Ladies' Day 2009
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|Ladies' Day 2009 in the Divine Presence - Morning Programme - 19th Nov 2009|
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International Ladies’ Day is the occasion when Prasanthi Nilayam gets the pristine touch of the Motherhood principle, as women from various parts of the globe gather to attend the festivity in the immediate Divine presence.
|Ladies' Day 2009 in
the Divine Presence -Evening Programme
- 19th Nov 2009
While the morning session witnessed lovely children from around the world joining hands singing Unity in Diversity, the evening session had the crowning jewel of pristine womanhood awaiting the turn to live her life through, yet again, to showcase what an Indian Woman is, in the immediate Divine Presence.
The stage was set for a musical drama entitled, “Panchali Charitamu”, the life of Draupadi, famously known by her demonym Panchali.
The story ran through the entire Mahabharata, focus being Panchali and her battle for modesty and righteousness.
While the preparations were on for Panchali’s Swayamvar (the ancient Indian practice of choosing a life partner, among a list of suitors by a girl) to an apprehensive Panchali, who raised reservations at accepting five husbands, Krishna counseled her advising to stick to the path of righteousness, the righteous path of woman, with sincerity.
Thenceforth, it was story of Panchali’s travails, wails that turned to no avail. When the Pancha Pandavas were invited to play the game of dice, as per the Kshatriya traditions Yudhishtira could not refuse and had to accept the invitation.
Shakuni who was designated to play representing the Kauravas was a past master while Yudhishtira was a novice and he started losing from the beginning. He lost his wealth, jewels and all possessions. He then lost his part of the kingdom. Finally, after having lost everything in gambling, only Pandavas, were there sitting with sullen faces with their heads down in shame and sadness.
Upon Shakuni’s suggestion, the Pandavas had to put themselves at stake which subsequently they lost becoming slaves by themselves. Having left with nothing, other than their better half, Panchali, the Pandavas had to finally yield to the pressure to lose her as well to deposit her at the hands of the wicked Kauravas.
Draupadi was humiliated by the wicked Kauravas and her modesty was at stake. An emotional Draupadi wages a lone battle calling out Krishna to spare her from despair.
Though Dhritarashtra, the reigning king was saddened at the turn of events, he was helpless and sought for apology.
When the final game of dice was also lost, Pandavas were asked to leave in exile.
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Ratotsavam in Prasanthi Nilayam comes as a forerunner to the grand Birthday Celebrations of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. ..And ever since its inception many years ago, this festivity has been a fixed schedule for the
|18th November. For so many years, this day had been tagged with another big event, Narayana Seva, en mass for the villagers in and around Puttaparthi, where in Bhagawan would present Himself through and through, along with hundreds of University students and sevadal volunteers, held at the Vidyagiri Sports Stadium....continue reading... with latest photos|
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|Om Sairam dearest family,
The 84th birthday celebrations of our beloved Lord Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba had a grand start with the yearly Rathotsavam. The Venugopal Swami ratham which is taken in procession every year was blessed by Swami personally on 18th morning. Swami came out of Gopuram gate and blessed the chariot..
All the people were eagerly awaiting for the ladies' day celebrations which is celebrated on 19th November every year remembering the blessed Mother Eswaramma for her sacrifice and motherhood.
This year's Ladies' day had an extra attraction even in the morning. Swami out of His immense mercy blessed the august gathering at 9:20am. This morning while Swami came in His car chair, Sister Chetana
and Mrs.Ratanlal accompanied Swami..
Introducing the programme, Sis Chetana thanked Swami for granting the boon of celebrating Ladies' day in His immediate presence.
This morning two speakers were blessed to speak before Swami which was followed by a fantastic dance programme by overseas children.
The first speaker was Mrs. Sharon Sandwiess, a very well known name in the Sai family. She shared how her husband who first came to Swami in 1972 got so much transformed. After returning home from India Mr.Sandwiess was so happy and told the whole family that he has seen God and later on she explained how the whole family transformed into
The second speaker was Mrs. Harriet Agbozo of Ghana in her mesmerising African accent shared the miraculous saving of her husband from a very severe health problem and she thanked Swami for the kindness.
Mrs.Agbozo who also happens to be a EHV teacher in Ghana asked Swami to visit the whole of Africa and fill every one's hearts with joy and happiness.
After the talks it was the turn of little children from India, Indonesia, Mexico, Fiji islands, Thailand and South Africa to steal the show.
The first dance sequence was from the Indian children, depicting the service activities taken up by Swami.
The little girl in the group was exceptionally good in
the dance and was fortunate to be blessed by Swami with a golden chain.