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Lord Bhairava is a fierce incarnation of Lord Shiva. The child form of Lord Kala Bhairava is known as Batuk Bhairava. According to Shakti Samagama Tantra, Bhatuk Bhairava appeared as a divine radiance of Lord Shiva which assumed the form of a five-year old child to destroy a demon Aapad. The child was blessed by all the gods and he became invincible. One can worship Batuk Bhairav on any day, but Tuesday and Sunday have special significance as it pleases him easily and the Lord showers the devotee with innumerable blessings. Batuk Bhairava Homam pleases the child form of Kala Bhairava easily to receive blessings of good health, wealth and harmony in life. The ritual is performed to remove hurdles, gain divine protection and emerge victorious against enemies especially those who you are unaware of. The ritual resonates with powerful and positive frequencies of Lord Shiva, the one who grants fortune and fulfills desires.
Children can be benefited a lot by worshipping Lord Batuk Bhairava. He keeps them safe and healthy and also his vibrations have a positive effect on the child’s body, mind and soul. Bhatuk Bhairava homam will be performed on Kalashtami which is observed on Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi, the eighth day after full moon. It’s very auspicious to devote the day to Lord Kala Bhairava.
Om Hreem Batukaay Aapad Uddhaarnnaay Kuru
Kuru Batukaay Hreem Om Swaahaa
Batuk Bhariava Homam can abolish your hidden enemies who constantly harass you. It also protects you from impending troubles and perils. It removes impoverished state, protects from all evil, and ensures prosperity, abundance and good fortune. It also fetches the grace of Lord Shiva as Batuk manifested from the lord. A ritual to Batuk Bhairava cures children of their short-term illnesses such as upper respiratory tract or ear infections, gastrointestinal illnesses, vomiting, diarrhea and injury related problems. The ritual’s divine energies also heals chronic illnesses of children that cause severe agony and stress for the parents. It also mitigates sufferings of women who are unable to bear a child by blessing them with a good progeny. The homam also is a good solution to escape from the negative effects of evil-eye casting. It helps children to be good sportsmen and blesses them with resistance power, physical strength, temperament, winning attitude, confidence, power to overcome injuries, willingness to listen, always ready to work hard, analytical abilities, and positivity.
Sheetala Devi or Sheetala Mata is actually a form of goddess Shakti. In the south especially in Tamil Nadu, she is popularly known as Mariamman. Her name means the ‘cooling one’. Goddess Sheetala denotes the divine healing power of nature. She’s known to cure heat-borne diseases like chicken pox, measles and small pox. Some of these diseases are spread during the summer months and that’s when the goddess is invoked on her Ashtami to save people. She also protects children from small pox and gives them a healthy life. It’s very significant to stress the need of hygiene for good health and therefore worship of Sheetala Mata provides the right motivation to keep your surroundings clean and purified. She appears with a broom in her hand which signifies that she sweeps away all negativity in the form of diseases, and cleanses the environment with the holy water of Ganges that she carries in a pot.
Eight days after the festival of Holi, the Sheetala Ashtami is celebrated during the spring season in the month of March. Summer months are harsh and during the time people struggle unable to bear the heat which may also have adverse effects on their life. It is believed that worshipping Mother Sheetala, the goddess of healing is significant for finding a divine solution to health issues. She is an affectionate mother who takes care of your health problems, especially related to sores, pustules, skin rashes, etc.
Namami Sheetaladevi Rasbhastha Digambara
Marjani Kalshopeta Shurpalankrut Mastaka
The Sheetala Devi Homa provides quick remedy to heat-related diseases like chicken pox, major diseases and provides healing touch to physical sufferings of children. It keeps evil spirits in check and is a good solution to nightmares. It provides a long and healthy life free of all types of ailments. This fertility goddess helps women find suitable husbands and conceive healthy offspring. Her auspicious presence ensures your well-being, and protects all sources of livelihood. Being the cold goddess, she is also invoked for good rains, to prevent famines, droughts and protect cattle from afflictions. She also rewards her devotees with fortune, prosperity and happiness.
Agatheeswarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva which is located at Nabalur village in Tiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu. Popular for Bhairava worship, this temple is also known by the name of Vatuka Bhairava temple. Sage Agastya once saw a little boy with a dog and identified him as Batuk Bhairava in this place. The main deity is Agatheeswarar and his consort is Mother Kamakshi Amman. Those who worship Lord Batuk Bhairava during Shukla Paksha or waning moon can find solutions to all ill-effects and problems. It also grants Ishana Bagyam or luck which is associated with north-east direction. According to Vastu Shastra, the lords for this direction are Lord Kubera and Lord Indira who grant blessings of wealth and knowledge respectively. The lord solves litigation problems, enemies and blesses with success and material comforts.
Sheetala Devi is an avatar of Goddess Adi Shakti who is the guardian deity of villages. She appeared to wipe away chronic diseases such as small pox, measles, chicken pox and various skin diseases. The goddess when invoked, bestows good health, prevents diseases. She protects devotes against deadly diseases. She ensures good health, long and prosperous life. The Sheetala Devi amulet will be energized in the homam and when you wear it protects against diseases and other afflictions that cause harm to you. Keep yourself healthy and rejuvenated by wearing this amulet on your wrists or waist and get the maximum positive benefit.