Archive for 2021

Global Akhanda Bhajan Commences In Prasanthi Nilayam…

Puttaparthi: A Ganesha bhajan at 1800 hrs followed by ‘Akhanda Jyoti Jalaao…Sai Mana Mandir Mein…’, a starving soul’s heart-wrenching prayer that seeks ‘The Divine Light Within’, marked the commencement of the annual Global Akhanda Bhajan this evening in Prasanthi Nilayam.  read more »

Maha Poornahuthi Offering at Prasanthi Nilayam

Marking the grand culmination of Devi Navaratri, Prasanthi Nilayam this morning witnessed the Maha Poornahuthi to the Veda Purusha Saptaha Jnana Yajna at the Poornachandra Auditorium in the immediate Divine OmniPresence of Beloved Bhagawan.  read more »

Veda Purusha Saptaha Jnana Yajna begins…

‘Indian Culture and Spirituality’ has always been a prime agenda in the illustrious Avataric sojourn of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Ever since His grand declaration of Avatarhood in 1940, He has been constantly on the mission, doing everything right that contributes to the conscious evolution of humanity. In this context comes the relevance of the ancient age-old traditions of Yaga and Yajna and the Vedic lore.  read more »

Holy Kalasha Sthapana Ahead Of Dasara Jnana Saptaha Yajna

Prasanthi Nilayam witnessed the holy ritual of Kalasha Stapana this morning, marking the commencement of the sacred Devi Navarathri festival. The ritualistic session got off at 0630 hrs in the bhajan hall and continued for an hour, in the backdrop of vibratory Vedic chanting.  read more »

He Belongs To All

How often do we judge Him, judging the actions of the attribute-less Supra-Supreme Divine Persona walking on two Feet, out of sheer, crass ignorance?!? For a devout soul ripe enough for learning, He sends the right message across, often in His own inimitable style, only to help the devotee evolve slow and steady, grade by grade, to a higher level of consciousness. Read on such a revealing experience from the diary of Sri Arun Kumar Panda of Odisha, as chronicled in his book Rasamayee Maa. (edited version)I don’t precisely recall the month, but the year was 1971. I had travelled from Delhi for Swami’s Darshan and would be returning there. I was sitting in the portico of the Mandir at about 2 pm alone on the day of my return journey. read more »

Loving His Uncertainty

Can uncertainty become an impediment in one’s spiritual life? Bhagawan’s oft-repeated axiom, Love My Uncertainty, should come in the practical front in the life of an earnest seeker, seeking Him in his/her pursuit for liberation. Dr (Ms) Radha Hanumai Garuda once had to take such a plunge to dash to Bhagawan’s Presence from the US, leaving her family, leaving the country without a return ticket, post receiving an inner call negating all uncertainties…extracted from her recently published book, Sri Sathya Sai – The Inner Divine.  read more »

Locking Eyes With The Lord

What is that incomparable beauty of Sri Sathya Sai Darshanam, when one is blessed to immerse in the Beauty Beyond Compare Ultimate Divine with absolute focus, only to get the bonus blessing of the ultimate beauty of ‘Locking Eyes With The Lord’? Sri ‘Kadu’ Balasubramanyam Parasuraman, an alumnus at SSSIHL, narrates his perception and experience on ‘Locking Eyes’ With The Supreme Lord, narrating a beautiful Brindavan darshan session…as extracted from his recently published book, ‘My Loving Swami’.  read more »

God Consciousness

Human sojourn on Earth is meant to realise the innate Divinity, and man can attain it by aligning every thought, word and action to that of God’s, the Divine Will, says Bhagawan in an inner message to Lucas Ralli. Extracted from the book ‘Sai Messages For You & Me’ series by the same author. read more »

Be Careful Of Careless Associations

When the Supreme One comes down in a human frame, walking amongst men, choosing the right, deserved ones for Him to nurture, He acts most mysteriously, at times, taking care of the so-called subtle details, only to help take home some of the most potent messages. Read on an incident from the life of Sri Prabhakar Bayisetty of Prasanthi Nilayam from his recently published book, LIFE CONTRACT WITH GOD.  read more »

Prasanthi Guru Purnima 2021 – Evening Session

Post the morning session that witnessed the inception of the Sri Sathya Sai Global Council, the Prasanthi Mandir Bhajan Group presented a soul-stirring devotional this evening in Prasanthi Nilayam. The musical was preceded by a Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini programme followed by Bhagawan’s Divine discourse, aired on the public address system.  read more »