Devotional Fervour on the Christmas Eve in Prasanthi Nilayam…

Embracing peace, breathing in love and light of Bhagawan, over 240 choristers from different countries around the globe serenaded for an hour singing Glory To The Lord, this evening on the Christmas Eve in Prasanthi Nilayam.

Christmas Eve’s International Choir for the year was conducted by Ms. Gisela Sebastian, an accomplished singer cum musician from Germany. She has been a regular member of the International Choir for past many years.

Beginning at 1700 hrs., after initial offerings and lighting the lamp, the Choristers began with three Omkars followed by a Ganesha Mantra, sung in perfect tune inciting applause from a capacity audience. The one hour Choir consisted of numbers, Silent Night Holy Night, Hallelujah We Praise, There is none like You, O Holy Night, Oh Lord You are beautiful etc. ending with a special composition seeking Shanti, Peace, a perfect finale infusing peace within while diffusing peace around engulfing the whole of Prasanthi Nilayam.

The venue, Sai Kulwant Hall wore a colourful costume in the evening, as Croatian led decorations stood out, adding special charm to the Christmas Eve’s beauty.

Bhajans continued for the next half an hour and special clothings, sarees and safari pieces were distributed to the assemblage of choristers. Prasadam was distributed and Mangala Arathi was offered at 1830 hrs.
The session continued with Prof. Anil Kumar contemplating on the significance of the Advent of Jesus and the Holy Night relating the same with Bhagawan. Drawing interesting parallels vouching the Oneness of Bhagawan and Jesus, Isa and Sai, Anil Kumar affirmed the Eternal Presence of Bhagawan in Prasanthi Nilayam, amidst His devotees.

The Christmas morning’s programme will commence at 6:30 Hrs. with a Carol singing for half an hour by International devotees. Regular programme in the morning will have traditional Christmas singing by students, commencing at 08:30 hrs. In the evening two eminent overseas devotees, Ms. Sylvia Alden, International Choir Conductor for many years and Fr. Charles Ogada, will share their viewpoints with the audience.

Prasanthi is contemplating on the Holy Silent Night, as Bhagawan is eternally watching over!!!

II Samasta Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II