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Kalashtami 2021 Dates: Know the Right Date and Time to Please Lord Bhairava

By April 1, 2021October 18th, 2023No Comments

Kalashtami or Kala Ashtami or Kaal Bhairav Ashtami is a popular Hindu festival. This auspicious day is directly related to Lord Bhairava. Almighty Bhairava is a fierce form of Shiva linked with annihilation. On every Hindu lunar month, Kalashtami is observed on the ‘Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi’ (8th day during the waning phase of moon) which comes after ‘Purnima’. This day is assumed as the most appropriate day to please Lord Kaal Bhairav and get his blessings. If Kalashtami falls on a Sunday or Tuesday, it is considered holier. The Kalashtami festival is celebrated with full enthusiasm and devotion in all parts of India. Read this content to find out more about upcoming Kalashtami dates and Ashtami tithi timing in 2021. Also, read how to please Kaal Bhairav through mantras and aarti.

Kalashtami 2021: Important dates and timing

There are twelve Kalashtami observances in a year. Lord Bhairav devotees celebrate this day with full enthusiasm and devotion. On this day, Hindu devotees keep a fast and worship Lord Bhairav to please him. Check out this table and know the exact date and timing of Kalashtami 2021.

Kalashtami dates in 2021         Ashtami tithi timing
April 4th Sunday                          Apr 04, 4:13 AM – Apr 05, 2:59 AM
May 3rd Monday                         May 03, 1:39 PM – May 04, 1:10 PM
June 2nd Wednesday                  Jun 02, 12:46 AM – Jun 03, 1:13 AM
July 1st Thursday                         Jul 01, 2:02 PM – Jul 02, 3:29 PM
July 31st Saturday                       Jul 31, 5:41 AM – Aug 01, 7:56 AM
August 30th Monday                   Aug 29, 11:25 PM – Aug 31, 2:00 AM
September 29th Wednesday      Sep 28, 6:17 PM – Sep 29, 8:30 PM
October 28th Thursday              Oct 28, 12:49 PM – Oct 29, 2:09 PM
November 27th Saturday           Nov 27, 5:43 AM – Nov 28, 6:00 AM
December 27th Monday            Dec 26, 8:08 PM – Dec 27, 7:28 PM

What to do on Kalashtami

There are lots of rituals and practices that devotees follow to get the blessings of Lord Kaal Bhairava. From observing a fast to visiting a temple to feeding stray dogs, devotees can do the following activities to please the Lord and fulfill all desires with his blessings.
• Get up before sunrise and take a bath
• Do Sankalp and keep a strict Kalashtami fast
• Worship Lord Kalabhairava along with Lord Shiva and Parvati
• Visit Lord Kaal Bhairav’s temple to offer prayers
• Feed black dogs with milk, curd, and sweets
• Recite Kaal Bhairav Katha
• Chant mantras dedicated to Lord Shiva

How to Please Kaal Bhairav

काल भैरव मंत्र (Kaal Bhairav mantra)

धर्मध्वजं शङ्कररूपमेकं शरण्यमित्थं भुवनेषु सिद्धम्। द्विजेन्द्र पूज्यं विमलं त्रिनेत्रं श्री भैरवं तं शरणं प्रपद्ये।।
“Dharmadhvajam Sankarupamekam Sharanyamittha Bhuvaneshu Siddham. Dwijendra Poojyam Vimalam Trinetram Sri Bhairavan and Sharan Prampadya.”
काल भैरव गायत्री मंत्र (Kaal Bhairav Gayatri Mantra)

ओम शिवगणाय विद्महे। गौरीसुताय धीमहि। तन्नो भैरव प्रचोदयात।।
Om Shivganay Vidmahe. Gaurisutaya Dheemi. Tanno Bhairava Prachodayat.

काल भैरव की आरती

“जय भैरव देवा, प्रभु जय भैरव देवा। जय काली और गौरा देवी कृत सेवा।।
तुम्हीं पाप उद्धारक दुख सिंधु तारक। भक्तों के सुख कारक भीषण वपु धारक।।
वाहन शवन विराजत कर त्रिशूल धारी। महिमा अमिट तुम्हारी जय जय भयकारी।।
तुम बिन देवा सेवा सफल नहीं होवे। चौमुख दीपक दर्शन दुख सगरे खोवे।।
तेल चटकि दधि मिश्रित भाषावलि तेरी। कृपा करिए भैरव करिए नहीं देरी।।
पांव घुंघरू बाजत अरु डमरू डमकावत। बटुकनाथ बन बालक जन मन हर्षावत।।
बटुकनाथ जी की आरती जो कोई नर गावे। कहें धरणीधर नर मनवांछित फल पावे।।“

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