaprabham Udharsijvalanam Neelaghatram Shatbhahu Shobinam Banapatrasi Soolekshu Chapa Khadga dharam Subham Bhoothapretadhi Dhamanm dushtarati vinasanam Meru vasam Mahesam tam Veerabhadram Namamyaham / // / / // I worship the Black complexioned Virabhadra in a Fierce form with three faces. of Blue-Black complexion. six eyes. sporting a flag carrying a nandi image . 21. his hair-locks flaming as fire. Mula Mantra: O Namo Veerabhadraya Vairi Vamsha Nivinasaya Sarvaloka Bayankaraya Beema Veshaya Hoom Phat Vijaya Vijaya Hreem Hoom Phat Svaha ‫׀‬ .5. and holding the sword. bow. He is sitting under the vata Tree. in a fierce looking form of Shiva with the Sun. shield and club. Moon and Agni as three eyes representing the Vibhuti of both Shiva and Vishnu. and he blesses all who worship him.4. ornaments of bells. and in his left he has a gadha and gestures Varadha mudra. and destroys the evil and dwells forever in the Hill of Meru. Jatamakutam.In his right he holds Trisula and gestures Abhaya mudra . on a White Lotus seat… 21. Marakata Manineelam Kinginee Jalamaalam / Prakasita Mugameesam Bhanu Soma-Aagni Netram :// Hariharamasikedatraya Kradhandakra Hastham / Vidhudharam ahi Bhusham Veerbhadram Namami : // I worship Lord Veerabhadra. sword. arrow.6.3 Chaturbhujam trinetram cha Jatamakuta manditham / Saravabharana samyuktham swethavarnam vrushadvjam // Soolam cha abhaya Hastham cha dakshinedhu karatvayam Gadha varadha hastham cha Vama parshvey karathvayam // Swetha Padmasanasoonam Vatavriksha Samasritam / Veerabhadram Ithikyadam Brahmi roopam dhadha shrnu // (Dhyana-Shloka in Amsumadbeda-agama) I worship the White complexioned Lord Virabhadra with four arms. His six arms hold Banapatra (arrow-case). trishula. Akasha-Virabhadra Mantra :Kalarudra Rushihi /Jagadhee Chandaha /Veerabhadra Devata / Vam Beejam / Hoom Shakthihi / 21. He tames and controls Bhutas and Pretas (demons and goblins). adorned with ornaments . Serpent garlands . three eyes.21.2. 21. wearing the crescent Moon in his hair .

He is said to have flashed forth from the matted locks of an indignant Shiva ( Rudra-Jata-Sambhava / Rudra-Kopa-Samudbhuta ). Sword. Tamasic ( Eight armed ) in nature. Bow and Goad ( Mazhu ) in his left . As per Karanagama Bhadrakali stands on his left while Daksha with Goat head and horns is on his right in Anjali posture. three eyed. Shilpa-Samgraha enumerates three varieties in Veera-Bhadra Images as 1. Usually he is black in colour. The Vira-vira with eight arms. There are several forms in which Veera-Bhadra is shown. have Jata-Makuta and wield various arms. Thus the Yoga-vira is seated in Sukasana with only Sword and Shield in his two arms and his right leg resting on the ground. All of them have dark complexion. After Sati immolated herself in the Yagna of her father Daksha-Brahma. The Bhoga-vira is standing with four arms and has bow and arrow in the other two hands. Rajasic ( Four armed ) and 3. So he is usually represented as Yanaka-Murthi or as one on his mission of destruction. 2. sporting a garland of severed heads or Skulls and having a Sword and Shield in two hands and Bow and Arrow in upper hands.Veera-Bhadra Murthy VEERA-BHADRA-MURTHY Veera-Bhadra though an attendant or one of Shiva Ghanas is usually identified with a variant form of Lord Shiva himself as one among the SIXTY-FOUR forms of Lord Shiva. Arrow and Antelope in right arms and Skull-cup ( Kapala ). Veera-Bhadra after beheading Daksha. Shiva sent Veera-Bhadra to kill Daksha and destroy his sacrifice. is shown in walking posture and carries a Trident. He also wears a Munda-Mala and Daksha is seen standing on his right side. at the bequest of the Gods replaced it with the head of a sacrificial Goat. Sattvic ( Two armed ). He also wears Serpents as his ornaments. Shield ( Khadga ). Daksha after recovering his life remained in Shiva-Dhyana-Parayana.

hands. He is wearing a Paduka in his feet and wears ornaments in ankles. his body is adorned with many Serpents ( Bhujanga-Gana-Bhushana ) and his third eye is equally awesome. wears a garland of bells and a garland of skulls. In Sapta-Matruka Panels we find Veera-Bhadra is in the right end and Ganapathi is in the left end flanking the Seven Mother Goddesses in between. He is also represented with 32 arms in some Agama works. The weapons that he carries are the Sword. . Arrow. In Shilpa-Ratna he is eight armed and rides a Vedala-Vahana ( Vampire ) and is surrounded by his Bhuta-Ghanas ( Nija-Gana-Sahita ). Daksha-Brahma in brahmanical form with Goat head and two horns is seen on his right in Anjali posture in Shiva-Dhyana. His body is smeared with the blood of the enemies slain by him and he also carried a Gada ( Club ) and Trishula ( Trident ). In his Digambara Form. The Veerateswarar Temple is one of the Ashta-Veeratanam ( Eight Places of Valour of Shiva ) and the place is also called as Keezha-Parasalur. Sword. The Ardha-Jama Pooja ( Last pooja of the day before closing the temple ) is done for Lord Bhairava in this temple. The Utsava-Murthi of Thiru-Pariyalur on the South Bank of Cauvery near Sembonnar Kovil ( In Mayiladuthurai-Tarangampadi Road ) is six armed with Trishula. Hand-Drum. As per Roopamandanam :Veereswaracha Bhagavan Vrisharoodo Dhanur dhara : Veena hastha : Trisulamcha Mathrunaam akradho bavedh // Veerabhadra when placed along with the Sapta-Matrukas is seen holding the Bow. Sword. Arrow. His complexion is fiery red and has fierce eyes. He is white complexioned and fierce looking. and Pindi-palam. Karanagama depicts Veerabhadra as one who redeems our Sins. has four arms. According to Sri-Tattwa Nidhi. has a Jatamakuta. His hands carry Battle-Axe. There is a sculpture of Daksha in Shiva-Pooja in the wall of Sanctorum. He has Paduka in his feet and wears Serpents on his body and ears and is accompanied by Bhadrakali. with a Varadha-Hasta in sitting posture with the Nandhi Vahana at his foot. relieves all our sufferings. three-eyed. His neck is blue and his dress called “Kanchugam” is tightly worn around his loin. Spear and his front two hands are in Abhaya-Varadha gestures. he is four-armed. His eye brows are knit in anger and his hair is like flames ( Jvala-kesa ). Skull. Bow. This form is beautifully sculptured in Thiruvannamalai Temple and is worshipped as AghoraRudra-Murthi or Maha-Bhairava-Murthi. Shield. has prominent teeth. He also has a beard and wears a garland of Skulls ( Mundamala ) and also of Bones ( Rundamala ). Shield. Club. destroyed the Yagna of Daksha. Bell. Skull-cap. His tawny red matted locks is tied into a Knot in the top of his head ( Jata-Bhandha ) and adorned with the crescent Moon. has Sword and Arrow in his right arms and Bow and Gada in his left arms. three eyes and sports a Jatamakuta akin to flames. Skull-cup. He is clad in Tiger skin. and Axe. Veena and Trisula.

and wearing a garland of Fragrant flowers”. holds the Antelope in hand. Trishulam. with half closed eyes along with the Third eye in his forehead. Amsumadbedagama Dhyana-Shloka :Chaturbhujam trinetram cha Jatamakuta manditham / Saravabharana samyuktham swethavarnam vrushadvjam // Soolam cha abhaya Hastham cha dakshinedhu karatvayam Gadha varadha hastham cha Vama parshvey karathvayam // Swetha Padmasanasoonam Vadavriksha Samasritam / Veerabhadram Idhikyadam Brahmi roopam dhadha shrnu // " I worship the White complexioned Lord Veerabhadra with four arms. and dwells forever in the Hill of Meru". Rishaba Kodi ( Flag with Nandhi ). in a Fierce form with flaming Fire as his hair-locks.Veerabhadra Dhyana-Shloka :Svethangam Sesha Bhushangam Khadga Veena dharam Subham / Drutakrishnamrigam veeram Shaardhoolajidhavasam // Arthonmeelita Netram dham Trinetramcha Jadataram / Suganthi Pushpamalam Sri Veerabhadram Namamyaham // “I worship thee. Bow. on a White Lotus seat…" Akasha-Veerabhadra Mantra :Kalarudra Rushihi :/ Jagadhee Chandaha :/ Veerabhadra Devata :/ Vam Beejam :/ Hoom Shakthihi :/ . Left arms having Gadha and Varadha gestures. and kills all the evil enemies. the White complexioned Veerabhadra. tames and controls Bhutas and Pretas ( Demons and Vampires ). wearing Tiger skin in his waist. and blesses all who worships him. Arrow. three eyes. Jatamakutam. Abhaya gesture. his matted hair locked as Jatamakuta. sitting under the Alamaram / Peepal Tree. wearing Serpents as Ornaments. and with six arms holding Banapatra. Six eyes. Right arms having Trisula. Another Dhyana Shloka of Veerabhadra :Shannetram Trimugam Bheemam Kalamegha Samaprabham / Udharsijvalanam Neelaghatram Shatbhahu Shobinam // Banapatrasi Soolekshu Chapa Khadga dharam Subham / Bhoothapretadhi Dhamanm dushtarati vinasanam / Meru vasam Mahesam tam Veerabhadram Namamyaham // "I worship the Black complexioned Veerabhadra with Three Faces. Sword. Sarvaabharanam ( variety of Jewellery ).

V.e. One is Sri. Madurai. Moon and Agni as three eyes. Shield and Club. Sri Veerabhadrar worship relates to veerasaiva sect which could have been started from Central India at Kalaprars time..Dhyanam :Maragata Manineelam Kinginee Jalamaalam / Prakadita Mugameesam Bhanu Soma-Aagni Netram :// Hariharamasikedatraya Kradhandakra Hastham / Vidhudharam ahi Bhusham Veerbhadram Namami : // “I worship thee.Agniveerabhadrar is our family God worshipped in our native place Pallapatti in the Peetam and not in sila roopam. representing the Vibhuti of both Shiva and Vishnu.)Incidentally shri. Madurai. spread over south India vai Karnataka.Meenkshi temple. of Blue-Black complexion.(ref two beatuful and awesome sculptures in the third prakaram of Sri. .There are two forms of Veerabhadras created by the Lord Shiva to destroy the Dakshan's yagna and also to destroy the world at 'Uzhikalam'i.” Mula Mantra :O Namo Veerabhadraya Vairi Vamsha Nivinasaya Sarvaloka Bayangaraya Beema Veshaya Hoom Phat Vijaya Vijaya Hreem Hoom Phat Svaha ‫׀‬ -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I have tried my best to collect as much materials as possible with my limited resources on Lord Veerabhadra and I welcome any additional information to enlighten everyone on the Glory of Worship of Veerabhadra. wearing the Crescent Moon in his hair and Serpent garlands adorning the body.S.With regards. Lord Veerabhadra.Sukumar.Agniveerabhadrar with a Jwala Makut and with Ashta Bhairavars in the base destroying Dakshan.. and the other is Aghora Veerabhadrar wearing Jatamakutam.. wearing an Ornament of Bells. in a fierce looking form of Shiva with the Sun.doomsday. and holding the Sword.Sudraeswar Sannadi at Sri. Even the picture depicted in this Blog has been created as per the Dhyana-Shloka given above as a representation of a DHUSHTA-NIGRAHA-ANUGRAHA-MURTHI of Lord Shiva.