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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. Trisprisha Mahadvadashi. 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.