Gaura-purnima 2017 | Alachua FL

Gaura-purnima celebrates the birth of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486–1534), the founder of Gaudiya Vaishnavism. This festival is the second largest festival held at the Alachua Hare Krishna temple.

This year Raughnatha let his students conducted the traditional ceremony where grains and ghee (clarified butter) is offered into the sacred fire while they also chant sacred mantras. This ceremony is often held during Vaisnava festivals to bless the those attending.

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