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Sunday, March 30, 2008: After His darshan round Swami came on the centre stage area and watched the evening programme presented by the Sai students. The background banner displaying  "Follow the Master" was the theme of the evening program by students in Sai Kulwant Hall.  Pledging to follow His teachings & incorporate human values in their lives, the Sai Students expressed their gratitude & love towards Swami thru drama based on Indian scriptures and bhakthi songs. After the programme Swami gifted a chain to one of His student. More darshan details from 22nd & 24th March >>     -    Also read Eyewitness account of Holi submitted to SBOI-Group  Om Sai ram dearest Sai Family, Like in South Africa its holiday season in India. We had a very long weekend, courtesy of Milad un nabi, Holi and Easter.

There is a big group of about 1000 devotees from the states of Bihar and Jharkand to celebrate fun packed holi festival which every Indian looks forward to.. Holi festival in the modern India has now taken a U turn with Dine and Wine.. But in the Land of of our Lord its only DIVINE. 22 March 08 - The Holi celebrations started when our beloved Lord, blessed all of us with His divine darshan at 4:45 pm. The Balvikas children of Bihar and Jharkhand were ready for the evening programme. There was a beautiful musical programme. After about 45 mins the Programme came to an end and Swami blessed the children with a group photo. Later the devotees sung bhajans while Prasad was distributed. The day came to an end with Arathi to Swami at 6pm. 23 March: This morning Swami didn’t come for darshan. Afternoon, the Bihar and Jharkhand group had yet another programme. The hall was packed by 3pm. It was a long wait for all of us today. .. It was 5:45pm by the time Swami came out for His afternoon darshan. Little girls with lamps in their hands, stood on either side in the ladies’ side to welcome the Lord of the Lords. The car came very slow and when Swami came right in the middle of Kulwanth hall, there was a BIG OOOOOOH from the gents’ side when Swami’s car slowly took a right turn towards the dais, skipping the gents’ side. Swami came on the dias and two little girls went to Swami to take His blessing for the start of the programme. After blessing the kids Swami went into the interview room. After a short while Swami emerged from the interview room. Swami then called upon the primary school boys and handed over boxes of goodies to distribute amongst themselves. Swami then signaled for the programme to start. The balvikas children today had a play titled “Bhakta Sabari”. That devotee, who was near and dear to Lord Rama. The devotee from whom Lord Rama accepted the fruit already eaten by Sabari. That great devotee who gave the message that any thing offered to God with devotion is accepted by Him. The play was well done with beautiful songs in telugu, hindi and dialogues in English. The songs were very touchy especially the one when Sabari Sings when she sees her Lord Rama. “O Lord, you are all pervasive and omniscient, what can I ask You? What do I need other than You? “ How true, what else we need when we have our beloved Swami by our side? The colorful holi ended with such a beautiful play, again reminding us “if there is any thing we should look for, long for , aspire for then its only HIM.. just HIM..There are many rumours of Swami going to whitefield very soon… but on a personal note, I really pray to you dear Lord to let us witness the telugu new year day, UGADI, in Puttaparthi before you leave for your Summer Abode…..With humble pranams at the lotus feet of our beloved Lord, Reporting from Kaliyuga’s Mathura… Jai Sai Ram,   submitted by SBOI-Group member Satish Naik
Friday, March 15, 2008: Students of the Post-graduate classes at the Sri Sathya Sai University had done well in the All-India GATE exams - Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. Out of the 30 students who wrote the exam, many got very high percentile scores, and the Sai University students also secured All-India Rank numbers 2 and 4 in Physics and 7 in Biosciences. These students were seated in the Bhajan Hall as Bhagawan came while the Bhajans went on. After interacting for a few minutes there, Bhagawan asked them to move to the stage area, and He went there, asking for the Bhajans to stop and for the Vice-Chancellor to announce the good results of these students. Once of the students and Prof. Anil Kumar also spoke, and Swami Blessed one of them with a chain. More darshan details from 15th March >>
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Friday, March 14, 2008
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The final year undergraduate students of Prasanthi Nilayam were ready with their "gratitude" programme this evening, but since Bhagawan had not explicitly asked them to begin, they sat in the Bhajan Hall with their costumes as the Bhajans began at 5 pm. A short while later, Swami came into the Bhajan Hall. Seeing the boys in costumes, He enquired about their programme, and then asked them to move out to the Sai Kulwant Hall and stage it, stopping the Bhajans with a gentle wave of His hands. The III UG students then performed with Bhagawan seated onstage, for an hour from 5.15 pm. A Skit, short speeches and a dance were all included, along with many songs. Bhagawan Blessed them with group photographs after their programme, then gave a bonus - group photographs for the Hostel teachers too.More darshan details from 14th March >>         Also: Photos: March 14, 2008: Gratitude Programme by III UG students of The Sri Sathya Sai University

hursday, March 13, 2008:Bhagawan has been coming to the Sai Kulwant Hall after Bhajans begin on most days. This morning, He came at 8.45 am and called a group for interviews. In the evening, He went for a drive at 5.20 pm, and returning at 5.50 pm, accepted Arati after ten minutes more of Bhajans. This evening, the sky was unexpectedly overcast, and there were some unseasonal showers after Arati. Yesterday, the Vedam students were instructed to start chanting from 8.30 am, and Bhajans began at 9 o'clock, but Bhagawan arrived only at 11 o'clock, accepting Arati around 11.15.

 Friday, March 7, 2008
: Bhagawan arrived in His chair this morning a few minutes past seven o'clock, and moving through the Hall, came onstage as the Bhajans went on. After twenty minutes more of spirited Bhajans, Swami asked for the Arati and the Bhajans concluded at 7.45. Prasadam of Tamarind rice and laddoo was distributed to all as Swami watched. He returned to His residence after most of the Sai Kulwant Hall had been served. Submitted: Evening news   This evening devotees received an extraordinarily good & unexpected prasadam in the form of Swami's  (2nd) Discourse. Swami spoke about Karma and Health. To the students Swami gave good advice on the various aspects of writing exams and the system of rules for all-purpose studies. At the end of His divine discourse Swami explained that when devotees chant the prayer "Loka Samastha Sukino Bhavantu" May all the beings in all the worlds be happy - they should be aware of and pray for well being of all living beings in this world and not only pray for oneself and the near and dear. More news- Prasanthi Bulletin:  In the evening, Bhagawan had a surprise in store for everyone. He arrived at Sai Kulwant Hall while the Bhajans went on at 5.15, and moved around the Bhajan Hall and the verandah in His chair. Later, He moved out to the stage area, and at around half-past six, asked for the Bhajans to stop, and for Mr. Ajit Popat of the UK to speak. After Mr. Popat's twenty minute speech, Bhagawan asked for the microphones and spoke for an hour from His chair. Swami's Discourse stressed on the necessity to do good in order to yield good results. At the end of His Discourse,, He asked for a Bhajan to be sung, after which He accepted Arati. After Arati, Swami spoke a couple of words more, on the importance of the "Loka Samastasta Sukhino Bhavantu" chant, and Prof Anil Kumar translated them into the mic before Bhagawan left for His residence. More darshan details from 6th & 7th March >>

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Thursday, March 6, 2008 :  MahaShiavaratri: The Prasanthi Nilayam Ashram is jam-packed with fortunate devotees all over. One can find Sai devotees in bright festive clothes as far as the eye can see, even the streets around ashram are crowded with devotees. There is a relief or consolation, for those who are unable to get inside the packed Sai Kulwant hall. A huge life size screen has been positioned near Ganesha Mandir at Ashram's entrance gate. Here devotees can watch the live Mahashivaratri ceremony with ease, though in the evening it is going to get crowded even at this live video spot.  This morning the bhajans started at 9.00 a.m.
as devotees were still waiting for Swami and Swami didnt turn up this morning...  More news- This morning, Bhagawan did not come for darshan. The morning bhajans commenced at 9 o'clock and ended after 45 minutes with Arati. So the Shivarathri celebrations got underway in the evening. Video screens had been set up in Sai Kulwant Hall and a large LED screen was mounted on a truck next to the Ganesh temple, to enable the devotees to see the festivities. Bhagawan came at 5.15 in a new mobile chair and took a round of the Hall while Nadaswaram and Pachavadyam were played by the students along with the Vedic chanting. Just after 5.30 pm, Bhagawan asked Sri V. Srinivasan, the All-India President of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations, to speak. After his twenty minute talk, Bhagawan stood up to speak.  Bhagawan spoke standing for ten minutes, then sat down to continue for an hour. He spoke about the trend to divide people based on culture, caste and country, and said that soon all would grow united on these three fronts, in the time of Prema Sai. After Bhagawan's
Discourse, the all-night Bhajans commenced. Swami sat onstage for a few minutes before returning to His residence in the chair. The microphones were switched off at 9 pm, after which group Bhajans continued till morning. Mahashivaratri Pictures from Prasanthi Nilayam   Sai Shiva 18 Photo wallpapers download

Also read: Afternoon Darshan sent by SBOI member : Om sairam dearest Sai family, this evening, the Kulwant hall was packed to its maximum to witness yet another Shivarathri which is celebrated with utmost devotion and the festival which Sai Family looks forward to as its always filled with energy.. Swami blessed all of us with His divine darshan as the clock showed 5:15. Swami like last year, preferred to come in His mobile throne and it was really a throne. I didn’t see such kind of wheel chair before. Very very beautiful, probably
Sai Baba Photos  - Mahashivaratri 2008 Swami uses it at His residence. Swami was looking like an Emperor in this throne and gave a majestic look at all of us sitting in the throne.Swami blessed some ladies and again came towards the gents side. I was yet again blessed by our beloved Lord with first row and I was very curious and anxious to have a close look at Sai Shiva.

I was wondering, if at all I get a chance, what should I say, will He look at me and so on.. as these thoughts were pondering in my mind, Swami was close to our side. There was lot of anxiety amongst devotees today and many of us were very sure that Swami would take the Atma Lingam yet again... and the giant Hongkong made LED screen
added fuel to the fire.. Mean while Swami came close to me..Swami who was looking to His right, slowly turned to our side.His face, glowing, showing no signs of Lingodbhavam, no signs of anxiety calm and composed with His beautiful smile, very comfortably seated in the ROYAL chair.. but with Swami you never know..I had only one prayer to Him, very softly I said, as He looked into my eyes, "Swami don’t do the Ligodbhavam.. its very painful to see you (your body) suffering... to which Swami shook His head and smiled..

As He went on the dias, the veda chanting stopped and Swami asked Mr.Srinivasan to speak. after a brief talk the much awaited discourse of our beloved Lord followed.. excerpts from the
Discourse, due to time constraints I have to make this very short.. Swami started with a telugu verse depicting the poor state of the modern man who is running after money and forgetting human values. Swami said, for the past one month or so, Swami is seeing two people and they are Mother Eswaramma and Sri Pedda Venkama Raju (Swami's parents). Even before I came for darshan, I met them. Does any one know what color dress they are wearing.. Eswaramma is wearing a yellow saree and Father a yellow dhoti.. yellow is very auspicious colour. every one should wear YELLOW dress. Both of them are in Vaikhunta (Sai Baba - Om Namaha Shivayaheaven, paradise). that is the colored dress one wears in Vaikunta. The body' s parents are asking Me to come back very soon. they say, its been a while since they saw Me. Yellow is very auspicious colour. That is why today I thought of manifesting YELLOW LINGAM but many children and devotees prayed not to do the lingodbhavam as they don’t want Me to see suffer. (there was loud applauds )  Swami later spoke about Prema Sai,  The next avatar is Prema sai. the first one is Shirdi Sai, the second one Parthi Sai and the third one Prema Sai. If any one asks today, where are you from they say, iam from Mysore, I am from Andhra and so on. But IN PREMA SAI AVATAR THERE WON'T BE ANY STATES.. ONLY ONE ... WE BELONG TO INDIA.... There will be total peace and harmony in Prema Sai's period. Every one will look forward to India…

wami emphasized on 3Cs.. Caste, Country and Culture.. These three wont be there in Prema Sai Avatar..Very Very soon peace will prevail all over..
talking on division of countries and changing the names.. esp in Andhra Pradesh where one part of the state is asking for a separate state Swami reiterated that it is just NOT GOOD.  Swami said, before there was Andhra Pradesh and one Karnataka and now they are saying Rayalaseema, Telangana and so on.. all these regional feelings are provoked by some selfish (politicians). Fish is better than Selfish..

Swami later narrated some incidents from Ramayana. After speaking for 45 minutes Swami finished His
Discourse, with Hari Bhajana Bina bhajan. After the bhajan, Swami said, You ask for Shanti (peace).. how will peace come.. Hari Bhajana bina sukha santhi nahi.. (there is no peace and happiness without singing the glory of the Lord.. so saying Swami concluded this year’s shivarathri’s discourse… With humble pranams at the lotus feet of our Beloved Sai Shiva
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Wednesday, March 5, 2008 
: A dance ballet was planned by the students for the Shivarathri celebrations; Bhagawan instructed that the ballet be performed this evening. As the Bhajans went on in the Sai Kulwant Hall, Bhagawan visited the Bhajan Hall twice and interacted with the performers who were getting ready there. The half-hour programme in Telugu depicted the Puranic episode of the churning of the Ocean, with Lord Shiva consuming the poison to save the world. At the end of the programme, Swami came down from the stage to grant group photographs, interacted with the students and then left for His residence after Arati at around 6.40 pm.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2008
: Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj performed in front of Bhagawan this evening. He was seated in the front of the Bhajan Hall. The Bhajans commenced as usual at 5 pm. Bhagawan arrived in the Bhajan Hall as the second Bhajan was going on, and at the end of that Bhajan, the Hindustani vocal concert began. At the end of the hour-long performance, Bhagawan Blessed the singer and also his accompanists, giving a chain to one of the lady accompanists and interacting with all of them. Swami then asked for Meera Bhajans sung by the music college students. After twenty minutes of their singing, He accepted Arati and returned to His residence.

March, 2 2008: The Hyderabad youth were Blessed by Bhagawan to have their musical programme today. Arriving in Sai Kulwant Hall just before five in the evening, Swami moved to the stage after His darshan round and the programme commenced. The hour-long presentation was interspersed with short commentaries in Telugu. Bhagawan Blessed the group profusely after their programme for half an hour, Blessing two of the participants with chains and giving clothes and group photographs to all of them. It was past 6.30 when He returned to Yajur Mandir after Arati. More darshan details from 2nd March >>

Saturday, March, 1 2008:   Today morning Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba didn't come for darshan, however, Swami did come later at 10.00 a.m and drove out.  Huge crowd of devotees availed this opportunity and received Swami's "car darshan" outside the ashram on the main road. Some running along with Swami's car trying to catch His attention and few did succeed. On His return from His car trip outside the ashram Swami graced the Poornachandra auditorium where He inagurated the photo exhibition commemorating Golden jubilee of Sanathana Sarathi "Journey with Sai a Photo exhibition by Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust" . Swami also blessed the devotees who have been working so enthusiastically in accomplishing this blessed task. After going through the exhibition Swami retired back to His residence at around 12.00 a.m.

 In the evening, the group from Hyderabad who had come to pray that Bhagawan visit their city was asked to sit on the verandah. Bhagawan arrived in Sai Kulwant Hall by 3.15 pm, and exiting through the main gate, took a round of the Ashram in His car before returning to the Mandir and entering the interview room. He emerged from the interview room at 5.30 pm for programme presented by the final year post-graduate students of Prasanthi Nilayam. Expressing their love and gratitude to their Sai Ma,
the students had an hour-long presentation of short speeches in different languages, dances and songs. Bhagawan came down from the stage and took group photographs with them, then returned to His residence after Arati. More darshan details from 1st March >>

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Friday, February 29, 2008:   Today morning Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba didn't come for darshan. In the evening  Swami came at 5.20 p.m. Swami didn't took His usual full round the by passing the gents side. After alighting near the interview room Swami went directly to the Bhajan mandir, after a Bhajan Swami signalled for Aarthi. After receiveing Aarthi Swami drove directly to  Sri Sathya Sai Gernaral hospital to bless its 'inauguration day' anniversary since it was 24 years ago on 29th Feb 1984 the hospital was inaugurated. Swami bestowed his blessings on the hospital staff giving them joy and bliss by His presence. The foundation of the Sri Sathya Sai Gernaral hospital building was laid on 23 November 1982, and the hospital was inaugurated on Sivarathri Day, 29 February 1984. Bhagawan was there for around 45 minutes. Dr. Safaya, the Director of both the Gernaral hospital and the Super Speciality Hospital, spoke. The doctors and staff sang some songs for Swami. After some interactions with them, Bhagawan returned to His residence. Swami came back to ashram at 6.00 p.m.

Thursday, February 28, 2008:   This morning, Bhagawan Blessed the X and XII class students of the Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School whose All-India Board exams are coming up. Arriving at Sai Kulwant Hall after 9.30 am while the Bhajans went on, Swami came outside and asked for the Bhajans to stop after around 15 minutes. Bhagawan Blessed the Hall tickets and pens of the students and then listened while the students sang Him songs. He moved towards the girl students and they too sang Him some songs. Then He moved back to Triple Avatar of Sai Baba - Shirdi Sai - Sathya Sai - Prema Saithe stage area and the boys presented their "gratitude program" with short speeches and so on, without microphones. It was around 11 o'clock when Swami went to the Bhajan Hall, accepted Arati and returned to His residence. In the evening, Swami moved down the aisle and around the verandah in His chair before Arati at six o'clock.  

Prasanthi Nilayam, Extra update Feb. 2008: The work for Golden jubilee of Sanathana Sarathi  - "Journey with Sai a Photo exhibition by Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust"  is gradually taking a shape of an important & historical exhibition. Sai devotees in Puttaparthi are going to enjoy this wonderful exhibition once it opens to the public. Undoubtedly, a blessed opportunity to see rare & historical photos of Bhagawan & His travels to different states of India. " Sanathana Sarathi is a bridge that leads you to me and brings me to you" these are the words of God Sri Sathya Sai Baba featuring on one of the banner of upcoming exhibition inside the Poornachandra hall.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008:   This morning Bhagawan came to Sai Kulwant Hall in His chair at 9.30. a.m. Certainly mobile chair darshan is always more desirable than car, to see Swami's form clearly is such a joy. Swami took a full round of Sai Kulwant hall  blessing th devotees with an unexpected bounty of near and dear darshan. After the darshan round Swami went inside the interview room.  Later 4 devotees were called in for private interview with Swami. At around 10.15 Swami went back to His abode. In the evening Swami  emerged from His abode at 5.10 p.m. and took a full round of darshan in His car. After accepting the evening Arati at 6.10 p.m. Bhagawan returned back to His residence.   Lots of activities are going on inside the Poornachandra hall, preprations for an exhibition celeberating  50th anniversary of hallowed magazine Sanathana Sarathi  (on Shivaratri day 2008) are in full swing. Many devotees young and old are working with love & spiritual enthusiasm to complete this sacred project.  "On Sivarathri day in 1958, was inaugurated the monthly magazine designed to communicate the message of Bhagawan to the world....  1958 -2008  50th anniversary...."  .

day, February 26, 2008:  Today morning Bhagawan Baba came out  at 9.20. a.m. Swami took a full darshan round and later went inside the Bhajan hall. After the morning Bhajans Swami accepted the arati at 9.40 a.m. and returned back to His abode. In the evening Swami took a full round of darshan and blessed the devotees from inside of His car, after His darshan round Swami stayed out on the veranda for nearly ten minutes, then Bhagawan went inside the interview room.

 Also, today evening, devotees from Ooty presented a drama. Bhagawan came onstage just before six o'clock after spending half an hour in the interview room. Their presention was in the form of a street play on the story of Markandeya, presented in folk style. The hour long program concluded with Bhagawan coming down from the stage and Blessing the participants with group photographs. He also Blessed one of them with a large chain. He then moved towards the ladies' side and Blessed the Badaga ladies with clothes. Then men too received clothes before Bhagawan accepted Arati and returned to His residence at 7.30 pm. More darshan details from 26th Feb.>>

Monday, February 25, 2008: 
Today morning Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba didn't come for darshan. In the evening  Swami came at 5.20 p.m. and took a full darshan round.  After the evening Bhajans Swami recived the Arati at 6.20 p.m. and returned back to His residence.

Sunday, February 24, 2008: Both today and yesterday Swami drove out after His darshan round. Many devotees availed this opportunity and enjoyed Swami's "car darshan" outside the ashram on the main road. In the evening Swami was welcomed by Sathya Gita, Swami's pet elephant calf, Swami called Sathya gita saying come on, come on come on... and fed Sathya gita with bananas, ladus & coconut. 

Also, today
evening, the final year students from the Brindavan campus of the Sri Sathya Sai University presented their "gratitude programme" - a series of short talks and skits in various languages interspersed with songs, offering their love and gratitude to Swami before their final exams. Bhagawan arrived just before 5 o'clock and the programme got underway when He came onstage after His darshan round. Many of their songs spoke of their love for their Mother Sai. At the end of their programme, they pleaded with Swami to come to Brindavan, saying that He had not come there for 19 months. Bhagawan gave a chain to one of the presenters, and walked down from the stage to take group photographs with the students. Later, He returned to the stage and had another set of group photos, getting laddoos distributed to them. They sang a bhajan and then Swami accepted Arati before returning to His residence at 6.30 pm. More darshan details from 24th Feb.>>

Wednesday, February 20, 2008:  The Bhagawan has been having long evening Bhajan sessions - on Monday, the Bhajans went on for 90 minutes. Today too, Arati was at 6.20 pm. On many days, Swami has been going out for rounds in His car in the mornings. Today He had gone for a drive at around 9.30 am. In the evening, He did not come to Sai Kulwant Hall till the Arati was over. At around 6.40 pm, when only some of the students were in Sai Kulwant Hall, He came there in His car, took a round while they chanted Vedam, drove through the Ashram in front of the Canteen, and returned to His residence at around 7 pm.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008:  This evening, the Maharashtra Chief Minister and the Andhra Pradesh Governor had come to have an audience with Bhagawan. Swami came to Sai Kulwant Hall at 3.40 pm, and sat for a brief while near the stage area as the Vedam went on. Then He went into the interview room, emerging after twenty minutes to go out towards the ladies' side in His chair. There, He interacted with the Anantapur students, taking letters from many of them. They also sang a couple of songs for Him. He then returned to the interview room before coming later to the Bhajan Hall for the evening Bhajans.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 :  The 800 strong Chinese contingent from Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Canada, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Peoples sai_baba_photos_chinese_new_year_2008Republic of China celebrated their New Year in Sai Kulwant Hall this evening. Beginning with a procession from Bhagawan's residence at 4.10 pm, as Swami came onstage after completing a round of the Hall in His chair, Lion Dancers came centre-stage with a short presentation, Sai Kulwant Hall reverberating with their drums. SSEHV children from Malaysia and Indonesia presented Chinese hymns, followed by presentation of various items to Bhagawan and an address by Mr. Billy Fong of Malaysia, the New Year celebrations co-ordinator.  Traditional Chinese Instrumental music followed, presented by devotees from Indonesia and the People's Republic. A half-hour drama was the final presentation, bringing out the virtues of Truthfulness and Filial Piety in Chinese legends and a recent true story in Malaysia. After the drama, Swami came down from the stage and Blessed the participants, granting them group photographs. Ten minutes of Bhajans followed a song by the Chinese devotees once Swami came back onstage, concluding with Arati at 5.50 pm. More darshan details from 24th Feb.>>

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008
:  Chinese devotees have been decorating Prasanthi Nilayam over the last two days for their New Year celebration. This evening, Tibetan monks chanted mantras in Sai Kulwant Hall. Beginning with the offering of the traditional scarves and the Buddha Dharma text to Bhagawan at 5.30 pm, the chanting continued for 45 minutes, concluding with an offering of merits for the benefit of all sentient beings. Bhagawan accepted Arati and returned to His residence at 6.30 pm. More darshan details from 24th Feb.>>

Sunday, February 10, 2008 : This evening, the Adilabad devotees presented a drama "Sri Sai Vaibhavam". Bhagawan came to Sai Kulwant hall at 5.40 pm, and the drama began after 10 minutes after He came onstage and Blessed various items brought up to Him by the devotees. Set in the court of King Krishnadevaraya, the drama presented the glory of Sai in verses and songs, many of them taken from Swami's Discourses. Bhagawan Blessed the participants by coming down from the stage and having group photographs with them, and also sat in the Jhoola they brought for Him. He then walked back onstage and Blessed them further, accepting Arati at 7.10 pm.

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 Then He asked for the microphone, and while it was being arranged, went to the interview room and returned. Speaking for ten minutes, Bhagawan spoke in Telugu without translation, encouraging the good work done by the Adilabad devotees and exhorting them to do even better, concluding with the Bhajan "Hari Bhajan Bina". Swami then Blessed the girls who participated in the drama with sarees. Bhajans began by the devotees, at the end of which Swami Blessed several of the men with cloth pieces. It was nearly 8 o'clock when Swami returned to His residence.
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Saturday, February 9, 2008   The activity of putting up a special cultural program for Chinese New Year celebrations in Prasanthi Nilayam are in full swing,  Chinese devotees from India and all over the world are here to celeberate the Chinese New Year in the presence of Lord Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Also, thousands of devotees from from Adilabad District A.P. are here in Puttaparthi, its quite easy to spot them since they all wear bright pink neck scarf

This evening, the devotees from Adilabad put up a great Bhajan (keertan) composition.  Bhagawan listened to the Bhajans from the mandir veranda and blessed the performing singer with a gold chain. Also, the blessed (by Swami) Prasadam was distributed to all the devotees sitting inside the Sai Kulwant Hall. After the evening program Swami  accepted the Arati at 6.20 pm. and returned to His residence. Chinese New Year will be celebrated on February 13th in Prasanthi Nilayam.

SBOI group message:  "Om Sairam dear Sai family With heavy heart and sorrow, want to inform the sad demise of Prof.Anil Kumar’s 80 year old mother in law,Chintapalli Vimala Devi..."

Wednesday, February 6, 2008   - There have been no special programmes at Sai Kulwant Hall over the last few days. Bhagawan arrived for darshan at 8.30 am and 4.10 pm today. He moved around in His chair through the Bhajan Hall in the morning, and outside in front of the students' blocks in the evening. Yesterday, He went out for drives both in the morning and in the evening. A large group of devotees from Adilabad are expected to arrive at Prasanthi Nilayam later this week, and they will be followed by devotees celebrating the Chinese New Year. 



Source - Text & Photo: sssbpt/radiosai/SBOI group/Sai devotees/puttaparthilive