Music Programme by Middle East and Gulf

The green scarved army with the message of peace from the heartland of Islam gave its second presentation in two days in the holy precincts of the Sai Kulwant Hall. After the soul uplifting performance of the Whirling Dervishes of Turkey, the other devotees from the Region offered a beautiful musical garland to their Lord. Entitled “Sarva Devata Ateeta Swaroopa Karuna Sagar Sai” (which translates to My Lord Sai who is the ocean of Mercy and transcendental of all forms of God), the programme started with a brief introduction where in the narrator spoke about the unity of religions, the compassion of Bhagawan and the need to experience His love.

This was followed by the chanting of a few verses of the Holy Quran. This gave the cue for the start of the music programme, a string of Arabic Bhajans. Starting with Ganapathi Prarthana, it went on to the title song, “Sarva Dharma Ateeta…” followed by “The Chosen Mother”, “Sai Buddha”, “Sai Easa”, “Allah Sai” and finally “We Love You Swami”.

The songs were interspersed with interesting anecdotes from published works of Bhagawan regarding His Grace falling on the devotees of various God Heads. This included His Darshan as Maha Ganapathi to Swami Amrithananda, the mending of the heart of Prof Haikawa, a Japanese scientist whose parents prayed to Lord Buddha, the appearance of the form of Jesus Christ, the compassionate in photographs clicked of Bhagawan by a Roman Catholic couple and Professor S Bashiruddin’s vision of the holy Kaba in Saudi Arabia in the open palms of Bhagawan.

At the end of the presentation, the group continued with Bhajans which was followed by the assembly with enthusiasm. Arati was offered at 1800hrs.