Kalashtami 2016 dates



Kalashtami 2016 dates based on Hindu Panchang and Calendar. Kalashtami, also known as Kala Bhairav Ashtami, is observed on the eighth day after full moon or purnima in traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Kalashtami is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Below are the Kalashtami days in 2016. It is his Kal Bhairava form that is worshipped on the day. The most important Kalbhirav Jayanti, or Mahakaal Bhairavashtami, is observed in Margashirsha month (November - December) in traditional Hindu calendar – the day Kala Bhairav appeared on earth. Staunch Shiva devotees observe special prayers and rituals on all Kalashtamis in a year.

Please note that in some regions Kalashtami might start a day early or in some regions overlap into the next day.

Kalashtami dates in 2016 based on Indian Standard Time (IST)

January 2, 2016 – Kalashtami
February 1, 2016 – Kalashtami
March 1, 2016 – Kala Ashtami
March 31, 2016 – Kala Ashtami
April 30, 2016 – Kala Ashtami
May 29, 2016 – Kalashtami
June 27, 2016 – Kalashtami
July 26, 2016 – Kala Ashtami
August 25, 2016 – Kala Ashtami
September 23, 2016 – Kala Ashtami
October 22, 2016 – Kalashtami
November 21, 2016 – Kalashtami Kalbhirav Jayanti, or Mahakaal Bhairavashtami
December 21, 2016 – Kala Ashtami