Vedic Gods and Goddesses
Bhairavas are special associates of Lord Shiva. During the battle between Lord Shiva and Andhakasura, the asuras stamped Lord Shiva’s forehead with their foot.
There are 10 directions. 1) East 2) South-East 3) South 4) South-West 5) West 6) North-West 7) North 8) North-East 9) Upward 10) Downward. The master of a direction is called Digpala. They are 10 in number.
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Shakuni’s son Vrikasura pleased Lord Shiva by his penance. Lord Shiva appeared and told him to ask a boon. Vrikasura said “On whosever’s head, I place my hand, he should instantly blast into pieces.” Lord Shiva granting him the boon said “So be it.”
People hold different views on this avatar. According to the Puranas, Buddha was born as the son of Ajanik in Bihar.