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As Delhi Basks in His Presence...
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Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's Delhi visit
As Delhi Basks in His Presence...
Posted at 1210 IST on April 13, 2010

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Life goes on…it becomes more beautiful in heaven and becomes all the more beautiful when spend in the presence of the Lord, says one of the students responding to the great good fortune of being a part of Bhagawan’s caravan to the capital city, Delhi.

With Bhagawan’s epochal Delhi sojourn turns to Day 5 on the 13th April, by now thousands upon thousands, daring the summer’s merciless onslaught have earned the rare glimpse of Divinity in human frame at the capital city of India. Bhagawan has been regularly granting Darshans at His Divine Abode at the Sri Sathya Sai International Centre, both in the morning and in the evening. Apart from this, Bhagawan had granted Darshan session at the public venue, DC-10 DDA Grounds (Near Dwarka Sector-10 Metro Station), Dwarka on the 10th evening.

As Delhi Basks in His Presence...
Most significant happening during the first four days included Bhagawan’s visit to the Bahá'í Temple, popularly known as Lotus Temple, due to its architectural and monumental significance. Visiting the monumental beauty on afternoon of the 12th April, Bhagawan spent almost an hour, accepting religious prayers offered by various faiths followed by a unity prayer.

It was a indeed a day when God 'walked' into a monumental Temple, most silently, posing as a silent witness, while listening to multitudes of prayers from various faiths. One who preaches unity of all religions does accept prayers in unison and by His visit to this “Universal” Temple, Bhagawan shows His commitment to Universal Brotherhood through Unity of all Religions.

During His sojourns away from Prasanthi Nilayam, Bhagawan often visits houses of His ‘foremost’ devotees, acceding to their prayers and He has been conferring this benevolence right from His early days. Continuing with this practice, on the 12th afternoon, upon completing the Bahá'í visit, Bhagawan headed towards the residence of former Chief Justice of India, Justice (Retd) PN Bhagwathi, who has been an ardent longtime devotee of Bhagawan.

Earlier, on the 11th evening Bhagawan had another house visit, to the residence of veteran devotee and eminent industrialist, Kulwant Rai at Aurangazeb Lane. Elaborate arrangements had been made outside the Rai residence for the devotee pubic to have His Divine Darshan.


Bhagawan spent quite some time with the Rai family while bhajans were on. Bhagawan and His entourage had dinner at the Rai residence before retiring to the International Centre blessing the veteran and family.

For one who believes Him to be what He is, His walking into his residence will sound like a mythical tale, incredibly exhilarating. Perhaps, nations former Prime Minister, the man who held the high office for three terms, successfully taking the nation out of various crisis, Atal Behari Vajpayee, would have had this feeling when Bhagawan Himself decided to walk into the veteran’s house in the late evening on 12th April. In a touching gesture suffused with Divine Love, Bhagawan travelled to the Vajpayee residence at Krishna Menon Marg , New Delhi, visiting the ailing former Prime Minister. The former Prime Minister was scheduled to visit Bhagawan at the International Centre couple of days before, seeking His blessings, but could not make it owing to ill health. Eleven years ago, when Bhagawan visited the captial city last time, Mr. Vajpayee was the Prime Minister and the SSSIC was inaugurated by the Divine hands in his presence. Vajpayee has been a long time devotee of Bhagawan and had visited Prasanthi Nilayam several times.

I Love Delhi - Sri Sathya Sai Baba in Delhi

Earlier, on the eleventh evening, a private function was held at Mavlankar Auditorium, behind the Parliament House of India. The function that was thematic was meant for the elite from the society. It was an awareness session wherein two seniors from Prasanthi Nilayam, former Vice Chancellors, Prof. G Venkataraman and SV Giri, who was formerly the Central Vigilance Commissioner, addressed the gathering. Prof. G Venkataraman, speaking second, dwelled upon in detail on the mammoth Chennai Water Project. His speech was aided with video and slide show presentations. He spoke about the beginning of the project, as to how dramatically Bhagawan announced the project and how the project went ahead despite challenges from various fronts, by sheer grace of Bhagawan. Sri SV Giri, the third speaker spoke in detail on the subject, Bhagawan and His Mission.

There was another distinguished and interesting speaker in Sunil Bharti Mittal, whose forays in the telecom industry made him distinct in the world of telecom industry. He is one of India’s foremost industrialists, currently heading the Bharti Group that owns India's largest cellular company, Airtel. Mittal spoke about Bhagawan and the greater good fortune of being a part of His Mission. He mentioned about His marriage into a family devoted to Bhagawan for decades and His first darshan of Bhagawan in the seventies. What attracted him most about Bhagawan was Bhagawan's secular approach where religion does not play any role. He mentioned about the presence of two prominent muslims in Prasanthi during the twin visits he had made to His Divine Abode in Andhra Pradesh. While it was Dr. Farooq Abdullah, a devout muslim and former Chief Minister of J & K, was the first one, second one was the then Minister of Education of UAE, Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan. Interestingly he showed a photograph of him with Bhagawan when He was small, that was taken way back in the seventies, when He had His first darshan of The Lord.

Cultural Progammes are a way of attracting His attention and it is His benevolence that often grants this great grand opportunity to the folks to make presentations appeasing the Divine, earning blessings. A group of slum children had the opportunity to present a drama on the theme of Unity of Religions at the specially erected stage in the Primary School premises at the Sri Sathya Sai International Centre on the 10th morning. …And at the Mavlankar Auditorium, the Delhi Balvikas children got to perform in the Divine Presence and earned a coveted photograph session. And at the Mavlankar Auditorium, to a packed distinguished audience consisting of cream de la crème of the society, Delhi Youth had a thematic drama presentation entitled "Life is a Game – Play it", a presentation based on the epic Bhagavad Gita.

The music troupe that accompanied Bhagawan has been practising vigorously and its turn is yet to come to sing His glory in His Divine presence, emulating it's feat during Bhagawan's Mumbai visit. On the 12th evening, for the first time, Bhagawan had asked them to sing bhajans, including some aalaap bhajans, that lasted for forty five minutes. It was an enthralling experience for the Delhi audience listening to His chosen students in His immediate Divine Presence.
Bhagawan visits "Bahai" Lotus Temple...April, 12, 2010
Who’s Who from the national capital visited Bhagawan? Unless He wills none can come to Him and His mission moves as He wills, which is beyond the understanding of myopic human perceptions. When many celebrated names like that of Ashok Singhal, Jaswanth Singh, Sushil Kumar Shinde and from the world of business and industry Sunil Mittal, Indu Jain, Brij Mohan Munjal, SK Birla etc., roll by, it becomes clear that He is the magnet that attracts and when He wills one is blessed to bask in His benign Divine presence. Delhi is currently basking in His Divine presence.

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