His Divine Grace Mahamamandaleshwar Mahant Krsna Balaram Swamiji
His divine Grace Mahant Krsna Balaram Swamiji appeared in and was raised by an enlightened Gaudiya-Brahmana family, descending from Kasyapa Muni, in the holiest land in India, Sri Vrindaban Dhama. He is expert in Vedic knowledge and holy astrology. He annually calculates the Vaisnava Calendar telling the proper Holy dates and Ekadasi dates. This calendar is calculated with exact agreement with the ancient scripture Haribhakti Vilasa of Srila Sanatana Goswami, a direct disciple of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
Note: It is incumbent upon every follower of Bhagavat Dharma Samaj to abide by this properly astrologically calculated calendar following the exact system of the Haribhakti Vilasa. There are two systems of Vedic astrology--Solar calculation and Lunar calculation. The Vaisnava , devotional lineage, follows the Lunar calendar to calculate the exact Tithi (the lunar day). There are twenty-seven constellations and they travel with the moon. As the moon travels, the Tithi is carried by the moon. Therefore, the Vedic calculation of religious dates works per the position of the moon, and not according to the geographical position of a particular country. In spiritual life, knowing the proper calculation of the Tithi is more important than observing it.
Nov. 17 - Sun - Kartiki Purnima (full moon day; Lord Chaitanya's Vrindaban arrival day, breaking of Kartika fast on the next day)
Nov. 29 - Fri - Utpanna Ekadasi Vratam (breaking the fast on the next day)
Dec. 02 - Mon - Amavasya (new moon day)
Dec. 13 - Fri - Moksada Ekadasi Vratam (breaking the fast on the next day) Then Khichri Bhog begins and lasts for the next 30 days in the temple.
Dec. 17 - Tue - Purnima (full moon day)
Ekadasi - The Day of Lord Hari
Ekadasi - The Day of Lord Hari explains why a person should fast on the Ekadasi days. Chapter 1 explains the reason to, and result of, performing Ekadasi. There is a story in the book for each Ekadasi day throughout the year.