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November 30, 2006 This evening, Swami went into the interview room after His evening darshan, but came out at around 4.10 and walked around the Verandah for a few minutes. He entered the Bhajan Hall through the rear door, walked up the aisle talking to many people on the way, and returned to the interview room. Bhajans were as usual at 5 pm.

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November 29, 2006

Prasanthi Nilayam has once again quietened down after the Birthday celebrations. Bhagawan visited the Indoor Stadium once again on Sunday morning. Darshan and Bhajan sessions go on as usual. The Department of Physics at the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning is hosting a conference on Nanostructured Materials from the 29th of November to the 1st of December - the Chemistry department is also actively participating. The students of the Brindavan campus are participating via teleconferencing from the Multimedia Learning Centre inaugurated by Bhagawan earlier this year.

November 25, 2006

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Nov - 2006.
 Bhagawan's 81st Birthday Discourse

This evening, after Bhagawan came for darshan, He enquired about "the drama" from Dr. Michael Goldstein, the Prasanthi Council chairman. The Italian group had been told that their drama would not be staged today, so now that Swami had asked for it, they had to rush to dress up and assemble in the Sai Kulwant Hall.

 At 5.15, Bhagawan came out of the interview room, and five minutes later, the Italian group started their presentation in which some Argentinean devotees also participated. The 40 minute presentation was on Dante's La Divine Comedia, with a voice-over of the English translation of selected extracts. The participants did an admirable job of presenting the abstract themes with expressive gestures. At the end of the programme, Bhagawan gave some of the members chocolates, and then asked for the rest of the chocolates to be distributed. As prasadam was being distributed, Bhagawan retired for the day with Arati.
Photos & Discourse Excerpts from 25TH Annual Convocation of SSSIHL  By Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
November 24, 2006 This morning, Bhagawan did not come for darshan. In this evening, the Sai Symphony (picture slide bleow)

This morning, Bhagawan did not come for darshan. In this evening, the Sai Symphony Orchestra presented the 81st Birthday Concert. The programme was presented by 45 musicians from 16 countries. Just like for Gurupoornima, Klaus Maurer conducted and Paul Erhard introduced each piece.

Beginning with a Ganesha bhajan, the Symphony moved on to Tchaikovsky and then played pieces by Haydn, Strauss, Beethoven, Verdi and others, including some where the guitar featured prominently. Bhagawan asked for prasadam to be distributed after the hour-long concert. Coming down from the stage, He had a photo session with the performers before He retired after Arati.

Also read: 24
th Nov. Darshan Mail: Eye witness account of 81st Birthday celeberations sent by a devotee in Puttaparthi  "I thought 3am is the BEST time to come for darshan where there will be very few devotees and we can easily get into the Kulwanth hall.. I was out side the ganesh gate at 3:10 am only to be surprised to see the line started from the ganesh gate throught the fruit stall area up to General hospital… I was shocked and thought.. O Swamy! Any luck today??atleast let me in the ashram compound… read more

November 23, 2006  T

he Mandir was filled by devotees from very early in the morning. Thousands of devotees who were not able to enter the hall packed all the approach roads. The Mandir verandah was lined with birthday cakes of different sizes and designs.

At 8.10 am the procession began from Bhagawan's residence - the Anantapur girls' band, the primary school girls' bagpipes, primary school boys chanting vedam, primary school boys' recorders and drums, the Institute band and finally the Vedam group with Poorna Kumbham leading in Bhagawan, dressed in a white robe, in His special Lamborghini open vehicle. After a full round of the hall, Bhagawan reached the Mandir verandah and was greeted by President Abdul Kalam there. At 8.30, Bhagawan sat onstage with the President beside Him. Swami indicated that the President could address the gathering. Dr. Kalam greeted everyone on Bhagawan's 81st Birthday, and presented the Telugu translation of a poem written by him to be read out by Prof. Anil Kumar.

Earth shining in Glory

Our Milky Way is shining, with millions and millions of stars.
Our beloved star Sun, along with eight other planets around.
Orbits the Milky Way, finishes one orbit in two hundred and fifty million years.
Somewhere in the galaxy, echoed a voice in surprise. "See there the Earth shining in glory: how come it got its light?"
A sweet and soft reply comes:
"It is not the mere light, It is the light of knowledge, It is the light of service, It is the light of peace.
Specially radiating from Prasanthi Nilayalam When Earth completes its eightieth orbit Carrying a great soul in its bosom"

  After the reading, President Kalam took his leave. The function continued, with All India Sai Organisations President Sri. V. Srinivasan praying for Bhagawan's Birthday message. Bhagawan stood up at 9 o'clock and began His hour long Discourse. Bhagawan spoke about the devotion and love of Mother Eswaramma and Karnam Subbamma. Swami told the students that whatever they did in life, they should never forget God.

After Bhagawan concluded His Discourse with 'Bhajan Bina', He accepted Aarati went into the interview room. Emerging in a few minutes, Swami cut cakes on the verandah and retired to His residence.

In the evening, the Sports programme was to be in the Indoor Stadium, followed by musical performances in Sai Kulwant Hall. Bhagawan arrived at the Sri Sathya Sai Sports Centre at 4.15 pm, resplendent in a yellow robe. As He entered the stadium, a song performed by the students filled the air, and all Swami's students joined in the chorus as Bhagawan alighted from the car and went towards His right, where the Badminton courts were ready for the first match - a forty minute doubles exhibition match between India and Indonesia. India recovered after losing the first game to take the match by two games to one. Bhagawan then moved in His chair to the other half of the stadium which had the basketball court, for the entertaining display by the Harlem Globetrotters.

The Harlem Globetrotters are a band of highly talented basketball players who tour the world as Ambassadors of goodwill. This evening, they played the New York Nationals in a friendly demonstration match. The proceedings opened with the mascot Globie (dressed up in a costume with a globe of the Earth as a head) endearing the audience with his antics. He arranged a musical chairs contest with some primary school boys and made everyone laugh. The Nationals and the Globetrotters then took over, dancing with the basketball as if it were glued to their hands. After a few minutes of demonstrations set to music, the game play began. During timeouts, the players kept up interest by getting some children also involved. First a small girl from the primary school was picked up and given a chance to shoot, and later a small boy, too. The players also created humorous interludes, horsing around with a pail of water which finally landed on the referee! Their programme concluded after an hour, and Bhagawan had group photos with them and also presented them with watches. Then Bhagawan left for the Mandir.

Arriving at the Mandir at 6.45 pm, Swami asked the artistes Parveen Sultana and Mandolin Srinivas if they were ready for their programme. First was Begum Parveen Sultana's forty minute Hindustani classical vocal concert. Mandolin Srinivas, once again accompanied by his brother and A. Shivamani, came next. The musical fete concluded at 8.20 with Arati to Bhagawan, bringing the curtain down on Bhagawan's 81st Birthday.

23rd Nov. Birthday Evening darshan photos

23rd Nov. Birthday Morning darshan photos

November 22, 2006

22nd Nov. Inauguration of the Sri Sathya Sai International Centre for Sports

Today the new indoor stadium is inaugurated by  president Kalam who is also presiding over the 25th anniversary celebrations of the university. The University Convocation is being held inside the indoor stadium. Nadaswaram music filled the Sai Kulwant Hall as devotees waited for Bhagawan to appear for morning darshan. Some of the volleyball players were seated in white tracksuits. Volleyball players from India and Sri Lanka, Basketball players from India and Indonesia, along with Olympic athletes and gymnasts from Greece and Switzerland are some of the participants in the inaugural function of the Sri Sathya Sai Centre for Sports this afternoon.

Bhagawan arrived at 8.20 and sat onstage for half an hour listening to the Vedic chants. Then He slowly walked towards the interview room, glancing benignly at all on the way. Bhajans began at nine in the Bhajan Hall, with the UK youth group singers alternating with the regular bhajan singers.

The afternoon programme was the inauguration of the Sri Sathya Sai International Centre for Sports, continuing with the 25th Convocation of the Deemed University Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. CCTVs had been arranged in the Sai Kulwant Hall, the Higher Secondary School and the Hill view stadium so that all those who could not be in the Indoor Stadium could witness the events. The Chief guest for the function was the President of India, His Excellency Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Dignitaries present included Governors of the States of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka along with the Chief Minister of Karnataka.

At 3.30 pm, Bhagawan arrived at the venue accompanied by the President. The Centre for Sports has a domed building at the entrance, commemorating 25 years of the Sathya Sai University. The first event was the inauguration of the Commemorative building by the President, pressing a button and cutting a ribbon. Swami and the President then got into a golf cart and took a round of the Commemorative building, and then entered the stadium, taking a full round there as a special song was played. As Swami and the President approached, distinguished sportsmen and the teams participating in the inaugural functions were introduced - cricketer Kapil Dev, Olympic shooter Rajyavardhan Rathod, Badminton whiz Prakash Padukone, the basketball and volleyball teams and officials. The Institute brass band played as the convocation procession joined the Divine Chancellor.

Bhagawan and the Chief guest went up to take their seats in their special stands above the entrance. After a few words of welcome by the master of ceremonies Sri Sanjay Sahani, Principal of the Brindavan campus of the Institute, as the main guests were garlanded. The Vice-Chancellor then spoke a few words about Dr. and Mrs. Ram Setty who had endowed the indoor stadium. Then Dr. Ram Setty expressed his gratitude to Bhagawan. Sri Kapil Dev, the Wisden Indian cricketer of the century, gave a brief talk, complementing the world class facility built in just 120 days. The function got underway with a 10 minute video presentation by filmmaker Manishankar, "Life is a game". Then the sports events began. First there was a short gymnastics display by the Greek and Swiss athletes. Next was an international volleyball match, India vs Sri Lanka - the second match in Sri Lanka's tour of India. The match, which lasted from 4.30 to 5.10, was speeded up by having points scored regardless of which side was serving. India won 25-15, 25-13. The Indonesian and Indian basketball teams offered their pranaams to Bhagawan - their match was slotted for later.

The 25th Convocation of the Institute began at 5.35 after a short break when refreshments were served to all and the students seated themselves in the centre of the stadium in their ceremonial robes and hats. Waiting for Bhagawan to arrive, our irrepressible President took the few moments to interact with the students onstage who were to start the proceedings with Vedam.

As Bhagawan declared the Convocation open, a short animation prepared by the students was shown on the large projection screen. After the Vice-Chancellor's address, the Chief guest gave his 35 minute convocation address at 6.15 pm. As mentioned by him, his convocation address is available on this link! Bhagawan then delivered His 30 minute Benedictory message, in which He exhorted the students to emulate Tenali Ramakrishna and know the inner meaning of the letters, words and phrases they use. As Swami said, the main root words we must learn are just five: Sathya, Dharma, Shanthi, Prema and Ahimsa. After Bhagawan's Discourse, Sri Mandolin U. Srinivas accompanied by his brother U. Rajesh and the illustrious drummer A. Shivamani gave a half hour concert. The function concluded with the National Anthem at 8.05 and Bhagawan returned to His residence after 10 minutes.

November 21, 2006

Bhagawan's car came into the Sai Kulwant Hall at 4.10 p.m., Swami took seat at the centre place of the veranda, after a few short minutes onstage, Swami went inside the mandir. After the Bhajans conclusion & customary Arati to Bhagawan the evening darshan ended. There were no dances, drama or other programs today. Seva dal and many Sai sevaks are working hard and around the clock to make tomorrow a day to remember. Tomorrow, November 22nd 2006 is University Convocation and also the indoor stadium’s formal inaugural day. President of India Abdul Kalam is expected to inaugurate the Indoor Stadium,  officially called Sri Sathya Sai International Centre for Sports. Over 150 athletes of Indian fame as well as world renowned sports men from around the world are expected to perform in there respected sports & athletic field in the divine presence of Sathya Sai Baba and the august guests.

November 20, 2006

20th Nov. Easwaramma Women's Welfare Trust Program  &  Dance Program by Students of SSSIHL - Report on the 81st Birthday Celebrations
Sai Baba's 81st_birthday_logoAt 8.30 this morning, Bhagawan went for a drive along the road to the airport, taking a look at the flags and other decorations on the way. While returning, He dropped in at the Indoor Stadium for half an hour before returning to the
Mandir at 9.30.

In the evening, the annual day of the Eswaramma Women's Welfare Trust was to be celebrated. As Bhagawan's car came into the Sai Kulwant Hall at 3.45 pm, the village drum troupe positioned near the central lotus gate started their loud drumming. Bhagawan went into the interview room and emerged after half an hour to more drumming till He reached the stage area. Then the drumming stopped and the bicycle distribution began. Bhagawan moved down from the stage and sat in the centre of the hall and watched as bicycles were given to economically disadvantaged girls. The next item was a Chakkabhajan dance by small children from the village. Bhagawan called up the smallest boy in the group and gave him a chain. One more village dance followed - by elders this time, dressed in black costumes fringed with peacock feathers. By 4.40, the dances concluded, some of the village women presented short speeches and songs, expressing their gratitude to Bhagawan for all that He has done for them. Mrs. Chetana Raju, the organiser of the function, then announced the distribution of material for mothers and mothers-to-be in the surrounding villages, a thousand of whom had gathered in Bhagawan's presence, symbolically handed over by Bhagawan to representatives from each village. These consisted of water purifiers and bags containing utensils and toys for the children. The doctors who were working for mother and child welfare with the Mobile Hospital were then presented with gifts of grace by Bhagawan.

The next item in the EWWT celebrations was to be a video projected on a large screen in the centre of the hall. But this required the daylight to dim further. So, Bhagawan instructed His students to present their dance. A few days previously, Bhagawan had told the Institute dance group to be ready to dance on the 20th, so they were dressed in costumes ready for the Divine command. Bhagawan came onstage and watched as the boys danced for the next 40 minutes. Praises to Lord Ganesha followed by a Yakshagana presenting the Krishna story, Dashavatara dance and finally a dance on Bhagawan's glory. Swami graciously called up the boys for a group photo. Just before six o'clock, the video began - "The One Sri Sathya Sai." Beginning with the story of creation, the 20 minute film traced Man's fall from his divine origins and his final redemption by Mother Sai's Love. Bhagawan accepted Arati at 6.20 pm and returned to His residence. Prasadam was distributed as the devotees left the Hall.
source: Prasanthi Bulletin

November 19, 2006

 Ladies Day PHOTOS 2006 - Morning & Evening

The Sai Kulwant Hall was decked with floral decorations for the Ladies' Day celebrations. Bhagawan came to the Hall at eight o'clock in a procession led by the Primary School Bagpipes band with young girls holding plates with lamps welcoming the Lord chanting Vedam. As Bhagawan entered the Hall, the strains of the song "E Malik Tere Bande Hum" filled the air. Once Bhagawan was seated onstage, the programme began with a Bagpipes display by the Primary School band. Next was a ten minute choir medley by Sai youth from the UK. Two speeches in Telugu and English followed by Mrs. Vasumathi Bhaskar Rao and Dr. Ronne Marantz respectively. Mrs. Vasumathi is a Mahila Seva dal convener from Andhra Pradesh and spoke about her experiences doing seva shoulder to shoulder with Smt. Easwaramma garu. Dr. Ronne is a member of the international Sri Sathya Sai Education Committee and Principal, Scarsdale Public Schools, New York. She spoke of how her interactions with Swami and His EHV programme helped her to implement value education in her school. It was nearing nine o'clock as these speeches concluded, and Bhagawan asked for Bhajans and prasadam distribution. Accepting Arati from the ladies at 9.15, Bhagawan retired for the morning.

November 19, 2006 Evening: Bhagawan arrived for evening darshan at 3.10 pm. After a few moments onstage, Swami went into the interview room. From there, a large number of sarees were brought out and kept near the front part of the stage. It was to be yet another saree distribution. Bhagawan came onstage at 3.20, and a small girl from the Primary school dressed for their dance programme later in the evening went up to Him and gave Him a card. Bhagawan responded by giving her a chain! Then the saree distribution began. Bhagawan was seated near the steps leading down from the stage, and the ladies came up one by one and collected sarees from Him. This went on for the next 45 minutes. Then Swami stood up and gave some sarees. Later He sat again and continued. Finally, after an hour, He left that spot and went to the centre of the stage, indicating the Primary School children to begin their dance. After the picturesque dance by the girls, some of whom were really tiny tots, Bhagawan came down from the stage and gave group photos to all of them, including the students in the band that performed in the morning. When Bhagawan came back onstage, the Priya sisters went up to Bhagawan for His blessings for their concert. The Carnatic vocals of the sisters Shanmukhapriya and Haripriya wafted in the Sai Kulwant Hall for the next hour. Bhagawan went into the interview room halfway through, and when He returned at six o'clock, He asked for the Arati. Just as the Arati was drawing to a close, students brought prasadam for Bhagawan's blessings, and the distribution began. Swami continued to sit onstage for the distribution, leafing through a photo album presented by Dr. Voleti Choudhary of the SSSIHMS. After fifteen minutes, Swami entered His car and left for Yajur Mandiram.

Photos: Rathothsavam (Chariot Festival) - 18th Nov 2006
November 18, 2006  This morning, Bhagawan came for Darshan at 7.30 am. The procession with Sai Gita, Bhagawan's elephant, was waiting at the front gate of the Sai Kulwant Hall for the Rathotsavam. As Swami's car reached her, He paused, fed her with apples from the car, and then continued on His darshan round. Swami's car came to the Verandah and He alighted, went to the stage area and sat there for ten minutes listening to the Vedic chants and the Panchavadyam by the students along with the village band. Then He came to the interview room and later came into the Bhajan Hall where the palanquins with the Rama-Lakshmana-Sita-Hanuman and Krishna idols were kept ready decorated with flowers. The Vedam group sat chanting in the Bhajan Hall in orange dhoties. The priest brought the ceremonial thread to be blessed by Bhagawan, and then adorned Sita devi with it, waving camphor in front of the palanquins. This marked the beginning of the procession, and the Vedam group led them out with the palanquins hefted by specially trained Sevadals from Hyderabad, followed by the Bhajan group. Bhagawan sat on His chair and went to the Gopuram gate to see off the procession which goes to the Pedda Venkappa Raju Kalyanamantapam and returns with the idols lifted atop the ceremonial temple car (Ratham). Bhagawan returned to the interview room till the procession returned a few minutes after nine o'clock. The Bhajan group members started singing into the mics once the Rama statue was kept back in the Bhajan Hall. Bhagawan came to the Bhajan Hall soon after, sat for a few Bhajans, accepted Arati and returned to His residence at 9.45.

Sai Gita's new residence, located next to the Sri Sathya Sai Space Theatre (Planetarium), was being inaugurated today. The Planetarium grounds were decorated with buntings and flower arrangements. Bhagawan arrived at 10.40 and alighted right next to Sai Gita who was standing at the entrance of her new building. After feeding her, Swami went in His chair into the building and sat there while some people connected with the construction like the contractor and so on presented Him with bouquets. A priest did a puja, broke a coconut in front of Sai Gita, and some of the elders also broke coconuts. Bhagawan blessed clothes and food prasadam for the workers who did the construction and were now sitting in the garden area, and also sent watches to be distributed to them. Sai Gita was then invited inside her new abode, and Swami fed her again with apples and sugarcane. Bhagawan finally left at 11.10 accepting Arati and blessing some ladies who were seated near the entrance.

The evening session was to have a Russian programme of songs and some chairs with mics were kept in the centre of the Sai Kulwant Hall. Bhagawan arrived in the Sai Kulwant Hall and proceeded to the stage area. After a few minutes, He called up the organisers who began the programme at 4.10 pm. The rare traditional instrument psaltery was used for the programme, which featured an eleven-year old soprano along with other singers, an accordion and guitars. Bhagawan enjoyed the 40 minute programme ending with the boy's rendering of the catchy "Kalinka". He blessed them with group photographs, after which He asked for Bhajans to be sung in the Sai Kulwant Hall itself. At 5.30, He accepted Arati and returned to His residence. Also read: devotee's experience of 18th Nov. A mail sent to SBOI group by a devotee

Also see: Sai Geeta's New Home's ceremonial inaugural by Swami
18th Nov 2006, Images from today

18th Nov: A Cultural Program of Russian Folk Music 

Rathothsavam (Chariot Festival) - 18th Nov 2006, Images



November 17, 2006

This morning also Bhagawan visited the Indoor Stadium, returning to the Bhajan Hall at around 9.30 am. In the evening, after His darshan round, Swami sat onstage listening to the Vedic chants for around ten minutes. Since the sky was overcast, the Hall was somewhat dark, so the stage area chandeliers came on as Bhagawan sat down, highlighting the Lord flanked by the gleaming lions which had been newly polished. This evening's Bhajans also featured the singers from the UK youth group, alternating with the regular Bhajan singers. Bhagawan asked for Arati at 5.45 and retired for the day.

In the area next to Bhagawan's residence, decorative lights lit up the night - Bhagawan's residence in yellow and pink, the larger trees in green, and the smaller trees and bushes in variegated hues. The Hanuman statue, the Administrative Block and the Sanathana Samskruthi Museum on their respective hilltops stood out with brilliant spotlights focused on them. Crowd control barriers are being erected along the road from Vidyagiri to the Ashram gates in view of all the VVIPs expected for the Birthday celebrations. The Mandir decorations are back, in time for the Rathotsavam tomorrow which will mark the beginning of the countdown for the Birthday celebrations. - source: Prasanthi Bulletin (radiosai)

November 16, 2006

This morning, the centre part of the Sai Kulwant Hall was occupied with bright red bicycles! The Anantapur campus of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning had arranged the distribution of 81 bicycles to needy girls in the vicinity of Anantapur who walked long distances to go to school. Bhagawan came for darshan at a quarter to nine, and as His car passed the bicycles, He sought some clarifications, pausing the car there. After His darshan round, Swami went to the stage area. Once He was seated there, some of the Anantapur teachers brought up some items for His Blessings, and the programme got underway with an introductory voice-over. The recipients went near Bhagawan holding roses in their hands, a student brought each recipient her bicycle and took her to the rear of the hall wheeling the cycle between them. After this ten minute ceremony, the Brass Band "Sai Melodies" of the Anantapur campus presented a few pieces. As they played the penultimate piece, Bhagawan went into the interview room and asked for Bhajans to begin in the Bhajan Hall. Bhajans began at 9.20 and concluded after half an hour with Arati to Bhagawan.

In the evening, Bhagawan went into the interview round after His darshan round and emerged a few minutes after four to sit onstage with the Vedam chanting in full swing. On two occasions, Swami asked the Vedam group to chant specific mantras and they did so. Bhagawan was watching the Primary school children as they chanted with gusto. After half an hour, as He was going back, Swami asked for prasadam to be distributed. Speaking to the UK group co-ordinator on the Verandah, Swami once again gave a chance to the UK group to sing bhajans, and they began at 5.10 pm when Swami indicated that they should begin. After 20 minutes of Bhajans, the students' Bhajan group took over. After one more Bhajan, Swami asked for Meera songs, and after two Meera songs, Swami retired for the evening after Arati. - Prasanthi Bulletin (radiosai)

November 15, 2006

This evening, Bhagawan asked a youth group from UK to sing in the Bhajan Hall. At 4.45, they came and sat in the front of the Bhajan Hall and the programme began as Bhagawan came in. They started with some quawwalis, then Swami asked them to sing English songs, so they sang two English songs, then a song in Tamil, followed by Bhajans. Bhagawan was pleased with their performance and told them He would give them another chance tomorrow.

November 14, 2006

This evening, Bhagawan graciously sat outside in the stage area of the Sai Kulwant Hall for nearly half an hour from 4.30 pm. He Blessed many 'Birthday Boys' and also took letters from some of the students. Just before five o'clock He came into the interview room, and later came to the Bhajan Hall for the Bhajans.


November 12,2006

Latest pictures of Narayana Seva & Vastra Dhana for Construction Employees with Sai Baba

Today November 12, 2006 This morning the Akhanda Bhajan continued with group bhajans till the mics were switched on at 7 am. Bhagawan came to the Bhajan Hall at 10 am and sat there till eleven o'clock before returning to His residence. In the afternoon, at around 2.15 Bhagawan went directly from Yajur Mandiram to the Indoor Stadium and returned to the Sai Kulwant Hall at 2.45, coming into the Bhajan Hall and sitting there for around half an hour before going into the interview room. After a few minutes, Swami went back to His residence, and later returned after 5.15 pm, taking a full round of the Hall before going into the Bhajan Hall. The last minutes of the Akhanda Bhajan were filled with enthusiasm as usual, with the tempo going higher and higher till finally Swami signalled for the Arati plate and lit the camphor. Then came the prasadam distribution - tamarind rice (pulihora) and laddoos for all on leaf plates. Swami started the distribution by throwing a few laddoos to some of the Bhajan group members, and then went to the interview room. When He came out, He indicated to the Primary School students to begin, so they chanted Brahmarpanam in their unique style and then began eating as Swami returned to His residence. - Prasanthi Bulletin

November 11,2006
Om sairam to dear Sai family,
Greetings to all. The atmosphere in Puttaparthi is looking serene and blissful as usual. There are so many things happening in Puttaparthi as part of 81st birthday celebrations and the talk of the town is the new indoor stadium and as a result of which Swamy is giving street darshans almost every day. The stadium is coming out beautifully under the Personal Divine Supervision, Every day, Swamy is giving suggestions, instructions to the engineers who are amused by Swamy’s in-depth knowledge even in construction. This morning I was speaking to one of the engineers and he expressed happiness and also surprise of Swamy’s frequent visits which were full of Constructive instructions…
This stadium with an estimated cost of 11 crore rupees, was initially planned as a 122 days project finished its deadline a week ago and the workers are working day in and day out to meet the latest deadline November 22, the day when this stadium would be dedicated to the Sathya Institute Of Higher Learning, another flower in the garland of the institute, by Swamy, which will also be presided by the President of India, His Excellency, Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam and 4 states’ chief ministers.
Security arrangements for the VIPs visits has been beefed up.
Another happy news is the Puttaparthi police have banned selling chicken around 9kms in and around this Holy land to maintain its sanctity. Hopefully the authorities will also take a look at the roof top restaurants (right across the ashram) which are running against the interests of Puttaparthi culture where there is unnecessary socialization and gossip spot....
This afternoon there were many people in the ashram premises on the occasion of Akhanda bhajan. Hoping to be awake the whole night, I went to my friend’s house for a afternoon nap. In the sleep, Swamy appeared in my dream the car was near the bus station premises, and there was no body around the car and I saw Swamy helping Himself for the seat to come out. I run to the car and before I could see what happened next, I'm awake. I could hear Swamy saying, come to darshan immediately to see what happened next. Immediately I ran towards Ganesh Gate and there I see big crowd on either side of the road, waiting for Swamy. Not knowing what happened I asked a cop, is Swamy coming or going (to the stadium) and he said, Swamy is coming from the stadium. Immediately I ran towards the stadium as it’s a nice spot where the crowd is comparatively less.

We all were standing in front of the new stadium and we could hear loud shouts from inside as if there is a nail biting match going on inside. A tractor load arrived with huge boxes over loaded, VIMAL (a well known suiting and shirting's brand in India) was written on the box, confirming that they were clothes in the boxes… None of us had any idea as what was happening and before we could guess another round of loud applause… I very much wanted to go inside but How?… I was saying to my self “Swamy looks like its continuation of my dream…. Thank you …but do me a favour.. Please let me in!!!! I was right in front of the new indoor stadium gate and here comes a sevadal to me and says, aap student log andar jahiye… Kapade baatne hain (clothes have to be distributed, you students PLEASE go outside) that
PLEASE from the sevadal brother was very PLEASING.. and without wasting a second, I ran into the stadium, for the first time, I am entering the premises, tense, happy and thankful to Swamy…

As I enter the large yet to be completed reception I see hundreds of workers, men and women, some still wearing their safety helmets. .. some holding it in their hands… looking at the lord of the lords… His blissful form.. His worlds beautiful smile and above all His simplicity. The workers were surprised and amused as how an Avatar come all the way to the work place…. to bless them, guide them.. I should also say.. to thank them for their time and hard work. The workers worked very hard day in and day out for Swamy and there were few more, who were still working outside and Swamy signaled the students to ask them in.. Such is the dedication of these fortunate people. Never heard of Swamy and never heard innumerable discourses like many of us.. but still practicing Swamy’s teaching WORK IS WORSHIP.. Many of them are migrated labourers, who have only heard of Swamy but never seen Him and here He is at their immediate presence.. what a turn of luck. Their dusty faces had a heartful smile which even a millionaire longs for.. their dedication is beyond limits and their torn clothes made Swamy’s heart melt. I don’t know what the great king Shahjahan gave to the labourers who completed the beautiful monument called TAJ MAHAL, but the King of Kings, King of the whole Universe, our beloved Swamy is here to thank all His chosen children for making His dream of a indoor stadium turn into a reality…He has come here to give them gifts, GIFT of DARSHAN, SPARSHAN , SPARSHAN and also few other suprises…

Swamy has been with them almost every day. And every day there were surprise enquiries made by Swamy to the workers.. just a smile is enough for those hardworking souls and when Swamy speaks to them their hearts jump in joy. The project has recorded Zero accidents from the day one and how can anything happen when our beloved Swamy is with them.
Each person got a pant piece and the ladies got sarees and prasadam. Before I went in I was told Swamy materialized a ring and a chain to two people (labourers) and thus the loud applauds. All of us were very joyfull and after about 40 mins stay Swamy’s car slowly moved out just passed me and Swamy gave a sweet smile as soon as the car passed by…. I over take the car and found another good spot, ready for Swamy with joined hands.. This time Swamy looks into my eyes.. just a glance made me feel He is scanned my past, present and future.. and who else can know all these other than our beloved Sai Ma… The car was moving very slowly as it was still in the stadium premises… the car was approaching the gate and Swamy bents a bit down to have a clear view of Sai Geetha’s new house..and says something to the driver (brother Sathyajit). He was visibly happy with the building.

The car now comes out on the road and thousands eagerly waiting for a glance of Swamy and Swamy was very cheerful and blessing all the devotees.. I thought let me do my routine, jog with the Master… the car now comes to Sai Geetha who was eagerly waiting for its sweet heart and many devotees know, Swamy’s car can’t go without haulting for atleast half a minute.. thus giving a nice chance for all of us to see His blissfull form from close angles.. The car now picked up some speed and Swamy was looking on both sides.. smiled at every one.. somes times blessed a few. The car’s AC was on and Swamy’s hairs were dancing reminding the cosmic dance of Shiva and the smile oh!! Uncomparable and the way Swamy adjust His hair is UNIQUE, the way He rubs His lips with the hand kerchief is UNIQUE the way He smiles is UNIQUE and that’s why our beloved Swamy is UNIQUE.. the car now entered the main arch just before the general hospital. I was still running just to see His UNIQUE actions and make use of this UNIQUE chance to maximu.... and I know this experience will have long lasting effects. Just before the general hospital a old lady was seen holding a big plate in her hands and offering arathi to Swamy and Swamy just like a child with a beautiful smile and happiness points the grandma to the driver and says something for which all the inmates(of the car) shake their heads in acceptance..

The car now gets closer to the bus station Iwas at the exact spot where I dreamt Swamy helping Himself… I thanked Him in gratitude and tears rolled down my eyes, not knowing how to thank Swamy for this boon… I still managed to run with car and suddenly Swamy looks at me shakes His head up and down and smiles…the smile which confirmed the dream.. the smile which confirmed the receipt of my thanks giving.. Oh Swamy!!! Please continue to shower your blessings like this on all of us…the car now came to close to the samdhi road, and the driver points towards the samadhi road and says something to Swamy. Just as the car got closer to Sai Towers hotel, and as I was still running with my hands joined Swamy signals ENOUGH and thus ended another beautiful experience at the holy land
Exactly at 6pm the Akhanda Bhajan started and Swamy was in Kulwanth hall till 7pm after which He retired to His abode….
With Humble Pranams at the lotus Feet of our beloved Sai Ma… I conclude this email…
Tere charanomein Sai Mere Koti Pranam    -

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More Darshan news from November 11, 2006 Today Evening Swami visited the construction site at appx 3:25 P.M. . Swami distributed the site workers with clothes & wrist watches as token of His appreciation for their labour of love and hard work. Swami returned back inside the ashram, Prasanthi Nilayam at 4:30 P.M. Many lucky devotees got pretty close car darshan at the main road . At 5.25 i.e. after the Swami's arrival at the Sai Kulwant hall the Akhanda Bhajan commenced. Swami left for His residence at 7:30 P.M. The Akhanda Bhajan continues till tomorrow evening.

November 8, 2006 This morning too, Bhagawan visited the construction site of the Indoor Stadium, the Sri Sathya Sai Centre for Sports. In the evening, after darshan at 3.50 pm, Bhagawan came out on the Verandah at 4.10 and came into the Bhajan Hall through the rear door in His chair, going all the way to the front, taking letters and talking to many on the way. After a few minutes, He went out to the stage area, sat there for 10 minutes and came back to the interview room. At 4.45, Bhagawan came into the Bhajan Hall, and a few minutes later asked for the Bhajans to commence. Arati was as usual at 5.30 pm.

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Sai Ram,

Pandemonium again.
Baba came out in the car briefly and went inside. Many people left. About twenty minutes later, Baba came out in the wheelchair. First to the women's side by the white line and then proceeded followed the line almost to the men's bench by the wall where he turned to the men sitting in the center and returned to the varendah.

People were running all over to get back into Kulwant Hall. Seva dal and security scrambled to maintain order. It was typical Baba. Love my uncertainity.

Earlier Baba went to the sports stadium. It is amazing how much got done in just the few weeks I have been here. There is no doubt that it will be done on time. Date of completion November 18th.

Baba's energy has been different this past week. I am not sure how to explain it.

I have had to miss some darshans because of illness.

But I am happy. This is the place to be. There is Shanthi here.

Recently, a friend was very ill and a lot of devotees prayed fro him. Several days later, when I found out I went into deep prayer. I discovered a layer of negativity covering the positive energy which was protecting and healing him.

This is the results of praying for someone but not believing that they are going to get well. In casual conversation we say that so-so is not going to make it, it doesn't look good, etc. This sends out negative thought forms to the person which can even negate the healing thoughts that are being sent.

We do not know anyone's future or why they are going through what they are. We should always pray for their highest good.




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November 7, 2006 This morning, Swami sat outside listening to the Vedam chanted by the Brindavan students for around fifteen minutes before morning bhajans. The Brindavan students are here till Bhagawan's Birthday and have classes in the afternoons at the Higher Secondary School.

This evening also Bhagawan visited the Indoor stadium construction site as soon as He came for Darshan. On His return, after a few minutes in the interview room, He came into the Bhajan Hall and asked for Smt. P. Susheela (the singer). Once He was seated in the Bhajan Hall, He asked her to sing the song 'Andaraani Chandamaama', and she stood next to Him and sang. Then He continued the conversation, talking about the moon (which is the subject of the song) and called up the "Scientist" - Prof Venkataraman, the former Vice Chancellor. After a few minutes of animated discussions including a small astronomy quiz, the Professor was rewarded with a thick gold chain with a two inch pendant! Then the conversation moved back to songs, and Swami asked one of the singers to start with a song - he sang a song on the Mother Goddess, "Chamundeswari Paalaya Maam". After that song, which was with the mics, the conversation resumed. Another singer was summoned, and his songs to Swami began, this time sitting right next to Swami and without instruments or microphones. After his first song "Baaro Krishnaiyya", Swami called Smt. Susheela again, and commented on the similarity to her late collegue P. Leela's style. His next song was on the Sun god, "Kaarya Kaarana Swaroopane" with a scintillating Aalaap. Bhagawan was very pleased, and asked for Bhajans to begin - it was already 5.25! After the Ganesh bhajan, once again an aalaap and the Bhajan "Sai Pita aur Maata Sai" - Swami asked both the students He'd called up to sing it together. With that, Swami took Arati and returned to Yajur Mandiram.
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November 6, 2006

This morning, Bhagawan came to the Sai Kulwant Hall after the nine 'clock Bhajans began. After Arati at 9.40 am, He left for a tour of the Indoor stadium construction site before returning to His residence. In the evening, Bhagawan sat in the Bhajan Hall at 4.10 and started interacting with some of the students and teachers there. The Director of the Super Speciality Hospitals, Dr. Safaya, also had some interaction with Swami. Bhajans began at 4.50 and concluded with Arati at 5.30 pm.

"President A P J Abdul Kalam is likely to participate in the 81st birthday celebrations of Sri Satya Sai Baba at Puttaparthi on November 23. Official sources, however, said that the president's programme was yet to be finalised.

The President would be the chief guest for the annual convocation ceremony of Sri Satya Sai Deemed University on November 22. He will also participate in the birthday celebrations of the Baba at Prasanthi Nilayam on November 23. The President is also likely to inaugurate an indoor stadium constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 10 crore." source: times of India

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November 5, 2006

his evening, Bhagawan went to the Stadium construction site via the Ganesh gate at 3.30 pm instead of coming to the Sai Kulwant Hall. It was drizzling when He returned at 4.10. After alighting, Bhagawan went into the interview room for a few minutes and then came to the Bhajan Hall. Sitting on His throne, He spoke with some of the students and asked one of them for his book - it was a Likhita Nama Japam book. Swami went through the pages and talked to the student about it. Later, He called up and spoke to Mr. Chakravarthy, the Secretary of the Central Trust. Then He asked for a particular set of material to be brought for His inspection from His residence. While it was being brought, He spoke to the Principal of the Anantapur campus, asking her when the students were coming, how many of them were there and so on. The material He had asked for duly arrived - they were sarees. After checking them and choosing the ones He wanted, they were sent to the interview room. Bhajans began at 4.45 and concluded at 5.30 pm.   


November 4, 2006

This evening Bhagawan came into the Bhajan Hall at 4.40 and asked for Dr. P. Susheela, the singer. Seated on His throne, He carried on a conversation with her for the next fifteen minutes, starting with pleasantries, moving to a more sombre note and finally finishing in a light-hearted vein. Bhajans began five minutes early on His behest, and continued till 5.30 pm.

November 3, 2006

This evening, Bhagawan came out of the interview room at 4 o'clock and proceeded in His car to the Indoor Stadium construction site. After He returned, He came into the Bhajan Hall at around 4.45 and spoke to a few of the students in the Bhajan group. He observed that Dr. P. Susheela (the famous singer) had come, and enquired of her about Smt. Anjali Devi (the thespian). After 15 minutes of Bhajans, Bhagawan asked the music college boys to sing Meera Bhajans. Accepting Arati at 5.45, He retired for the day.


November 2, 2006

This evening, as Bhagawan came into the Sai Kulwant Hall at 3.30 pm, there was a large boom crane with a camera filming him from near the front of the hall. It was the filmmaker Manishankar and his crew, who have been going around the Ashram and environs filming for the last three days. Yesterday, Swami had gone to the Indoor stadium construction site after sending word for some students to be available there, and had overseen the distribution of biscuits to all the construction workers by the students. After His site visit, Swami sat onstage for nearly fifteen minutes, and the film crew was filming right behind the students in front of Bhagawan.

Today Swami came into the Bhajan Hall at 4.40 and enquired after several of the students in the Bhajan group. After speaking to them, He called the Vice-chancellor Sri A. V. Gokak and spoke with him also about these boys, one by one. Then He asked one of them to call his parents for an interview, and left for the interview room five minutes before the Bhajans began, returning at 5.20 to sit for ten minutes and then retire for the day after Arati. Swami drove ( Photo below) out today to visit the Indoor Stadium construction site and returned.

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October 31, 2006
This morning, Bhagawan did not come to the Sai Kulwant Hall, but in the evening when He came for darshan at 3.15 pm, He turned left as soon as the car reached the centre of the Hall to visit the Indoor Stadium construction site yet again, like He did last morning at 8.45 am. After He returned, He went into the interview room and later to the Bhajan Hall at 4.15. Today, it was the turn of some of the Primary School boys to get individual attention from Bhagawan. Some of these boys who had not gone home for the vacation were seated in the Bhajan Hall among the older students. Bhagawan spotted some of them sitting right behind the Bhajan group and called them up. For the next 45 minutes, He had a wonderful time with them - asking them questions like where they came from, how they got here, whether they knew Vedam, who teaches them Vedam, and so on. He read the letters they had written to Him, and quizzed them on the contents: "What do you mean by Dearest Swami? And you say Beloved Divine Mother - what about Father?" He asked them to recite Vedam one by one, and later, to sing some bhajans. The joyous session went on past five o'clock till the Bhajans finally started, with the children still seated right at the front. Bhagawan retired to His residence after Arati at 5.40 pm.  Download "Love Avatar" wallpaper size 800x600 - 1024x768

October 29, 2006

This morning, Bhagawan came for darshan at 7.45 am, and after His darshan round in the car, went into the interview room. From there, He sent clothes for some of the elders seated on the verandah, and also called some of them inside one by one. After some time, with the Maharashtra Sai Organisation State President, Bhagawan came down on His chair to near the garage on the Eastern side of the Mandir, where some youth from Maharashtra were seated. Swami gave them vibhuti prasadam and Blessed them profusely. The morning Bhajans began when Swami was still outside, and He came to the Bhajan Hall and sat for a few Bhajans before accepting Arati and returning to His abode.

In the evening, after His darshan round at 4 o'clock, Bhagawan sat onstage for half an hour, listening to Vedam and granting a long darshan to all in Sai Kulwant Hall. Then He walked to the interview room. At around 4.45, He came out in His chair and made a beeline for the ladies' side - much excitement! As He went around in His chair, He called up many ladies from among the devotees, to go and sit near the interview room. Not content with several rounds of the ladies, Swami asked for His chair to be taken right next to where the elderly ladies sit near the centre of Sai Kulwant Hall - not once, but twice! And He went right up to the end till He could not proceed further because the way was blocked by devotees! Then He went to the verandah and distributed sarees to all whom He had called up. Bhajans had begun at five o'clock, and Bhagawan finished His distribution and came into the Bhajan Hall for the second half of the Bhajans before accepting Arati at 5.30 and returning to Yajur Mandiram.

 October 28, 2006
swami drove out today to visit the Indoor Stadium construction site and returned. He has been visiting the Stadium site almost daily. The  lucky devotees on the both sides of the main road and the construction workers at the site are blissfully enjoying the car darshan almost everyday

October 27, 2006
This morning, Bhagawan Blessed two Lecturers in Physics who were to embark on their PhDs, and also spent some time on the upper veranda talking to some of the elders there before the Bhajans commenced. The evening session was a windfall for the ladies. After His darshan round, Swami went around the ladies side three times in the car for more than half an hour, stopping every other step, talking to many ladies, calling up around a hundred of them to the Mandir Bhajan Hall. There, He called them up one by one and gave them sarees - the Birthday saree distribution had been advanced this year! After 15 minutes of this, He spoke to some of the Primary School teachers who were also present, and asked them to chant Vedam. They chanted Rudram followed by Purushasooktham and then the Sai Gayatri. The Bhajan Hall session continued for nearly 40 minutes, with Swami repeatedly asking if everyone had received the sarees, and finally walking out Blessing all with both hands. The Bhajan singers sang several Devi Bhajans during the five o'clock Bhajans, and Bhagawan returned to His abode after Arati at 5.40 pm.

Sathya Sai Baba's Magic for Harlem Ambassador.

"Forbes the Advance ambassador for Harlem Globetrotters who are scheduled to visit South India in November says he is stunned by Baba's Intuitive powers and the Significant little gifts that he gave while he called on him.

"He asked me how many children i had and i replied four," recalled Forbes of his first encounter with Baba. "Not five," queried baba and forbes asserted he had only four. Ruminating on the incident later, Forbes realised his wife had a miscarriage during her first delivery. There were more surprises in store for the Harlem icon. "He asked me if i was interested in rings. I thought it was the basketball ring. He just lifted his hand, folded the palm opened it , took a diamond ring out of thin air and said, 'give this to your wife.' She had in fact lost her ring two weeks back and i was really surprised," said Forbes who performed his basketball tricks for Baba in return. " -

Source: Online News paper The New Indian Express

October 25, 2006

This morning, Bhagawan came out of His residence a few minutes after 8.30. But instead of going to the Sai Kulwant Hall, the car took a right turn and went to the Indoor Stadium construction site through the Ganesh Gate. Bhajans had commenced by the time Bhagawan returned. After sitting in the Bhajan Hall till Arati at 9.30, Swami went into the interview room, and remained there for quite a while before returning to His residence. In the evening, after darshan at five past four, Swami went into the interview room. After half an hour, He walked down the upper portico talking to some of the elders seated there and then returned to the interview room. Bhajans began at five as usual, and Swami retired for the day after Arati at 5.30.

October 24, 2006
This evening, Bhagawan arrived for darshan at 3.45. After passing the ladies' side, He cut across to alight near the interview room door and walked into the Bhajan Hall. There, some of His students were ready in costumes to put up a programme on the occasion of Id. Bhagawan smiled on seeing them and seated Himself on the throne. Then He spoke with them for 75 minutes! It was really like a group interview conducted there in the Bhajan Hall. What is the meaning of Islam, what is the meaning of devotion, what is the meaning of surrender, how one should Love God, what should a Sai student do after his studies - Swami spoke on all these, with a charming smile on His face, answering questions, lightening the mood with a joke, calling up one and asking his name, asking another one where he came from.....

Finally, at 5.10, Bhagawan said, "All the time has been spent just with you!" Then the students mentioned that they had quite a few songs in their skit - and Swami said, "Sing!" The singers were outside, so by the time they came inside, the group started off with the song "Hum ko Tum se Pyar kitna...". Then Swami said, "Go, go to your places", so the students got ready at their positions for the drama. But then Bhagawan sent word from inside the interview room for Bhajans to commence. All rushed into the Bhajan Hall, Swami sat till 5.30, asked for the Arati with a smile, and left for His residence.

October 23, 2006
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The devotees from Gujarat got their chance to present their programme today. In the morning, as Bhagawan arrived for darshan at 8.15, a welcome song was sung by the ladies till Bhagawan was seated onstage. Commencing with their traditional Garbha dance, the programme continued with a skit in English till 9.30 am. The skit highlighted Bhagawan's teachings being put into practice through the Rajkot Sathya Sai Heart Hospital. After the skit, Prasadam was distributed while Bhajans were sung by the Gujarat devotees. Bhagawan then accepted Arati and returned to His residence.

In the evening, Bhagawan had a surprise in store. After darshan He went into the interview room, and at 4.15, He came out, asking one of the students to speak in Telugu. After his speech delivered with many quotations in classical Telugu, Sri B. N. Narasimhamurthy, warden of the Brindavan Hostel, was asked to speak. Sri Narasimhamurthy spoke till 5.15, narrating many instances of Bhagawan's Motherly Love. Then Bhagawan went into the interview room, and returned in five minutes' time for the drama presented by the Sai Youth and Balvikas children of Gujarat. The drama, with the theme 'Love in Action is Seva' revolved around the transformation of some skeptical youth who came to Prasanthi Nilayam through the path of loving service. After the drama, Swami came down from the stage and Blessed the participants with group photographs. Bhajans commenced along with prasadam distribution, and Bhagawan returned to His abode after Arati at 6.20 pm.

October 22, 2006
This is a long weekend in India, with a series of festivals falling on either side of Saturday and Sunday. Bhagawan's Avatar Declaration day, Deepavali, Gujarati New Year and Id-ul-Fitr follow each other. Bhagawan has been coming for darshan and Bhajans, and groups from Andhra and Gujarat have had His darshan, but no special programmes were staged. The Maharashtra Chief Minister along with a former Union Finance Minister and representatives of a US basketball team were among those who had an audience with Swami over the last few days. The basketball team is likely to play during the inauguration of the Indoor Stadium complex during Bhagawan's 81st Birthday celebrations.

Last evening, Swami came out of the interview room at 4.25 pm and sat outside for half an hour, Blessing the 'Birthday boys' and interacting with the students. He took letters from a large number of students, and even created a chain for one of them. This morning, Bhajans began at 9 o'clock just as Bhagawan arrived in the Sai Kulwant Hall. After going into the interview room for a short while, He came outside and sat for a while, granting a long darshan for all in the Hall for around 20 minutes. Then He went into the Bhajan Hall, sat there for a while, and left for His abode after Arati at around 9.45 am.

In the evening, after Darshan a few minutes before 4 pm, Bhagawan went into the interview room and word was sent for the mics to be kept ready onstage: Sri S. V. Giri, the former Vice-Chancellor was likely to speak. Bhagawan came out at 4.15 and sat onstage, listening to the Vedam. He Blessed some 'Birthday boys' and called up some students with letters and spoke to them. Sri Giri had a few words with Bhagawan and returned to his seat. When it was nearing 5 pm, Bhagawan got up and walked to the interview room. But He returned after a minute or two, and at 5 o'clock, asked Sri Giri to commence. Sri Giri began in English, and later switched to Telugu, explaining that Bhagawan had asked him to speak in Telugu since many people from Andhra had gathered. He spoke on the significance of the festivals we had witnessed: the Ati Rudra Maha Yagnam, Dasara, Deepavali and Bhagawan's Avatarhood declaration day. After his speech, Bhagawan asked for the Vedam to commence and called up students from the USA, Lithuania and Iran, telling them to face the audience and chant. Then He asked Sri Giri to tell the gathering about these boys from distant lands who learnt the Vedas. At 5.45, Bhagawan asked for Bhajans to commence. 15 minutes later, He accepted Arati and retired for the day.

October 19, 2006
The up coming indoor stadium inauguration is "introducing" many celebrities to Puttaparthi at the moment The basketball player from Harlem Globetrotters is here in Puttaparthi. Apparently, they will be playing on the inauguration day. Also today, Swami gave car darshan to the devotees on the main road on his way to the  Indoor Stadium construction site and returned back before the morning Bhajans. He has been visiting the Stadium site almost daily.

"It is an honour to announce that the famous basketball team from US, the Harlem Globetrotters have been invited to play the inaugural game at the Indoor Stadium at Puttaparthi. The game will be played on 23rd November, the Birthday of Swami.

During the Visit of the Advance Tour Ambassador, Mr. Sterling "Smooth" Forbes, he along with the representatives of SportzIndia, the promoters of the India Tour was granted interview and Swamiji interacted with them for over 45 minutes. Swamiji also gave vibhoothi to Sterling, Mr. R Anil Kumar, the Country Head of SportzIndia, CA. Ranjit Karthikeyan, the Financial Advisor of the India Tour, and Mr. Ajit Kuriakose Varghese, the Communications Director of SportzIndia."

 Sterling Forbes above with Swami.




Today 20th Oct. is Avatar Declaration Day so there is a large inflow of devotees and ongoing preparation inside the ashram.




hour there, radiating Love to one and all. He called up many students who had letters in their hands. They came up to Him, and He had a few loving words to each one. A few minutes before five o'clock, Bhagawan asked for Bhajans to commence, and the Bhajan group students began the bhajans from inside the Bhajan Hall. Swami continued to sit outside for some time, then He walked to the Bhajan Hall via the Eastern side of the stage, Blessing some elders seated there on the way. After a few minutes in the Bhajan Hall, Swami accepted Arati and retired for the day.
- Prasanthi Bulletin (radiosai)

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