An enterprising ‘rhetoric excellence’ in Telugu…

The second day of the ongoing Prasanthi Vidwan Mahasabha featured a superb rhetoric excellence in chaste poetic Telugu by Dr Nori Surya Narayana Murthy herein Prasanthi Nilayam today. Dr Nori Surya Narayana Murthy is a popular, erudite scholar in Sanskrit and Telugu, hailing from Guntur region of Andhra Pradesh.

Speaking on the significance of Devi Navarathri, that denotes victory over evil, victory of The Divine Mother over dauntless demons, Dr Murthy then expounded on the beauty of “Sundara Kanda” of the epic Ramayana.

Beautifully elucidating on the Ramayana story involving Anjaneya, Dr Murthy explained the profound significance of the name Anjaneya, ‘Aa’ means ‘Ananda’, ‘Ja’ means ‘victory’, ‘na’ means great leadership qualities and ‘ya’ means great and spotless fame. Most interestingly, Dr Murthy unfolded the glory latent in the word by describing various events from the epic, portraying great qualities contained in the name Anjaneya. In this context, the speaker recollected the popular incident from the life of ‘Bala Sai’, wherein Anjaneya appeared before Bhagawan, stopping His Master from circumambulating him at the Anjaneya Temple in Puttaparthi.

Dr Murthy’s hour-long speech, with lots of beautiful poetic insertions, rendered melodiously, turned out to be a veritable spiritual feast for the evening’s capacity audience at the Sai Kulwant Hall. Dr Murthy concluded singing the magnificent glory of Sri Sathya Sai and Puttaparthi.

Bhagawan’s Divine discourse followed next, played on the public address system.

Even as bhajans continued, the guest speaker was felicitated. Prasadam was distributed to the entire assembly and Mangala Arathi was offered at 1855 hrs.

Earlier, in the evening, the session commenced at 1640 hrs. with invocatory Vedic chanting by the students from Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School, Prasanthi Nilayam.  Secretary, Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, Sri G S R C V Prasad Rao then introduced the guest speaker to the august assembly. Sri Prasad Rao recalled the importance of Sathsang, which would lead everyone to Jeevan Mukthi, according to the teachings of scriptures and Bhagawan.

23 Villages of Kothacheruvu Mandal, Anantapur District, have been served under Sri Sathya Sai Grama Seva on the fourth day, today. The Veda Purusha Saptaha Jnana Yajna entered into second day today at the Poornachandra Auditorium. The proceedings began at 0700 hrs. to continue until 0930 hrs. Post Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan at 0930 hrs. the rituals continued, attended by hundreds of devotees.

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