VAISHNAVA CALENDAR 2021-2022

(Gourabda 535)

Month Date Event Breaking Fast
Mar 2021 Mon 29th Festival of Jagannath Misra —-
Apr 2021 Thu 8th Maha-Dvadasi (Fasting for Ekadashi vrata) Next day after Sunrise
Wed 14th Beginning of Salagrama & Tulasi Jala Dana
Wed 21st Sri Rama Navami Fasting till Sunset
Fri 23rd Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Sun 25th Their Lordships’ 24th Brahmotsava celebrations begin (in ISKCON Bangalore) – Dhvaja Arohana
May 2021 Tue 4th Brahma Ratha —-
Thu 6th Brahmotsava celebrations end (in ISKCON Bangalore) – Dhvaja Avarohana —-
Fri 7th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Fri 14th Akshaya Tritiya —-
Fri 14th End of Salagrama & Tulasi Jala Dana
Sat 22nd Chandan Yatra of Sri Prahlada Narasimha begins (in ISKCON Bangalore) —-
Sun 23rd Maha-Dvadasi (Fasting for Ekadashi vrata) Next day after Sunrise
Tue 25th Narasimha Chaturdashi:
Appearance of Lord Narasimhadeva
Fasting till dusk
Jun 2021 Fri 4th Hanuman Jayanti (in ISKCON Bangalore) —-
Sun 6th Maha-Dvadasi (Fasting for Ekadashi vrata) Next day after Sunrise
Mon 21st Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Wed 23rd Panihati Chida Dahi Utsava
Thu 24th Jagannatha Snana Yatra
Jul 2021 Tue 6th Maha-Dvadasi (Fasting for Ekadashi vrata) Next day after Sunrise
Fri 9th Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura – Disappearance Fasting till noon
Mon 12th Jagannatha Puri Ratha Yatra —-
Tue 13th Founding Day (As per the Founding Document: CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION OF ISKCON)
Sat 17th Sudarshana Jayanti at Iskcon temple, HK hill & VK hill, Bangalore
Tue 20th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Tue 20th Jagannatha Puri Bahuda Ratha Yatra —-
Sat 24th First month of Chaturmasya begins.  Fasting from Shak (green leafy vegetables) for one month —-
Aug 2021 Wed 4th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Fri 13th Garuda Panchami (in ISKCON Bangalore)
Fri 13th Jaladuta’s Voyage of Compassion begins
(as per Jaladuta Diary )
Wed 18th Ekadashi and Jhulan Yatra begins Next day after Sunrise
Sun 22nd Balarama Jayanthi: Appearance of Lord Balarama
Jhulan Yatra ends
Second month of Chaturmasya begins.
Fasting from yogurt for one month.
Fasting till noon
Sun 29th Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations (1st day)
Mon 30th Sri Krishna Janmashtami: Celebrations (2nd day)
Appearance of Lord Sri Krishna
Fasting till midnight
Tue 31st Nandotsava
Sri Vyasa Puja: Appearance of Srila Prabhupada
Fasting till noon
Sep 2021 Fri 3rd Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Sun 5th Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja Smaranam
(in ISKCON Bangalore)
Tue 14th Radhashtami: Appearance of Srimati Radharani Fasting till noon
Fri 17th Ekadashi Fasting till noon today in addition to regular Ekadashi fasting. Next day Feast after Sunrise
Sat 18th Vamana Jayanthi: Appearance of Lord Vamanadeva Fasting observed the previous day till noon
Sun 19th Jaladuta’s Voyage of Compassion ends
(as per Jaladuta Diary )
Sun 19th Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura – Appearance Fasting till noon
Mon 20th Acceptance of sannyasa by Srila Prabhupada (Srila Prabhupada sannyasa smriti)
Third month of Chaturmasya begins.
Fasting from milk for one month.
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Oct 2021 Sat 2nd Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Fri 15th Dusshera Festival (in Mysore) —-
Sat 16th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Wed 20th Fourth month of Chaturmasya begins. Fasting from Urad dal for one month.
KARTHIKA MONTH BEGINS
DEEPOTSAVA BEGINS (in ISKCON Bangalore)
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Nov 2021 Mon 1st Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Fri 5th Govardhana Puja, Go Puja —-
Mon 8th Srila Prabhupada – Disappearance Fasting till noon
Sun 14th Srila Gaura Kishora Dasa Babaji – Disappearance (Please check again 1 month before the festival for final date) Fasting till noon
Mon 15th Maha-Dvadasi (Fasting for Ekadashi vrata) Next day after Sunrise
Fri 19th Chaturmasya ends. KARTHIKA MONTH ENDS
DEEPOTSAVA ENDS (in ISKCON Bangalore)
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Sat 27th Srila Prabhupada Diksha Diwasa
Tue 30th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Dec 2021 Sun 5th Srila Prabhupada Book Distribution Festival
Inauguration (in ISKCON Bangalore)
Tue 14th Ekadashi & Gita Jayanti Next day after Sunrise
Thu 23rd Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura – Disappearance Fasting till noon
Sat 25th Kirtan Mela (in ISKCON Bangalore)
Sun 26th Kirtan Mela (in ISKCON Bangalore)
Thu 30th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Jan 2022 Thu 13th *Vaikuntha Ekadashi* (Please check again 3 months before the festival for final date) Next day after Sunrise
Fri 28th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Feb 2022 Mon 7th Sri Advaita Acharya – Appearance Fasting till noon
Sat 12th Ekadashi Fasting till noon today in addition to regular Ekadashi fasting. Next day Feast after Sunrise
 Sun 13th Srila Prabhupada Book Distribution Festival Closing Ceremony and Prize Distribution (in ISKCON Bangalore)
Sun 13th Sri Varahadeva – Appearance Fasting observed the previous day till noon
Mon 14th Nityananda Trayodashi:
Appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu
Fasting till noon
Mon 21st Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura – Appearance Fasting till noon
Sun 27th Maha-Dvadasi (Fasting for Ekadashi vrata) Next day after Sunrise
Mar 2022 Mon 14th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Fri 18th Sri Gaura Poornima: Appearance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Fasting till Moonrise


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