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Swet means White and Bhairav is one of the most dangerous appearence of Lord Shiva. Therefore Swet Bhairav is also known as White Bhairav. There are altogether 8 Bhairav Temple in Kathmandu. Among them Swet Bhairav temple has also its own importance. The idol of Swet Bhairav is located at Basantapur Kathmandu just below Degu Taleju Temple. Likewise other 7 Bhairav temple, this temple is also said to be established to protect Kathmandu from bad omens and evil spirit. This idol of Swet Bhairav gets reveal only in the festival called Indra Jatra. Beside that it is kept inside the wooden curtain throughout the year. On this festival tradional Nepalese whiskey comes out from the small straw attached on the Bhairav's opened mouth and the local devotees of Kathmadu gather in front of the idol then struggle hard and push eachother to drink that whiskey immediately. Drinking this whiskey is believed to get blessings from Lord Indra for good fortune.
Nepal One Tours and Travels highly recommends you to visit Swet Bhairav Temple when you are in Nepal Tour.