Hare Krishna Vaishnav Calendar 2023 | Important [ISKCON] Festivals, Dates

Below is the complete list of important (Hare Krishna) Vaishnav festival dates in Vrindavan for 2023. The dates and timings would be more or less similar in all parts of India but for out-of-India devotees, it is advised to please check with your local temples for exact timings. Hare Krishna!

Vaishnav Calendar 2023

January 2023

02 | Monday | Putrada Ekadasi Vrat
06 | Friday | Sri Krsna Pusya Abhiseka
12 | Thursday | Appearance Day of Srila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami
13 | Friday | Disappearance Day of Sri Jayadeva Gosvami
14 | Saturday | Disappearance Day of Sri Locana Dasa Thakura
15 | Sunday | Gangasagar Mela
18 | Wednesday | Sat Tila Ekadashi
26 | Thursday | Appearance Day of Srimati Visnupriya Devi, Srila Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami, Sri Raghunandana Thakura & Sri Pundarika Vidyanidhi | Disappearance Day of Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura | Vasanta Panchami & Sarasvati Puja
28 | Saturday | Appearance of Sri Advaita Acharya
29 | Sunday | Bhismastami
30 | Monday | Disappearance Day of Sri Madhvacarya
31 | Tuesday | Sri Ramanujacarya Disappearance Day

February 2023

01 | Wednesday | Bhaimi Ekadasi
02 | Thursday | Varaha Dvadasi (The Auspicious Appearance Day of Lord Varahadeva)
03 | Friday | Nityananda Trayodasi (The Auspicious Appearance Day of Nityananda Prabhu)
05 | Sunday | Appearance Day of Srila Narottama Dasa Thakura
11 | Saturday | Appearance Day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada
17 | Friday | Vijaya Ekadasi Vrat
17 | Friday | Sri Isvara Puri Disappearance Day
19 | Sunday | Maha-Shiva Ratri Diwas
21 | Tuesday | Disappearance Day of Srila Jagannatha Dasa Babaji and Sri Rasikananda
23 | Thursday | Appearance Day of Sri Purusottama Das Thakura

March 2023

03 | Friday | Amalaki Ekadasi
04 | Saturday | Disappearance Day of Sri Madhavendra Puri
07 | Tuesday | Gaura Purnima (The Divine Appearance Day of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu) | Holi
08 | Wednesday | Jagannatha Misra Festival
15 | Wednesday | Appearance Day of Sri Srivasa Pandita
18 | Saturday | Papamocani Ekadasi
19 | Sunday | Sri Govinda Ghosh Disappearance Day
26 | Sunday | Sri Ramanujacarya Appearance Diwas
30 | Thursday | Rama Navami (Auspicious Appearance Day of Shri Rama)

April 2023

02 | Sunday | Kamada Ekadasi
06 | Thursday | Balarama Rasayatra, Krsna Vasanta Rasa, Appearance Day of Sri Syamananda Prabhu
15 | Saturday | Disappearance Day of Srila Vrndavana Dasa Thakur
16 | Sunday | Varuthini Ekadasi Vrat
20 | Thursday | Appearance of Most Merciful Sri Gadadhara Pandita
23 | Sunday | Akshaya Tritiya, Chanda Yatra Begins
29 | Saturday | Appearance Day of Sita Maiya, Jahnava Maiya, Disappearance Day of Sri Madhu Pandita

May 2023

01 | Monday | Mohini Ekadasi
02 | Tuesday | Rukmini Dvadasi
03 | Wednesday | Disappearance Day of Sri Jayananda Prabhu
04 | Thursday | Most Auspicious Appearance Day of Lord Narshimhadeva
05 | Friday | Appearance Day of Sri Sri Radha Ramana Devaji, Madhavendra Puri and Sri Srinivasa Acarya
10 | Wednesday | Sri Ramananda Raya Disappearance Day
15 | Monday | Apara Ekadasi Vrat
16 | Tuesday | Appearance Day of Srila Vrndavana Dasa Thakura
30 | Tuesday | Ganga Puja, Sri Baladeva Vidyabhusana Disappearance Day, Srimati Gangamata Goswamini Appearance Day
31 | Wednesday | Nirjala Ekadasi Vrat 

June 2023

02 | Friday | Panihati Chuda Dahi Utsava
04 | Sunday | Snana Yatra
05 | Monday | Sri Syamananda Prabhu Disappearance Day
13 | Tuesday | Disappearance Day of Sri Srivasa Pandita
14 | Wednesday | Yogini Ekadasi Vrat
18 | Sunday | Disappearance Day of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Prabhupada & Sri Gadadhara Pandita
19 | Monday | Gundica Marjana
20 | Tuesday | Jagannatha Rath Yatra Mahotsav, Sri Svarupa Damodara Gosvami Disappearance Day
28 | Wednesday | Ulta Rath Yatra
29 | Thursday | Sayana Ekadasi

July 2023

03 | Monday | Guru Purnima, Caturmasya begins, Disappearance Day of Srila Sanatana Gosvami
07 | Friday | Disappearance Day of Srila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami
10 | Monday | Srila Lokanatha Gosvami Disappearance Day
11 | Tuesday | Incorporation of ISKCON in New York formally
13 | Thursday | Kamika Ekadasi Vrat
29 | Saturday | Padmini Ekadasi Vrat

August 2023

12 | Saturday | Parama Ekadasi Vrat
27 | Sunday | Pavitropana Ekadasi, Radha Govinda Jhulana Yatra Begins
28 | Monday | Disappearance Day of Srila Rupa Goswami & Sri Gauridasa Pandita
30 | Wednesday | Last day of first Caturmasya month
31 | Thursday | Balarama Jayanti (Most Auspicious Appearance of Lord Balarama), Jhulana Yatra Ends

September 2023

01 | Friday | Srila Prabhupada's Departure for USA on Jaladutta
07 | Thursday | Janmashtami (Divine Appearance Lila of Sri Krishna)
08 | Friday | Nandotsava, Srila Prabhupada Appearance Day
11 | Monday | Annada Ekadasi
20 | Wednesday | Srimati Sita Thakurani (Sri Advaita Acharya's Consort) Appearance Day
21 | Thursday | Lalisatami (Most Auspicious Day of Lalita Sakhi)
23 | Saturday | Radhastami (Most Glorious Appearance of our Queen Srimati Radharani)
26 | Tuesday | Parsva Ekadasi Vrat, Appearance of Srila Jiva Gosvami, Appearance of Lord Vamanadeva 
27 | Wednesday | Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Appearance Day
28 | Thursday | Srila Haridasa Thakura Disappearance Day
29 | Friday | 3rd Caturmasya month begins, Acceptance of Sannyasa by Srila Prabhupada in Vrindavan

October 2023

05 | Thursday | Srila Prabhupada's Arrival in the USA (on the mission of preaching holy names)
10 | Tuesday | Indira Ekadasi Vrat
21 | Saturday | Durga Puja (Saptami)
24 | Tuesday | Dusshera, Appearance Day of Sri Madhvacarya
25 | Wednesday | Pashankusha Ekadasi Vrat
26 | Thursday | Disappearance Day of Srila Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami, Srila Raghunatha Bhatta Gosvami and Srila Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami
28 | Saturday | Krsna Saradiya Rasayatra, Fourth month of Caturmasya starts, Laksmi Puja, Disappearance Day of Sri Murari Gupta

November 2023

02 | Thursday | Srila Narottama Dasa Thakura Disappearance Day
05 | Sunday | Appearance Day of Sri Radha Kunda, Bahulastami, Sri Virabhadra Appearance Day
09 | Thursday | Rama Ekadasi Vrat
13 | Monday | Diwali
14 | Tuesday | Govardhana Puja, Sri Rasikananda Appearance Day
15 | Wednesday | Disappearance Day of Sri Vasudeva Ghosh
17 | Friday | Disappearance Day of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Srila Prabhupada
20 | Monday | Gopastami, Disappearance Day of Sri Gadadhara Dasa Gosvami and Sri Srinivasa Acarya
23 | Thursday | Utthana Ekadasi Vrat, Bhisma Panchaka 1st Day, Disappearance Day of Srila Gaura Kisora Dasa Babaji
26 | Sunday | Last day of the 4th Caturmasya, Disappearance Day of Sri Bhugarbha Gosvami
27 | Monday | Sri Krishna Rasayatra (Raas), Tulasi Saligrama Vivah, Bhisma Pancaka Last Day
28 | Tuesday | Katyayani Vrat Starts

December 2023

09 | Saturday | Utpanna Ekadasi Vrat
18 | Monday | Odana Sasthi
23 | Saturday | Advent of Srimad Bhagavad Gita
23 | Saturday | Moksada Ekadasi
31 | Sunday | Katyayani Vrata Ends
31 | Sunday | Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupada Disappearance Day

Everyday is a festival in Vrindavan!
Sripad Aindra Prabhu

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