Sai Ram everyone , SBOI group has been informed that also (read Sai news from yesterday 07th Nov.) today Swami did not come for the morning Darshans. However, Swami came out from His abode at 10.45 am and drove straight to hill view stadium, we've been informed that 80th birthday of Swami will be celebrated in Hill view stadium; seemingly Swami was there to check on the preparations for the upcoming 80th birthday of Avatar. The trip to Hill view stadium was a short stop, since Swami was back to his abode after half an hour. In the Evening Swami did come for darshan at 4.20p.m and returned to His abode at 5.55 p.m. Source: www.saibabaofindia.com
Resource Hill view stadium the celebration avenue for Avatars 80th
The Hill View Stadium is located behind the Higher
Secondary School on the left, opposite the hill, which towers with statues
of Hanuman, Krishna, Siva, Buddha, Zoroaster, Shirdi Sai Baba, Christ, and
a mosque, it is an imposing view. The picture on the right is taken from
the north end, looking south. Bhagawan Baba addresses the mammoth
gathering from the shanthi vedika (covered podium) on the southern end of
the stadium on His Birthday on 23 November every year. Among other events
held here is the annual sports and cultural meet for the schools and
colleges on 11 January . An international cricket match for the
Sri Sathya Sai Unity Cup
was held in this lush green stadium on 30 December 1997.
Top cricketers from India
as well as from other cricket playing nations played in this exhibition
match. The stadium is not open to public except when in use.
Facets of Divine Construction - Hill-View Stadium
by Col. S.K. Bose (Rtd.) Trust Engineer
Vidyagiri or Hill-view stadium as it is known, is located on a 9-acre
land and is meant for annual sports meet by students of the University.
Functions of general nature and events do take place here too. This
playground has an international quality cricket pitch and it is noteworthy
that India 11 played an international one-day benefit cricket match.
Upcoming event: Akhanda Bhajans in few days (12-13 Nov. 2005)