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Gaura-purnima is a Vaisnava festival that occurs in March celebrating the divine appearance of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.[1]

Gaura Purnima means "Golden Full Moon", a reference to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. His followers spend this festival fasting and chanting congregationally, then at moonrise a feast is enjoyed by all.[2]

This festival is celebrated by Gaudiya Vaishnavas as part of Sri Navadvipa-mandala Parikrama.[3]

See also


  1. "Gaura Purnima". Retrieved 2008-12-16. 
  2. - Culture - Gaura Purnima
  3. "Gaura Purnima-ISKCON New Govardhana". Retrieved 2008-12-16. 

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