Kalashtami ~ कालाष्टमी in the Year 2020 will be Celebrated on Saturday, 13 June 2020.
Kalashtami is the term given to the eighth day of the dark half of every lunar month. This day is dedicated to the Kaal God, generally known as Kaal Bhairav. Kal Bhairava is another Avatar of Lord Shiva. Devotees of Kalbhairva Avatar of Lord Shiva observe fast and perform Puja on this day. Kalbhairav Jayanti is celebrated all over India.
As India follows the lunar calendar, some regions of India use the Poornimant calendar and some use the Amavasyant calendar. Poornimant is that lunar calendar which is considered from the full Moon night and ends at full Moon night. On the other hand, the Amavasyant calendar is the one that starts from the new Moon night and ends at the same new Moon night. People of North India follow Purnimant Calendar, therefore they celebrate the main Kalashtami in the Margashira month. On the other hand, followers of Amavasyant calendar celebrate it in the month of Kartik.