Well I know a lot of people who like drinking liquor, when it comes to celebration they can even go on and on but there is a limited amount of Liquor human beings can consume in a day. Well that about us, but how if I introduce you to an Indian God who actually drinks liquor? Ok I have definitely not gone mad, but here is something really interesting about this Indian God Kal Bhairav in Ujjain. This Indian God can drink several, in fact sometimes hundreds of bottles of liquor in one single day. Don’t believe me? Then stay tuned as I tell you more about this amazing yet weird temple in Ujjain, The Kal Bhairav Temple Where The God Idol Drinks Liquor.
Shri Kal Bhairav, The Alcohol Drinking God
This might sound something really amazing, but quite weird too. A temple located in the beautiful state of Maharashtra in the Ujjain City has this most happening temple of Shri Kal Bhairav. Where the deity drinks alcohol, daily there is a line of hundreds of devotees who come over with utmost faith and reverence and offer Liquor to the God. Kal Bhairav is also known as Bhairav Nath and is believed to be the 5th avatar of Lord Shiva.
Offer Alcohol To Shri Kal Bhairav
As I mentioned earlier, the main offering made to Shri Kal Bhairav is Alcohol. The main offering Shri Kal Bhairav is wine, and the same is given away as Prasad to the devotees. Hundreds of devotees flock into this temple, and all of them carry bottles of wine and offer the same to the God. You will be surprised to see Liquor being sold outside the temple and it is available 365 days a year.
Hundreds of devotees offer liquor to the deity here at this temple, but apart from this interesting offering there is another interesting factor which sounds magical to me. And that is that when the people offer the liquor the deity actually drinks it live. Ok don’t think I am drunk at the moment but here is a video which actually shows the magic, take a look.
The priest of the temple accepts the offering from the devotees and pours some liquor to a dish plate and then keeps this Dish Plate near the mouth of the Deity. After this the stone image of the Deity actually starts drinking the liquor slowly from the plate and the liquor slowly starts decreasing from the plate. The Priest would take the plate off the deity’s mouth only when all the Liquor is finished.
This might sound unbelievable, but is actually true. Hundreds of devotees see this magic happening in front of their eyes not just once or on any special day. But actually this magical phenomenon takes place every day and many times in a single day. The shrine of Kal Bhairav actually drinks off hundreds of bottles during any festive season. The most strange part is that there is just no one who actually knows or can tell where these hundreds of bottles of liquor actually goes. The Kal Bhairav Temple is over hundreds of years old and this strange miracle has been happening for ages now.
The Kal Bhairav Temple In Ujjain
Talking about the Ujjain City now, do you know this holy city is more than thousands of year old. It has several temples and one of the most esteemed of them is the Maha Kal Temple. In the Shri Kal Bhairav, people worship the Bhairava Gods. As a part of the Shaivite tradition, eight Bhairava Gods are worshipped and Kal Bhairava is chief among them.
It is believed that the Kal Bhairav Temple of Ujjain was built by King Bhadresen in older times. It is built on the banks of the River Shipra. Thousands of years old text, the Avanti Khanda of the Skanda Purana has a mention of the Kal Bhairva temple in it. It is believed that the Kapalika and Aghora sects religions in India practiced to worship Shri Kal Bhairava. Ujjain City is considered to be a prominent center of the Kapalika and Aghora cults/sects. Gorgeous paintings was once decorated on the temple walls which showcased the Malwa style of Indian Tradition, even today similar traces can be seen in the Temple.
That was interesting isn’t it? It’s was a funny thing for me to believe initially, but it is surprisingly all true. This is definitely something so miraculous isn’t it? An Indian God drinking Liquor / Wine. Well faith for some fun for the others. Well do visit this temple and don’t forget to get some Prasad for yourself.
Featured Photo by Ankur P
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