Bhairavi

November 27th, 2008 by sabrina

Bhairavi is the Hindu Goddess of decay. She is one of the Mahavidyas, the wisdom Goddesses. Bhairavi is the transformation that comes with destruction, which is not necessarily negative. She personifies light and heat that can burn away the imperfections in the soul. She is usually depicted as having red skin, three eyes, and blood smeared on her lips and breasts. She smiles softly and wears a moon on her crown. Bhairavi’s name means “terrifying” and she is also known as Tripura Bhairavi (supreme terror in the three worlds).

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