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Kalabhairavashtakam slokam 1 ( by Sri Adi Sankarar ) in Sanskrit ,Tamil



                  देवराज  , पाव नांघ्रि पङ्कजं   व्याल  यज्ञसूत्रमिन्दु शेखरं  क्रुपाकरम् |

                  नारदादि योगिबृन्द  वन्दितं  दिगम्बरं  काशिका पुरातिनाथ  कालबैरवं  भजे ||   

                  தேவராஜ  ஸேவ்யமான  பாவனாங்க்ரி  பங்கஜம் 
                   வ்யாள   யக்ஞ ஸூத்ரமிந்து சேகரம்  க்ருபாகரம்  

                    நாரதாதி யோகி ப்ருந்த வந்திதம்  திகம்பரம்    

                    காஸிகா புராதி நாத  கால பைரவம் பஜே 

            ஸ்ரீ    ஆதி   சங்கரர்  காசியில்  தங்கியிருந்த போது, ஸ்ரீ கால பைரவரைத்  தர்சித்து ஸ்தோத்ரம் செய்துள்ளார் .இது 8 சுலோகங்கள்  கொண்ட அஷ்டகமாகவும் 9-வது சுலோகம்  பலச்சுருதியாகவும் உள்ளது.

  देवराज - தேவேந்திரனால் ,सेव्यमान - சேவிக்கப் படுகின்ற , पावन - தூய்மையான, अंघ्रिपङ्कजं - தாமரை போன்ற  திருவடிகளைஉடையவரும் ,व्याळ = பாம்பை,यज्ञसूत्रं = யக்ஞோபவீதமாகக்கொண்டவரும் , इन्दु शेखरं =சந்திரனை சிரோபூஷணமாகக்கொண்டவரும், कृपाकरं = கருணாநிதியும், नारदादि = நாரதர்   முதலான , योगिबृन्द = யோகிகளின் கூட்டத்தால் , वन्दितं = வணங்கப்பட்டவரும் ,दिगम्बरं = திசைகளையே ஆடையாக உடையவருமான , काशिकापुराधिनाथ = காசிமாநகரின் அதிபதியான, कालभैरवं =
காலபைரவரை , भजे = பஜிக்கிறேன்.

      காசீநகருக்கு  ஸ்வாமியாக விளங்கும் காலபைரவரின் தூய திருவடித் தாமரைகளை தேவேந்திரனும் வணங்குகிறான். பாம்புகளை பூணூலாகத் தரித்துக் கொண்டிருக்கிறார் . சிரஸில் சந்திரன் அலங்காரமாக விளங்குகிறான் . கருணாநிதியான இவரை மனதை  அடக்கிய நாரதர்  முதலான யோகியர்கள் வணங்குகின்றனர்.இடுப்பில் ஆடையில்லாதவர். இந்த காலபைரவரை பஜிக்கிறேன் 

When Jagadguru Adi Sankara stayed in Kasi (  Varanasi ) he used to worship  Lord Kala Bhairava . Bhairava is also a close aid of Lord Shiva like Nandigeswarar.He is said to be created by Lord  Shiva to destroy Daksha yagam & Daksha ( father of Goddess Parvathi - who criticized Lord Shiva & insulted his daughter Datchayani ( Parvathi ).Unable to  bear the insult towards Her husband Lord Shiva, Datchayani  ended Her life  by jumping into the holy fire in the Yagam. After coming to know this, Lord Shiva was furious & created  Kalabhairava & instructed to destroy the yagam conducted by Daksha. Bhairava destroyed the yaga & also Daksha .Later he was given life with a goat's head as Goddess Parvathi requested  Lord Shiva to spare  his life . Bhairava was later made the security in charge of Kasi city.He has been given a special place in all Shiva temples.All the Navagraghas ( nine planets like sun, moon,saturn are said to be under his control) As he controls the planets, he is called Kala bhairava - one who controls time).He dispels the doshas or sins committed by devotees of Lord Shiva provided they do not repeat their sins, He protects  devotees from evil forces.He is worshiped specially during declining period of moon - 8 th day called ashtami thithi & also during  Ragu kala period, especially Sunday 4.30 pm to 6 pm. 

Yaga or yagna & homam are same words.Generally Yagna means sacrifice.This is explained in the 3rd chapter   of Bhagavad Gita.Any thing that is done for the welfare of others ,without any expectation is  Yagna.

 Lotus feet of  Lord Bhairava is worshipped by Devendra , the chief of Heaven( who has a command over  the running of whole universe in a peaceful manner under the Guidance of Lords Shiva, Vishnu & Brahmma.)He is wearing snake as yagjopaveetha( Holy thread across the chest) & small growing moon in his head.He is  praised for bestowing His divine grace towards his devotees.He is  worshiped by great saints like Naradha.He is wearing the  four directions as his dress & In charge of  the security of the city of Kasi. I  (Adi Sankara)worship Him.                                                                           .                                                       


Sri kalabhairavar ( Thagattoor temple  near vaymedu - Tiruthuraipoondi)Photo courtesy Dinamalar news magazine.


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