Updated on: Saturday, December 25, 2021, 02:44 PM IST

Kalashtami 2021: Date, tithi, significance - Here's all you need to know

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The auspicious day of Kalashtami, which is also known as Kala Ashtami, falls every month during Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksha. Kalashtami this month will be celebrated on December 27.


According to, it is a significant day for the devotees of Lord Bhairav. Devotees of Lord Bhairav observe fast and worship him on all Kalashtami days in the year.

It is said that praying to Lord Bhairav on Kalashtami keeps adversaries and negative energy away. It is also believed that offering prayers as per ritual will bless the devotee with joy and prosperity.

The most significant Kalashtami, which is known as Kalabhairav Jayanti, falls in the month of Margashirsha according to North Indian, Purnima to Purnima, lunar month calendar while Kalabhairav Jayanti falls in the month of Kartik in South Indian, Amavasya to Amavasya, lunar month calendar. However, both calendars observe Kalabhairav Jayanti on the same day. It is believed that Lord Shiva was appeared in form of Bhairav on the same day. Kalabhairav Jayanti is also known as Bhairav Ashtami.

Kalashtami 2021: Date

This month, Kalashtami will be celebrated on December 27, 2021.

Kalashtami 2021: Tithi for Mumbai

Tithi Begins: 08:08 PM, Dec 26

Tithi Ends - 07:28 PM, Dec 27

(Date & Time Source: Drikpanchang)

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Published on: Saturday, December 25, 2021, 02:44 PM IST