Ekadashi Reminder for ISKCON

3.63T reviews
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About this app

Note: Smartha Ekadashis are not supported ! Only Vaishnava Ekadashis are supported ! This means that it is not regular Hindu calendar and it is not displaying regular Hindu panchanga.

This mini Ekadashi Calendar calculates data of the next Ekadashi vrata for given location: 1) begin time and 2) the period of breaking the fasting. Also it sends notification about the next fasting day. It is based on Hindu calendar and Jyotish astrology.

This app calculates only Vaishnava (or Bhagavata) Ekadashi which are Shuddha (or pure): an observance is based on the rule that Dashami or the tenth day during a lunar fortnight should have ended before Arunodaya (96 minutes period before sunrise on the Ekadashi or the 11th day in a lunar fortnight).

Full support for ISKCON: this Vaishnava calendar implements both standards of ISKCON: before 1990 and after 1990. The first standard was established by AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and was widely used in ISKCON from the beginning to year 1990 AC. This standard uses Shri Mayapur as the location for calculating the day, when Vaishnava events are celebrated all around the world. In 1990 AC the second standard was proposed: instead of using Shri Mayapur it was advised to use current location.

★ It doesn't have unwanted Popups, Spam, Ads and Notifications.
★ Application size is small and it consumes very small memory space.
★ It is offline application - it does not require Internet connection.
★ It doesn't retrieve or store any identifying information.
★ It doesn't collect anonymous usage data.
★ It has very simple interface.

Current functionality:

1) configurable program notifications in the system status bar

2) main screen with:
-- the date of the next Shuddha Ekadashi fasting
-- the period of breaking the fasting
-- description of Ekadasi

3) Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time) support for Europe, USA and Australia

4) built-in database of 4,000 cities to select 'Current location'

5) full support for ISKCON:
Both algorithms of calculating the start of the fasting have been implemented:
-- a) using Shri Mayapur (near Navadvipa, West Bengal, India)
-- b) using the 'Current location'
Notes for ISKCON:
-- a) used by AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. This algorithm was widely used until 1990
-- b) alternative algorithm proposed in 1990

6) support Hindi, Bengali, English, Ukrainian, Russian, Hungarian, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French

7) "Set Date" and "Set Time" are a part of time machine which can be used to travel to an arbitrary point in time (currently years 1961-2061 are supported) and get information about Ekadashi fasting for that moment. "Refresh" is used to return to current moment.

Note: the application doesn't save a time or info between sessions. Every time the app is launched it takes current time from system clock and makes calculations again.

8) Dates calculated with "Use 'Current location'" option (i.e. using alternative algorithm) correspond with current ISKCON calendar - "Gcal 2011" (Gaurabda Calendar written by Gopalapriya pr. from ISKCON Bratislava).
Updated on
6 May 2022

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Ratings and reviews

3.54T reviews
kranthi C
9 January 2021
Used to work well with my Pixel 3aXL. Recently I switched to Samsung S10+ and since then the notifications are not working. The phone is in 'Medium power saving mode'. As suggested by Abhay, I turned on all notifications for the app, removed it from sleep list but still it doesn't send notifications. However when I open the app and click on test notification, it pops up.
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Abhay Charan das
9 January 2021
Open "Settings" in smartphone and find "Optimize battery" option. Then select "All" and find application in the list. After it SWITCH OFF (disable) this setting. Hare Krishna!
Pradhyumna Gupta
13 May 2022
Most of the time it doesn't work. Doesn't notify me about the fasting dates. I have enabled all the requirements like battery optimisation but still doesn't work. And when I manually open the app it shows me instructions on how to use the app like I'm opening it for the first time.
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Sanjeev Kumar
18 May 2020
Good app that tells us timing of fasting in advance and its importance in details..but it doesn't find my location...and don't even allow us to add coordinates... Also many popular locations arr still missing like KURUKSHETA , INDIA. It must use our location option or it must have all the states and the cities in dropdown to select manually. Its urgent problem which has to be resolved ...it must be resolved by you till now after so many years of this app launch.
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Abhay Charan das
18 May 2020
Hare Krishna! To add new location manually: go Menu-List of my locations-3 dots on Top-Right-Add manually. Please ask for adding new City here, or contact us at abhay.charan.d@gmail.com. Concerning new location "KURUKSHETA" - it wasn't found in INDIA, please, note that your request can not be implemented.

What's new

- added Autocomplete Location from Internet = type your City in any language !
- added Celestial Horizon feature (in Menu->Algorithm) = what Lord Chaitanya says: Day(12 hours) equals Night(12 hours).
- added Dutch translation, BETA version = many thanks to Nayanabhiram prabhu from Holland !
- added Ayanamsha variable (in Menu->Algorithm) = useful for geeks
- added changing FontSize for Ekadashi and Events Description