24 January 2014 is Kalashtami. Also known as Kala Ashtami, Kalashtami falls on Ashtami tithi of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of every Hindu month. Kalashtami is an auspicious day for the devotees of Lord Kalabhairava (a manifestation of Lord Shiva) who observe fasting on this day.
Kalashtami of 24 January 2014 falls in Paush Month as per Amavasyant calendars and in Magha Month as per Purnimant (North Indian Hindi) calendars. It falls in Thai Masam of Tamil calendar, Makaram Masam in Malayalam calendar and Maagh Month in Bengali Panjika.
Kalashtami Vrat is mostly observed in Maharashtra, Deccan Karnataka, Marathi influenced areas of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and some parts of North India.
Generally, Kalashtami is observed on the day when Ashtami prevails in the night.
Daily Panchangam, 24 January 2014, Kalashtami
Sun Rise 07:09 Sun Sets 18:08 Moon Rise 00:00 Moon Sets 12:00
Tithi Krishna Ashtami Ends at 22:28
Nakshatram Swathi Ends at 28:40
Baalava Karana Ends at 10:40, Kaulava Karana Ends at 22:28
Soola Yogam Ends at 27:16
Purnimanta Month – Magh Month
Amavasyanta Month – Paush Month
Tamil Month – Thai Masam
Malayalam Month – Makaram Month
Bengali Month – Maagh Month
Amrita Kalam 27:04 – 28:40 Duration: 01:36
Abhijit: 12:14:30 – 13:02:30
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 11:48 – 13:26 Duration: 01:37
Rahu Kalam: 11:16:07 – 12:38:30
Gulika Kalam: 08:31:22 – 09:53:45
Yama Gandam: 15:23:15 – 16:45:37
Durmuhurthams: 09:20:48 – 10:04:44
Durmuhurthams: 13:00:28 – 13:44:24