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"It is only necessary to be simple and unprejudiced. The antithesis is the only thing drawing us back from God, otherwise it will be found to be the plane of universal love."

- Srila Sridhar Maharaj
"Srila Saraswati Thakur has written this in his poem, 'Who is a Vaisnava': 'When your ego will grow to embrace the ideal that you are the servitor of a Vaisnava, you try and hold that within your heart.'"

- Srila Govinda Maharaj

Main Vaisnava Dates:
(Nabadwip's Calendar)

Full Calendar
January 2016 (continued)
20 Ekadashi. Fast. Appearance of Srila Jagadish Pandit.
21 Dvadashi. Paran between 6:26 and 9:30 a.m.
24 Purnima. Pushyabhisheka Yatra of Sri Krishna. Disappearance of Sripad Bhakti Sharan Vaisnava Maharaj.
27 Appearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu. Disappearance of Srila Ramachandra Kaviraj.
28 Disappearance of Sripad Yadavendu Bhakti Chandan.
30 Disappearance of Srila Jayadev Goswami.
February 2016
1 Disappearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.
4 Ekadashi. Fast.
5 Dvadashi. Paran between 6:21 and 10:01 a.m.
9 Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Gaurava Vaikhanas Maharaj. Disappearance of Sri Haripada Chaudhuri Das Adhikari.
10 Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sharan Shanta Maharaj.
12 Appearance of Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj.
13 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.
15 Appearance of Mahavishnu Avatar, Sri Advaita Acharya (because the previous day was viddha). Disappearance of Sripad Virendra Krishna Prabhu.
16 Disappearance of Srila Madhva Acharya.
17 Disappearance of Srila Ramanuja Acharya.
18 Ekadashi. No Fast.
19 Mahadvadashi. Varaha Dvadashi. Appearance of Lord Varaha. Fast in honour of Mahadvadashi, the appearance of Lord Varaha, and the appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu.
20 Appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Paran between 6:14 and 9:59 after the worship of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Grand festival and installation anniversary of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda Jiu at Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Ekachakra Dham.
22 Purnima. Appearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur. Sri Krishna's Madhurotsav.
25 Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti Premik Siddhanti Maharaj.
28 The 144th 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. Disappearance of Srila Purushottam Thakur.
29 Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.
March 2016
5 Ekadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Sripad Krishna Govinda Das Adhikari.
6 Dvadashi. Paran between 6:00 and 9:52 a.m.
NB Ekadashi, dvadashi and 'paran' dates and times given here are calculated for Nabadwip. Please consult your local Centres for local dates/times.
  'Fast' on Ekadahsi or Maha-dvadashi, refers to fasting from grains.
  'Paran' the day after such fasting days, refers to breaking fast with grains, after sunrise (unless otherwise stated) and before a specified time.
  Optional morning fast is observed in honour of prominent Vaisnavas on their appearance and disappearance days.