An Enlightening Musical Evening…

May Swami’s children from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand be conferred with devotion, energy and right discrimination so that they will be able to take Bhagawan’s message to the masses and thus become virtuous instruments in Bhagawan’s mission, sanctifying their lives, prayed the State President of SSSSO, Uttar Pradesh, Sri Sachin Neb this evening, addressing the august Sunday assembly in Prasanthi Nilayam. Today is the third and final day of the twin state’s annual Parthi Yatra 2019. In his short address in Hindi, the State President expressed heartfelt gratitude to Bhagwan for the continuing legacy of relationship with the twin states, carrying from the times of Bhagawan Sri Ram and Sri Krishna through Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai in the now. Both the previous Avatars had their epochal Advent in Uttar Pradesh, Lord Sri Ram in Ayodhya and Lord Sri Krishna in Mathura. Sri Sachin then detailed some of the major service initiatives at the behest of SSSSO  in Uttar Pradesh.

An ‘enlightening’ musical offering by renowned vocalist Vidushi Anurita Rai along with her younger brother and budding singer Anuratna Rai followed next. Beginning with a composition on life’s elixir, Sohum, as propagated by Bhagawan, number next was another special one  from Anuratna  in Rag Kalyan on the twelve jyotir lingas singing ‘Bhajare Mana Sai Ram…’. Look for Sai within, no need to wander around outside in search of Him, reflected Anurita, presenting their next thematic number ‘Jo Jaane Hey Nij Ko To Jaana Kaha Hey…’. that ended with a thrilling final number ‘Mera Bichda Yaar Milade…‘.

An apt Prasanthi evening that turned out to be a rare musical feast with pearls of wisdom for those eager ‘souls’, tuned in from the depth of their ‘inquiring hearts’, inquiring into the goal of life. The evening surely had vital pointers for them, served through the medium of music. The sister-brother duo continues the legacy of their venerable father Acharya Pandit Anupam Rai, a legendary name from the field of Hindustani music. This evening they were accompanied by Pt Vijay Chandra on Keyboard and Anup Chandra on Tabala.

Bhajans next concluded with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan.

II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II