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Mahakali Jayanti 2024 Date – Kali Jayanthi in Jammu and Kashmir

Mahakali Jayanti is observed by Kashmiri Pandits and other Hindu communities in Jammu and Kashmir on the Ashtami day or the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) of Poush or Pausha month (December – January). Mahakali Jayanti 2024 date is December 23. Special rituals are observed on the day at Goddess Shakti temples.

The day is dedicated to Mahakali or Kali or Bhadrakali form of Goddess Shakti.

Some communities perform Shradh using vegetables on the day.

Various manifestations of Goddess Shakti including Mahakali are worshipped as Kuldevi or family deities by Hindu communities in this region.