(Photos by KM)
Sent by a Dear Sai Brother from Brindavan :
Swami Darshans have been wonderful in Brindavan, Extra Special and
wonderful to many as Swami has not been here for a long long time.
On Saturday evening Swami came at 5:00 pm and after around 45 mins
of bhajans, He gave a Wonderful Divine Discourse on Namasmarana.
During Bhajans came down from the Dias and went among the happy
On Sunday morning, Swami came in the morning at around 9:15 A.M. In
the Evening as Swami had called the music boys and Brindavan
teachers to Trayee Brindavan at around 2:30 P.M, Swami came came for
Darshan at around 5:15 P.M. After bhajans there was a wonderful talk
given by Dr.G.Venkataraman.
25th May happens to be 61st anniversary of a letter written by Swami
to His elder brother. Swami had mentioned His Wonderful Mission
statement in that letter on 25th May'1947.
Om Sai Ram
Courtesy: KM 27.05.2008
The climate in Brindavan has been very pleasant with rains almost
Yesterday Evening Swami spent a wonderful one hour in Bhajans.
During the Bhajans Swami came down the Dias and moved among the
Devotees. This brought back old and Divine Memories of Swami moving
among the Devotees during the Old Brindavan Days.
Everyone present in the past 2 days are happy and having a great
time with Swami giving wonderful Darshan after all these years in
Happy and Wonderfully Divine Days ahead in Brindavan
Om Sai Ram
Courtesy: KM 23.05.2008
Flash News - Swami has
left for Brindavan today
Sent by a Sai Brother from Prasanthi Nilayam:
Swami left for Brindavan today morning at 7:30 A.M. The News of His
departure was confirmed only yesterday and the timings only today
morning. It also seems that Swami will be in Brindavan for quite
sometime, Although the same thing was said also last time but Swami
came back to Prasanthi Nilayam in a Few days.
Om Sai Ram
Courtesy: KM 21.05.2008
Om Sai Ram - Swami
going to Brindavan tommorow
Dear Sai Brothers and Sisters,
Om Sai Ram.
There is news that Swami will most probably go to Brindavan tommorow
from Prasanthi Nilayam. Swami is expected to reach Brindavan
tommorow afternoon from Prasanthi Nilayam, Of Course no one can ever
predict Swami's Programme but this is the news coming out of
Om Sai Ram
Courtesy: KM 20.05.2008
There are no special Programmes or any other events to report from
Prasanthi Nilayam so the updates have not been regular. Swami's
Darshan makes everyone present feel happy and contented. The hot
weather prevelant gives way to the cool and wonderful Divine Darshan
of Swami. Prasanthi Nilayam is filled with the boys and parents who
had come for the Entrance exams to the Sri Sathya Sai Higher
Secondary school and in the next few days the entrance tests for the
Sri Sathya Sai primary school will commence which will result in
many more boys and parents coming.
Om Sai Ram
Posted by KM - 19.05.2008
Prasanthi Update -
In the past Few days Swami has been to the Delight of everyone
giving Divine Darshan both in the Morning and Evening. Almost every
day evening Swami would go around the portico and bhajan hall and
speak to all the Students present. The entire week went off in the
same way while Sunday had something special to offer.
A programme by the Balvikas children from Bangalore was permitted by
Bhagawan. The title was Maharshi Narada and the theme was based on
stories from Swami's Chinna Katha. All in all 7 stories were
depicted and the songs,acting, costumes and settings were superb.
The boy who acted as Narada excelled in his role. The entire program
was in kannada. The Dialogues were interesting and it was laced with
a bit of humour which ensured that there was no monotony in the
programme. Everyone including our Divine Lord Swami liked the
programme. Swami was so happy that He posed for group photographs
and then created a wonderful Gold Chain for the boy who had acted as
Bhajans followed the program and the Special Sunday came to a close
with the Distribution of Prasadam and Managala Aarathi and Swami
retiring to Yajur Mandiram.
Om Sai Ram
Posted by KM - 19.05.2008
During the Past few days Swami's Darshan is sort of Truncated as
Swami is not taking a Full drive in Kulwanth Hall.. Swami is taking
a turn on the ladies side and then goes either to the Bhajan hall or
the Interview room.
Today morning, Swami went out for a drive. Bhajans were wonderful
during Yesterday evening Darshan. One of the singers, who is now
going behind Swami during darshan for the last 20 days never got a
chance to sing. This is because Swami had told him to be with him
and come behind him. So during bhajans this boy sits besides Swami
in Bhajan hall. Hence he was not able to lead any bhajan. Yesterday
evening towards the end of the bhajan session, Swami asked this boy
and asked him to sing a bhajan with aalaap.. I am sure the singer
must have felt very happy. It was so sweet to see how Swami takes
care of everyone and the way Swami smiled while the boy was singing
was a proof of Swami's assuring Grace.
Om Sai Ram
Courtesy: KM 13.05.2008
Eswaramma Day Divine
Discourse 6 May 2008 Afternoon Darshan
Om Sai Ram dear Sai Family
The afternoon session of Mother Eswaramma day was also blissful like
the morning session. Swami blessed with a lengthy and thought
provoking divine discourse..
Swami blessed with His divine darshan at 4pm. Swami like it is the
tradition now a days, came again in His car chair darshan..
After taking right turn
before the gents rows, Swami came on the stage, listened to the veda
chant for a while called few students and accepted letters from them
and Sathya, the Iranian boy who is studying in Swami’s school was
called upon and was asked by Swami to chant the Vedas.
Swami later called upon Mr. Venkatraman, a well known and learnt
scientist, former vice chancellor of Swami’s university and also my
favourite speaker. After taking blessings from Swami, He very
interestingly started his speech in Telugu (his mother tongue is
tamil), in a readily prepared notes and he seemed very fluent,
probably did a nice home work, . thanking Swami for allowing him to
speak on this holy occassion. He said, Telugu is very fortunate
because, God chose that language as His mother tongue.
Venkatraman was of the opinion that there are only 3 Divine mothers
which the man kind has witnessed. In the threta yuga the privilege
was given to Kausalya in Dwapara Yuga it was Mother Devaki’s turn
and in kaliyuga it was Mother Eswaramma. All the divine mothers had
to sacrifice their sons for the man kind.
We all have heard about the three promises, education, hospital and
water supply. in 1940 Swami promised Eswaramma that He wont be
leaving Puttaparthi and will always live in Puttaparthi. Quoting
Swami’s example, Venkatraman urged the youth not to leave their
mother land in search of money and luxurious life.. Take the example
of Parthi, this was a God forsaken village with no road at all and
look at it now.. Swami didn’t get any funds from the world bank of
IMF..you may say Swami is God and that is why this development. You
also know, Swami said, if you take one step I will take 100 or a
thousand depending on the faith. Be in your mother land, and develop
it as much as you can..
Don’t leave your mother, your mother land and your mother tongue.
There are certain mandatory things one should develop in ones own
life and that is why Swami even today speaks in Telugu, in spite of
knowing other languages.
The child learns language from an illiterate mother. All the
children learn from mother and mother is first teacher. That is why
in India, they have placed mother before God.
When Adi Sankaracharya’s mother died, many asked him not to do the
cremation as he is renunciate. He didn’t pay any importance to those
words and went ahead with the cremation. A mother should be given
due respect when she is in body and also when she is not. Many
children leave their parents alone and go abroad. They sent
chocolates and other gifts once a year on mother’s day. Is mother
worth of only chocolates?.
When Swami decided to go to Africa Mother Eswaramma was very
worried.. she went to every one and tried her best not to sent Swami
abroad. She first went to one person and said, they are taking Swami
and you stop them. The person replied don’t worry swami’s going to
cities and not to the forest and there wont be any wild animals in
the cities.. She was not convinced, she went to another person and
asked the same. The person said, . Don’t worry there are so many
security guards around Swami. They all are well built and trained.
As the last resort She went to Joga Rao, and said, you love Swami so
much please do something , for which Joga Rao replied Amma Swami is
God what are you talking? Mother Eswaramma in a higher tone and very
politly said, don’t be foolish, I know He is God, You know He is
God, do the wild animals know He is God,.( for which even Swami
burst into laughter) Mr. Venkatraman the pick of the occasion
concluded his talk saying even a divine mother, She is mother first
and then only anything else..
He finished his speech asking Swami to grant peace and happiness to
all the living beings in this world...
Later it was Swami’s turn to make the evening more memorable.. He
asked for the mike and delivered His divine discourse sitting on His
throne which made us all happy.. He gave much emphasis on the love
one should have on parents probably, He was sending a strong message
to the modern youth who are forgetting the parents and ignoring
He started His divine discourse appreciating Prof.Venkatraman for
his excellent talk and as Prof. Anil Kumar is not in town,
Mr.Narasimha Murthy, the warden of Brindavan campus did the
Excerpts from Swami’s
discourse.. based on memory, and not the official version.. I
surrender at His lotus feet for any mistakes in this humble
Students, Venkatraman explained you very clearly about the
significance of this day. He is highly educated in the field of
nuclear science and has worked in Mumbai (Bhaba Atomic Research
Center) and has won many laurels for his extra ordinary work in his
What can I speak about the mother of this body. You got three
personalities, the one others think you are , the one you think you
are and the one you really are. people who respect their mothers are
declining now a days. A mother bears the child for 9 months in the
womb and gives everything for the child.. if you forget that mother,
it is equal to forgetting God and your self. The first teacher is
mother. Your body is nourished because of the mother. You grow up in
mother’s lap and you are in ecstasy and happiness in her lap. None
should forget the love of mother. You should respect parents even
When Sankaracharya, lost his mother, he went to the cremation. Many
criticized him. Sankaracharya said, I will never give up my mother.
No one has any authority to forget the mother.
In front of mother, all the worldly knowledge bears know importance.
Our love for mother should remain same while she is in the body and
also after she leaves the body. Swami then narrated the last moments
of Mother Eswaramma and how she died. Swami was in Whitefield then,
She called Swami, Swami, Swami three times. I replied , I am coming
down. She said, come soon, come soon. I was taking bath then, I came
running. And asked if she had taken break fast and coffee. She
replied Anni ayyipoyinayi (every thing is finished)... Swami, I
shall leave now for which I replied Santhosanga vellu ( you go
happily). Don't worry. Dont worry about any thing or any body. She
caught My hands firmly, and she closed her eyes. No more words came
from her after that. As long as life is there on should look after
mother. Once life is gone there is nothing that you can do. Who is
the Mother, God is the mother and not the body. Body is like a water
bubble. Swami then called for a car, the body was kept in the car
and was sent to Puttaparthi. Swami stayed back in Bangalore.
All the students were
assembled there for Summer course from all over India. Every one
thought, Swami wont come on that day. It was 9am in the morning.
Swami went to the summer course , smiling and all were amazed.
mother didn’t go any where. only the body which was called mother is
gone. But My mother is always with Me. Therefore I am not worried
about her death. As long as I am there, Mother is always there.
Without, mother, can I exist?. Don’t have any doubts about that.
Gokak was the VC at that time. He was wonderstruck. What is body
after all. As long as the five elements are active, it has life.
When they are gone, it has no importance. Don’t have any relation
with the body. As long as they are in the body give them due respect
to her. Don’t feel unhappy after she leaves the body. Even in
Puttaparthi, people thought how come only body has come without
Swami accompanying Mother Eswaramma.. What can I do with just the
She came did her duty and she left. I have to do my work. I am going
to start my work, so saying Swami stayed there for 10 days in the
summer course. Body is made of five elements. It has to fall one day
or other. It is the indweller that is important (dehi) and not the
Deha(body.). Dehi is important and not the Deha. You forget about
your body in deep sleep. When you forget this body, in just sleep,
how can you give that much important. But as long as you are in the
body, you have to take care of the body. Don’t ignore the body.
Maintain it properly, nourishe the body and respect the body. But
don’t grief after the body has no life. Many ignore their mothers
after wife comes.Mother has been with you since your birth and you
ignore such a person when a wife comes… This is just Verri tanam
Death may come in any form. It has no date. Death is death. It has
no symptoms. Be ready any time. Mother should never shed tears
because of you. If it happens then it is not good for you. You may
have to face the same consequences in future. Mother is verily God.
Mother has given the body, father provides nourishment, teacher
teaches all the knowledge. don’t forget these three people in your
life. Father and mother should be on either side of your heart. What
ever may be the difficulties, don’t say a word to mother.
They should be your best friends. Even if you are not able to feed
your self, you don’t hesitate even to beg and feed your parents. You
should satisfy all the needs. Only then your life is full filled.
Reaction resound and reflection are in escapable. If you ignore your
parents, you r children will teach you the same lesson in your old
age. Never forget your parents. That is why I came all the way to
Puttaparthi to be present on this day (loud applauds).I made all the
arrangements for this day. All the poor were fed and provided
clothing. Never ignore poor people. Never criticize them. Don't
ridicule them. That is wrong. You criticize your self before
criticizing others. Never criticize your parents.
Swami later asked not to have bad habits and bad company.. He said,
“Dont take liquor, never gamble. Anger and lust are demonic. You
should not give any scope for them. When you are angry don’t indulge
in any action. After wards you will feel very sad. Therefore,
control this anger. These two qualities are very bad. Love God,
adore God. God is mother, God is Father, God is everything for you.
All your relations should be with GOD. He is omnipresent.
Later He spoke about the boy from Iran, whom Swami hand picked from
darshan lines, guided the family who are very humble and simple, and
gave admission in His school…
You saw a boy from Iran. He is a Muslim boy. In their country even
if they utter the word Rama it is a punishable offence. if any ask
what is your name he will say Sathyam. Swami then called the boy and
asked loudly in English “What is your name boy? For which the boy
replied Sathya.. Swami called the boy next to Him and then asked him
to chant vedas and the boy without any fear, chanted in the
immediate presence of the Veda purusha him self, for more than 15
minutes as Swami, like a proud mother, looked upon her little child
chanting vedas like a learned scholar. Swami in between called the
boy and asked him to chant a particular mantra for which the boy,
without any hesitation chanted. The Chancellor, the divine
Chancellor, our beloved Swami, was showing what His children are
like, pure Diamonds, DIE-MINDS as Swami rightly says...
Swami then materialized a golden chain amidst huge applauds and as
the boy, rested his head in the lap of the divine Mother, the
Mother, our Sai Ma slipped the golden chain, fresh from the divine
factory, around the boy’s neck.
Swami then continued “There fore there is everything in the vedas.
Hindus, Muslims or Christains there should not be any differences.
The essence of all religions is one. God is One. Names are
different. Don’t think vedas should be chanted only by Hindus. It is
for everyone. It is necessary for everyone to learn Vedas. In
Russia, Germany they are learning Vedas and chanting everyday. But
Hindus are forgetting this vedic principles. Never forget this vedic
principles. Students, what ever you study, don’t forget God. Only
then you can attain good character. Many people say, I want Shanthi,
I want Shanthi, where is peace? Peace is within your self, out side
it is PIECES.. Swami then sang the famous Hari Bhajana Bina bhajan
after singing three lines, as Swami sipped some water students took
over the bhajan session. Prasadam was distributed and after 3
bhajans Swami asked for Arathi, thus ending a beautiful day, a day
dedicated to the Divine Mother Eswaramma who will remain in our
Hearts till eternity and beyond.
Jai Sai Ram
posted on 07.05.2008
As so many occasions as
regards to our Hindu festivals, Akshaya Tritiya also mentioned on
various days in May in 2008. It is mentioned that Akshaya Tritiya is
on Wednesday, May 7th and also on Thursday, 8th May. Which is
correct? In fact both are correct.
Akshaya Tritiya, variously spelt as Akshya Thiritiya, Akshaya
Trutheeya, Akshaya Tritiiya and also called Akshaya Trithi, falling
on the third day of the bright half of the lunar month of Vaisakha
of the traditional Hindu calendar, is one of the four most
auspicious days of the year for Hindus.
The word Akshaya, a Sanskrit word, literally means one that never
diminishes, and the day is believed to bring good luck and success.
The day is particularly considered auspicious for buying long term
assets like gold and silver, including ornaments made of the same;
diamond and other precious stones; and the real estate.
Akshaya Tritiya is also called Navanna Parvam.This day also happens
to be Parusurama Jayanti.
Akshaya Tritiya falling on a Rohini star day is considered more
auspicious. Needless to say, this rare occasion comes this
year.Akshya Tritiya falling on a ROHINI star is considered as more
auspicious, this year in May, Rohini starts on Wednesday, May 7th at
8.14 p. m and lasts until Thursday, May 8th until 5.39 p.m. So
Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated any time between 8.14 p.m on
Wednesday, 7th May and 5.39 p. m on Thursday, 8th May.
Each and everyone of us have "mahurats" or auspicious timings in
every step in life - be it to begin a new venture or making an
important purchase. Akshaya Tritiya is one such momentous occasion,
which is considered one of the most auspicious days of the Vedic
Once a Year
Akshaya Tritiya falls on the third day of the bright half of
Vaishakh month (April-May), when the Sun and Moon are in exaltation;
they are simultaneously at their peak of brightness, which happens
only once every year.
Akshaya Tritiya, also known
as "Akha Teej", is traditionally the birthday of Lord Parasurama,
the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. People conduct special Pujas
on this day, bathe in holy rivers, make a charity, offer barley in a
sacred fire, and worship Lord Ganesha & Devi Lakshmi on this day.
The Golden Link
The word "Akshaya" means
imperishable or eternal - that which never diminishes. Initiations
made or valuables bought on this day are considered to bring success
or good fortune. Buying gold is a popular activity on Akshaya
Tritiya, as it is the ultimate symbol of wealth and prosperity. Gold
and gold jewellery bought and worn on this day signify never
diminishing good fortune. Indians celebrate weddings, begin new
business ventures, and even plan long journeys on this day.
The day also marks the beginning of the "SatyaYug" or the Golden Age
- the first of the four Yugas. In the "Puranas", the holy Hindu
scriptures, there is a story that says that on this day of Akshay
Tritiya the Great Sage Veda vyasa along with Lord Ganesha started
writing the great epic Mahabharata. Ganga Devi or Mother Ganges also
descended to earth on this day.
It is also believed that people born during this time shine bright
in life. Basaveshwara born on May 4, Ramanujacharya and Adi
Shankaracharya on May 6, Swami Chinmayananda on May 8 and Lord
Buddha on May 16
The main puja and prayers on the day is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and
Goddess Lakshmi. A simple Vishnu pooja in the morning with Tulsi
leaves and flowers is done as well some people also perform an
elaborate Lakshmi puja or Lakshmi kubera homa.
Annadhanam or offering food to the poor is considered to be the
greatest thing one can do on this day. Hindus believe there is no
Dhanam greater than Annadhanam.
posted by KM 07.05.2008
Swami Visits Mother
Eswaramma's Samadhi 6th May 2008
Om sairam dear Sai family,
Our beloved Lord, after a
gap of 18 years (if I am right) celebrated Chosen mother Eswaramma
Day in His (body”s) Home land. The streets leading to Samadhi of His
Parents were beautifully decorated on the occasion. Swami had been
to Samadhi yesterday (5th May) twice. This morning He was definitely
expected to pay homage to the departed soul. The chosen one, whom
Swami loves from the bottom of His heart, on every occasion, like a
child, He recollects the fond memories and the quality time He spend
with His beloved mother and the kind of personality she was, an
ideal one for all the mothers, the role model to all the women.
Strict security arrangements
were made in the streets leading to samadhi road, even though
Swami’s street darshan was not new to Puttaparthians, the extra
security surprised every one. The Samadhi Road was totally cleared,
beautifully decorated with rangolis, flowers on the road and floral
decorations in the entrance with huge cutouts of Mother Eswaramma,
sweetly smiling at every one. Only the immediate family members were
allowed into the samadhi compound. At 8:30 students chanting Vedas
entered the premises, followed by bhajan group boys. At 8:55am , a
band of Indian musicians entered the samadhi road, followed by
swami’s family members with flowers and garlands in their hands, and
then followed Swami’s car. Swami was happy with the way the road was
decorated, keenly, ducking a bit, He watched the huge photos of
Mother Eswaramma, through His car window. Blessed the small
gathering of devotees (which included this body also), who could
make it inspite of the security restrictions..
Swami’s car then entered the
samadhi premises, a red carpet with full of rose petals was laid
which led to the Samadhi. Swami’s automatic car chair, landed on the
red carpet, as the boys chanted Vedas, another group singing Mother
Eswaramma Bhajans, and the Musicians playing the divine music. The
atmosphere was absolutely divine, personally, I don’t remember
seeing Eswaramma day in His immediate presence, and I was thrilled
to see Swami coming personally to pay homage to His beloved mother.
Swami then got closer to the Samadhi and the family members took
over the proceedings. Swami watched every one, and it was a perfect
family gathering and Swami had a chance to see (physically) all the
grand daughters and grand sons of His brothers and sisters. Swami
was in a blissful mood, watching them all, enquiring about their
well being and so on… After spending a good 30 minutes, Swami asked
for arathi. As the arathi was sung, Swami slowly emerged from the
Samadhi premises, and all the family members had padanamaskar before
He got into His little Toyota Porte. Immediately after Swami left I
bowed to Mother Eswaramma’s samadhi and after taking prasad went to
Sai Kulwanth hall.
It was 9:45 by then. Big vessels of Food was brought in the hall. As
Eswaramma Day was celebrated in Swami’s presence after a long gap,
Swami was giving directions to sevadals and other devotees as how to
perform the proceedings. The devotees formed lines inside the
Kulwanth hall, and after every thing was set right, Tamarind rice,
and sweet rice was served probably meaning, life is a blend of sour
and sweet happenings. Swami was seen busy on the stage moving here
and there in His car chair. Immediately He sent a word with a
devotee, every one should eat stomach full, that was so sweet of
Swami, which made me cry. Swami always says, He still sees and
speaks to Mother Eswaramma in her physical form and she always gives
suggestions to Swami and speaks on behalf of the devotees. I felt
probably those words, asking us to eat stomach full, were Mother
Eswaramma’s words, only a mother wants her children to have a
stomach full meal. The divine mother, our Sai Ma, am sure wouldn’t
have eaten any thing since morning, was giving suggestions to every
one that no one should be missed. Sure enough, all the students and
seva dals who were serving came back the second time asking if we
need more food. It was just a fantastic way to break fast, with
bhajans being played on the back ground, as our loving mother Sai
watched each one of us…After sumptuous and lip spanking divine break
fast as we all thought its time to get up and then came another
devotee asking us to sit down as Swami asked to distribute dhotis to
gents and sarees to ladies.. what a surprise Swami!!! What good
fortune, you feed us, and also give us clothes don’t know in which
birth Swami had promised us to feed and give us clothing that it is
happening now. Mr.Chakravarthi and other elite members close to
Swami came till the last row to see if every one were fed and
provided with dhotis..
Iam sure, Mother Eswaramma, who was verily present in the hall,
would be most happiest person on the earth, seeing her beloved
child, grow to such an extent, the child who has taken the burden of
transforming this KaliAge on His tender shoulders, that mother who
loved her Child, more than her life, now is a house hold name, a
hope in every one’s life, a mother to every child, a guide to the
misled, a teacher to the ignorant, a savior of the poor and down
trodden, the Divine Master of this Kali Yuga. This is the way any
mother would want her child to be and probably by dedicating a day
to Mother, Swami is sending a strong message to all the ignorant
children who have forgotten their mothers(many cases after the wife
comes into the picture), hopefully, Swami will guide such children
and let this Mother child, relationship be as strong as Swami’s and
as loving as it is with our beloved Lord.
It was 10:45am and after
every one were happy, Swami signaled for Arathi and retired to His
Abode as Mother Eswaramma waited for Him at His Abode to take "Najar"
( a ritual performed to take away any bad effects of evil eyes) of
Her beloved child who made her dream a reality, bringing smiles in
every ones’ lives…
What a day it was dear Mother Eswaramma…. You are a blessed one and
we all are blessed and thank full to you for giving us such a humble
and loving Son as our friend, guide, as our mother….
Thank You Ma…
Jai Sai Ram..
posted on 06.05.2008
Prasanthi Update -
It was a wonderful Easwaramma Day morning at Prasanthi Nilayam.
Swami had chosen to be in Parthi on Easwaramma Day after a period of
about 17 Years. Every possible entrance to the Samadhi was
beautifully decorated.The Samadhi itself was wonderfully decorated
and only family members were allowed into the compound of the
At around 8:30 A.M, The Veda Chanting students and the Bhajan Group
boys entered the premises, At around 9.00 A.M Swami entered the
Samadhi and enquired about everyone in the family, It was a
wonderful family gathering. After spending about 30 minutes, Swami
took the Mangala Aarthi.
Swami then went to Kulwanth Hall where huge vessels Filled with
Tamrind and Sweet Rice which were brought. Swami was very engrossed
in the Prasadam distribution and was repeatedly enquiring whether
everyone had received the Prasadam. At around 10:45 A.M Aarthi was
taken in Kulwanth Hall and Swami returned to Yajur Mandiram ending a
most wonderful Easwaramma Day.
Om Sai Ram
Courtesy: KM - 06.05.2008
2nd May 2008 Darshan
Om Sai ram dearest Sai
Well it was another surprise from our dear Lord, and as He always
says, Just love My uncertainty, today (2nd May 2008) was another
sweet surprise by our Lord. When it comes to Swami, one should
always expect the unexpected. News came as early as 6:30am to
Puttaparthi that Swami had left Whitefield ashram and is on the way
to Parthi. Puttaparthians who get bit lazy in Swami's absence, were
still sleeping and before every one knew Swami was already in the
Usually, Puttaparthi wears a bridal look when the proud Son of this
Holy Land arrives from His summer Abode. As the news came ladies'
started drawing beautiful rangolis and mango leaves toranams were
tied on either side of the road, and in just few minutes Swami's
Mercedes entered Puttaparthi. Swami with all His grace looked at
every one even though the car was bit fast today.
The crowd is very less in Parthi and this afternoon darshan queues
started at 2:30 pm. Swami blessed me again with first line and was
eagerly waiting for Swami to see in close quarters. It was 4:45 pm
and car was parked in front of Swami's residence. Swami instead of
coming in the car, continued His car chair darshans which used to be
a routine a week ago. As Swami entered the hall, there was a pin
drop silence. The veda chanting started with sweet music back ground
from santoor maestro Pandit. Shiva Kumar Sharma's album ECHOS FROM
ETERNITY. As Swami entered the hall, the characteristic sweet
jasmine smell made the mood more divine. Swami was in a very good
mood, smiling at every one, talking to some and giving pada namaskar.
I was seated in a place where I could see Swami right from His
residence. Right infront of me, Swami had to take a right turn. As
He got closer, there was more anxiety and enthusiasm. Every cell of
my body, was jumping in joy to see our beloved Lord, the Lord of the
Universe, seated in the tiny car chair, the all pervasive, all
knowing Lord, wearing the smile of an innocent child, slowly
adjusting His beautiful hair,what a fortune Swami! As He got closer
and closer was praying, for the time to stop, let this moment be
paused till I have Your darshan to my hearts content. Swami slowly
signaled for the chair to get closer to our area, now Swami was
hardly 20 cms away, I slowly raised and what should I ask, Our
beloved Lord just a hand away, Slowly I asked Swami Padanamaskar? He
looked into my eyes, with His beautiful smile, that look which made
me feel that I am NOTHING.. I DON'T EXIST.. Its all Him. He raised
His Hand, blessing with His Abhaya Hasta I felt like I was
hypnotized by the Divine Hypnotizer, I forgot about Pada namaskar
and kept looking at the most beautiful Lord, and by the time I
realized, Swami's chair moved ahead, dipping us in the ocean the
bliss, that ocean of bliss which is owned by our Beloved Lord, that
ocean of bliss which is never heard of and one has to feel it to
We all are surprised that Swami is here. Probably after a long gap
Swami would be celebrating the day dedicated to the chosen Mother
Easwaramma, Easwaramma Day here in Parthi and if there is anything to
complain about is the climate. its boiling hot here the mercury
levels crossing beyond 40 degree Celsius hopefully the rain god
Indra with due permission from Swami will shower some rains in
Brothers and Sisters, do to our Lord's Abode and dip in the Ocean of
Jai Sai Ram..
The Most Auspicious
Tuesday May 6th apart from Easwaramma Day is also the starting day
of the Telugu Vaishakha Month and people start their holy dip in the
holy rivers in Andhra pradesh and else where.
Vaishakha Masa is an eternal source of righteous specialities. This
is the month where all the way through man can get a pious shine by
his activities such as various poojas, rituals and divine
contributions. Some where in the earlier time of Kali-Yuga on
Vaishakha Shukla Dashami (The tenth day of a month in the full moon
side) the four faced God Brahma along with all the deities performed
the holy marriage of the Supreme Lord Sri Venkateswara and
universally splendid Goddess Padmavati.
Also all the religious centres starting from Tirumala celebrate this
event by conducting the most auspicious Srinivasa Kalyanam in this
month which will bring enormous favours.
The entire month of Vaishakha is considered sacred, so special
prayers are held on all its days in various monasteries. On Buddha
Purnima, every sect of Buddhism in India observes some distinctive
rituals. In the monasteries of Sikkim, the lamas are engaged in
recitations of the scriptures from early morning lamps in front of
the statue of the Buddha.
The temple of Kedarnath, up in the Himalayas gets covered by snow in
winter and is accessible only six months a year. When the temple
shuts down in the month of Kartik, an oil lamp is lit inside. The
lingam is shifted to Ukhimath lower in the valley, where it is
worshipped till the month of Vaishakha. In Vaishakha when the temple
doors are opened, the oil lamp is still lit!
There are many more auspicious days during Vaishakha Masam which on
getting information I will mail later.
Om Sai Ram
KM - 03.05.2008
It was most surprising today
for everyone that Bhagawan left Brindavan at 6.45 a.m and reached
Prasanthi Nilayam around 9:30 a..m.
There was no surprise in Prasanthi Nilayam though as many happy and
joyous Residents of Puttaparthi were waiting on either side of the
roads to welcome Swami back. A wonderful massive rangoli was done
outside the Ganesha gate to welcome Swami along with the usual
Banana leaves adorning the gate of the Ashram.
Bhagawan's car entered the premises of Kulwant hall at around 9.25
A.M. Swami almost immediately went into Yajur Mandiram as very happy
and Delighted Students sang Welcome songs and Bhajans. Managala
Aarthi was taken at 9.55 A.M.
Today was a perfect example of Swami's Divine programme, Absolutely
not a soul could even predict that Swami would be in Prasanthi
Om Sai Ram
Courtesy: KM - 02.05.2008