Sai Darshan News: 19th November 2005 According to SBOI source-Additional Free food counters/booths have been established on the lawn in front of north Indian canteen and also lawn near shopping complex, devotees are enjoying food dishes like curd rice, Veg. pillau & many more mouth watering dishes Free! Also today on ladies’ day many gifts were distributed to devotees e.g. purses/pocket-bag, fans adorned with Bhagawan’s photograph etc. Like one devotee told us “It is like heaven on earth” indeed it is. Many programs are planned for the evening; but we do not have the exact list to share with you. One of the most delightful event of today has to be when Bhagawan walked some distance near Bhajan hall Swami blessed all the women devotees by wave of His hand, the whole hall was filled with reverberating applause, an enthusiastic response by devotees resulted in a silent smile on Swami’s face. Read more official report (details) of the ladies' day below
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Ladies' Day at Prasanthi Nilayam
“The day of 19th November is celebrated as Ladies’ Day in order to delve into the sacred qualities of women with a special emphasis on the quality of motherhood and disseminate them. Women are repositories of Truth and Culture” declared Bhagawan on 19th November 1995 during the 70th Birthday celebrations. Bhagawan also said that henceforth 19th of November every year would be celebrated as Ladies’ Day. Ever since, it has been the privilege of women to celebrate this day as Ladies’ Day in His Divine Presence at Prasanthi Nilayam.
Quoting innumerable anecdotes from the lives of women of chastity and virginity, namely, Mother Sita, Anasuya, Draupadi, Gargi, Mother Easwaramma and the likes, Bhagawan has been exhorting the women in general to uphold the great cultural heritage and traditions these noble women upheld through their illustrious, dedicated and devoted lives. Dedicating the day for the womenfolk, Bhagawan said, “As today (19th November, 1995) is a sacred day, dedicated to women, they should change themselves and help to transform the men and children. They should develop qualities of sympathy, compassion, love and sacrifice.” Urging women to emulate the lives of great personalities in the past, He added: “Study the lives of great women, who were models of patience, fortitude, compassion and sacrifice. I desire that you should take the reins of leadership and bring peace and prosperity to the nation by leading ideal lives.”
Prasanthi Nilayam witnessed yet another eventful ladies’ day, today - 19th November 2005; the mark of the day was recognized much before dawn, when the day started with Suprabhatam at 5.00 a.m., followed by Vedic chants by the Ladies and by a resounding Nagar Sankirtan around the Ashram. As the eventful day dawned, the devotees poured into Sai Kulwant Hall, the beauty of the already ornate hall was doubly enhanced by the simple yet elegant decorations that comprised of multi-hued floral decorations, colourful festoons, banners with inspirational quotes and well-carved statues of Dashavatars. Bhagawan was accorded a traditional welcome into Sai Kulwant Hall by the Nadaswaram and Special Band troupe from the Anantapur Campus and by the girls’ wing of Sri Sathya Sai Primary & Higher School, at 8:25 a.m. to the accompaniment of welcome song tuned to Hindustani style by Ms. Kalpana Sumanth from Bangalore. The function formally got underway when Bhagawan sanctified the day by lighting the lamp which was soon followed by a short but spirited display by the girls’ bagpiper band of the Primary School.
Before the commencement of the speeches for the day, Bhagawan blessed and released a Souvenir commemorating the 80th Year of Love in action, brought out by Easwaramma Women’s Welfare Trust, Prasanthi Nilayam
The three speakers for the day were Smt. Mallika Srinivasan, an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, USA and Director of Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE), followed by Smt. Geeta Rao, a school teacher from Washington D.C., and Smt. Chetana Raju from Prasanthi Nilayam. Smt. Srinivasan highlighted Bhagawan’s definition of the ever expanding role of women in the modern world while drawing attention to the various initiatives undertaken by Bhagawan for the welfare of women. Ms. Geeta Rao, enthralled the audience with the narration of a few incidents from her life that showed the sublime, transcendental love of our all-knowing Bhagawan. Smt. Chetana Raju, the third speaker for the session spoke about the Mission of Bhagawan while highlighting the need to be responsible enough to not lose this golden opportunity of deriving maximum benefit of having the Lord in our midst. As requested by Smt. Chethana Raju, Bhagawan to the delight of all devotees consented to deliver His Divine Discourse
For the benefit of readers, we are giving a gist of the Divine Discourse, Bhagawan delivered this morning.
Bhagawan concluded His Divine Discourse with the Bhajan, “Prema Muditha Manase Kaho …”
19th November 2005, 9:00 a.m. IST Reporting from Prasanthi Nilayam
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