Mahakali Jayanti (Aadhyakali Mahavidya Jayanti) is observed in Bhadrapad Month as per Hindu calendar. In 2020, Mahakali Jayanti date is August 11, Tuesday. 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, 11 August 2020
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:05 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:58
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)23:53 Chandrastama (Moonset)12:21
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Saptami – 09:06
Nakshatra Bharani – 24:57*
Yoga Ganda – 08:40
Karana Balava – 22:13
Purnimanta Month Bhaadrupada
Amavasyanta Month Sraavana
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 15:45 – 17:21
Gulika Kalam: 12:31 – 14:08
Yama Gandam: 09:18 – 10:55
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Karka
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mesha
Amrita Kalam 19:34 – 21:22
Abhijit: 12:06 – 12:57
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 08:50 – 10:37
Durmuhurthams: 23:25 – 24:09*