Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
1 Sept 2014: Quite distinct from the world outside, clearly distinctive, Prasanthi often brings a pristine touch of character, discipline, dedication and devotion in all that she presents to the world outside. Marking the grant culmination of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations Prasanthi bid farewell to Ganeshas ‘Who’ were taken out for immersion in a regal procession held yesterday evening here in Prasanthi Nilayam. As per the set tradition in Prasanthi, Ganeshas go for immersion on the third day of the festivity, Ganesh Chaturthi. This evening’s function was marked with religious exuberance with en masse participation of students and staff.
In the evening, marked by Prasanthi’s special touch of grace and gaiety, scores of Ganeshas in varied hues and contour, flanked by batches of students and staff members, marched into the Sai Kulwant Hall shortly before 1630 hrs. commencing the proceedings.
The venue, Sai Kulwant Hall, bore a festive look bustling with great devotional fervour and enthusiasm anticipating the fleet of Ganeshas.
Marching in, exhibiting festive hustle and bustle, Ganeshas, numbering 22, in fanciful shapes and decor, were arrayed in a disciplined order covering the entire stretch of Bhagawan’s darshan pathway.
This is the occasion when Prasanthi showcases Ganeshas in varied theme, displaying colourful innovative ideas with the enthusiastic devoted bunch of students putting their best to impress upon The OverLord of Prasanthi. This year too, like previous years, the procession had all the variety of craftsmanship, depicting spiritual and social themes of relevance. One such noticeable theme was by the tiny tots from Easwaramma English Medium School that spoke thus:
Conserve The Forest, Protect The Wild, Preserve Aquatic Llife, Save The Birds…
Once the ‘Ganeshas’ were settled in their respective slots, tiny tots from the Primary School lit up the already exuberant evening with a vibrant musical dance offering that was followed by the boys from the Higher Secondary wing.
After Mangala Arathi offering to the Ganeshas each group went round the Sanctum Sanctorum. Subsequently each of the Ganesha was brought to the Sanctum Sanctorum, presenting to the Over Lord, before retreating for immersion. The whole exercise was over in an hour.
Bhajans continued for the next 15 minutes and ended with Bhagawan singing “Subramaniam Subramaniam…” Mangala Arathi 1805 hrs. marked the end of the proceedings.
II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II
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