Vaishnava Calendar (Gourabda 537)

MonthDateEventBreaking fast
Mar 2023Wed 8thFestival of Jagannath Misra
Sat
18th
EkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Thu 30thSri Rama NavamiFasting till Sunset
Apr 2023Sun 2nd Vyanjuli Mahadvadasi (Fasting for Ekadashi vrata)Next day after Sunrise
Tue 4thTheir Lordships’ 26th Brahmotsava celebrations begin (in ISKCON Bangalore) – Dhvaja Arohana
Thu 6thHanuman Jayanti (in ISKCON Bangalore)According to local and Udupi Panchanga
Thu 13thBrahma Ratha
Sat 15thBrahmotsava celebrations End (in ISKCON Bangalore) – Dhvaja Avarohana
Sat
15th
Beginning of Salagrama & Tulasi Jala Dana
Sun 16thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Sun 23rdAkshaya Tritiya
May 2023Mon 1stChandan Yatra of Sri Prahlada Narasimha begins (in ISKCON Bangalore)
Mon 1stEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Thu 4thNarasimha Chaturdashi:
Appearance of Lord Narasimhadeva
Fasting till dusk
Sun 14thEnd of Salagrama & Tulasi Jala Dana
Mon 15thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Wed 31stEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
June 2023Fri 2ndPanihati Chida Dahi Utsava
Sun 4thJagannatha Snana Yatra
Wed 14thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Sun 18thSrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura – DisappearanceFasting till noon
Tue 20thJagannatha Puri Ratha Yatra
Wed 28thSudarshana Jayanti at Iskcon temple, HK hill & VK hill, BangaloreAccording to TTD, Kumbhakonam, Srirangam and Ahobilam Panchanga
Wed 28thJagannatha Puri Bahuda Ratha Yatra
Thu 29thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Jul 2023Mon 3rdFirst month of Chaturmasya begins.  Fasting from Shak (green leafy vegetables) for one month
Thu 13thFounding Day (As per the Founding Document: CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION OF ISKCON)
Thu 13thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Tue 18thPurushottama Adhika Masa begins (Chaturmasya Vrata is not observed during Adhika Masa ie. From 18th July to 16th Aug)
Sat 29thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Aug 2023Sat 12thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Sun 13th Jaladuta’s Voyage of Compassion begins
(as per Jaladuta Diary)
Wed 16thPurushottama Adhika Masa ends
Thu 17thFirst month of Chaturmasya vrata continues
Mon 21st Garuda Panchami (in ISKCON Bangalore)
Sun 27th Ekadashi and Jhulan Yatra beginsNext day after Sunrise
Thu 31stBalarama Jayanthi: Appearance of Lord Balarama
Jhulan Yatra ends
Second month of Chaturmasya begins.
Fasting from yogurt for one month.
Fasting till noon
Sep 2023Wed 6thSri Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations (1st day)
Thu 7thSri Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations (2nd day) Appearance of Lord Sri KrishnaFasting till midnight
Fri
8th
Nandotsava
Sri Vyasa Puja: Appearance of Srila Prabhupada
Fasting till noon
Sun 10thSrila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja Smaranam
(in ISKCON Bangalore)
Mon 11thPaksha Vardhini Maha-Dvadasi (Fasting for Ekadashi vrata)Next day after Sunrise
Tue 19thJaladuta’s Voyage of Compassion ends
(as per Jaladuta Diary )
Sat 23rdRadhashtami: Appearance of Srimati RadharaniFasting till noon
Tue 26thFasting for Ekadashi VrataFasting till noon today in addition to regular Ekadashi fasting. Next day Feast after Sunrise
Tue 26thVamana Jayanthi: Appearance of Lord VamanadevaFasting till noon
Wed 27thSrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura – AppearanceFasting observed the previous day till noon
Fri 29th Acceptance of sannyasa by Srila Prabhupada (Srila Prabhupada sannyasa smriti)
Third month of Chaturmasya begins.
Fasting from milk for one month.
Oct 2023Tue 10thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Tue 24th Vijaya Dashami – Dusshera Festival (in Mysore)
Wed 25thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Sat 28thFourth month of Chaturmasya begins. Fasting from Urad dal for one month.
KARTHIKA MONTH BEGINS
DEEPOTSAVA BEGINS (in ISKCON Bangalore)
Nov 2023Thu 9thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Tue 14thGovardhana Puja, Go Puja
Fri 17thSrila Prabhupada – DisappearanceFasting till noon
Thu 23rdSrila Gaura Kishora Dasa Babaji – Disappearance & EkadashiFasting till noon today in addition to regular Ekadashi fasting. Next day Feast after Sunrise
Mon 27thChaturmasya ends. KARTHIKA MONTH ENDS, DEEPOTSAVA ENDS (in ISKCON Bangalore)
Dec 2023Sun 3rdSrila Prabhupada Book Distribution Festival Inauguration (in ISKCON Bangalore)
Tue 5thSrila Prabhupada Diksha Diwasa
Sat 9thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Sat 16thKirtan Mela (in ISKCON Bangalore)
Sun 17thInternational Kirtan Mela
Sat 23rdGita Jayanti and Fasting for Ekadashi VrataNext day after Sunrise
Sat 23rdVaikuntha EkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Sun 31stSrila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura – DisappearanceFasting till noon
Jan 2024Sun 7thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Sun 21stEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Feb 2024Tue 6thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Sun 11thSrila Prabhupada Book Distribution Festival Closing Ceremony and Prize Distribution (in ISKCON Bangalore)   
Fri 16thSri Advaita Acharya – AppearanceFasting till noon
Tue 20thEkadashiFasting till noon today in addition to regular Ekadashi fasting. Next day Feast after Sunrise
Wed 21stSri Varahadeva – AppearanceFasting observed the previous day till noon
Thu 22ndNityananda Trayodashi:
Appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu
Fasting till noon
Thu 29th Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura – AppearanceFasting till noon
Mar 2024Thu 7thDvadasi (Fasting for Ekadashi vrata)Next day after Sunrise
Wed 20thEkadashiNext day after Sunrise
Mon 25th Sri Gaura Poornima: Appearance of Sri Chaitanya MahaprabhuFasting till Moonrise

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