Archive for July, 2011

Maha Shivarathri 2011

2nd and 3rd March 2011: Shivarathri , the religious festival that signifies the fulfillment of spiritual efforts, has been one of the dotted days in the festive calendar of Prasanthi Nilayam over the years.

This year, Shivarathri was celebrated on the 2nd March with great devotional fervour, attended by thousands of devotees. read more »

Maha Shivarathri – A Poem

Harbingers of auspiciousness and spiritual awareness, Maha Shivaratri has come once again. This is the occasion considered auspicious for all spiritual efforts summit to fulfillment on this holy night with sincere love and devotion to The Lord. Reveling on the great occasion Ms. Jullie Chaudhary pens all about the festive occasion in her poetic style. read more »

Sanathana Sarathi- A Poem

Named after Himself, proclaiming His unique role as Eternal Charioteer, Sanathana Sarathi, the Monthly Spiritual Journal founded by Bhagawan has been the guiding light eversince its inception, permeating Frangrant Divine’s Words of Eternal Wisdom. Launched on this day, 16th February, fifty two winters back on the auspicious occasion of Maha Sivarathri, Sanathana Sarathi has been serving the mankind as the official mounthpiece from Prasanthi Nilayam. Commemorating the day, on its fifty third birthday, a sneak peek into its illustrious journey….in Ms. Jullie Chaudhury’s poetic verse.

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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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Thyagaraja Aradhana

24th January 2011: Remembering the great poet saint Thyagaraja on the occasion of his Maha Samadhi, students from Sri Sathya Sai Mirpuri Music College of Music, Prasanthi Nilayam offered a ‘Musical Aradhana’, in line with the popular Thyagaraja Aradhana, in Prasanthi Nilayam on the evening of 24th January 2011 in the immediate Divine presence of Bhagawan.Carnatic lover that Bhagawan is, He took special interest in the programme as the troupe was asked to perform on the stage. read more »

Maa Tujhe Salaam

Sarey Jahan Sey Achha,
Hindustaan Hamara,
Hum Bulbuley Hai Uski,
Woh Gulsitaan Hamara, Hamara…

Saarey Jahan Sey Achha,
Sai Baba Hamara,
Hum Bachhe Hai Unki,
Sai Mata Pita Hamara…

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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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Makara Sankranthi: Valedictory Function of Sports & Cultural Festival 2011

15th Jan 2010: After two days of Annual Sporting and Cultural extravaganza, Prasanthi witnessed the valedictory function honouring the heroics of students, on the 15th January evening in the immediate Divine presence of Bhagawan.

In the evening, Sai Kulwant Hall, the venue, had colour and glitter around, reflecting the celebrating mood of the twin occasion, the valedictory function and the auspicious Makara Sankranthi. Weekend ensured a capacity audience and additional venue, Poornachandra Auditorium, had its shutters up for the devotees. read more »

Bhagavatha Saaramu, a drama by Bhagawan’s Students

13th Jan 2011: After two days of hectic sporting and cultural activities at the Vidyagiri Hill View Stadium, action shifted back to Sai Kulwant Hall on the 13th Jan evening with Prasanthi Nilayam Campus presenting a dance drama in the immediate Divine presence.

The dance drama entitled "Bhagavatha Saaramu" was a portrayal on the true essence of the epic Bhagavatham, as explained by Bhagawan in many of His Divine Discourses.

The presentation, in the form of dialogue between Lord Vishnu and Sage Narada opens with Devarish’s Narada’s visit to Lord Vishnu at Vaikunta. To an eager Narada, who showed great enthusiasm to know the true meaning of the epic, Lord explains that the epic is more a story of how God descends so that man can ascend. The Lord further elaborates that Bhagavatam stands for Bhakti, Jnana, Vairagya, Tatva, and Mukti. Clarifying thus, Lord Vishnu takes Narada on a journey through these different stages. read more »

Second Day’s proceedings of The Annual Sports and Cultural Festival 2011

12th Jan 2011: The second day of the Sports Festival belonged to the students of Prasanthi Nilayam. It was a carnival of colour from the students of Sri Sathya Sai Primary School and Easwaramma High School while the students of Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School and Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning presented a programme of gymnastics and roller skating with interludes of dances with lights.

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