Kaal Bhairav Ashtakam English-Hindi

Kaal Bhairav is the Rudra Avatar of Shiva who is the omnipresent time or Kaal. Kaal or time is the fearsome face of Shiva as time stops for none. Each and every living being is afraid of time as it spares none. Hence Kaal is feared by one and all.

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 free from troubles and dangers.

Kaal Bhairav Ashtakam
English Translation

Deva raja sevya mana pavangri pankajam,l Vyala yagna suthra mindu shekaram krupakaram,llNaradadhi yogi vrundha vandhitham digambaram,lKasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje ll 1Bhanu koti bhaswaram, bhavabdhi tharakam param,l Neelakanda meepsidartha 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 niramayam llBheema vikramam prabhum vichithra thandava priyam,l Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje ll 3
Bhukthi mukthi dayakam prasashtha charu vigraham,l Bhaktha vatsalam shivam* , samastha loka vigraham llVinikwanan 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 llSwarna varna sesha pasa shobithanga mandalam,l Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje ll 5Rathna padukha prabhabhirama padayugmakam,l Nithyamadwidheeyamishta daivatham niranjanam llMrutyu 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 llAshtasidhi 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 llNeethi marga kovidham purathanam jagatpathim,l Kasika puradhi nadha Kalabhairavam bhaje ll 8
Kalabhairavashtakam patanthi yea manoharam,l Jnana mukthi sadhanam , vichithra punya vardhanam llSoka moha dainya lopa kopa thapa nasanam,l Thea prayanthi Kalabhairavangri saniidhim druvam ll 9

Meaning-Translated by-P.R.Ramachander
I salute Kalabhairava, the lord of the city of Kasi,Whose lotus like feet is being served by Devendra,Who is merciful and wears the moon on his forehead,Who wears a snake as his sacred thread,Who wears the different directions as his cloth,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 deathless and the first God,Who is free from decay and ill health,Who is the Lord who 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 also grants salvation,Who is well known for his pretty mien,Who is a form of Shiva,who loves his devotees,Who is the God of the entire world, Who assumes various 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 ties 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 places.
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 to him,Who is our favorite God who bestows everything,Who takes away the fear of 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 sins,Who is crafty and strict ruler,Who can grant the eight occult powers,And who wears the garland of skulls.
I salute Kalabhairava, the lord of the city of Kasi,Who is the chief of the society of Bhoothas,Who grants broad based fame,Who is the lord who judges good and bad deeds,Of those who live in Varanasi,Who is an expert in the way of righteousness,And who is eternally old and lord of the universe.
Those who read this enticing octet on Kalabhairava,Which is the source of eternal knowledge,Which increases the effect of righteous deeds,And which destroys grief, passion, poverty, want and anger,Would surely reach the holy presence of Kalabhairava.

ll कालभैरवाष्टकम् ll
देवराजसेव्यमानपावनांघ्रिपंकजं । व्यालयज्ञसूत्रमिंदुशेखरं कृपाकरम् ॥
नारदादियोगिवृन्दवन्दितं दिगंबर । काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे ॥१॥
भानुकोटिभास्वरं भावाब्धितारकं परं । नीलकण्ठमीप्सितार्थदायकं त्रिलोचनम् ॥
कालकालमम्बुजाक्षमक्षशूलमक्षरं । काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे ॥२॥
शूलटंकपाशदण्डपाणिमादिकारणं । श्यामकायमादिदेवमक्षरं निरामयम् ॥
भीमविक्रमं प्रभुं विचित्रतांडवप्रियं । काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे ॥३॥
भुक्तिमुक्तिदायकं प्रशस्तलोकविग्रहं । भक्तवत्सलं स्थितं समस्तलोकविग्रहं ।
विनिक्कणन्मनोज्ञहेमकिंकिणीलसत्कटिं । काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे ॥४॥
धर्मसेतुपालकं त्वधर्ममार्गनाशकं । कर्मपाशमोचकं सुशर्मदायकं विभुं ॥
स्वर्णवर्णशेषपाशशोभितांगमण्डलं । काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे ॥५॥
रत्न५पादुकाप्रभाभिरामपादयुग्मकं । नित्यमद्वितीयमिष्टदैवतं निरंजनम् ॥
मृत्युदर्पनाशनं करालदंष्ट्रमोक्षणं । काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे ॥६॥
अट्टाहासभिन्नपद्मजाण्डकोशसंततिं । दृष्टिपातनष्टपापजालमुग्रशासनं ॥
अष्टसिद्धिदायकं कपालमालिकाधरं । काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे ॥७॥
भूतसंघनायकं विशालकीर्तिदायकं । काशिवासलोकपुण्यपापशोधकं विभुं ॥
नीतिमार्गकोविदं पुरातनं जगत्पतिं । काशिकापुराधिनाथकालभैरवं भजे॥८॥
कालभैरवाष्टकं पठन्ति ये मनोहरं । ज्ञानमुक्तिसाधनं विचित्रपुण्यवर्धनं ॥
शोकमोहदैन्यलोभकोपतापनाशनम् । प्रयान्ति कालभैरवांघ्रिसन्निधि नरा ध्‍रुवम् ॥९॥


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