Mahakali Jayanti (Aadhyakali Mahavidya Jayanti) is observed in Bhadrapad Month as per Hindu calendar. In 2020, Mahakali Jayanti date is August 30, Monday. It falls on Bhadrapada Krishna Ashtami in North Indian Hindi calendars and in Krishna Paksha Ashtami in Shravan Month as per Amavasyant Panchang.
Goddess Kali , also known as MahaKali is one of the forms of Dasamahavidya goddesses associated with Shakti. She is also known as Bhavatarini meaning the redeemer of the Universe. She is often represented as the consort of Lord Shiva on whose body she is seen standing. She is often depicted as dark blue in colour and wears a garland of skulls.
Goddess Kali has her long tongue sticking out and is laughing. Sometimes instead of a tongue she is shown as having two fangs. Kali has four arms and holds a head chopper wih one hand and a severed head dripping blood in another hand. With her other two hands, she makes the mudras of bestowing boons and dispelling fear. She wears a skirt made of human arms.
Kali is portrayed as dancing in a cremation ground and standing on a corpse who is the form of Lord Shiva himself.
Panchang, 30 August 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 05:58 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 06:45 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 11:35 PM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 12:58 PM
Tithi : Ashtami upto 01:59 AM, Aug 31 Navami
Nakshatra : Krittika upto 06:39 AM Rohini
Yoga : Vyaghata upto 07:47 AM Harshana
Karana : Balava upto 12:42 PM Kaulava upto 01:59 AM, Aug 31 Taitila
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Weekday : Somawara
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Bhadrapada – Purnimanta Shravana – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi
Abhijit : 11:56 AM to 12:47 PM
Amrit Kalam : 06:39 AM to 05:59 AM, Aug 31
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 07:34 AM to 09:10 AM
Yamaganda : 10:46 AM to 12:21 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 01:57 PM to 03:33 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 12:47 PM to 01:38 PM 03:20 PM to 04:11 PM
Varjyam : 12:42 AM, Aug 31 to 02:31 AM, Aug 31