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Question: On which festival we should do fasting? Like in which festival we can eat Ekadasi prasadam and which festival we can eat normal prasadam.

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Jayapataka Swami: Srila Prabhupada said that we are Krsna devotees. Therefore, we should observe Janamastami and Gaura Purnima since Lord Caitanya is Krsna Himself, these two days we should observe as anukalpa, a non-grain fast. And other festivals is optional to take grains. Like in Mayapur since we have Nrsimhadeva, many devotees prefer to take non-grain, but it is optional. For all the Visnu tattva, if we want, we can follow the anukalpa, but it is optional. But Gaura Purnima and Janamastami, we should take non-grain when we breakfast. No grains, soya or pulse. It is Ekadasi. That is called anukalpa.