The Kaal Bhairav Ashtakam was composed by the great philosopher saint of the 8th
century AD Adi Shankara.
The Kaal Bhairav Ashtakam is recited to make your journey through time or life f
ree from troubles and dangers.
28 april 2014-luni-17
Meaning-Translated by-P.R.Ramachander
I salute Kalabhairava the lord of the city of Kasi, Whose lotus like feet is bei
ng served by Devendra, Who is merciful and wears the moon on his forehead, Who w
ears a snake as his sacred thread, Who wears the different directions as his clo
th, And who is worshipped by sages like Narada.
I salute Kalabhairava the lord of the city of Kasi, Who shines like billions of
suns, Who helps us cross this miserable ocean of life, Who is supreme and has a
blue neck, Who has three eyes and grants us our desires, Who is the death to the
God of death, Who has lotus flower like eyes, Who has the undefeatable trident,
And who does not have decay.
I salute Kalabhairava the lord of the city of Kasi, Who has a spear, a chord and
a stick as weapons, Who is black in colour and the primeval cause, Who is death
less and the first God, Who is free from decay and ill health, Who is the Lord w
ho is a great hero, And who likes the special vigorous thandava.
I salute Kalabhairava the lord of the city of Kasi, Who fulfills desires and als
o grants salvation, Who is well known for his pretty mien, Who is a form of Shiv
a, who loves his devotees, Who is the God of the entire world, Who assumes vario
us forms, And who has a golden waist thread on which jingling bells are tied.
I salute Kalabhairava the lord of the city of Kasi, Who maintains the bridge of
dharma in life, Who destroys paths which are not right, Who saves us from the ti
es of Karma, Who is the lord who makes us ashamed when trying to do wrong things
, Who has a shining body because of golden rope, with bells tied in various plac
I salute Kalabhairava the lord of the city of Kasi, Who has feet adorned by the
shine of gem studded sandals, Who is eternal and does not have any one second t
o him, Who is our favorite God who bestows everything, Who takes away the fear o
f death from humans, And who grants them salvation by his terrible teeth.
I salute Kalabhairava the lord of the city of Kasi, Whose loud roar is enough to
destroy all those created by Brahma, Whose sight is sufficient to destroy all s
ins, Who is a crafty and strict ruler, Who can grant the eight occult powers, An
d who wears the garland of skulls.
I salute Kalabhairava the lord of the city of Kasi, Who is the chief of the soci
ety of Bhoothas, Who grants broad based fame, Who is the lord who judges good an
d bad deeds, Of those who live in Varanasi, Who is an expert in the way of right
eousness, And who is eternally old and lord of the universe.

Those who read this enticing octet of Kalabhairava, Which is the source of etern
al knowledge, Which increases the effect of righteous deeds, And which destroys
grief, passion, poverty, want and anger, Would surely reach the holy presence of
Kaal Bhairav Ashtakam
English Transliteration
Deva raja sevya mana pavangri pankajam,l Vyala yagna suthra mindu shekaram krupa
karam,llNaradadhi yogi vrundha vandhitham digambaram,lKasika puradhi nadha Kalab
hairavam bhaje ll 1Bhanu koti bhaswaram, bhavabdhi tharakam param,l Neelakanda m
eepsidartha dayakam trilochanam llKalakala mambujaksha maksha soola maksharam,l
Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje ll 2
Soola tanga pasa danda pani madhi karanam,l Syama kaya madhi devamaksharam niram
ayam llBheema vikramam prabhum vichithra thandava priyam,l Kasika puradhi nadha
Kalabhairavam bhaje ll 3
Bhukthi mukthi dayakam prasashtha charu vigraham,l Bhaktha vatsalam shivam* , sa
mastha loka vigraham llVinikwanan manogna hema kinkini lasath kateem,l Kasika pu
radhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje ll 4
Dharma sethu palakam, thwa dharma marga nasakam,l Karma pasa mochakam , susharma
dayakam vibhum llSwarna varna sesha pasa shobithanga mandalam,l Kasika puradhi
nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje ll 5Rathna padukha prabhabhirama padayugmakam,l Nithya
madwidheeyamishta daivatham niranjanam llMrutyu darpa nasanam karaladamshtra mok
shanam,l Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje ll 6
Attahasa binna padma janda kosa santhatheem,l Drushti pada nashta papa jala mugr
a sasanam llAshtasidhi dayakam kapala malikadaram,l Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabha
iravam bhaje ll 7
Bhootha sanga nayakam, vishala keerthi dayakam,l Kasi vasa loka punya papa shodh
akam vibum llNeethi marga kovidham purathanam jagatpathim,l Kasika puradhi nadha
Kalabhairavam bhaje ll 8
Kalabhairavashtakam patanthi yea manoharam,l Jnana mukthi sadhanam , vichithra p
unya vardhanam llSoka moha dainya lopa kopa thapa nasanam,l Thea prayanthi Kalab
hairavangri saniidhim druvam ll 9
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