If you have been keeping up with our “Can you Hear the Gods Whispering” series, you may be interested to know that the stories of the Bhairabs we have been exploring simply scratch the surface of the deep connection that Nepal has with the god Bhairab. Bhairab is considered to be the most fierce, powerful and destructive form of the Hindu god Shiva and Nepal is home to many forms of Bhairab.
Asta (eight) Bhairabs (the most famous Bhairabs)
Kal Bhairab: Located in Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu. To read more about Kal Bhairab click here.
Unmata Bhairab: Located within the Pashupati mandir in Kathmandu.
Other Bhairabs throughout Nepal
Kal Bhairab: See above
Sweta Bhairab: Located in Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu.
Gyan Bhairab: Located in Gyaneshwor Kathmandu.
Bhag Bhairab: Located in Kirtipur within the Kathmandu Valley.
Tika Bhairab: Located near Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu Valley.
Aakash Bhairab: Located in Indrachowk in Kathmandu. To read more about Aakash Bhairab click here.
Batook Bhairab: Located in Patan within the Kathmandu Valley
Susheel Bhairab: Located in Bhaktapur within the Kathamandu Valley.
Pacharee Bhairab: Located in Teku, Kathmandu.
Prayag Bhairab: Located in Patan within the Kathmandu Valley
Man Kal Bhairab: Located near Tudikhel in Kathmandu. To read more about Man Kal Bhairab click here.
Hayagreeb Bhairab: Located in Bungamati within the Kathmandu Valley
Unmata Bhairab: See above
Palpa Bhairab: Located in Palpa in the Lumbini Province.
Bhaktapur Bhairab: Located in Bhaktapur within the Kathamandu Valley.