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  Kal Bhairab
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Except temples there are also other things to see at the Durbar Square, like the oversized relief of the Kala Bhairab or black Bhairab, just behind the Jagganath Temple. Bhairab is Shiva in his most fearful form with six weapened arms, with an headdress and belt of skulls, trampling a corpse, symbolic of mankind's ignorance.
Bhairab can appear in 64 different , all terrifying ways. The image at the Durbar Square is cut from a single stone and brought here in the 18th century after it was found in a field north of the city.
It's believed, that who lies in front of the Bhairab, will bleed to death instantly. So, the saying ''go and tell the Kal Bhairab''.

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  • Updated Oct 31, 2003
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