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 2017, Kaal Bhairav Jayanti date is November 10.
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, 10 November 2017
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:41 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:40
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)23:58 Chandrastama (Moonset)12:30
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Saptami – 14:50
Nakshatra Pushya – 12:26
Yoga Shukla – 27:39*
Karana Balava – 26:06*
Purnimanta Month Margashirsha
Amavasyanta Month Kaartika
Shaka Samvatsara: Hevilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Sadharana
Rahu Kalam: 10:48 – 12:10
Gulika Kalam: 08:03 – 09:25
Yama Gandam: 14:55 – 16:17
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Margashirsha Mahina
Malayalam Calendar – Thulam Month
Kannada Calendar – Karthika Masa
Tamil Calendar – Aippasi Masam
Bengali Calendar – Kartik Mash
Nepali Calendar – Kartik Month
Telugu Calendar – Karthika Masam
Marathi Calendar – Kartik Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Kartik Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Karka
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:32
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 24:51* – 26:24*
Durmuhurthams: 12:32 – 13:16
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.