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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 our New Jersey Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

The calculations have been made according to local Philadelphia time and location. The times may also be used by everyone in the area we serve including New York City and the entire state of New Jersey.

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

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

April 2020

2  (Thu) Gaura Navami. Sri Rama Navami. Fast until noon. Appearance at noon of Sri Ramachandra.

4  (Sat) Gaura Ekadashi. Kamada Ekadashi. Fast.

5  (Sun) Gaura Dvadashi. Break fast (Paran) 06:37 – 09:56am.
Observance of the disappearance of Om Vishnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja.

8  (Wed) Purnima. Vasanta Rasa of Sri Krishna. Rasa Yatra of Sri Balarama. Appearance of Srila Vamshi Vadanananda Thakur. Appearance of Srila Shyamananda Prabhu.

MADHUSUDAN

12  (Sun) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Sripad Krishnadasa Babaji Maharaja.

14  (Tue) Krishna Saptami. Disappearance of Srila Abhiram Thakur.

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

18  (Sat) Krishna Ekadashi. Varuthini Ekadashi. Fast.
Disappearance of Sriyukta Saurindranath Bhakti Varidhi Prabhu.

19  (Sun) Krishna Dvadashi. Break fast (Paran) 06:16 – 10:45am.

23  (Thu) Amavasya. Appearance of Srila Gadadhara Pandit Goswami.

24  (Fri) Gaura Pratipad. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Aloka Paramahamsa Maharaj.

25  (Sat) Gaura Dvitiya. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj.

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

28  (Tue) Gaura Panchami. Appearance of Sripad Shankar Acharya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Gabhastinemi Maharaj.

30  (Thu) Gaura Saptami. Jahnu Saptami. Sri Jahnavi Puja (Sri Ganga Puja).

May 2020

2  (Sat) Gaura Navami. Appearance of Nityananda-shakti, Sri Jahnava Devi. Appearance of Rama-shakti, Sri Sita Devi.

3  (Sun) Gaura Ekadashi. Mohini Ekadashi. Fast.

4  (Mon) Gaura Dvadashi. Break fast (Paran) 05:56 – 10:37am.

6  (Wed) Gaura Chaturdashi. Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi. Appearance day of Sri Nrisimhadeva. Full fast until after sunset, then no grains (anukalpa).

7  (Thu) Purnima. Break fast (Paran) between 05:58 – 10:41am.
Sri Krishna’s Phul Dol and Salila Bihar. Buddha Purnima: appearance day of Lord Buddha. Appearance of Srila Srinivas Acharya.

TRIVIKRAM

8  (Fri) Krishna Pratipad. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaja.

12  (Tue) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Raya.

16  (Sat) Krishna Navami. Disappearance of Sripad Santosh Krishna Das Adhikari Prabhu.

18  (Mon) Krishna Ekadashi. Apara Ekadashi. Fast.

19  (Tue) Krishna Dvadashi. Break fast (Paran) 05:41 – 08:03am. Appearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

26  (Tue) Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance of Srila Bhakti Gaurava Giri Maharaj (Sripad Paramananda Vidyaratna Prabhu).

June 2020

1 (Mon) Gaura Dashami. Dashahara Sri Ganga Puja. Appearance of Sri Ganga Mata Goswamini. Disappearance of Srila Baladeva Vidyabhushan Prabhu.

2 (Tue) Gaura Ekadashi. Fast.
Fasting for Pandava Nirjala (no water) Ekadashi.

3 (Wed) Gaura Trayodashi. Break fast (Paran) 05:33 – 10:30am.

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

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

VAMAN

6 (Sat) Krishna Pratipad. Disappearance of Srila Shyamananda Prabhu. Disappearance of Sripad Rishabdev Das Adhikari.

7 (Sun) Krishna Dvitiya. Disappearance of Sri Gaurahari Bhakti Sampad Prabhu.

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

16 (Tue) Krishna Ekadashi. Yogini Ekadashi. Fast.

17 (Wed) Krishna Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 05:31 – 10:31am.

21 (Sun) Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami. Disappearance of Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.

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

23 (Tue) Gaura Dvitiya. Ratha Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev.
Beginning of Srila Sridhara Maharaja’s “heart service” in Navadwipa Dhama.
Disappearance of Srila Svarup Damodar Goswami Prabhu.

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

28 (Sun) Gaura Ashtami. Disappearance of Sripad Ajita Krishna Brahmachari.

30 (Tue) Gaura Dashami. Disappearance of Sriyukta Krishnamayi Devi.

July 2020

1 (Wed) Gaura Ekadashi. Shayan Ekadashi. Fast. Punar Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev (Return car festival). Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaja.

2 (Thu) Gaura Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 05:36 – 05:49am

4 (Sat) Purnima. Sri Guru Purnima. Appearance of Srila Vyasadev.
First month of Caturmasya begins (green leafy vegetable fast for one month)
Disappearance of Srila Sanatana Goswami Prabhu.

SRIDHAR

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

13 (Mon) Krishna Ashtami. Disappearance of Srila Lokanath Goswami Prabhu.

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

17 (Fri) Krishna Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 05:46 – 10:39am

20 (Mon) Amavasya. Observance of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaja.

24 (Fri) Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance of Srila Vamshi Das Babaji Maharaj.

27 (Mon) Gaura Saptami. Disappearance of Sripad Ananga Mohan Das Adhikari.

30 (Thu) Gaura Ekadashi. Pavitraropani Ekadashi. Fast.

31 (Fri) Gaura Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 05:58 – 10:44am. Disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami. Disappearance of Srila Gauri Das Pandit Goswami. Disappearance of Ramai Brahmachari Archan Niketan.

August 2020

3 (Mon) Purnima. Appearance of Sri Baladeva. Fast until noon. End of Jhulan Yatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda. Second month of Caturmasya begins. (yogurt fast for one month)

HRISHIKESH

8 (Sat) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Vilas Tapasvi Maharaj.

12 (Wed) Krishna Ashtami. Sri Sri Krishna Janmashtami. Complete fast until midnight, then no grains.

13 (Thu) Krishna Navami. Break fast (paran) 05:58 – 10:44am. Sri Nandotsava.
Appearance of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja Prabhupada.

14 (Fri) Krishna Ekadashi. Annada Ekadashi . Fast.

15 (Sat) Krishna Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 10:45 – 10:47am.

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

25 (Tue) Gaura Saptami. Sri Lalita Saptami . Appearance of Sri Lalita Devi.

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

28 (Fri) Gaura Ekadashi. Parshva Ekadashi. Fast.

29 (Sat) Gaura Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 06:26 – 10:49am. Appearance of Sri Vamanadev. Appearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu.

31 (Mon) Appearance of Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.

September 2020

1 (Tue) Purnima. Vishvarup Mahotsav.
Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur.
Third month of Caturmasya begins. (milk fast for one month)
Acceptance of tridandi sannyasa by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada Swami Maharaja.

PADMANABHA (1st half)

4 (Fri) Krishna Dvitiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Tirtha Maharaj.

13 (Sun) Krishna Ekadashi. Indira Ekadashi. Fast.

14 (Mon) Krishna Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 06:41 – 10:50am.

PURUSHOTTAM

27 (Sun) Gaura Ekadashi. Padmini Ekadashi. Fast.

28 (Mon) Gaura Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 06:54 – 10:52am.

October 2020

12 (Mon) Krishna Ekadashi. Ekadashi, but no fast today (because of Dashami viddha at dawn).

13 (Tue) Krishna Dvadashi. Parama Ekadashi. Fast.

14 (Wed) Krishna Trayodashi. Break fast (paran) 07:10 – 10:54am.

PADMANABHA (2nd half)

19 (Mon) Gaura Tritiya. Disappearance of Sriyukta Radharani Devi Chaudurani.

20 (Tue) Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti Dayita Damodar Maharaj.

26 (Mon) Gaura Ekadashi. Pasankusa Ekadashi, Fast. Vijay Utsav of Sri Ramachandra. Appearance of Srila Madhva Acharya.

27 (Tue) Gaura Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 07:50 – 10:57am.

28 (Wed) Disappearance of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami. Disappearance of Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami. Disappearance of Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami.

31 (Sat) Purnima. Sharadiya Rasa Yatra of Sri Krishna. Beginning of Urja Vrata, Damodar Vrata, Kartik Vrata and Niyam-seva Vrata. Disappearance of Srila Murari Gupta.
Fourth month of Caturmasya begins (urad dal fast for one month)

November 2020

DAMODAR

5 (Thu) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.

6 (Fri) Krishna Shashthi. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj.

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

9 (Mon) Krishna Navami. The grand 125th 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. Disappearance of Sripad Sakhi Charan Das Babaji Maharaj.

11 (Wed) Krishna Ekadashi. Rama Ekadashi. Fast.

12 (Thu) Krishna Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 06:42 – 10:04am. Festival in honour of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu’s auspicious arrival at Sripat Panihati.

14 (Sat) Krishna Chaturdashi. Offering and placing of lamps (or candles) on Vishnu Mandirs.

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

16 (Mon) Gaura Pratipad. Sri Govardhan Puja. Grand Annakut Mahotsav.

17 (Tue) Gaura Dvitiya. Bhratri Dvitiya krityam (festival where brothers and sisters honour each other). Disappearance of Srila Vasudev Ghosh Thakur. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sarvasva Giri Maharaj.

18 (Wed) Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance festival of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja Prabhupada.

19 (Thu) Gaura Panchami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Aloka Paramahamsa Maharaj.

22 (Sun) 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.

25 (Wed) Gaura Ekadashi. Utthana Ekadashi, Fast.

26 (Thu) Gaura Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 06:58 – 10:11am.
Sri Bhishma Panchaka. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaj. Disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Sri Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj.

28 (Sat) Last day of the fourth Caturmasya month. End of Caturmasya fast. Disappearance of Srila Bhugarbha Goswami. Disappearance of Srila Kashishvar Pandit.

29 (Sun) Purnima. Rasa Yatra of Sri Krishna. Appearance of Srila Nimbarka Acharya. Disappearance of Srila Sundarananda Thakur.

December 2020

KESHAVA

10 (Thu) Krishna Ekadashi. Utpanna Ekadashi  Fast.

11 (Fri) Krishna Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 07:12 – 10:20am.

12 (Sat) Krishna Trayodashi. Disappearance of Srila Saranga Thakur.

13 (Sun) Krishna Chaturdashi. Disappearance of Srila Narahari Sarkar Thakur. Disappearance of Srila Kaliya Krishnadas. Disappearance of Sriyukta Dhananjay Das Prabhu.

14 (Mon) Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Jagabandhu Bhakti Ranjan.

20 (Sun) Gaura Shashthi. Oran Shashthi.

22 (Tue) Gaura Ashtami. Disappearance of Srila Madhusudan Das Babaji Maharaj.

23 (Wed) Gaura Navami. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj.

24 (Thu) Gaura Dashami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Kusum Shraman Maharaj.

25 (Fri) Gaura Ekadashi. Moksada Ekadashi. Fast.

26 (Sat) Gaura Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 07:21 – 10:28am.