Posted on September 10, 2008 by Donovan
KAL BAIRO THE DARK DEITY
WHO IS KAL BAIRO
The shadowy planet called Rahu in the Hindu Astrology is a representation of the qualities of Kal Bairo in the West Indies and is depicted as the dark deity in Hinduism. He has a demon-like face with red eyes. His female counterpart is referred to as Kateri [Ketu]. Worship of Kal Bhairo is performed because of material greed. In order to satisfy some material desire, usually to acquire wealth, a live sacrifice of an animal is made and rum and cigarettes are offered to this deity. While some differences may exist in the performance of the worship, the desires and the outcomes are substantially the same.
In the Indian Province of Madhya Pradesh, devotees built a temple dedicated to the dark Deity Bhairav to whose idol, liquor is offered. African slaves who inhabited the British colonies in the West Indies brought Kal Bairo from Africa as a voodoo deity with a black dog. In Guyana Kal Bairo is also known as Landmaster and in Trinidad, he is called Dee. In the Muslim religion, the equivalent of the dark Deity is Qurbani; in Christianity, he is called Satan; in the Spanish community, he is known as Santaria. Amongst West Indians, Kal Bhairo worship takes place in the form of a Rum Puja, in which a chicken, goat or pig is sacrificed, rum and cigarettes are offered and a black flag is raised. Material wealth is usually asked for by the persons performing the puja and documented cases show that Kal Bhairo often grant their wishes. Pleasant and inviting as all this may sound however, worship of this dark deity is not without its problems and consequences, for any debt which is incurred must be repaid.
Once the sacrifice is made for the first time, no matter how many generations ago, Kal Bairo demands continuance and current generation families who do not continue the tradition and who may not even know that their parents or grand-parents practiced Kal Bairo worship feel the negative effects in their lives. One may rightly ask why should I bear the consequences of the actions of my parents or fore parents?
Let us examine the scenario of borrowed money. Your parents borrowed a loan from a bank and built the house in which you grew up. You enjoyed the fruits from that debt and when your parents die, the unpaid debt falls to you, the children. All unpaid debt is assigned to the future generations. There is no escape from this bondage of debt between two people and as long as that debt and debt-repayment linkage exist, the two will meet. If not in this birth, then it will happen in some future birth.
Now someone in your lineage may have made a sacrifice to the dark deity and each life-form on earth was given a certain value. When, for example, your grandfather killed the chickens, goats or pigs, they terminated that life before its time. That soul did not get to complete its karma in its animal form and now must wait in purgatory until it can be reborn again. In other words, the spirit of that animal becomes very angry and as more animals are killed over the years, the number of angry spirits increase and the debt grows. When a person dies an untimely death, that person’s soul was not prepared for death and this soul may get lost and wander around in the astral dimension looking for a body to take re-birth. Similarly, when an animal is killed in ritual sacrifice, that defenseless animal has died an untimely death. The spirit of the animal is angry at the person who ended its life before its time. This angry spirit, in its effort to continue its karmic life on earth, has to possess a human body to continue the rest of the time it was supposed to live in the first place. The person most likely to be possessed by such an angry spirit is either the person who has taken the life of that animal, or all the people who have participated in the eating of the meat of the sacrificed animal. The possession of the person’s body can vary in intensity dependent upon the person’s karmic background, how religious the person was prior to the Kal Bairo worship and what kind of foods they eat.
Sometimes, persons with good intent unknowingly attract Kal Bairo into their lives due to a catastrophic mistake made by some pundits during a Durga Puja ritual. Mother Durga, the consort of Lord Shiva represents the procreative forces and family and devotees worship this Deity to receive her blessings. During the Puja ritual, nine plates of prasad offerings are made to worship the nine forms of Mother Durga. Now remember that Mother Durga is married to Lord Shiva. Yet some of the less knowledgeable pundits offer the tenth plate to Kal Bairo instead of to Lord Shiva. The symbolism of the tenth plate offering in the puja ritual is to recognize that union between Mother Durga and Lord Shiva. Therefore, how can a pundit be correct in offering that tenth plate to Kal Bairo? The devotee and their family, thinking all is well, continue their lives only to find problems and hardships begin to infest their lives and often, mysterious occurrences begin to manifest themselves such as the appearance of worms or black bugs in the house. Family members begin to have bad dreams; tempers flare and quarrels and fights happen frequently; health problems surface; job problems occur; a fire may destroy the house and other financial distress result.
WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF DEBTS TO KAL BAIRO?
In the ancient Puranic texts, it is stated that during the first 35 days of a child’s life after birth, one Deity will visit the child’s body each day. When a child is born with a heavy load of karmic debt, however, the evil spirits prevent the visits of the Deities and they inhabit the child’s body instead. In a recent case handled by Swami-Ji, a mother told him that when each of her children were being born, they will choke almost to the point of dying. Her priest always told her that she had to make an animal sacrifice to save the child and she did.
This was a case where Kal Bairo wanted to be repaid for past debts and so he choked the child to scare the parents who then killed an animal to satiate his thirst for blood. The parents made a choice for their innocent child who now incurred more bad karmas. As these children grew they began to encounter all types of problems and disaster after disaster forced them to seek the help of Swami-Ji.
You may very well ask, does everyone who kill animals for food or in sacrificial rituals incur a load of karmic debt?
As stated before, Kal Bairo usually grant the person their material wishes for wealth for a period of time but takes one important thing away – the person’s true happiness. What is the ultimate happiness to a Hindu? It is their children and their daily well-being. Usually the presence of Kal Bairo in your life is indicated by any of the following:
Kal Bairo will usually take away a person’s child through miscarriages, abortions or death at a young age. It is almost guaranteed that the first child or the youngest child will go in this way.
The womb of women become twisted and they have severe back and neck pains; therefore their enjoyment of love making and pleasurable sex life is taken away.
Kal Bairo sometimes take the form of dead relatives and come in the night and make love to females in the home. One sign of this is unexplained bruises on the body especially noticeable in the mornings.
People who own animals may see that one or more of these animals die suddenly for no apparent reason. e.g: a healthy milking cow will suddenly fall over and die for no explainable reason.
The circumstances will appear to be so natural that people generally miss the relationship between the DEATH of their child or animal and the DEBT owing to the dark Deity Kal Bairo.
HOW CAN THE EFFECT OF KAL BAIRO BE REMOVED AND CURED?
To remove the effects of Kal Bairo, a householder must perform a Durga Puja[the correct way!]. The purpose of this puja is to ask Mother Durga to accept them as her own children and so Lord Shiva becomes their new father. Through this puja, the person is granted re-birth with the new mother as Mother Durga and the new father as Lord Shiva. With these new parents, the sins of that person’s earth parents and grand-parents are no longer attached to them. This rebirth cleanses the householder from past bad karmas. A word of caution at this point. Once a knowledgeable Holy Person is contacted to conduct the puja, the family will face all kinds of blockages and resistance. The reason is that the negative forces do not want the family to correct their life and stop the sacrifices. Once each member of the family is aware of this, they can overcome it, even in more severe cases when one or two family members do not want to believe or cooperate.
To break the curse from the entire family, all members must contribute equally to the monetary costs of performing the Puja and the dakshina to the preceptor. Each family member must contribute an equal amount of money from their own earnings. Sometimes the evil is so attached to one family member that he will resist all attempts to believe that anything is wrong and will refuse to contribute his share or to participate in the puja. In such a case, if the other family members are willing to help and protect him, they must put the amount on behalf of that person and must add 10% more to the total cost. In this way, all the family members come under the protection of the GOD-PARENTS. If someone does not participate, that person will continue to suffer.
Once the Durga puja is complete, the family will begin to notice changes in their lives. As the positive change cycle begins the family must continue to attach themselves to God through the worship of Lord Shiva. The following should be done:
A Lord Shiva puja should be performed each year
Family members should chant the mantras provided by the holy person
The family should set up an altar in the homes and bathe the shiv-ling when they kneel to say their prayers.
Devotees of Lord Shiva will find that after they return from Kal Bairo, they eventually will develop high psychic ability, their 3rdeye will open and they will have visions of Lord Shiva and other Dewtas.
Swami-Ji noticed that people born under the Deity Laxmi are able to fight off the debts of bad karmas and break the curse, usually on their own. Others are not so successful and must seek help from Mother Durga and Lord Shiva.
SYMPTOMS OF PERSONS POSSESSED BY KAL BAIRO
Generally, a person who worships Kal Bairo will have the following symptoms:
Their body will darken in color
Their eyes will have dark rings around them
Their eyes may become red or pink
Their body will vibrate during prayers
They will experience pain in the joints
Women will experience problems with their uterus
The person will experience back pains, neck pains and headaches
The person will have a lot of blockages in life – no job, broken marriage
Women may experience sexual contact with evil spirits
If religious mantras are being recited, the person may get up and dance
The person may become addicted to tobacco and alcohol
The person is always dressed in black clothes and is attracted to the color black
HOW DOES KAL BAIRO COME INTO YOUR LIFE?
From debts owed by parents or grandparents
By eating food from a Kal Bairo sacrifice
By eating prasad at a Kal Bairo or Kateri Puja
By eating food from a death ritual
By eating food from someone who is possessed by Kal Bairo
By having sexual contact with a person possessed by Kal Bairo
By eating red meat such as duck, beef or goat
By sleeping in a North-South position
By performing a Durga puja and offering the 10th prasad plate to Kal Bairo
CAN I CORRECT THE EFFECTS OF KAL BAIRO AND REDUCE OR ELIMINATE MY KARMIC DEBTS?
YES … YES … and … YES. This can definitely be done.
To prevent the effects of Kal Bairo in your life, do avoid the causes as outlined above. In the unavoidable cases where the debt and bad karmas originated from parents, fore parents or in cases where Kal Bairo was attracted into your life because your pundit did not perform the Durga Puja ritual correctly, consult a holy person who is knowledgeable in the Vedic scriptures.
There is help in overcoming the negative forces of Kal Bairo. But like the story of the [Churning of the Ocean] the first things that will be eliminated will be the poisons. This will manifest itself in DOUBT, in NEGATIVE THOUGHTS and once a little progress is made, the person will have a STRONG DESIRE TO GO BACK TO OLD WAYS AND BAD HABITS.
Once you are willing to face your own fears, Swami-Ji will help you change your life from misery to one of true happiness.
MYTHOLOGICAL ORIGIN OF RAHU
In the fight to take control of the universe, a tug-of-war ensued between the Dewtas [divine forces] and Rakshas [evil forces] in the story of the churning of the ocean of milk. To visualize the churning motion, think of the old fashioned way of churning butter using the ookrie [mortar] and moosar [pestle]. Lord Vishnu is the dominant God in this story and oversees the entire operation by providing two extensions of his own form. In one form, he is the cosmic turtle resting in the depths of the milky ocean [the ookrie] and mountain Mehru is the pestle [moosar] which rests on his back. In his other form, he becomes Vasuki, the cosmic serpent whose middle is wrapped around the churning stick. The Dewtas took hold of one end of Vasuki and the Rakshas took hold of the other end. As the tug-of-war began, the entire ocean churned. At first, all the poisons arose and were squirted out of the depths of the ocean, then Goddess Laxmi emerged and finally the elixir of immortality [amrita] was flushed out.
Lord Vishnu, adopting the form of the beautiful Mohini, began to share the amrita to the Dewtas. One of the rakshas disguised himself as a Dewta and received some of the amrita. The impostor was quickly recognized by the Sun and the Moon who immediately told Lord Vishnu. Before the raksha could drink the amrita, Lord Vishnu used his chakra weapon and cut the rakshas in half. But the rakshas had already swallowed the first few drops of the amrita and technically attained the higher status of a Dewta. The one half of the raksha’s body was flung to the North and became known as RAHU [the North Node] and the other half became known as KETU [the South Node]. This is why in the NAV-GRAHA PUJA, we continue to worship both Rahu and Ketu as two of the nine planets which influence our lives.
Rahu is like the drunken vagabond of the family of Dewtas who we continue to acknowledge during our puja ritual. But we do not want to invoke his influence into our lives. In other words, we do not want to do a puja directly to Kal Bairo. He has the power to grant our requests but the price which we will have to pay is too high. Yet some pundits continue to do exactly this, while others unknowingly invoke Kal Bairo into the lives of many by performing the Durga Puja incorrectly.