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Lord Kala Bhairava, an aspect of Lord Shiva, is worshipped as Lord Chatur Kala Bhairava in Sivayoginathar Temple in Thiruvisanallur. The main deity, Lord Sivayoginathar granted salvation to seven yogis including Lord Brahma after they performed rigorous penance. He also blessed them by turning them into guiding lights and merged them within himself. There are seven strands of hair at the back of the Shiva lingam to depict this union. And this is how the lord got the name, Sri Shivayogi Nathar. It is also said that the temple has been in existence during all four yugas. There’s a separate shrine for Chatur Kala Bhairava which denotes four Bhairava forms representing four phases or stages in the lifespan of a human being. They also represent the four yugas – Satya, Treta, Dvapara and Kali Yuga.
Gnana Bhairava – This is the Brahmacharya phase of the human life, of that of a student, which is dominated by the quest for knowledge. Gnana Bhairava blesses the devotee with good education, good employment opportunities and a satisfying life.
Swarna Akarshana Bhairava– Representing the Grahasta or householder phase, Swarna Akarshana Bhairava grants excellent growth in career and also helps to settle debts and loan burdens by showering you with material wealth like gold and cash.
Unmatha Bhairava – This is the Vanaprastha phase, which means the stage of forest dweller, the lord absolves Saturn dosha, blesses you with good health, speaking skills, helps to conceal negative personality, bestows financial stability and good luck.
Yoga Bhairava – This is the last stage of Sanyasa, where man is totally devoted to god. Yoga Bhairava is seen alongside a Kailash Linga which means the ultimate truth is to merge the Jivatma (individual self) with Paramatma (God). This leads to moksha or salvation – liberates the soul from the cycle of birth and death.
According to temple history, devotees who worship Chatur Kala Bhairava during the eighth day of the waxing period or Shukla paksha gain immense prosperity, business and career growth. Devotees who worship Chatur Kala Bhairava on the 8th day of the waning period or Krishna paksha, get cured of their diseases, gain protection from evil spirits, envy and removes problems in the family.
In the temple, worshippers light oil lamps with black pepper for eight consecutive Sundays during Rahu Kalam which helps retrieve lost property and wealth. People also pray here for marriage and child blessings. Chatur Kala Bhairava Homam on Kalashtami which falls on Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksha, is auspicious for Bhairava worship. It removes dark evil within you, ends sufferings, pain, sins and negative influences. It blesses you with authority in your work space, favours you with good time and overall progress in life.
Om Kaalakaalaaya Vidhmahey Kaalaatheethaya dheemahi|
PraṇantuṃStōtuṃ VāKathamakṛtapuṇyaḥ Prabhavati॥
Chatur Kala Bhairava signifies the four forms of Lord Bhairava that represent the four yugas of the universe. They also denote the four stages of the life cycle of man. These forms when invoked grant the devotee with all types of blessings needed for a particular stage in life. Therefore a family of devotees who take part in the ceremonies of Chatur Kala Bhairava receive all the blessings of the four forms of Bhairava for all the phases of life.
The four Kala Bhairava forms are special manifestations during the four yugas, or four stages of life of man namely Brahmacharya, Grahasta, Vanaprastha and Sanyasa. They also represent the life cycle of man from his quest for knowledge to the last stages of life i.e. renunciation. Kala Bhairava is the Lord of Time who frees people from negative karma, protects against mishaps and unforeseen dangers. He helps to achieve, eases your tension and enhances budgetary status. The special four forms of Bhairava – Gnana Bhairava, Swarna Akarshana Bhairava, Unmatha Bhairava and Yoga Bhairava cater to the needs of a devotee during the entire stages of life. From a child to an adult, from knowledge to financial uplift and finally moksha these forms offer their blessings abundantly.
Thiruvisanallur Chatur Kala Bhairava temple is a very ancient one. The presiding deity is Sivayoginathar also known as Yoganandeswarar. The four Bhairavas – Gnana Bhairava, Swarna Akarshana Bhairava, Unmatha Bhairava and Yoga Bhairava, represent four phases or stages of a man’s lifespan. Also placed alongside the Bhairavas are a Shiva Linga and an idol of Lord Shani (Saturn). Gnana Bhairava confers sound education and good job prospects. Swarna Akarshana Bhairava gives excellent growth in career and enables attainment of material gains. Unmatha Bhairava promotes financial stability, robust health and good luck. Yoga Bhairava helps attain moksha. A puja in this temple will ensure blessings to you and family during your entire lifespan.
The Energized Kalabhairava wrist band is made up of intertwined threads and is powerful weapon against evil energies. It protects you and your family by acting as a shield against negative vibrations. It keep off black magic, evil eye and other unfavorable energies, etc. It’s also a shield against unnatural deaths, diseases, circumstances that cause your destruction, unknown or permanent enemies, calamity, pandemics, long time sufferings, abortions, dejections in life, losing peace of mind due to enemies and losses in business. It provides material comforts and enhances your financial standing in society. It satisfies your job needs and makes you efficient. It also helps children to focus on their studies and achieve high laurels in life.