All dates and times listed here are calculated for Kolkata, India, as referred to at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Nabadwip Dham.Please note for devotees in NZ please follow the ekadasi dates shown with a red E as followed in India 

 

 

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 Ekadasis and their associated paran (break fast) times 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 great 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.

 

This calendar is based on the translation of the Bengali Vaisnava Calendar, "Sri Gaudiya Parvva Talika," compiled by Sriyukta Dibyendu Bhattacharya, M.Sc., B.T., Jyotibhushan, Headmaster.

 

Translated to English by Sripad Bhakti Kamal Tyagi Maharaj.

 

Srila  Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaja stated that New Zealand devotees may follow the same Ekadasi dates and Paran

(break fast times) as India because there is only 6 hours difference between the 2 time zones. The Ekadasi

dates on this calendar are suitable for devotees residing in Indian and New Zealand. Ekadasi Days are marked with A RED

JULY 2020

1. (Wed) Gaura Ekadashi. Shayan Ekadashi. Fast. Punar Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev (Return car festival).

2. (Thu) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 4:59 and 9:27 a.m.

5. (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

7. (Tue) Krishna Dvitiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaj.

10. (Fri) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu.

13. (Mon) Krishna Ashtami. Disappearance of Srila Lokanath Goswami Prabhu.

16. (Thu) Krishna Ekadashi. Kamika Ekadashi. Fast.

17. (Fri) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:05 and 9:30 a.m.

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

24. (Fri) Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance of Srila Vamshi Das Babaji Maharaj.

26. (Sun) Gaura Shashthi. Appearance of Srila Bhakti Vijay Trivikram Maharaj.

27. (Mon) Gaura Saptami. Disappearance of Sripad Ananga Mohan Das Adhikari.

29. (Wed) Gaura Dashami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Prasun Bodhayan Maharaj (because the Navami tithi on the previous day was viddha at sunrise).

30. (Thu) 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.

31. (Fri) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 6:10 and 9:33 a.m. Disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami and Srila Gauri Das Pandit Goswami.

AUGUST 2020

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

HRISHIKESH

8. (Sat) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Vilas Tapasvi Maharaj.

12. (Wed) Krishna Ashtami. Sri Sri Krishna Janmashtami. Complete fast until midnight, then no grains.

13. (Thu) Krishna Navami. Sri Nandotsav. Sri Janmashtami paran between 5:15 and 9:33 a.m. Appearance of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.

15. (Sat) Krishna Ekadashi. Annada Ekadashi. Fast.

16. (Sun) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:16 and 9:33 a.m.

23. (Sun) Gaura Panchami. Appearance of Sri Sita Devi, the consort of Sri Advaita Prabhu.

25. (Tue) Gaura Saptami. Sri Lalita Saptami. Appearance of Sri Lalita Devi.

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

29. (Sat) Gaura Ekadashi. Parshva Ekadashi. Fast.

30. (Sun) Gaura Dvadashi. Appearance of Sri Vamanadev. Paran after the worship of Sri Vamanadeva between 5:21 and 9:04 a.m. Appearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu.

31. (Mon) Gaura Trayodashi. Appearance of Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.

SEPTEMBER 2020

1. (Tue) Gaura Chaturdashi. Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur.

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

PADMANABHA (1st Half)
4. (Fri) Krishna Dvitiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Tirtha Maharaj.

13. (Sun) Krishna Ekadashi. Indira Ekadashi. Fast.

14. (Mon) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:26 a.m. and 9:31 a.m.

PURUSHOTTAM

27. (Sun) Gaura Ekadashi. Padmini Ekadashi. Fast.

28. (Mon) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 5:30 and 9:28 a.m.


OCTOBER 2020

13. (Tue) Krishna Ekadashi. Parama Ekadashi. Fast.

14. (Wed) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:37 and 8:20 a.m.

PADMANABHA (2nd Half)

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

19. (Mon) Gaura Tritiya. Disappearance of Sriyukta Radharani Devi Chaudurani.

20. (Tue) Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti Dayita Damodar Maharaj.

26. (Mon) Gaura Dashami. Vijay Utsav of Sri Ramachandra. Appearance of Sri Madhva Acharya.

27. (Tue) Gaura Ekadashi. Papankusha Ekadashi. Fast.

28. (Wed) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 5:44 and 9:29 a.m. Disappearance of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, and Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami.

31. (Sat) 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.

NOVEMBER 2020

DAMODAR

3. (Tue) Krishna Tritiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Srirup Puri Maharaj.

5. (Thu) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.

6. (Fri) Krishna Shashthi. Disappearance of Srila Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj.

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

9. (Mon) Krishna Navami. The grand 126th 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.

11. (Wed) Krishna Ekadashi. Rama Ekadashi. Fast.

12. (Thu) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:52 and 9:31 a.m. Festival in honour of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Sripat Panihati.

14. (Sat) Krishna Chaturdashi. Offering and placing of lamps (or candles) on Vishnu Mandirs.

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

16. (Mon) Gaura Pratipad. Sri Govardhan Puja (before 9:04 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.

17. (Tue) 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).

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

19. (Thu) Gaura Panchami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Aloka Paramahamsa Maharaj.

22. (Sun) 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.

26. (Thu) 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.

27. (Fri) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 6:03 and 8:16 a.m.

29. (Sun) Gaura Chaturdashi. Disappearance of Srila Bhugarbha Goswami and Srila Kashishvar Pandit.

30. (Mon) 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).


DECEMBER 2020

KESHAVA

11. (Fri) Krishna Ekadashi. Trisprisha Mahadvadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Srila Narahari Sarkar Thakur and Srila Kaliya Krishnadas. Disappearance of Sriyukta Dhananjay Das Prabhu.

12. (Sat) Krishna Trayodashi. Paran between 6:13 and 9:45 a.m. Disappearance of Srila Saranga Thakur.

14. (Mon) Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Jagabandhu Bhakti Ranjan.

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

22. (Tue) Gaura Ashtami. Disappearance of Srila Madhusudan Das Babaji Maharaj.

23. (Wed) Gaura Navami. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj.

24. (Thu) Gaura Dashami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Kusum Shraman Maharaj.

25. (Fri) Gaura Ekadashi. Moksada Ekadashi. Fast. Christmas Day.

26. (Sat) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 8:38 a.m. and 9:53 p.m.


JANUARY 2021

NARAYAN

1. (Fri) Krishna Dvitiya. The grand 92nd appearance day celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Sevaite-President-Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya Sri Srimad Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. New Year's Day.

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

3. (Sun) 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.

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

10. (Sun) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 6:25 and 9:58 a.m. Disappearance of Sripad Bhakti Bhudev Shrauti Maharaj.

11. (Mon) Krishna Trayodashi. Disappearance of Srila Mahesh Pandit and Srila Uddharan Das Thakur.

13. (Wed) Amavasya. Sriman Mahaprabhu leaves Nabadwip in the night to go to Katwa to take sannyas.

14. (Thu) Gaura Pratipad. Appearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.

15. (Fri) Gaura Dvitiya. Remembrance of Sriman Mahaprabhu's sannyas-lila.

16. (Fri) Gaura Tritiya. Disappearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu. Disappearance of Srila Jagadish Pandit.

24. (Sun) Gaura Ekadashi. Putrada Ekadashi. Fast. Appearance of Srila Jagadish Pandit.

25. (Mon) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 6:25 and 10:01 a.m.

28. (Thu) Purnima. Pushyabhisheka Yatra of Sri Krishna. Disappearance of Sripad Bhakti Sharan Vaisnava Maharaj.

MADHAVA

31. (Sun) Krishna Tritiya. Appearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu. Disappearance of Srila Ramachandra Kaviraj.


FEBRUARY 2021

1. (Mon) Krishna Chaturthi. Disappearance of Sripad Yadavendu Bhakti Chandan.

3. (Wed) Krishna Shashthi. Disappearance of Srila Jayadev Goswami.

5. (Fri) Krishna Ashtami. Disappearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.

7. (Sun) Krishna Dasami. No fast today (because of Dashami viddha at dawn).

8. (Mon) Krishna Dvadashi. Shat-tila Ekadashi. Fast.

9. (Tue) Krishna Trayodashi. Paran between 6:19 and 10:01 a.m.

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

13. (Sat) Gaura Dvitiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sharan Shanta Maharaj.

15. (Mon) Gaura Chaturthi. Appearance of Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj.

16. (Tue) 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.

19. (Fri) Gaura Saptami. Appearance of Mahavishnu Avatar, Sri Advaita Acharya.

20. (Sat) Gaura Ashtami. Disappearance of Sripad Virendra Krishna Prabhu.

21. (Sun) Gaura Navami. Disappearance of Srila Madhva Acharya.

22. (Mon) Gaura Dashami. Disappearance of Srila Ramanuja Acharya.

23. (Tue) Gaura Ekadashi. Bhaimi Ekadashi. Fast.

24. (Wed) Gaura Dvadashi. Varaha Dvadashi. Paran between 6:09 and 9:57 am after the worship of Sri Varahadev. Appearance of Lord Varaha.

25. (Thu) 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.

27. (Sat) Purnima. Sri Krishna's Madhurotsav. Appearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.

MARCH 2021

GOVINDA

2. (Tue) Krishna Tritiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti Premik Siddhanti Maharaj.

4. (Thu) Krishna Shashthi. The 148th 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(today because the Panchami tithi on the previous day was viddha at sunrise). Disappearance of Srila Purushottam Thakur. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.

9. (Tue) Krishna Ekadashi. Vijaya Ekadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Sripad Krishna Govinda Das Adhikari.

10. (Wed) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:56 and 9:50 a.m.

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

13. (Sat) Amavasya. Paran between 5:53 and 9:49 a.m. for those who fasted. Anniversary festival of the installation of Sri Sadashiva Gangadhar, Sri Govinda Kunda, Nabadwip.

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

15. (Mon) Gaura Dvitiya. Appearance of Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj.

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

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

18. (Thu) Gaura Panchami. Disappearance of Sriyukta Tarangini Devi.

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

23. (Tue) 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,  and Sri Antardwip.

24. (Wed) Gaura Dashami. Parikrama of Sri Simantadwip and Sri Rudradwip.

25. (Thu) 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.

26. (Fri) Gaura Trayodashi. Paran between 5:41 and 9:42 a.m. Parikrama of Sri Godrumadwip and Madhyadwip, Sri Surabhi Kunj, Suvarna Bihar Math, Sri Nrisimha Palli, Sri Harihara Ksetra, and other places.

27. (Sat) 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.

28. (Sun) 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 535 Gaurabda.

VISHNU

29. (Mon) Krishna Pratipad. Sri Gaura Purnima paran between 5:38 and 9:41 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 536 Gaurabda.

APRIL 2021

2.(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.

5. (Mon) Krishna Ashtami. Appearance of Srila Srivas Pandit.

6. (Tue) Krishna Navami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vigraha Bhiksu Goswami Maharaj.

7. (Wed) Krishna Ekadashi. No fast today (because of Dashami viddha at dawn).

8. (Thu) Krishna Dvadashi. Papa Vimochani Ekadashi. Fast. Festival in honour of Sriman Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Varaha Nagar. Disappearance of Srila Govinda Ghosh Thakur. Disappearance of Sripad Satyendrachandra Bhattacharya Mahoday.

9. (Fri) Krishna Trayodashi. Paran between 5:27 and 9:34 a.m.

NOTE: Srila Gurudev Srila Govinda Maharaj's disappearance day is the 2nd Dvadasi after Sri Gaura Purnima. So, within a day (because of the particular way our calendar is calculated), his disappearance festival will likely be on Saturday 24 April 2021. The precise date will be confirmed with the publication of the new 2021-2022 calendar before Sri Gaura Purnima.

           What is Ekadasi?

Ekadasi is a Sanskrit word for number 11. It means the 11th day of each half of the month in the Vedic lunar calendar. So there are two Ekadasi days in each month on the Vedic calendar. One is in the first half of the month whilst the moon is waxing, or growing. This is known as the bright fortnight. The second is in the second half of the month whilst the moon is waning, or shrinking. This is known as the dark fortnight.

 

Ekadasi has been set aside for us to observe a fast to please Krishna and is a special day for devotees. Srila Prabhupada asked us to fast on Ekadasi by avoiding eating grains and beans, anything made from them or anything that has them in it. This means avoiding bread, pasta, lentils, rice, as well as beans and preparations made from bean flour.

 

When observing Ekadasi we should think of it as part of our devotional service. The fast does not need to be extreme and you don't have to starve yourself. Some of us may be able to offer a full fast as their Ekadasi sacrifice, avoiding all foods and drinking only water or juice, but not everyone can do this. Srila Prabhupada said we can observe the fast by avoiding food with grains and beans and eating only light foods. We should not overdo our fasting. Fasting should cause buoyancy of feeling and not tiredness or fatigue. We should only practice as much fasting as our capacity allows.

 

 

Devotees may download the Vaishnava Calendar program for their computer at this link:

 

http://scsmath.com/events/calendar/index.html