7 April 2018 is Kalashtami Vrat. 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 7 April 2018 falls in Chaitra Month as per Amavasyant calendars and in Vaishakh Month as per Purnimant (North Indian Hindi) calendars. It falls in Panguni Masam of Tamil calendar, Meena Masam in Malayalam calendar and Chaitra 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.
Panchangam – Kalashtami, 7 April 2018
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:17 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:40
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 24:52 Chandrastama (Moonset) 11:13
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Saptami – 23:29
Nakshatra Mula – 14:33
Yoga Parigha – 26:57*
Karana Bava – 23:29
Purnimanta Month Vaisaakha
Amavasyanta Month Chaitra
Shaka Samvatsara: Vilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Virodhikruthi
Rahu Kalam: 09:23 – 10:56
Gulika Kalam: 06:17 – 07:50
Yama Gandam: 14:02 – 15:35
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Meena
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Dhanu
Amrita Kalam 07:24 – 09:11
Abhijit: 12:04 – 12:54
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 25:23* – 27:11*
Durmuhurthams: 07:07 – 07:56