31st January, 2007-Swami's
plane landed at Puttaparthi airport this afternoon - SAI BABA IS IN PUTTAPARTHI
After Noon - UPDATE: 31-01-2007: Swami's plane landed at
Puttaparthi airport this afternoon at 12.12 p.m. local time! All the main roads
were decorated with Mango leaves decorations & banners in Telugu and English
language welcoming Swami back to Puttaparthi. Devotees mostly ladies decorated
the road crossings and main gates with beautiful rangoli showing sign of joy and
welcome for our Swami. Swami's drove directly to His ashram amid a cheerful
crowd of of Puttparthi by Swami was carried in procession. Swami arrives in
After 11 day visit to Chennai for Athi Rudra Mahayagnam, Swami just arrived in
Puttaparthi. Swami left Chennai this morning at 11:30 a.m and reached
Puttaparthi by 1:00 pm.
Posted on 31.01.2007
Swami's Divine Message on concluding day
Dear Sai family
Pranams to all our Sai brothers and Sisters.
Chennai was indeed blessed with Swami's presence for the last 10 days. On 30th
Evening during his discourse, Swami said : " The whole
Chennai is reverberating with Sairam.. Sairam.. Sairam... and is blessed. This
must be practised daily.."
Dear Sai family, please note that till this time (at least to my knowledge)
Swami has not uttered his name either in speeches or bhajans (even when he sings
bhajans he avoids using sai.. in between).
Like in sai satcharithra when Shirdi Baba asked one of His devotees (Mrs
Khaparde) to casually just start chant Raja.. Rama Raja rama, it just took me to
take that it is our Swami's divine Manthropasana for all of us to chant "Sairam"
Bhagawan made me write this immediately after I reached home..
Let's feel His presence always in all our doings .... I Pray and Thank our
beloved Swami for His Divine visit to Chennai and for Blessings after 10 long
Warm Regards & Love
Posted on 31.01.2007
It is tempting to say it is over. But it really is just beginning.
The yagna ended before noon today. At Baba's request we observed two minutes of
silence at 11 A.M. - an auspicious moment. I think it was Baba's way of blessing
all of us.
Later, Baba came down to the yagna area to participate with some rituals and
proceeded to travel to the women's side then the men. Accompanying him were
pundits carrying large bowls of liquid from the yagna.
When Baba returned to the stage, these pundits walked the same path
There was a large crowd and prasadam in the way of rice and sweets on a leaf was
provided for everyone.
In the evening Mumbai made a request to host the next
yagna at whatever timing Baba chose.
Baba had stated that he wanted the yagna performed in every state in India.
Baba gave a short discourse.
I think everyone feels different. I understood that the yagna cleans all your
sins. I think I am finally purer than Ivory soap.
The reason for saying this is just the beginning is we are going to see a new
world emerge because of the yagnas. It will be peaceful, harmonious and
environmental pure. The process has begun but the effects linger into the
future. As more yagnas are done the effects get stronger.
I hope you are ready for that kind of world.
Coming soon to your local neighborhood.
Baba leaves the 31st to Puttaparthi.
Update at 2.00 p.m of January 30th Poornahuthi
The Yagna sala and halls were fully occupied before Swamy arrived at 10.45am.
After Swamy came, Bhajans, nadaswaram and Vedas were simultaneously on which
sounded unique. Later Swamy came down the ramp to the Lingam and performed the
The event was such a grand one and later Swamy went around
all sides and gave a gracious darshan.
Later He had aarthi and left the site at 12.15 p.m.
Chakra pongal and Tomato Rice was distributed to all devotees as Prasadam. Every
devotee went home with great happiness as Swamy gave a fine darshan.
There was an announcement that there would be programme in the evening and Swamy
may give a discourse.
The Lingam is likely to be taken to Sundaram tomorrow morning and as at now
Swamy is leaving by a charter flight before noon itself to Puttaparthi as per
Because Swamy had finished the private visits to the Residence of Chancellor of
Ramachandra Medical University, Sankara Netralaya and State President Mr Ramani.
Chennai has been blessed by his divine presence and thanks to Swamy Chennai
would not have any more water problem.
The free medical program for Chennai works differently than explained yesterday.
Sixty-one hospitals in the Chennai area, to be expanded later, will put one bed
aside for a needy person. When the Sai organization holds medical camps, doctors
who are part of the committee will screen for people who need special help. They
will be referred to the hospital best suited for them. The hospital will pick up
all cost including surgery, medicine etc. The Sai organization will provide
transportation for after visits, home care and whatever else is needed until
It was announced today that Baba is leaving Chennai on the 31st.
I am 99% sure he is flying back to Puttaparthi.
Also, that Tuesday morning there will be a special blessing by Baba between 9:30
Baba is scheduled to give a discourse in the evening.
This morning Baba gave a special darshan for those who were at the Sundaram.
Swami in Chennai
One of my Friends related a nice incident, The Corporation workers were
asked to come and clear the area where the Yagnam was being held and
the surrounding areas after the Second day of the Yagnam and they found it spick
and span, After so many people have had Darshan and then Refreshments, Food
etc., Incredible for everyone, but For Swami's Devotees it is following Swami's
Darshan's queues start at 0.4.00 A.M in the morning, But
there have no noise at all which disturbs anyone in the surrounding areas,
Discipline is maintained everywhere. I sincerely feel that the impact of Swami
and the Yagnam can be seen in Chennai even more than in Parthi, here in Chennai
people who have not seen Swami before and not even heard of Swami at all,
have Been coming for Swami's Darshan everyday, This is the impact Swami
has had on people in Chennai, every road leads to Chennai. Things have to be
seen to be believed.
Posted on 29.01.07 by K.M
A R M Y Update 29/1/07 morning
update at 12pm
Swamy did not go to Yagna but directly to the house of a devotee in Alwarpet who
also happens to have given the place for Yagna
A R M Y Update 29/1/07 Morning
update of January 29th morning session 11.15 am
Swamy came out at Sundaram at 10.30 and spent 40 minutes
giving darshan and enjoyed four bhajans and had aarthi. he is understood to have
gone to Yagna site and thereon to two private visits .
V I Ps at Sundaram were: Sivaji Ganesan's son Prabhu and other family members ,
Singers P Susheela and Chitra
Update for 28th January evening session
Swamy got into the car at Sundaram and reached Yagna site by 4.30pm.
Today DOCTOR'S DAY was celebrated and hospitals associated with Swamy's samithis
and some news ones also had committed a free bed for sai deviotee . Sathya Sai
Health card was designed for the group of hospitals to render free service. more
details are awaited.
Dr Rangabhasyam spoke and Swamy materialised a ring for him. Dr S V Chitti Babu
former Vice Chancellor Annamanalai Unvy also spoke.
Swamy blessed around 60 sets of doctor's accessories like stethoscope etc to be
given to the Doctors who attended the specially convened meet in the evening.
After bhajans and aarthi Swamy left for a private visit to the house of former
President of L & T Mr A Ramakrishna at Anna Nagar.
In the morning Swamy did not go to Yagna site but went to the residence of Late
Shri Venkatamuni at Maharaja Surya Rao road, Alwarpet ( this house was the one
Swamy used to stay in his visits to Chennai till Sundaram was built). Mr
Venkatamuni the founder of Mysore Fertilisers Co was a great devotee of Swamy
for decade. Mr Venakatamuni's elder Son Mr Easwar was in Tamilnadu Trust as
Trustee had passed away last year and the younger son Mr Praveen is actively
involved with the Sai seva.
Since the yagna poornahuthi is on Tuesday 30th, devotees are waiting to hear
Swamy's discourse that day.
A R M Y update at 12.00 p.m on 28/1/07
Devotees swarmed Sundaram from 5 am and by 6 am there was almost no space to
sit. The roads were also occupied leaving some space for convoy to move.
Swamy came out at 10.15 and went around Sundaram and spent more time outside
Sundaram going towards both the sides of the road. Devotees were so happy with
the glimpse they had so close .
Swamy later came on to the dais and enjoyed four bhajans and had Aarthi. He
called one of the video-grapher and materialised something and gave him.
VIPs today were Gujarat CM Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of Madras High Court, A
P Shah, Executive Officer of T T Devasthanams Mr Sharma, Vice Chancellor of
Madras University and many more.
Swamy left Sundaram at 11.15 but we were informed that Swamy had not gone to
Yagna Sala but to a devotee's house.
Swamy may extend his stay to finish some more private visits.
Baba surprised the 400 - 500 people who were waiting for his darshan at Sundaram
on Sunday morning. He went among the crowd.
Meanwhile to those of us waiting at the yagna, we did not get darshan. Instead
some more of our karma and sins were washed away. The crowd was small.
In the afternoon, the crowd was comparable to last Friday. Baba came at 4:30. It
was physicians day.
The Chennai Sai Baba physicians announced that all the hospital in Chennai, and
this will eventually include surrounding areas, will sponsor a one day a year
free medical day. Anyone identified as needing medical help will receive free
medical care until the illness is cured or under control.
Baba gave physicians representing each hospital a brief case with a new
stethoscope and blood pressure unit along with a picture of himself.
When Baba enters the ground and leaves, he moves very slowly. It seems like less
than 10 miles an hour. One may say that it because of the huge crowd for safety
reasons and others might add that it gives people a good darshan. However, I
suspect that it is more than that.
It may have to do with the intense energy that he radiating and blessing
There is a police car in front of Baba and about ten vehicles behind him. Some
carry police but other are for students and guest.
Posted on 28.01.2007
SWAMI came to the Yagnam by 5:15 in the evening! SWAMI gave discourse!
He spoke in Tamil for two-three
minutes! The SWAMI laughed and said that Naaku tamil theriyaadu (I don't know
Tamil) and spoke in Telugu! In his discourse Swami talked about doing service
and about youths! He also said that obedience and one should give respect to
their mother! He also said that if we keep our mother happy we will be blessed
with his grace!
He stressed on service and wanted
all the youths to indulge in service!
Swami was there for nearly two
hours! Then SWAMI'S student sang SWAMI'S favourite bhajan song PREMA MUDITHA
MANSE KAHO RAM RAM RAM....AND GOVINDA KRISHNA JAI GOPALA KRISHNA JAI !!!!!!
Swami is expected to stay here (
Chennai) till 1st of February!
posted by K.M on 28.01.2007
Punya Theertham for
beautiful picture is kept in a prominent place in the left side, facing the
stage in the Athirudra Yaaga Shaala.
Lord Shiva is is shown in the place of Himalayas of an
Indian Map. And below there are several "Punya Nadhies" (sacred Rivers).
Punya Theertha from various Punya Nadhies have been specially brought for this
great decoration of the Photo of Lord Shiva.
On the last day of the yagna. Poorna Ahuthi will be offered at Sacred Homa
Kundas. After that there will be Kumbhabhishekam to the "Shiva Linga". Kumbha
Abhishekam is done with the water kept in various Kalasaas near the Homa Kundams,
and then the sacred water from various Punya Nadhies (sacred Rivers) will
offered to Shiva LINGA as a culmination of the Yagna.
Those who stay back till the end and watch this memorable occassion are blessed
With Love & Regards,
Posted on 28.01.2007
A R M Y update on 27.01.2007 at 7.00 p.m.
As mentioned this morning, Bhagwan rendered his first discourse at the Yagna
sala this evening for about 30 minutess. He emphasised the importance of Prema
and asked the Seva Dal to work with Love.
Prior to going to Yagna Sala, Swamy came out in Sundaram and got into the Car
after a brief talk with a couple of V I PS.
Since there has been un certainty about Swamy's program, the crowds are swelling
at Sundaram in the mornings and are waiting for Bhagwan to arrive braving the
For the information of Devotees, the second episode of SHRIDI SAI PARTHI SAI
DIVYA KATHA in Hindia with Enlish sub titles, would be telecast on Sanskar TV at
9.15pm on Sunday 28th January and the other 28 episodes would be telecast the
same time every Sunday.
Please watch this beautiful serial which has been produced by veteran actress
Mrs Anjali Devi under the direct guidance of Bhagwan.
more updates tomorrow.
Swamy's miracle : Swamy visited Karunanidhi and later both of them were on
same platform and now Mr Karunanidhi is now sharing platform with Mata
Karunanidhi to share public dais with Amritanandamayee
Chennai, Jan. 27 (PTI): Close on the
heels of sharing a dais with godman Sri Satya Saibaba, Tamil Nadu Chief
Minister M Karunanidhi, a hardcore atheist, will be seen with another
spiritual leader Maata Amritanandamayee at a public function at Nagapattinam
on January 31.
Justifying his decision to participate in the function at Nagapattinam,
Karunanidhi told the state assembly today that 'Amma', hailing from the
backward fishermen community, was doing a lot to society, like running
hospitals and colleges.
He said he will be handing over keys of the houses constructed for the
tsunami victims by Maata at the function.
Karunanidhi had participated at a function last Sunday organised by
'Citizens Conclave' to thank Saibaba for laying concrete on the Telugu Ganga
canal, which carried the Krishna water to the city from Andhra Pradesh.
The state had sought the help of Saibaba to cleanse the Cooum river, running
across the city.
posted by krishna rao on 27.01.2007
On Saturday evening, Baba blessed us with a discourse. It was wonderful. He
sang a bhajan afterward and let his assistants take the lead for another.
Yesterday's crowd was the largest
yet. This morning was the smallest. Sunday's crowd I expect will be the
Don't believe all those numbers that are being spread about the size of the
When I get through counting the number of legs on the men's side and
dividing by two, I will give you a more accurate count.
It is crowded and that makes for difficulty getting in and out of the yagna
area and for getting a rickshaw. I now live in an area that is five minutes
away when there is no traffic and about 20 to 30 when there is. It is too
far to walk.
I have not been eating properly or getting enough sleep. Four A.M. entrance
with departure between 11 and 12. Re-entrance at about 1:30 or 2. and
departure at 7 with arrive at the hotel at about 8.
I am doing well but I feel numb. I know I will feel better after returning
to Puttaparthi with my body having a chance to absorb what happened.
The yagna chanting is very powerful. I could listen for long times to the
melody and the vibration created.
posted on 27.01.2007
Chennai-ARMY day 7 and 8 Report
The Morning session went off well but the devotees had to endure another
make do without Bhagawan's Divine darshan. The activities are said to have been
concluded at around 11 AM after Mangalaarathi to shiva lingam
Evening session had packed crowds filling every available inch of space in the
venue so much so that hundreds had to stand outside the mantapam including 'yours
faithfully'. I managed to get into the hall somewhere down the side flank by 5-30 and listened to some wonderful narration of Ghanapatham.
Bhajans by Sundaram group was as melodious as can be expected, a fine mix of
good and old.
As the number `Aao aao Sai natha' ended and another Bhajan started, there
was a flurry of activity that marks Swami's motorcade entering the premises.
Swami arrived to the huge relief of the mammoth crowd at around 6-15 PM and
the evening programme started with speeches by two members of the Sathya sai
The leader of Sai Youth the main Organizers of this excellent event spoke on
their experiences during the execution of this Yagnam at Swami's behest. He
explained that almost every member felt the flow of His divine Love during their
three month hard work.
The second speaker was sri Krishna murthy, Ex sathya sai organizations TN.
Soon after, Swami permitted Ustad Rashid Khan of Hindustani Music fame to
render a programme.The Revered Ustad presented some marvelously devotional and
melodious pieces with lyrics that "sainath/ sairam..Tere Bina"? etc
The Swami called him over and presented him with a ring that He
materialized for his finger which the singer accepted with utmost humility and
A Tabla artiste Bandhopadhyay was also called over by Swami Himself and
offered one more Swami's materialized finger ring.
The concert ended with the evergreen Bhajan -Ram rathan dhan paayo.
End of the day's proceedings and the enchanted huge crowd took more than an hour
to clear out.
The Morning's Aruna parayana was being recited as I entered a near empty
hall at 5-45 am The Morning's Aruna parayana was being recited as I entered a
near empty hall at 5-45 am, quite a contrast to last evening's almost
The eleven time Rudram with clockwork precision and like machine gun speed
rang out wonderfully from the throats. Each recital of Namakam follows ioth one
anuvalla of Chamakam and the finale was of course rudra homam and Sai gayathri
It was nearing 11 am and crowd was getting desperate for Swami when He
arrived to bless the gathering and took Mangalaarathi and left. It was a brief
but fulfilling darshan of our Swami.
Nagesh Kumar - posted on 27.01.2007
A R M Y update on 27th January 2007 update at 11.45 a.m.
Swamy had given a very gracious darshan to all devotees at Sundaram. He
came out at 10.20 a.m. and went around even on the road to give drashan to
thousands of devotees in and outside Sundaram. He spent almost 20 minutes in
rounds and settled on the dais and enjoyed Bhajans and had Aarthi at 10.50am
Justice A R Lakshmanan, Hon'ble Judge Supreme Court of India had visited
Sundaram and Swamy materialsed a ring for him. Swamy also materialised a ring
for Mr Sabaretnam (formerly with Chettinad Group), (I saw this materialsiation
being done as I was just sitting behind Mr Sabaretnam)
Swamy went to Yagna Sala and was there for hardly 10 mins and had Aarthi. and
left for a private visit to devotee's house.
Swamy is likely to give his Discourse at Yagna sala this evening (he hasnt given
one so far at the Yagna site )
Most of the devotees have started swarming Sundaram to have a glance as his
visit to Yagna Sala has become uncertain.
more updates later
posted on 27.01.2007
Day 5 at Chennai Ati Rudra Maha Yagna.
The Morning session ( with inputs from others) went off on schedule with
Aruna parayana, Rudra and Chamakam chanting and the two Homas to Rudra and
Swami arrived at around 11 and
stayed for 45 minutes , Bhajans were sung in His presence and Swami took
Mangalarathi and left. The sounds and vibrations are thrilling everyone and
the crowd seems to be constant during working days or otherwise.
The evening session after the one round of Rudra and chamakam started with
Swami's arrival at 5-40 Pm or so.
Two students were allowed to speak.
One of them spoke with passion in
Telugu (Quite a few understood that here too) about sai mata and his
The speakers do a good job but their
voices seems to me to be unusually high pitched and loud. May be they
carried away in His presence.
The second speaker, also a student spoke in English with the standard phrase
and expressions we hear from Prof Anil Kumar usually during translations,
which seemed to have been integrated by this speaker truly.
He said that Swami asked him during
a recent Sports day practice, whether he is speaking, the answer to which of
course was, "He" was speaking and we are only his mouth pieces.
There was no other programme for the
The wait for a Swami's discourse
still continues with fond hopes. Only He knows when He will deliver a
"Om Jai jagadeesha hare", the mangala arathi was sung and swami blessed
everyone and left at around 6-45 PM
Again coconut barfi was distributed as Prasadam by Seva dal at the exit.
Some notes to Visitors:
One cannot be too careful about their footwear though.
There is no standard chappal stand
here and we have to use the road side.
The Mobile phones can be carried
inside but needs to be switched off.
Books can be carried inside too with
The Police have put up an outpost
just at the entrance and they have microphones to announce and we can use
their help to search for missing ones and for informing someone to come over
Please visit the Photo exhibition
put up by Prasanthi Digital studio at the left side of the entrance
explaining starting from Sai Avatar to Bal Vikas to Swami's various mandirs
in the country, His Service organizations and Chennai water supply
assistance project ".Great stuff!
Medical assistance (Doctors and a
clinic) and of course Toilets available.
In sai service
posted on 25.01.2007
January 24th 8:30 pm - Day 4 at Athi Rudra
Mahayagnam in Chennai
The Morning session went off with the usual Aruna Parayana, Rudra and
Chamakam - chanting 11 times and the regular Yagnam to Rudra and Sai
Devotees who had thronged the venue even on this mid-week day waited
patiently and fondly to have Swami's Darshan, but then that was not to be.
It was learnt later that He went over to Sankara Nethralaya, a charitable
Eye hospital famous in the city to bless the venue. So there was no darshan
in the morning session at Yagnam.
The afternoon session, of course started on time and with clockwork
precision, Ritwiks now familiar with the routine made it a fine job with
their enthusiasm and dedication. S a wave of cheer and alertness came over
the audience at evening 5:45 PM. It was a late but welcome darshan for the
As soon as swami's wheel chair was rolled into the stage center, Music
programme for the day commenced with the Malaysia Vasudevan and troupe. He
rendered some soulful and melodious numbers with a great variety and full of
devotion. He was ably backed by Tabla and other accompaniments. Many were
composed on Sathya sai describing Him as Mata, pita and Guru and embodiment
of divine Love in both Tamil and Telugu languages.
One would have thought the end of the concert marked the end of evening
visit too, but Swami permitted some students from Prasanthi nilayam campus
to render devotional songs as well.
The students introduced to us as Guru Prasad and Ashwathnarayana and Others
gave a rousing and excellent musical programme. Their voices filled with
love and devotion for Swami moved almost everyone to tears. Their Voices
resonated and vibrated across the hall filling everyone with joy. The
performances of our Sai students have been unparallel and match any veteran
and popular Professional artiste.
Some of the memorable numbers rendered included 'Chintanai sei maname' and a
popular Tamil fim song -" Amma endru alaikkatha uyir illeye".
Swami was moved too and beckoned them to sing one more song. Later they were
deservedly blessed by Bhagawan with golden chains as they prostrated at His
feet. This concluded the evening session at a time as late as 7-15 PM. The
surging crowds took a near half hour to vacate the venue and a sweet 'Kopra
mithaai'( Burfi) was distributed by Seva Dal at the Gate.
Help Ever Hurt Never - Baba
A Anantha Vijaya
Posted on 25.01.2007