Posted at 00:35:14 Hrs. IST on 21 Nov 2009
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Prasanthi’s eternal festive ambience gets a fillip with the arrival of November when
a representative group from almost each country of the world arrives in this valley
of peace with just one goal, to be near the Lord in His physical form, on the most
auspicious day - the date that earned an eternal privilege when Divinity descended
on this earth - 23rd November.
With the destined day coming closer, Prasanthi gets continually recharged with an
array of programmes preceding it, as if it is gearing up for the D day.
After witnessing the Mahabharata story last evening which evoked a plethora of
emotions amongst all present, this evening the stage was set for the epic from the
Treta yuga, the sweet nectarine story of Lord Sri Ramachandra.
Little hearts from the primary school put up a glittering dance drama, encapsulating
the entire Ramayana in forty minutes, on the twilight of 20th November in the
immediate Divine Presence.
The story began with Sage Vishwamitra seeking an audience with King Dasaratha, the
mighty ruler of Ayodhya. The sage requested the king to depute the services of his
son, Rama, to complete the Maha Yajna which was hampered by demons and other evil
To an ever reserved, possessive and unconvinced Dasaratha, the Sage argues with his
wealth of facts about Rama’s divinity. As Dasaratha would not relent, the Sage
spurned the king’s offer to present himself for the battle with the demons, instead
of sending his sons.
Sage Vasishta, the preceptor of the royal children, cautioned the king and asked him
to summon the children to render their services for the benefit of the world.
The next scene enacted was that of Rama’s marriage with Sita and subsequently, to
that of the hermitage in the forest where the golden deer was trying to woo Mother
Mother Sita’s plea, Lakshmana’s apprehension, Sita’s stubbornness to posses the
deer, the Lakshmana Rekha episode, the arrival of Ravana in the guise of a Sage
finally wooing her to come out of the Lakshmana Rekha, all were depicted in style by
the children with powerful dialogue delivery coupled with emotional acting.
Thereafter the next scene performed was that of Lanka, where the holy mother was
incarcerated by King Ravana. Despite Mandodari’s fervent plea not to harm but
release the hapless woman, Ravana who was overcome by lust did not pay heed to the
Lord Hanuman then appeared before Mother Sita, imparting courage to withstand the
trials and tribulations as the days were not far off before Sita would be released.
In a final attempt, Lord Rama sent his emissary, Angad, son of Vali but this attempt
too failed to convince the egotist, Ravana.
Finally the war, which was destined to happen, was fought and Lord Rama annihilated
the demon Ravana, bringing peace unto the world.
The curtain was drawn with the entire crew joining together singing the glory of the
Lord Rama in His physical presence.
The drama was enacted by the tiny tots of the primary school, with powerful
dialogues delivered coupled with excellent acting and interspersed with beautiful
song sequences encapsulating the entire Ramayana story.
Bhagawan called the groups onstage to grant them photo sessions before calling for
Earlier, Bhagawan came out just before five and took a detour to the stage from the
Medical and paramedical volunteers from various parts of India, contributing their
services to the Mother and Child Welfare project under the sponsorship of Easwaramma
Women's Welfare Trust were felicitated in the Divine Presence before the
commencement of the drama.
The programme which was kicked off on the 19th July 2005, in two villages, has grown
in great proportions covering all the forty five villages of the Sathya Sai Mandal,
by October 2009, within four years of service. The programme presently benefits 400
mothers and 800 children as opposed to 68 mothers and 68 children when it was
Malayalam Cine Actor Mohanlal seeks Divine Blessings...
Earlier, in the morning, Bhagawan most graciously distributed sarees to selected
women in the bhajan hall. Popular Actor from Malayalam Cinema, Mohanlal, was in
Prasanthi Nilayam seeking Divine Blessings.