Visited the ARMY venue yesterday and found the main road to the venue has been beautifully decorated with sign posts with swamy's saying on both sides of the road.( just like parthi)The place is quite huge like Poorna Chandra hall but sitting arrangements are more like Whitefield. The whole area has been transformed like Parthi or Whitefield with beautiful large pictures of SWAMY and quotes.

The homa kundams are in place and the back drop in the stage is more like Whitefield with sculpted images on the wall. Apart from the hall outside open place also is available extra people with barricade enclosures for 200 people in each enclosures for special pass (perhaps) there is a metal road near the open barricade enclosures separating the hall and the enclosures( perhaps Swamy can travel by car for giving darshan) We pray for that. I going to be an event first of its kind in Chennai. The whole place full of people and sevadals in hundreds are pouring in daily. There is a beautiful house inside the venue and Bhagwan may stay there or Sundaram or in Anjali Devi's house it is speculated.

There is going to be a huge canteen like Parthi and is speculated to offer the same service at same charges.

Will keep updating.

With Sai Love

Likely programme schedule for ARMY

Athi rudra Maha Yagnam
24, South Avenue Extn, Dr.Vasudevan Nagar,
Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai - 600041.

20th January to 30th January.

Program Schedule

20th January - Saturday

Morning Session - 3:00 am - Venue: Thiruvanmiyur
Sri Mahaganapathi Pooja
Swasthi Vachana, Swasthi Punyaha
Raksha Bandhana
Bimba Lingam)
Dhanyadhivasam, Pushpa Phaladhivasa and Shayadhivasa
Kalasa Sthapane, Kala Avahane, Kala Homa and Anga Homa
Prana Prathisthe
Agni Prathisthe
Panchamrita Abhishekam
Rudra parayana & Rudrabhisheka
Rudra homam and Sai Gayathri Homam
Mahamangalarathi and Astavadhani Seva

Afternoon Session 3:30 pm - Venue: Thiruvanmiyur

Mangala Vadyam
Panchamrita Abhishekam, Rudrabhisheka
Rudra Kramarchane
Talk by Learned Speaker
Divine Discourse by Bhagavan
Music programme

21st January to 29th January

Morning Session 5:00 am - Venue: Thiruvanmiyur

Aruna Parayana
Mahanyasa Parayana
Panchamrita Parayana
Rudra Parayana and Rudrabhisheka
Rudra Homa and Sai Gayathri Homa
Ashthavadhana Seva and Mahamangalarathi

Afternoon Session 3:30 pm - Venue: Thiruvanmiyur

Mangala Vadyam
Panchamrita Abhishekam, Rudrabhishekam Kramarchane
Talk by Learned Speaker
Divine Discourse by Bhagavan
Music programme

30th January - Tuesday

Morning Session 4:00 am - Venue: Thiruvanmiyur

Mangala Vadyam, Aruna Parayana
Mahanyasa Parayana
Panchamrita Abhishekam
Rudra Parayana, Rudrabhisheka
Rudra Homam and Sai Gayathri Homam
Agni Samyojana
Jayadi Homam
Uttaranga Godana
Maha Poornahuthi

Afternoon Session 3:30 pm - Venue: Thiruvanmiyur

Divine Discourse by Bhagavan
Music programme

With Love


Posted on 17.01.2007

Aum sri sai ram,

I would like to share with you all a small incident

Before the start of ARMY ( Athi Rudra Maha Yagna) at Prashanthi Nilayam, one of the organisers, a Karnataka Youth member, was allotted the duty of getting the Lingam. Swami had indicated that an agent in Bangalore had to be approached for this. On approaching him, the agent guided them to a marble factory in Jaipur.

So this person prior to leaving for Jaipur, went to a Hanuman temple to pray to grant him the ability to successfully bring the Lingam. After coming out, feeling that he was on a holy mission, he left his footwear at the temple premises itself and went to Jaipur barefoot. On reaching the place, they found that this factory was run by muslims, with all employees being muslims. The person in-charge, a young person, asked the Sai Youth to wait and work of making the Lingam was commenced. They chose a good marble without any cracks or bubbles for the purpose. The strange thing was that all work in the factory was stopped and all the employees gathered around the place where the Linga was being made and started doing Namaaz during the entire duration of the making of the Lingam which was for 4 hours!!! It was found that this was the routine in this place that whenever a lingam was being made in this factory, all of them gathered around to offer their prayers to the Almighty and the holy task was undertaken with an attitude of devotion.

The time came for billing ..........the person in-charge asked in whose name it was to be billed. The Sai Youth asked them to "please make the Bill on Bhagawan sri Satya Sai Baba's name". Then the in-charge person told him to wait and brought his 90+ grandfather who was at his house. He came gently inside and said that he felt that it was his great fortune that he could at last make a Linga for BABA. Now the grandpa with his sweet soft voice told them ," You know what, 40 Yrs back Baba had come to this factory which was a small workshop then. I had offered Him one small Linga which was made here, but BABA said when time comes He would take it from him . It is only because BABA stepped into his small work shop it has grown into this big factory." Saying this he said "I cant charge BABA anything please take this and just give it to HIM." So they left the place taking the Linga with utmost care and of course in BLISS .

When they reached Parthi ,our Dear Lord was waiting for them In the veranda.

As soon as He saw them He asked them to come to the interview room, they removed the well packed Linga and were trying to show Him when Swami insisted that they place the Linga on His lap. Reluctantly, they placed this 8 KG HEAVY linga on the frail delicate lap as they had no other option other than to obey HIS command. After It was placed ,Swami very gently kept touching the linga all over and said "THIS IS A PERFECT ONE " Then Swami asked them to keep It back. On lifting they felt that it was heavier. Swami then asked then how much it had cost them. When they narrated what had happened in the factory, Swami asked the Sai Youth who had brought the Lingam to return to the factory and give the owner Rs.11/- On returning to the room as they had to fix this linga into a silver bowl like thing which all of you would have seen they had to measure it by Height and weight . Lo and Behold!!! The Linga which weighed 8 KG'S now weighed 11 KG after It was placed on Swami's lap!!! We know not what is the significance of this no 11 - the linga weighed 11 kgs - an amount of Rs.11/- was asked to be paid for this - the Athi Rudra Maha Yagna was conducted in 11 days and on each day the Rudram was chanted 11 times.

Posted by Nideesh K on 17.01.2007

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