Aşţabhairava

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Asţabhairava, Asţabhairava, Ashţabhairava


  1. the eight Bhairavas
  2. the group of eight tāntrik male deities who are the emanations or aspects of Śiva, namely; Asitāńga, Ruru, Canda, Unmatta, Bhayańkara, Kapālī, Bhīşaņa and Sańhāra (T. Śāstra).