26TH APRIL 2011
DARSHAN UPDATE (PROBABLY MY LAST DARSHAN UPDATE...
(Posted by SBOI-Group member
Om Sairam dearest Sai Family
As the deadline for the closure of Swami's last darshan was fast
approaching, thousands thronged to Parthi for a glimpse of our
beloved Lord's Holy body.
Today many VVIPs visited Parthi among them were Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Governor Narasimhan, AP, Chief
Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, Former Prime minister Deve Gowda,
Gujarath Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Swami Nityananda, actress
Jamuna and others had Swami's darshan.
As the time for the Maha Samadhi (burial) is approaching, many
devotees all over the world are still anticipating a miracle from
Swami. Seated in darshan hall, I was watching Swami's holy feet
(even though not visible) if there would be any movement. From 9am
to till 5 pm, there were so many students who were taking turns to
sit closer to Swami. In the morning brother Veda Narayana was seated
to His right by Swami's head and watching the beautiful Lord, with
eyes filled with tears. For a person like him who has spent such a
great amount of time by Swami, it is a great loss. Every person,
coming into the Sai Kulwanth hall to have last darshan were in
tears. They couldn't bear to see Swami in that state.
Brother Sathyjit, who was blessed
to spent most of Swami's last years with Swami, was standing by the
pillar on the dais, with a very sad face. One cannot explain how
much he would be going through after spending so much time with
Swami and suddenly to lose Him is some thing which is unrepairable.
Probably all the sweet memories would be reeling in his mind and
make him more emotional.
Mr.Srinivasan was also in the same state of mood. For all those
noble souls, blessed to work closely with Swami it is definitely a
great loss. They would still be feeling that it is just a "bad
Brother Ratnakar, who is still not able to walk without support
after that accident in december, was seated to Swami's left,
watching Swami keenly. Brother Ratnakar, another blessed soul, to be
born as Swami's brother's son, also had spend some quality time with
Swami. For him, Swami is own uncle which makes things more tougher
during these testing times. Two of his younger sons, were also seen
seated next to Swami's divine body.
Around 4.30 pm, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Mrs.Sonia Gandhi,
Governor Narasimhan, AP, Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy came to
Sai Kulwanth hall, entering through the Bhajan mandir behind the
dais. As soon as they came into the verandah, Smt.Meenakshamma, wife
of Late Sri.Janaki ramayya (Swami's younger brother) was introduced
to Sonia Gandhi by All India Sai President, Sri.Srinivasan. They
directly came to the place where Swami's divine body was kept and as
bhajans were sung, both of them offered floral tributes to Swami. I
am not sure if Sonia Gandhi ever met Swami even though, I know that
Smt.Indira Gandhi did follow Swami in those days.
After offering floral tributes, they sat down on the floor, to
Swami's right by His head while the bhajan Brahmanda nayaka Baba was
sung. Right through, Smt.Sonia Gandhi was watching Swami with joined
hands so also was Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. After two bhajans,
both of them rose from their seats and after bowing down to Swami
one more time, they left the hall, after meeting brother Ratnakar.
while both of them were seated, I was praying to Swami to bless them
so that they give good governance to this holy India. Every time,
any political leader from any country came, I used to say the same
prayer. This is for the first time, that such high profile leaders
are coming to have His darshan under such circumstances.
Swami, would have definitely blessed them for their trouble to come
all the way to Parthi to offer their obeysence.
Meanwhile, the Maha Samadhi (grave) was dug last night and all
arrangements are being made for the Maha Samadhi of Swami on the
dais right in the middle.According to the news, the officials had
discussions with learned pandits(scholars) headed by
Sri.Kondavadhani from Rajahmundry about the final rituals. In the
discussions, they discussed the Shirdi baba Samadhi, who attained
Samadhi in sitting position but looks like Swami's Maha Samadhi will
be as it is now. He will be buried between 9 to 9.20 am, with His
head towards the south and holy feet towards the North. Holy water
from all the
major holy rivers in India are being brought for the Maha Samadhi
Ceremony which will be used for Puja.
I am also attaching the RARE photo of Swami doing NAMASKAR, which I
feel was an "indication" of Him taking leave from us. According to
my friend Prema Das who was there in darshan that day, said that it
happened on the 20th of March 2011.also attached are few photos of
today's DARSHAN.. As mentioned earlier there might be live telecast
of the Maha Samadhi ceremony, please do check the links that I sent
in my previous emails.
Meanwhile please click the following link of the Prime minister's
visit to Parthi..
PM, Sonia pay homage to
April 26, 2011 | Duration: 9 min, 45 sec
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia
Gandhi today paid homage to Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Both
the leaders stood in silence in front of the glass
casket containing the body of the spiritual leader and
placed wreaths at his feet.
Sisters and brothers, with a heavy I want to tell you with a little
bit of HOPE some where in my heart that today will be the last
"DARSHAN" (unfortunately I won't be typing this word any more from
now), for every one in Sai Kulwanth Hall. Swami who left us on the
24th will not even be seen Physically from tomorrow the 27th April.
How well can we bear this "pain"? Only time will answer this
O Swami keep on showering Your choicest blessings on all of us, Let
you glory be sung with much more intensity, let all the Sai
Activities continue with much more success, we all know You are very
much with us, Your Avataric Mission will flourish for ever, Your
helping Hand is enough for us to cross this ocean of life, to end
this cycle of life and death, to Master this mind and be a MASTER
We Love You Dear Lord... Miss You... Miss You.. Miss You..
With Pranams at Your Lotus Feet,
we Love you Forever and Ever,
You are always alive in our hearts...
Sri Sathya Sai Baba Health News:
Puttaparthi: Statement issued by Dr. A. N.
Safaya, Director of the Institute, said "Bhagwan
Sri Sathya Sai Baba is no more with us
physically. He left his earthly body on
April 24, 2011 at 7.40 a.m. due to
cardio-respiratory failure. ..
glory is evident in the
smallest flower and the most
ISSUED ON APRIL 24, 2011 AT
The following is the
bulletin released by the
Director, Sri Sathya Sai
Institute of Higher Medical
"Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
is no more with us
physically. He left his
earthly body on April 24,
2011 at 7.40 a.m. due to
Bhagwan 's body will lie in
State at Sai Kulwant Hall
for two days -- Monday and
Tuesday. Arrangements will
be made for darshan after 6
p.m. today at Sai Kulwant
Hall. We appeal to all not
to rush to the hospital but
to remain calm and have
darshan in an orderly
Dr. A. N. Safaya
"God, that is to say our
Dear Lord Sai, has made us
convey to you what we
earnestly prayed we would
never have to do. But God's
will always prevails. If He
has decided to bring the
curatain down on this
incarnation, so it has to
be. However, He
cannot go away from our
Hearts, where He has to be
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