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SBOI - Darshan News 1st July  & 30th June

1st July, today’s darshan was quite unusual since Swami took us all by surprise by coming early at i.e. 7.35 a.m. The outgoing Sevadal members of Gujarat were also taken by surprise, many rushing to their allocated special seats in the front. Swami didn’t come to the gents’ side, after getting out of the car Swami went inside the interview room; today Swami gave interview to some Indian families. At 9.05 a.m. Swami went inside the Bhajan mandir, after the wonderful morning bhajans & the usual morning Aarthi at 9.30 Swami went back to His residence.

The students and sevadal on duty distributed vibhuti packets and Swami’s photo to the out going Gujarat Sevadal.

The evening darshan was even more out of the usual run of things, since again surprising every one Swami came quite early; in fact, Swami’s car was inside the Kulwant hall at 2.35 p.m. another atypical thing, that it was not the usual driver Mr. Padamanathan but Sathyajeet was Swami’s driver for today. Swami’s car passed the almost vacant ladies side, due to unanticipated early entrance of Swami, many ladies had not taken their respective seats, so there was a sudden commotion and rush to reach Kulwant hall to catch a glimpse of Swami’s car and perhaps himself thru the car window. After passing the ladies side of Kulwant Hall the car drove towards the dassaavatara gate and drove outside the ashram complex. Apparently, Swami paid a visit to check the ongoing work of indoor stadium near the planetarium complex & Sai Geetha (Sai Baba’s pet elephant) shed. Swami took two rounds inside on the motor able road of the complex. After inspecting and giving darshan to the workers there, Swami drove back towards the ashram at around 2.55p.m.



At 3.p.m. Swami came back inside the Kulwant hall in His car and drove directly to His abode. But Swami surprised us again when He came back (again) at 3.45 p.m. this time the ladies had a wonderful darshan of Swami passing by in His slow moving car, the Gents once again were bypassed! Swami went directly inside the interview room. After half hour, Swami walked back from inside the interview room and went inside the bhajan mandir, for next 15 minutes Swami sat inside and then suddenly signalled the bhajan boys to start the bhajans, the evening bhajans started unusually early at 4.25 p.m. and the customary evening Aarthi of Swami was also offered early at 5.15 p.m. after the Aarthi Swami drove back to His abode thus concluding an extraordinary darshan day.


30th July - 5.a.m. early morning the visiting and permanent resident devotees start their day with Nagar sankirtan before joining the token lines, though many prefer to sit only in the token lines. These days the gent’s token lines are short and everybody is almost “guaranteed” a 1st line since only 4 rows get filled inside the Kulwant hall.

Today morning Swami came out at 8.20 a.m. after giving a drive by darshan to the ladies, Swami went directly to the Prasanthi Mandir veranda and from there inside the interview room; after giving interviews to the invited devotees, Swami went inside the bhajan mandir at 9.05 p.m. after the morning bhajan session Swami was given the morning Aarthi. At 9.35 a.m. Swami drove back to His abode.

Evening: 3 p.m. Swami bypassing the gents came directly towards the dais and went inside the interview room. At around 3.20 p.m. Swami came out and stayed for quite sometime (sitting on His mobile chair) on the mandir portico i.e. near the Golden lions statues. The students were eagerly waiting for Swami with their decorated trays, cards etc. Swami called the 1st student and talked to him for quite long time, other students also presented their trays to Swami and bhagavan tasted the elaichi (cardamom) or long (cloves) from their trays. Once again Swami called the 1st student and talked with him and suddenly Swami created a beautiful gold chain and gave it to him. After few minutes Swami called this particular student again and this time took the chain back from him and He put it in students neck, Himself. The student was literally in tears, apparently the student had some worries on his mind and wanted Swami to bless, guide & help him. Consequently, Swami talked to the boy student for quite sometime, cheering and guiding thru His divine love & care. At around 3.50 p.m. Swami went inside the interview room again, at around 4.50 p.m. He came back walking and went inside the interview room, the bhajans started bit early, after the Aarthi Swami left for His abode.

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