German Music Programme

Children from Germany who participated in the Summer Course 2010 along with other youth, parents and teachers have come on a pilgrimage to Prasanthi Nilayam. They had an opportunity to perform a musical programme titled “Religions are Many. God is one.” The programme started at 1700hrs. A few representatives offered roses to Bhagawan. The German devotees then astounded the assembly with clear vedic recitation of Sikshavalli. They concluded the recitation with Sahana Vavatu…

They continued the programme with sacred verses from Zoroastrianism: ‘Armaiti anahita, Ahura Mazda Tame Kare’.. This was followed by verses and songs from Buddhism: ‘Budham sharanam gachami’ and ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’. Judaism was glorified with the piece ‘Hevenu Shalom  -Shabbat Shalom’ and Christianity by the songs ‘Dass Du mich einstimmen’ and ‘Agnus Die’. ‘Bismillah’ was their song on the glory of Islam.

These songs were followed by songs of gratitude to Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, namely, ‘He’s got the whole world’, ‘We are the world’, ‘Gespriesen sei der Herr’, ‘Laudato si’ and ‘Du bist die Liebe’. Bhajans by students commenced at the end of this programme at 1750hrs and Prasadam was distributed to the entire gathering. Arati was offered at 1800hrs.

In other news, Thursdays and Sundays have become extremely special days in Prasanthi Nilayam this month since one Bhajan in Bhagawan’s own voice is played to the delight of all devotees assembled in the hall. All devotees are blissfully able to follow the sweet voice of our most beloved Bhagawan.

Meanwhile there is a large congregation of devotees from the Middle East in Prasanthi Nilayam now. They have decorated the Sai Kulwant Hall in Islamic style. They are expected to have cultural programmes the following week.