Kala Bhairava temples can also be found around Shakti Peethas . It is said that Shiva allocated the job of guarding each of the 52 Shakti Peethas to one Bhairava. There are said to be 52 forms of Bhairava, which are considered a manifestation of Shiva himself. Traditionally, Kal Bhairav is the Grama devata in the rural villages of Karnataka , Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu , where he is referred to as "Bhaivara/Annadhani" Vairavar . In Karnataka, Lord Bhairava is the supreme God for the community and commonly referred to as vokkaliga (Gowda's)In the Gangadikara Gowda caste especially, he is considered the caretaker and punisher.  Shri Kala Bhairava Nath Swami Temple of Madhya Pradesh is also popular.