Gaura Purnima Festival Menu

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On Gaura Purnima, the birth of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Vaishnava devotees fast the entire day until moon rise and then enjoy a fabulous feast that has first been offered, with love, to Sri Krishna Chaitanya.

This is only a suggested menu and can be adjusted in any way you like. What is important, if you are choosing to cook a feast on this special day, is that you cook with love and offer with love.

To make things a little easier for you on the day of Gaura Purnima, I strongly suggest that you make as many things as you can the day before. For example the paneer and the sweet rice could be made in advance.


Hare Krsna!

Careful - Srila Prabhupada said to fast from grains (like on Ekadasi) when breaking a fast on Visnu-tattva appearance days. That includes Gaura Purnima!

That said - the recipes here all sound delicious, and the Ekadasi-friendly ones here would be perfect for Gaura Purnima! (The rest... I'll save for the feast after the fast, tomorrow ;) )

Hare Krsna! Happy Gaura Purnima to all!

Interesting menu for Gaura

Interesting menu for Gaura Purnima since most of us do not take grains until Jagannath Misra's feast the next day...

Vegetable Soup
Gouranaga potatoes for sure
Paneer Sak
Chestnut flour puris
Cucumber Raita
Garden Salad
Tapioca pudding
etc all work.

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