Archive for January, 2011


Fulfilling the ‘holyday’s’ aspirations and prayers from thousands congregated in the Sai Kulwant Hall, Bhagawan emerged from the Divine Abode at 1823 hrs. here this Thursday evening. Coming for a full round of darshan, once again out in the open much to the joy of the thousands, Bhagawan went for a slow round blessing many, including the tiny tots from the Primary School. read more »


This evening Bhagawan emerged at 1840 hrs. to come, ‘out in the open’, for a full round of darshan. Coming on the dais, Bhagawan sat through the next half-an-hour before accepting Arathi at 1925 hrs. Blessing the concourse with His abhayahastha Bhagawan retired to Yajur Mandiram at 1930 hrs. read more »


Evening in Sai Kulwant turned golden yellow at the transitional twilight and with soulful tunes rendering the air, Prasanthi Nilayam reflected verily heaven on earth and was awaiting her Lord to emerge. Thousands sat immersed in bhajans and many eyes were tuned focussing at the western entrance eagerly anticipating signs of His emergence. read more »

A Decade of Healing

Staffers from SSSIHMS, Whitefield, Bangalore have assembled in Prasanthi Nilayam this evening commemorating the occasion of a decade of service of the Temple of Healing that had its inception on 19th January ten years ago. read more »

Valedictory Ceremony of the Annual Sports and Cultural Meet

Today was the day of sporting honours for the students. Deviating from the customary practice over the years, Bhagawan preferred this day to 14th Jan, to honour sporting heroics of His students, in the valedictory function of the Annual Sports and Cultural Festival held in the Sai Kulwant Hall this evening.

Sai Kulwant Hall, with colour and glitter around, reflected the celebrating mood of the twin occasion, the valedictory function and the auspicious Makara Sankranthi, signifying Sun’s northward journey. Weekend ensured a capacity audience and additional venue, Poornachandra Auditorium, opened its gates for devotees.

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“Bhagavatha Saaramu”, Dance Drama by Students

After two days of hectic sporting and cultural activities at the Vidyagiri Hill View Stadium, this evening, action returned to Sai Kulwant Hall with Prasanthi Nilayam Campus presenting a dance drama in the immediate Divine presence. read more »

Sports Meet – Day 2

This evening, on the second and concluding day of the Sports and Cultural Festival, Bhagawan arrived at the stadium at 1715 hrs. The Divine Chancellor was accorded a rousing reception at His arrival with the Brindavan Band along with little lions and dragons from Prasanthi joining the motorbike escorters from all the three campuses. read more »

Sports Meet – Day 1

Annual Sports and Cultural Meet 2011 of SSSIHL and Sri Sathya Sai Institutions got underway this evening at Sri Sathya Sai Vidyagiri Hill View Stadium in the immediate presence of the Divine Chancellor. Deviating from the existing practice of single day programme, this year’s meet is conducted in the evenings alone, spreading over two days, 11th and 12th January. read more »

The Day of Student Interactions

 This evening’s ‘session’ with The Lord began with Bhagawan’s entry at 1835 hrs. Coming on to the dais after a full round of darshan Bhagawan spent an hour presiding over the bhajan session.

Interesting are His interactions with His students. Today’s turned out to be one such interesting evening when, Bhagawan, upon assuming His seat on the dais started tossing Vibhuti packets to many a student, mainly from the bhajan troupe, one after one. As Vibhuti packets went flinging in the air, lucky recepients came forward to snatch the ‘double, Vibhuti along with Padanamaskar. A few of the lucky ones got ‘His call’ for a second time!

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Blessing of House Captains

This weekend evening earned an early darshan when Bhagawan came out at 1720 hrs. A full round in the car ensued before Bhagawan came on stage. Vedam continued beyond the scheduled hour as Bhagawan sat on till 1740 hrs. when He left the stage for bhajan hall. read more »