8 July 2015 is Monthly Kalashtami. Also called as Kala Ashtami, Kalashtami 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 8 July 2015 falls in Adhika Ashada Month as per Amavasyant calendars and in Nija Ashada Month as per Purnimant (North Indian Hindi) calendars. It falls in Aani Masam of Tamil calendar, Midhuna Masam in Malayalam calendar and Jyeshtho 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 Vrat – 8 July 2015
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 05:51 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 19:12
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)24:10 Chandrastama (Moonset)11:58
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Saptami – 14:55
Nakshatra Uttara Bhadrapada – 16:19
Yoga Shobhana – 13:18
Karana Balava – 25:53*
Purnimanta Month Aashaadha(Adhik)
Amavasyanta Month Aashaadha(Adhik)
Shaka Samvatsara: Manmadha
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Kilaka
Rahu Kalam: 12:31 – 14:12
Gulika Kalam: 10:51 – 12:31
Yama Gandam: 07:31 – 09:11
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Mithuna
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Meena
Amrita Kalam 11:49 – 13:19
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 27:43* – 29:14*
Durmuhurthams: 12:05 – 12:58