Kalashtami, or Maha kalaBhairavashtami, is the most auspicious day dedicated to Lord Kala Bhairava. Lord kala Bhairava is a manifestation of Lord Shiva. Kala Bhairava is the God of Time – Kal means ‘time’ and ‘Bhairava’ the manifestation of Shiva.
If we fritter away our time on useless pursuits and can not remember what we did then we are essentially offending Lord Kaala Bhairav. Time lost is lost. Wasting time is tantamount to insulting Lord Kaala Bhairav. If we are mismanaging time and wasting it on frivolous pursuits it is necessary that we worship Lord Kala Bhairav to help us better utilize time towards a constructive end. The direct benefit would also be that you will miraculously be at the right place at the right time when opportunities come knocking. He can bestow good or favorable time on the seeker.
Bhai’ will give you material wealth; ‘Ra’ will dissolve negativity and limited consciousness; and ‘Va’ will keep creating things. Keep chanting the syllables. Say the sounds 8 times a day of 1 minute each, anytime of the day or evening, you can chant the mantra more than 108 times on a day or by writing the mantra more that 1008 or 10008 times will grasp excellent results . This sacred sound will serve as a reminder that every second counts, and enable you to focus and utilize time effectively.
“udyamao bhairavah.” – Shiv Sutras
Commentary below by
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
When we put in our best efforts, we do not worry whether or not our work will be successful.
When you completely apply your energy, fully using actions, speech and mind, you become bhairava, full. Bhairava means fullness. Dissatisfaction, unhappiness and discontent enter the mind when there is no fullness.
“Udyamao bhairavah” -“Bhairava” means he who nourishes and who creates fullness. Bhairava fills up our incompleteness or lack. When we invest 100 percent of our energy in any action, there will be no regrets, and when there are no regrets there is no fear or anxiety. The mind is complete, awake and in the present moment. In this state of awakened consciousness, the mind turns inward, becomes peaceful and surrenders. The surrendered mind finds prosperity, strength, peace, cheerfulness and success!