Kilkaari Baba Bhairav Naath Mandir or popularly known as Prachin Bhairon mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Bharion. Temple is located at outside of the Purna Qila. Though the temple is not that popular among the tourist but yes it is one of Delhi’s most visited temple. As far as the temple’s architecture is concerned it is purely North Indian in style. The main deity of the temple is of Lord Bhairav with only the face and big eyes. Apart from Bhairav, there are other deities in the temple such as Lord Ganesh, Rama-Sita, Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Hanuman and Goddess Durga. All the idols in this temple are constructed in white marble. The temple receives a large number of devotees on every Sunday. One can see a large number of dogs outside the temple as they are considered the vehicle of Lord Bhairon. Another Temple is also situated nearby which belongs to young diety Bhairon known as Shri Doodhiya Baba Bhairav Nath Ji Temple. Here the main offering is milk.
History: Lord Bhairon who was once a demon, killed by the Goddess Durga. This temple was built in 1860. According to priest, temple dates back to the pandava period. Legend has it that shrine was built by the Pandavas and they used to worship in this temple. Normally devotees go to the temples with Prashad & milk as offerings but in this shrine devotees offer alcohol to the deity Bhairon. This is because Lord Bhairon was fond of liquor.
Open: 5:00 AM – 12:00 Noon and 3 PM – 10:00 PM / Sunday 5:00-12:00
Photography: Not allowed
Address: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi 110002.
Nearest metro station: Pragati Maidan
Celebrations: Bhairon baba Birthday, Ashtami,
“ According to another interpretation, Bha means creation, ra means sustenance and va means destruction. Therefore, Bhairava is considered to be a god who creates, sustains and dissolves the three stages of life.”