Calendar

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 2021

GOVINDA

2.(Tue) Krishna Tritiya.

4.(Thu) Krishna Shashthi. The 148th divine appearance festival of the founder of the Sri Chaitanya Math and worldwide Sri Gaudiya Maths, Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad. Anniversary festival of the installation of Sri Gupta Govardhan Sri Mandir, Sri Govinda Kunda, Nabadwip (today because the Panchami tithi on the previous day was viddha at sunrise). Disappearance of Srila Purushottam Thakur.

9.(Tue) Krishna Ekadashi. Vijaya Ekadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Sripad Krishna Govinda Das Adhikari.

10. (Wed) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 06:19 and 10:12 a.m.

12. (Fri) Krishna Chaturdashi. Sri Sri Shivaratri (optional fast).

13. (Sat) Amavasya. Paran between 5:57 and 9:53 a.m. for those who fasted.

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

15. (Mon) Gaura Dvitiya.

16.(Tue) Gaura Tritiya.

17.(Wed) Gaura Chaturthi. Appearance of Srila Purushottam Thakur.

18.(Thu) Gaura Panchami.

22.(Mon) Gaura Navami.

23.(Tue) Gaura Dashami.

24.(Wed) Gaura Dashami.

25.(Thu) Gaura Ekadashi. Trisprisha Mahadvadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Sripad Madhavendra Puri.

26. (Fri) Gaura Trayodashi. Paran between 6:55 and 11:02 a.m.

27.(Sat) Gaura Chaturdashi. Adhivas observance ceremony of the appearance of Sri Gauranga.

28.(Sun) Sri Gauravirbhava Paurnamasi. Sri Gaura Purnima. Divine appearance of Sri Gauranga. Total fast until moonrise, then no grains. End of year 535 Gaurabda.

VISHNU

29.(Mon) Krishna Pratipad. Sri Gaura Purnima paran between 5:42 and 9:45 a.m. Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra. Start of year 536 Gaurabda.

April 2021
2. (Fri) Krishna Panchami.

5. (Mon) Krishna Ashtami. Appearance of Srila Srivas Pandit.

6. (Tue) Krishna Navami.

7. (Wed) Krishna Ekadashi. No fast today (because of Dashami viddha at dawn).

8.(Thu) Krishna Dvadashi. Papa Vimochani Ekadashi. Fast. Festival in honour of Sriman Mahaprabhu’s auspicious arrival at Varaha Nagar. Disappearance of Srila Govinda Ghosh Thakur.

9. (Fri) Krishna Trayodashi. Paran between 5:27 and 9:34 a.m.

17.(Fri) Gaura Panchami. Appearance of Sripad Ramanuja Acharya.

19.(Mon) Gaura Saptami.

21. (Wed) Gaura Navami. Sri Rama Navami. Appearance at noon of Sri Ramachandra.

23. (Fri) Gaura Ekadashi. Kamada Ekadashi. Fast.

24. (Sat) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 5:13 and 9:28 a.m. Festival in honour of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

27.(Tue) Purnima. Vasanta Rasa of Sri Krishna. Rasa Yatra of Sri Balaram. Appearance of Srila Vamshi Vadanananda Thakur and Srila Shyamananda Prabhu.

May 2021

MADHUSUDAN

1. (Sat) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Sripad Krishnadas Babaji Maharaj.

3. (Mon) Krishna Saptami. Disappearance of Srila Abhiram Thakur.

6.(Thu) Krishna Dashami. Disappearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

7. (Fri) Krishna Ekadashi. Varuthini Ekadashi. Fast.

8. (Sat) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:32 and 7:52 a.m.

11.(Tue) Amavasya. Appearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami.

12. (Wed) Gaura Pratipad.

13.(Thu) Gaura Dvitiya.

14.(Fri) Gaura Tritiya. Beginning of 21 days Chandan Yatra of Sri Sri Jagannathdev. Aksaya Tritiya: a good day to start some works.

17. (Mon) Gaura Panchami. 

19. (Wed) Gaura Saptami. Jahnu Saptami. Sri Jahnavi Puja (Sri Ganga Puja).

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

22. (Sat) Gaura Ekadashi. No fast today (because of Dashami viddha at dawn).

23.(Sun) Gaura Dvadashi. Mohini Ekadashi. Fast.

24.(Mon) Gaura Trayodashi. Paran between 5:38 and 10:30 a.m.

25. (Tue) Nrsimha Caturdasi: Appearance of Lord Nrsimhadeva (Fast till dusk).

26. (Wed) Purnima. Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi Break fast (Paran ) after sunrise. Sri Krishna’s Phul Dol and Salila Bihar. Disappearance of Srila Parameshvari Das Thakur. Appearance of Srila Srinivas Acharya.

TRIVIKRAM

27. (Thu) Krishna Pratipad..

31. (Mon) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Ray.

June 2021

4 (Fri) Krishna Navami.

5 (Sat) Krishna Ekadashi. Ekadashi, but no fast, because next day is Mahadvadashi.

6 (Sun) Krishna Dvadashi. Paksha Varddhini Mahadvadashi. Fast.

7 (Mon) Krishna Trayodashi. Paran between 05:32 and 10:29. Appearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

11 (Fri) Gaura Pratipad.

14 (Mon) Gaura Chaturthi.

20 (Sun) Gaura Ekadashi. Nirjala Ekadashi. Fast. Dashahara Sri Ganga Puja. Appearance of Sri Ganga Mata Goswamini. Disappearance of Srila Baladev Vidyabhushan Prabhu.

21 (Mon) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 05:32 and 10:31.

23 (Wed) Gaura Trayodashi. Grand festival of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami at Sripat Panihati.

24 (Thu) Purnima. Snan Yatra (bathing) of Sri Jagannathdev. . Disappearance of Srila Mukunda Datta. Disappearance of Srila Sridhar Pandit. .

VAMAN
25 (Fri) Krishna Pratipad.

26 (Sat) Krishna Dvitiya.

29 (Tue) Krishna Panchami. Appearance of Srila Vakreshvar Pandit.

July 2021

2 (Fri) Krishna Ashtami.

5 (Mon) Krishna Ekadashi. Yogini Ekadashi. Fast.

6 (Tue) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 05:38 and 10:35.

9 (Fri) Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami. Disappearance of Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.

11 (Sun) Gaura Pratipad. Gundicha Marjan: cleaning at the Gundicha Temple at Sri Puri Dham, and cleaning of all Temples of the Lord.

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

15 (Thu) Gaura Panchami. Hera Panchami. Sri Sri Laksmi Vijay (observed the following day in Sri Puri Dham).

17 (Sat) Gaura Ashtami.

19 (Mon) Gaura Dashami.

20 (Tue) Gaura Ekadashi. Trisprisha Mahadvadashi. Fast. Punar Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev (Return car festival).

21 (Wed) Gaura Trayodashi. Paran between 05:49 and 06:57.

23. (Fri) Beginning of Chaturmasya (Begins on Purnima in Sri Gaura Vinoda Saraswat Sanga). Fast from green leafy vegetables for one month.

24 (Sat) Purnima. Sri Guru Purnima. Appearance of Srila Vyasadev. Disappearance of Srila Sanatan Goswami Prabhu.

SRIDHAR
26 (Mon) Krishna Dvitiya.

28 (Wed) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu.

August 2021

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

3 (Tue) Krishna Ekadashi. Ekadashi, but no fast, because next day is Mahadvadashi.

4 (Wed) Krishna Dvadashi. Vyanjuli Mahadvadashi. Fast.

5 (Thu) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 06:03 and 07:41.

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

12 (Thu) Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance of Srila Vamshi Das Babaji Maharaj.

14 (Sat) Gaura Shashthi.

15 (Sun) Gaura Saptami.

17 (Tue) Gaura Dashami.

18 (Wed) Gaura Ekadashi. Pavitraropani Ekadashi. Fast. Beginning of Jhulan Yatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda and start of the one month festival of Sri Hari Smaran at Nabadwip.

19 (Thu) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 06:16 and 10:47. Disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami. Disappearance of Srila Gauri Das Pandit Goswami.

22 (Sun) Purnima. Appearance of Sri Baladev. 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
25 (Wed) Krishna Tritiya.

27 (Fri) Krishna Panchami.

30 (Mon) Krishna Ashtami. Sri Sri Krishna Janmashtami. Complete fast until midnight, then no grains.

31 (Tue) Krishna Navami. Sri Nandotsav. Appearance of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.

September 2021

2 (Thu) Krishna Ekadashi. Annada Ekadashi. Fast.

3 (Fri) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 06:30 and 10:48.

11 (Sat) Gaura Panchami. Appearance of Sri Sita Devi, the consort of Sri Advaita Prabhu.

13 (Mon) Gaura Saptami. Sri Lalita Saptami.

14 (Tue) Gaura Ashtami. Sri Radhashtami . Srimati Radharani’s appearance at noon.

16 (Thu) Gaura Ekadashi. Parshva Ekadashi. Fast.

17 (Fri) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 06:43 and 10:50 after the worship of Sri Vamanadev.

18 (Sat) Gaura Dvadashi. Appearance of Sri Vamanadev. Appearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu.

19 (Sun) Gaura Trayodashi. Appearance of Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.

20 (Mon) Purnima. Vishvarup Mahotsav. Third month of Chaturmasya begins (Begins on Purnima in Sri Gaura Vinoda Saraswat Sanga). Fast from milk for one month. Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur.

PADMANABHA
22 (Wed) Krishna Dvitiya.

October 2021

2 (Sat) Krishna Ekadashi. Indira Ekadashi. Fast.

3 (Sun) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 06:59 and 10:51.

7 (Thu) Gaura Pratipad.

9 (Sat) Gaura Tritiya.

10 (Sun) Gaura Chaturthi.

15 (Fri) Gaura Dashami. Vijay Utsav of Sri Ramachandra. Appearance of Srila Madhva Acharya.

16 (Sat) Gaura Ekadashi. Papankusha Ekadashi. Fast.

17 (Sun) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 07:13 and 08:10. Disappearance of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami. Disappearance of Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami. Disappearance of Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami.

20 (Wed) Purnima. Sharadiya Rasa Yatra of Sri Krishna. Beginning of Urja Vrata, Damodar Vrata, Kartik Vrata and Niyam-seva Vrata (Begins on the Purnima day in Sri Gaura Vinoda Saraswat Sanga. Fourth month of Chaturmasya begins. Fast from urad dahl for one month. Disappearance of Srila Murari Gupta.

DAMODAR
23 (Sat) Krishna Tritiya.

25 (Mon) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.

26 (Tue) Krishna Shashthi.

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

30 (Sat) Krishna Navami. The grand 127th 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.

31 (Sun) Krishna Ekadashi. Rama Ekadashi. Fast.

November 2021

1 (Mon) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 09:26 and 10:58.

2 (Tue) Krishna Dvadashi. Festival in honour of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu’s auspicious arrival at Sripat Panihati.

3. Krishna Trayodashi. Offering and placing of lamps (or candles) on Vishnu Mandirs (because of the Chaturdashi tithi is kshay)

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

5 (Fri) Gaura Pratipad. Sri Govardhan Puja.

6 (Sat) Gaura Dvitiya. Disappearance of Srila Vasudev Ghosh Thakur.

8 (Mon) Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance festival of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.

9 (Tue) Gaura Panchami.

10 (Wed) Saptami Sannyasa day of Sripada Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja (1981, Conferred by Srila B.R. Sridhara Maharaja)

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

14 (Sun) Gaura Ekadashi. Sri Utthan Ekadashi. Fast.

15 (Mon) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 06:46 and 10:04. Sri Bhishma Panchaka. Disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Sri Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj.

18 (Thu) Gaura Chaturdashi. Disappearance of Srila Bhugarbha Goswami. Disappearance of Srila Kashishvar Pandit.

19 (Fri) Purnima. Rasa Yatra of Sri Krishna. Appearance of Srila Nimbarka Acharya. Disappearance of Srila Sundarananda Thakur. End of Chaturmasya and Niyama-seva vratas when began from Purnima.

KESHAVA
30 (Tue) Krishna Ekadashi. Utpanna Ekadashi. Fast.

December 2021

1 (Wed) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 07:03 and 10:13. Disappearance of Srila Narahari Sarkar Thakur. Disappearance of Srila Kaliya Krishnadas.

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

4 (Sat) Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Jagabandhu Bhakti Ranjan.

9 (Thu) Gaura Shashthi. Oran Shashthi.

11 (Sat) Gaura Ashtamiv.

12 (Sun) Gaura Navami.

13 (Mon) Gaura Dashami.

14 (Tue) Gaura Ekadashi. Moksada Ekadashi. Fast.

15 (Wed) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 07:15 and 10:21.

NARAYANA
21 (Tue) Krishna Dvitiya. The grand 93rd appearance day celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math’s Sevaite-President-Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya Sri Srimad Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

22 (Wed) Krishna Tritiya. Festivals at the appearance place of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj and his youth Pastimes place: Bamunpara and Nadan Ghat.

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

25 (Sat) Krishna Shashthi.

29 (Wed) Krishna Ekadashi. Saphala Ekadashi. Fast.

30 (Thu) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 08:28 and 10:28. Disappearance of Srila Devananda Pandit.

31 (Fri) Krishna Dvadashi.

January 2022

1 (Sat) Krishna Chaturdashi. Disappearance of Srila Mahesh Pandit. Disappearance of Srila Uddharan Das Thakur.

3 (Mon) Gaura Pratipad. Appearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.

5 (Wed) Gaura Tritiya. Disappearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu. Disappearance of Srila Jagadish Pandit.

13 (Thu) Gaura Ekadashi. Putrada Ekadashi. Fast. Sriman Mahaprabhu leaves Nabadwip in the night to go to Katwa to take sannyas. Appearance of Srila Jagadish Pandit.

14 (Fri) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 07:20 and 10:32.

15 (Sat) Gaura Trayodashi. Remembrance of Sriman Mahaprabhu’s sannyas-lila.

17 (Mon) Purnima. Pushyabhisheka Yatra of Sri Krishna.

MADHAVA
21 (Fri) Krishna Tritiya. Appearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu. Disappearance of Srila Ramachandra Kaviraj.

22 (Sat) Krishna Chaturthi.

24 (Mon) Krishna Saptami. Disappearance of Srila Jayadev Goswami.

25 (Tue) Krishna Ashtami. Disappearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.

28 (Fri) Krishna Ekadashi. Shat-tila Ekadashi. Fast.

29 (Sat) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 07:11 and 10:09.

February 2022

2 (Wed) Gaura Pratipad.

3 (Thu) Gaura Dvitiya.

5 (Sat) Gaura Chaturthi.

6 (Sun) Gaura Panchami. Sri Krishna Vasanta Panchami.  Appearance of Sri Vishnu Priya Devi. Sri Saraswati Puja. Appearance of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami. Appearance of Srila Pundarik Vidyanidhi. Appearance of Srila Raghu Nandan Thakur. Disappearance of Srila Visvanath Chakravarti Thakur.

8 (Tue) Gaura Saptami. Appearance of Mahavishnu Avatar, Sri Advaita Acharya.

9 (Wed) Gaura Ashtami.

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

11 (Fri) Gaura Dashmai. Disappearance of Sripad Ramanuja Acharya.

12 (Sat) Gaura Dvadashi. Vyanjuli Mahadvadashi. Gaura Ekadashi. Bhaimi Ekadashi. Fast.

13 (Sun) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 06:55 and 08:13 after the worship of Sri Varahadev. Varaha Dvadashi. Appearance of Lord Varaha.

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

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

GOVINDA
19 (Sat) Krishna Tritiya.

21 (Mon) Krishna Panchami. The 149th 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.

22 (Tue) Krishna Shashthi.

26 (Sat) Krishna Ekadashi. Vijaya Ekadashi. Fast.

27 (Sun) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 06:36 and 10:20.

March 2022

1 (Tue) Krishna Chaturdashi. Sri Sri Shivaratri (optional fast).

2 (Wed) Amavasya. Paran between 06:08 and 10:06.

3 (Thu) Gaura Pratipad. Disappearance of Vaishnava Sarvabhauma Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj.

4 (Fri) Gaura Dvitiya.

5 (Sat) Gaura Tritiya.

6 (Sun) 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.

7 (Mon) Gaura Panchami.

12 (Sat) Gaura Navami. Beginning of annual seven day festival.

13 (Sun) Gaura Ekadashi. Ekadashi, but no fast, because next day is Mahadvadashi.

14  (Mon) Gaura Dvadashi.

15  (Tue) Gaura Trayodashi. Paran between 07:07 and 11:05. Disappearance of Sripad Madhavendra Puri.

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

18 (Fri)  Sri Gauravirbhava Paurnamasi.Sri Gaura Purnima. Divine appearance of Sri Gauranga. Total fast until moonrise, then no grains. Special offering of worship and arati. Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita reading and mahasankirtan.