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Gaudiya Festival Dates

2019 to 2020 - Sri Gaurabda 534

updated 22 March 2019

2019:
March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December Earlier calendars:
2018 to 2019
2017 to 2018
2016 to 2017
2015 to 2016
2014 to 2015
2013 to 2014
2012 to 2013
2011 to 2012
2010 to 2011
2009 to 2010
2008 to 2009
2007 to 2008
2006 to 2007
2005 to 2006
2004 to 2005
2003 to 2004
2002 to 2003
2001 to 2002
2020:
January | February | March | April
Vaishnava Calendars for worldwide locations. For local Ekadashi dates and paran times, please consult your nearest Centre.
Other formats of the calendar including 'iCal' (for calendar apps on computer and portable devices), should be available presently.
   

All dates and times listed here are calculated for Kolkata, India, as referred to at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Nabadwip Dham.
During his 21st World Tour, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj instructed that throughout the world the devotees will follow this calendar for all dates except for Ekadashis which may be calculated locally according to the lunar calendar.
In this way the days of appearance, disappearance, and other Pastimes of the Lord and His devotees will be observed on the actual day they took place in India, rather than according to the technical local calculation of the 'tithi' (lunar day) which often had devotees observing, for example, the appearance of Mahaprabhu a day before He actually appeared here in Nabadwip.
The calendars are compiled by Sripad Bhakti Kamal Tyagi Maharaj following the method used by Srila Gurudev, Srila Guru Maharaj and Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur.

MARCH 2019 (continued)

9. (Sat) Gaura Tritiya. Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Radha Ramanasundar Jiu installation anniversary festival, at Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Kaikhali, Kolkata.

10. (Sun) Gaura Chaturthi. Appearance of Srila Purushottam Thakur. Disappearance of Sripad Tulasidas Das Adhikari Prabhu. 11. (Mon) Gaura Panchami. Disappearance of Sriyukta Tarangini Devi.

16. (Sat) Gaura Dashami. Adhivas festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. Beginning of annual seven day festival.

17. (Sun) Gaura Ekadashi. Amalaki Ekadashi. Fast. Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama begins. Parikrama of Sri Ishodyan, Sri Yoga Pith (Sriman Mahaprabhu's appearance place), Srivas Angan, Sri Nrisimha Mandir, Sri Advaita Bhavan, Murari Gupta Bhavan, Sri Chaitanya Math, the Temple of Sri Sri Gandharvika-Giridhari and Sriman Mahaprabhu surrounded by the Acharyas of the four Vaishnava sampradayas, Srila Prabhupad's Samadhi Mandir, Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi, Sri Kazi Samadhi, Sharadanga Sri Jagannath Mandir, Sridhar Angan, Sri Simantadwip, Sri Rudradwip, and Sri Antardwip.

18. (Mon) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 5:49 and 9:47 a.m. Disappearance of Sripad Madhavendra Puri. Parikrama of Praudha Maya, Vriddha Shiva, Sri Vishnu Priya's Deity of Sri Gauranga, Sri Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi Mandir, Sri Koladwip, and other places.

19. (Tue) Gaura Trayodashi. Parikrama of Sri Godrumadwip and Madhyadwip, Sri Surabhi Kunj, Suvarna Bihar Math, Sri Nrisimha Palli, Sri Harihara Ksetra, and other places.

20. (Wed) Gaura Chaturdashi. Adhivas observance ceremony of the appearance of Sri Gauranga. Parikrama of Sri Koladwip, Sri Ritudwip, Sri Jahnudwip, Sri Modadrumadwip, Old Sri Sri Gaura-Gadadhar Mandir, Vidya Nagar Sarvabhauma Gaudiya Math, Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur's appearance place, and the Deity served by Sri Saranga Murari and Vasudev Datta Thakur.

21. (Thu) 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 533 Gaurabda.

VISHNU

22. (Fri) Krishna Dvitiya. Sri Gaura Purnima paran between 5:45 and 9:46 a.m. Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra. Last gathering of the week-long yearly meeting at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and yearly festival. Start of year 534 Gaurabda.

25. (Mon) Krishna Panchami. Festival at the appearance place of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Sripat Hapaniya: grand appearance of the Holy Deities of Sripat Hapaniya, Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinath Jiu at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram. 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.


APRIL 2019

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

2. (Tue) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:34 and 8:39 a.m. Festival in honour of Sriman Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Varaha Nagar. Disappearance of Srila Govinda Ghosh Thakur. Disappearance of Sripad Satyendrachandra Bhattacharya Mahoday.

10. (Wed) Gaura Panchami. Appearance of Sripad Ramanuja Acharya and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaj.

12. (Fri) Gaura Saptami. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Tirtha Maharaj.

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

15. (Mon) Gaura Ekadashi. No fast today (because of Dashami viddha at dawn).

16. (Tue) Gaura Dvadashi. Kamada Ekadashi. Fast. Festival in honour of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

17. (Wed) Gaura Trayodashi. Paran between 5:20 and 9:31 a.m.

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

MADHUSUDAN

24. (Wed) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Sripad Krishnadas Babaji Maharaj.

26. (Fri) Krishna Saptami. Disappearance of Srila Abhiram Thakur.

29. (Mon) Krishna Dashami. Disappearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

30. (Tue) Krishna Ekadashi. Varuthini Ekadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Sriyukta Saurindranath Bhakti Varidhi Prabhu.

May 2019

1.
(Wed) Krishna Dvadashi.
Paran between 6:02 and 9:26 a.m.

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

5. (Sun) Gaura Pratipad. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Aloka Paramahamsa Maharaj.

6. (Mon) Gaura Dvitiya. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj.

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

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

11. (Sat) Gaura Saptami. Jahnu Saptami. Sri Jahnavi Puja (Sri Ganga Puja).

13. (Mon) Gaura Navami. Appearance of Sri Nityananda-shakti, Sri Jahnava Devi, and Sri Rama-shakti, Sri Sita Devi. Appearance of Srila Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj.

15. (Wed) Gaura Ekadashi. Mohini Ekadashi. Fast.

16. (Thu) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 5:00 and 7:13 a.m.

18. (Sat) Purnima. Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi: appearance day of Sri Nrisimhadev (today because the Chaturdashi tithi on the previous day was viddha at sunrise). Full fast until after sunset, then no grains (anukalpa). 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.

TRIVIKRAM

19. (Sun) Krishna Pratipad. Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi paran between 4:59 and 9:22 a.m. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.

23. (Thu) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Ray.

28. (Tue) Krishna Navami. Disappearance of Sripad Santosh Krishna Das Adhikari Prabhu.

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

31. (Fri) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 4:56 and 9:22 a.m. Appearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

JUNE 2019

4. (Tue) Gaura Pratipad. Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Dum Dum Park, Kolkata: Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Madan Mohan Jiu's installation day festival.

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

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

13. (Thu) Gaura Ekadashi. Nirjala Ekadashi. Fast.

14. (Fri) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 4:56 and 9:24 a.m.

15. (Sat) Gaura Trayodashi. Grand festival of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami at Sripat Panihati.

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

VAMAN

18. (Tue) Krishna Pratipad. Disappearance of Srila Shyamananda Prabhu and Sripad Rishabdev Das Adhikari.

19. (Wed) Krishna Dvitiya. Disappearance of Sri Gaurahari Bhakti Sampad Prabhu.

22. (Sat) Krishna Panchami. Appearance of Srila Vakreshvar Pandit.

28. (Fri) Krishna Ekadashi. No fast today (because of Dashami viddha at dawn). Disappearance of Sriyukta Rama Devi.

29. (Sat) Krishna Dvadashi. Yogini Ekadashi. Fast.

30. (Sun) Krishna Trayodashi. Paran between 4:58 and 9:26 a.m.

JULY 2019

2. (Tue) Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit and Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.

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

4. (Thu) Gaura Dvitiya. Ratha Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev. Disappearance of Srila Svarup Damodar Goswami Prabhu.

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

10. (Wed) Gaura Ashtami. Disappearance of Sripad Ajita Krishna Brahmachari.

12. (Fri) Gaura Ekadashi. No fast today (because of Dashami viddha at dawn). Punar Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev (Return car festival). Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj. Disappearance of Sriyukta Krishnamayi Devi (because the Dasami tithi on the previous day was viddha at sunrise).

13. (Sat) Gaura Dvadashi. Shayan Ekadashi. Fast.

14. (Sun) Gaura Trayodashi. Paran between 5:04 and 9:30 a.m.

16. (Tue) Purnima. Sri Guru Purnima. Appearance of Srila Vyasadev. Disappearance of Srila Sanatan Goswami Prabhu. Beginning of Chaturmasya (when started on Purnima as followed in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math). Appearance of Srila Bhakti Bimal Avadhut Maharaj.

SRIDHAR

18. (Thu) Krishna Dvitiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaj.

22. (Mon) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu.

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

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

29. (Mon) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:09 and 9:32 a.m.

AUGUST 2019

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

4. (Sun) Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance of Srila Vamshi Das Babaji Maharaj.

6. (Tue) Gaura Shashthi. Appearance of Srila Bhakti Vijay Trivikram Maharaj.

7. (Wed) Gaura Saptami. Disappearance of Sripad Ananga Mohan Das Adhikari.

9. (Fri) Gaura Navami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Prasun Bodhayan Maharaj.

11. (Sun) 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 at Nabadwip, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

12. (Mon) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 5:15 and 9:33 a.m. Disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami and Srila Gauri Das Pandit Goswami.

15. (Thu) Purnima. Appearance of Sri Baladev. Fast until noon. End of Jhulan Yatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda.

HRISHIKESH

20. (Tue) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Vilas Tapasvi Maharaj.

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

24. (Sat) Krishna Navami. Sri Nandotsav. Sri Janmashtami paran between 5:19 and 9:33 a.m. Appearance of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.

26. (Mon) Krishna Ekadashi. Annada Ekadashi. Fast.

27. (Tue) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 6:22 and 9:33 a.m.

SEPTEMBER 2019

4. (Wed) Gaura Shashti. Appearance of Sri Sita Devi, the consort of Sri Advaita Prabhu (because the Panchami tithi on the previous day was viddha at sunrise).

5. (Thu) Gaura Saptami. Sri Lalita Saptami. Appearance of Sri Lalita Devi.

6. (Fri) Gaura Ashtami. Sri Radhashtami. Srimati Radharani's appearance at noon. Fast until noon.

9. (Mon) Gaura Ekadashi. Parshva Ekadashi. Fast.

10. (Tue) Gaura Dvadashi. Appearance of Sri Vamanadev. Paran after the worship of Sri Vamanadeva between 8:22 and 9:31 a.m. Appearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu.

11. (Wed) Gaura Trayodashi. Appearance of Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.

12. (Thu) Gaura Chaturdashi. Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur.

14. (Sat) Purnima. Vishvarup Mahotsav. End of month-long festival at Nabadwip, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

PADMANABHA

16. (Mon) Krishna Dvitiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Tirtha Maharaj.

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

26. (Thu) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:30 a.m. and 7:35 a.m.

29. (Sun) Gaura Pratipad. Appearance festival of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Acharya and Sevaite Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.


OCTOBER 2019

1. (Tue) Gaura Tritiya. Disappearance of Sriyukta Radharani Devi Chaudurani.

2. (Wed) Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti Dayita Damodar Maharaj.

8. (Tue) Gaura Dashami. Vijay Utsav of Sri Ramachandra. Appearance of Sri Madhva Acharya.

9. (Wed) Gaura Ekadashi. Papankusha Ekadashi. Fast.

10. (Thu) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 5:35 and 9:28 a.m. Disappearance of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, and Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami.

13. (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, as followed in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

DAMODAR

16. (Wed) Krishna Tritiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Srirup Puri Maharaj.

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

19. (Sat) Krishna Shashthi. Disappearance of Srila Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj.

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

22. (Tue) 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.

24. (Thu) Krishna Ekadashi. Rama Ekadashi. Fast.

25. (Fri) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:42 and 9:28 a.m. Festival in honour of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Sripat Panihati.

27. (Sun) Krishna Chaturdashi. Offering and placing of lamps (or candles) on Vishnu Mandirs.

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

29. (Tue) Gaura Pratipad. Sri Govardhan Puja (before 7:47 a.m.). Grand Annakut Mahotsav ('Rice Mountain Festival') at Srila Sridhar Swami Seva Ashram in Sri Govardhan and in the Temple in Sri Gupta Govardhan.

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

31. (Thu) Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance festival of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.


NOVEMBER 2019

1. (Fri) Gaura Panchami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Aloka Paramahamsa Maharaj.

4. (Mon) 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.

8. (Fri) Gaura Ekadashi. Sri Utthan Ekadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Sri Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaj. Sri Bhishma Panchaka.

9. (Sat) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 5:50 and 9:31 a.m.

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

12. (Tue) Purnima. Rasa Yatra of Sri Krishna. Installation anniversary of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Rasa Bihari Jiu, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and Mission, Sri Vrindavan. Disappearance of Srila Sundarananda Thakur. Appearance of Srila Nimbarka Acharya. End of Chaturmasya and Niyama-seva vratas when began from Purnima (as in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math).

KESHAVA

22. (Fri) Krishna Dashami. No fast today (because of Dashami viddha at sunrise).

23. (Sat) Krishna Dvadashi. Utpanna Ekadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Srila Narahari Sarkar Thakur and Srila Kaliya Krishnadas. Disappearance of Sriyukta Dhananjay Das Prabhu.

24. (Sun) Krishna Trayodashi. Paran between 6:01 and 9:36 a.m. Disappearance of Srila Saranga Thakur.

26. (Tue) Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Jagabandhu Bhakti Ranjan.


DECEMBER 2019

2. (Mon) Gaura Shashthi. Oran Shashthi. Grand festival for honouring the appearance of Sri Sri Nitai-Chaitanya Jiu at Sri Puri Dham, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

4. (Wed) Gaura Ashtami. Disappearance of Srila Madhusudan Das Babaji Maharaj.

5. (Thu) Gaura Navami. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj.

6. (Fri) Gaura Dashami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Kusum Shraman Maharaj.

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

9. (Mon) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 6:10 a.m. and 9:02 p.m.

NARAYAN

14. (Sat) Krishna Dvitiya. The grand 91st appearance day celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Sevaite-President-Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya Sri Srimad Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

15. (Sun) Krishna Tritiya. Festivals at the appearance place of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj and his youth Pastimes place: Bamunpara and Nadan Ghat.

16. (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 Prabhupad.

22. (Sun) Krishna Ekadashi. Saphala Ekadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Srila Devananda Pandit and Srimad Bhakti Prakash Aranya Maharaj.

23. (Mon) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 6:20 and 9:51 a.m. Disappearance of Sripad Bhakti Bhudev Shrauti Maharaj.

24. (Tue) Krishna Trayodashi. Disappearance of Srila Mahesh Pandit and Srila Uddharan Das Thakur.

25. (Wed) Krishna Chaturdashi. Christmas Day.

27. (Fri) Gaura Pratipad. Appearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.

29. (Sun) Gaura Tritiya. Disappearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu and Srila Jagadish Pandit.


JANUARY 2020

1. (Wed) Gaura Shashti. New Year's Day.

6. (Mon) Gaura Ekadashi. Putrada Ekadashi. Fast. Appearance of Srila Jagadish Pandit.

7. (Tue) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 8:03 and 9:57 a.m.

10. (Fri) Purnima. Pushyabhisheka Yatra of Sri Krishna. Disappearance of Sripad Bhakti Sharan Vaisnava Maharaj.

MADHAVA

13. (Mon) Krishna Tritiya. Appearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu. Disappearance of Srila Ramachandra Kaviraj. Sriman Mahaprabhu leaves Nabadwip in the night to go to Katwa to take sannyas.

14. (Tue) Krishna Chaturthi. Disappearance of Sripad Yadavendu Bhakti Chandan.

15. (Wed) Krishna Panchami. Remembrance of Sriman Mahaprabhu's sannyas-lila.

16. (Thu) Krishna Shashthi. Disappearance of Srila Jayadev Goswami.

18. (Sat) Krishna Ashtami. Disappearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.

20. (Mon) Krishna Ekadashi. No fast today (because of Dashami viddha at dawn).

21. (Tue) Krishna Dvadashi. Shat-tila Ekadashi. Fast.

22. (Wed) Krishna Trayodashi. Paran between 6:26 and 10:01 a.m.

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

26. (Sun) Gaura Dvitiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sharan Shanta Maharaj.

29. (Wed) Gaura Chaturthi. Appearance of Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj.

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


FEBRUARY 2020

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

2. (Sun) Gaura Ashtami. Disappearance of Sripad Virendra Krishna Prabhu.

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

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

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

6. (Thu) Gaura Dvadashi. Varaha Dvadashi. Paran between 6:21 and 10:01 am after the worship of Sri Varahadev. Appearance of Lord Varaha.

7. (Fri) Gaura Trayodashi. Appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Grand festival and installation anniversary of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda Jiu at Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Ekachakra Dham.

9. (Sun) Purnima. Sri Krishna's Madhurotsav. Appearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.

GOVINDA

12. (Wed) Krishna Tritiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti Premik Siddhanti Maharaj.

13. (Thu) Krishna Panchami. The 147th 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.

14. (Fri) Krishna Shashthi. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.

19. (Wed) Krishna Ekadashi. Vijaya Ekadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Sripad Krishna Govinda Das Adhikari.

20. (Thu) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 6:13 and 9:58 a.m.

22. (Sat) Krishna Chaturdashi. Sri Sri Shivaratri (optional fast). Disappearance of Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram.

23. (Sun) Amavasya. Paran between 6:11 and 9:58 a.m. for those who fasted. Anniversary festival of the installation of Sri Sadashiva Gangadhar, Sri Govinda Kunda, Nabadwip.

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

25. (Tue) Gaura Dvitiya. Appearance of Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj.

26. (Wed) Gaura Tritiya. Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Radha Ramanasundar Jiu installation anniversary festival, at Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Kaikhali, Kolkata.

27. (Thu) Gaura Chaturthi. Appearance of Srila Purushottam Thakur. Disappearance of Sripad Tulasidas Das Adhikari Prabhu.

28. (Fri) Gaura Panchami. Disappearance of Sriyukta Tarangini Devi.


MARCH 2020

4. (Wed) Gaura Navami. Adhivas festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. Beginning of annual seven day festival.

5. (Thu) Gaura Dashami. Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama begins. Parikrama of Sri Ishodyan, Sri Yoga Pith (Sriman Mahaprabhu's appearance place), Srivas Angan, Sri Nrisimha Mandir, Sri Advaita Bhavan, Murari Gupta Bhavan, Sri Chaitanya Math, the Temple of Sri Sri Gandharvika-Giridhari and Sriman Mahaprabhu surrounded by the Acharyas of the four Vaishnava sampradayas, Srila Prabhupad's Samadhi Mandir, Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi, Sri Kazi Samadhi, Sharadanga Sri Jagannath Mandir, Sridhar Angan, Sri Simantadwip, Sri Rudradwip, and Sri Antardwip.

6. (Fri) Gaura Ekadashi. Trisprisha Mahadvadashi. Fast.
Parikrama of Praudha Maya, Vriddha Shiva, Sri Vishnu Priya's Deity of Sri Gauranga, Sri Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi Mandir, Sri Koladwip, and other places. Disappearance of Sripad Madhavendra Puri.

7. (Sat) Gaura Trayodashi. Paran between 5:59 and 9:52 a.m. Parikrama of Sri Godrumadwip and Madhyadwip, Sri Surabhi Kunj, Suvarna Bihar Math, Sri Nrisimha Palli, Sri Harihara Ksetra, and other places.

8. (Sun) Gaura Chaturdashi. Adhivas observance ceremony of the appearance of Sri Gauranga. Parikrama of Sri Koladwip, Sri Ritudwip, Sri Jahnudwip, Sri Modadrumadwip, Old Sri Sri Gaura-Gadadhar Mandir, Vidya Nagar Sarvabhauma Gaudiya Math, Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur's appearance place, and the Deity served by Sri Saranga Murari and Vasudev Datta Thakur.

9. (Mon) 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 534 Gaurabda.

VISHNU

10. (Tue) Krishna Pratipad. Sri Gaura Purnima paran between 5:56 and 9:53 a.m. Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra. Last gathering of the week-long yearly meeting at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and yearly festival. Start of year 535 Gaurabda.

14. (Sat) Krishna Panchami. Festival at the appearance place of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Sripat Hapaniya: grand appearance of the Holy Deities of Sripat Hapaniya, Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinath Jiu at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sharan Shanta Maharaj. Pancham Dol.

17. (Tue) Krishna Ashtami. Appearance of Srila Srivas Pandit.

18. (Wed) Krishna Navami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vigraha Bhiksu Goswami Maharaj.

20. (Fri) Krishna Ekadashi. Papa Vimochani Ekadashi. Fast.

21. (Sat) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:46 and 8:54 a.m. Festival in honour of Sriman Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Varaha Nagar. Disappearance of Srila Govinda Ghosh Thakur. Disappearance of Sripad Satyendrachandra Bhattacharya Mahoday.

29. (Sun) Gaura Panchami. Appearance of Sripad Ramanuja Acharya and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaj.

31. (Tue) Gaura Saptami. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Tirtha Maharaj.


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. Paran between 5:31 and 9:37 a.m. Festival in honour of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

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

MADHUSUDAN

12. (Sun) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Sripad Krishnadas Babaji Maharaj.

 
Kindly note that the next "Gaudiya Festival Dates" published from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math will only be available around Sri Gaura-Purnima, 2020.
2019:
March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December Earlier calendars:
2018 to 2019
2017 to 2018
2016 to 2017
2015 to 2016
2014 to 2015
2013 to 2014
2012 to 2013
2011 to 2012
2010 to 2011
2009 to 2010
2008 to 2009
2007 to 2008
2006 to 2007
2005 to 2006
2004 to 2005
2003 to 2004
2002 to 2003
2001 to 2002
2020:
January | February | March | April
Vaishnava Calendars for worldwide locations. For local Ekadashi dates and paran times, please consult your nearest Centre.
Other formats of the calendar including 'iCal' (for calendar apps on computer and portable devices), should be available presently.
   

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