26 April 2019 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 26 April 2019 falls in Chaitra Month as per Amavasyant calendars and in Vaishakh Month as per Purnimant (North Indian Hindi) calendars. It falls in Chithirai Masam of Tamil calendar, Meda Masam in Malayalam calendar and Boishakh 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, 26 April 2019
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:01 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:48
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)25:16 Chandrastama (Moonset)11:35
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Saptami – 14:40
Nakshatra Uttara Ashadha – 23:15
Yoga Sadhya – 25:35*
Karana Balava – 27:48*
Purnimanta Month Vaisaakha
Amavasyanta Month Chaitra
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 10:49 – 12:24
Gulika Kalam: 07:37 – 09:13
Yama Gandam: 15:36 – 17:12
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Mesha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Makara
Amrita Kalam 16:09 – 17:55
Abhijit: 11:59 – 12:50
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 27:44* – 29:32*
Durmuhurthams: 12:50 – 13:41