Vaishnava Calendar for Gaudiya Vaishnava Sampradaya. Find the dates of festivals, appearance/disappearance of acharyas, Ekadashi days and other important events. Vaishnava Calendar 2018-2019 – ISKCON Bangalore
VAISHNAVA CALENDAR 2018-2019
(Gourabda 531 – 532)
Month Date Event Breaking Fast
Mar 2018 Sat 3rd Festival of Jagannath Misra —-
Tue 13th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Sun 25th Sri Rama Navami Fasting till Sunset
Tue 27th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Fri 30th Their Lordships’ 21st Brahmotsava celebrations begin (in Bangalore) – Dhvaja Arohana
Sun 8th Brahma Ratha —-
Apr 2018 Tue 10th Brahmotsava celebrations end (in Bangalore)
– Dhvaja Avarohana
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Thu 12th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Sat 14th Beginning of Salagrama & Tulasi Jala Dana
Wed 18th Akshaya Tritiya —-
Thu 26th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Thu 26th Chandan Yatra of Sri Prahlada Narasimha begins (in Bangalore) —-
Sun 29th Narasimha Chaturdashi:
Appearance of Lord Narasimhadeva
Fasting till dusk
May 2018 Thu 10th Hanuman Jayanti (in Bangalore) —-
Fri 11th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Mon 14th End of Salagrama & Tulasi Jala Dana
Fri 25th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Jun 2018 Sun 10th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Sat 23rd Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Mon 25th Panihati Chida Dahi Utsava
Thu 28th Jagannatha Snana Yatra
Jul 2018 Mon 9th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Fri 13th Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura – Disappearance Fasting till noon
Fri 13th Founding Day (As per the Founding Document: CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION OF ISKCON)
Sat 14th Jagannatha Puri Ratha Yatra —-
Fri 20th Sudarshana Jayanti at Iskcon, VK hill, Bangalore
Sun 22nd Jagannatha Puri Bahuda Ratha Yatra —-
Mon 23rd Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Fri 27th First month of Chaturmasya begins.  Fasting from Shak (green leafy vegetables) for one month —-
Aug 2018 Wed 8th Dvadasi (Fasting for Ekadasi vrata) Next day after Sunrise
Sun 13th Jaladuta’s Voyage of Compassion begins
(as per Jaladuta Diary )
Thu 16th Garuda Panchami (At Iskcon Bangalore)
Tue 21st Jhulan Yatra begins
Wed 22nd Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Sun 26th Balarama Jayanthi: Appearance of Lord Balarama
Jhulan Yatra ends
Second month of Chaturmasya begins.
Fasting from yogurt for one month.
Fasting till noon
Sep 2018 Sun 2nd Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations
Mon 3rd Sri Krishna Janmashtami:
Appearance of Lord Sri Krishna
Fasting till midnight
Tue 4th Nandotsava
Sri Vyasa Puja: Appearance of Srila Prabhupada
Fasting till noon
Thu 6th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Sun 9th Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja Smaranam
(for Bangalore only)
Mon 17th Radhashtami: Appearance of Srimati Radharani Fasting till noon
Tue 19th Jaladuta’s Voyage of Compassion ends
(as per Jaladuta Diary )
Thu 20th Ekadashi Fasting till noon today in addition to regular Ekadashi fasting. Next day Feast after Sunrise
Fri 21st Vamana Jayanthi: Appearance of Lord Vamanadeva Fasting observed the previous day till noon
Sat 22nd Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura – Appearance Fasting till noon
Tue 25th 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 2018 Fri 5th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Fri 19th Dusshera Festival (in Mysore) —-
Sat 20th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Wed 24th Fourth month of Chaturmasya begins. Fasting from Urad dal for one month.
KARTHIKA MONTH BEGINS
DEEPOTSAVA BEGINS (in Bangalore)
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Nov 2018 Sun 4th Dvadasi (Fasting for Ekadasi vrata) Next day after Sunrise
Thu 8th Govardhana Puja, Go Puja —-
Sun 11th Srila Prabhupada – Disappearance Fasting till noon
Mon 19th Srila Gaura Kishora Dasa Babaji – Disappearance
Ekadashi
Fasting till noon today in addition to regular Ekadashi fasting. Next day Feast after Sunrise
Thu 23rd Chaturmasya ends. KARTHIKA MONTH ENDS
DEEPOTSAVA ENDS (in Bangalore)
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Fri 30th Srila Prabhupada Diksha Diwasa
Dec 2018 Mon 3rd Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Tue 18th Vaikuntha Ekadashi (Check two month before)
Wed 19th Mahadvadasi: (Fasting for Ekadasi vrata)
Gita Jayanthi
Next day after Sunrise
Wed 26th Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura – Disappearance Fasting till noon
Jan 2019 Wed 2nd Dvadasi (Fasting for Ekadasi vrata) Next day after Sunrise
Thu 17th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Thu 31st Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Feb 2019 Tue 12th Sri Advaita Acharya – Appearance Fasting till noon
Sat 16th Ekadashi Fasting till noon today in addition to regular Ekadashi fasting. Next day Feast after Sunrise
Sun 17th Sri Varahadeva – Appearance Fasting observed the previous day till noon
Mon 18th Nityananda Trayodashi:
Appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu
Fasting till noon
Sun 24th Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura – Appearance Fasting till noon
Mar 2019 Sat 2nd Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Sun 17th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Thu 21st Sri Gaura Poornima: Appearance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Fasting till Moonrise

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