Asitang Bhairav Temple

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Asitang Bhairav Temple

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The place of worship is open throughout the day. Devotees can worship this deity as per their convenience. 


The temple has a unique architecture, with a small courtyard and a main shrine dedicated to Lord Asitang Bhairav. The idol of Lord Bhairav in the temple is depicted as a fierce deity with large teeth, a protruding tongue, and four hands, holding a trident, a drum, a skull, and a sword. The temple also has a small chamber that houses the idol of Goddess Chamunda, who is believed to be the consort of Lord Bhairav.

Asitang Bhairav is one of the manifestations of Lord Bhairav, a fierce form of Lord Shiva, and is worshipped in the city of Varanasi (also known as Kashi). As per the Hindu scriptures, Lord Asitang Bhairav is believed to be one of the guards of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, the holiest temple in the city.

The Asitang Bhairav Temple is located near the Manikarnika Ghat, one of the most important ghats in Varanasi, and is a popular destination for pilgrims and tourists alike. The temple is said to have been constructed around 350 years ago by a nobleman named Raja Man Singh, and has undergone several renovations and additions over the years.

The temple attracts a large number of devotees, particularly on Sundays and Tuesdays, which are considered auspicious for worshipping Lord Bhairav. It is believed that those who offer prayers and seek the blessings of Lord Asitang Bhairav are bestowed with prosperity, good health, and protection from evil forces.

How to reach ?

Asitang Bhairav is located at K.52/39, Maha Mrityunjay temple near Vriddhi Kaleshwar. Devotees can reach this place by rickshaw by traveling through Visheshwarganj G.P.O. Mrityunjay temple is quite famous. - 221001
Uttar Pradesh

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