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Vaisnava Calendar

Fasting Calendar
Calculated by
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.

Vaisnava Calendar

Aor. 15, 2014 - May 14, 2014

Apr. 15 - Tue - Purnima (full moon day) Balaram Rasayatra - A lunar eclipse will begin at 17:58 (Vrindaban, India time) but this eclipse will not be seen in any part of India. It will be seen in eastern Asia, South America, Australia, and western Africa. There will be no Mangalarati for the Lord in the temples in these countries.

Apr. 25 - Fri - Varuthini Ekadasi Vratam (Breaking the fast on the next day)

Apr. 29 - Tue - Amavasya (new moon day)

May 02 - Fri - Aksaya Triya day (Grand 108 Kalasha Abhiseka bathing ceremony of Lord Sri Sri Radha Govindaji in Sri Vrindaban Dham, India)

May 10 - Sat - Mohini Ekadasi Vratam (Breaking the fast on the next day)

May 13 - Tue - Nrsimha Chaturdasi Vratam (Appearance day of Lord Nrsimhadeva) (Fasting from all grains and beans and breaking the fast on the next day)

May 14 - Wed - Vaisakhi Purnima (full moon day)

Online Book:
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.