Ganesh Chaturthi…

9 September, Prasanthi Nilayam: Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi students from SSSIHL offered a musical offering yesterday in Praasnthi Nilayam. The programme commenced at 0820 hrs. after 20-mts of Rudram chanting. The half-an-hour programme had some of the Ashtakams of Lord Vinayaka followed by some keertans… an all Ganesha bhajan followed and the programme ended with Mangala Arathi at 0930 hrs.

In the evening the programme commenced at 1700 hrs. with an introductory speech by Sri Sai Giridhar Sai Ram, Doctoral Research Scholar with Dept Of Chemistry at SSSIHL, Prasanthi Nilayam Campus. Bharatiya Culture is replete with festivals and one needs to ponder over the greater significance of the same, said the young research scholar speaking about the country’s greater fortune to have Bharat Bhagya Vidatha Himself, Bhagawan, Who is teaching and moulding the country through various religious festivals.

Sri Giridhar then spoke about how Bhagawan subtly teaches elevating His devotees to higher spiritual realms, based on his own experience from the 2004 Ganesha Chaturthi. Quoting Bhagawan’s Own Words that, when you are able to think of Me, know that you have My abundant grace, the young speaker continued speaking of the importance of channelizing Divine Blessings in the right direction by illustrating the famous Ganesha story wherein He emerged the winner over his elder Brother Karthikeya, by circumambulating His Divine Parents instead of going around the physical universe.

Bhagawan’s Divine discourse followed next. Expounding on the significance of the worship of Vinayaka…Bhagawan said, everyone has a master above him…but Vinayaka has no Over Lord above Him…Explaining the physiological features with respect to human heart and blood circulation system Bhagawan then said Vinayaka has subtle significance of conferring good health.

Students read all unwanted stuff these days, they should in turn read His Story…sacred literature…said Bhagawan ending His Divine discourse with the bhajan Hari Bhajana Binaa Sukha Shanthi Nahi…

An all Ganesha Bhajan session ensued ended with Mangala Arathi at 1815 hrs.

II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II