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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 / 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 …