Posts Tagged ‘Videos’

Prasanthi Pilgrimage of Delhi Youth 2012

Select Youth from Delhi, many for the first time, arrived for a four day spiritual retreat to Prasanthi Nilayam on 26 Jan 2012. Apart from visiting the many places of interest, the youth also arranged Blood Donation Camps and attended the Nitya Anaadanam (Daily food distribution to villages around Puttaparthi) Project. Narration of experiences of Youth in Seva Projects from other states and countries and interaction with the state president were also held. The youth also viewed documentaries on Bhagawan’s Mission.

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Cultural Festival by Sri Sathya Sai Educational Institutions

After the Sports & Cultural Meet on Jan 11, 2012, the following days witnessed a series of Cultural Presentations by different campuses, exhibiting rich repertoire of talent  among students.  Students from the Brindavan Campus, Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School, Sri Sathya Sai Mirupuri College of Music, Anantapur Campus and finally Prasanthi Nilayam Campus presented cultural programmes on 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th of January. Read on our report on these fascinating cultural presentations. read more »

Vijaya Chaitanya Parthi Yatra by Vizianagaram District

Over 1300 Devotees from Vizianagaram arrived in Prasanthi Nilayam on 22nd Dec 2011 on a 3 day pilgrimage. They conducted a Mahanagar sankirtan ( a congregational chanting of the Holy Names) on the 22nd evening outside the Ashram. read more »

Devotional Singing Programme by Southern Europe

Over one hundred and eighty devotees from the South European countries Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina arrived early in the Christmas season for they have been given the unique privilege of decorating Mandir and the rest of Prasanthi Nilayam this year. Along with that they also had the yearning to sing and cry out their feelings to Bhagawan. The opportunity was gained by them on the 20th of Dec 2011. read more »

Music Programme by Youth from Paschim Banga (West Bengal)

The North Eastern State of Paschim Banga arrived in Prasanthi Nilayam on 13 Dec 2011 for a 3 day prilgrimage to the Divine Abode. Over 200 youth got the opportunity to perform a music programme in the Divine Presence, on the 14th evening. After the state vice president, Sri Sujit Prasal Lahiri offered a flower to Bhagawan, the narrator, Sri Brijesh Bamalwa presented the youth to Bhagwan and expressed his deep gratitude for the opportunity. The group presented six most beautiful and songs with apt introductions to each. read more »

Grand 86th Birthday Celebrations

People wish Me Happy Birthday…why specially happy birthday today? I am ever happy…Happiness is union with God, echoed Beloved Bhagawan in Sai Kulwant Hall, when an old video of Bhagawan’s Birthday Divine discourse was telecast in the concluding moments of a glittering Birthday function in Prasanthi Nilayam, on 23rd November morning in Prasanthi Nilayam.

23rd November is known the world over for one main reason, that it earned a date with Divinity, welcoming the Almighty in human form. Today, when the most fascinating morning dawned in this South Indian hamlet turned International Spiritual Centre, the village that did penance turned nostalgic of her golden past, where she could vividly recall all those precious priceless moments of unceasing love of Beloved Bhagawan, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. read more »

XXX Convocation of SSSIHL – 22 Nov 2011

Thirtieth Annual Convocation of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthi Nilayam was held on the 22nd November morning in Prasanthi Nilayam.

Unique, imparting free education promoting human values with spiritual orientation, Sri Sathya Sai Institute has been the beacon of hope for a new world order, engendering thousands upon thousands of students for the past three decades, ever since its inception. read more »

Dana Gillespie Sings Songs Of Love…Unity

With a string of selected songs, a compilation of her songs in The Divine Presence over the years, Dana Gillespie of London Blues Band fame took the audience through her memory lane, presenting an electrifying music concert at Bhagawan’s Lotus Feet on the 20th November evening in Prasanthi Nilayam.

The singer, the most popular western voice in Prasanthi Nilayam and undoubtedly one of Bhagawan’s favourite picks took the audience down memory lane, singing mainly hit songs from her earlier concerts in Prasanthi Nilayam.

The underlying theme of her performance was Love and Unity. Recapitulating her glorious times in Bhagawan’s physical presence, the cherubic singer began with the song “we are all one…under the sun”.

Singing with the aid of recorded tracks of music, Gillespie continued for an hour, often inciting the audience to join with rhythmic beats. She presented twelve songs that included two bhajans. Some of her favourite numbers sung during landmark occasions, 70th and 80th birthday, were reproduced explaining significance in short.

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Celestial Marriage and Rathotsavam…

November 18 is a marked day in Puttaparthi, for religious fanfare and piety coupled with devotional pomp among village folks, as this is the day when Lord Rama and Mother Sita would go in a procession along with Venugopala Swami from the Mandir in Prasanthi Nilayam to the Peddavenkama Raju Kalyana Mandapam, near Hanuman Temple. This symbolic procession has been in practice eversince its inception dates back 1980s. Over the years Bhagawan would personally bless the occasion in the bhajan hall as the deities were taken out in procession.

This year, the highlight of the morning’s schedule was the Celestial Marriage of Divine Couple, Lord Sri Ramachandra and Mother Sita performed with religious rites, in Sai Kulwant Hall. The function began at 0820 hrs. after 20 mts. of Veda chanting.

After invocatory chanting, the officiating priest explained the greater significance of the function, especially that of conducting the marriage in the Divine Presence of Beloved Bhagawan.

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Sri Rama Namamritham – Muddenahalli Presentation

A flashback to the golden days of yore, of Lord Sri Ramachandra, enacting the scenes of ‘Divine Twins’ Lava and Kusha singing glories of The Lord, filled Prasanthi with devotional fervour as Ramayana scenes were enacted by the students from Muddenahalli presenting a most innovative musical drama entitled ‘Sri Rama Nama Amrutham’ on 17th November, as part of the ongoing Birthday Celebrations. read more »