Sri Sathya Sai Sathya Narayana Vratam and Rathotsavam

Puttaparthi: Ahead of the epochal Advent Day, The Day Of Advent of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai, Prasanthi Nilayam today witnessed the traditional offering of Sri Sathya Sai Sathya Narayana Puja followed by the annual feature of Rathotsavam in the immediate Divine OmniPresence of Bhagawan. 

It is a part of His Story that The Supreme Lord accepted the offering of Sathya Narayana Puja offered by His chosen Mother, Mother Easwaramma, before making His Advent on planet Earth as Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai. Subsequently, when the Little Divine was born, He accepted the Name ‘Sathya Narayana’ for HimSelf, remaining as the Little ‘Divine’ Sathya for Mother Easwaramma and the household for some years before transcending HimSelf into Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai.

This morning, the proceedings commenced shortly after 0800 hrs with a palanquin procession of The Divine Couple from the Treta Yuga, Sita Rama along with Lord Venugopala Swami, to the specially erected dais in the Sai Kulwant Hall. To the backdrop chanting of relevant Vedic hymns officiating priest onstage performed various affiliated rituals next that included invoking prayers, achamanam, pranayama, sankalpam, kalasha pooja, peeta pooja, prana pratishta, Sri MahaGanapati pooja, the offering of naivedyam and other paraphernalia, Arathi and Sri Sathya Sai Ashtotharam. Sathya Narayana Vrata Kathas (Divine stories of Lord Sri Sathya Sai) of His infinite glory followed next, presented in five distinct chapters, narrated in Sanskrit with a short introduction in English.

The Sri Sathya Sai Vrata Kalpam is of paramount significance as it has The Lord Supreme Sri Sathya Sai as its origin, The Avatar Ultimate Of All Time. Yes, out of His infinite mercy, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai hailed HimSelf as the Sarva Devatateeta Swarupam, The Divine Form that is beyond all other forms of Godhood, meaning, The Supreme Source n’ Force, Oneness, embodied in human frame!!!

A book titled ‘Sri Sathya Sai Sathya Narayana Vrata Kalpam’, published by the Sri Sathya Sai Books & Publications Division was released during the occasion.

The Divine Chariot procession started next, amidst the commencement of bhajans. The Divine Couple Sita Ramachandra along with Lord Venugopala Swami was next escorted in a regal palanquin procession leading to the Pedda Venkama Raju Kalyana Mandapam, outside the Prasanthi precincts. Hundreds and thousands of devout hearts joined the occasion joyously accompanying the procession, with another hundreds joined from the sideways, witnessing and partaking the blessing of the royal spectacle.

Back in the Mandir, Mangala Arathi at 1020 hrs marked the end of the morning proceedings.

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