Exhilarating Shivarathri Morning…

Holy Shivarathri, “The Auspicious Night”  returns tonight… and welcoming the ‘holy-day’, invoking the Shiva  Tattwa inherent within, explicitly seeking Beloved Bhagawan’s Mighty Presence,  Prasanthi commenced ‘The Day’ in holistic fashion with an enchanting spell of Nadaswaram followed by Panchavadyam by the students from Prasanthi Nilayam Campus of SSSIHL this morning here in Prasanthi Nilayam.

If the trifoliate Bilwa leaf signifies the trinity and the triple aspects of time, Sathya Sai Lingodbavam represents the Nirguna aspect of Supreme Divine. The session that ensued  attempted to touch the sentimental-imaginary-devotional feelings of the collective hearts present in the august morning, with a soulful, enlightening session of hymns, songs and bhajans interspersed with brilliant commentary, exposing and explaining the Shiva Principle.

The session ‘scorlled  through’ Bilwashtakam, Lingashtakam… to an enlightening ‘educative’ bhajan session. The Auspicious Night in Prasanthi is always filled with the Celestial Melody of Sai Bhajans and the session followed was an illustration of the greater significance of Sai Bhajans, explaining selected, relevant bhajans line-by-line, airing the significance of Shiva Tattwa.

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The presentation brilliantly captured the quintessence of the Shiva Principle… setting the tone for a dazzling ‘Shivarathri’.

Lord Sai Shiva was invoked… extolled…adored…with a fervent plea of surrender… to be with… to take one to the sacred Kailash… Supreme Bliss!  For the capacity audience, it turned out to be an exhilarating and enlightening “Journey To Kailash” on the auspicious morning. Concluding the presentation, the sacred Panchakshari, “Aum Namah Shivaya”, in Bhagawan’s voice reverberated in the hall.

Even as bhajans continued, students made a beeline to Bhagawan’s Lotus Feet with an ‘unending’ list of hand-made, hand-drawn, hand-sketched greetings.

Special prasadam was distributed to the capacity audience. Mangala Arathi at 10:00 hrs. marked the end of the proceedings.

Har Har Mahadev! Har Har Mahadev !! Har Har Mahadev!!!