JAMMU, Nov 5: The week-long celebrations of Bhairavasthmi at ancient Bhairav Temple located here at Chowk Chabutra began this morning with Prabhat Pheri and bike rally in Jammu city.
A large number of devotees took part in the Prabhat-Pheri, which passed through various parts of old city besides famous temples including Mahalakshmi Temple at Pacca Danga, Hanuman Temple at Moti Bazaar, Ranbireshwar Temple at Shalamar, Hanuman Temple at Purani Mandi, and culminated at Kaal Bhairav Temple on Dhounthly Road.
Later on, a bike rally was organized by Bhairav Temple in collaboration with Reliance motors, Jammu. The rally was flagged off by Minister of State for Education, Priya Sethi along with BJP State vice president, Yudhvir Sethi at 11 am from Reliance Motors’ showroom at New Plot and culminated at Bhairav Temple, Chowk Chabutra.
About 100-150 bikers participated in the rally, which passed through Kachi Chawani, Ranbireshwar Temple Chowk, Bakshi Nagar, Science College Road (via Oarade and Shalamar), Gandhi Nagar, Satwari, Nanak Nagar, Trikuta nagar, Channi Himmat and many parts of old city.
Thereafter, a small bhandara organized by Bhairav Temple Trust, was also inaugurated by Priya Sethi and Yudhvir Sethi at Bhairav Temple, Chowk Chabutra for bikers and other devotees. They also paid obeisance at the temple and took blessings of Baba Bhairav Nath.
Speaking on the occasion, Priya Sethi said, “Such places of historic importance add to the grandeur of Jammu and also connect people of all faiths. The annual bhandaras organized in the temple are attended by people drawn from different sections of society who paid their obeisance at the temple”. This, she said is a great sign of brotherhood and spiritualism that can be showcased around the globe.
Yudhvir Sethi after having Darshan at the Temple distributed Prasad amongst devotees and said that this temple is famous for worshipping Kaal Bhairav who is believed to reside in Bhrikuti (eyebrows) of Bhagwan Shiva.
Praying for happy and healthy life for people of J&K and also for peace to be dawned here, Yudhvir Sethi said that the routine Aarti and chanting of hymns that are done in this temple for Lord Shiva and then for Lord Bhairav reverberate in the air thereby sending positive vibes.
Priest of the Temple, Pandit Rumil Sharma said that the Bhairav Jayanti will be celebrated at Dhounthli Bazaar Temple with devotion on November 11, which will be marked by a massive bhandara. “Earlier, on November 10, Pooja-Archana will begin in the night long ceremony to invite Devtas in the Bhandara”, he further informed.