Glittering Prasanthi witnesses grand culmination of Akhanda Bhajan…

A glittering Sai Kulwant Hall embraced Beloved Bhagawan’s ‘endearing presence’ with a couple of bhajans in His mellifluous voice echoing the holy precincts marking the culmination of 24 hour non-stop bhajan sadhana, Akhanda Bhajan, this evening here in Prasanthi Nilayam. 

The two bhajans in Bhagawan’s voice were “Govinda Krishna Jai…” and “Subramaniam Subramaniam…”.

The 24-hour Bhajans saga commenced yesterday evening at 1800 hrs. and continued non-stop till this evening at 1800 hrs. The entire exercise, aimed at promoting world peace and harmony, was a  thrilling experience reliving the golden past with Beloved Bhagawan, where He would bless the occasion with His towering physical presence, guiding at each and every step, blessing Prasanthi and the entire world with His all-conquering love.

It was time for Prasadam. Swarms of students spread themselves across the spacious Sai Kulwant, ably assisted by sevadal volunteers, distributing blessed Prasadam, tamarind rice and sweet pudding, to the entire assemblage. Strictly adhering to Bhagawan’s injunction to chant the Food Prayer, students soon burst in to “Brahmarpanam…” joined by the entire audience.

The Akhanda Bhajan had its origin way back in 1945, started in Bangalore by a group of eight families. Upon the culmination of the year-long Thursday bhajans, they had been conducting quite regularly from 1944, during the World War II time, the group of eight families showed up to Bhagawan in Puttaparthi seeking blessings for conducting bhajans. The Divine Visionary that He is, Bhagawan blessed the group, praising the idea of bhajan singing and named it Akhanda Bhajan. He even promised the group that He would officiate the same. This grand Spiritual exercise has been going on uninterrupted ever since.

II Samastha Lokaha Sukhino Bhavantu II