Kala Bhairava Ashtami Festival 2021 November 27

Kalabhairav Ashtami is an important festival dedicated to Lord Kal Bhairav, a manifestation of Lord Shiva. Kalashtami or Kal Bhairav Astami is observed on the Ashtami day of the Krishna Paksha in the Margasheersh month in north Indian calendars. While in other regional calendars the festival falls on Krishna Paksha of Karthik Month. The festival is also known as Mahakaal Bhairav Jayanti. The date of 2021 Kalabhairav Ashtami festival is November 27.  

Kal Bhairav Astami Rituals

Pitru Tharpan and Pinda Daan are the main rituals performed on this day. Dead ancestors are remembered and special poojas are performed for their blessings. Mahakaal Bhairav Jayanti is celebrated with great devotion in Varanasi and Ujjain.

Kalabhairav Ashtami Festival of Kal Bhairav


  1. What is the difference in Kal Bhairav and Mahakal Bahirav. If the both are same why two different names


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