Adilabad Parthi Yatra 2012

Over 1500  devotees from Adilabad arrived in Prasanthi Nilayam on 24th Feb. They held a massive procession this evening featuring folk dances, ritual rallies and effervescent fireworks throwing the temple town into a mood of gaiety and celebration.

On the evening of 25th, the pilgrims provided a unique vaudevillian show in Sai Kulwant Hall today including Dances, Burra Katha, Hari Katha, Poetry, Talks, Video Clippings and Songs. A small girl anthropomorphising Adilabad started the programme with a talk of gratitude followed by a dance to the tunes of ‘Sampoorna Avataram‘.

The masters of ceremony then took over the stage praying to Bhagawan to make all their work as Ramakaryam or God’s work. They described the gaiety of Namasankirtana, chanting of God’s name, which is taking Adilabad by storm. They described the various folk art forms like Burra Katha and Hari Katha which revived by Bhagawan are flourishing in Adilabad as mediums for singing his glory. This was followed by a group song, ‘Tallivi Tandrivi‘ and performances of Burra Katha and Hari Katha.

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Devotees then lined up to tell their stories of love and transformation. The Hari Katha artiste mentioned how on a trip of service, Bhagawan ensured that food never ran out at his home, a Sevadal described how Bhagawan answered his ‘test’ by making him listen to his favourite song, ‘Deivam Manava Roopamlo‘, a child rendered poetry while her father mentioned how Bhagawan saved them from a hail storm and a volunteer mentioned how Bhagawan’s Vibuthi saved the family cow.

This was followed by a folk dance presentation, where children invited the villagers to Puttaparthi through the song, ‘Puttaparthi ki pothamu, ra ra Raamaiya‘. Three senior scholars then rendered beautiful poetry setting the platform for a video clipping of Bhagawan’s Discourse to Adilabad devotees where praising the devotion of these simple folk, Bhagawan adds that our Bliss is His food and declares that He is ours and we are His. This clip was followed by a slideshow of their memories with the Lord.

A couple of group songs followed where all the devotees waved placards which read, “We Love You Swami”. This was followed by a Mangalam song during which time 108 devotees gave Arati to Bhagawan.

The 26th evening witnessed a trip down the memory lane through various videos and stills of their past performances and Bhagawan’s interaction with them apart from  the water project gifted to them by Bhagawan and their service activities in the district. The video was interspersed with poetry and devotional singing by the delegates.

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The songs included ones on Sudama’s friendship to Krishna, devotion to Rama and the story of Bhagawan Baba. All participants were gifted with clothes while prasadam was distributed to the assembly. The Sunday programme concluded with Bhagawan singing, “<em>Shyama Sundara Madana Mohana</em>”.

All participants were honoured with clothes and Prasadam was distributed to the gathering.