From Deva Bhoomi To Divya Bhoomi… UP & Uttarakhand Parthi Yatra

From the Deva Bhoomi to the Divya Bhoomi… from the lap of mighty Himalayas to the sacrosanct Land Of Divinity, Sri Sathya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam.  An estimated 400 devotees from the twin North Indian States of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand have arrived in the holy Abode of Prasanthi Nilayam on a three-day Parthi Yatra from 20 September to 22 September.  This is the 13th annual Prasanthi pilgrimage by the twin states.

Presenting their first offering today, a group of musical talents from Uttar Pradesh delivered an Indo-Western Fusion Concert this evening at the Sanctum Sanctorum, feasting Bhagawan’s immediate Divine OmniPresence.

The session commenced with an address by the State President Of SSSSO, Uttarakhand, Dr. Kishori Lal who briefed the service activities in the State, especially in 7 out of 13 districts of Uttarakhand. Sai Love In Action heeding the call of the needy and desperate, braving the oddities of nature formed the theme of his short speech. Expressing deep ‘heartfelt’ gratitude to Bhagawan, Dr. Kishori Lal also affirmed that though the states are divided for administrative reasons, they will continue to be united for annual Prasanthi Seva and  Parthi Yatras in future.

Pt. Vijay Chandra and his team of musicians from UP then presented an Indo-Western Fusion Instrumental Concert, based on Raag Puriya Dhanashri. As if taking a cue from Bhagawan’s famed maxim ‘Unity In Diversity’, in love with music sans borders,  the foursome ran through the session next engaging their magical fingers, producing a musical session of ‘East meeting West. A vocal solo by Rag Aman beseeching Bhagawan for ‘His Darshan’ singing “Sai Dikhejo Tumkho Muchko Batha Dena…” was apt for the occasion, enough to stir the hearts many present in the august evening. Pt. Vijay Chandra on Keyboard was ably supported by Sarvasree Anup Banerjee on Tabala, Sanjay Kumar, an alumnus of SSSIHL, on Mandolin, Rag Aman on Keyboard and Vocal.

Bhajans continued and the session concluded with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan.

II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II