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2017-18 Bhaktabandhav Calendar

Sri Gaurabda 531
Bhaktabandhav Vaisnava Calendar for year 2017-18

21 March
Avirbhava: Sri Srivasa Pandita
24 March
Fasting for Papamocani Ekadasi
25 March
Paran after sunrise before 9:43 am. Govinda Gosh Tirobhava
Mahaprabhu Varaha Nagar Subha Vijay (Mahaprabhu’s visit to Varaha Nagar)
28 March
Amavasya
1 April
Avirbhava: Sri Ramanujacarya and Sri Srimad Bhakti Hrdoy Vana Maharaja
5 April
Sri Rama Navami (Appearance of Lord Ramacandra).
Fast till noon. Ekadasi preparations only.
Avirbhava: Sri Srimad Bhakti Vallabha Tirtha Maharaja
6 April
Paran after sunrise and before 9:37 am.
7 April
Fasting for Kamada Ekadasi.
8 April
Paran after sunrise to 9:36 am
11 April
Purnima. Rasa-yatra of Lord Balarama. Vasanta Rasa-yatra of Sri Krsna.
Avirbhava: Srila Syamananda Prabhu and Vamsivadananda Thakur.
14 April
Keshav vrata begins (Salagram and Tulasi one month continuous watering,
offering satu and water)
16 April
Tirobhava: Akinchan Krsnadas Babaji Maharaja and Nitaidas Babaji Maharaja
17 April
Avirbhava: Sri Srimad Bhakti Kumud Santa Goswami Maharaja
18 April
Tirobhava: Sri Abhiram Thakur
21 April
Tirobhava: Sri Vrindavan Das Thakur
22 April
Fasting for Varuthini Ekadasi
23 April
Paran after sunrise and before 9:29 am
26 April
Avirbhava: Sri Gadadhara Pandit / AMAVASYA (new moon)
29 April
Aksaya Tritiya, Candan-yatra of Lord Jagannatha begins.
Opening of the doors of Sri Badrinarayana Temple. Satya Yuga first day. Parasurama Appearance Day
Anniversary day of Sri Gaudiya Vedanta Samiti’s inauguration in 1941.
1 May
Avirbhava: Sri Sankaracharya
2 May
Janu Saptami
4 May
Avirbhava: Sita devi (consort of Lord Rama) and Jahnava devi (consort of Lord Nityananda). Tirobhava: Sri Madhu Pandit.
6 May
Fasting for Mohini Ekadasi.
7 May
Paran after sunrise and before 9:24 am.
9 May
Appearance day of Lord Nrsimhadeva. (fast till dusk. Ekadasi preparations only.)
10 May
Purnima. Paran after sunrise and before 9:24 am.
Avirbhava: Srila Srinivas Acarya and Srila Madhavendra Puripad.
Tirobhava: Srila Paramesvari Thakur.
Buddha Purnima
11 May
Tirobhava: Sri Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaja
14 May
Avirbhava: Sri Nimananda Seva Tirtha Prabhu
15 May
End of Keshav Vrata
16 May
Tirobhava: Srila Raya Ramananda Prabhu
22 May
Fasting for Apara Ekadasi.
23 May
Paran after sunrise and before 8:21 am.
Avirbhava: Vrindavan das Thakur.
25 May
Amavasya
4 June
Ganga dushera, Ganga puja. 
Avirbhava: Sri Gangamata Gosvamini.
Tirobhava: Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana Prabhu.
5 June
Fasting for Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi.
6 June
Paran after sunrise and before 9:23 am.
7 June
Dahi-cira festival of Srila Raghunath Das Gosvami.
9 June
Purnima. Snana-yatra of Lord Jagannatha.
Tirobhava: Srila Mukunda Datta and Srila Sridhara Pandit.
10 June
Tirobhava: Srila Syamananda Prabhu.
14 June
Avirbhava: Srila Vakreshwar Pandit.
19 June
Tirobhava: Srila Srivas Pandit.
20 June
Fasting for Yogini Ekadasi
21 June
Paran after sunrise and before 9:25 am.
24 June
Amavasya. Cleansing of the Gundica Temple.
Tirobhava: Srila Gadadhar Pandit and Srila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakur.
25 June
Ratha-yatra of Lord Jagannatha.
Tirobhava: Srila Svarupa Damodara Gosvami and Sri Sivananda Sena
29 June
Hera Pancami. Sri Lakshmi Vijay.
3 July
Lord Jagannath’s return journey. End of Rath-yatra festival.
Tirobhava: Sri Srimad Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Goswami Maharaja
4 July
Fasting for Sayana Ekadasi.
5 July
Paran after sunrise and before 9:28 am
9 July
Sri Guru Purnima. Sri Vyasa-puja. Tirobhava: Srila Sanatana Gosvami.
First month of Caturmasya vrata begins. (Fasting from all green leafy vegetables.)
11 July
Tirobhava: Sri Srimad Bhakti Hrdoy Vana Goswami Maharaja
14 July
Tirobhava: Srila Gopal Bhatta Gosvami
17 July
Tirobhava: Srila Lokanatha Gosvami
20 July
Fasting for Kamika Ekadasi
21 July
Paran after sunrise and before 9:31 am
23 July
Amavasya. Tirobhava: Sri Srimad Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Gosvami Maharaja
27 July
Tirobhava: Raghunandana Thakur and Vamsidas Babaji Maharaja
3 August
Fasting for Pavitraropani Ekadasi. Beginning of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda Jhulan-yatra.
4 August
Paran after sunrise and before 9:33 am 
Sri Krishna Pavitraropan Utsava.
Tirobhava: Srila Rupa Goswami, Srila Gauridas pandit and Srila Govinda das.
7 August
Sri Baladeva Purnima (Appearance day of Lord Balarama).
Fast till noon. Ekadasi preparations only. End of Jhulan-yatra. Raksha bandhan.
Second month of Caturmasya begins – fasting from yogurt for 1 month.
Lunar Eclipse 10:52 pm to 12:49 am.
8 August
Paran after sunrise and before 9:33 am.
15 August
Sri Krishna Janmastami – full fast till midnight. 
Ekadasi preparations only
16 August
Paran after sunrise and before 9:33 am. Sri Nanda-utsava.
Avirbhava: Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad
18 August
Fasting for Annada Ekadasi
19 August
Paran after sunrise and before 6:06 am.
21 August
Amavasya
26 August
Avirbhava: Sri Sitadevi, consort of Sri Advaita Acarya.
27 August
Avirbhava: Sri Lalita Devi
29 August
Sri Sri Radhastami. No fasting.
3 Sept
Fasting for Parsva Ekadasi/Vijaya Mahadwadasi and Vamana Dvadasi.
Vamanadev Appearance. Avirbhava: Srila Jiva Gosvami.
4 Sept
Paran after 11:40 am.
after puja of Sri Vamanadev
Avirbhava: Srila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakur
5 Sept
Tirobhava: Srila Haridas Thakur. Ananta Caturdasi.
6 Sept
Purnima. Sri Visvarupa-Mahotsava. Sannyasa day of of nitya-lila pravista om visnupada astottara-sata Sri Srimad Bhakti Prajnan Keshav Goswami Maharaj and nitya-lila pravista om visnupada astottara-sata Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj. Third month of Caturmasya begins – fasting from milk
11 Sept
Tirobhava: Sri Srimad Bhakti Sri-Rupa Siddhanti Gosvami Maharaja.
16 Sept
Fasting for Indira Ekadasi
17 Sept
Paran after sunrise and before 9:30 am.
20 Sept
Amavasya
24 Sept
Avirbhava: Sri Srimad Bhakti Pramod Puri Gosvami Maharaja
30 Sept
Vijay Dasami / Lord Sri Ramacandra Vijayotsava. Avirbhava: Sri Madhvacarya.
1 Oct
Fasting for Pasankusa Ekadasi.
2 Oct
Paran after sunrise and before 9:29 am.
Tirobhava: Srila Raghunath das Gosvami, Srila Raghunath Bhatta Gosvami and Srila Krishna das Kaviraj Gosvami.
5 Oct
Purnima. Saradiya Rasa-yatra of Sri Krishna. Damodara Vrata, Kartika Vrata, Urja Vrata, Niyam seva begins.
Tirobhava: Sri Murari Gupta and nitya-lila pravista om visnupada astottara-sata Sri Srimad Bhakti Prajnana Keshava Gosvami Maharaja.
Last month of Caturmasya – Fasting from sesame seeds, mustard seeds and mustard oil.
10 Oct
Tirobhava: Srila Narottama Das Thakur
12 Oct
Bahulashtami
Avirbhava: Sri Radha Kunda.
14 Oct
Avirbhava: Virachandra Prabhu and Sri Srimad Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Gosvami Maharaja
15 Oct
Fasting for Rama Ekadasi
16 Oct
Paran after sunrise and before 9:28 am.
19 Oct
Akash Dip dan. Dipavali (ghee lamp offering in Sri Visnu Temples)
20 Oct
Annakuta Mahotsava & Sri Govardhan Puja. Go-puja.
Avirbhava: Srila Rasikananda Prabhu.
21 Oct
Yama dvitya. Bhaiya Dooj. Tirobhava: Srila Vasudeva Ghosh.
22 Oct
Tirobhava: nitya-lila pravista om visnupada astottara-sata Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Vamana Gosvami Maharaja and nitya-lila pravista om visnupada astottara- sata Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Trivikrama Gosvami Maharaja.
23 Oct
Tirobhava: Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad
24 Oct
Avirbhava: Sri Srimad Bhakti Srirup Siddhanti Gosvami Maharaj.
28 Oct
Gopastami. Tirobhava: Srila Srinivasa Acarya, Srila Dhananjaya Pandit and Srila Gadadhara Das Thakur.
31 Oct
Bhisma-pancaka begins.
31 Oct
Fasting for Utthana Ekadasi. Tirobhava: Srila Gaurakisora das Babaji Maharaja.
Avirbhava: Sri Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaja
1 Nov
Paran after sunrise and before 9:45 am.
3 Nov
Tirobhava: Srila Bhugarbha Goswami, Srila Kasisvara Pandit, and Sri Srimad Bhakti Pramod Puri Gosvami Maharaja.
4 Nov
Purnima. Hemant Rasa Yatra of Sri Radha Krsna End of Kartik vrata/niyam seva and Bhisma Panchak
Avirbhava: Sri Nimbarkacharya
5 Nov
Beginning of Sri Katyayani Vrata.
14 Nov
Fasting for Utpanna Ekadasi. 
Tirobhava: Narahari Sarkar Thakur
15 Nov
Paran after sunrise and before 9:33 am. 
Tirobhava: Sri Kala Krsnadas
16 Nov
Tirobhava: Sri Saranga Thakur
17 Nov
End of Dipa dan
18 Nov
Amavasya
21 Nov
Tirobhava: Sri Bhakti Jivan Janardan Goswami Maharaja
24 Nov
Jagannath dev Oran Shasthi Ceremony (Jagannath dev begins wearing winter clothes)
26 Nov
Avirbhava: Sri Bhakti Jivan Janardan Goswami Maharaja
27 Nov
Avirbhava: Sri Srimad Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Goswami Maharaja
30 Nov
Fasting for Moksada Ekadasi. Gita Jayanti
1 Dec
Paran after sunrise and before 9:39 am.
3 Dec
Purnima. End of Sri Katyayani Vrata.
7 Dec
Tirobhava: Nitya-lila pravista Om Visnupada astottara-sata-Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Prabhupada
11 Dec
Avirbhava: Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Vamana Gosvami Maharaja.
Tirobhava: Nitya-lila pravista Om Visnupada astottara-sata-Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja
13 Dec
Tirobhava: Sri Devananda Pandit
14 Dec
Fasting for Vyanjuli Mahadvadasi
15 Dec
Paran from 6:15 – 6:20 am.
16 Dec
Tirobhava: Sri Mahesh Pandit and Sri Uddharan Thakur
18 Dec
Amavasya
19 Dec
Avirbhava: Sri Locan das Thakur
21 Dec
Tirobhava: Srila Jiva Gosvami and Srila Jagadish Pandita
29 Dec
Fasting for Putrada Ekadasi
30 Dec
Paran from 6:22 to 9:54 am.
Avirbhava: Jagadish Pandit
31 Dec
Tirobhava: Sri Srimad Bhakti Kumud Santa Goswami Maharaja
2 Jan
Purnima. Krishna Pusya Abhishek
6 Jan
Avirbhava: Srila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami, Sri Srimad Bhakti Vaibhava Puri Maharaja
Tirobhava: Srila Ramacandra Kaviraja and Sri Narahari Seva Vigraha Prabhu
7 Jan
Tirobhava: Srila Jayadeva Gosvami
8 Jan
Tirobhava: Srila Locana das Thakur
12 Jan
Fasting for Sat-tila Ekadasi (for General people)
paran next day from sunrise to 9:59 am
13 Jan
Paksha vardhini Mahadwadasi (for Vaishnavas)
14 Jan
paran after sunrise and before 9:59 am.
Ganga Sagar Snana / Makar Sankranti
Avirbhava: Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Trivikram Gosvami Maharaja.
16 Jan
Avirbhava: Nitya-lila pravista om visnupada astottara-sata Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja. 
Sri Vyasapuja Mahotsava.
Mauni Amavasya
22 Jan
Vasanta Pancami of Sri Krishna. 
Avirbhava: Sri Visnupriya devi, Srila Raghunatha Das Gosvami, Srila Raghunandan Thakur and Pundarik Vidyanidhi.
Tirobhava: Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakur and Sri Srimad Bhakti Vivek Bharti Gosvami Maharaja. Sri Saraswati Puja.
24 Jan
Avirbhava: Maha-Vishnu Avatar Sri Advaita Acarya
Fast till noon. Ekadasi preparations only
25 Jan
Breakfast after 6:25 and before 10:00 am.
26 Jan
Tirobhava: Sri Madhvacarya
27 Jan
Tirobhava: Sri Ramanujacharya
28 Jan
Fasting for Bhaimi Ekadasi and Varaha Dwadasi (Nirjala ekadasi)
29 Jan
Avirbhava: Lord Sri Nityananda
Paran with caranamrita from 6:24 to 10:02 am and take ekadasi preparation only
30 Jan
Paran after sunrise and before 10:02 am
31 Jan
Purnima. Avirbhava: Narottam das Thakur
Lunar Eclipse: 5:18 to 8:42 p.m.
3 Feb
Appearance day of nitya-lila pravista om visnupada astottara-sata Sri Srimad Bhaktiprajnana Keshava Gosvami Maharaj.
5 Feb
Appearance day of nitya-lila pravista om visnupada astottara-sata Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Thakur Prabhupada.
Tirobhava: Sri Srimad Gaur Govinda Goswami Maharaja
6 Feb
Avirbhava: Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaja
11 Feb
Fasting for Vijaya Ekadasi
12 Feb
Paran after 6:17 am and before 10:00 am
14 Feb
Sri Siva-ratri vrata (Ekadasi preparations only).
15 Feb
Paran after 6:15 am and before 10:00 am. Amavasya
16 Feb
Tirobhava: Srila Rasikananda Prabhu, Srila Jagannatha Das Babaji Maharaja and Sri Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhava Goswami Maharaja
24 Feb
Navadwip Parikrama begins
26 Feb
Fasting for Amalaki Ekadasi
27 Feb
Paran after 6:06 and before 9:56 am.
Tirobhava: Srila Madhavendra Puri
2 March
Sri Gaura Purnima – fast till moonrise.
3 March
Paran after 6:03 and before 9:54 am