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|Nepalese Cultural Presentations-8 Sept 2010|
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Published on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 2353 hrs.
Nepal, popularly known as the Himalayan Kingdom, taking its turn to Prasanthi Nilayam came in full strength, with 1800 devotees, feasting every bit of the sanctified surroundings.
Leaving behind the scars of the political crisis the country has been facing for some time, this enthusiastic group of youngsters from the neighbouring country had an invoking prayer unto Bhagawan to help salvage the nation from the current turmoil.
Presenting an evening of musical offering the Nepalese started off in style with a twenty minute Vedic incantations that covered Ganesh Prarthana, Narayana Upanishad and Mantra Pushpam.
Another twenty minute session followed with songs that were set in folk tunes of Nepal, sung jointly with a blend of varied beats. Beginning with “Pahilo Charan Sai…”, a song invoking Goddess Saraswathi , praying for blessings to sing, was continued with lines describing Sai in varied forms, namely, Rama, Krishna, Jesus, Allah etc. . Cheli Hami… A Teej song, equivalent of Karva Chautha in India, followed; the festival that signifies immensely for the women, who visit their parental home to
celebrate the occasion, came at the right time when
women from the Kingdom have come over to Prasanthi
Nilayam celebrating the occasion in presence of the
Divine Parent! They sang in chorus, in devotion, “….we
the daughters of Sai have arrived to remove the misery
by Your darshan”. The final song, “Simsime pani ma,
Ressamfiririri…” was a prayer song to help in
restoration of peace in the country.
The final presentation was an instrumental medley of folk and classical songs. “O Paalan Haare…”, the first piece was hailing Bhagawan to be the source of all virtues. This was followed by “Riverside…” a parallel drawn from the symbolic day of a boatman who comes back from the sea after a full day of toiling, successful, a silent reminder that one should not give up in life, but should proceed with greater efforts with greater patience. Two more pieces followed “Folk Tantra…” representing music as the common thread for a country having various ethnic groups and languages followed by “Tikuli”, in lines with the classical Mithila culture of Janakpur. Musical instruments ranging from santoor to electrical guitars, tabla to mridangam, harmonium to flute along with variety of special drums were in place enhancing the show.
|| Samastha Lokaaha Sukhino Bhavanthu ||
Text & photo source: Radiosai.org Prasanthi Diary, sssbpt.org -
Sri Sathya Sai Media Foundation - h2hsai.org . - web layout -
photo design : saibabaofindia.com & SBOI group.