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Please note: The following calendar contains dates and times intended to be used only for the observance of the Ekadasi fast and paran times (break fast) for the Sri Gaura Vinoda Saraswat Sanga located in Oaklyn, NJ (Near to Philadelphia, PA).

Those in a different time zone or location should check for possible variations.

Except for Ekadasi, Srila Govinda Maharaja has instructed his followers to observe the functions on the same dates as they are observed in Navadwip Dham regardless of the calculation for local time worldwide.

March 2024

1. (Fri) Krishna Shashthi.

7. (Thu) Krishna Ekadashi. Vijaya Ekadashi. Fast.

8. (Fri) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 07:22 and 10:32 AM.

9. (Sat) Krishna Chaturdashi. Sri Sri Shivaratri (optional fast).

10. (Sun) Amavasya.

11. (Mon) Gaura Pratipad. Disappearance of Vaishnava Sarvabhauma Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj, Srila Rasikananda Dev Goswami.

13. (Tue) Gaura Dvitiya.

14. (Wed) Gaura Tritiya.

14. (Thu) Gaura Chaturthi. The Grand Appearance Day Celebration of Om Vishnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja, president sevaite acharya of Sri Gaura Vinoda Saraswat Sanga, New Jersey, USA, and affiliated ashrams around the world. Appearance of Srila Purushottam Thakur.

15. (Fri) Gaura Shashthi.

20. (Wed) Gaura Ekadashi. No fast today (because next day is Mahadvadashi).

21. (Thu) Gaura Dvadashi. Vyanjuli Mahadvadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Sripad Madhavendra Puri.

22. (Fri) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 07:17 – 09:23 AM.

23. (Sat) Gaura Trayodashi.

24. (Sun) Gaura Chaturdashi. Adhivas observance ceremony of the appearance of Sri Gauranga.

25. (Mon) Purnima. Sri Gaura Purnima: Divine appearance of Sri Gauranga. Fast until moonrise (7:52 PM), then no grains (anukalpa). Vasanta-utsav and Dol Yatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda. Special offering of bhoga, worship and arati at Sri Gaura Vinoda Saraswat Sanga and all its branches worldwide, continuous reading of Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita and a great festival of sankirtan. Start of 538 Sri Gaurabda.

VISHNU

26. (Tue) Krishna Pratipad. Sri Gaura Purnima paran is at 7:06 AM. Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra.

30. (Sat) Krishna Panchami.

April 2024

2. (Tue) Krishna Ashtami. Appearance of Srila Srivas Pandit.

3. (Wed) Krishna Navami.

5. (Fri) Krishna Ekadashi. Papa Vimochani EkadashiFast.

6. (Sat) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 06:35 – 10:54 AM. Disappearance of Srila Govinda Ghosh Thakur.

13. (Sat) Gaura Panchami. Appearance of Sripad Ramanuja Acharya.

15. (Mon) Gaura Saptamī.

17. (Wed) Gaura Navami. Sri Rama Navami. Fast until noon. Appearance at noon of Sri Ramachandra.

19. (Fri) Gaura Ekadashi. Kamada EkadashiFast.

20. (Sat) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 06:14 – 10:44 AM. Festival in honour of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

23. (Tue) Purnima. Vasanta Rasa of Sri Krishna. Rasa Yatra of Sri Balaram. Appearance of Srila Vamshi Vadanananda Thakur.

MADHUSUDAN

29. (Mon) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Sripad Krishnadas Babaji Maharaj.

30. (Tue) Krishna Saptamī. Disappearance of Srila Abhiram Thakur.

May 2024

3. (Fri) Krishna Dashami. Disappearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

4. (Sat) Krishna Ekadashi. Varuthini EkadashiFast.

5. (Sun) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 05:55 – 08:14 AM.

7. (Tue) Krishna Chaturdashi.

8. (Wed) Amavasya. Appearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami.

9. (Thu) Gaura Pratipad.

10. (Fri) Gaura Dvitiya. Beginning of 21 days Chandan Yatra of Sri Sri Jagannathdev.

11. (Sat) Gaura Chaturthī. Aksaya Tritiya: a good day to start some works (because tritiya tithi is short (kshaya)).

12. (Sun) Gaura Panchami.

15. (Wed) Gaura Saptamī. Jahnu Saptami. Sri Jahnavi Puja (Sri Ganga Puja).

17. (Fri) Gaura Navami. Appearance of Sri Nityananda-shakti, Sri Jahnava Devi, and Sri Rama-shakti, Sri Sita Devi.

19. (Sun) Gaura Ekadashi. Mohini EkadashiFast.

20. (Mon) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 05:40 – 06:30 AM.

22. (Wed) Gaura Chaturdashi. Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi: appearance day of Sri Nrisimhadev. Full fast until after sunset, then no grains (anukalpa).

23. (Thu) Purnima. Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi paran at 05:17 AM. Sri Krishna’s Phul Dol and Salila Bihar. Buddha Purnima: appearance day of Lord Buddha. Disappearance of Srila Parameshvari Das Thakur. Appearance of Srila Srinivas Acharya.

TRIVIKRAM

24. (Fri) Krishna Pratipad.

28. (Tue) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Ray.

June 2024

1. (Sat) Krishna Navami.

2. Apara Ekadashi. Fast.

3. (Mon) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran Between 05:33 – 10:30 AM. Appearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

4. (Tue) Krishna Trayodashi.

7. (Fri) Gaura Pratipad.

10. (Mon) Gaura Chaturthī.

16. (Sun) Gaura Dashami. Dashahara. Sri Ganga Puja.

17. (Mon) Gaura Ekadashi. No fast today (because next day is mahadvadashi).

18. (Tue) Gaura Dvadashi. Nirjala EkadashiVyanjuli MahadvadashiFast.

19. (Wed) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 05:31 – 10:31 AM.

20. (Thu) Gaura Trayodashi. Grand festival of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami at Sripat Panihati.

22. (Sat) Purnima. Snan Yatra (bathing) of Sri Jagannathdev. Disappearance of Srila Mukunda Datta and Srila Sridhar Pandit.

VAMAN

23. (Sun) Krishna Pratipad.

24. (Mon) Krishna Tririya. Disappearance of Sri Gaurahari Bhakti Sampad Prabhu (because dvitiya tithi is short (kshaya)).

26. (Wed) Krishna Panchami. Appearance of Srila Vakreshvar Pandit.

July 2024

1. (Mon) Krishna Ekadashi. Yogini EkadashiFast.

2. (Tue) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 05:36 – 10:35 AM.

5. (Fri) Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit and Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.

6. (Sat) Gaura Pratipad. Gundicha Marjan: cleaning of all Temples of the Lord.

7. (Sun) Gaura Dvitiya. Ratha Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev. Disappearance of Srila Svarup Damodar Goswami Prabhu.

11. (Thu) Gaura Panchami. Hera Panchami. Sri Sri Laksmi Vijay in Sri Puri Dham.

14. (Sun) Gaura Ashtami.

15. (Mon) Gaura Navami. Punar Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev (Return car festival).

16. (Tue) Gaura Dashami. Punar Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev (Return car festival).

17. (Wed) Gaura Ekadashi. Shayan EkadashiFast.

18. (Thu) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 05:47 – 10:40 AM.

21. (Sun) Purnima. Sri Guru Purnima. Appearance of Srila Vyasadev. Beginning of Chaturmasya Vrata. Fast from green leafy vegetables for one month.

SRIDHAR

23. (Tue) Krishna Dvitiya.

26. (Fri) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu.

28. (Sun) Krishna Ashtami. Disappearance of Srila Lokanath Goswami Prabhu.

31. (Wed) Krishna Ekadashi. Kamika EkadashiFast.

August 2024

1. (Thu) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 05:59 – 06:01 AM.

4. (Sun) Amavasya. Festival in honour of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

8. (Thu) Gaura Chaturthī. Disappearance of Srila Vamshi Das Babaji Maharaj.

10. (Sat) Gaura Shashthi.

11. (Sun) Gaura Saptamī.

15. (Thu) Gaura Dashami. Gaura Ekadashi. Pavitraropani EkadashiFast.

16. (Fri) Gaura Ekadashi. Paran between 06:13 – 10:47 AM. Beginning of Jhulan Yatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda.

17. (Sat) Gaura Dvadashi. Disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami and Srila Gauri Das Pandit Goswami.

18. Last day of the first month of Chaturmasya.

19. (Mon) Purnima. Appearance of Sri Baladev. Fast until noon. End of Jhulan Yatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda. Second month of Chaturmasya begins (Begins on Purnima in Sri Gaura Vinoda Saraswat Sanga). Fast from yogurt for one month.

HRISHIKESH

24. (Sat) Krishna Panchami.

27. (Tue) Krishna Ashtami. Sri Sri Krishna Janmashtami. Complete fast until midnight, then no grains.

28. (Wed) Krishna Navami. Sri Nandotsav. Sri Janmashtami paran is at 12:34 AM. Appearance of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.

29. (Thu) Annada EkadashiFast.

30. (Fri) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 06:27 – 10:49 AM.

31. (Sat) Krishna Trayodashi.

September 2024

8. (Sun) Gaura Panchami. Appearance of Sri Sita Devi, the consort of Sri Advaita Prabhu.

10. (Tue) Gaura Saptamī. Sri Lalita Saptami. Appearance of Sri Lalita Devi.

11. (Wed) Gaura Ashtami. Sri Radhashtami. Srimati Radharani’s appearance at noon. Fast until noon.

14. (Sat) Gaura Ekadashi. Parshva EkadashiFast.

15. (Sun) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 06:42 – 08:44 AM. Appearance of Sri Vamanadev. Appearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu.

16. (Mon) Gaura Trayodashi. Appearance of Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur. Last day of the second month of Chaturmasya.

17. (Tue) Gaura Chaturdashi. Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur. Third month of Chaturmasya begins. Fast from milk for one month.

18. (Wed) Purnima. Vishvarup Mahotsav. End of month-long festival at Nabadwip, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

PADMANABHA

20. (Fri) Krishna Tririya.

28. (Sat) Krishna Ekadashi. Indira EkadashiFast.

29. (Sun) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 06:55 – 07:19 AM.

October 2024

3. (Thu) Gaura Pratipad.

5. (Sat) Gaura Tririya.

6. (Sun) Gaura Chaturthī.

13. (Sun) Gaura Ekadashi. Papankusha EkadashiFast. Vijay Utsav of Sri Ramachandra. Appearance of Sri Madhva Acharyakshaya.

14. (Mon) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 07:10 – 10:54 AM. Disappearance of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, and Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami.

16. Last day of the third month of Chaturmasya.

17. (Thu) Purnima. Sharadiya Rasa Yatra of Sri Krishna. Disappearance of Srila Murari Gupta. Beginning of Urja Vrata, Damodar Vrata, Kartik Vrata and Niyam-seva Vrata if begun from the purnima day, as followed in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Fourth month of Chaturmasya begins. Fast from urad dahl for one month.

DAMODAR

20. (Sun) Krishna Tririya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Srirup Puri Maharaj.

22. (Tue) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.

23. (Wed) Krishna Shashthi.

25. (Fri) Krishna Ashtami. Bahulashtami. Manifestation day of Sri Radha Kunda. Sannyas day of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

26. (Sat) Krishna Navami. The grand 130th appearance day celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math’s Founder-President-Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Appearance of Srila Virachandra Prabhu.

28. (Mon) Krishna Ekadashi. Rama EkadashiFast.

29. (Tue) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 07:26 – 10:58 AM.

31. (Thu) Krishna Chaturdashi. Offering and placing of lamps (or candles) on Vishnu Mandirs.

November 2024

1. (Fri) Amavasya. Dipavali. Offering and placing of lamps (or candles) on Vishnu Mandirs. Go Puja (cow-worship) and Go Krida (the pleasure of the cows).

2. (Sat) Gaura Pratipad. Sri Govardhan Puja (before 6:175 PM). Grand Annakut Mahotsav (‘Rice Mountain Festival’) at Srila Sridhar Swami Seva Ashram in Sri Govardhan and in the Temple in Sri Gupta Govardhan.

3. (Sun) Gaura Dvitiya. Disappearance of Srila Vasudev Ghosh Thakur.

5. (Tue) Gaura Chaturthī. Disappearance festival of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.

6. (Wed) Gaura Panchami.

9. (Sat) Gaura Ashtami. Disappearance of Sri Gadadhar Das Goswami, Srila Dhananjay Pandit, and Srila Srinivas Acharya Prabhu. Sri Gopashtami, Sri Goshthastami, Go Puja, and Go Gras-dan.

12. (Tue) Gaura Ekadashi. Sri Utthan EkadashiFastDisappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Sri Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj. Sri Bhishma Panchaka.

13. (Wed) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 06:44 – 10:04 AM.

14. Last day of the fourth month of Chaturmasya.

15. (Fri) Purnima. Disappearance of Srila Bhugarbha Goswami and Srila Kashishvar Pandit.kshaya. Rasa Yatra of Sri Krishna. Disappearance of Srila Sundarananda Thakur. Appearance of Srila Nimbarka Acharya. End of Chaturmasya and Niyama-seva vratas when began from Purnima.

KESHAVA

21. (Thu) Krishna Shashthi. Oran Shashthi.

26. (Tue) Krishna Ekadashi. Utpanna EkadashiFast. Disappearance of Sriyukta Dhananjay Das Prabhu.

27. (Wed) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 06:59 – 10:12 AM. Disappearance of Srila Narahari Sarkar Thakur and Srila Kaliya Krishnadas.

28. (Thu) Krishna Trayodashi. Disappearance of Srila Saranga Thakur.

December 2024

1. (Sun) Amavasya.

9. (Mon) Gaura Navami. Disappearance of Srila Madhusudan Das Babaji Maharaj (because ashtami tithi is short (kshaya).

10. (Tue) Gaura Dashami.

11. (Wed) Gaura Ekadashi. Moksada EkadashiFast.

12. (Thu) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 07:13 – 10:20 AM.

NARAYANA

17. (Tue) Krishna Dvitiya. The grand 96th appearance day celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math’s Sevaite-President-Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya Sri Srimad Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

18. (Wed) Krishna Tririya.

19. (Thu) Krishna Chaturthī. Disappearance festival of the founder of the Sri Chaitanya Math and worldwide Sri Gaudiya Maths, Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad.

25. (Wed) Krishna Dashami. Christmas Day.

26. (Thu) Krishna Ekadashi. Saphala EkadashiFast. Disappearance of Srila Devananda Pandit.

27. (Fri) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 07:21 – 10:28 AM.

28. (Sat) Krishna Trayodashi.

31. (Tue) Gaura Pratipad. Appearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.

January 2025

1. (Wed) Gaura Dvitiya. New Year’s Day.

2. (Thu) Gaura Tririya. Disappearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu. Disappearance of Srila Jagadish Pandit.

9. Gaura Ekadashi. Putrada EkadashiFast.

10. (Fri) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 07:21 (sunrise) – 10:32 AM (1/3 of daylight). Appearance of Srila Jagadish Pandit.

11. (Sat) .

13. (Mon) Purnima. Sriman Mahaprabhu leaves Nabadwip in the night to go to Katwa to take sannyas. Pushyabhisheka Yatra of Sri Krishna.

MADHAVA

15. (Wed) Krishna Dvitiya. Remembrance of Sriman Mahaprabhu’s sannyas-lila.

16. (Thu) Krishna Tririya. Appearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu. Disappearance of Srila Ramachandra Kaviraj.

17. (Fri) Krishna Chaturthī.

20. (Mon) Krishna Shashthi. Disappearance of Srila Jayadev Goswami.

22. (Wed) Krishna Ashtami. Disappearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.

25. (Sat) Krishna Ekadashi. Shat-tila EkadashiFast.

26. (Sun) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 07:13 (sunrise) – 10:27 AM (end of tithi).

30. (Thu) Gaura Pratipad.

31. (Fri) Gaura Dvitiya.

February 2025

2. (Sun) Gaura Chaturthī.

3. (Mon) Gaura Panchami. Sri Krishna Vasanta Panchami. Appearance day of Sri Vishnu Priya Devi. Appearance of Srila Pundarik Vidyanidhi, Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, and Srila Raghunandan Thakur. Disappearance of Srila Visvanath Chakravarti Thakur. Sri Saraswati Puja.

5. (Wed) Gaura Ashtami. Appearance of Mahavishnu Avatar, Sri Advaita Acharya (because saptami tithi is short (kshaya)).

6. (Thu) Gaura Navami. Disappearance of Srila Madhva Acharya.

7. (Fri) Gaura Dashami. Disappearance of Srila Ramanuja Acharya.

8. (Sat) Gaura Ekadashi. Bhaimi EkadashiFast.

9. (Sun) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 07:00 (sunrise) – 08:57 AM (end of tithi). Varaha Dvadashi. Appearance of Lord Varaha.

10. (Mon) Gaura Trayodashi. Appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu.

12. (Wed) Purnima. Sri Krishna’s Madhurotsav. Appearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.

GOVINDA

15. (Sat) Krishna Tririya.

17. (Mon) Krishna Panchami. The 152th divine appearance festival of the founder of the Sri Chaitanya Math and worldwide Sri Gaudiya Maths, Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad. Disappearance of Srila Purushottam Thakur.

18. (Tue) Krishna Shashthi. Vijaya Ekadashi. Fast.

24. (Mon) Krishna Ekadashi. Paran between 09:03 (1/4 of tithi) – 10:22 AM (1/3 of daylight).

25. (Tue) Krishna Dvadashi.

27. (Thu) Krishna Chaturdashi. Sri Sri Shivaratri (optional fast). Disappearance of Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram.

28. (Fri) Amavasya.

March 2025

1. (Sat) Gaura Dvitiya. Disappearance of Vaishnava Sarvabhauma Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj.

2. (Sun) Gaura Tririya.

3. (Mon) Gaura Chaturthī. The Grand Appearance Day Celebration of Om Vishnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja, president sevaite acharya of Sri Gaura Vinoda Saraswat Sanga, New Jersey, USA, and affiliated ashrams around the world. Appearance of Srila Purushottam Thakur.

4. (Tue) Gaura Panchami.

9. (Sun) Gaura Dashami. Gaura Ekadashi. Amalaki EkadashiFastAdhivas festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. Beginning of annual seven day festival.

10. (Mon) Paran between 07:19 (sunrise) – 11:13 AM (1/3 of daylight). Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama begins.

11. (Tue) Gaura Dvadashi. Disappearance of Sripad Madhavendra Puri.

12. (Wed) Gaura Trayodashi.

13. (Thu) Gaura Chaturdashi. Adhivas observance ceremony of the appearance of Sri Gauranga.

14. (Fri) Purnima. Sri Gauravirbhava Paurnamasi. Sri Gaura Purnima. Divine appearance of Sri Gauranga. Total fast until moonrise at 7:42 PM, then no grains. Grand festival at Sri Gaura Vinoda Saraswat Sanga. Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita reading and mahasankirtan. End of year 539 Gaurabda.

VISHNU

15. (Sat) Krishna Pratipad. Sri Gaura Purnima paran at 07:41 AM. Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra. Start of year 540 Gaurabda.

19. (Wed) Krishna Panchami.

22. (Sat) Krishna Ashtami. Appearance of Srila Srivas Pandit.

23. (Sun) Krishna Navami.

25. (Tue) Krishna Ekadashi. Papa Vimochani EkadashiFast.

26. (Wed) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 06:53 (sunrise) – 11:02 AM (1/3 of daylight). Festival in honour of Sriman Mahaprabhu’s auspicious arrival at Varaha Nagar.

April 2025

3. (Thu) Gaura Shashthi. Appearance of Sripad Ramanuja Acharya.

4. (Fri) Gaura Saptamī.

6. (Sun) Gaura Navami. Sri Rama Navami. Fast until noon. Appearance at noon of Sri Ramachandra.

8. (Tue) Gaura Ekadashi. Kamada EkadashiFast.

9. (Wed) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 06:31 (sunrise) – 10:52 AM (1/3 of daylight). Festival in honour of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

12. (Sat) Purnima. Vasanta Rasa of Sri Krishna. Rasa Yatra of Sri Balaram.