17 January 2020 is Kalashtami Pujan. Masik Kala Ashtami Vrat 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 17 January 2020 falls in Poush Month as per Amavasyant calendars and in Magh Month as per Purnimant (North Indian Hindi) calendars.
It falls in Thai Masam of Tamil calendar, Makara Masam in Malayalam calendar and Magh 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 – 13 January 2015
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:14 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:59
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)24:53 Chandrastama (Moonset)12:08
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Saptami – 07:27
Skipped Tithi (Lunar Day) Ashtami – 29:32*
Nakshatra Chitra – 25:12*
Yoga Sukarman – 15:06
Karana Balava – 18:27
Skipped Karana : Kaulava – 29:32*
Purnimanta Month Maagha
Amavasyanta Month Paush
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 11:16 – 12:36
Gulika Kalam: 08:35 – 09:55
Yama Gandam: 15:18 – 16:38
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Makara
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Kanya – 13:49:30
Amrita Kalam 19:09 – 20:40
Abhijit: 12:15 – 12:58
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 30:35* – 32:07*
Durmuhurthams: 12:58 – 13:41