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Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.4.12 – Thu, 30 Oct 2014

The Lord is everywhere at all times, and His appearance and disappearance are merely the experience of the inhabitants of a particular universe. He is just like the sun. The sun does not appear or disappear in the sky; it is only in the experience of men that in the morning the sun rises and in the evening the sun sets.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.4.10 – Tue, 28 Oct 2014

The Lord reciprocates with His devotees on the basis of transcendental love and not on the basis of philosophical knowledge or fruitive activities. In the transcendental loving service of the Lord, there is no place for monistic knowledge or fruitive activities.

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Oct 31, 2014 (Fri)
528, Damodara, Astami

Gopastami, Gosthastami
Sri Gadadhara Dasa Gosvami -- Disappearance
Sri Dhananjaya Pandita -- Disappearance
Sri Srinivasa Acarya -- Disappearance
Nov 1, 2014 (Sat)
528, Damodara, Navami

Jagaddhatri Puja
Nov 2, 2014 (Sun)
528, Damodara, Dasami
Nov 3, 2014 (Mon)
528, Damodara, Suddha **Ekadasi**

Srila Gaura Kisora Dasa Babaji -- Disappearance
(Fasting till noon)
(Feasting is done tomorrow)
Bhisma Pancaka
Fasting for Utthana Ekadasi
Nov 4, 2014 (Tue)
528, Damodara, **Dvadasi**

Break fast 05:11 - 09:47 (Daylight saving not considered).
Nov 5, 2014 (Wed)
528, Damodara, Trayodasi
Nov 6, 2014 (Thu)
528, Damodara, Caturdasi

Sri Bhugarbha Gosvami -- Disappearance
Sri Kasisvara Pandita -- Disappearance
Nov 7, 2014 (Fri)
528, Damodara, Purnima

Sri Krsna Rasayatra
Tulasi-Saligrama Vivaha (marriage)
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528, Kesava, Pratipat

Katyayani vrata begins
Nov 9, 2014 (Sun)
528, Kesava, Dvitiya
Nov 10, 2014 (Mon)
528, Kesava, Tritiya
Nov 11, 2014 (Tue)
528, Kesava, Caturthi
Nov 12, 2014 (Wed)
528, Kesava, Pancami
Nov 13, 2014 (Thu)
528, Kesava, Sasti