Prema Bandham 2003 Batch

“So Are We Bound; So Are We Free”was the big artistic writing on a symbolic kite banner that adorned the Poornachandra backdrop this evening, as eighty six students from the 2003 batch of SSSIHL assembled at the venue along with their immediate families, in anticipation of yet another “Bond of Love” with Bhagawan.

Quite innovative and distinct from the previous episodes of “Prema Bandham”, this 2003 batch had a unique theme, “So Are We Bound; So Are We Free”, meaning their bond with Bhagawan that brings freedom.

Bhagawan arrived at 1910 hrs. to a grand Poornakumbha reception along with Vedam chanting. As He came down the dais, Bhagawan was welcomed by a group comprising of mothers and betterhalves of the alumni, holding trays with flowers and lighted lamps. A cake was blessed commemorating the occasion before Bhagawan assuming the special dais.

Even as Bhagawan came on to the dais a programme card was brought to Him praying for Divine approval. Bhagawan blessed the same and there began a mini music programme comprising three songs.

At the end of the song session, Bhagawan came down the dais to move in the lanes between the rows blessing the special assembly with closer darshan and padanamaskar.

Safari pieces and sarees, blessed by Bhagawan were distributed to the assembly. After accepting Mangala Arathi Bhagawan moved off, heading towards Yajur Mandiram.

From Poornachandra to Sai Kulwant. Bhagawan was soon in the Sai Kulwant at 1940 hrs., amidst bhajans. After the usual full round of darshan Bhagawan came on the dais. As bhajans continued, Bhagawan sat for the next half-an-hour before calling for Mangala Arathi. Blessing one of the bhajan singers with Divine Whisperings, blessing the assemby with abhayahastha, Bhagawan retired to Yajur Mandiram at 2010 hrs. Blessed prasadam was distributed to the entire assembly.