Hare Krishna Vaishnav Calendar 2020 | Important [ISKCON] Festivals, Dates

Below is the complete list of important (Hare Krishna) Vaishnav festival dates in Vrindavan for 2020. 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 2020

January 2020

06 | Monday | Putrada Ekadasi Vrat
07 | Tuesday | Jagadisa Pandita Appearance Day
10 | Friday | Sri Krsna Pusya Abhiseka
15 | Wednesday | Gangasagar Mela
15 | Wednesday | Appearance Day of Srila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami
16 | Thursday | Disappearance Day of Sri Jayadeva Gosvami
17 | Friday | Disappearance Day of Sri Locana Dasa Thakura
20 | Monday | Sat Tila Ekadasi Vrat
30 | 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

February 2020

01 | Saturday | Sri Advaita Acharya * Appearance of Sri Advaita Acarya
02 | Sunday | Bhismastami
03 | Monday | Disappearance Day of Sri Madhvacarya
04 | Tuesday | Sri Ramanujacarya Disappearance Day
05 | Wednesday | Bhaimi Ekadasi
06 | Thursday | Varaha Dvadasi (The Auspicious Appearance Day of Lord Varahadeva)
07 | Friday | Nityananda Trayodasi (The Auspicious Appearance Day of Nityananda Prabhu)
09 | Sunday | Appearance Day of Srila Narottama Dasa Thakura
13 | Thursday | Appearance Day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada
19 | Wednesday | Vijaya Ekadasi Vrat
20 | Thursday | Sri Isvara Puri Disappearance Day
22 | Saturday | Maha-Shiva Ratri Diwas
24 | Monday | Disappearance Day of Srila Jagannatha Dasa Babaji and Sri Rasikananda
27 | Thursday | Appearance Day of Sri Purusottama Das Thakura

March 2020

06 | Friday | Amalaki Ekadasi
07 | Saturday | Disappearance Day of Sri Madhavendra Puri
09 | Monday | Gaura Purnima (The Divine Appearance Day of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu) | Holi
10 | Tuesday | Jagannatha Misra Festival
16 | Monday | Appearance Day of Sri Srivasa Pandita
20 | Friday | Papamocani Ekadasi
21 | Saturday | Sri Govinda Ghosh Disappearance Day
29 | Sunday | Sri Ramanujacarya Appearance Diwas

April 2020

02 | Thursday | Rama Navami (Auspicious Appearance Day of Shri Rama)
04 | Saturday | Kamada Ekadasi
08 | Wednesday | Balarama Rasayatra, Krsna Vasanta Rasa, Appearance Day of Sri Syamananda Prabhu
17 | Friday | Disappearance Day of Srila Vrndavana Dasa Thakur
18 | Saturday | Varuthini Ekadasi Vrat
23 | Thursday | Appearance of Most Merciful Sri Gadadhara Pandita
26 | Sunday | Akshaya Tritiya, Chanda Yatra Begins

May 2020

02 | Saturday | Appearance Day of Sita Maiya, Jahnava Maiya, Disappearance Day of Sri Madhu Pandita
04 | Monday | Mohini Ekadasi
05 | Tuesday | Rukmini Dvadasi
05 | Tuesday | Disappearance Day of Sri Jayananda Prabhu
06 | Wednesday | Most Auspicious Appearance Day of Lord Narshimhadeva
07 | Thursday | Appearance Day of Sri Sri Radha Ramana Devaji, Madhavendra Puri and Sri Srinivasa Acarya
12 | Tuesday | Sri Ramananda Raya Disappearance Day
18 | Monday | Apara Ekadasi Vrat
19 | Tuesday | Appearance Day of Srila Vrndavana Dasa Thakura

June 2020

01 | Monday | Ganga Puja, Sri Baladeva Vidyabhusana Disappearance Day
02 | Tuesday | Nirjala Ekadasi Vrat 
04 | Thursday | Panihati Chuda Dahi Utsava
05 | Friday | Snana Yatra
06 | Saturday | Sri Syamananda Prabhu Disappearance Day
15 | Monday | Disappearance Day of Sri Srivasa Pandita
17 | Wednesday | Yogini Ekadasi Vrat
21 | Sunday | Disappearance Day of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Prabhupada & Sri Gadadhara Pandita
22 | Monday | Gundica Marjana
23 | Tuesday | Jagannatha Rath Yatra Mahotsav, Sri Svarupa Damodara Gosvami Disappearance Day

July 2020

01 | Wednesday | Sayana Ekadasi, Ulta Rath Yatra
05 | Sunday | Guru Purnima, Caturmasya begins, Disappearance Day of Srila Sanatana Gosvami
10 | Friday | Disappearance Day of Srila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami
13 | Monday | Srila Lokanatha Gosvami Disappearance Day
14 | Tuesday | Incorporation of ISKCON in New York formally
16 | Thursday | Kamika Ekadasi Vrat
30 | Thursday | Pavitropana Ekadasi, Radha Govinda Jhulana Yatra Begins
31 | Friday | Disappearance Day of Srila Rupa Goswami & Sri Gauridasa Pandita

August 2020

03 | Monday | Last day of first Caturmasya month
03 | Monday | Balarama Jayanti (Most Auspicious Appearance of Lord Balarama), Jhulana Yatra Ends
04 | Tuesday | Srila Prabhupada's Departure for USA on Jaladutta
12 | Wednesday | Janmashtami (Divine Appearance Lila of Sri Krishna)
13 | Thursday | Nandotsava, Srila Prabhupada Appearance Day
15 | Saturday | Annada Ekadasi
23 | Sunday | Srimati Sita Thakurani (Sri Advaita Acharya's Consort) Appearance Day
24 | Monday | Lalisatami (Most Auspicious Day of Lalita Sakhi)
26 | Wednesday | Radhastami (Most Glorious Appearance of our Queen Srimati Radharani)
29 | Saturday | Parsva Ekadasi Vrat
30 | Sunday | Appearance of Lord Vamanadeva & Srila Jiva Gosvami
31 | Monday | Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Appearance Day

September 2020

01 | Tuesday | Srila Haridasa Thakura Disappearance Day
03 | Thursday | 3rd Caturmasya month begins, Acceptance of Sannyasa by Srila Prabhupada in Vrindavan
09 | Wednesday | Srila Prabhupada's Arrival in the USA (on the mission of preaching holy names)
14 | Monday | Indira Ekadasi Vrat
27 | Sunday | Padmini Ekadasi Vrat

October 2020

13 | Tuesday | Parama Ekadasi Vrat
23 | Friday | Durga Puja (Saptami)
26 | Monday | Dusshera, Appearance Day of Sri Madhvacarya
28 | Wednesday | Disappearance Day of Srila Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami, Srila Raghunatha Bhatta Gosvami and Srila Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami
31 | Saturday | Krsna Saradiya Rasayatra, Fourth month of Caturmasya starts, Laksmi Puja, Disappearance Day of Sri Murari Gupta

November 2020

05 | Thursday | Srila Narottama Dasa Thakura Disappearance Day
09 | Monday | Appearance Day of Sri Radha Kunda, Bahulastami, Sri Virabhadra Appearance Day
11 | Wednesday | Rama Ekadasi Vrat
15 | Sunday | Diwali
16 | Monday | Govardhana Puja, Sri Rasikananda Appearance Day, Disappearance Day of Sri Vasudeva Ghosh
18 | Wednesday | Disappearance Day of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Srila Prabhupada
22 | Sunday | Gopastami, Disappearance Day of Sri Gadadhara Dasa Gosvami and Sri Srinivasa Acarya
25 | Wednesday | Utthana Ekadasi Vrat, Bhisma Pancaka 1st Day, Disappearance Day of Srila Gaura Kisora Dasa Babaji
29 | Sunday | Last day of the 4th Caturmasya, Disappearance Day of Sri Bhugarbha Gosvami
30 | Monday | Sri Krishna Rasayatra (Raas), Tulasi Saligrama Vivah, Bhisma Pancaka Last Day

December 2020

01 | Tuesday | Katyayani Vrat Starts
11 | Friday | Utpanna Ekadasi Vrat
20 | Sunday | Odana Sasthi
25 | Friday | Advent of Srimad Bhagavad Gita
25 | Friday | Moksada Ekadasi
30 | Wednesday | Katyayani Vrata Ends

 

Everyday is a festival in Vrindavan!
Sripad Aindra Prabhu

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