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Akshaya Tritiya

Significance of Akshaya Tritiya
Akshaya Tritiya falls on the greatest and only correct calendar on the earth called "Panchanga" on the "Vaishaka maasa", "Shukla Paksha", "Tritiya Divasa / Tithi". 
First let us under the meaning of the words "Akshaya" and "Tritiya". Akshaya = Something which is long lasting. Something which is of high importance. Some people explain it as immortal. But nothing is immortal in the unlimited universe other than Bhagavan Sri Hari himself. Tritiya = Third day of the Vaishaka maasa, Shukla paksha. Anything which is done or started on this day will last long and really long. But if somebody does the same on greed purpose, than it is of no use. Just like people buy gold jewellery on this day. Yes off-course it is very good to buy gold, but again everything depends on our earlier karma. The gains and loses is decided by Sri Lakshmipati as per our Karma (our earlier works - this life and previous lives).

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Yugadi (Ugadi) and April Fools day

YUGADI AND APRIL FOOLS DAY RELATIONSHIP
Earlier English calendar was known as Julius calendar which had only 10 months (March - 1st month, April - 2nd month, May - 3rd month, June - 4th month, July - 5th month, August - 6th month, September - 7th month, October - 8th month, November - 9th month and December - 10th month) in it. But later another two months (January and February) were added to make it a full year as Christians' Easter was not coming exactly in a particular time. Earlier Easter was coming in January or March or so on. To adjust this Europeans first tried to understand Hindu Panchanga (calendar) and they adjusted as per Hindu Panchanga. Thus a total of twelve months came into existence. This new English calendar is known as Gregorian calendar which started since around 500 years. In Julius (old calendar) calendar since it had only ten months, even last four months like September (7th month), October (8th month), November (9th month) and December (10th month) are pure …

What is Saptaha or Srimad Bhagavata Saptaha

WHAT IS SAPTAHA OR SRIMAD BHAGAVATA SAPTAHA


Just like marriage celebrations, we need to celebrate the "Saptaha" and for this correct muhurtam has to be taken after discussing with correct "Vaishnava Brahmana"
Most auspicious months for Srimad Bhagavatam pravachnam are as below:
1. Nabhasya (Bhadrapada) 2. Ashwina (Ashwija) 3. Urrja (Kartika) 4. Margashirsha (Margashira) 5. Suchihi (Ashada) 6. Nabhaha (Shravana)
That is Ashada to Margashirsha
In other months can also be done, but above are very auspicious months compared to other months.
Among the above six auspicious months, "Bhadrapada" is the most important and very auspicious month for the Srimad Bhagavata shravana.


First and foremost, that is in the initial stage, the organizer should make propaganda about the Srimad Bhagavata shravan (pravachana) and give invitation to all real Vaishnavagan for "Saptaha". Anybody can come starting from Brahmahagan, Kshtriyagan, Vysyagan, Shudragan and even the Chandala…

Makara Sankranti / Sankramana significance

Makara Sankranti: Let us first understand what is the meaning of the words 'makara sankranti'.  'Makara' means a 'rashi' and 'sankranti or sankramana' means movement of the Sri Surya Deva (Sun Demi God). Means Sri Surya Deva will move from the 'dhanur rashi' to 'makara rashi'. Here Sankranti / sankramana means moving from one place to another. Sankramana = san + kramana. Here kramana means movement.
Why 14.01.18 shouldn't be considered as 'Makara Sankranti' and why only on 15.01.18 'Makara Sankranti' should be celebrated: Off course on 14th itself the Sri Surya Deva started to move from Dhanur rashi to Makara rashi. But since this movement doesn't happen during the 'Suryodaya' time as per Bharatiya Panchanga we can't consider it as the festival day, as according to Bharatiya samskruti only if something happens during the Suryodaya we consider it as auspicious occasion and correct occasion. On 15th du…