Gaura Purnima Day Celebrations

2Gaura-purnima is the most auspicious appearance day of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. In Mayapur it is the biggest festival throughout whole year.

On the eve of Gaura-purnima, an adhivasa ceremony is performed by the devotees to purify ourselves and get ready to worship and serve the Lord the next day.

The morning Srimad-Bhagavatam class is given by three leaders of ISKCON. During the day, devotees go to the Ganga and take bath to purify themselves. A grand abhiseka of Gauranga Mahaprabhu is done in the evening. The ecstatic hari-nama sankirtana transports one to the spiritual world.

On Gaura-purnima devotees fast till moon rise. Anukalpa maha-prasada (ekadasi-prasada) is served after moonrise, while regular grain prasada is served on the next day, Jagannatha Misra’s festival which is starting a New Year for all Gaudiya Vaishnavas.