14 December 2014 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 14 December 2014 falls in Margashirsha Month as per Amavasyant calendars and in Poush Month as per Purnimant (North Indian Hindi) calendars.
It falls in Karthigai Masam of Tamil calendar, Vrischikam Masam in Malayalam calendar and Agrahan 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 – 14 December 2014
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:03 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:39
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 24:33 Chandrastama (Moonset) 12:16
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ashtami – Full Night
Nakshatra Purva Phalguni – 14:54
Yoga Priti – 18:12
Karana Kaulava – Full Night
Purnimanta Month Paush
Amavasyanta Month Margashirsha
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 16:19 – 17:39
Gulika Kalam: 15:00 – 16:19
Yama Gandam: 12:21 – 13:40
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Vrischika
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Simha – 21:38:33
Amrita Kalam 07:41 – 09:29
Abhijit: 12:00 – 12:42
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 22:57 – 24:44*
Durmuhurthams: 16:14 – 16:56