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Mayapur Gaura Purnima Festival Updated Schedule

By: for on Jan. 12, 2012

The 2012 Gaura Purnima Festival in Mayapur will be a little different than the previous ones. The first four days the focus will be on re-learning how to chant from the heart. The Kirtan Mela will be held with some of the world’s best kirtaniyas headed by Sacinandana Swami and Madhava Das. (More details on this particular aspect of the festival at

Another new aspect is that on top of having free prasad for festival participants, there will also be free camping facilities (toilets, showers, lights, security and lockers for valuables) and almost free dormitory accommodations also with lockers.

For those who cannot be physically there, can follow all the festival events on the Mayapur TV. (

The updated schedule for Gaura Purnima Festival is:

10 Feb GBC meetings start
12 Feb Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura’s Appearance
21 Feb GBC Meetings conclude - Kirtan Mela adivas 7pm
22 FebFestival Inauguration & Beginning of Kirtan Mela
22-25 FebKirtan Mela 10am to 10 pm
3-8 Mar Festivities and Cultural Programs
4 Mar Ekadasi, Sri Radha-Madhava Boat Festival, Immersion of ashes of departed souls
5 Mar Santipur Festival
6 Mar Ganga Puja
7 Mar Ratha Yatra
8 Mar Gaura Purnima Festival
9 Mar Jagannath Mishra’s Feast
10 Mar Devotees depart

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