Posts Tagged ‘Pilgrimage’

Onam 2011

Onam, the prime Kerala festival that marks the homecoming of legendary king of yore, Emperor Mahabali was celebrated in Prasanthi with much devotional fervour attended by a miniscule of Kerala along with devotees from other parts of the world.

With the state of Kerala celebrating its most colourful festival Onam, with gaiety and fervour commemorating mythical past, peace and equanimity as practised by its erstwhile Emperor Mahabali, a miniscule of Kerala camping in Prasanthi celebrated the festivity commemorating the golden past of Onam in the immediate Divine presence.

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Polish Choir in Prasanthi Nilayam

A group of 126 from the Central European country of Poland presented a musical offering at the Sanctum Sanctorum of Sai Kulwant Hall on Aug 20th evening in Prasanthi Nilayam. The group that has come on a Sai Pilgrimage comprised of 35 gents and 91 ladies.

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A Musical Garland by Devotees from Middle East and Gulf

A pilgrimage by the Region 94 of the Sai Organisation comprising the countries from Middle East and Gulf has enveloped Prasanthi Nilayam with Islamic Fervor in the holy month of Ramadan. The group comprises devotees from UAE, Sultanate of Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Iran. The portion of the Sai Kulwant hall in front of the stage is decorated with flags from all the participating nations. A crescent smiles atop the Sanctum Sanctorum. Teachings of Islam gleaned from Bhagawan’s discourses flutters on the pillars of the hall. A large contingent of devotees in green scarves representing the colour of peace have been very active in Prasanthi Nilayam. Members of the group joined the students for Morning Bhajans since August 7th.

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Music Programme by Devotees from Germany

Children from Germany who participated in the Summer Course 2010 along with other youth, parents and teachers have arrived on a pilgrimage to Prasanthi Nilayam on the first of August. The group about 200 strong had come with a musical offering to their Beloved Bhagawan to express their deepest gratitude for His unconditional love, blessings and guidance in their work all through the year.

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“From Many to One”, a song medley by devotees from California

Continuing the festive season in Prasanthi Nilayam, 121 devotees from California arrived on a pilgrimage from 21st to 30th July. They got an opportunity to present a song medley, “From Many To One”. The programme was presented by the Glendale-Arcadia Sadhana Group and the Glendale Balvikas of Southern California.

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Alumni Music Programme and “Avvaiyar”, Musical Dance Drama

On the 16th evening, Balvikas children from Tamil Nadu staged a musical dance drama titled “Saint Avvaiyar”. depicting the illustrious life of poet saint Avvaiyar from Tamil Nadu, in Sai Kulwant Hall. The session commenced at 1630 hrs with Vedic recitation.

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Ashadi Ekadashi 2011

Prasanthi woke up this morning to a festive ambience and who better to add colour to an occasion than Maharashtra. The Varkaris continued their grand tradition of Palkhi Seva. Every year they carry a Paduka for Bhagawan in a pada-yatra ( through walk) from Dharamavaram to Puttaparthi. Sri Nimish Pandya (District President of Mumbai), who played the master of ceremony today, recollected how Bhagawan used to always enquire about the welfare of these simple devotees from him again and again over the years.

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23-March-2011 – Bhagawan blessing Sevadal from across India

This evening Bhagawan emerged at 1850 hrs. and headed into the Poornachandra Auditorium. Outgoing batch of sevadals, an all India batch, was seated in the auditorium for special blessings. Coming on to the special dais, Bhagawan blessed the prasadam for distribution. Even as prasadam went for distribution, Bhagawan came down for His usual round of blessing. read more »

Czech New Zealand Music Programme

25th January 2011: A combined musical programme by two different countries, Czech Republic from the Central Europe and New Zealand, an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean was the highlight on the 25th January evening in Prasanthi Nilayam.

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Celebrating a Decade of Holistic Healthcare

16th and 19th Jan 2011: Na tapaamsi na teerthaanaam; Na saastraani japanicha|
Samsaara saagarodhaare;Sajjanam sevanam vina

The year 2011 marks the 10th Anniversary of inauguration of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Whitefield. A gift from Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, it is a tertiary care hospital dedicated to serving humanity. For 10 years this temple of healing has been providing free health care to patients suffering from Cardiac and Neuro conditions.

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