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Kaal Bhairav ​​Ashtami 2022: Why do we offer alcohol to Lord Kalabhairav?

Kaal Bhairav ​​Ashtami 2022

by Soumadeep Bagchi

Kaal Bhairav ​​Ashtami 2022: The festival of Kaal Bhairav ​​Ashtami will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 16. On this day Lord Kalabhairav ​​will be specially worshiped and various types of bhog will also be offered. According to the belief, Kalabhairav ​​was born on this date.

The festival of Kaal Bhairav ​​Ashtami 2022 is celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksha of Margashirsh month. This time this date is on Wednesday, November 16. According to Shiv Puran, the festival of Kalabhairav ​​Ashtami is celebrated on this date due to the anger of Shiva. That’s why on this day there is a huge crowd of devotees in the major Bhairav ​​temples. Although Lord Kalabhairava can be offered any thing, but alcohol is specially offered to him. Very few people know why Lord Kalabhairava is offered alcohol. Today we are telling you about this…

These 3 reasons are behind every tradition
There are three reasons given behind any tradition in Hinduism – first religious, second scientific and third psychological. There is neither any religious reason nor any scientific reason behind offering Bhog to Kaal Bhairav. There is a psychological reason behind this. When we offer anything to God, the feeling behind it is that we have offered this item to God and now we have no right over it. A similar sentiment is also hidden behind offering liquor to Kalbhairav.

That’s why we offer alcohol to Kalabhairava?
According to Ujjain’s Jyotishacharya Pt. Praveen Dwivedi, none of the religious texts have written about offering liquor to Lord Kalabhairav. When we offer alcohol to Lord Kalabhairav, then our psychological feeling behind it is that we have dedicated our evils i.e. alcohol to God, now we should always stay away from this evil, bless us like this. The same sentiment is behind other vengeful things offered to Kalabhairava. All these things are a sign of evil. We should get away from them by dedicating them to God. This is the psychological essence of this tradition.

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