Vaishnava Calendar

Vaishnava Calendar

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.

25 Sep 2018
Tuesday

Pūrṇimā, G, 05:32, Uttarabhādra

+Śrī Viśvarūpa-mahotsava

+Sannyāsa day of Tridaṇḍisvāmī Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti Prajñāna Keśava Mahārāja

+Sannyāsa day of Tridaṇḍisvāmī Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Swāmī Mahārāja

+Fasting for 3rd month of Cāturmāsya-vrata begins today

+Fasting from milk for one month, continue fast for two months from eggplants, tomatoes (if possible), loki, parmal, urad dahl and honey. Shaving (if so desired) for brahmacārīs and sannyāsais.

Padmanābha
Māsa

Gaurābda 532 - Kṛṣṇakal 0.97

Date

Tithi, Pakṣa, Sunrise, Nakṣatra

5 Oct 2018
Friday

Ekādaśī, K, 05:35, Āśleṣā

+ŚUDDHA EKĀDAŚĪ VRATA: FASTING FOR Indira EKADASI

6 Oct 2018
Saturday

Dvādaśī, K, 05:35, Maghā

+Break fast 08:24 - 09:30

8 Oct 2018
Monday

Amāvasyā, K, 05:36, U.Phalgunī

+Mahālayā Amāvasyā

12 Oct 2018
Friday

Caturthī, G, 05:37, Viśākhā

+Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti Pramoda Purī Gosvāmī Mahārāja ~ Appearance

17 Oct 2018
Wednesday

Astamī, G, 05:39, Uttarāṣāḍhā

+Sun enters Libra

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

19 Oct 2018
Friday

Daśamī, G, 05:40, Dhaniṣṭhā

+Śrī Rāmacandra Vijayotsava

+Daśaharā Utsava

+Śrī Madhvācārya ~ Appearance

20 Oct 2018
Saturday

Ekādaśī, G, 05:40, Śatabhiṣā

+ŚUDDHA EKĀDAŚĪ VRATA: FASTING FOR Pāśānkuṣā EKADASI

+Śrīla Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī ~ Disappearance

+Śrīla Raghunātha Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī ~ Disappearance

+Śrīla Kṛṣṇadāsa Kavirāja Gosvāmī ~ Disappearance

21 Oct 2018
Sunday

Dvādaśī, G, 05:40, Śatabhiṣā

+Break fast 08:24 - 09:04

 

 

24 Oct 2018
Wednesday

Pūrṇimā, G, 05:42, Revatī

+Śrī Kṛṣṇa Śāradīya 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

+Fasting and special rules for 4th month of Cāturmāsya-vrata begins today

+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.

Dāmodara
Māsa

Gaurābda 532 - Kṛṣṇakal 0.97

Date

Tithi, Pakṣa, Sunrise, Nakṣatra

25 Oct 2018
Thursday

Pratipat, K, 05:42, Aśvinī

+ Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti Gaurava Vaikhānas Gosvāmī Mahārāja ~ Appearance

30 Oct 2018
Tuesday

Ṣaṣṭhī, K, 05:44, Punarvasu

+Śrīla Narottama dāsa Ṭhākura ~ Disappearance

1 Nov 2018
Thursday

Astamī, K, 05:45, Āśleṣā

+Appearance of Śrī Rādhā-kuṇḍa, bathing in Rādhā-kuṇḍa (Snāna-dhan) and giving charity

+Bahulāṣṭamī

2 Nov 2018
Friday

Navamī, K, 05:46, Maghā

+Śrīla Vīracandra Prabhu ~ Appearance

+Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Gosvāmī Mahārāja ~ Appearance

3 Nov 2018
Saturday

Ekādaśī, K, 05:46, P.Phalgunī

+(not suitable for fasting, see following day)

4 Nov 2018
Sunday

Dvādaśī, K, 05:47, U.Phalgunī

+ŚUDDHA EKĀDAŚĪ VRATA: FASTING FOR Ramā EKADASI

5 Nov 2018
Monday

Trayodaśī, K, 05:47, Hasta

+Break fast 05:47 - 09:33

+ Śrī Gaurāṅga Mahāprabhu Śubha Vijaya at Śrīpāṭa Pāṇihāṭi

+Khaṇḍavāsī Śrī Narahari Sarakāra Ṭhākura ~ Disappearance

7 Nov 2018
Wednesday

Amāvasyā, K, 05:49, Svātī

+Dīpa-dāna, Dīpanvita (Festival of lights)

8 Nov 2018
Thursday

Pratipat, G, 05:49, Viśākhā

+Govardhana-pūjā, Go-pūjā, Go-kṛda (Worship of Govardhana Hill, and worship and decorating of cows)

+Annakūṭa Mahotsava

+Śrī Rasikānanda ~ Appearance

+Śrīla Bhakti Vijaya Puruṣottama Tīrtha Mahārāja ~ Disappearance

9 Nov 2018
Friday

Dvitīyā, G, 05:50, Anurādhā

+Śrī Vāsudeva Ghoṣa ~ Disappearance

+Śrīla Bhakti Sarvasva Giri Gosvāmi Mahārāja ~ Disappearance

+Yama-dvitīyā -- The blessing of Yamarāja to his sister, Śrī Yamunā-devī that if brother and sister take bath in Yamunā on this day, they will not go to the abode of Yama after death.

10 Nov 2018
Saturday

Tritīyā, G, 05:50, Jyeṣṭha

+Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Vāmana Gosvāmī Mahārāja ~ Disappearance

+Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Trivrikrama Gosvāmī Mahārāja ~ Disappearance

11 Nov 2018
Sunday

Caturthī, G, 05:51, Mūlā

+Tridaṇḍisvāmī Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Swāmī Mahārāja ~ Disappearance

16 Nov 2018
Friday

Astamī, G, 05:54, Dhaniṣṭhā

+Gopāṣṭamī, Goṣṭāṣṭamī

+Śrī Gadādhara dāsa Gosvāmī ~ Disappearance

+Śrī Dhanañjaya Paṇḍita ~ Disappearance

+Śrī Śrīnivāsa Ācārya ~ Disappearance

+Sun enters Scorpio

17 Nov 2018
Saturday

Navamī, G, 05:54, Śatabhiṣā

+End of Akāśa Dīpikā (offering lamp to the sky)

+Amlā Navamī

19 Nov 2018
Monday

Ekādaśī, G, 05:56, Uttarabhādra

+ŚUDDHA EKĀDAŚĪ VRATA: FASTING FOR Utthāna EKADASI

+Śrīla Gaura-kiśora dāsa Bābājī Mahārāja ~ Disappearance

+Śrīmad Bhakti Dayita Mādhava Gosvāmī Mahārāja ~ Appearance

+Bhīṣma-pañcaka begins

20 Nov 2018
Tuesday

Dvādaśī, G, 05:56, Revatī

+Break fast 08:24 - 09:25

23 Nov 2018
Friday

Pūrṇimā, G, 05:58, Kṛttikā

+Śrī Kṛṣṇa Rāsa-yātrā

+Śrī Nimbāditya ~ Appearance

+Śrīla Sundarānanda Ṭhākura ~ Disappearance

+Śrī Bhūgarbha Gosvāmī ~ Disappearance

+Śrī Kāśīśvara Paṇḍita ~ Disappearance

+Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti Pramoda Purī Gosvāmī Mahārāja ~ Disappearance

+End of Ūrjā-vrata, Kārtika-vrata, Dāmodara-vrata and Niyama-sevā

+End of Cāturmāsya-vrata

Keśava
Māsa

Gaurābda 532 - Kṛṣṇakal 0.97

Date

Tithi, Pakṣa, Sunrise, Nakṣatra

24 Nov 2018
Saturday

Pratipat, K, 05:59, Rohiṇī

+Kātyāyanī-vrata begins - Vraja-devī's take one month vow to please Yogamāya, (Kātyāyanī-devi) to get Śrī Kṛṣṇa as their beloved

28 Nov 2018
Wednesday

Ṣaṣṭhī, K, 06:01, Puṣyā

+Śrī Kṣetra Parikramā

3 Dec 2018
Monday

Ekādaśī, K, 06:05, Citrā

+ŚUDDHA EKĀDAŚĪ VRATA: FASTING FOR Utpannā EKADASI

+Śrīla Narahari Sarakāra Ṭhākura ~ Disappearance

4 Dec 2018
Tuesday

Dvādaśī, K, 06:05, Svātī

+Break fast 08:24 - 09:42 (Daylight-saving time not considered)

+Śrīla Kālīya Kṛṣṇadāsa ~ Disappearance

5 Dec 2018
Wednesday

Trayodaśī, K, 06:06, Viśākhā

+Śrī Sāraṅga Ṭhākura ~ Disappearance

7 Dec 2018
Friday

Amāvasyā, K, 06:07, Jyeṣṭha

+Amāvasyā

+Śrīla Jagabandhu Bhakti Rañjana Prabhu ~ Disappearance

10 Dec 2018
Monday

Tritīyā, G, 06:09, Purvāṣāḍhā

+Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti Jīvana Janārdana Gosvāmī Mahārāja ~ Disappearance

13 Dec 2018
Thursday

Ṣaṣṭhī, G, 06:11, Dhaniṣṭhā

+Odana Ṣaṣṭhi

+Śrīla Bhaktisvarūpa Dāmodara Gosvāmī Mahārāja ~ Appearance

15 Dec 2018
Saturday

Astamī, G, 06:12, Pūrvabhādra

+Sūryakuṇḍa-vāsī Śrīla Madhusūdana Dāsa Bābājī Mahārāja ~ Disappearance

+Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti Jīvana Janārdana Gosvāmī Mahārāja ~ Appearance

16 Dec 2018
Sunday

Astamī, G, 06:13, Uttarabhādra

+Sun enters Sagittarius

19 Dec 2018
Wednesday

Ekādaśī, G, 06:14, Bhāranī

+ŚUDDHA EKĀDAŚĪ VRATA: FASTING FOR Mokṣadā EKADASI

20 Dec 2018
Thursday

Dvādaśī, G, 06:15, Kṛttikā

+Break fast 06:15 - 06:28

+Advent of Śrīmad Bhagavad-gītā ~ Śrī Krishna spoke Gītā to Arjuna

22 Dec 2018
Saturday

Pūrṇimā, G, 06:16, Mṛgaśīrśa

+Kātyāyanī-vrata ends

Nārāyaṇa
Māsa

Gaurābda 532 - Kṛṣṇakal 0.97

Date

Tithi, Pakṣa, Sunrise, Nakṣatra

26 Dec 2018
Wednesday

Caturthī, K, 06:18, Āśleṣā

+Jagad-guru Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda ~ 82nd Disappearance festival

30 Dec 2018
Sunday

Navamī, K, 06:19, Hasta

+Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Vāmana Gosvāmī Mahārāja ~ Appearance

+Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja ~ Disappearance

1 Jan 2019
Tuesday

Ekādaśī, K, 06:20, Svātī

+(not suitable for fasting, see following day)

2 Jan 2019
Wednesday

Dvādaśī, K, 06:20, Viśākhā

+PAKṢA-VARDHINĪ MAHĀDVĀDAŚĪ: FASTING FOR Saphala EKADASI

+Śrī Devānanda Paṇḍita ~ Disappearance

3 Jan 2019
Thursday

Trayodaśī, K, 06:21, Anurādhā

+Break fast 08:24 - 09:58 (Daylight-saving time not considered)

+Śrīla Maheśa Paṇḍita ~ Disappearance

+Śrī Uddhāraṇa Daṭṭa Ṭhākura ~ Disappearance

6 Jan 2019
Sunday

Amāvasyā, K, 06:22, Purvāṣāḍhā

+Bakula Amāvasyā, Mango flowers are offered to Śrī Jagannātha Deva

+partial solar eclipse: (Daylight-saving time not considered, see eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov)
05:04:30 (Jan 6) - start of eclipse
07:11:31 (Jan 6) - maximum eclipse point
09:18:27 (Jan 6) - end of eclipse

7 Jan 2019
Monday

Pratipat, G, 06:22, Uttarāṣāḍhā

+Śrī Locana dāsa Ṭhākura ~ Appearance

9 Jan 2019
Wednesday

Tritīyā, G, 06:22, Dhaniṣṭhā

+Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī ~ Disappearance

+Śrīla Jagadīśa Paṇḍita ~ Disappearance

14 Jan 2019
Monday

Astamī, G, 06:23, Aśvinī

+Makara-saṅkrānti ~ Celebration of Sun entering Capricorn

+Gaṇgā Sagar Snāna Mela (bathing in Gaṇgā)

+Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti Vikāśa Mahāyogī Mahārāja ~ Disappearance

16 Jan 2019
Wednesday

Daśamī, G, 06:23, Bhāranī

+Śāmba Daśamī

17 Jan 2019
Thursday

Ekādaśī, G, 06:23, Kṛttikā

+ŚUDDHA EKĀDAŚĪ VRATA: FASTING FOR Putradā EKADASI

18 Jan 2019
Friday

Dvādaśī, G, 06:23, Rohiṇī

+Break fast 08:24 - 09:55

+Śrī Jagadīśa Paṇḍita ~ Appearance

19 Jan 2019
Saturday

Trayodaśī, G, 06:23, Mṛgaśīrśa

+Śrīmad Bhakti Kumuda Santa Gosvāmī Mahārāja ~ Disappearance

21 Jan 2019
Monday

Pūrṇimā, G, 06:23, Puṣyā

+Śrī Kṛṣṇa Puṣyā Abhiṣeka

+beginning of Māgha vrata

+total lunar eclipse: (Daylight-saving time not considered, see eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov)
08:06:29 (Jan 21) - start of penumbral phase
09:03:52 (Jan 21) - start of partial phase
10:11:16 (Jan 21) - start of totality phase
10:42:18 (Jan 21) - Maximum eclipse point
11:13:20 (Jan 21) - end of totality phase
12:20:43 (Jan 21) - end of partial phase
13:18:04 (Jan 21) - end of penumbral phase