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(Posted by SBOI-Group member Satish Naik) 


26th April 2011
Om Sairam dearest Sai Family
As the deadline for the closure of Swami's last darshan was fast approaching, thousands thronged to Parthi for a glimpse of our beloved Lord's Holy body.
Today many VVIPs visited Parthi among them were Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Governor Narasimhan, AP, Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, Former Prime minister Deve Gowda, Gujarath Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Swami Nityananda, actress Jamuna and others had Swami's darshan.
As the time for the Maha Samadhi (burial) is approaching, many devotees all over the world are still anticipating a miracle from Swami. Seated in darshan hall, I was watching Swami's holy feet (even though not visible) if there would be any movement. From 9am to till 5 pm, there were so many students who were taking turns to sit closer to Swami. In the morning brother Veda Narayana was seated to His right by Swami's head and watching the beautiful Lord, with eyes filled with tears. For a person like him who has spent such a great amount of time by Swami, it is a great loss. Every person, coming into the Sai Kulwanth hall to have last darshan were in tears. They couldn't bear to see Swami in that state.

Devotees sit beside the body of Indian spiritual guru Sri Sathya Sai Baba at an ashram at Puttaparti in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh April 25, 2011. Sai Baba, revered by millions of followers as a living god, died on Sunday in a hospital in southern India. He was 86. Sai Baba, who was admitted to hospital in his hometown of Puttaparti a month ago, died of multiple organ failure, media said.


Brother Sathyjit, who was blessed to spent most of Swami's last years with Swami, was standing by the pillar on the dais, with a very sad face. One cannot explain how much he would be going through after spending so much time with Swami and suddenly to lose Him is some thing which is unrepairable. Probably all the sweet memories would be reeling in his mind and make him more emotional.
Mr.Srinivasan was also in the same state of mood. For all those noble souls, blessed to work closely with Swami it is definitely a great loss. They would still be feeling that it is just a "bad dream"
Brother Ratnakar, who is still not able to walk without support after that accident in december, was seated to Swami's left, watching Swami keenly. Brother Ratnakar, another blessed soul, to be born as Swami's brother's son, also had spend some quality time with Swami. For him, Swami is own uncle which makes things more tougher during these testing times. Two of his younger sons, were also seen seated next to Swami's divine body.
Around 4.30 pm, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Mrs.Sonia Gandhi, Governor Narasimhan, AP, Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy came to Sai Kulwanth hall, entering through the Bhajan mandir behind the dais. As soon as they came into the verandah, Smt.Meenakshamma, wife of Late Sri.Janaki ramayya (Swami's younger brother) was introduced to Sonia Gandhi by All India Sai President, Sri.Srinivasan. They directly came to the place where Swami's divine body was kept and as bhajans were sung, both of them offered floral tributes to Swami. I am not sure if Sonia Gandhi ever met Swami even though, I know that Smt.Indira Gandhi did follow Swami in those days.
After offering floral tributes, they sat down on the floor, to Swami's right by His head while the bhajan Brahmanda nayaka Baba was sung. Right through, Smt.Sonia Gandhi was watching Swami with joined hands so also was Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. After two bhajans, both of them rose from their seats and after bowing down to Swami one more time, they left the hall, after meeting brother Ratnakar. while both of them were seated, I was praying to Swami to bless them so that they give good governance to this holy India. Every time, any political leader from any country came, I used to say the same prayer. This is for the first time, that such high profile leaders are coming to have His darshan under such circumstances.
Swami, would have definitely blessed them for their trouble to come all the way to Parthi to offer their obeysence.
Meanwhile, the Maha Samadhi (grave) was dug last night and all arrangements are being made for the Maha Samadhi of Swami on the dais right in the middle.According to the news, the officials had discussions with learned pandits(scholars) headed by Sri.Kondavadhani from Rajahmundry about the final rituals. In the discussions, they discussed the Shirdi baba Samadhi, who attained Samadhi in sitting position but looks like Swami's Maha Samadhi will be as it is now. He will be buried between 9 to 9.20 am, with His head towards the south and holy feet towards the North. Holy water from all the
major holy rivers in India are being brought for the Maha Samadhi Ceremony which will be used for Puja.
I am also attaching the RARE photo of Swami doing NAMASKAR, which I feel was an "indication" of Him taking leave from us. According to my friend Prema Das who was there in darshan that day, said that it happened on the 20th of March 2011.also attached are few photos of today's DARSHAN.. As mentioned earlier there might be live telecast of the Maha Samadhi ceremony, please do check the links that I sent in my previous emails.
Meanwhile please click the following link of the Prime minister's visit to Parthi..

PM, Sonia pay homage to Sai Baba


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi today paid homage to Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Both the leaders stood in silence in front of the glass casket containing the body of the spiritual leader and placed wreaths at his feet.

Sisters and brothers, with a heavy I want to tell you with a little bit of HOPE some where in my heart that today will be the last "DARSHAN" (unfortunately I won't be typing this word any more from now), for every one in Sai Kulwanth Hall. Swami who left us on the 24th will not even be seen Physically from tomorrow the 27th April.
How well can we bear this "pain"? Only time will answer this question.
O Swami keep on showering Your choicest blessings on all of us, Let you glory be sung with much more intensity, let all the Sai Activities continue with much more success, we all know You are very much with us, Your Avataric Mission will flourish for ever, Your helping Hand is enough for us to cross this ocean of life, to end this cycle of life and death, to Master this mind and be a MASTER MIND..
We Love You Dear Lord... Miss You... Miss You.. Miss You..
With Pranams at Your Lotus Feet,
R.Satish Naik

(Posted by SBOI-Group member Satish Naik) 



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April 24 2011: 
ISSUED ON APRIL 24, 2011 AT 10:09 A.M.
The following is the bulletin released by the Director, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Prasanthigram:

"Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba is no more with us physically. He left his earthly body on April 24, 2011 at 7.40 a.m. due to cardio-respiratory failure. Bhagwan 's body will lie in State at Sai Kulwant Hall for two days -- Monday and Tuesday. Arrangements will be made for darshan after 6 p.m. today at Sai Kulwant Hall. We appeal to all not to rush to the hospital but to remain calm and have darshan in an orderly manner".

Dr. A. N. Safaya
Director, SSSIHMS-PG.


"God, that is to say our Dear Lord Sai, has made us convey to you what we earnestly prayed we would never have to do. But God's will always prevails. If He has decided to bring the curatain down on this incarnation, so it has to be. However, He cannot go away from our Hearts, where He has to be forever. "




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