Once, Bhairav who was entrusted with the job of a doorkeeper became so infatuated with
Parvati‘s beauty that he tried to prevent her from going outside.
Parvati became furious and cursed him to be born as a mortal man on the earth. Bhairav became very sad but now the damage had been already done. Bhairav later on appeared in the form of a man named ‘Vetal’.
Vetal prayed to lord Shiva who took his incarnation as Mahesh and goddess Parvati as Girija.