As per legends, Lord Kaal Bhairava Mala took form when an enraged Shiva wished to teach Lord Brahma a lesson. It so happened that the male Hindu trinity or Tridevs – Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh aka Shiva got into an argument – who was the supreme most of all? Lord Shiva stated he was and therefore, Lord Vishnu backed out. However, Lord Brahma refused to quiet down. It got to a point when sages and scholars had to intervene but Lord Brahma would not back out! Enraged, Lord Shiva took the form of Kaal Bhairava Mala who, in his wrathful avatar, astride a fearsome black dog, charged at Brahma and cutoff his 5th head.
Therefore, Kaal Bhairava Mala helps to keep one’s ego in check. As he cut off Brahma’s head with his nail, the skull was stuck and is known as Brahma Kapala. This depiction is found in all Bhairav temples in India. He is kind and easily bestows his devotees with wealth and prosperity.
The best and auspicious time to worship Kaal Bhairava Mala is the Rahu kaal period on Sundays between 4:30 PM to 6:00PM. Offering such as coconut, sindoor, flowers, mustard oil, black sesame etc. should be offered to Lord Bhairava Mala.
Every Shakti Peeth is guarded by Lord Kaal Bhairava Mala and they are known as Bhatuk Bhairava Mala. It is said Lord Kaal Bhairava Mala’s powers lie in the occult sciences and therefore, for occult experts, Bhairava Mala is the most preferred deity. Worshipping Lord Kaal Bhairava Mala helps to overcome diseases, adversaries, enemies and poverty.
Kaal Bhairava Mala Beej Mantras:
“Om aim hraam kleem shri batukBhairava Malaya”
“Om Hreem Bum Batukaya Apadudharanaya Kuru Kuru Batukaya Hreem Om Namaha Shiyaye"
“Om Hraam Hreem Hroom Hrime Hroum Ksham Kshetrapaalaaya Kaala Bhairava Malaaya Namaha”
“Om Jlong rahom Krom Uttarnath Bhairava Malay Swaha”
Gayatri Mantra of Kaal Bhairav:
“Om Kaalakaalaaya Vidhmahey Kaalaatheethaaya dheemahi Thanno Kaala Bhairava Mala Prachodhayaath”
“Swarnat Vijaya Vidmahe Sula Hastaya Dhimahi Tanno Kala Bhairava Malaya Prachodayat”
Kaal Bhairava Mala Shabar Mantra:
“Bhairon Oochike Bhairon Koode Bhairon Shor Machave
Mere Kehna Na Karei To Kalikaa Ka Poot Na Kehve
Shabad Sancha Purho Mantra Eeshwaro Vacha”