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Gaudiya Festival Dates
2018 to 2019 — Sri Gaurabda 533

Location of calculations for Ekadashi times: Veracruz
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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This version containg only Ekadashis and other fasting days only along with their parans. Complete calendar is also available.

March 2018

Vishnu

3 (Sat) Krishna Pratipad. Sri Gaura Purnima paran between 6:03 and 9:54 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 533 Gaurabda.

13 (Tue) Krishna Dvadashi. Fasting for Paksha-vardhini Mahadvadashi (in Veracruz).

14 (Wed) Krishna Trayodashi. Paran 6:39–10:36 (in Veracruz). Festival in honour of Sriman Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Varaha Nagar. Disappearance of Srila Govinda Ghosh Thakur. Disappearance of Sripad Satyendrachandra Bhattacharya Mahoday.

25 (Sun) Gaura Ashtami. Sri Rama Navami. Fast until noon. Appearance at noon of Sri Ramachandra (because Navami Tithi is ksaya; see Sri Hari-bhakti-vilasa 14.252–3).

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

28 (Wed) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 6:27–10:29 (in Veracruz). Festival in honour of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

April 2018

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

12 (Thu) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 7:15–11:22 (in Veracruz).

25 (Wed) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting for Mohini Ekadashi (in Veracruz).

26 (Thu) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 7:04–11:16 (in Veracruz).

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

30 (Mon) Purnima. Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi paran between 5:10 and 5:49 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

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

12 (Sat) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 6:55–10:01 (in Veracruz). Appearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

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

26 (Sat) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 6:50–7:50 (in Veracruz).

June 2018

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

10 (Sun) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 6:49–11:12 (in Veracruz).

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

24 (Sun) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 6:51–11:14 (in Veracruz).

July 2018

9 (Mon) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting for Trisprisha Mahadvadashi (in Veracruz). Disappearance of Sriyukta Rama Devi.

10 (Tue) Krishna Trayodashi. Paran 6:55–11:17 (in Veracruz).

23 (Mon) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting for Shayan Ekadashi (in Veracruz).

24 (Tue) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 7:00–8:54 (in Veracruz).

August 2018

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

8 (Wed) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 7:05–11:21 (in Veracruz).

21 (Tue) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting for Pavitraropani Ekadashi (in Veracruz).

22 (Wed) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 7:09–11:21 (in Veracruz). 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.

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

September 2018

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

4 (Tue) 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.

5 (Wed) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting for Annada Ekadashi (in Veracruz).

6 (Thu) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 7:12–11:19 (in Veracruz).

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

20 (Thu) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting for Vishnu-shrinkhala-yoga and the appearance of Lord Vamana.

21 (Fri) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 7:15–11:16 (in Veracruz). Appearance of Sri Vamanadev. Appearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu.

October 2018

4 (Thu) Krishna Dashami. No fast today (in Veracruz) because Ekadashi is kshay.

5 (Fri) Krishna Dashami. Fasting for Indira Ekadashi (in Veracruz).

6 (Sat) Krishna Trayodashi. Paran 7:18–11:44 (in Veracruz).

20 (Sat) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting for Papankusha Ekadashi (in Veracruz).

21 (Sun) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 7:23–9:37 (in Veracruz). Disappearance of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, and Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami.

November 2018

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

4 (Sun) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 6:29–10:14 (in Veracruz). Festival in honour of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Sripat Panihati.

18 (Sun) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting for Utthan Ekadashi (in Veracruz).

19 (Mon) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 6:37–10:18 (in Veracruz). 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.

December 2018

Keshava

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

3 (Mon) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 8:20–10:24 (in Veracruz).

18 (Tue) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting for Mokshada Ekadashi (in Veracruz).

19 (Wed) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 6:57–10:33 (in Veracruz).

January 2019

1 (Tue) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting for Saphala Ekadashi (in Veracruz). Disappearance of Srila Devananda Pandit and Srimad Bhakti Prakash Aranya Maharaj. New Year's Day.

2 (Wed) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 7:03–10:39 (in Veracruz). Disappearance of Sripad Bhakti Bhudev Shrauti Maharaj.

16 (Wed) Krishna Dashami. No fast today (in Veracruz) because Ekadashi is kshay.

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

18 (Fri) Gaura Trayodashi. Paran 7:07–10:46 (in Veracruz).

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

February 2019

1 (Fri) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 7:05–9:03 (in Veracruz).

15 (Fri) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting for Bhaimi Ekadashi (in Veracruz) and the appearance of Lord Varaha. Disappearance of Srila Ramanuja Acharya .

16 (Sat) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 6:59–10:46 (in Veracruz) after the worship of Lord Varaha. Varaha Dvadashi. Appearance of Lord Varaha.

March 2019

1 (Fri) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting for Vijaya Ekadashi (in Veracruz).

2 (Sat) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 7:46–10:42 (in Veracruz). Disappearance of Sripad Krishna Govinda Das Adhikari.

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

6 (Wed) 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 (Sat) Krishna Dashami. No fast today (in Veracruz) because Ekadashi is kshay. Adhivas festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. Beginning of annual seven day festival.

17 (Sun) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting for Amalaki Ekadashi (in Veracruz). 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 Trayodashi. Paran 6:36–10:34 (in Veracruz). 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.

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.

Please note that Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's calendar for 2019‒2020 will be released just prior to Gaura Purnima 2019.

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