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Kalabhairavashtakam In English

Deva raja sevya mana pavangri pankajam,l


Vyala yagna suthra mindu shekaram krupakaram,ll
Naradadhi yogi vrundha vandhitham digambaram,l
Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje ll 1
Bhanu koti bhaswaram, bhavabdhi tharakam param,l
Neelakanda meepsidartha dayakam trilochanam ll
Kalakala mambujaksha maksha soola maksharam,l
Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje ll 2
Soola tanga pasa danda pani madhi karanam,l
Syama kaya madhi devamaksharam niramayam ll
Bheema vikramam prabhum vichithra thandava priyam,l
Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje ll 3
Bhukthi mukthi dayakam prasashtha charu vigraham,l
Bhaktha vatsalam sthitam,samastha loka vigraham ll
Vinikwanan manogna hema kinkini lasath kateem,l
Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje ll 4
Dharma sethu palakam, thwa dharma marga nasakam,l
Karma pasa mochakam,susharma dayakam vibhum ll
Swarna varna sesha pasa shobithanga mandalam,l
Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje ll 5
Rathna padukha prabhabhirama padayugmakam,l
Nithyamadwidheeyamishta daivatham niranjanam ll
Mrutyu darpa nasanam karaladamshtra mokshanam,l
Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje ll 6
Attahasa binna padma janda kosa santhatheem,l
Drushti pada nashta papa jala mugra sasanam ll
Ashtasidhi dayakam kapala malikadaram,l
Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje ll 7
Bhootha sanga nayakam, vishala keerthi dayakam,l
Kasi vasa loka punya papa shodhakam vibum l1
Neethi marga kovidham purathanam jagatpathim,l
Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje ll 8
Kalabhairavashtakam patanthi yea manoharam,l
Jnana mukthi sadhanam,vichithra punya vardhanam ll
Soka moha dainya lopa kopa thapa nasanam,l
Thea prayanthi Kalabhairavangri saniidhim druvam ll 9
Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje

Its Meaning
I sing praise of Kalabhairav, Who is the ruler of the city
Kashi, Who is adorned by lotus-feet which is reverred
and served by Indra (Devaraj), Who has a Yagya-thread
made up of snake, Who has the moon on His forehead,
Who is the abode of mercy, Who has been sung by
Narad and other celestial singers, and Whose clothes
are the directions.||1||
I sing praise of Kalabhairav, Who is the ruler of the city
Kashi, Who is resplendent like millions of sun, Who
absolves the ocean of cycle of rebirth, Who is supreme,
Who has a blue neck, Who bestows us with our desires,
Who has three-eyes, Who is the end of Kaal, Who has
lotus-like eyes, Who has immortal monodent weapon,
and Who is immortal.||2||
I sing praise of Kalabhairav, Who is the ruler of the city
Kashi, Who has monodent, spade, a cord and
punishment in His hands, Who is the cause behind the
beginning, Who has a grey (smeared) body, Who is the
first Deva, Who is imperishable, Who is free from illness
and health, Who is immensely mighty, Who is the Lord,
and Who loves the special Tandava dance.||3||
I sing praise of Kalabhairav, Who is the ruler of the city
Kashi, Who is the bestower of desires and salvation,
Who has an enticing appearance form, Who is endears
His devotees, Who is static, Who takes various
manifestations and forms the world, and Who has a
beautiful golden waist-thread with small melodious
bells.||4||
I sing praise of Kalabhairav, Who is the ruler of the city
Kashi, Who is the maintainer of righteousness, Who is
the destroyer of unrighteous paths, Who liberates us
from the ties of Karma or deeds, Who bestows us with
shyness, Who is splendid, and Whose organ-groups are
decorated with a beautiful cord of golden color.||5||
I sing praise of Kalabhairav, Who is the ruler of the city
Kashi, Who has feet adorned by two sandals made of
gold which is possessing a resplendent shine, Who is
eternal, Who is induplicable, Who bestows our desires to
us, Who is without desires, Who destroys the pride of
death (as in is supreme to death), and Who liberates
soul by His teeth.||6||
I sing praise of Kalabhairav, Who is the ruler of the city
Kashi, Whose loud roar is enough to destroy all the
manifestations created by the lotus-born Brahma,
Whose (merciful) glance is enough to destroy all the
sins, Who is the powerful ruler, Who gives the eightpowers, and Who wears a garland of skull-caps.||7||
I sing praise of Kalabhairav, Who is the ruler of the city
Kashi, Who is the leader of the ghosts and spirits, Who
showers immense glory, Who absolves people dwelling
in Kashi from their sins and righteous deeds, Who is

splendor, Who has explained the path of righteousness,


Who is eternally old, and Who is the controller of the
universe.||8||
Those who study these eight verses on Kalabhairav
which is enticing, which is a source of knowledge and
liberation, which increases righteousness of a person,
and which destroys grief, attachment, depression,
greed, anger an heat move towards the proximity of
the feet of Shiv (Kalabhairav), necessarily.||9||