APPEARANCE DAY (Śrī Vyāsa-pūjā) — Vāmana māsa, Kṛṣṇa pakṣa, caturthi tithi
(Usually one day before the appearance day of Vakreśvara Paṇḍita, except when the caturthi tithi is kṣaya or vṛddhi)
Jun 16th for:
USA, Canada, Europe, India, China, Israel, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji.
DISAPPEARANCE DAY — Govinda māsa, Gaura pakṣa, pratipat tithi
(Same day as the disappearance day of Jagannātha dāsa Bābājī and Rasikānanda Ṭhākura)
Mar 1st for USA & Canada.
Mar 2nd for Europe, India, China, Israel, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji.
uktas tathā bhāvyata eva sadbhiḥ
kintu prabhor yaḥ priya eva tasya
vande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam
The spiritual master is honored as much as the Supreme Lord because he is the most confidential servitor of the Lord. This is acknowledged in all revealed scriptures and is followed by all authorities. Therefore I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of my spiritual master, who is a bona fide representative of Sri Hari. [Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura, Gurv-aṣṭaka, verse 7]
yasya deve parā bhaktir
yathā deve tathā gurau
tasyaite kathitā hy arthāḥ
Only unto those great souls who have implicit faith in both the Lord and the spiritual master are all the imports of Vedic knowledge automatically revealed. [Śvetāśvatara Upaniṣad, 6.23]