Ayudha Puja commenced this morning with
Bhagawan's darshan at 8.20. After a full darshan round, Swami came
onstage and sat for 15 minutes. Then, He moved towards the garage
on the Eastern side of the Mandir, where four of His cars were
kept ready for His Blessings. The students' Bhajan group
started bhajans there, and the village band added to the festive
mood. The puja was done for the cars with breaking of coconuts.
The Golden chariot (in which Bhagawan had given darshan during the
Paduka festival in 1997-98) was also brought out and worshipped.
Bhagawan then came to the Mandir Verandah and saw off the students
who went around the Mandir and proceeded for Grama Seva. Bhagawan
then went into the interview room. At around 10 o'clock, He went
to the Poornachandra. After a few minutes onstage, at around
10.15, He asked for the Arati, and then returned to His abode.
More villages in Puttaparthy Mandal were covered in today's Grama
In the evening, Swami came out at 3.20 pm, and directly went out
on a drive to the Indoor Stadium construction site. When He
returned after half an hour, He alighted near the interview room,
walked down the Verandah talking to some elders on the way,
Blessed Prof. Anil Kumar by calling up some family members and
granting them padanamaskar, sat onstage for fifteen minutes
listening to the Vedic chants, Blessed the 'Birthday boys' and
then went to the interview room. At 4.55 He came into the Bhajan
Hall and asked for Bhajans to begin. Accepting Arati at 5.35 pm,
Bhagawan retired for the day.
click on the golden Chariot & Sai Baba image (left) to see large
Also Read & See Photos: 30th Sep. 06 Todays morning & evening
darshan report & Grama Seva report sent to SBOI by UK group the
The group consists of 19 youths from across the U.K. lead by Sri
Ajit Popat (Puppet) .
An interesting sidelight during the Veda Purusha Sapthaha Jnana
Yagna is the evening puja conducted in the Poornachandra
Auditorium after the proceedings in the Sai Kulwant Hall conclude.
This puja, conducted in the Western end of the stage area,
concludes with chanting of excerpts from the Vedas, Upanishads,
various branches of learning like poetry, grammar and astrology,
and the narration of episodes from the Ramayana, Bhagavatha and
Devi Bhagavatham. The evening puja will conclude tomorrow, since
the Yagna comes to an end with Poornahuti on Monday morning. -
source: Prasanthi Bulletin-