Bhagwan landed at Chennai airport on Friday at 2.15 by a chartered flight of
Paramount Airways accompanied by students.
Swamy descended and got into the
waiting car and proceeded to Sundaram .
Devotees were waiting at Sundaram from 11am itself and after Swamy arrived
at Sundaram, Bhajans started and Swamy gave a very good darshan from Kamalam
for about 15 minutes and went in after Aarthi.
Bhagwan arrived at Yagna site at 9.00am and is expected to stay till around
noon and since there are facilities provided for Swamy's interview etc it is
possible that he would stay and give his discourse in evening session.
Swamy gave a full darshan and went around all sides and made his devotees so
More updates later
posted on 20.01.07
Swami landed at the Chennai airport
Sairam Borthers and Sisters!
Swami landed at the Chennai airport and drove directly to 'Sundaram'. It was
a long wait for a lot of devotees before they welcomed Swami back to Chennai
after a gap of ten years (ten years ago it was Madras). Sundaram was opened
on January 19 1980, completing 27 years today.
It was a hot and humid afternoon but the devotees who lined the roads would
not relent; anything for a glimpse of the Divine form of Sai! Bhajans were
in progress in Sundaram. I was about 30 yards (90 feet) from the Sundaram
gate and as the convoy approached, the excited devotees lunged forward
constricting the passage! Seva Dal and the local police did a fabulous job
of controlling the zestful devotees and bringing back discipline in the
ranks. Preceded by 2 pilot vans and a couple of devotees' cars, the blue
Mercedes drove past lazily - enough to see Swami blessing His devotees.
Seated behind the driver, Swami was looking towards us through the left-hand
side window and blessing His devotees with both His hands! What a sight and
Swami's car drove into Sundaram. The bhajans were suspended. Swami was
welcomed into Sundaram by children dancing on bamboo stilts to the tune of a
welcome song. Swami went into the prayer hall. I do not know what happened
in the prayer hall; the bhajans were reresumed. To everyone's surprise,
Swami emerged on the first floor balcony, where there is a lotus shaped
circular projection. He stood in the balcony, holding the railing. The
radiant face of Swami's oozed energy and all His blessings were lapped up by
devotees who were till then standing on their toes outside the Sundaram
premises. Only the barricade could stop them. Swami gave darshan for a good
15 minutes' time. Swami ordered that 'haarathi' may be given and retired for
the afternoon. But not before the Chennai devotees had a big smile on their
face. They were joined by Sai brothers and sisters from other countries and
from other states.
I was not present during the evening program. If someone else could write
about what happened inside the prayer hall and what happened in the evening,
it will be great.
Time to go for the opening session of the yagnam - it starts at 0300 hours
Posted on 20.01.2007
Program at Chennai - (For Invitees Only)
Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba will deliver his
Benedictory Address at the function organised by CHENNAI CITIZEN'S CONCLAVE
on Sunday 21st January at 11.00 am at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Raja
Muthiah Salai, Chennai 600003
Welcome by : Thiru Venu Srinivasan, Chairman T V S Motor Co
Introduction: Sri Durai Murugan, Minsiter for Public Works, Govt of Tnadu
Audio-visual presentation; "Water- the elixir of life'
Address by : (in order)
Hon'ble Sri Shivaraj Patil, Union Home Minister
Hon'ble Lalu Prasad Yadav, Union Railway Minister
Hon'ble Dayanidhi Maran, Union Minister for I T and Telecommunicaions
His Excellency Sri S M Krishna , Governor of Maharashtra
Hon'ble Sri Vilas Rao Deshmukh, CM of Maharashtra
Hon'ble Sri Kumaraswamyu, CM of Karnataka
Hon'ble Y S Rajasekhar Reddy, CM of Andhra Pradesh
His Execellency Sri Surjit Singh Barnala, Governor of Tamilnadu
Hon'ble Sri M K Stalin, Minister for Local Admn, Govt of Tamilnaduy
Presidential Address by Hon'ble Dr M Karunanidhi, CM of Tamilnadu
Benedictory Address by Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
The invitees are requested to be at Nehru Indoor Stadium at 10 a.m itself
due to heavy security.
Posted on 19.01.2007 from Chennai - Krishna Rao
Invitation to the Ati Rudra
Maha Yagna held in Chennai (Local Language in Tamil)
Pictures sent from Chennai showing
the place of the Yagna, the crowd waiting for Swami's Darshan and Bhagavan
blessing the devotees........