Posts Tagged ‘Dance’

Shiva Parvathi Kalyanam, Burra Katha by Alumni

Alumni of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, ably guided by their Guru Sri M. Krishna Bhaskar, who have frequently performed the Burra Katha in Bhagawan’s Divine presence, presented an encore of the ‘Shiva Parvathi Kalyanam’ today to commence the Sivaratri Festivities in Prasanthi Nilayam. Click here for the link to the previous occasion on which the trio performed the same theme in the Divine Presence.

Burra in Telugu means skull or head. In this context it refers to a musical instrument similar to a Thambura, with strings and hollow round base similar to the head. ‘Katha’ means story. So Burra Katha is an entertaining musical narrative which consists of small songs, poems and dialogue. But what makes it as popular as it is, is the humorous manner in which the theme is rendered. read more »

Chinese New Year in Prasanthi Nilayam…

Every tradition that reaches the Lotus Feet of Bhagawan brings native values and rich cultural heritage, seeking ultimate Divine blessing. Chinese New Year 2012 that entered into its 15th year in Prasanthi Nilayam was not different as the Holy Abode witnessed a glittering function on the 28th January evening, attended by over 250 devotees, both ethnic and other language speaking, from three countries Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. read more »

Cultural Festival by Sri Sathya Sai Educational Institutions

After the Sports & Cultural Meet on Jan 11, 2012, the following days witnessed a series of Cultural Presentations by different campuses, exhibiting rich repertoire of talent  among students.  Students from the Brindavan Campus, Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School, Sri Sathya Sai Mirupuri College of Music, Anantapur Campus and finally Prasanthi Nilayam Campus presented cultural programmes on 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th of January. Read on our report on these fascinating cultural presentations. read more »

“Australia Dreaming”, Cultural Presentation by Children from Australia

Underlying the diverse Aboriginal beliefs of Australia is the Lore of spiritual Oneness, which has been passed on through stories, songs, dance and art for over 40,000 years. The Light of Life, the Breath of Love – the essence of the Creator is alive in everything.  Mother Earth, considered the teaching place, is where we come back again and again to learn all Truth and all Knowledge.  Through our interactions with her land, her people, her flora and fauna, we are each given the opportunity to absorb essences that will awaken our Soul to fulfill our bond to remember the Creator and obey the fine regulations of Creation, so that we may return to the Absolute. The theme of this programme was to show the unity between the rich and ancient aboriginal culture of Australia and the timeless teachings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. read more »

Odisha Parthi Yatra, a journey of Love and Gratitude

Around two thousand Youth and a large number of devotees from the state of Odisha, arrived on a three day pilgrimage to Prasanthi Nilayam on 26th Dec 2011. Nagar Sankirtan, Service activities and Spiritual talks were held everyday.

On the morning of 27th, Lord Jagannath of Puri along with His brother Balabhadra and sister Subadra, (Lord Krishna, Balarama and Subadra) came out in a regal procession this morning, adorning a huge chariot, blessing thousands of devotees in Puttaparthi, outside the Ashram. read more »

Vijaya Chaitanya Parthi Yatra by Vizianagaram District

Over 1300 Devotees from Vizianagaram arrived in Prasanthi Nilayam on 22nd Dec 2011 on a 3 day pilgrimage. They conducted a Mahanagar sankirtan ( a congregational chanting of the Holy Names) on the 22nd evening outside the Ashram. read more »

Convocation Drama and Felicitation – A Report

On the eve of 30th Convocation of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, the students from the Institute presented a drama titled “Guru Mahima.”

The presentation depicted the lofty relationship between Guru and disciple and how a true Guru stands by disciples who are dedicated and devoted. Revolved around three youngsters staying in an ashram, guided by the Guru, the presentation, with the help of flashback scenes from the epics and stories of great souls, underlain the essential truth that faith wins oddities. read more »

Gujarathi New Year in Prasanthi Nilayam

Celebrating Gujarati New Year Balvikas Children from Sri Sathya Sai School, Surat enacted a drama entitled “Living in Sai’s Omnipresence” on 27th Oct evening in Prasanthi Nilayam. The presentation was an attempt to portray some of the true incidents, as testimonies, to His Divine Presence! read more »

Diwali 2011

The festival of Diwali was celebrated with much devotional fervour with the state of Gujarat takes the lead in the proceedings on 26th Oct evening in Prasanthi Nilayam.

The programme commenced with State President of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations, Sri Manohar G. Trikannad introducing the session. He also presented a brief profile of various seva activities in the state.

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