16 September 2014 is Kalashtami Pujan. 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 16 September 2014 falls in Bhadrapada Month as per Amavasyant calendars and in Ashwin Month as per Purnimant (North Indian Hindi) calendars.
It falls in Aavani Masam of Tamil calendar, Chingam Masam in Malayalam calendar and Bhadra 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 – 16 September 2014
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:17 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:26
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)24:18 Chandrastama (Moonset)13:02
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ashtami – 20:13
Nakshatra Mrigashirsha – 22:20
Yoga Siddhi – 16:53
Karana Kaulava – 20:13
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Bhaadrupada
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 15:23 – 16:54
Gulika Kalam: 12:21 – 13:52
Yama Gandam: 09:19 – 10:50
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Simha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrishabha – 09:21
Amrita Kalam 12:52 – 14:35
Abhijit: 11:57 – 12:45
Time to Avoid
Durmuhurthams: 23:10 – 23:58