2015 -2016 calendar dates of fasting and festivals
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All Vaisanava Festivals, Celebrations, Ekadasi and other fasting days
April 2015 to April 2016
(fasting days are written in bold)
15th April– Sri Varuthini Ekadasi Vrata
18th April - New moon. Srila Gadadhara Pandit Goswamijiu’s appearance day and celebration.
21st April - Akshay Tritiya – Chandan Yatra (the deities are completely covered in chandan). Sri Parasuram Jayanti.
27th April – Sri Sri Jahnava Mata Goswamini appearance day
29th April- Sri Mohinee Ekadasi Vrata
30th April -Sri Sri Vinod Vihari Goswami Mahasamadhi Celebration.
3rd May -Sri Sri Nrsimha Caturdasi Vrata. Sunset - abhisek
4th May- Sri Madhavi Purnima.Sri Srinivas acarya appearance day and Sri Madhavendra Puripad disappearance celebration and Sri Radha Ramanji jayanti.
9th May – Sri Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita Jayanti (400 years anniversary)
13th May - Sri Srivas Pandit Goswami appearance day.
14th May – Sri Apara Ekadasi Vrata
28th May – Sri Ganga Dasohara (appearance day). Sri Baladev VidyaBhushan Pada celebration day.
29th May – Sri Nirjjalla Ekadasi
31st May – Sri Raghunatha Das Goswamipad Danda Mahatsava
2nd June – Sri Srila Jagannatha Deva Snana Yatra.
13th June – Sri Yogini Ekadasi
17th June starts extra month-Purusottama Maas.
28th June – Sri Purusottami Ekadasi
12th July – Sri Purusottami Ekadasi
16th July Purusottama Maas ends
18th July – Sri Jagannatha Deva Rathayatra
27th July – Sri Shayan Ekadasi. Caturmaas begins.
29th July- Sri Ganga Puja and Adivas kirtan at Shekinashram, Glastonbury
30th July- 2nd August 3 day Harinam Sankirtan Nam Yagya begins at sunrise, SHEKINASHRAM, GLASTONBURY.
31st July – Sri Sri Guru Purnima. Sri Sanatana Goswamipad disappearance celebration day. Full moon.
2nd August- The 3- day Harinam Sankirtan MahaYagya festival ends at sunrise.
Later in the day a feast for Sriman Mahaprabhu’s bhoga concludes the celebrations.
7th August - Sri Gopal Bhatta Goswami disappearance celebration day.
10th August - Sri Kamika Ekadasi
17th August – First Snana (bathe) at Nashik Kumbha Mela, India
26th August – Sri Pavitraa Ekadasi – Sri Sri RadhaKrishna Jhulan Yatra starts.
27th August - Srila Rupa Goswamipad’s Disappearance celebration
29th August – Sri Rakhi Purnima. Jhulan Yatra ends. Full moon.
6th September – Sri Sri Krishna Janmasthami (Krishna’s 5241 year birth anniversary). Abhisek at midnight.
7th September – Sri Nandatsava Feast. Big Bandhara at Sri Radha Giridhari mandir. Please come.
9th September- Sri Aja Ekadasi
19th September - Sri Balarama Deva Appearance Day Mahotsava.
20th September – Sri Lalita Saptami
21st September – Sri Sri Radhasthami. Midday Abhisek.
24th September – Sri Parshwai Ekadasi (Sri Vishnu Bhagavan rolls over in His sleep)
25th - Sri Vijaya MahaDwadasi and Sri Sri Vamana Bhagavan appearance day. Break Ekadasi fast after abhisek at midday.
27th September – Sri Ananta Caturdasi. Nam Acharya Srila Haridas Thakur and Sri Kavi Karnapur Goswami Mahasamadhi celebration day.
28th September - Sri Srimad Bhagavat Jayanti Mahotsava. (Srimad Bhagavatam is 5096 years old today). Full moon. Partial Eclipse. See timings for your location. Follow restrictions if visible.
8th October – Sri Indira Ekadasi
22nd October – Sri Vijaya Dosami – Srimad Jagat Guru Sripad Madhavacarya appearance day.
24th Oct – Sri Papankusha Ekadasi Vrata. Kartik month Niyama Seva begins.
25th October – Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami and Srila Raghunatha Bhatta Goswami Disappearance celebrations.
1st November – Srila Narottama Das Thakur Mahasayer Disappearance celebration.
3rd November – Sri Sri Radhakundasthami. Bathing at midnight. 19th Anniversary of Sri Sri Akhanda Harinam Sankirtan Mahayajna at Sri Radha Giridhari mandir, Sri Dham Vrindaban.
7th November – Sri Rama Ekadasi Vrata
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