Kalashtami, which is also known as Kala Ashtami, is observed every month during Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksha. Devotees of Lord Bhairav keep fast and worship Him on all Kalashtami days in the year.
What is Masik Kalashtami
According to Hindu Mythology Saptami Tithi of every month in the Hindu calendar is celebrated as Masik Kalashtami . Masik Kalashtami is dedicated to Lord Bhairav. Masik Kalashtami is also known as Kala Ashtami.
Significance of Masik Kalashtami
Masik Kalashtami is believed as the time of immense power that’s why worshipping lord Bhairav and keeping vrat has great importance in Hindu mythology. The most significant Kalashtami, which is known as Kalabhairav Jayanti, falls in the month of Margashirsha according to North Indian, Purnima to Purnima, lunar month calendar while Kalabhairav Jayanti falls in the month of Kartik in South Indian, Amavasya to Amavasya, lunar month calendar. However both calendars observe Kalabhairav Jayanti on the same day. It is believed that Lord Shiva was appeared in form of Bhairav on the same day.
Masik Kalashtami Fast Benefits (Vrat)
On this day, the devotees observe strict fast. They break the fast at night after having darshan of god Bhairav followed by prayer. Kalabhairav Jayanti is also known as Bhairav Ashtami.
It should be noted that Kalashtami fasting might be observed on Saptami Tithi. According to religious text Vratraj Kalashtami fasting should be observed on the day when Ashtami Tithi prevails during night. Accordingly DrikPanchang makes sure that Ashtami should prevail at least for one Ghati after Pradosh while selecting fasting day for Kalashtami. Otherwise Kalashtami fasting day is moved to previous day when Ashtami Tithi is more likely to prevail during night.
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