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Gaura Purnima is the celebration of the month Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu appears on Earth. This holiday takes place on the full moon day of the month Phalguna (Govinda Masa). On this day, another popular celebration of Holi, the holiday that celebrates the killing of Holika, is celebrated on this day. Devotees of the Lord celebrate Gaura Purnima by reading pastimes of Lord Caitanya through authorized books, specifically Caitanya Caritamrta. Singing songs by Vaisnava acaryas on Lord Caitanya is also a common practice. In addition, a total fast is performed until moonrise, when a light meal is taken.
Krsna Caitanya is the yuga-avatara
for Kali Yuga, the present age of quarrel and hypocrisy. He is the incarnation
of the spiritual body of Sri Krsna and mood of Srimati
Radharani. To promote yuga-dharma
of devotional service through the chanting of the Hare Krsna mahamantra, He came with His expansions and devotees at
To understand Lord Caitanya and His pastimes, please visit the Caitanya Caritamrta.
UPDATED: August 31, 2010