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Hare Krsna Prabhuji,
Firstly, sorry for the delay in responding.
Secondly, dandvat pranam to you for the wonderful thought.
Now, is this spiritual master your diksha guru or shiksha guru - one who initiated you or one who is preaching to you? Actually, the way we celebrate appearance day of spiritual master - initiating guru is
If possible, call him or meet him in the temple. Wash his lotus feet (everyone needn't do individually. on behalf of everyone, any one devotee can do), then offer flowers while singing gurudev kripa bindu diya bhajan. Then there is glorification and then feast (typically, we fast till noon on the appearance day). You can offer whatever you want in the name of gift or cash.
If the spiritual master is not physically close to you for you to do the above, you could still host a feast in his honour and do the rest with a photo of the guru prominently displayed.
Shiksha guru - one can celebrate by glorification, cake cutting and feast. No need for washing of feet or fasting on the day.
Actually, what does a spiritual master want from us? What is it that will please the spiritual master? Our sincere endeavour to advance in KC, our seriousness to follow his instructions. That is the most sublime gift one can give to spiritual master.
Do write back and tell us what you did eventually.
Radha Rasamayi DD