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Gaura-purnima is celebrated in the honour of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

Gaura-purnima is a Vaisnava festival that occurs in March celebrating the birth of the saint Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.[1]

Gaura Purnima means "Golden Full Moon", a reference to Chaitanya. 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 Navadvipa-mandala Parikrama.[3]

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  1. ^ "Gaura Purnima". Retrieved 2008-12-16. 
  2. ^ - Culture - Gaura Purnima
  3. ^ "Gaura Purnima-ISKCON New Govardhana". Archived from the original on September 7, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-16. 

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