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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 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.

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.

VISHNU

19. (Sat) Krishna Pratipad. 

23. (Wed) Krishna Panchami. 

25. (Fri) Krishna Ashtami. Appearance of Srila Srivas Pandit.

26. (Sat) Krishna Navami. 

28. (Mon) Krishna Ekadashi. Papa Vimochani Ekadashi. Fast.

29. (Tue) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 6:25 and 10:49 a.m. Festival in honor of Sriman Mahaprabhu’s auspicious arrival at Varaha Nagar. 

APRIL 2022

6. (Wed) Gaura Panchami. Appearance of Sripad Ramanuja Acharya

8. (Fri) Gaura Saptami.

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

12. (Tue) Gaura Ekadashi. Kamada Ekadashi. Fast.

13. (Wed) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 5:47 and 7:59 a.m. Festival in honour of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja.

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

MADHUSUDAN

21. (Thu) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Sripad Krishnadas Babaji Maharaj.

23. (Sat) Krishna Saptami. Disappearance of Srila Abhiram Thakur.

26. (Tue) Krishna Ekadashi. Varuthini Ekadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

27. (Wed) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:36 and 10:30 a.m.

30. (Sat) Amavasya. Appearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami.

MAY 2022

01. (Sun) Gaura Pratipad. 

02. (Mon) Gaura Dvitiya. 

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

06. (Fri) Gaura Panchami. 

08. (Sun) Gaura Saptami. Jahnu Saptami. Sri Jahnavi Puja (Sri Ganga Puja).

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

12. (Thu) Gaura Ekadashi. Mohini Ekadashi. Fast.

13. (Fri) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 5:47 and 7:59 a.m.

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

16. (Mon) Purnima. Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi paran between 5:00 and 9:22 a.m. Sri Krishna’s Phul Dol and Salila Bihar. Disappearance of Srila Parameshvari Das Thakur. Appearance of Srila Srinivas Acharya.

TRIVIKRAM

17. (Tue) Krishna Pratipad. 

20. (Fri) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Ray.

24. (Tue) Krishna Navami. 

26. (Thu) Krishna Ekadashi. Apara Ekadashi. Fast.

27. (Fri) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:36 and 10:30 a.m. Appearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

31. (Tue) Gaura Pratipad. 

JUNE 2022

3. (Fri) Gaura Chaturthi.

9. (Thu) Gaura Dashami. Dashahara. Sri Ganga Puja. Appearance of Sri Ganga Mata Goswamini. Disappearance of Srila Baladev Vidyabhushan Prabhu.

10. (Fri) Gaura Ekadashi. Nirjala Ekadashi. Fast.

11. (Sat) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 5:31 and 10:30 a.m.

12. (Sun) Gaura Trayodashi. Grand festival of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami at Sripat Panihati.

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

VAMAN

15. (Wed) Krishna Pratipad. Disappearance of Srila Shyamananda Prabhu.

16. (Thu) Krishna Dvitiya.

19. (Sun) Krishna Panchami. Appearance of Srila Vakreshvar Pandit.

24. (Fri) Krishna Ekadashi. Yogini Ekadashi. Fast. 

25. (Sat) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:33 and 10:33 a.m.

29. (Wed) Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit and Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.

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

JULY 2022

01. (Fri) Gaura Dvitiya. Ratha Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev. 

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

07. (Thu) Gaura Ashtami.

09. (Sat) Gaura Dashami.

10. (Sun) Gaura Ekadashi. Shayan Ekadashi. Fast. Punar Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev (Return car festival).

11. (Mon) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 5:41 and 10:375 a.m.

13. (Wed) Purnima. Sri Guru Purnima. Appearance of Srila Vyasadev. Disappearance of Srila Sanatan Goswami Prabhu. Beginning of Chaturmasya (Begins on Purnima in Sri Gaura Vinoda Saraswat Sanga). Fast from green leafy vegetables for one month. Disappearance of Srila Sanatan Goswami Prabhu.

SRIDHAR

15. (Fri) Krishna Dvitiya.

18. (Mon) Krishna Panchami.

21. (Thu) Krishna Ashtami. Disappearance of Srila Lokanath Goswami Prabhu.

24. (Sun) Krishna Ekadashi. Kamika Ekadashi. Fast.

25. (Mon) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:52 and 6:47 a.m.

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

AUGUST 2022

01. (Mon) Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance of Srila Vamshi Das Babaji Maharaj.

03. (Wed) Gaura Shashthi.

04. (Thu) Gaura Saptami.

07. (Sun) Gaura Dashami.

08. (Mon) 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.

09. (Thu) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 6:06 and 8:17 a.m. Disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami and Srila Gauri Das Pandit Goswami.

12. (Fri) 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

16. (Tue) Krishna Panchami. 

19. (Fri) Krishna Ashtami. Sri Sri Krishna Janmashtami. Complete fast until midnight, then no grains.

20. (Sat) Krishna Navami. Sri Nandotsav. Sri Janmashtami paran between 5:15 and 9:33 a.m. Appearance of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja Prabhupad.

22. (Mon) Krishna Ekadashi. No fast today (because of Mahadvadashi tomorrow).

23. (Tue) Krishna Ekadashi. Unmilana Mahadvadashi. Fast.

24. (Wed) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 6:20 and 10:48 a.m.

SEPTEMBER 2022

01. (Thu) Gaura Panchami. Appearance of Sri Sita Devi, the consort of Sri Advaita Prabhu.

03. (Sat) Gaura Saptami. Sri Lalita Saptami. Appearance of Sri Lalita Devi.

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

06. (Tue) Gaura Ekadashi. Parshva Ekadashi. Fast.

07. (Wed) Gaura Dvadashi. Appearance of Sri Vamanadev. Paran after the worship of Sri Vamanadeva between 6:34 and 10:50 a.m. Appearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu.

08. (Thu) Gaura Trayodashi. Appearance of Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.

09. (Fri) Gaura Chaturdashi. Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur.

10. (Sat) 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

12(Mon) Krishna Dvitiya.

21. (Wed) Krishna Ekadashi. Indira Ekadashi. Fast.

22. (Thu) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 6:48 a.m. and 10:51 a.m.

26. (Mon) Gaura Pratipad.

28. (Wed) Gaura Tritiya. Disappearance of Sriyukta Radharani Devi Chaudurani.

29. (Thu) Gaura Chaturthi.

OCTOBER 2022

04. (Tue) Gaura Navami. Vijay Utsav of Sri Ramachandra. Appearance of Sri Madhva Acharya.

06. (Thu) Gaura Ekadashi. Papankusha Ekadashi. Fast.

07. (Fri) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 7:01 and 7:52 a.m. Disappearance of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, and Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami.

09. (Sun) 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.

DAMODAR

12. (Wed) Krishna Tritiya.

14. (Fri) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.

16. (Sun) Krishna Shashthi.

18. (Tue) Krishna Ashtami. Bahulashtami. Manifestation day of Sri Radha Kunda. Sannyas day of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja.

19. (Wed) 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 Maharaja.

21. (Fri) Krishna Ekadashi. Rama Ekadashi. Fast.

22. (Sat) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 7:18 and 8:34 a.m. Festival in honour of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu’s auspicious arrival at Sripat Panihati.

24. (Mon) Krishna Chaturdashi. Offering and placing of lamps (or candles) on Vishnu Mandirs.

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

26. (Wed) Gaura Pratipad. Sri Govardhan Puja

27. (Thu) Gaura Dvitiya. Disappearance of Srila Vasudev Ghosh Thakur.

29. (Sat) Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance festival of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja Prabhupad.

30. (Sun) Gaura Panchami.

NOVEMBER 2022

01. (Tue) 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.

04. (Fri) Gaura Ekadashi. Sri Utthan Ekadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Sri Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj. Sri Bhishma Panchaka.

05. (Sat) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 7:34 and 7:39 a.m.

07. (Mon) Gaura Chaturdashi. Disappearance of Srila Bhugarbha Goswami and Srila Kashishvar Pandit.

08. (Tue) Purnima. 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.

15. (Tue) Sannyasa day of Sripada Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja (1981, Conferred by Srila B.R. Sridhara Maharaja)

KESHAVA

20. (Sun) Krishna Ekadashi. Utpanna Ekadashi. Fast.

21. (Mon) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:51 and 9:08 a.m. Disappearance of Srila Narahari Sarkar Thakur and Srila Kaliya Krishnadas.

22. (Tue) Krishna Trayodashi. Disappearance of Srila Saranga Thakur.

24. (Thu) Pratipad.

29. (Tue) Gaura Shashthi. Oran Shashthi.

DECEMBER 2022

01. (Thu) Gaura Ashtami.

02. (Fri) Gaura Navami.

03. (Sat) Gaura Dashami.

04. (Sun) Gaura Ekadashi. Moksada Ekadashi. Fast.

05. (Mon) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 6:06 a.m. and 9:16 a.m.

NARAYAN

10. (Sat) Krishna DvitiyaThe 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 Maharaja.

11. (Sun) Krishna Tritiya.

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

19. (Mon) Krishna Ekadashi. Saphala Ekadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Srila Devananda Pandit.

20. (Tue) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 6:18 and 9:25 a.m.

22. (Thu) Krishna Chaturdashi. Disappearance of Srila Mahesh Pandit and Srila Uddharan Das Thakur.

24. (Sat) Gaura Pratipad. Appearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.

25. (Sun) Gaura Dvitiya. Christmas Day.

26. (Mon) Gaura Tritiya. Disappearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu. Disappearance of Srila Jagadish Pandit.

JANUARY 2023

01. (Sun) New Year’s Day.

02. (Mon) Gaura Ekadashi. No fast today (because of Mahadvadasi tomorrow). Appearance of Srila Jagadish Pandit.

03. (Tue) Gaura Dvadashi. Jayanti Mahadvadashi. Fast.

04. (Wed) Gaura Trayodashi. Paran between 7:22 a.m. and 10:31.

06. (Fri) Purnima. Pushyabhisheka Yatra of Sri Krishna.

MADHAVA

10. (Tue) Krishna Tritiya. Appearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu. Disappearance of Srila Ramachandra Kaviraj.

11. (Wed) Krishna Chaturthi.

13. (Fri) Krishna Shashthi. Disappearance of Srila Jayadev GoswamiSriman Mahaprabhu leaves Nabadwip in the night to go to Katwa to take sannyasa.

15. (Sun) Krishna Ashtami. Disappearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur. Remembrance of Sriman Mahaprabhu’s sannyas-lila.

18. (Wed) Krishna Ekadashi. Shat-tila Ekadashi. Fast.

19. (Thu) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 7:18 and 10:33 a.m.

22. (Sun) Gaura Pratipad.

23. (Mon) Gaura Dvitiya.

25. (Wed) Gaura Chaturthi.

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

28. (Sat) Gaura Saptami. Appearance of Mahavishnu Avatar, Sri Advaita Acharya.

29. (Sun) Gaura Ashtami. 

30. (Mon) Gaura Navami. Disappearance of Srila Madhva Acharya.

31. (Tue) Gaura Dashami. Disappearance of Srila Ramanuja Acharya.

FEBRUARY 2023

01. (Wed) Gaura Ekadashi. Bhaimi Ekadashi. Fast.

02. (Thu) Gaura Dvadashi. Varaha Dvadashi. Paran between 10:11 a.m. and 10:01 am after the worship of Sri Varahadev. Appearance of Lord Varaha.

03. (Fri) Gaura Trayodashi. Appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu.

05. (Sun) Purnima. Sri Krishna’s Madhurotsav. Appearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.

GOVINDA

08. (Wed) Krishna Tritiya.

10. (Fri) 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.

11. (Sat) Krishna Shashthi. Disappearance of Srila Purushottam Thakur.

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

17. (Fri) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 6:514 and 10:26 a.m.

19. (Sun) Krishna Chaturdashi. Sri Sri Shivaratri (optional fast).

20. (Mon) Amavasya. Paran between 06:08 and 10:06.

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

22. (Wed) Gaura Dvitiya.

23. (Thu) Gaura Tritiya.

24. (Fri) 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.

25. (Sat) Gaura Shashthi.

MARCH 2023

01. (Wed) Gaura Navami.

02. (Thu) Gaura Dashami. 

03. (Fri) Gaura Ekadashi. Amlaki Ekadashi. Fast. Parikrama of Sri Simantadwip and Sri Rudradwip.

04. (Sat) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 8:12 and 10:18 a.m.

05. (Sun) Gaura Trayodashi. 

06. (Mon) Gaura Chaturdashi. Adhivas observance ceremony of the appearance of Sri Gauranga. 

07. (Tue) 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. End of year 537 Gaurabda.