your: Darshan account or any Sainews
Sai travel News: June
8th Swami arrived at His Puttaparthi Ashram 10 minutes ago (Local time -
INDIA) appx 1.50. welcomed by devotees gathered on the decorated streets
and ashram. Swami blessed and smiled at the devotees standing on the
both sides of the street. Many devotees threw flowers at Swami's car and
few devotees broke coconut in front of Swamis car. The Local puttaparthi
drum band was present at Vidyagiri arch playing drums to welcome Swami's
arrival. Swami has been away from Puttaparthi for over 2 months.
Puttaparthi is once again full of life & joy furthermore, with devotees
arriving from Brindavan , Bangalore, it will be back to typical "Parthi
day" very soon.
First Sai Darshan after 2 long months: Bhajans were in full swing when Swami arrived
inside the Kulwant hall, Veda chanting was going on by the vedam
students. Swami came out of the car and sat on the already arranged
chair for the delight of the waiting devotees after appx 10 minutes of
darshan Swami was given the customary Arathi after the
Aarthi Swami went inside the interview room, after appx 10 minutes Swami
came out again blessing all of us with darshan and drove back to His
June 8th- Swami left from
Brindavan at 10.10 this morning and arrived at Prasanthi Nilayam by car
at 1.50 pm. The road leading upto the Mandir right from Vidyagiri gate
was strewn with flowers: banners and festoons welcomed the Lord back
home. On arriving at the Mandir, Bhagawan got down from the car and sat
onstage for five minutes listening to the welcome song being sung by the
students before taking Arati and walking to the interview room. After
spending a few minutes there, Swami left for His residence in the car.
At 4.40 pm, Bhagawan came to the Mandir again in the same Mercedes car
with the Vedam chanting in the background. After getting down in front
of the interview room, He entered the bhajan hall and sat on the throne
there. Bhajans started at 4.50 and went on for an hour, following which
Bhagawan accepted Arati and retired for the day.
Sai Baba's Stopover at Bagepally: Sai Ram to all
the members of the Sai family. Today Swamy visited the Bagepally Ashram
on His way to Parthi. Swamy arrived at about 12.10 hours and was there
for 30 mins. He blessed all the students, staff and devotees assembled
in the auditorium. We will post you the photos at the earliest.
Jai Sai Ram (Sri Sarva Dharma Samnvaya Trust, Bagepally
(running Sri Sathya Sai Prem Kutir - Home for the aged and Sri Sathya
Sai Vidya Niketan - primary to secondary school)
submitted to SBOI Group
Below is the msg/photo sent by
Member Satish Naik to the Sai online community [
SBOI Group etc.]
Sairam to the most beloved
members of this Holy Group,
The streets of Puttaparthi were beautifully decorated reminding Mathura
in Dwapara Yuga commemorating the arrival of Sai Krishna. There were
beautiful flowers and Rangoli on the road on which Lord of Lords would
be arriving in no time. There were banners Welcoming Swamy ... One
banner said.... Suswagatam Eswaramma Priya Sutha (welcome to the Darling
child of Mother Eswaramma). Men and Women, children and elders were
standing on either side of the road waiting for Swamy to have a glance,
smile, blessing and if lucky an eye-to-eye contact.
Sai Geetha, Swamy’s darling elephant was brought on the road. She was
eagerly waiting along with us for Swamy. It is said Elephant's have a
very good sixth sense, and no wonder, she being a special one, knew
exactly when Swamy was closer to Parthi. She started to get closer to
the road indicating all of us assembled there that Swamy was VERY close.
In no time We could see Swamy's car, exactly at 1:50pm Swamy’s convoy
entered the Vidya Giri premesis.As expected Swamy smiled at her
beautifully and also halted for a minute or so while she was raising Her
trunk in Joy and Ecstasy.
Swamy was seated on the right side on the rear seat and the car moving
very slowly giving a chance of close darshan to those hungry eyes, which
were devoid of darshan for good 2 months.
Swamy was very cheerful, smiling and sometimes blessing to the devotees
assembled on either side of the road.. There were at least 50 cars
following Swamy’s car. Puttaparthi is back to what it is known for.
Fully crowded, Happiness in every one’s faces and TONS of DIVINE
Thank You Swamy.. bless us all to be Your darling children…...
Sai Maha Deva.... Meeku Sata Koti Pranamamulu
Above msg by Member Satish
Naik is also sent separately to the group
Sai News Flash!
Swami has left for Puttaparthi after
Darshan. Sairam, Today , Swami gave Darshan for 20 minutes in the
morning. Gave prasadam- Mango fruits to all devotees and then left
for Puttaparthi by road.
Sairam to most beloved Sai family,
The latest news running around in Puttaparthi is Swamy will be arriving
to His abode today.. All the streets have been cleaned and decorated for
our Lord's arrival...Even the local news papers have carried this news
quoting ashram sources. Puttaparthi is already crowded with devotees and
parents who have come here for thier childrens' admissions. Nice to have
Swamy back after a gap of 2 months....Hearty Welcome to You Swamy.
- Also read
Up close and personal with
Sai Baba's General Travel Plan
Swami's address in Prasanthi Nilayam
Swami's address in Brindavan
Sathya Sai Baba
Anantapur Dt., AP 515 134,
Sathya Sai Baba
Kadugodi, Bangalore 560 067
Generally, Sathya Sai Baba does not make His travel plans known in
advance. For example, residents of Prasanthi Nilayam may find out that
He is going to Brindavan only when He is actually leaving or even a
few hours later. All the information we have about His travels is
Swami usually spends
most of the year in Puttaparthi, but He does visit Brindavan (near
Bangalore) and Kodaikanal. Going by Swami's past travels, the
following may give you an idea for planning purposes, but there is no
guarantee that this itinerary will be followed.
January: Swami is usually in
Puttaparthi until mid to end January.
February-March: Swami may go to
Brindavan for a couple of weeks in early February, but He usually
will be in Puttaparthi.
March:By the end of March, Swami
usually goes to Brindavan.
April: Swami usually goes to
Kodaikanal. The climate in Kodaikanal is very good at that time. A
hill station, it is cool in the daytime but cold at night.
May-June: Swami is usually in
Brindavan. He sometimes leaves for Prasanthi Nilayam about mid June.
July-September: Swami is usually in
October-November: Swami is usually in
Puttaparthi where Dasara and the Birthday celebrations take place.
He may go to Brindavan between Dasara and the Birthday celebrations.
December: Swami is usually in
Puttaparthi for Christmas, but He may go to Brindavan in the first
week of December (after the Birthday celebrations in November) and
return before Christmas. However, He has spent Christmas in
Brindavan in a few of the past years.
Check out the latest Photos:
Kodai Kanal With Sai - 2006 Index Page
(New set of photos
added everyday [June month - 2006])