This year, the Chaturmas season commenced on Tuesday 20 July 2021 and concludes on Monday 15 November 2021.

The 4 month period between Ashad Sud Ekadashi and Kartik Sud Ekadashi is referred to as the Chaturmas, literally, 4 months. This year, the Chaturmas season commenced on Tuesday 20 July 2021 and concludes on Monday 15 November 2021.

During this time, all disciples must take extra vows such as fasting, scripture recitals, meditation and other religious observances as described by Lord Swaminarayan in the Shikshapatri. 

During the morning of Tuesday 20 July 2021, Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and Sants took their additional Chaturmas Niyams before Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa presiding in Maninagardham, and prayed for the merciful Lord to give everyone the strength and courage to complete them, and the wisdom that the vows are performed to please Him, and for no other purpose.