Kalabhairava Ashtakam – kālabhairavāṣṭakam

dēvarājasēvyamānapāvanāṅghripaṅkajaṁ
vyālayajñasūtraminduśēkharaṁ kr̥pākaram |
nāradādiyōgibr̥ndavanditaṁ digambaraṁ
kāśikāpurādhinātha kālabhairavaṁ bhajē || 1 ||

bhānukōṭibhāsvaraṁ bhavābdhitārakaṁ paraṁ
nīlakaṇṭhamīpsitārthadāyakaṁ trilōcanam |
kālakālamambujākṣamakṣaśūlamakṣaraṁ
kāśikāpurādhinātha kālabhairavaṁ bhajē || 2 ||

śūlaṭaṅkapāśadaṇḍapāṇimādikāraṇaṁ
śyāmakāyamādidēvamakṣaraṁ nirāmayam |
bhīmavikramaṁ prabhuṁ vicitratāṇḍavapriyaṁ
kāśikāpurādhinātha kālabhairavaṁ bhajē || 3 ||

bhuktimuktidāyakaṁ praśastacāruvigrahaṁ
bhaktavatsalaṁ sthiraṁ samastalōkavigraham |
nikvaṇanmanōjñahēmakiṅkiṇīlasatkaṭiṁ
kāśikāpurādhinātha kālabhairavaṁ bhajē || 4 ||

dharmasētupālakaṁ tvadharmamārganāśakaṁ
karmapāśamōcakaṁ suśarmadāyakaṁ vibhum |
svarṇavarṇakēśapāśaśōbhitāṅgamaṇḍalaṁ
kāśikāpurādhinātha kālabhairavaṁ bhajē || 5 ||

ratnapādukāprabhābhirāmapādayugmakaṁ
nityamadvitīyamiṣṭadaivataṁ nirañjanam |
mr̥tyudarpanāśanaṁ karāladaṁṣṭrabhīṣaṇaṁ
kāśikāpurādhinātha kālabhairavaṁ bhajē || 6 ||

aṭ-ṭahāsabhinnapadmajāṇḍakōśasantatiṁ
dr̥ṣṭipātanaṣṭapāpajālamugraśāsanam |
aṣṭasiddhidāyakaṁ kapālamālikādharaṁ
kāśikāpurādhinātha kālabhairavaṁ bhajē || 7 ||

bhūtasaṅghanāyakaṁ viśālakīrtidāyakaṁ
kāśivāsilōkapuṇyapāpaśōdhakaṁ vibhum |
nītimārgakōvidaṁ purātanaṁ jagatpatiṁ
kāśikāpurādhinātha kālabhairavaṁ bhajē || 8 ||

kālabhairavāṣṭakaṁ paṭhanti yē manōharaṁ
jñānamuktisādhanaṁ vicitrapuṇyavardhanam |
śōkamōhadainyalōbhakōpatāpanāśanaṁ
tē prayānti kālabhairavāṅghrisannidhiṁ dhruvam || 9 ||

iti śrīmaccaṅkarācārya viracitaṁ kālabhairavāṣṭakaṁ sampūrṇam |


After this, chant – tīkṣṇadaṁṣṭrakālabhairavāṣṭakaṁ. Also chant – śrī rudra kavacaṁ

See more śrī śiva stotras for chanting.

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