Gaur Purnima is a Gaudiya Math Festival, which is celebrated on the Divine appearance of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
The word “Gaur Purnima” means “golden full moon” which signifies that Lord Chaitanya appeared at the time of full moon and He blesses everyone with the moonlike rays of His teachings.
Devotees at “Anand Vrindavan Dham” celebrate this eve with great joy and pomp. They start their day with a grand Sankirtan performed with great enthusiasm, which is held after the Mangal Aarti and they sing the glories of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
There is an akhand (nonstop) Hari Naam Sankirtan in the temple where all the devotees dance and sing in the mood of ecstasy. There is an enlightening feeling of spirituality all around.
The Hare Krishna Mahamantra when combined with the mrudangas and kartals, creates a deep feeling of devotion in all the devotees and they all dance in front of the Lord feeling one with Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
At dusk, a Grand Abhishek of Shri Gaur Nitai is performed and various foodstuffs are offered to the Lord.
Devotees break their fast with the charnamrita and honour prasadam.
Lord Chaitanya is not different than Krishna. He spread the congregation chanting of the Holy name and taught that one can gain enlightenment by chanting…
Hare krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare