Location: Rising majestically on the divine land of Ujjain, Vikrant Bhairav Shrine is dedicated to Kaal Bhairava, a form of Lord Shiva.
Description: Discovered by Baba Dabral in 1960, Vikrant Bhairav Shrine is one of the highly revered sites in Ujjain. The idol of president deity in this shrine, Kaal Bhairava is adorned with vermillion mixed with oil. You must notice the image of the deity always decorated with buntings, garlands and roses as per the Hindu traditions. Sunday and Friday are regarded as special days when lots of people gather to worship the God Vikrant Bhairav. As per legend, Kaal Bhairava is a manifestation of Shiva and believed to have originated when Shiva cut a nail from one of his fingers. Alike other deities in Hinduism, Kal Bhairava also has a Vahan and he uses dog as his vehicle. There are about 52 Shaktipeeths in India and one of them is in Ujjain, which is very popular among people as Mahakaleshwar Temple. You will find many temples here dedicated to Lord Kaal Bhairava, but Vikrant Bhairav Shrine has its own relevance.
Activities: The nine day long auspicious occasion of Navratri, including Bhairav Ashtmi, is celebrated in the temple with great grandeur and fervor.