Bronze Head of Bhairava mounted on Teak base | 12 inches high x 10 inches wide x 9 inches deep (Excl. Base)
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Brass Bhairava head mounted on a Teak base. Bhairava is a fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva. Perhaps exhibited in a temple, it could be used during certain religious processions. Bhairava originates from the word bhīru, which means "fearful" - it is also known as the one who destroys fear or the one who is beyond fear.
One interpretation is that Bhairava protects his devotees from 3 dreadful enemies - greed, lust and anger. These enemies are dangerous as they never allow humans to seek the God within. There is also another interpretation: Bha means creation, ra means sustenance and va means destruction. Therefore, Bhairava is the one who creates, sustains and dissolves the three stages of life. Therefore, he becomes the ultimate or the supreme.