Archive for February, 2011

A Valentine’s Day Round

Amidst bhajans that infused life in to an awaiting devoted assembly, this evening, Bhagawan emerged at 1945 hrs. granting the supreme boon of Divine Darshan. The hall

was full and as Bhagawan’s car glided down, moving through the pathway at a slow pace, many in the milling crowd turned thoroughly helpless to suppress their devotional excitement; they were seen saluting The Lord with folded hands raised over their heads.

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Implement Distribution and Vidya Vahini Blessings

This evening turned ecstatic when Bhagawan emerged to make a lordly entry into the Sai Kulwant at 1917 hrs. Gliding down the pathway as Bhagawan went for His normal round, capacity audience turned unto the moving vehicle, stealing yet another precious glance, silently greeting The Lord!

It’s been sometime since Prasanthi last witnessed a ‘distribution’ programme in the Divine Presence, distribution of implements, serving the needy in the society, a project model familiarised by many Parthi Yatra programmes during past more than a couple of years. With a group of over 653 turned up under the auspices of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations, Andhra Pradesh, this evening was to host yet another ‘beneficiary’ programme, tagged under the popular Sri Sathya Sai Village Integration Programme.

Coming on to the dais, Bhagawan sat for a while before turning His attention on to the Organisers. As the State President along with a couple of senior office bearers of the Organisation and Trust explained as to what entails the Project, Bhagawan blessed the programme giving His ‘go ahead’.

As per the programme 653 beneficiaries, 252 ladies, 392 gents along with 9 institutions from various districts of the state were to be blessed with various implements, namely, Computers, Sewing Machines, Lady Bicycles, Wet Grinders, Pesticides, Electrical Kits, Hearing Aid Units, Telephone Coin Boxes, Tricycles etc. The centre-block facing Bhagawan was decked with these implements which were to be distributed to the beneficiaries after the programme.

Bhagawan accepted Mangala Arathi at 1935 hrs. Blessing the President of Vishwa Hindu Parishad Sri Ashok Singhal near the car Bhagawan retired to Yajur Mandiram.

Earlier, upon emerging from Yajur Mandiram, Bhagawan moved in to the Poornachandra Auditorium to bless a group of teachers and volunteers from Team Vidya Vahini, about 320 in number, attending a two-day Content Generation Workshop of Vidya Vahini, online Educational Programme for Sri Sathya Sai Schools. The Workshop is aimed at training the teachers from Andhra Pradesh, Karanataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu in creating respective State Board Syllabus based on the available CBSE Lesson Plans and the SSSVV pedagogy template. The participants have come from the four South Indian States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The two-day workshop would conclude tomorrow.

Coming into the auditorium, as Bhagawan sat on the stage for some time, some of the active volunteers made it on to the dais seeking blessing, showing and explaining the levels of achievement and progress being made in the project front. Bhagawan blessed all of them before coming down the ramp to bless the volunteers with closer darshan. Bhagawan graciously moved among the disciplined rows of teachers and volunteers, both men and women. The session came to an end with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan.


Thousands that filled in the spacious Sai Kulwant Hall turned unto Him and prayed fervently, rejoicing in hope…The Mighty Lord, who is ever compassionate, emerged, responding to the call, at 1850 hrs., blooming a thousand heart. Piecing together pieces of emotion and devotion scattered in their minds and hearts, devotees watched Him as His car glided down the pathway, blessing the Friday evening’s concourse. Twilight that was fading off too was in bliss having got due share of His blessing, priceless glimpse of The Mighty Lord! read more »

Chinese New Year Blessings

This evening, Bhagawan emerged at 1855 hrs. to come into Sai Kulwant led by a procession of children in various costumes from Chinese speaking countries. After a full round of darshan, Bhagawan came on to the dais lifting soul-filling bhajans to a higher crescendo. The stage was bedecked with symbolic items related to Chinese New Year. read more »

Joy of Music and Bliss of Silence

This evening Bhagawan arrived at 1925 hrs. and after His usual round came on to the dais in ten minutes. Bhajans continued in full vigour till Bhagawan indicated for Mangala Arathi at 1955 hrs.

Pin drop silence followed post Arathi and it was doubly beautified by Bhagawan’s interaction with some of the students. As Bhagawan sat through, He whispered something to the group of boys at the front block followed by hand gestures. A Tabla player came forward and Bhagawan interacted with the boy before blessing him with Padanamaskar. Next was the turn of a bhajan singer. Intimate interaction continued for sometime before one of the photographers took his turn. The two way intimate interaction continued and Bhagawan blessed the boy with Padanamaskar. God’s lovely interaction with His chosen ones!

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Prema Bandham – 2006 Batch

Today was yet another day dedicated to “Prema Bandham”, Bond of Love between Bhagawan and His Students. A group of 120 students from Batch 2006 of SSSIHL has been blessed by Bhagawan this evening in a session held in the Poornachandra Auditorium, along with immediate family members. read more »


This evening, emerging at 1925 hrs. Bhagawan, after His usual round, appeared on the dais shortly for a brief stint before retiring to the Interview Room. Spending next twenty minutes in, as Bhagawan came out, a group of students belongs to 2006 batch was awaiting, seeking blessings for their proposed “Prema Bandham” scheduled for this weekend. Bhagawan spent a while interacting with the group before coming on to the dais to accept Mangala Arathi at 2005 hrs. read more »

Thursday Darshan

Come Thursday Prasanthi gets a special feeling, a day that earned the special boon of attention from The Avatar, as His chosen day.

This evening, Bhagawan emerged at 1920 hrs. and went for His usual round of darshan. The house was full, enjoying the Thursday ambience of the Abode of Supreme Peace. Coming on, Bhagawan adorned the dais and bhajan was in full swing. After twenty minutes on the stage, at 1940 hrs., Bhagawan indicated for Mangala Arathi. A long pause of silence ensued as Bhagawan sat on. Boys got busied in distributing prasadam.

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The day earned its supreme privilege when the doors of Yajur Mandiram turned open at 1845 hrs., this evening, ushering in The Lord to the assembly of awaiting devotees in the Sai Kulwant Hall. Following His usual pattern as Bhagawan’s car slid along the pathway, riveting eyes turned chasing the ‘moving divinity’ with watchful attention. After passing the bhajan block, as His attention fell onto a group of little girls from the Smt. Easwaramma English Medium School, holding aloft their set of ‘handiworks’, the car took a detour to stop at the block for a while, blessing the children. read more »


This evening, Bhagawan came in granting darshan at 1940 hrs. in His car. Alighting on the Verandah after a round of darshan, Bhagawan spent awhile with some devotees before coming for a round of the dais. Getting into the bhajan hall, Bhagawan came out through the rear entrance, to the portico, to interact with some devotees before appearing once again on the dais. Waiting for the bhajan, that was on, to complete, soon Bhagawan indicated for Mangala Arathi. Upon accepting Arathi, blessing the concourse with abhayahastha The Lord left the dais retiring to Yajur Mandiram at 2005 hrs. read more »