On 13th march there is a big festival held at shantipur a place near Mayapur which was the residence of Advaita Acharya. There will be a huge amount of cooking held and all devotees including Maharajas will serve Khichudi to the devotees and pilgrims. The pastime behind this festival is –
A very auspicious festival is held 4 days before Gaura-purnima on the day of Govinda Dwadasi in the house of Sri Advaita Acharya at Shantipur, known as Shantipur festival. Supreme Lord Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu visited the house of SriAdvaita Acarya and took prasadam with the devotees on the appearance day of Sripad Madhavendra Puri and blessed with Krsna prema to all those who come and take prasadam at this place on this specific day.
So on this special day many buses leave from Mayapur carrying many devotees who all devotees reach shantipur, serve and take Mahaprasadam. This year this amazing festival is going to be LIVE TELECASTED AT MAYAPUR.TV so that all devotees far and wide can witness this amazing festival. Advaita Acharya Ki jay!!!!