Akash Bhairav Temple
Akash Bhairav Temple
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The statues in this sacred temple tell the colorful legend of beheaded King Yalambar.
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Ajay Khadka
Kathmandu, Nepal2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
Akash Bhairav

The Aakash Bhairav temple at Indrachowk in Kathmandu is the residence of King Yalamber who is supposed to have achieved the power through tantric and is believed to be appearance of Lord Shiva, but like Banasura, he may possibly have been a disciple of lord Shiva.

The Aakash Bhairav temple at Indrachowk in Kathmandu is the residence of King Yalamber who is supposed to have achieved the power through tantric and is believed to be appearance of Lord Shiva, but like Banasura, he may possibly have been a disciple of lord Shiva. Many such other add-ons are found in Nepali tradition of the story where Aakash Bhairav was involved in the Kurukshetra war. Akash Bhairav is a Hindu deity, regarded as the “god of the sky”, several large temples in Kathmandu are dedicated to him and also consider as a progenitor of the Maharjan caste, especially the peasant groups. Aakash Bhairav's head has an image that the Buddhists recognize as Buddha and the Hindus identify as Brahma, thus making the idol of Yalamber/Barbarika/Aakash Bhairav worship by everyone. The head of the Aakash Bhairav was excavated many hundred years ago in Kathmandu. The head now exists in a Hindu temple in Kathmandu which isn’t far-off from Durbar Square. It is taken out of the temple once in every year and is blessed by the Kumari- the living goddess lives nearby Kumari Chowk. Worshipping of the Bhairav is generally a symbol of protection and power. For eight continuous days during the celebrations in Indrajatra festival, the temple contains of decorated temple and the deity. This is follow by the Tantrik Puja, the Sagun Puja and the Kal Puja. The worshipper and the deity are held together in an exceptionally 'reciprocal' energetic. Akash Bhairav symbolizes protection and goodwill for the nation and its people as per the belief by the Nepalese people.

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Written August 9, 2020
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Hiddenpc
NpjBnk706 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2011
This temple is situated at Indra chowk in a busy road. This temple is near Kathmandu durbar square (5 mins walk). This temple is also known as temple of Indra The god king. The statue of Akash Bhairav is really grand. The head of Akash Bhairav was dug several hundreds years ago and it is taken out to exhibit during Indrajatra festival that falls on Sept/Oct.... This head is also considered as the head of first Kirata King Yalamber who ruled Kathmandu valley during 785 B.C.
The temple is two storyed pagoda style renovated few years before. You can see it from the road. The statue can be seen from the road but Indra jatra is the best time to see the Akash Bhairav idol when it is taken out for public to watch and worship.
Written June 9, 2011
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durgesh R
Kathmandu, Nepal58 contributions
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Feb 2012 • Friends
Akash Bhairav is a Hindu deity. Considered the "god of the sky", several large temples in Kathmandu are dedicated to him. The head of the Aakash Bhairav was dug up several hundred years ago in Kathmandu. The head now resides in a Hindu temple in Kathmandu not far from Durbar Square and is taken out of the temple once a year and is blessed by the Kumari - the living goddess who lives in the nearby Kumari Chowk.
Written December 20, 2012
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Ordiphobic
Kathmandu, Nepal4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012
Located in a crowdy market place. The temple loses its charm over the sounds and crowd. It will be ideal though for people who want to see normal day life of marketers and buyer in Nepal
Written May 9, 2012
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Paul L
Kathmandu, Nepal147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013
Its my job to be around Kathmandu frequently. If am around the area, I usually go around the temple. I feel good being the surrounding and the expression people carry while having the meeting god. For me, its the structure that I live most.
Written April 30, 2013
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nepalwatcher
Kathmandu154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011 • Solo
The akash Bhairab (Sky Bhairab -- a fearsome form of the god Shiva) has been restored beautifully, but unfortunately it is situated on Indrachowk, one of the busiest junctions in Kathmandu (near Asan), so it is often missed by the motorcycle-dodging tourists.
Written December 10, 2011
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JAGDISH RAVAL
Ahmedabad, India4,011 contributions
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May 2014 • Couples
There are Eight kind of Bhairavs and Akash Bhairav is one of them. Akash Bhairav temple is just at a walking distance from Durbar Square.In Nepali Imagination, the Akash Bhairav symbolizes protection and goodwill for nation and it's people. A Nice Temple.
Written April 2, 2015
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BholaBanstola
51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The Bhairava of the Sky, this deity protects all the travellers from untoward situations. You can pay your respect from the main road also.
Written January 15, 2020
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,902 contributions
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Nov 2018 • Couples
This was a busy and crowded part of Kathmandu and this old temple which apparently was supposed to have been the palace of the original King of Nepal and a particlar religious sect.This was one of those places to look at the old architecture and watch the locals going about their daily routine,.
Written January 20, 2019
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J R
London, UK163 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Walking around early morning while the locals are busy selling & buying fresh vegetables to cloths, pots & pans! A sight for all senses
Written December 15, 2018
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