Jayapataka Swami: We had distributed khichri on the Gaura Purnima day. Srila Prabhupada said it was alright. You see, the devotees are fasting any way till sunset or moonrise. So if the people are not devotees, then it is better they take prasad, that will give them some spiritual benefit. Otherwise they will eat non veg or something at a road stall. So for the devotees, they would observe fast today. But normal villagers they do not observe fast. So we can give out khichri. If someone is willing to follow, they can keep the khichri until the evening and take it later for dinner. But mostly the people don’t follow, I requested the devotees to go out and they said that since it was a fast day, they wouldn’t have enough strength. So I told them to take some fruit or anukalpa in the afternoon and then go out and distribute the prasadam.