Guru Vandana and Maha Poornahuthi…

Maha Poornahuthi was offered into the sacrificial fire of the  the 3-day Vishwa Shanthi Loka Kalyana Homam in the immediate Divine Presence of Beloved Bhagawan at 0900 hrs. this morning here in Prasanthi Nilayam.

Today, 24 April 2013, marks the 2 year completion of the fateful day in April 2011, when Beloved Bhagawan chose to withdraw from the public view.

Commemorating the sanctity of the occasion, second year in succession, Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam is being organised for the past three days.

The third and final day’s proceedings began at 0545 hrs. with Vedic incantations followed by Sudarshana Homam, that lasted for two hours, until 0800 hrs.

Guru Vandana, a musical offering, by the students that followed had some of the ever green numbers  often heard in His immediate presence, enough to evoke nostalgic memoirs of the golden past. The songs were: Om Gam Ganapathaye Namo Namah:, Sai Rama Smaranam Sai Roopa Dhyanam…, a Qawwali, Tere Ghar Par Aaye Hey Hum…, Guru Brahma Neevey…Param Jyothi Neevey…, Idhey Idhey Sathya Sai Divya Prabhavam…Prema Pravaham…, Thuu Pyaar Ka Sagar Hey…, etc…

Bhagawan’s Divine discourse followed next, played on the public address system. All spiritual disciplines render some merits, but the Ultimate Truth lies in knowing the reality behind our existence, I Am I, said Bhagawan, exhorting the devotees to work to know the Real I. Bhagawan’s discourse was revolved around the Atma Principle and Love…the most essential ingredient of human life. Bhagawan concluded His Divine discourse singing two bhajans, Bhaja Govindam…Bhaja Govindam followed by Preme Muditha Manasey Kaho…

Maha Poornahuthi for the Vishwa Shanthi Loka Kalyana Homam followed next. Even as bhajans by the students commenced, priests went around the Sai Kulwant Hall sprinkling sanctified water, partaking the blessings of the three-day Vishwa Shanthi Homam.

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Laddu Prasadam was distributed to the entire audience. Mangala Arathi was offered at 0950 hrs, marking the culmination of the morning proceedings.

As is the tradition set last year, Maha Narayana Seva was organised for the poor and downtrodden at the Sri Sathya Sai Hill View Stadium, serving clothing and food for thousands. Thousands of devotees from the near by villages thronged the venue well in advance of the scheduled hour to receive the love offering from Bhagawan. Senior Trust Members and officials from Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations, Andhra Minister Mrs J Geeta Reddy, Puttaparthi MLA Pallela Raghunatha Reddy etc. were present at the venue, participating in the ‘Yajna’.

Interestingly, the sweltering summer and high temperature gave way to a cool and cloudy set up in the morning with rain clouds prevailing over the morning Sun.

II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II