Vaishnava Calendar

 

VAISHNAVA CALENDAR 2019-2020
(Gourabda 533)
MonthDateEventBreaking Fast
Mar 2019Fri 22ndFestival of Jagannath Misra—-
Apr 2019Mon 1stMaha-Dvadasi (Fasting for Ekadasi vrata)Next day after Sunrise
Sun 14thSri Rama NavamiFasting till Sunset
Mon 15thBeginning of Salagrama & Tulasi Jala Dana
Tue 16thDvadasi (Fasting for Ekadasi vrata)Next day after Sunrise
Tue 30thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
May 2019Tue 7thAkshaya Tritiya—-
Tue 14thEnd of Salagrama & Tulasi Jala Dana
Wed 15thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Wed 15thChandan Yatra of Sri Prahlada Narasimha begins (in ISKCON Bangalore)—-
Sat 18thNarasimha Chaturdashi:
Appearance of Lord Narasimhadeva
Fasting till dusk
Wed 29thHanuman Jayanti (in ISKCON Bangalore)—-
Thu 30thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Jun 2019Thu 13thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Sat 15thPanihati Chida Dahi Utsava 
Mon 17thJagannatha Snana Yatra 
Sat 29thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Jul 2019Tue 2ndSrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura – DisappearanceFasting till noon
Thu 4thJagannatha Puri Ratha Yatra—-
Wed 10thSudarshana Jayanti at Iskcon, VK hill, Bangalore 
Fri 12thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Fri 12thJagannatha Puri Bahuda Ratha Yatra—-
Sat 13thFounding Day (As per the Founding Document: CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION OF ISKCON) 
Tue 16thFirst month of Chaturmasya begins.  Fasting from Shak (green leafy vegetables) for one month—-
Sun 28thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Aug 2019Mon 5thGaruda Panchami (in Iskcon Bangalore)
Sun 11th Ekadasi and Jhulan Yatra beginsNext day after Sunrise
Tue 13thJaladuta’s Voyage of Compassion begins
(as per Jaladuta Diary )
Thu 15thBalarama Jayanthi: Appearance of Lord Balarama
Jhulan Yatra ends
Second month of Chaturmasya begins.
Fasting from yogurt for one month.
Fasting till noon
Fri 23rdSri Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations 
Sat 24thSri Krishna Janmashtami:
Appearance of Lord Sri Krishna
Fasting till midnight
Sun 25thNandotsava
Sri Vyasa Puja: Appearance of Srila Prabhupada
Fasting till noon
Tue 27thDvadasi (Fasting for Ekadasi vrata)Next day after Sunrise
Sep 2019Sun 1stSrila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja Smaranam
(for in iskcon Bangalore)
 
Fri 6thRadhashtami: Appearance of Srimati RadharaniFasting till noon
Mon 9thEkadashiFasting till noon today in addition to regular Ekadashi fasting. Next day Feast after Sunrise
Tue 10thVamana Jayanthi: Appearance of Lord VamanadevaFasting observed the previous day till noon
Wed 11thSrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura – AppearanceFasting till noon
Sat 14thAcceptance of sannyasa by Srila Prabhupada (Srila Prabhupada sannyasa smriti)
Third month of Chaturmasya begins.
Fasting from milk for one month.
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Thu 19thJaladuta’s Voyage of Compassion ends
(as per Jaladuta Diary )
Wed 25thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Oct 2019Tue 8thDusshera Festival (in iskcon Mysore)—-
Wed 9thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Sun 13thFourth month of Chaturmasya begins. Fasting from Urad dal for one month.
KARTHIKA MONTH BEGINS
DEEPOTSAVA BEGINS (in ISKCON Bangalore)
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Thu 24thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Tue 29thGovardhana Puja, Go Puja—-
Thu 31stSrila Prabhupada – DisappearanceFasting till noon
Nov 2019Fri 8thSrila Gaura Kishora Dasa Babaji – Disappearance
Ekadashi
Fasting till noon today in addition to regular Ekadashi fasting. Next day Feast after Sunrise
Tue 12thChaturmasya ends. KARTHIKA MONTH ENDS
DEEPOTSAVA ENDS (in ISKCON Bangalore)
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Wed 20thSrila Prabhupada Diksha Diwasa 
Sat 23rdMaha-Dvadasi (Fasting for Ekadasi vrata)Next day after Sunrise
Dec 2019Sun 1stSrila Prabhupada Book Distribution Festival
Inauguration (in ISKCON Bangalore)
Sun 8thEkadashi & Gita JayantiNext day after Sunrise
Mon 16thSrila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura – DisappearanceFasting till noon
Sun 22ndEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Wed 25thKirtan Mela (in ISKCON Bangalore)
Thu 26thKirtan Mela (in ISKCON Bangalore)
Jan 2020Mon 6thVaikuntha Ekadashi (*Check two months before*)
Mon 20thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Feb 2020Sat 1stSri Advaita Acharya – AppearanceFasting till noon
Sun 2ndSrila Prabhupada Book Distribution Festival Closing Ceremony and Prize Distribution (in ISKCON Bangalore) 
Wed 5thEkadashiFasting till noon today in addition to regular Ekadashi fasting. Next day Feast after Sunrise
Thu 6thSri Varahadeva – AppearanceFasting observed the previous day till noon
Fri 7thNityananda Trayodashi:
Appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu
Fasting till noon
Thu 13thSrila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura – AppearanceFasting till noon
Wed 19thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Mar 2020Fri 6thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Mon 9thSri Gaura Poornima: Appearance of Sri Chaitanya MahaprabhuFasting till Moonrise