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Kaal Bhairav

Kaal Bhairav (a fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva ) temple was built in the 17th century by the Late King Pratap Malla, situated at Kathmandu Durbar Square in Hanuman Dhoka, Nepal. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, known as the third god in the Hindu triumvirate. The sculpture of the Kaal Bhairav is about 12 feet and regarded as the World’s largest in the world. One can find various structures and idol crafted from stones around the sculpture of Kaal Bhairav. It is said that Kaal Bhairav is the most terrifying avatar of Lord Shiva who controls the Birth and Death of humans. According to the legend, it is believed that Kaal Bhairav had decapitated one head of Lord Brahma, as a punishment he was made to carry the head around different places of earth for many years till he was forgiven. He is known for his power to create, sustain, and dissolve life on earth. Devotees from all around the world visit this temple to worship Kaal Bhairab to change bad time to a good time. Worshippers mostly visit this temple on Saturdays and Tuesdays. We would recommend you to visit this temple if you are near the Kathmandu valley.

  • Dev Temples
  • Free Entrance
  • Puja Venue
  • Wheelchair Access

Metropolitan Police Range Hanuman Dhoka, Layaku, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

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