21 May 2014 is Kalashtami Vrat. 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 21 May 2014 falls in Vaishakha Month as per Amavasyant calendars and in Jyeshta Month as per Purnimant (North Indian Hindi) calendars. It falls in Vaigasi Masam of Tamil calendar, Edava Masam in Malayalam calendar and Jyeshto 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.
Panchang, Kalashtami – 21 May 2014
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 05:46 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:39
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)24:44 Chandrastama (Moonset)11:59
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Saptami – 07:34
Skipped Tithi (Lunar Day) Ashtami – 29:27
Nakshatra Dhanishtha – 19:02
Yoga Indra – 24:50
Karana Balava – 18:28
Skipped Karana : Kaulava – 29:27
Purnimanta Month Jyeshtha
Amavasyanta Month Vaisaakha
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 12:12 – 13:49
Gulika Kalam: 10:36 – 12:12
Yama Gandam: 07:22 – 08:59
Tamil Month – Vaigasi Masam, Malayalam Month – Edavam Month, Bengali Month – Jyeshto Month
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Vrishabha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Makara – 07:45:05
Amrita Kalam 09:17 – 10:47
Abhijit Muhurat – None
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 25:53 – 27:24
Durmuhurthams: 11:47 – 12:38