Thai, Indonesian and Dominican Republic Offering…

A traditional Thai dance by the students of Sathya Sai School, Thailand, a colourful dance drama by the Balvikas children from Bali and a bouquet of devotionals from the devotees of the Dominican Republic featured highlight of the third evening of the ongoing 87th Birthday Celebrations here in Prasanthi Nilayam today.

The first programme for the evening was a traditional Thai Dance “Chern Phra Kwan”, belonging to the Central plains of Thailand. The dance symbolises invoking Goddess Kwan, indwelling spirit in every living being, to free the being from the trap of evil to help to become good humans.

Presenting a thematic, colourful dance drama entitled “A Grain Of Rice” Balvikas children from Bali, Indonesia brought to live the essential message of ‘Annam Brahma’ airing the supreme significance of being grateful for everything in life.

Portraying the story of transformation of a student Puttu Aditya, the presentation echoed Bhagawan’s ‘voice’ that, by wasting food one is wasting His grace, as everything in nature in His grace. The presentation was entwined with beautiful dance and song sequences.

The final presentation was a bouquet of devotional songs from devotees of Dominican Republic from the Caribbean Island. Engrossed within, bliss writ large in their faces, these graceful group of women sang their hearts out calling His varied names, producing 9 gems at His Lotus Feet.

Bhajan by students continued and ended with Bhagawan singing “Sathyam Jnaanam Anantham Brahma…” All the groups were felicitated and prasadam was distributed to the capacity audience before Mangala Arathi offering at 1840 hrs.

Tomorrow, on the 4th day of the 87th Birthday Celebrations, renowned Cello exponent Subhendra Rao and Saskia Rao would be presenting  a Sitar – Cello concert entitled ‘East Marries West’ in the immediate Divine Presence.

II Samasta Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II