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Festivals and Observances

Calculation of date and time is for Balasore, Odisha, India 086E55 21N29 +5.30.

The date of festivals and observances and the parana time (time to break the fast) may be different in other places.

Changes, errors and typos reserved.

Padmanābha Māsa continued, Gaurābda 534 - Kṛṣṇakal 0.97

Date

Tithi, Pakṣa, Sunrise, Nakṣatra

17 Oct 2020
Saturday

Pratipat, G, 05:39, Citrā

+Sun enters Libra

+Ākāśa Dīpikā begins (offering lamp to the sky for one solar month)

18 Oct 2020
Sunday

Dvitīyā, G, 05:39, Svātī

19 Oct 2020
Monday

Tritīyā, G, 05:40, Viśākhā

20 Oct 2020
Tuesday

Caturthī, G, 05:40, Jyeṣṭha

+Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti Pramoda Purī Gosvāmī Mahārāja ~ Appearance

21 Oct 2020
Wednesday

Pañcamī, G, 05:41, Mūlā

22 Oct 2020
Thursday

Ṣaṣṭhī, G, 05:41, Purvāṣāḍhā

23 Oct 2020
Friday

Saptamī, G, 05:41, Uttarāṣāḍhā

24 Oct 2020
Saturday

Astamī, G, 05:42, Śravaṇā

25 Oct 2020
Sunday

Navamī, G, 05:42, Dhaniṣṭhā

26 Oct 2020
Monday

Daśamī, G, 05:43, Śatabhiṣā

+Rāmacandra Vijayotsava

+Śrī Madhvācārya ~ Appearance

+Śrīla Bhaktisvarūpa Dāmodara Gosvāmī Mahārāja ~ Disappearance

27 Oct 2020
Tuesday

Ekādaśī, G, 05:43, Śatabhiṣā

+ŚUDDHA EKĀDAŚĪ VRATA: FASTING FOR PĀPĀNKUṢĀ EKĀDAŚĪ

+Beginning of Ūrjā-vrata, Kārtika-vrata, Dāmodara-vrata and Niyama-sevā for those following from Ekādaśī

+Fasting and special rules for 4th month of Cāturmāsya-vrata begins today for those following from Ekādaśī

+For one month fast from sesame seeds, mustard seeds, sesame oil, mustard oil, eggplants, tomatoes, loki, parmal, urad dahl and honey. No shaving for brahmacārīs and sannyāsais (for those following from Ekādaśī)

28 Oct 2020
Wednesday

Dvādaśī, G, 08:24, Pūrvabhādra

+Break fast 05:44 - 09:32

+Śrīla Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī ~ Disappearance

+Śrīla Raghunātha Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī ~ Disappearance

+Śrīla Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja Gosvāmī ~ Disappearance

29 Oct 2020
Thursday

Trayodaśī, G, 05:44, Uttarabhādra

30 Oct 2020
Friday

Caturdaśī, G, 05:45, Revatī

31 Oct 2020
Saturday

Pūrṇimā, G, 05:45, Aśvinī

+Śrī Kṛṣṇa Saradiya rāsa-yātrā

+Śrī Murāri Gupta ~ Disappearance

+Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti Prajñāna Keśava Gosvāmī Mahārāja ~ Disappearance

+Beginning of Ūrjā-vrata, Kārtika-vrata, Dāmodara-vrata and Niyama-sevā for those following from Pūrṇimā

+Fasting and special rules for 4th month of Cāturmāsya-vrata begins today for those following from Pūrṇimā

+For one month fast from sesame seeds, mustard seeds, sesame oil, mustard oil, eggplants, tomatoes, loki, parmal, urad dahl and honey (for those following from Pūrṇimā). No shaving for brahmacārīs and sannyāsais.

 

 

Kartik Holiest month 

Kartik is the holiest month of all the months. It usually overlaps with the months October & November in the English calendar. Kartik Maas, also known as Damodar Maas, is described in the scriptures as the best among months for performing austerities. Kartik or the festival of offering lamps to Lord Krishna, glorifies Lord Krishna’s pastime of being bound with ropes by Mother Yashoda. Observing vrata in the month of Kartik is glorified in the Puranas. "durlabho bhakti-yogo me mama vasya-vidhayakah

  karttike mathurayam ca vratenanena labhyate"

“Pure devotional service to Me which, because it places Me under My devotee’s dominion, is very difficult to attain, is easily attained by following this vow in Mathura during Kartika.”


Śrī Śrī Dāmodarāṣṭakam

This song is sung during the Month of Kartik, also known as the month of Damodara. As quoted in the Sri Hari-Bhakti-Vilasa, "In the month of Kartika one should worship Lord Damodara and daily recite the prayer known as Damodarastaka, which has been spoken by the sage Satyavrata and which attracts Lord Damodara. (Sri Hari-bhakti-vilasa 2.16.198).”

 

Śrī Govinda Dāmodara Stotraṁ

by Śrī Bilvamaṅgalācārya

 

The Govinda-Damodhara Stotram is the ecstatic outpouring of pure unalloyed Bhakti to Lord Krishna. Bilvamangala Thakura pictures in his prayer all the devotees of Lord Krishna, sharing his ecstasy. Intoxicated by Krishnas names, they do not talk of anything else under all circumstances, despite any situation they are in.

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