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Bhagwan returns to Prasanthi Nilayam to a joyous welcome…


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May 18, 2007


Om sairam to dearest Sai Family,
Swami out of His immense mercy, surprised the lucky devotees of Parthi, the Highest abode of peace by preponing His Summer abodes and flying directly from Kodai via Coimbatore..

I don't remember Swami coming back to Parthi in the mid of May and its a BIG surprise for all the Puttaparthians and we still can't believe that He is here...

This year Swami had entirely different plans for this summer. He left Parthi late and came back in no time...

Puttaparth is back in action and smiles all over as the Lord of this holy land has come back again to fill our hearts with joy...

As soon as we got the news of Swami's arrival, in no time, Puttaparthi was cleaned and looked like a mirror within few hours..
there was a big DRUM orchestra sponsored by the Viswa Hindu Parishad, to welcome Swami.. Even though Swami doesnt like pomp and show and always prefers to be normal, the devotees enthusiasm is understandable...

As hundreds were waiting by the roads, near Sai Geetha's house, and few more at the airport... the government owned, INDIAN airlines flight, carrying the UNIVERSAL Lord, landed in Puttaparthi Airport at 3:30 pm

Sai Geetha Swami's pet was eagerly waiting for Swami and the bondage between her and Swami was enough for her to know that Her Lord iscoming today... One hour before arrival it was eagerly waiting for Swami with her trunk on the wall facing the road..

Exactly at 4pm Swami's convoy entered the premises of Puttaparthi as Sai Geetha raised her trunk in happiness and as all the devotees eagerly waited with joint hands, Swami's Hundai car came closer to Sai Geetha.. As usual She was uncontrollable and our Swami who looked more FRESH and CHARMING.. gave the world's most beautiful smile and the car haulted for a minute or so as we all enjoyed the divine darshan and the divine romance...

Swami then left for the ashram and no words could fit to convey the happiness of we devotees in Puttaparthi....


Bhagwan returns to Prasanthi Nilayam to a joyous welcome…

18th May 2007: Prasanthi wore a big smile on her face and the lives around turned sanguine adorning exuberant charm…the News was all about the Return of the Lord…Bhagawan’s return to Prasanthi Nilayam after His Kodai Sojourn, Summer 2007.

Joy of expectation…expecting nothing less, but the Lord in physical, this spiritual town was bustling with bubbling enthusiasm ever since the news of His Return broke couple of days ago and finally got a seal of confirmation. Overlooking simmering summer with sun god blazing down mercilessly, the lives in Prasanthi got into action and one could see up and erect welcome banners, colour splashed artistically down on the road with Rangoli adorning the floors, band troupes beating the drums out in open heralding the joy of the imminent good fortune daring the blazing sun, and prayerful hearts waiting baited with silent devotion. The long waiting of the devoted hearts seated in the Sai Kulwant Hall came to an end when Bhagawan reached the hall at 16:00 hrs. IST to a ceremonial welcome by a group of students and devotees. Bhagawan who straight away drove into the Sai Kulwant Hall, received Mangala Arathi before returning to Yajur Mandiram after spending around five minutes inside the interview room.

Earlier Bhagawan left Sai Shruthi, His ashram in Kodaikanal at around 7:30 a.m. to reach Palani, the town known for the famous Subramania Temple at around 9:30 a.m. After a half an hour halt He set off to Coimbatore to reach at around 12:30 in the afternoon. He visited the Kalyana Mantapam in between and the entire troupe following Bhagawan had a sumptuous lunch at Coimbatore. The final lap of journey started at 2:35 p.m. and the Flight with Divinity touched Prasanthi Nilayam airport at 3:20 p.m.

It was indeed a special boon for Puttaparthi this time, as the Lord most magnanimously chose to return to this most privileged village turned township and an exuberant Prasanthi Nilayam, she was ever ready to dare the blazing Sun, but never wanted to miss Her Beloved Lord…and hearing her prayers, returned the Lord.

Friday, May 18, 2007 Prasanthi Bulletin

This afternoon, Bhagawan arrived back at Prasanthi Nilayam from Kodaikanal, flying here from Coimbatore. The plane landed at around 3.30 pm, and Swami arrived at the Sai Kulwant Hall at four o'clock to a traditional Parthi welcome with students chanting Vedam dressed in orange dhotis holding the Poornakumbham and colourful flags. Just as the welcome song got underway, Arati was offered to Swami in the car. Then Swami asked for the car to be taken to the verandah, and He got down there, going into the Bhajan Hall after sitting outside for a minute. In the Bhajan Hall, He asked for the students, so all of them came inside. With a smile, Swami then withdrew, going to His residence in the Porte car. Bhajans began at five o'clock as usual, and halfway through the Bhajans, Bhagawan arrived, coming from Yajur Mandir in the chair. Arati was offered at 5.30 pm and Bhagawan returned to His residence.


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