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 2018, Kaal Bhairav Jayanti date is November 29.
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, 29 November 2018
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:53 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:36
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)23:59 Chandrastama (Moonset)12:22
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Saptami – 18:46
Nakshatra Magha – 29:21*
Yoga Indra – 13:03
Karana Bava – 18:46
Skipped Karana : Balava – 29:48*
Purnimanta Month Margashirsha
Amavasyanta Month Kaartika
Shaka Samvatsara: Vilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Virodhikruthi
Rahu Kalam: 13:35 – 14:55
Gulika Kalam: 09:34 – 10:54
Yama Gandam: 06:53 – 08:14
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Vrischika
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Simha
Amrita Kalam 27:05* – 28:36*
Abhijit: 11:53 – 12:36
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 18:00 – 19:31
Durmuhurthams: 14:45 – 15:27
Kaalbhairav Jayanti in Previous Years
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.