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The Extra Month of Purusottam

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The Extra Month of Purusottam by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, first published in Bengali as an Editorial in the Math's Sri Gaudiya Darshan magazine. Of particular interest as this year the Vedic calendar has thirteen months instead of twelve. This extra month is known as 'Purusottam'.

Purusottam month, the question has arisen that since this year there is the additional month of Purusottam and it comes within the first month of chaturmasya, then in what way will fasting be observed during this month?
The answer is that because this additional month is special for the Lord's service, it will be followed in a similar way as to the month of Karttik, the last of the four months of chaturmasya. (First posted in July 2004.)

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