Sri Gaurabda 537
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math’s Vaishnava calendar
with local Ekadasi dates and paran times for California.
During his 21st world tour, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj instructed that throughout the world devotees will follow the main calendar for all dates except Ekadasis and their associated paran (break fast) times which may be calculated locally according to the lunar calendar. In this way the days of Appearance, Disappearance, and other Pastimes of the Lord and His great devotees will be observed on the actual day they took place in India, rather than according to the technical local calculation of the ‘tithi’ (lunar day) which would have devotees observing, for example, the Appearance of Mahaprabhu a day before He actually appeared in Nabadwip.