VAISHNAVA CALENDAR 2020-2021 

(Gourabda 534)

Month Date Event Breaking Fast
Mar 2020 Tue 10th Festival of Jagannath Misra —-
Fri 20th Maha-Dvadasi (Fasting for Ekadasi vrata) Next day after Sunrise
Apr 2020 Thu 2nd Sri Rama Navami Fasting till Sunset
Sat 4th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Mon 6th Their Lordships’ 23rd Brahmotsava celebrations begin (in ISKCON Bangalore) – Dhvaja Arohana
Tue 14th Beginning of Salagrama & Tulasi Jala Dana
Wed 15th Brahma Ratha —-
Fri 17th Brahmotsava celebrations end (in ISKCON Bangalore) – Dhvaja Avarohana —-
Sun 19th Maha-Dvadasi (Fasting for Ekadasi vrata) Next day after Sunrise
Sun 26th Akshaya Tritiya —-
May 2020 Mon 4th Maha-Dvadasi (Fasting for Ekadasi vrata) Next day after Sunrise
Sun 3rd Chandan Yatra of Sri Prahlada Narasimha begins (in ISKCON Bangalore) —-
Wed 6th Narasimha Chaturdashi:
Appearance of Lord Narasimhadeva
Fasting till dusk
Thu 14th End of Salagrama & Tulasi Jala Dana
Sun 17th Hanuman Jayanti (in ISKCON Bangalore) —-
Mon 18th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Jun 2020 Tue 2nd Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Thu 4th Panihati Chida Dahi Utsava
Fri 5th Jagannatha Snana Yatra
Wed 17th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Sun 21st Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura – Disappearance Fasting till noon
Tue 23rd Jagannatha Puri Ratha Yatra —-
Mon 29th Sudarshana Jayanti at Iskcon temple, HK hill & VK hill, Bangalore
Jul 2020 Wed 1st Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Wed1st Jagannatha Puri Bahuda Ratha Yatra —-
Sun 5th First month of Chaturmasya begins.  Fasting from Shak (green leafy vegetables) for one month —-
Mon 13th Founding Day (As per the Founding Document: CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION OF ISKCON)
Thu 16th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Sat 25th Garuda Panchami (in ISKCON Bangalore)
Thu 30th  Ekadasi and Jhulan Yatra begins Next day after Sunrise
Aug 2020 Mon 3rd Balarama Jayanthi: Appearance of Lord Balarama
Jhulan Yatra ends
Second month of Chaturmasya begins.
Fasting from yogurt for one month.
Fasting till noon
Tue 11th Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations (1st day)
Wed 12th Sri Krishna Janmashtami: Celebrations (2nd day)
Appearance of Lord Sri Krishna
Fasting till midnight
Thu 13th Nandotsava
Sri Vyasa Puja: Appearance of Srila Prabhupada
Fasting till noon
Thu 13th Jaladuta’s Voyage of Compassion begins
(as per Jaladuta Diary )
Sat 15th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Sun 16th Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa Puja Smaranam
(in ISKCON Bangalore)
Wed 26th Radhashtami: Appearance of Srimati Radharani Fasting till noon
Sat 29th Ekadashi Fasting till noon today in addition to regular Ekadashi fasting. Next day Feast after Sunrise
Sun 30th Vamana Jayanthi: Appearance of Lord Vamanadeva Fasting observed the previous day till noon
Mon 31st Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura – Appearance Fasting till noon
Sep 2020 Wed 2nd 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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Sun 13th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Sat 19th Jaladuta’s Voyage of Compassion ends
(as per Jaladuta Diary )
Sun 27th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Oct 2020 Tue 13th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Sun 25th Dusshera Festival (in Mysore) —-
Tue 27th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Sat 31st 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 2020 Wed 11th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Sun 15th Govardhana Puja, Go Puja —-
Wed 18th Srila Prabhupada – Disappearance Fasting till noon
Wed 25th Srila Gaura Kishora Dasa Babaji – Disappearance Fasting till noon
Thu 26th Maha-Dvadasi (Fasting for Ekadasi vrata) Next day after Sunrise
Sun 29th Srila Prabhupada Book Distribution Festival
Inauguration (in ISKCON Bangalore)
Mon 30th Chaturmasya ends. KARTHIKA MONTH ENDS
DEEPOTSAVA ENDS (in ISKCON Bangalore)
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Dec 2020 Tue 8th Srila Prabhupada Diksha Diwasa
Fri 11th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Fri 25th Vaikuntha Ekadashi (*Check two months before*) & Gita Jayanti Next day after Sunrise
Sat 26th Kirtan Mela (in ISKCON Bangalore)
Sun 27th Kirtan Mela (in ISKCON Bangalore)
Jan 2021 Sun 3rd Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura – Disappearance Fasting till noon
Sat 9th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Sun 24th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Feb 2021 Sun 7th Srila Prabhupada Book Distribution Festival Closing Ceremony and Prize Distribution (in ISKCON Bangalore)
Mon 8th Dvadasi (Fasting for Ekadasi vrata) Next day after Sunrise
Fri 19th Sri Advaita Acharya – Appearance Fasting till noon
Tue 23rd Ekadashi Fasting till noon today in addition to regular Ekadashi fasting. Next day Feast after Sunrise
Wed 24th Sri Varahadeva – Appearance Fasting observed the previous day till noon
Thu 25th Nityananda Trayodashi:
Appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu
Fasting till noon
Mar 2021 Wed 3rd Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura – Appearance Fasting till noon
Tue 9th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Thu 25th Ekadashi Next day after Sunrise
Sun 28th Sri Gaura Poornima: Appearance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Fasting till Moonrise


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