Kāla is a word used in Sanskrit to mean “time”. It is also the name of a deity, in which sense it is not always distinguishable from kāla, meaning “black”. It is often used as one of the various names or forms of Yama.
In popular lore, the god of time and death, KaalBhairava was considered to be the judge, jury, and executioner in ancient times. Anyone accused of the crime was made to stand before Kaal Bhairava for judgment. Bhairava in the Indra Jatra festival Under sunny skies, huge crowds packed the Durbar square in Kathmandu to witness the Indra Jatra festival. Among the many dazzling attractions, is a religious practice of the chariot procession of .