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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.

MARCH 2018

2. (Fri) Sri Gauravirbhava Paurnamasi. Sri Gaura Purnima. Divine appearance of Sri Gauranga. Total fast until moonrise, then no grains. Grand festival at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Vasantotsav and Dol Yatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda. Special offering of worship and arati. Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita reading and mahasankirtan. End of year 532 Gaurabda.

VISHNU

3. (Sat) Krishna Pratipad. Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra. Start of year 533 Gaurabda.

6. (Tue) Krishna Panchami. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sharan Shanta Maharaj. Pancham Dol.

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

11. (Sun) Krishna Navami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vigraha Bhiksu Goswami Maharaj.

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

13. (Tues) Krishna Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 10:44 – 11:12am. Disappearance of Srila Govinda Ghosh Thakur. Disappearance of Sripad Satyendrachandra Bhattacharya Mahoday.

22. (Thu) Gaura Panchami. Appearance of Sripad Ramanuja Acharya.

24. (Sat) Gaura Saptami. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Tirtha Maharaj.

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

27. (Tue) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting for Kamada Ekadashi.

28. (Wed) Gaura Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 06:51 – 11:01am. Observance of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja.

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

APRIL 2018

MADHUSUDAN

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

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

10. (Tue) Krishna Dashami. Disappearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

11. (Wed) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting for Varuthini Ekadasi. Disappearance of Sriyukta Saurindranath Bhakti Varidhi Prabhu.

12. (Thu) Krishna Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 06:27 – 10:50am.

16. (Mon) Appearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami.

17. (Tue) Gaura Pratipad. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Aloka Paramahamsa Maharaj.

18. (Wed) Gaura Tritiya. Beginning of 21 days Chandan Yatra of Sri Sri Jagannathdev. Aksaya Tritiya: a good day to start some works. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaja.

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

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

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

25. (Wed) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting for Mohini Ekadasi.

26. (Thurs) Gaura Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 06:07 – 10:41am

29. (Sun) Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi. Appearance day of Sri Nrisimhadev. Full fast until after sunset, then no grains (anukalpa).

30. (Mon) Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi paran between 6.05 and 6:49 a.m.
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.

MAY 2018

TRIVIKRAM (1st HALF)

1. (Tue) Krishna Pratipad. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.

5. (Sat) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Ray.

9. (Wed) Krishna Navami. Disappearance of Sripad Santosh Krishna Das Adhikari Prabhu.

11. (Fri) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting for Apara Ekadashi.

12. (Sat) Krishna Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 05:48 – 10:34am. Appearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

PURUSHOTTAM

25. (Fri) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting for Padmini Ekadashi. 

26. (Sat) Gaura Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 05:37 – 08:12am.

JUNE 2018

9. (Sat) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting for Parama Ekadashi.

10. (Sun) Krishna Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 07:59 – 10:30am.

TRIVIKRAM (2nd HALF)

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

23. (Sat) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting for Pandava Nirjala Ekadashi.
Sri Ganga Puja. Appearance of Sri Ganga Mata Goswamini. Disappearance of Srila Baladev Vidyabhushan Prabhu.

24. (Sun) Gaura Dwadashi. Break fast (paran) 05:32 – 10:33am.

26. (Tue) Grand festival of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami at Sripat Panihati.

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

VAMAN

29. (Fri) Krishna Pratipad. Disappearance of Srila Shyamananda Prabhu and Sripad Rishabdev Das Adhikari.

30. (Sat) Krishna Dvitiya. Disappearance of Sri Gaurahari Bhakti Sampad Prabhu.

JULY 2018

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

9. (Mon) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting for Yogini Ekadashi.

10. (Tue) Krishna Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 05:41 – 09:17am.

13. (Fri) Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit and Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur. Gundicha Marjan: cleaning at the Gundicha Temple at Sri Puri Dham, and cleaning of all Temples of the Lord.

14. (Sat) Gaura Pratipad. Ratha Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev.
Beginning of Srila Sridhara Maharaja’s “heart service” in Navadwipa Dhama.

15. (Sun) Gaura Tritiya. Disappearance of Srila Svarup Damodar Goswami Prabhu.

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

20. (Fri) Gaura Ashtami. Disappearance of Sripad Ajita Krishna Brahmachari.

22. (Sun) Gaura Dashami. Punar Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev (Return car festival). Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj. Disappearance of Sriyukta Krishnamayi Devi.

23. (Mon) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting for Sayana Ekadashi.

24. (Tue) Gaura Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 05:52 – 08:57am. 

27. (Fri) Purnima. Sri Guru Purnima. Appearance of Srila Vyasadev. Disappearance of Srila Sanatana Goswami Prabhu. First month of Chaturmasya begins (green leafy vegetable fast for one month)

SRIDHAR

AUGUST 2018

2. (Thu) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu.

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

7. (Tue) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting for Kamika Ekadashi.

8. (Wed) Krishna Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 06:05 – 10:45am.

11. (Sat) Amavasya. Observance of the disappearance of Om Vishnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Deva-Goswāmī Mahārāja.

15. (Wed) Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance of Srila Vamshi Das Babaji Maharaj.

18. (Sat) Gaura Ashtami. Disappearance of Sripad Ananga Mohan Das Adhikari (because the Saptami tithi on the previous day was viddha at sunrise).

20. (Mon) Gaura Navami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Prasun Bodhayan Maharaj.

22. (Wed) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting for Pavitropana Ekadashi. Beginning of Jhulan Yatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda.

23. (Thu) Gaura Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 06:19 – 10:48am. Disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami and Srila Gauri Das Pandit Goswami.

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

HRISHIKESH

31. (Fri) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Vilas Tapasvi Maharaj.

SEPTEMBER 2018

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

4. (Tue) Krishna Navami. Sri Nandotsav.
The Appearance of Thakura Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja Prabhupada. 

6. (Thu) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting for Annada Ekadashi.

7. (Fri) Krishna Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 06:34 – 10:50am.

14. (Fri) Gaura Panchami. Appearance of Sri Sita Devi, the consort of Sri Advaita Prabhu.

16. (Sun) Gaura Saptami. Sri Lalita Saptami. Appearance of Sri Lalita Devi.

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

20. (Thu) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting for Parsva Ekadashi.

21. (Fri) Gaura Dvadashi. Appearance of Sri VamanadevBreak fast (paran) 06:47 – 10:51am. Appearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu.

22. (Sat) Gaura Trayodashi. Appearance of Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.

23. (Sun) Gaura Chaturdashi. Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur.

25. (Tues) Purnima. Vishvarup Mahotsav. Third month of Caturmasya begins (milk fast for one month)

PADMANABHA

27. (Thu) Krishna Dvitiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Tirtha Maharaj.

OCTOBER 2018

5. (Fri) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting for Indira Ekadashi.

6. (Sat) Krishna Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 07:01 – 07:12am.

12. (Fri) Gaura Tritiya. Disappearance of Sriyukta Radharani Devi Chaudurani.

13. (Sat) Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti Dayita Damodar Maharaj.

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

20. (Sat) Gaura Ekadashi.  Fasting for Pasankusa Ekadashi.

21. (Sun) Gaura Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 07:17 – 10:55am.
Disappearance of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, and Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami.

24. (Wed) Purnima. Sharadiya Rasa Yatra of Sri Krishna. Disappearance of Srila Murari Gupta.
Fourth month of Caturmasya begins (urad dal fast for one month)

DAMODAR

27. (Sat) Krishna Tritiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Srirup Puri Maharaj.

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

30. (Tue) Krishna Shashthi. Disappearance of Srila Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj.

NOVEMBER 2018

1. (Thu) Krishna Ashtami. Bahulashtami. Manifestation day of Sri Radha Kunda. Sannyasa day of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

2. (Fri) Krishna Navami. The grand 124th appearance day celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math’s Founder-President-Acharya Srila Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Deva-Goswāmī Mahārāja. Appearance of Srila Virachandra Prabhu. Disappearance of Sripad Sakhi Charan Das Babaji Maharaj.

3. (Sat) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting for Rama Ekadashi.  

4. (Sun) Krishna Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 06:33 – 10:00am. Festival in honour of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu’s auspicious arrival at Sripat Panihati.

6. (Tue) Krishna Chaturdashi. Offering and placing of lamps (or candles) on Vishnu Mandirs.

7. (Wed) Amavasya. Dipavali. Offering and placing of lamps (or candles) on Vishnu Mandirs.

8. (Thu) Gaura Pratipad. Sri Govardhan Puja. Grand Annakut Mahotsav. Go Puja (cow-worship) and Go Krida (the pleasure of the cows).

9. (Fri) Gaura Dvitiya. Disappearance of Srila Vasudev Ghosh Thakur. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sarvasva Giri Maharaj.

11. (Sun) Gaura Chaturthi. Observance for the Disappearance of Thakura Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja Prabhupada. 

12. (Mon) Gaura Panchami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Aloka Paramahamsa Maharaj.

16. (Fri) 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.

18. (Sun) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting for Utthana Ekadashi. Disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Sri Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaja. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaj. Sri Bhishma Panchaka.

19. (Mon) Gaura Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 10:04 – 10:07am. 

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

23. (Fri) Purnima. Rasa Yatra of Sri Krishna. Disappearance of Srila Sundarananda Thakur. Appearance of Srila Nimbarka Acharya. End of Chaturmasya fast.

DECEMBER 2018

KESHAVA

2. (Sun) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting for Utpanna Ekadashi.

3. (Mon) Krishna Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 08:22 – 10:15am.  Disappearance of Srila Narahari Sarkar Thakur and Srila Kaliya Krishnadasa. Disappearance of Sriyukta Dhananjay Dasa Prabhu.

5. (Wed) Krishna Trayodashi. Disappearance of Srila Saranga Thakur.

7. (Fri) Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Jagabandhu Bhakti Ranjan.

15. (Sat) Gaura Ashtami. Disappearance of Srila Madhusudan Das Babaji Maharaj.

16. (Sun) Gaura Navami. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaja.

17. (Mon) Gaura Dashami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Kusum Shraman Maharaj.

18. (Tue) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting for Moksada Ekadashi.

19. (Wed) Gaura Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 07:17 – 10:24am.

NARAYAN

24. (Mon) Krishna Dvitiya. The grand 90th appearance day celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math’s Sevaite-President-Acharya, Om Vishnupada Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja.

26. (Wed) Krishna Chaturthi. Observance for the disappearance of the founder of the Sri Chaitanya Math and worldwide Sri Gaudiya Maths, Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupada.

JANUARY 2019

1. (Tue) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting for Saphala Ekadashi. Disappearance of Srila Devananda Pandit and Srimad Bhakti Prakash Aranya Maharaja.

2. (Wed) Krishna Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 07:22 – 10:30am. Disappearance of Sripad Bhakti Bhudev Shrauti Maharaj.

3. (Thu) Krishna Trayodashi. Disappearance of Srila Mahesh Pandit and Srila Uddharan Das Thakur.

6. (Sun) Gaura Pratipad. Appearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.

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

13. (Sun) Gaura Saptami.Sriman Mahaprabhu leaves Nabadwip in the night to go to Katwa to take sannyas.

15. (Tue) Gaura Navami. Remembrance of Sriman Mahaprabhu’s sannyas-lila.

17. (Thu) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting for Putrada Ekadashi.  Appearance of Srila Jagadish Pandit.

18. (Fri) Gaura Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 07:19 – 09:54am

21. (Mon) Purnima. Pushyabhisheka Yatra of Sri Krishna. Disappearance of Sripad Bhakti Sharan Vaisnava Maharaj.

MADHAVA

24. (Thu) Krishna Chaturthi. Appearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu. Disappearance of Srila Ramachandra Kaviraj.  Disappearance of Sripad Yadavendu Bhakti Chandan.

26. (Sat) Krishna Shashthi. Disappearance of Srila Jayadev Goswami.

28. (Mon) Krishna Ashtami. Disappearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.

31. (Thu) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting for Shat-tila Ekadashi.

FEBRUARY 2019

1. (Fri) Krishna Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 07:09 – 08:31am.

5. (Tue) Gaura Pratipad. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Gaurava Vaikhanas Maharaj. Disappearance of Sri Haripada Chaudhuri Das Adhikari.

6. (Wed) Gaura Dvitiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sharan Shanta Maharaj.

10. (Sun) 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, Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Viveka Bharati Maharaj, and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Svarup Parvat Maharaj. Sri Saraswati Puja.

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

13. (Wed) Gaura Ashtami. Disappearance of Srila Madhva Acharya.

14. (Thu) Gaura Navami. Disappearance of Srila Ramanuja Acharya.

15. (Fri) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting for Bhaimi Ekadashi.  

16. (Sat) Varaha Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 06:52 – 10:27am. Appearance of Lord Varaha.(Fasting is done yesterday, today is feast)

17. (Sun) Gaura Trayodashi. Appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Fast until noon.

19. (Tue) Purnima. Sri Krishna’s Madhurotsav. Appearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.

GOVINDA

22. (Fri) Krishna Tritiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti Premik Siddhanti Maharaj.

24. (Sun) Krishna Panchami. The 146th divine appearance festival of the founder of the Sri Chaitanya Math and worldwide Sri Gaudiya Maths, Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad. Nabadwip. Disappearance of Srila Purushottam Thakur.

25. (Mon) Krishna Shashthi. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaja.

MARCH 2019

1. (Fri) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting for Vijaya Ekadashi. Disappearance of Sripad Krishna Govinda Das Adhikari.

2. (Sat) Krishna Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 07:16 – 10:19am.

5. (Tue) Krishna Chaturdashi. Sri Sri Shivaratri. Disappearance of Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram.

7. (Thu) Gaura Pratipad. Disappearance of Vaishnava Sarvabhauma Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj, Srila Rasikananda Dev Goswami, and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhav Maharaj.

8. (Fri) Gaura Dvitiya. Appearance of Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj.

10. (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 Chaitanya Saraswat Math Global, New Jersey, USA, and affiliated ashrams around the world. Appearance of Srila Purushottam Thakur. Disappearance of Sripad Tulasidas Das Adhikari Prabhu.

11. (Mon) Gaura Panchami. Disappearance of Sriyukta Tarangini Devi.

17. (Sun) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting for Amalaki Ekadashi.

18. (Mon) Gaura Dvadashi. Break fast (paran) 07:07 – 08:15am. Disappearance of Sri Madhavendra Puri.

21. (Thu) Sri Gaura Purnima. Divine appearance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Total fast until moonrise, then no grains. Vasantotsav and Dol Yatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda. Special offering of worship and arati. Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita reading and mahasankirtan. End of year 533 Gaurabda.Disappearance of Sripad Madhavendra Puri. 

VISHNU

22. (Fri) Krishna Dvitiya. Sri Gaura Purnima break fast (paran) 07:07 – 08:15am. Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra. Start of year 534 Gaurabda.

25. (Mon) Krishna Panchami. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sharan Shanta Maharaj. Pancham Dol.

28. (Thu) Krishna Ashtami. Appearance of Srila Srivas Pandit.

29. (Fri) Krishna Navami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vigraha Bhiksu Goswami Maharaj.