Exploring traditional temple life

By Adelaide Lodder:

The Bhairon Mandir temple stands tall and proud in the city of New Dehli.
The age-old temple was said to have been constructed by the Pandava princes and was built during the time of the Mahabharata, which was a series of major changes in ancient India.
The temple was dedicated to the Holy deity-Lord Bhairava and it is said to be a place of miraculous powers which fulfill the wishes of devotees who worship there with complete faith and devotion.
The word ‘Bhairava’ can be translated as ‘one who uses fear to bring about resounding peace’.

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The temple attracts many people from all over India. Worshippers who come to visit and pray must carry liquor as an offering as it was Lord Bhairava’s favourite drink.
There are five bells around the temple, all of which are rung to get the attention of the God.
The worshipper then prays to welcome the God into the temple and then throw holy water over the shoulder to rid bad spirits.
People pray to Lord Bhairava for many different things some of which include giving positive energy, eliminating competition, controlling negative egotism and harmful self talk and ridding negative karma from ones life.

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