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Gaudiya Festival Dates
2017 to 2018 — Sri Gaurabda 532

Location of calculations for Ekadashi times: Johannesburg
Location of calculations for all other events: West Bengal, India.
See also: calculations for Ekadashi times at other locations.

Please note that this calendar has been prepared according to the directive of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj that Ekadashis and their associated paran times should be calculated according to locality but all other events in the Vaishnava calendar should be observed around the world on the same date that they are observed in India.

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March 2017

Vishnu

13 March 2017 (Mon)
Krishna Pratipad. Sri Gaura Purnima paran between 5:53 and 9:48 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 532 Gaurabda.

17 March 2017 (Fri)
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.

21 March 2017 (Tue)
Krishna Ashtami. Appearance of Srila Srivas Pandit.

22 March 2017 (Wed)
Krishna Navami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vigraha Bhiksu Goswami Maharaj.

24 March 2017 (Fri)
Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting on Papa Vimochani Ekadashi (in Johannesburg).

25 March 2017 (Sat)
Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 6:18–7:39 (in Johannesburg). Festival in honour of Sriman Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Varaha Nagar. Disappearance of Srila Govinda Ghosh Thakur. Disappearance of Sripad Satyendrachandra Bhattacharya Mahoday.

April 2017

1 April 2017 (Sat)
Gaura Panchami. Appearance of Sripad Ramanuja Acharya and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaj.

3 April 2017 (Mon)
Gaura Saptami. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Tirtha Maharaj.

5 April 2017 (Wed)
Gaura Navami. Sri Rama Navami. Fast until noon. Appearance at noon of Sri Ramachandra.

7 April 2017 (Fri)
Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting for Trisprisha and Paksha-vardhini Mahadvadashi (in Johannesburg).

8 April 2017 (Sat)
Gaura Trayodashi. Paran 6:25–10:15 (in Johannesburg). Festival in honour of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

11 April 2017 (Tue)
Purnima. Vasanta Rasa of Sri Krishna. Rasa Yatra of Sri Balaram. Appearance of Srila Vamshi Vadanananda Thakur and Srila Shyamananda Prabhu.

Madhusudan

16 April 2017 (Sun)
Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Sripad Krishnadas Babaji Maharaj.

18 April 2017 (Tue)
Krishna Saptami. Disappearance of Srila Abhiram Thakur.

21 April 2017 (Fri)
Krishna Dashami. Disappearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

22 April 2017 (Sat)
Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting on Varuthini Ekadashi (in Johannesburg). Disappearance of Sriyukta Saurindranath Bhakti Varidhi Prabhu.

23 April 2017 (Sun)
Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 6:32–10:15 (in Johannesburg).

26 April 2017 (Wed)
Amavasya. Appearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami.

27 April 2017 (Thu)
Gaura Pratipad. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Aloka Paramahamsa Maharaj.

28 April 2017 (Fri)
Gaura Dvitiya. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj.

29 April 2017 (Sat)
Gaura Tritiya. Beginning of 21 days Chandan Yatra of Sri Sri Jagannathdev. Aksaya Tritiya: a good day to start some works.

May 2017

1 May 2017 (Mon)
Gaura Panchami. Appearance of Sripad Shankar Acharya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Gabhastinemi Maharaj.

2 May 2017 (Tue)
Gaura Saptami. Jahnu Saptami. Sri Jahnavi Puja (Sri Ganga Puja).

4 May 2017 (Thu)
Gaura Navami. Appearance of Sri Nityananda-shakti, Sri Jahnava Devi, and Sri Rama-shakti, Sri Sita Devi. Appearance of Srila Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj.

6 May 2017 (Sat)
Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting on Mohini Ekadashi (in Johannesburg).

7 May 2017 (Sun)
Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 6:40–10:16 (in Johannesburg).

9 May 2017 (Tue)
Gaura Chaturdashi. Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi: appearance day of Sri Nrisimhadev. Full fast until after sunset, then no grains (anukalpa).

10 May 2017 (Wed)
Purnima. Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi paran between 5:03 and 9:23 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.

Trivikram

11 May 2017 (Thu)
Krishna Pratipad. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.

16 May 2017 (Tue)
Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Ray.

22 May 2017 (Mon)
Krishna Dvadashi. Fasting for Apara Ekadashi (in Johannesburg).

23 May 2017 (Tue)
Krishna Trayodashi. Paran 6:48–10:18 (in Johannesburg). Appearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

26 May 2017 (Fri)
Gaura Pratipad. Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Dum Dum Park, Kolkata: Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Madan Mohan Jiu's installation day festival.

29 May 2017 (Mon)
Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance of Srila Bhakti Gaurava Giri Maharaj (Sripad Paramananda Vidyaratna Prabhu).

June 2017

4 June 2017 (Sun)
Gaura Dashami. Dashahara. Sri Ganga Puja. Appearance of Sri Ganga Mata Goswamini. Disappearance of Srila Baladev Vidyabhushan Prabhu.

5 June 2017 (Mon)
Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting on Nirjala Ekadashi (in Johannesburg).

6 June 2017 (Tue)
Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 6:55–8:52 (in Johannesburg).

7 June 2017 (Wed)
Gaura Trayodashi. Grand festival of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami at Sripat Panihati.

9 June 2017 (Fri)
Purnima. Snan Yatra (bathing) of Sri Jagannathdev. Disappearance of Srila Mukunda Datta and Srila Sridhar Pandit.

Vaman

10 June 2017 (Sat)
Krishna Pratipad. Disappearance of Srila Shyamananda Prabhu and Sripad Rishabdev Das Adhikari.

11 June 2017 (Sun)
Krishna Dvitiya. Disappearance of Sri Gaurahari Bhakti Sampad Prabhu.

14 June 2017 (Wed)
Krishna Panchami. Appearance of Srila Vakreshvar Pandit.

20 June 2017 (Tue)
Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting on Yogini Ekadashi (in Johannesburg). Disappearance of Sriyukta Rama Devi.

21 June 2017 (Wed)
Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 7:00–10:25 (in Johannesburg).

24 June 2017 (Sat)
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.

25 June 2017 (Sun)
Gaura Pratipad. Ratha Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev.

26 June 2017 (Mon)
Gaura Tritiya. Disappearance of Srila Svarup Damodar Goswami Prabhu.

28 June 2017 (Wed)
Gaura Panchami. Hera Panchami. Sri Sri Laksmi Vijay (observed the following day in Sri Puri Dham).

July 2017

1 July 2017 (Sat)
Gaura Ashtami. Disappearance of Sripad Ajita Krishna Brahmachari.

3 July 2017 (Mon)
Gaura Dashami. Punar Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev (Return car festival). Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj. Disappearance of Sriyukta Krishnamayi Devi.

4 July 2017 (Tue)
Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting on Shayan Ekadashi (in Johannesburg).

5 July 2017 (Wed)
Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 7:02–10:28 (in Johannesburg).

9 July 2017 (Sun)
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

11 July 2017 (Tue)
Krishna Dvitiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaj.

14 July 2017 (Fri)
Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu.

17 July 2017 (Mon)
Krishna Ashtami. Disappearance of Srila Lokanath Goswami Prabhu.

19 July 2017 (Wed)
Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting on Kamika Ekadashi (in Johannesburg).

20 July 2017 (Thu)
Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 6:59–10:28 (in Johannesburg).

23 July 2017 (Sun)
Amavasya. Festival in honour of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

27 July 2017 (Thu)
Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance of Srila Vamshi Das Babaji Maharaj.

29 July 2017 (Sat)
Gaura Shashthi. Appearance of Srila Bhakti Vijay Trivikram Maharaj.

30 July 2017 (Sun)
Gaura Saptami. Disappearance of Sripad Ananga Mohan Das Adhikari.

August 2017

1 August 2017 (Tue)
Gaura Navami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Prasun Bodhayan Maharaj.

3 August 2017 (Thu)
Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting on Pavitraropani Ekadashi (in Johannesburg). 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.

4 August 2017 (Fri)
Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 6:51–10:25 (in Johannesburg). Disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami and Srila Gauri Das Pandit Goswami.

7 August 2017 (Mon)
Purnima. Appearance of Sri Baladev. Fast until noon. End of Jhulan Yatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda.

Hrishikesh

12 August 2017 (Sat)
Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Vilas Tapasvi Maharaj.

15 August 2017 (Tue)
Krishna Ashtami. Sri Sri Krishna Janmashtami. Complete fast until midnight, then no grains.

16 August 2017 (Wed)
Krishna Navami. Sri Nandotsav. Sri Janmashtami paran between 5:16 and 9:33 a.m. Appearance of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.

18 August 2017 (Fri)
Krishna Dvadashi. Fasting for Annada Ekadashi (in Johannesburg).

19 August 2017 (Sat)
Krishna Trayodashi. Paran 6:39–10:20 (in Johannesburg).

26 August 2017 (Sat)
Gaura Panchami. Appearance of Sri Sita Devi, the consort of Sri Advaita Prabhu.

28 August 2017 (Mon)
Gaura Saptami. Sri Lalita Saptami. Appearance of Sri Lalita Devi.

29 August 2017 (Tue)
Gaura Ashtami. Sri Radhashtami. Srimati Radharani's appearance at noon. Fast until noon.

September 2017

1 September 2017 (Fri)
Gaura Ekadashi. Ekadashi, but no fast in Johannesburg because tomorrow is fast for Mahadvadashi.

2 September 2017 (Sat)
Gaura Dvadashi. Fasting on Vyanjuli Mahadvadashi (in Johannesburg).

3 September 2017 (Sun)
Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 6:24–6:43 (in Johannesburg) after worshipping Lord Vamanadev. Appearance of Sri Vamanadev. Appearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu.

4 September 2017 (Mon)
Gaura Trayodashi. Appearance of Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.

5 September 2017 (Tue)
Gaura Chaturdashi. Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur.

6 September 2017 (Wed)
Purnima. Vishvarup Mahotsav. End of month-long festival at Nabadwip, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

Padmanabha

8 September 2017 (Fri)
Krishna Dvitiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Tirtha Maharaj.

16 September 2017 (Sat)
Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting on Indira Ekadashi (in Johannesburg).

17 September 2017 (Sun)
Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 6:08–10:03 (in Johannesburg).

21 September 2017 (Thu)
Gaura Pratipad. Appearance festival of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Acharya and Sevaite Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

23 September 2017 (Sat)
Gaura Tritiya. Disappearance of Sriyukta Radharani Devi Chaudurani.

24 September 2017 (Sun)
Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti Dayita Damodar Maharaj.

30 September 2017 (Sat)
Gaura Dashami. Vijay Utsav of Sri Ramachandra. Appearance of Sri Madhva Acharya.

October 2017

1 October 2017 (Sun)
Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting on Papankusha Ekadashi (in Johannesburg).

2 October 2017 (Mon)
Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 5:51–9:54 (in Johannesburg). Disappearance of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, and Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami.

5 October 2017 (Thu)
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

8 October 2017 (Sun)
Krishna Tritiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Srirup Puri Maharaj.

10 October 2017 (Tue)
Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.

11 October 2017 (Wed)
Krishna Shashthi. Disappearance of Srila Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj.

13 October 2017 (Fri)
Krishna Ashtami. Bahulashtami. Manifestation day of Sri Radha Kunda. Sannyas day of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

14 October 2017 (Sat)
Krishna Navami. The grand 123nd 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.

15 October 2017 (Sun)
Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting on Rama Ekadashi (in Johannesburg).

16 October 2017 (Mon)
Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 5:36–9:46 (in Johannesburg). Festival in honour of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Sripat Panihati.

18 October 2017 (Wed)
Krishna Chaturdashi. Offering and placing of lamps (or candles) on Vishnu Mandirs.

19 October 2017 (Thu)
Amavasya. Dipavali. Offering and placing of lamps (or candles) on Vishnu Mandirs.

20 October 2017 (Fri)
Gaura Pratipad. Sri Govardhan Puja. Grand Annakut Mahotsav ('Rice Mountain Festival') at Srila Sridhar Swami Seva Ashram in Sri Govardhan and in the Temple in Sri Gupta Govardhan. Go Puja (cow-worship) and Go Krida (the pleasure of the cows).

21 October 2017 (Sat)
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).

23 October 2017 (Mon)
Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance festival of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.

24 October 2017 (Tue)
Gaura Panchami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Aloka Paramahamsa Maharaj.

28 October 2017 (Sat)
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.

31 October 2017 (Tue)
Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting on Utthan Ekadashi (in Johannesburg). 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.

November 2017

1 November 2017 (Wed)
Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 5:22–9:40 (in Johannesburg).

3 November 2017 (Fri)
Gaura Chaturdashi. Disappearance of Srila Bhugarbha Goswami and Srila Kashishvar Pandit.

4 November 2017 (Sat)
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

14 November 2017 (Tue)
Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting on Utpanna Ekadashi (in Johannesburg).

15 November 2017 (Wed)
Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 5:14–9:38 (in Johannesburg). Disappearance of Srila Narahari Sarkar Thakur and Srila Kaliya Krishnadas. Disappearance of Sriyukta Dhananjay Das Prabhu.

16 November 2017 (Thu)
Krishna Trayodashi. Disappearance of Srila Saranga Thakur.

18 November 2017 (Sat)
Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Jagabandhu Bhakti Ranjan.

24 November 2017 (Fri)
Gaura Shashthi. Oran Shashthi. Grand festival for honouring the appearance of Sri Sri Nitai-Chaitanya Jiu at Sri Puri Dham, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

26 November 2017 (Sun)
Gaura Ashtami. Disappearance of Srila Madhusudan Das Babaji Maharaj.

27 November 2017 (Mon)
Gaura Navami. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj.

28 November 2017 (Tue)
Gaura Dashami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Kusum Shraman Maharaj.

29 November 2017 (Wed)
Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting on Mokshada Ekadashi (in Johannesburg).

30 November 2017 (Thu)
Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 7:04–9:40 (in Johannesburg).

December 2017

Narayan

5 December 2017 (Tue)
Krishna Dvitiya. The grand 89th appearance day celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Sevaite-President-Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya Sri Srimad Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

6 December 2017 (Wed)
Krishna Tritiya. Festivals at the appearance place of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj and his youth Pastimes place: Bamunpara and Nadan Ghat.

7 December 2017 (Thu)
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.

13 December 2017 (Wed)
Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting on Saphala Ekadashi (in Johannesburg). Disappearance of Srila Devananda Pandit and Srimad Bhakti Prakash Aranya Maharaj.

14 December 2017 (Thu)
Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 8:14–9:45 (in Johannesburg). Disappearance of Sripad Bhakti Bhudev Shrauti Maharaj.

16 December 2017 (Sat)
Krishna Trayodashi. Disappearance of Srila Mahesh Pandit and Srila Uddharan Das Thakur.

19 December 2017 (Tue)
Gaura Pratipad. Appearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.

21 December 2017 (Thu)
Gaura Tritiya. Disappearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu and Srila Jagadish Pandit.

25 December 2017 (Mon)
Gaura Saptami. Christmas Day.

29 December 2017 (Fri)
Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting on Putrada Ekadashi (in Johannesburg). Appearance of Srila Jagadish Pandit.

30 December 2017 (Sat)
Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 5:20–9:53 (in Johannesburg).

January 2018

1 January (Mon)
Gaura Chaturdashi. New Year's Day.

2 January (Tue)
Purnima. Pushyabhisheka Yatra of Sri Krishna. Disappearance of Sripad Bhakti Sharan Vaisnava Maharaj.

Madhava

4 January (Thu)
Krishna Tritiya. Appearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu. Disappearance of Srila Ramachandra Kaviraj.

5 January (Fri)
Krishna Chaturthi. Disappearance of Sripad Yadavendu Bhakti Chandan.

7 January (Sun)
Krishna Shashthi. Disappearance of Srila Jayadev Goswami.

9 January (Tue)
Krishna Ashtami. Disappearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.

12 January (Fri)
Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting on Shat-tila Ekadashi (in Johannesburg).

13 January (Sat)
Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 5:31–10:01 (in Johannesburg). Sriman Mahaprabhu leaves Nabadwip in the night to go to Katwa to take sannyas.

15 January (Mon)
Krishna Chaturdashi. Remembrance of Sriman Mahaprabhu's sannyas-lila.

18 January (Thu)
Gaura Pratipad. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Gaurava Vaikhanas Maharaj. Disappearance of Sri Haripada Chaudhuri Das Adhikari.

19 January (Fri)
Gaura Dvitiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sharan Shanta Maharaj.

21 January (Sun)
Gaura Chaturthi. Appearance of Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj.

22 January (Mon)
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.

24 January (Wed)
Gaura Saptami. Appearance of Mahavishnu Avatar, Sri Advaita Acharya.

25 January (Thu)
Gaura Ashtami. Disappearance of Sripad Virendra Krishna Prabhu.

26 January (Fri)
Gaura Navami. Disappearance of Srila Madhva Acharya.

27 January (Sat)
Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting on Bhaimi Ekadashi (in Johannesburg). Disappearance of Srila Ramanuja Acharya .

28 January (Sun)
Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 6:49–10:08 (in Johannesburg) after worshipping Lord Varahadev. Varaha Dvadashi. Appearance of Lord Varaha.

29 January (Mon)
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.

31 January (Wed)
Purnima. Sri Krishna's Madhurotsav. Appearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.

February 2018

Govinda

3 February (Sat)
Krishna Tritiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti Premik Siddhanti Maharaj.

5 February (Mon)
Krishna Panchami. The 145th 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.

6 February (Tue)
Krishna Shashthi. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.

11 February (Sun)
Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting on Vijaya Ekadashi (in Johannesburg). Disappearance of Sripad Krishna Govinda Das Adhikari.

12 February (Mon)
Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 5:55–10:13 (in Johannesburg).

14 February (Wed)
Krishna Chaturdashi. Sri Sri Shivaratri (optional fast). Disappearance of Sri Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram.

15 February (Thu)
Amavasya. Paran between 6:15 and 9:59 a.m. for those who fasted. Anniversary festival of the installation of Sri Sadashiva Gangadhar, Sri Govinda Kunda, Nabadwip.

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

17 February (Sat)
Gaura Dvitiya. Appearance of Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj.

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

19 February (Mon)
Gaura Chaturthi. Appearance of Srila Purushottam Thakur. Disappearance of Sripad Tulasidas Das Adhikari Prabhu.

20 February (Tue)
Gaura Panchami. Disappearance of Sriyukta Tarangini Devi.

25 February (Sun)
Gaura Dashami. Adhivas festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. Beginning of annual seven day festival.

26 February (Mon)
Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting on Amalaki Ekadashi (in Johannesburg). 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.

27 February (Tue)
Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 6:04–9:08 (in Johannesburg). 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.

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

March 2018

1 March (Thu)
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.

2 March (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.

Please note that Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's calendar for 2018‒2019 will be released just prior to Gaura Purnima 2018.

Calendars for 2017–2018 are available for Almaty, Ankara, Barcelona, Barnaul, Bogotá, Buffalo, Budapest, Caracas, Chelyabinsk, Chiang Mai, Delhi, Dnepropetrovsk, Donetsk, Ekaterinburg, Guadalajara, Habarovsk, Haifa, Hanty-Mansiysk, Harkov, Herson, Honolulu, Johannesburg, Kazan, kiev, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Kuala Lumpur, Lima, London, Lugansk, Lvov, Maalot-Tarshiha, Manila, Mérida, Mexico City, Miami, Milan, Minsk, Morelia, Moscow, Nabadwip, New York, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Odessa, Omsk, Orenburg, Perm, Port Luis, Prague, Saint Petersburg, Quito, Riga, Rome, Rostov-on-Don, Salt Lake City, Samara, San Luis Potosí, São Paulo, Sevastopol, Shenzhen, Simferopol, Smolensk, Sochi, Soquel, Sukhum, Tijuana, Timmins, Tolyatti, Tomsk, Ufa, Uki, Vancouver, Velikiy Novgorod, Veracruz, Vinnitsa, Vladivostok, Volgograd, Voronezh, Yaroslavl and Yoshkar-Ola.

If your location is not listed here and you would like a calendar with Ekadashi fasts calculated for your location according to the rules accepted in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, please feel free to contact Sripad Tyagi Maharaj via the web form at gaudiyadarshan.com or Ashutosh Krishna Das via email <ashutosh@harekrishna.ru>.

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