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Saptagram

 

Saptagram is the place of Raghunath das Goswami and Uddharan Datta Thakur. Saptagram means the colledction of seven villages which include: 1. Keshavarti, 2. Shivapur, 3. Vasudevapur, 4. Krishna-pur, 5. Nityanandapur, 6. Sankha Nagar, and 7. the present day Triveni. Saptagram was famous and prosperous. Krishnapur was the residence of Shrila Raghunath das Goswami, Sankha Nagar was the residence of Shri Kalidas, and Chandpur was the residence of Shri Balaram Acarya and Shri Yadunandana Acarya, the family guru of Shrila Raghunath das Goswami.

 

The original name of Uddharan Datta Thakur was Devarka. When he was 26 years old, his wife suddenly died. Thus he gave up his home and joined Nityananda Prabhu and engaged himself in travelling and preaching. Prabhu Nityananda also personally came to Saptagram and preached. Also residing in Saptagram were the two brothers, Hiranya and Govardhan, and Shri Sanatan Misra, the father of Vishnu-priya devi. Sanatana Misra was the initiating guru of these two brothers. Also from Saptagram was Sulochana, another associate of Mahaprabhu. Shri Balaram das was a disciple of Acaryarani Jahnava devi, and she instructed him to study under Narahari Sarkar. Also Ratikanta Thakur established Madan Mohan Deities here and his disciple, Shri Ramgopai das, wrote the books called Gaura Shatak and Ras Kalpa Valli. Hare Krishna!