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Sri Krishna janmashtami Programme at Prashanti Nilayam

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Sri Krishna Janmashtami…

 

 
Prasanthi Nilayam celebrated the Advent of Bhagawan Sri Krishna today, 28 August 2013, in Bhagawan’s Divine omnipresence, marked with Musical Presentation, Gokulam Procession of quadrupeds and birds.

 

 

The programme commenced at 0820 hrs. after 20 mts. of Rudram chanting with the percussion band of the Institute playing some soulful music. An array of well conceived songs, Kirtans followed next, singing Madhurashtakam, Bhaja Govindam, Oh Sai Maa…ending up with  Krishnashtakam.

 

 

It was time for the Gokulam Procession to enter in…Even as the Kirtans made way to Bhajans, the colourful procession of quadrupeds and birds from Sri Sathya Sai Gokulam arrived at the Mandir escorted by the Nadaswaram and Vedam troupes from the Institute. The quadrupeds included cows and calves, deers, rabbits, peacocks, doves and the canine ‘Jolly’ from Senior Hostel. The cows had been covered with newly made embroidered, multi‑coloured silk duppattas, and were led by batches of students.

 

 

Senior administrators of Ashram, including Trust Members and Secretary of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, fed the animals and birds as part of the Go-Puja, a tradition set by Bhagawan.  At the end Mangala Arathi was offered to Bhagawan indwelling in these living beings.

 

 

Bhajans gave away once again to special musical offering, this time singing specialized Krishna songs including a couple of Meera Bhajans and a scintillating Carnatic piece, BalaMukundam Manasa Smaraami…sung with great elan.

 

 

Bhajans continued and ended with Mangala Arathi at 0950 hrs. Prasadam was distributed to the entire assemblage.

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Friday, August 10th, 2012

Devotees from Visakhapatanam district of Andhra Pradesh staged a Musical Dance Drama entitled “Sai Krishnaya Charanam Namo Namah” on this Sri Krishna Janmashtami evening here in Prasanthi Nilayam.

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At the outset, the district president of SSSSO, Visakhapatanam gave an overview of the activities of the Organisation in the district. The presentation was based on the theme, drawing similarities between the two Avatars, Bhagawan Sri Krishna and Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai. Interspersed with colourful dances by children, elucidating on the glory of both the Avatars, the presentation illustrated wondrous tales from Bhagawan’s Avataric life, as to how devotees have been saved from dire life-threatening situations, most miraculously.

 

 

The presentation came to a close with a beautiful dance at 1800 hrs. Entire cast of the presentation were felicitated with special gifts and Prasadam was distributed to the entire audience. Bhajans continued and the session came to a close at 1815 hrs. with Mangala Arathi.

 

 

Tomorrow evening, on the second day of their Parthi Yatra, devotees from Visakhapatanam will offer a musical bouquet, entitled Sri Sathya Sai Sangeeta Sudha. This evening the district is taking out a huge procession, Maha Nagasankirtan, outside the Prasanthi Nilayam precincts, singing glories of Bhagawan.

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Friday, August 10th, 2012
Holy hymns singing paens of Lord Krishna along with a colourful procession of quadrupeds from Sri Sathya Sai Gokulam marked the auspicious Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrations here in Prasanthi Nilayam this morning.

Video: Krishna janmashtami Programme at Prashanti Nilayam (Morning Programme) - Aug 10, 2012

 

 

 

The programme commenced at 0830 hrs., after half-an-hour Veda chanting, with students singing Madhurashtakam composed by Vallabhacharya followed by Achyuthashtakam by Shankaracharya.

Other songs were Gana Sundara Karuna Rasa Mandira, Mohana Murali…., both often heard numbers from Prasanthi, Manasa Sancharare by Thyagaraja, , Chandana Charchita Neelakalebhara in Malayalam ending with a Hindi devotional invoking Bhagawan.

 

 

Even as the songs continued, the colourful procession of quadrupeds and birds from Sri Sathya Sai Gokulam arrived at the Mandir escorted by the Nadaswaram troupe from the Institute. The quadrupeds included cows and calves, deers, rabbits, peacocks, doves and the canine ‘Jolly’ from Senior Hostel.

 

 

Senior administrators of Ashram, including Trust Members and Secretary of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, fed the animals and birds, a tradition set by Bhagawan, before Mangala Arathi was offered to them.

 

 

 

Bhagawan’s Divine Discourse followed next. The discourse was centred around Radharani’s complete surrender marked with unsullied devotions towards Lord Krishna leading to Bhagawan’s final Flute-Play.

 

 

Bhagawan continued with His lucid narration, recounting His days in Dwapara, singing the melody “Pata Paduma Krishna …” and the devoted assembly sat in silent devotion recapturing live memories of Bhagawan’s physical presence in the same venue, discoursing and singing on many such occasions. Krishna Principle is verily Love Principle, echoed Bhagawan exhorting the audience to live in love, praying for the welfare of all the worlds. Bhagawan ended His Divine discourse with the bhajan Govinda Krishna Jai…

 

 

With bhajans continuing, primary children offered greeting offerings at the Sanctum Sactorum followed by a set of  senior students, carrying quadrupeds and birds, namely deers, white doves, rabbits, peacocks and the hostel canine Jolly, seeking blessings. The white doves were released subsequently symbolising peace unto the world. Prasadam was distributed to the entire assemblage before Mangala Arathi offering at 1005 hrs.

 

 

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Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Sri Krishna Janmashtami, marking the Advent of The Avatar of Dwapara, Bhagawan Sri Krishna will be celebrated in the Divine Omnipresence of Bhagawan tomorrow in Prasanthi Nilayam. Marking the auspicious occasion students from Sri Sathya Sai Institutions will sings special hyms in the morning that will coincide with the Procession of Quadrupeds arriving from Sri Sathya Sai Gokulam, outside the Ashram precincts.

In the evening, devotees from Vizag district of Andhra Pradesh, who are on a Parthi Yatra, will stage a dance drama entitled “Krishnaya Charanam Namo Nama:” These devotees will also undertake a Maha Nagarsankirtan outside Ashram precincts, in the evening, starting from Venugopala Swami Temple at 1900 hrs. to culminate at Ganesh Gate at 2000 hrs., tomorrow.

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Monday, Aug 22, 2011

Serene touch of Bhagawan Sri Krishna engulfed the Sai Kulwant Hall this morning as Prasanthi celebrated the auspicious Sri Krishna Janmashtami in this Highest Abode of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, today.

Today is Krishna Janmashtami, the day denotes the birth of Bhagawan Sri Krishna. Enchanting Little Krishna has been one of the most endearing Divine forms for millions and billions of hearts over past many millennia, cutting across borders and barriers set by religion, caste and nationality…And His song celestial Bhagavad Gita has been the right recipe for the human minds to reach their final destination. 

 His legacy continuous even after five thousand years of His Divine Advent. Little Krisnna,  fondled and nurtured by Mother Yasoda - epitome of Motherly love and compassion - continues to be the stealer of hearts, as is often sung in Prasanthi Nilayam, Chitha Chora Yasoda Ke Bal... Navaneeta Chora Gopal…

Going by the legends and historical records, it was last midnight, on the auspicious Ashtami, the eighth day of the dark half of Krishna Paksha of the month of Bhadrapada of the Hindu Calendar that Bhagawan Sri Krishna made His Divine Advent over 5000 years ago. For Prasanthi, the day used to be very special with Bhagawan Himself used to take the lead, celebrating the festivity reminiscing His days as Bhagawan Sri Krishna.

This morning, Sai Kulwant was resplendent with rich colourful decorations befitting the occasion. The programme commenced at 0830 hrs. , after half-an-hour Vedam chanting, with boys offering a medley devotional songs at Bhagawan’s Divine Lotus Feet!

 Singing Pandurangashtakam first, next to come was a Hindi song reflecting Radharani’s passionate plea to Lord Krishna, calling Him to come out of hiding, “Pattu Paduma Krishna…” a favourite piece of Bhagawan,  a fervent loving prayer to Krishna to sing a song. A carnatic piece, “Sri Venkatesham …” glorifying the significance of Namasmarana in Kali Age followed and as the song was on the Gokulam procession of cows and quadrupeds arrived at the Mandir. Two boys in the guise of Sri Krishna and Balrama joined the scene along with senior officials feeding the cows and quadrupeds. The procession was led by the Nadaswaram Band from the Institute, Vedam and Bhajan troupes.

Songs continued and a group of dancers soon took the centre-stage gracefully dancing, depicting the Krishna Story in essence. Madhurashtakam was the next that was followed by another three songs, the final one being the popular bhajan that Bhagawan would often sing, “Muraligana Lola…” a prayer to Beloved Krishna to sing eternally through His devotees.

A couple of bhajans continued before Mangala Arathi was offered at 0930 hrs. Prasadam was distributed to the entire assemblage.

Tiny tots from the Primary School, who often got close proximity with Bhagawan during the occasion presenting their handiwork to Bhagawan greeting Him, made a beeline to the Sanctum Sanctorum at the end of the presentation, presenting their cards to Bhagawan, a touching scene for those who year after year witnessed the Bond of Love between Bhagawan and His students.

 

Monday, Aug 22, 2011

Srikakulam, the pioneers of Parthi Yatra have arrived on their yearly pilgrimage to Prasanthi NIlayam. They were the group who started the concept of district wise holy trips to Parthi way back in 2001. The programme started with Vedic invocation by students at 1630 hrs. At 1700 hrs, the State Sevadal Coordinator, Sri R. Lakshman Rao with his poetic speech took a trip of nostalgia recounting the numerous blessings, the Srikakulam district has received from Bhagawan with special emphasis on the discourse given by Bhagawan in 2005, where He taught them the advaitic lesson of I am I. Sri Rao also gave a status report of the various projects undertaken in the district under Bhagawan's guidance.

“You must be a Lotus, unfolding its petals when the Sun rises in the sky, unaffected by the slush where it is born or even the water which sustains it!” - Sri Sathya Sai

At 1715 hrs, Sri Bharati Ramesh & co. started their music concert. He was accompanied by G. Sai Eswari as the female lead, Srinivas and Ashok on keyboard, Venkat Rao on percussion pads, Sandeep Varanasi on Gitar, Surya Naryana on Dolak, Kalyana Chakravarti on Tabla and Taraka and Teja providing the chorus.

Starting with a thundering rendition of the Ganesh sloka "Vakra Thunda"..., Sri Bharathi Ramesh cofessed his inability to enumerate the Lord's praises in the song "Yemmani Pugadethaiya", followed by the recounting of the Lord's Promise, "Parithranaya Sadhunam...". Ms. Sai Eswari sang an endearing number appealing to the Lord to come and speak once, "Ottesi Cheppava oka saari Swami". Sri Ramesh continued the performance with the songs "SaiRam, SaiRam, Sathya Sai Ram", "Sathyam Sivam Sundaram, Sathya Sai Mahamanthiram", "Anu Swarropama" and finally with an appeal to all to walk together singing the Glory of the Lord and listening to His teachings, "Sai Naama Vinura, Sathya Sai Bodha Vinura".

The programme was followed by Bhajans. Prasadam was distributed to the assembly and Arati offered at 1815 hrs.

 

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Thursday, Sep 02,2010 - Sai News & Photo Updates: An all Krishna Bhajan session, Gokulam procession of cows and quadrupeds followed by a scintillating musical session of special Krishnashtami songs in the immediate presence of the enchating Avatar of the Age marked the Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrations, today, in the evening, in Prasanthi Nilayam.

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Emerging at 1758 hrs., Bhagawan moved into the hall blessing the "Gokulam Procession" of cows and quadrupeds including Sathya Gita, savouring golden moments of Gokuldham in the Dwapara Yuga. Reminiscing the scene and actions that happened over 5000 years ago, during the previous age, Prasanthi was feasting the Advent of the Love Avatar who shepherded men and animals and the entire creation with His all conquering love.

 
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Anantapur and Primary children seeking blessings - Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Moving unto the quadrupeds, Bhagawan spent sometime in the middle, feeding the 'special guests' for the evening before blessing and releasing a couple of white pigeons, symbolising universal peace. Earlier, Bhagawan received at the venue by senior functionaries from Sri Sathya Sai Bhakta Sahayaka Sangh that runs the Sri Sathya Sai Gokulam along with a contingent of staffers, students from the Institute and Higher Secondary School. A band of percussionists from the Institute was also present spicing up the occasion.

Completing a full round of darshan, Bhagawan spent awhile at the primary block enticing the enthused innocent bunch of little hearts before proceeding, moving into the ladies' side. Turning about, Bhagawan came onto the portico, to get into the bhajan hall for a while.

"...feeding the 'special guests' for the evening..."

Emerging through the main entrance, sliding into the lower portico, Bhagawan spent quite sometime with the State President, Kerala, flipping through a photo album before proceeding to move onstage at 1840 hrs., from the right of Ganesha. Instantly, the bhajan troupe switched over to special Krishnashtami hyms to the accompaniment of scintillating musical score. As the songs continued, 'Krishna and Balrama' came onto the stage with a 'potful' of chocolates seeking blessings from the Lord in physical.


Hostel Labrador - Jolly for divine blessings - Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Beginning with the nectarous 'Madhurashtakam', the selected bunch of talented students presented one after one songs of celestial rhythm delivering the magical touch of the "Birthday Lord" and His all conquering love. Ending up with a scintillating hindustani classical in lines of Meera Bhai, at 1915 hrs. Bhagawan accepted Mangala Arathi.

"...feeding the 'special guests' for the evening..."

The Session continued for some more time as the special percussion band comprising of saxophone, clarinet accompanied by mridangam was blessed to play to the tune of a couple of bhajans. As prasadam distribution went on, Bhagawan called "Krishna and Balrama' onstage to interact with them in detail for sometime. Blessing the "Divine Characters' with Vibhuti Prasadam and Paadanamaskaar, Bhagawan moved off the dais, retiring to Yajur Mandiram at 1940 hrs.

Earlier, as He was ushered in, a fleet of children from the Anantapur Campus and Primary school was awaiting the Lord with special greetings, seeking blessings on the special occasion. Blessing the children spending sometime around, gliding past, Bhagawan moved on to bless the Gokulam Procession. Similarly at the end of His round, He had a bunch of boys, from the Institute and Primary school seeking similar blessings.

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In the evening turned twilight, the Mandir was glittering under the light and special decorations for the special occasion.The backdrop for the 'Seat of The Lord' had the enchanting Krishna statue adorning the centre stage.

Yes, the evening was indeed a 'Krishna Special' in presence of Sai Krishna....!!

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Friday, Aug 14 , 2009 Kulwant hall - Prasanthi Nilayam

The Sai Kulwant hall was decked for Krishnashtami from last evening with blue cloth decorations and a Krishna statue onstage. Bhagavan had come for darshan at 6.15 pm yesterday and had accepted Arati after more than 90 minutes of bhajans at 6.35 pm. This morning, students from all three campuses of the University were present for darshan, along with a contingent from the institutions at Muddenahalli and Alike and a group of devotees from Maharashtra. Swami gave Janmashtami darshan clad in a yellow robe seated on the special white chair at 9.20 am.

After His darshan round, He moved to the interview room and emerged after nearly an hour to accept Arati onstage at a quarter past ten. He went to the interview room again briefly before returning to His residence in the car. In the evening, the procession of cows from the Gokulam led by Swami's baby elephant arrived in Sai Kulwant hall at five o'clock as the bhajans began. Swami came fifteen minutes.... ( scroll down this page to read more)

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 later came onstage after blessing the quadrupeds during His darshan round. Krishnashtami songs were being sung as Swami gave darshan. Once He sat onstage for a few minutes, He asked for bhajans to be sung, and prasadam was distributed. At 6.20, He accepted Arati and returned to His residence. A meeting of the "thyagajeevi"s of the institutions at Muddenahalli and Alike along with many of those working at Bhagavan's institutions at Prasanthi Nilayam and Brindavan was arranged over the weekend at the hall in the building adjacent to Swami's residence. This evening after bhajan, there was an orientation lecture session there after the evening bhajan for an hour.

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Also read: An eye witness account by a devotee from Puttaparthi - Sri Krishna janmastami eve & Sri Krishnajanmastami day

 

 
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Krishnashtami denotes the Birth of Bhagawan Sri Krishna. Enchanting Little Krishna has been the most endearing Divine form for millions and billions of hearts over past many millennia, cutting across borders and barriers set by religion, caste and nationality…And His song celestial Bhagavad Gita has been the right recipe for the human minds to reach their final destination. His legacy continuous even after five thousand years of His Divine Advent, as this Divine Being, fondled and nurtured by Mother Yasoda - epitome of Motherly love and compassion, continues to be the stealer of hearts, as is often sung in Prasanthi Nilayam, Chitha Chora Yasoda Ke Bal... Navaneeta Chora Gopal…
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The land known for its rich cultural and mythical heritage, land that has given birth to umpteen number of saints and sages, the land that has spread the glory of Lord to the entire world was the only fortunate land that was blessed by Incarnations. Lord Rama in Treta Yuga, Bhagawan Sri Krishna in Dwapara Yuga and now Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba in Kali Yuga…Bharat is the chosen land of God!

Bhagawan Krishna was born in the Dwapara Yuga, over five thousand years ago, in Mathura, India on the eight day (Rohini star on Ashtami day) of the dark half (new moon fortnight) of Shravana.


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The falling week with three consecutive holidays ensured a quite a capacity crowd in Prasanthi Nilayam. In the morning, Bhagawan came out of His Abode after 9:20, donned in Yellow Robe blessing the vast concourse of devotees filled every available space in the spacious Sai Kulwant Hall. Adding to this chunk of devotees joined the students from the three campuses along with a contingent from the Muddenahalli and Alike institutions and a group of devotees from Aksa village Maharasthtra.

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The evening proceedings began at four with regular Veda chanting for an hour followed by Bhajans. By five o’ clock, the “Gokulam Procession” of cows and other quadrupeds, led by Little Sathya Geeta arrived at the mandir joining the devotees awaiting the Lord. As the Lord made His grand entry, Bhajans gave way to Bhajagovindam followed by other keertanams and special songs. Bhagawan, enroute, blessed the Gokulam Procession of animals and birds, a traditional affair every year during the occasion, symbolizing the Dwapara’s age old tradition derived out of Lord Krishna’s greater affinity towards the quadruped…
 
 


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hagawan Sri Krishna’s story is all about love principle and the students, including the tiny tots from the primary school make it a point to express their greater love for the Lord in physical and this was very much evident on the auspicious evening wherein students from all campuses vied to get a Divine Glimpse, a Divine Touch, a glance from the Lord to their “handiwork” greetings marking the special occasion. Sitting onstage Bhagawan asked for Bhajans to continue for some time before calling for Mangala Arathi.

A convention of ‘Thyagajeevi’’s of Muddenahalli and Alike Institutions and Brahmachari’s of Prasanthi Nilayam and Brindavan institutions was held, as a prelude to the a symbosium scheduled for 15th August, at the adjacent building to Bhagawan’s residence. Mr. Narasimhamurthy, Warden, Brindavan Campus addressed the gathering of “two hundred and forty” evincing details of the 15th August proceedings followed by a peptalk on the greater significance of the institution of Brahmacharya. Quoting Bhagawan, he announced that, You have made the sacred decision in your life; hold on to it; you could not have done anything better… The symposium would continue on the 15th August with a morning session followed by another session after the lunch wherein eminent speakers from the all the campuses including Muddenahalli and Alike institutions would address the aspirants.

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Sri Krishna Janmashtami


“Krishna was born on 20th July, 3227 B.C., during the early morning at 3 a.m.” - Baba

Sri Krishna Jansmashtami celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna, the Avatar of the Dwapara Age. Many are the saints of this land who have dedicated their life to the adoration and veneration of Lord Krishna. Tulsidas, Meerabai, Chaitanya Deva and Purandaradasa poured out their devotion to Lord Krishna in the form of songs which remain popular in Bharat even to this day. The story of His life and His leelas (Divine sport) has enchanted the people of Bharat for millennia, for it tells us about God’s pure love for His devotees. Krishnashtami is a festival whose celebration is marked by fun and gaiety that recalls the joy experienced by the Gopalas and Gopis (cowherds) in the company of Krishna during His childhood days at Brindavan.

At Prasanthi Nilayam, this experience is enhanced by the presence of the same Lord Krishna who has come again as our beloved Bhagawan Sai Krishna.

 

Today we celebrate Krishna's birthday. Where was he born? In a prison. What were his possessions? Nothing. Born in a prison, he was taken to the house of Nanda, and then he went to Mathura. He owned nothing. But he became the greatest figure in the world. What does this show? Worldly possessions are not the secret of greatness. Krishna's greatness consisted in His permanent state of bliss (ananda).

If you recognise the distinction between Krishna and Rama, you will appreciate Krishna's nature better. Krishna always smiled at the outset and carried out his task later. For Rama, the deed came first and then the smile. Krishna made women cry. Rama wept for the sake of women. Rama went into the battle only after having a strong cause for it. Krishna first provoked the conflict and then determined its outcome.

The Krishna principle revels in delight. The Rama principle is based on the concept of obligation (baadhyatha).

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The Ramaayana is intended to promote the reign of truth and righteousness on earth. The Krishna Avathaar was intended to give a perennial message to the world. He sought nothing for himself. He kept nothing for himself. He gave away everything to the people. He slayed his maternal uncle, Kamsa. He installed Kamsa's father, Ugrasena, on the throne. He did not covet the kingdom. He befriended the Pandavas, defeated the Kauravas, and crowned Dharmaja as the emperor. He did not make himself king. He was a king without a crown. He was the king of kings. He had no kingdom of his own. But he ruled over the hearts of the millions. It is this profound truth that is proclaimed by the Krishna principle (Krishna thathva).

If you enquire deeply, you will find that every Avathaar has incarnated to convey a special message and carry out a particular mission.

Divine Discourse: Sri Krishna Janmaashtami, 4 September  1996

The incarnation of Krishna proclaimed the doctrine of divine love, as manifested by the cowherd maids (Gopikas). Today, man is like an earthen pot filled with nectar. His body may be made of clay, but his spirit is eternal. The Divine has to be experienced through the body. Hence, human birth should not be treated as something trivial. Human life is worth living --it should be cherished as something precious.

But today, such a precious gift is being treated as dirt. It is essential to realise the value of human existence. What is the goal of human life? It is to go back to the source from which we came. Our duty is to return to our primordial, original home.

All of you who are here have come from different parts of India and the world. After your stay here, you have to go back to your native places. Likewise, human beings have come to the planet earth as pilgrims. They have to return to their original home. You have come from the Aathma. You have to go back to the Aathma. You have come from the Brahman (Supreme Self). You have to merge in the Brahman. You have incarnated as a spark of Brahman. You have to become the Brahman. That is the ideal. That is the goal. In between, there may be many impediments. You should ignore them. Have unshakable faith. That is true devotion. top

Divine Discourse: Sri Krishna Janmaashtami, 18 August 1995

Whatever you do, remember the Omnipresence of the Divine. Do every act to please God, out of love and not out of compulsion. Divinise every act. The Lord declares in the Gita, "Having been born in this transient and unhappy world, worship Me."

Krishna called upon Arjuna to stand up and face the battle, reminding him of what was in store for the evil minded Kauravas. He adjured Arjuna to have full faith in Him and do his duty. Then Arjuna declared, "I shall do as You bid me (Karishyevachanam thava)." Then Krishna declared, "You have now become My true devotee." And He exhorted Arjuna to rise and fight the battle, which would end in the complete destruction of the Kauravas and the wicked quartet, Duryodhana, Dussaasana, Karna, and Sakuni.

The great teaching of the Gita is this: Put your trust in God, carry on your duties, be helpful to everyone, and sanctify your lives. Dedicate all actions to God. That is the way to experience oneness with God. God is in you. You are in God. This oneness is the basic truth. Chant the name of the Lord and render social service in a spirit of selflessness and devotion to God.

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Divine Discourse: Sri Krishna Janmaashtami, 18 August 1995

Krishna is omnipresent. The word has three meanings:

(1) "Krishithi-ithi Krishna --The man who ploughs is Krishna." The heart is the symbol of a field. The heart should be cleared of weeds (evil qualities). It should be filled with love. The seeds of the Lord's name should be sown in it. Krishna encourages the devotee to do all this.

(2) "Karshathi-ithi Krishna --Because he attracts, he is Krishna." Krishna has the supreme power of attraction. By his words, his sport, his music, and all his actions he attracts all people. This power of attraction is present in everyone. Hence, everyone is potentially Krishna.

(3) "Krushyathi-ithi Krishnah --Because he imparts bliss, he is called Krishna." Everyone seeks happiness. The Divine, who is the embodiment of happiness, is in you. God wants you to be happy, but you do not realize it. Try to recognize the source of bliss within you. It is not the true nature of man to be unhappy. When anyone is otherwise, people around him are concerned about him. You should always be happy, because you are the embodiment of the Aathma. Never give way to worry.

As a spark of the Divine, you have to behave like the Divine. Do not give room for grief. What use is there in turning over the beads of the rosary while your mind is thinking of mundane matters? First of all, purify your mind. Dedicate all actions to God. Free yourself from all attachments. Treat all things as gifts from God for which you are the guardian and not the owner. top

Divine Discourse: Sri Krishna Janmaashtami, 25 August 997


Birth of Lord Krishna

Krishna was born during the Krishna Paksha (the dark fortnight of the month). The effulgence of the Lord is seen with greater effect when it is dark. In a world of disorder, Krishna was born to establish order. He was born on Ashtami day. Ashtami is associated with troubles and difficulties. When do troubles arise? When righteousness is forgotten. Krishna’s advent therefore signifies removal of darkness, end of troubles and effulgence of Supreme Wisdom.

– Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

“Krishna was born on 20th July, 3227 B.C., during the early morning at 3 a.m.” - Baba

The Divine Advent

The birth of Krishna is in itself a transcendental phenomenon that generates awe among the Hindus and overwhelms one and all with its supra mundane happenings.

Mother Earth, unable to bear the burden of sins committed by evil kings and rulers, appealed to Brahma, the Creator for help. Brahma prayed to the Supreme Lord Vishnu, who assured him that he would soon be born on earth to annihilate tyrannical forces.
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One such evil force was Kamsa, the ruler of Mathura (in northern India) and his people were utterly terrified of him. On the day Kamsa's sister Devaki was married off to Vasudeva, an akashvani or voice from the sky was heard prophesying that Devaki's 8th son would be the destroyer of Kamsa. The frightened Kamsa immediately unsheathed his sword to kill his sister but Vasudeva intervened and implored Kamsa to spare his bride, and promised to hand over every new born child to him. Kamsa relented but imprisoned both Devaki and her husband Vasudeva.

When Devaki gave birth to her first child, Kamsa came to the prison cell and slaughtered the newborn. In this way, he killed the first six sons of Devaki. Even before her 8th child was born, Devaki and Vasudeva started lamenting its fate and theirs. Then suddenly Lord Vishnu appeared before them and said he himself was coming to rescue them and the people of Mathura. He asked Vasudeva to carry him to the house of his friend, the cowherd chief Nanda in Gokula right after his birth, where Nanda's wife Yashoda had given birth to a daughter. He was to exchange his boy and bring Yashoda's baby daughter back to the prison. Vishnu assured them that "nothing shall bar your path".

At midnight on ashtami, the divine baby was born in Kamsa's prison. Remembering the divine instructions, Vasudeva clasped the child to his bosom and started for Gokula, but found that his legs were in chains. He jerked his legs and was unfettered! The massive iron-barred doors unlocked and opened up.

While crossing river Yamuna, Vasudeva held his baby high over his head. The rain fell in torrents and the river was in spate. But the water made way for Vasudeva and miraculously a five-mouthed snake followed him from behind and provided shelter over the baby.

When Vasudeva reached Gokula, he found the door of Nanda's house open. He exchanged the babies and hurried back to the prison of Kamsa with the baby girl. Early in the morning, all the people at Gokula rejoiced the birth of Nanda's beautiful male child. Vasudeva came back to Mathura and as he entered, the doors of the prison closed themselves.
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When Kamsa came to know about the birth, he rushed inside the prison and tried to kill the baby. But this time it skipped from his hand and reaching the sky. She was transformed into the goddess Yogamaya, who told Kamsa: "O foolish! What will you get by killing me? Your nemesis is already born somewhere else."

Meaning of Krishna

“The name Krishna has to be properly understood. ‘Krish’ + ‘Na’ = Krishna. This means that He is one who cultivates (Krish) the heart. ‘Karsh’ + ‘Na’ is another derivation, which indicates that Krishna is one who attracts (‘Krishnati it Krishnah’). Krishna attracts people not only by the matchless beauty of his form. He attracts people by his music, his dance, his sports and his words.

Sri Krishnashtami in the Divine Presence

Prasanthi Nilayam, the abode of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba witnesses the rare sight of celebrating Avatar’s Birthday in the Divine Presence of Avatar Himself. Sri Krishna Janmashtami has been a major celebration in Prasanthi Nilayam for the past many years. The festivity normally begins with the arrival of Bhagawan to Sai Kulwant Hall for giving coveted Divine Darshan to the milling crowd of thousands. As soon as Bhagawan takes seat on the specially decorated throne meant for Him on the dias, students from the Institute sing various hymns exalting the Lord of Dwapara and the Lord of Parthi. Half way through the musical offering, the procession comprising of Sai Geeta, Bhagawan’s pet elephant, cows and calves from Bhagawan’s Gokulam, all adorned in style befitting the grandeur of occasion arrives at the Mandir followed by dancing students from the school and devotees from the neighbouring villages. Bhagawan blesses the procession by giving away fruits to Sai Geeta, cows and calves. Prasadam will be distributed to the devotees before the offering of Mangala Aarati to Bhagawan. Invariably, Bhagawan gives His Divine discourse either in the morning or in the evening, most of the time narrating various incidents from the life of Bhagawan Sri Krishna. Krishnashtami is a spiritual treat to the devotees flock into Prasanthi Nilayam, a rare opportunity to celebrate the Birth of one Avatar in the immediate presence of present Avatar.
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The supreme message of Bhagawan Krishna's life is the uniqueness of Love Principle. This Yadava born, darling Chinni Krishna, whose childhood pranks, dream of every mother, weave nostalgic memory of those Golden Days of Dwapara, whose flute still enchants the love filled hearts of present day gopikas, whose song celestial is the guide to Ultimate Truth for the present day Arjunas was the embodiment of Supreme Divine Love.

 

Gita (Saar) Summary

 

The teachings of Lord Krishna have been written down in a book famously known as 'Bhagwad Gita'. It is the holy book of Hindus. It is to Hindus, what Bible is to Christians or what the holy Quran is to Muslims. Since the book is quite big and extensive, sometimes it becomes difficult for a person to read at a stretch. Geeta Saar is the gist of the main teachings of Lord Krishna. It contains the crux of the Holy Gita.

Lord questions everyone over various issues and asks them to give up the illusionary world. Bhagwan Krishna says, the only way to achieve life long happiness is to surrender to him.
 

  • Why do you worry unnecessarily? What are you afraid of? Who can kill or destroy you? A soul is never born, so it never dies.

     

  • Whatever happened in the past, happened for the best; whatever is happening, is happening for the best; whatever will happen in future, will happen for the best. Do not repent the past, do not worry for future, concentrate on your present.

     

  • What did you own, that makes you cry on losing? What did you bring, that you fear losing? What did you give birth to, that you fear its destruction? You didn't bring anything. Whatever one takes, one must return it to God. Everyone came empty handed and will therefore die, empty handed.

     

  • Whatever belongs to you today, belonged to someone else yesterday and it will belong to some one else tomorrow. Don't be illusioned by Maya. Maya is the root cause of all pain and misery.

     

  • Change is the rule of nature. What one understands, as death is actually life itself. One moment you are the owner of crores and in the very next moment you become a pauper.

     

  • Your body doesn't belong to you and vice versa. Body is composed of five elements- Fire, Water, Air, Earth and Sky; one day it will perish in these elements.

     

  • Offer yourself to the Almighty Lord. This is the best support. One who knows this unconditional support gains freedom from fear, worry and despair.

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Sai Baba themed  Krishna Janamasthmi greeting cards
 
 
 
108 names of Lord Krishna -
Popular names of Lord Krishna - Shri Krishna names-
Different names of Lord Krishna
 
 
 
NAME MEANING
Krishna One that brings joy
Jagannath Lord of the whole World
Parampurush The supreme one
Dwarkadhish Dwarka’s king
Vasudev Vasudev’s son
Devki Nandan Devki's son
Govinda Lord Of Cows
Gopal Protector of Cows
Parthasarthi Arjuna’s Chariot driver
Muralidhar Who plays flute
Mathura Naresh King of Mathura
Damodar tied with a grinding Stone
Niranjan who is honorable
Sanatan The eternal one
Anant The infinite
Ajay All victorious
Murari Enemy of Mura (the demon)
KamalNath Kamla (Goddess Lakshmi's) Husband
Punya Meritorious
Lila-Manush-Vigraha Assums human form
Shrivastav Kausthuba-Dharya Wearing Shri Vatsa and Kausthubha Gem
Yashoda-Vatsalya Mother Yashoda's child
Hari Shri Hari
Chaturbuja-Chakra-gada-Shankhadhyay Four armed
Shrisay Abode of Shri (Lakshmi)
Nandgopa Priyatmaj Nanda Gopa's darling child
Yamuna Vega Samhar Destroyer of speed of River yamuna
Balbhadra Pariyanuj Balram's younger brother
Putana Jivit haraya Destroyer of putana(demoness)
Shakatsura Bhanjanaya Destroyer of Shakatasur (demon)
Nandvraja jana nandin One bringing joy to Nand and people of Braj
Sachidanand Vigraha Awareness and bliss
Navanit Viliptanga whose body is slandered with butter
Ananghaya sinless one
Navanit navaharaya Inventor of new form of food- Butter
Muchukunda Prasadkaya who blessed king Muchukund
Shodasha sthri sahasreshaya Lord of 16,000 wives
Tribhanji lalitakritaye who possesed bent in 3 places
Sukavag Amritabhdhindave Ocean of nectar
Yogi Pataye Lord of yogis
Avyaktaya who is difficult to comprehend
Punya-Shlokaya Lord whose praise bestows meritorious
Tirthapadaya With holy feet
Vedvedayaya Souce of Vedas
Yagnabhoktre  who consumed sacrificial offerings
Paratpataya highest of the highest
Gopa Gopishvaraya Lord of gopas and gopis
Yogine Greatest Yogi
Koti surya samaprabha someone who is as lustrous as a million suns
Ilapataye Lord of Earth
Vanamaline One wearing a garland
Parasmai jyotish with a supreme light
Yadavendraye Lord of Yadavs
Yadudvataya Leader of Yadus
Pita vasase Who wears yellow robes
Parijatapa Harakaya who removed Parijath Flower
Govardhanchalo Dhartreya Lifter of Govardhan Hill
Sarva palakaya Protector of all beings
Niranjan The untainted one
Kama janakaye One generating desires in worldly mind
Kancha lochanaya Who possess beautiful eyes
Madhughne Killer of Madhu- demon
Brindavane sancarine One roaming in Brindavan city
Baline All powerful Lord
Syamantake maner hartre who stole Syamantaka Gem
Nara Narayanatmakaya who has twin form of nar and Narayan
Kubja Krishtambharadharya who applied ointment by Kubja
Mayine Lord of maya
Mushtikasura Chanura mallayudha-visharadaya One who is an expert wrestler, killed two demons Mushtikasura and Chanura
Kamsaraye Enemy of  Kansa
Narakantakaya Destroyer of Naraka (demon)
Anadi Brahmacharine Beginning less absolute
Krishna Vyasana Karshakaya Who Removed Draupadi's distress
Shishupala Shirascratte Remover of Shishupal's head
Duryodhana Kulantakaya Destroyer of Duryodhana's dynasty
Vidurakrura Varadaya Giver of boon to Vidur and Akrur
Vishwarupa Pradarshakaya Revealer of Vishwasrup (Universal form)
Satyavacha Speaker of truth
Satya sankalp Lord of true resolve
Satyabhama Rataya Lover of Satyabhama
Jayine The ever victorious Lord
Subhadra purvajaya Brother of Subhadra
Vishnava To Lord Vishnu
Bhishma mukti Pradayakaya One who bestowed salvation to Bhishma
Jagadguruve venunada visharad One expert in playing of flute music
Vrishabhasura vidhvamsine Destoyer of demon Vrishbasura
Yudhishthira pratishthatre One who established Yudhisthira as a king
Sarvagraha Rupine To all-formed one
Dayanidhaye One who is treasure of compassion
Sarvabhutat makaya Soul of elements
Jalakrida samashaka gopi vastra pararakaya Lord who hid gopi's clothes while they were playing in river Yamuna
Parabrahmane A supreme brahman
Barhi Barhavatamsakaye One who adorns peacock feathers
Pannagashana vahanaya Having serpent Adishesha as his seat
Danavendra Vinashak Destroyer of Lord of Asuras
Gitamrita Mahodadhaye An ocean containing nectar of Bhagwad Gita
Kaliyaphani Manikya ranjita shri Padambhujaya Lord whose lotus feet adorn gems from hood of Kaliya serpent

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The below prayers can be told daily by offering flowers or Tulasi to Lord  Krishna.It contains 108 Names of Lord Krishna taken from Vishnu Sahasranama
  1. Om Vishnave Namah
  2. Om Lakshmi Pathaye Namah
  3. Om Krishnaya Namah
  4. Om Vaikuntaaya Namah
  5. Om Garuda Dhvajaya Namah
  6. Om Parah Brahmane Namah
  7. Om Jagannathaya Namah
  8. Om Vaasudevaya Namah
  9. Om Trivikramaya Namah
  10. Om Dhydhyaanthakaaya Namah
  11. Om Madhuribhave Namah
  12. Om Dhaarshyavahaaya Namah
  13. Om Sanaadhanaaya Namah
  14. Om Narayanaya Namah
  15. Om Padmanabhaya Namah
  16. Om Hrishikeshaya Namah
  17. Om Sudhapradhaya Namah
  18. Om Haraye Namah
  19. Om Pundarikakshaya Namah
  20. Om Siddhidhikarthre Namah
  21. Om Paraathparaya Namah
  22. Om Vanamaline Namah
  23. Om Yagnaroopaya Namah
  24. Om Chakrapanye Namah
  25. Om Gadhadhraya Namah
  26. Om Upendraya Namah
  27. Om Keshavaya Namah
  28. Om Hamsaaya Namah
  29. Om SamudraMadhanaya Namah
  30. Om Haraye Namah
  31. Om Govindaya Namah
  32. Om Prahmajankaya Namah
  33. Om KaitabasuraMardhanaya Namah
  34. Om Sridharaya Namah
  35. Om Kaamajakaaya Namah
  36. Om Seshaya Namah
  37. Om Chadhurbhujaya Namah
  38. Om Paanchajanyadharaaya Namah
  39. Om SriMathe Namah
  40. Om Shaarangapanaye Namah
  41. Om Janardhanaya Namah
  42. Om Pitambharadharaya Namah
  43. Om Devaya Namah
  44. Om SuryaChandraVilochanaya Namah
  45. Om MatsyaRoopaya Namah
  46. Om Kurmathanave Namah
  47. Om Krodharoopaya Namah
  48. Om Nrukesarine Namah
  49. Om Vaamanaaya Namah
  50. Om Bhaargavaaya Namah
  51. Om Raamaya Namah
  52. Om Haline Namah
  53. Om Kalkine Namah
  54. Om Hayaananaaya Namah
  55. Om Viswambaraya Namah
  56. Om Simsumaaraya Namah
  57. Om Srikharaaya Namah
  58. Om Kapilaaya Namah
  59. Om Dhruvaaya Namah
  60. Om Dattatreyaya Namah
  61. Om Achyutaya Namah
  62. Om Anantaaya Namah
  63. Om Mukundhaaya Namah
  64. Om Dhidhivaamanaaya Namah
  65. Om Dhanvantraye Namah
  66. Om Srinivasaya Namah
  67. Om Pradyumnaya Namah
  68. Om Purushothamaya Namah
  69. Om Srivathkausthubhadhraaya Namah
  70. Om Muraradhaye Namah
  71. Om Adhoshjaaya Namah
  72. Om Rushabhaya Namah
  73. Om MohanaroopaDharine Namah
  74. Om Sangarshanaaya Namah
  75. Om Prithave Namah
  76. Om Sheerabdhisaayene Namah
  77. Om Bhoodhathmane Namah
  78. Om Anirudhaaya Namah
  79. Om Bhakthavatsalaaya Namah
  80. Om Naraaya Namah
  81. Om GajendraVaradaaya Namah
  82. Om Thridhamne Namah
  83. Om Bhoothabhavanaaya Namah
  84. Om Svetavaasdhavyaaya Namah
  85. Om SuryamandalaMadhyakaaya Namah
  86. Om SanakathiMunithyeyaaya Namah
  87. Om Bhagavathe Namah
  88. Om SankaraPriyaya Namah
  89. Om Neelakanthaya Namah
  90. Om Tharakaanthaaya Namah
  91. Om Vedathmane Namah
  92. Om Bhadhraayanaaya Namah
  93. Om BhagirathiJanmaBhoomiPaadaPadmaaya Namah
  94. Om Stham Prabhave Namah
  95. Om Svabhave Namah
  96. Om Vibhave Namah
  97. Om KanakaShyamaaya Namah
  98. Om Jagadhkaaranaaya Namah
  99. Om Avyayaaya Namah
  100. Om Buddhavadharaaya Namah
  101. Om Shaanthathmane Namah
  102. Om Krisoth Namah
  103. Om Leelamaanusha Vigrahaaya Namah
  104. Om Damodharaaya Namah
  105. Om Viraataroopaaya Namah
  106. Om Bhoodhabhavyabhavath Prabhave Namah
  107. Om Aadi Devaaya Namah
  108. Om Deva Devaaya Namah
  109. Om Prahladha Paripalakhaya Namah

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Krishnashtami
Saatam Aatham
Gokulashtami
Ashtami Rohini
Srikrishna Jayanti
Sree Jayanthi
Janmashtami
Dahi Handi

 

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An eye witness account by a devotee from Puttaparthi -
Sri Krishna janmastami eve & Sri Krishnajanmastami day

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13 AUGUST 2009: Sri Krishna janmastami eve
Om Sairam dearest Sai Family,
Being a holiday season and also weekend, Puttaparthi is heavily crowded and there is no place even to stand any where. It all about Queues where ever you go.. be it for darshan
canteen, shopping, coffeshop everywhere. It looked as if it is Swami's birthday. In the recent past this is how Parthi looks like. Swami's Divine Magnet is getting more and more
powerful and attracting vast sections of the society.
The Sai Kulwanth hall was beautifully decorated with Krishna blue colour curtains hung all over. The pillars were also given a blue colour covering. A beautiful, about 5 feet
statue of the birthday baby, Lord Krishna was placed right in the middle of the dais just before Ganesha. On 13th evening, Sai Kulwanth hall was jam packed within 30 minutes of the gates being


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open. Even this morning (13th August) Swami preferred to stay in doors in the mornings. Every one were eagerly awaiting Swami's arrival in the evening.
We could see some tense faces among the crowds, amidst rumours of Swine flu being spread very fast in India. When the news came that there were two deaths in the adjacent
Bangalore, there were so many discussions about it among devotees. As they said, the flu comes from foreign countries, and Parthi is a happening place for many foreign
nationals and many were seen covering their faces with masks, some ladies had their saree pallus covered on the face.
Some devotees even preferred to see a glimpse of Swami from outside and get back to their homes. Lets hope and pray to Swami that this flu will not take any more lives here after.

As all of were eagerly waiting for Swami in the evening, it was at 6:20pm that we were blessed to see our beloved Lord. Swami took a full round in His mobile throne and
went on stage. Swami stayed for about 20 minutes and then Arathi was given to Swami thus ending the Sri Krishna janmastami eve.
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14 August 2009: Sri Krishnajanmastami day


Early morning, when all the devotees entered the Sai Kulwanth hall, there was more place in the front rows left vacant to give way for the students of Swami's Brindavan campus,
Muddenahalli and Anantapur campus. Every one of them had arrived for Swami's darshan just yesterday evening.It was almost two weeks that Swami didn't bless us with
morning darshans and we all were hoping for the best to happen. What a day it would be do have darshan of our Sai Krishna on Sri Krishnajanmastami day and more over
as all the students of Sri Sathya Sai University were present, we were hoping and praying that Swami would definitely bless us with His divine darshan.
To our great fortune, around 9:30am Swami clad in a beautiful Yellow robe (Peethambaram as they call), seated in His white chair, came slowly into Sai Kulwanth hall.
Swami seems to be very quiet now a days especially during darshans. This quietness is for our own good. This quietness is making many of us to look inside. Swami is rarely
speaking to any one on a physical level but is speaking and answering all our questions from inside provided we are tuned in for it. As Swami said a while ago, communication is physical where as Communion


is spiritual, communication is temporary, communion is eternal, communication is EGO, Communion is Egolessness.It would be very hard for people who love His physical form
but for some one who are blessed to think beyond the physical form it is a divine feeling.
Swami took a full round in the hall, blessing every one. The crowd went mad when Swami came to the gents side and there was little bit of commotion to have a glimpse of
our beloved Lord. After going into the interview room Swami came on the stage and arathi was given to Swami at 10:20am.


This Sri Krishnastami was a unique one. Usually cows from Swami's Gokulam, Sai Geetha junior, and other animals are personally fed by Swami in the morning of Gokulastami. During
the times of Sai Geetha it was just amazing to see Swami come down to her and feed her.


In the evening, all the cows, deers, rabbits came in procession while Sai Geetha junior was
leading them. When all the animals were ready, Swami blessed us with His divine darshan
at 5:20pm. Before coming to the gents lines, Swami fed those fortunate animals. As Swami was nearing, Sai Geetha Junior was so excited that some students had to run for
cover as they thought she was running over them. In a very short span of her life, she has now been blessed to know who Swami is and how fortunate she is to be blessed
to live in His immediate presence.


Swami came on stage and was there on stage till the arathi was given at 6:15 pm thus ending a beautiful day to commemorate the birth of Sri Krishna.


It was a very quiet day, a day which reminded us to look more within. A day which stressed on Communion and not communication, a day which asked for Innerview than interview.


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Amidst the financial crisis all over the world, many parts of India including Parthi and surrounding areas are heading towards a severe drought. Many farmers are worried
about this year's crop. This part of India depends mainly on Peanut crop and the farmers are supposed to sow the seeds in the month of June and get the crop in September. This
year, rains were so scanty that the seeds have not being sown and it is really a big concern.

 As Mahatma Gandhiji said, If the farmer is happy, then the whole country would be
happy. Many farmers are already selling their cattle, the prices are going up, there will be severe scarcity for water and if there is any one whom we can look up is our beloved
Lord.  Let us all join to pray for the betterment of the society, for more happy families. Parents who are blessed with plenty and prosperity do advice your children not to
waste food but share with the needy and poor.
 

Above is a rare photo of our Sai Krishna on the banks of Chitravathi river with the cows...
JAI SRI KRISHNA... JAI SAI RAM....


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Krishnashtami
August 24, 2008