Shrimad Bhagavata Saptah Mahotsav

Elixir of Krishna Katha in 7 Days

September 1 - 8, 2018

About Shrimad Bhagavata Saptah

Among the Hindu scriptures, Shrimad Bhagavata Maha Purana is the most worshipped, as it encompasses all the Avatars of Lord Vishnu. Shri Krishna promised that He will live eternally in the form of Shrimad Bhagavata Purana and protect the devotees of Kali Yuga. This ancient tradition of "Bhagavata Saptah" began when King Parikshit heard the entire Shrimad Bhagavata Purana from Shri Shuka in 7 days and was liberated. Hence it is considered meritorious to listen to Shrimad Bhagavatam at least once in a lifetime. In addition to the stories on the glories of Lord Vishnu's Avatars and Lord Krishna's leelas, Swamiji's discourses will give us valuable insights for right thinking and the means to be happy & peaceful regardless of adversities

Bhagavata Saptah Activities

Join us for a blissful experience spanning one week of "Saptah", which comprises of self awakening discourses on the glories of Lord Vishnu's Avatars, interspersed with cultural programs, festive celebrations, as well as chanting of the scripture . The 16 Bhagavatam discourses (each unique and covering new material) will provide time tested, valuable insights for right thinking and happy living, and how to remain happy and peaceful regardless of adversities.

  • Pothi Procession - Sept 1 (Saturday)
  • Special cultural program for Krishna Janmashtami - Sept 2 (Sunday)
  • Krishna-Rukmini Swayamvar - Sept 3 (Monday)
  • Annakoot/chhappan Bhog - Sept 5 (Wednesday)

Saptah Support & Sponsorship

Following Sponsorships are available

  • Mukhya Yajman* - $10,001
    (will lead major Saptah related events and perform daily aarti)
  • Sampoorna Annadanam* - $5,001
  • Krishna-Rukmini Swayamvar/Kalyanam on September 3rd - $1,001
  • Daily Annadanam** - $1,001
  • Pitru Tarpanam - $501
  • Pothi Procession on September 1st - $251
  • Daily Puja - $251
  • Daily Aarti - $101
* Mukhya Yajman and Sampoorna Annadaanam sponsors can participate in all events
** Daily Annadaanam and Rukmini-Krishna Kalyanam sponsors can participate in Pothi Puja, Daily Puja and Aarti on the day of sponsorship, and also Pitru Tharpan

To sponsor the entire Shrimad Bhagavata Saptah or any of the major events during the week, please click here

About the Bhagavata Kathakar


Swami Shantananda

Chinmaya Mission West Spiritual Head,
Chinmaya Mission Tri-State Centers

Swami Shantananda is the resident Swami of Chinmaya Mission in New Jersey and the President of Chinmaya Mission West, which overseas all centers in the USA. He is also the guiding Swami for Chinmaya Ganapati. He is the senior-most disciple of world renowned Vedanta Master Pujya Swami Chinmayananda. Before his life began anew as a sanyasi, he served as Swami Chinmayananda's secretary. Swamiji's talks are filled with valuable insights that we can apply to our daily lives.

Pujya Swami Swaroopananda

Shrimad Bhagavata Saptah Mahotsav Schedule


About Bhagavata Saptah by our Pujya Gurudev,Swami Chinmayananda and our Pujya Guruji, Swami Tejomayananda