Sabse Unchi Prem Sagai…on the life of Sant Surdas…

He blinded himself accepting a self-imposed punishment for a wrong-doing, of casting lustful eye on a woman. He was Bilwamangala whose madness for his earthly lover Chintamani landed him in this self-inflicted isolation. He may have lost his outer vision, but this self-inflicted punishment turned him completely inward, madly in love with his Beloved Krishna. This is the story of legendary Sant Surdas, who epitomised absolute surrender.

Celebrating Deepavali, after the soulful morning session in the immediate Divine OmniPresence, students of Sri Sathya Sai School, Surat offered a drama on the life of Sant Surdas entitled Sabse Unchi Prem Sagai this evening here, in Prasanthi Nilayam. The presentation, interlaced with beautiful dance and song sequences, showed some of the most potent snippets from the illustrious life of the legendary Saint, who, with his most soulful devotional renderings lived every bit of Krishna, living in the hallowed Brindavan.

Beginning with a flashback story of Bilvamangala’s transformation into Sant Surdas, the presentation had  in his some of the most interesting episodes from the legendary life, namely, …his meeting up with Vallabhacharya, who advised him to be devoted to Krishna singing for Him in Brindavan, …how the blind saint was time and again saved by the Hands Of Krishna, …his meeting up with Shehenshah Akbar, etc. Towards the end when his vision was restored by His Lord, he had only one desire left, to witnessing Radha and Krishna together in Rasleela. Here, after witnessing the ecstatic scene, the foremost devotee pleaded to The Lord to take his vision back, as he would not want to see anything or anyone else with his eyes after seeing Him, his Krishna HimSelf. The evening turned out to be heart-wrenching with melodic Krishna beauties beating the air raising the hearts and heartbeats collectively.

Bhajans next ended with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan.

Following the tradition set by Bhagawan, Divine Abode Yajur Mandiram premises witnessed ‘Diwali Lightning’ on the tranquil Diwali twilight.

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