Kalabhairavashtami or Kala Bhairavashtami festival is celebrated in grand manner in South Indian temples.
As per South Indian calendars, Kalabhairavashtami 2016 date is December 7. It is much more jubilant festival in Sringeri Sharada Peetham temple in Karnataka. Sri Jagadguru Shankaracharya performs special puja to Lord kalabhairava in the hillock in Narasimha Vanam. In the evening Deepotsava is held at the temple in the presence of Shri Jagadguru.
Ashtavadana seva is one of the most observed rituals on Kala Bhairavashtami in the temple. Ashtavadana seva is offered to the Lord by chanting Kalabhairava Ashtakam. Sri Jagadguru swamy distribute Prasada to all devotees after the puja.
This festival is celebrated on Krishna Paksha Ashtami in Margashirsha month. It is to note that Kalabhairavashtami or Mahakaal Jayanti is observed a month earlier in North India.