Disappearance of Madhavendra Puri, Dvadasi

Date: 
Thu, 2014-03-13


Those fasting for Ekadasi can break fast 05:47 - 09:46 (Local Time)

Dvadasi is the twelfth day of the waning or waxing moon (dva, "two," dasi, "tenth"). In the Vedic, lunar calendar, dvadasi follows Ekadasi, a day customarily set aside for exclusive focus on spiritual activity and fasting—at least from grains and beans.

Fasting for Ekadasi is considered incomplete unless one breaks fast at the proper time the following day, dvadasi. These times are provided here.


Madhavendra Puri was the spiritual master of Ishvara Puri - the spiritual master of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Srila Madhavendra Puri established the worship of the Gopala Deity, who is today worshiped as Srinathaji.

Madhavendra Puri took initiation in the Madhvacharya sampradaya and had disciples such as Advaita Acharya and Ishvara Puri. It was Madhavendra Puri who introduced the conception of madhurya-bhava (conjugal love) into the sampradaya. In this conception, the worship of Radha and Krishna in separation represents the highest level of devotional service. Therefore, according to the Gaudiya Vaishnavas, Madhavendra Puri stands at the beginning of the movement of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who spread love of Godhead in this mood. Madhavendra Puri's samadhi is in Remuna, Orissa.

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