Asitang Bhairav Temple

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh


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 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.

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