Friday, May 28, 2021

Kaala Bhairava Sahasranamam Audio


An “unknown” visitor to this blog commented asking that the Kaala Bhairava Sahasranamam Hymn be recited; later, another visitor said the same. Felt it was an order. Hence this post.

Lord Kaala Bhairava – a fierce form of Lord Shiva – is the Deity one worships to eliminate fear. There is a lot of information one can gather. One can get a brief treatise from Wikipedia: 

Per Brahma Vaivarta Maha Puranam, one is required to make offerings to the Eight Bhairavas: Asithanga, Ruru, Chanda, Unmaththa, Kapaala, Krodhana, Bheeshana and Samhaara every time a Maha Chandi Homam is conducted and Adiyen religiously follows this with Great Affection. There are so many temples for Sri Kaala Bhairava; personally loved the one in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.

We are dealing here with the thousand name hymn for Lord Kaala Bhairava. Unusually, this hymn has some “benefits” of recitation noted right up front. Secondly, this has an extended Nyaasaa portion, wherein one “deposits” / “associates” sacred syllables to various parts of the body. After a brief Dhyaana portion, the main hymn starts.

This is a beautiful stotram; of course, there is a strong Phalasruthi portion after verse 176, where the Rishi ( Mahadeva Himself ) states that by listening to or reciting this stotram, one would become fearless of ghosts or diseases [verse 179], enemies, thieves, fire, tigers [verse180], be free of bad dreams and accidents [verse181]. One would be blessed with wealth, children and kept away from prisons [verse 183], to list a few. It certainly gives one peace of mind and tranquility as was experienced while rendering.

Enough of “looking for” benefits; enough of trading “I’ll give 35 minutes, You give me something”; enough havoc created by “greed” and “trade practices”. At least for a few minutes, let’s focus on thankfulness “just to be”.

This is a long hymn. 32 MB

And now the audio: 35 minutes 19 seconds long.

( Mobile devices: click download; then play.)

Two errors in the audio:

a. In the Nyaasa portion, Audio should be “Namaha Sarvaange” NOT “Naama Sarvaange”

b. Verse 92, Audio should be “Anaadhi” NOT “Dhanaadhi”.

The Sanskrit lyrics can be found at :

Om Sri Kaala Bhairavaaya Namaha !



  1. Replies
    1. Ramana Sir: Your Presence here is Divine! Thank you !!

  2. Mr. Raghavan, THANK YOU! You made my day. I was fasting today and randomly thought I'd check my mail, found a mail telling me that Lord Bhairava's Sahasranama was uploaded. I'm so so happy!
    Thanks again for everything you do for us.

    1. Thank you Sir ! The pleasure has been mine! Lord Shiva has spoken through You !

  3. Thank you sir for this , truly grateful.

    1. Thank you for the visit and thank you for the kind words !

  4. Dear Sir
    I am facing trouble in my marriage, I bow down to the divine. Please help me , I have been recommended Uma Maheshwar Hawan, Durga Hawan and Lakshmi Narayan Hwan.
    Along with the Hawan, I would like to surrender to the divine.

    Please could you guide with Uma Maheshwar Sahasranaam, Lakshmi Narayan Sahasranaam

    1. It is with a heavy heart that I feel your pain. The Lakshmi Narayana Hrdayam is in this blog. Unable to find UmaMaheshwara Sahasranamam.

      Anyway, Sri Kaali Devi did penance for 3,000 years to attain Shiva. She will certainly bring you peace and happiness in your life.

      Continue your prayers. I also pray to the Divine for peace in your life. May the Divine intervene and bring you happiness.

      Sorry that I am helpless.

  5. Dear Sir , would it be possible for you to recite and help us learn the ardhanareeshwar sahasranaam
    Ardent follower of lord shiva and devi parvati

    1. Thank you for your visit !
      If Shiva and Parvati WILL, who can stop?

  6. Please can you do Gayatri 1000 names.

    1. Thank you Sir / Madam for visiting. I try to chant the Great Gayatri Mantra a 1,000 times daily.

      There are many Youtube videos with this chanting: some are really beautiful ! I would direct you there...