Kaal Bhairav Jayanti, also known as Maha Kala Bhairava Jayanthi or Kala Bhairava Ashtami, is believed to be the appearance day of Lord Kaal Bhairav, the fierce form of Lord Shiva. In 2019, Kaal Bhairav Jayanti date is November 19.
It is celebrated on eighth day after Kartik Purnima. Kalabhairava Ashtami falls in Margashirsha month as per North Indian Hindi calendar and in Kartik month as per Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, and Gujarati calendars.
Kaal Bhairav Katha or the story of Kala Bhairava incarnation of Lord Shiva is mentioned in the Shiva Purana. The main objective of Kalabhairava avatar was to behead head-strong Brahma. Kalbhairon appears with a dog as his vehicle.
Panchang, 19 November 2019
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:46 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:37
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)24:00 Chandrastama (Moonset)12:37
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Saptami – 15:35
Nakshatra Ashlesha – 21:23
Yoga Brahma – 22:07
Karana Balava – 26:40*
Purnimanta Month Margashirsha
Amavasyanta Month Kaartika
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 14:54 – 16:16
Gulika Kalam: 12:12 – 13:33
Yama Gandam: 09:29 – 10:50
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Margashirsha Mahina 2076 (Margashirsh Maas)
Malayalam Calendar – Vrischikam Month 1195 (Vrischikam Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Kartika Maasa
Tamil Calendar – Karthigai Month (Karthikai Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Agrahan Mash 1426
Nepali Calendar – Mangsir Maas 2076
Telugu Calendar – Kartika Masam (Karthikam)
Marathi Calendar – Kartik Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Kartik Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Vrischika
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Karka – 21:23:20
Amrita Kalam 19:51 – 21:23
Abhijit: 11:50 – 12:33
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 10:38 – 12:10
Durmuhurthams: 22:53 – 23:46
Kaalbhairav Jayanti in Previous Years
In 2018, Kaal Bhairav Jayanti date was November 29.
In 2017, Kaal Bhairav Jayanti date was November 10.
In 2016, Kaal Bhairav Jayanti date was November 21.
In 2015, Kaal Bhairav Jayanti date was December 3.
In 2014, Kaal Bhairav Jayanti date was November 14.
In 2013, Kaal Bhairav Jayanti date was December 25.
Kaal Bhairav Jayanti 2012 date was December 6.