The Fierce Manifestation of Shiva-Kaal Bhairov

Types of Liquor Explained: The Essential List of Liquors You Must KnowShiva is one of the gods in the Hindu pantheon that is a manifestation of life itself. He is generally assumed to be soft spoken and simple and one who is easily pleased. He is also worshiped as the destroyer of the three worlds. Shiva is revered in all forms of Hinduism whisky and all over India. However Shiva assumes a number of forms to represent all aspects of life in this world. One of the fierce manifestation of the God Shiva is Kaal bhairov. This form of Shiva represents the inevitability of death and Time. This form of Shiva is also worshiped in Buddhism and Nepal.

Kaal Bhairov is usually shown in dark colors and wears a necklace, earrings and anklets that are made of serpents and snakes. In addition he wears a dress that is made of tiger skin which is adorned with bones and skulls. This manifestation of Shiva is entwined with the concept of Tantra or the Tantric faith (Black magic). These elements represent the darker side of life. In addition Kaal Bhairov travels on a wolf dog as his vehicle of transportation. Thus all temples dedicated to this form of God have a sculptured dog at the entrance to the abode of the deity.

One of the more famous temples dedicated to Kaal Bhairov is at Ujjain in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This temple is many hundreds of years old and is supposed to be built by King Bhadrasen on the banks of the river Shipra. Ujjain is about 60 km from Indore, which is connected by air and rail to all parts of India. Kaal Bhairov has something peculiar that does not exist in Gods represented by Christ, Nanak and Buddha. He is the only God who is worshiped with a bottle of hard liquor or wine. Thus worshipers at the kaal Bhairov temple in Ujjain while paying obeisance to the deity also buy a bottle of liquor or wine to please the god Bhairov.

The liquor bottles are available outside the temple and can be easily purchased. While paying respects to the deity the liquor bottle is handed over to the priest, who will open the bottle and spill the contents in a flat plate. The plate is then held to the lips of the deity and one can clearly see the liquor slowly disappear. Where does it go? Believers have faith in kaal Bhairav and are convinced that the liquor is drunk by the God.

During my last visit to the temple at Ujjain, I was witness to this phenomenon. The liquor, good quality Indian made whisky slowly disappeared, when the plate was held to the lips of the deity. As a physicist I cannot explain this phenomenon. This God is also worshiped by devotees by praying among the dead bodies burnt in a crematorium. Yogis, Tantric and men who wish to have divine powers worship Bhairon to gain them. This is accomplished through rigorous prayers, recitation of mantras and meditation as well as complete obedience to the God. So you want to buy a tavern? Okay! I will tell you that buying a tavern is just as difficult as operating a restaurant or fast food restaurant, if not more difficult. One important factor you have going for you is that you will be purchasing the goodwill, the customer base, along with the other assets of the business. You will not be starting from scratch looking for a location to build on.

First very important aspect to consider, have a business plan. What are your goals and what are going to achieve. Will you be buying the liquor license from the previous owner or will you be applying for your own. The reason behind the question is that in some villages, counties, suburbs, etc., there are only limited liquor licenses available. If the above governing municipalities are not issuing anymore liquor licenses, you will have to buy the existing license with the business. Liquor licenses in some states are declining. Don’t make the mistake of buying the business without the liquor license because the seller can walk with his license an open another tavern not far from you. If that happens, you will only be able to serve food without booze. In Chicago and its suburbs, purchasing a tavern, you will have to wait approximately three months before a background check is performed on you, in order to be accepted for your liquor license.

Fourth, make sure you are in compliance with your local laws. Once new ownership changes hands, you will be visited by the health department, building and zoning, fire department, state and local sanitation department, etc. If the previous owner was grandfathered from any laws, you will now have to conform to any new laws that were put on the books. For example, if the bar sink had only two basins for wash and rinse, you will have to put in another basin for the sanitation for your bar glasses.

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