Bhadrakali Gyaras is observed on the 11th day of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) – waning phase of the moon – in the month of Jyeshta (May – June). Bhadrakali Gyaras 2017 date is May 22. This day is dedicated to Goddess Kali and is mainly observed in Punjab, Haryana and
especially by Aryan Saraswat Brahmins. Jammu and Kashmir
Hindu communities that observe Bhadrakali Gyaras believe that Goddess Kali appeared on the day on earth to protect her devotees.