Bhairava Ashtami (For getting good luck and for appeasing deceased ancestors)
One who performs this fast attains all sorts of pleasures and prosperity. His all wishes get fulfilled. This fast was observed by Lord Ganesha,Vishnu, Yama, Moon, and Lord Kuber. By observing this fast Lord Vishnu got married to Laxmi. Kings became emperors. By observing this fast all sins are eradicated and one enjoys obstacle free life in this world and next world after death. Wear one black thread after worshipping Bhairava to abstain from the malefic impact of black magic.
Method This fast is observed on the Krishnashtami of the month of Margsheersha. Keep fast on this day. Worship Kalbhairava on this day. In the middle of the night sing Aarti of Kaalbhairawa and offer Arghya to Kaalbhairawa. In the night listen Kaalbhairawa Vrata Katha and Shiva Katha and chant Bhajans. It would be more auspicious to worship black God. Dog also should be worshipped on this day. People offer milk and sweets to dog on this day.