Kal Bhairav – chief guardian deity of the city Ujjain

Kal Bhairav is the Kshetrapal, or the chief guardian deity of the city Ujjain, and it is the custom to leave the keys with the deity when the temple is closed at night, in the belief that he takes care of the temple and its properties. However, this temple is famous, not for its origins or its importance in the scheme of temples, but for its deity who guzzles wine by the gallons. Yes, the main offering to the deity is wine, and this is also the only Prasad given to the devotees. The vehicle of Kal Bhairav is a dog.


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