Sri Rama Navami…

One Who delights is Ram and every individual should become Ram, echoed Bhagawan’s voice as an audio of an erstwhile Divine Discourse was played celebrating auspicious Sri Rama Navami this morning in Prasanthi Nilayam.

Earlier, the morning function began with 20 minute Vedic chanting followed by a 40 minute musical offering by the students from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. The songs were in dedication to Lord Ram and Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai. The programme with interlaced songs and commentary had some of the famous numbers, namely, “Shuddha Brahma Paratpara Rama…” and “Ramjee Ke Mahima Apaar…” and lasted 30 minutes.

Bhagawan’s Divine Discourse that followed enlivened the audience with golden memories of Bhagawan narrating Ramayana stories. Dwelling on the greater significance of Ramayana, Bhagawan stressed on the ideal life led by Lord Ram and brothers, highlighting the exemplary brotherly relationship among them. Concluding His Divine Discourse, commenting on the sweet story of Rama and grandeur of Ramayana, Bhagawan exhorted the audience to install Rama in their heart. Divine Discourse came to an end with Bhagawan singing “Rama Jayam Raghu Rama Jayam…”

Bhajans continued till 0930 hrs. when Mangala Arathi was offered. Prasadam was distributed at the end of the session.

Students from the Sri Sathya Sai Mirpuri College of Music would be presenting a special music programme in the evening.