Bhairava
 Bhairava is a fierce manifestation of Shiva associated with annihilation. Bhairava originated in Hindu legends and is sacred to Hindus as well as Buddhists and  Bhairava is worshiped throughout IndiaSri Lanka and Nepal. He is the wandering form of Lord Shiva who guards the cardinal points. There are 64 Bhairavas. These 64 Bhairavas are grouped under 8 categories and each category is headed by one major Bhairava. The major eight Bhairavas are called Aṣṭāṅga Bhairavas. The Ashta Bhairavas control the 8 directions of this universe. Each Bhairava has seven sub Bhairavas under him, totaling 64 Bhairavas. All of the Bhairavas are ruled and controlled by Maha Swarna Kala Bhairava otherwise known as Kala Bhairava, who is the supreme ruler of time of this universe as per Hindu scriptures. Bhairavi is the consort of Kala Bhairava. Bhairava is also called upon as protector, as he guards the eight directions of the universe. Every Hindu temple usually has a Bhairava idol. and he is the protector of the temple. In Shiva temples, when the temple is closed, the keys are placed before Bhairava. Bhairava is also described as the protector of women. 
 
 




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Hindu god Bhairava standing with her vahana or mount, the dog, holding a trident,  Ca 19th century  bronze
Hindu god Bhairava standing with her vahana or mount, the dog, holding a trident, Ca 19th century bronze
£328.00
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Bahirava bronze incense mask, from Nepal. A vengeful form of Shiva with snakes as his earrings 8.5 X 6, 17th  18th cent
Bahirava bronze incense mask, from Nepal. A vengeful form of Shiva with snakes as his earrings 8.5 X 6, 17th 18th cent
£395.00
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An extremely rare bronze from 17th to 18th century,  Bhairava ( a fearsome manifestation of Shiva) riding horse with his consort Kali (Devi) holding a lotus bud accompanied by his dog (Shvan
An extremely rare bronze from 17th to 18th century, Bhairava ( a fearsome manifestation of Shiva) riding horse with his consort Kali (Devi) holding a lotus bud accompanied by his dog (Shvan
£398.00
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