|Sri Sathya Sai during the Onam celebrations at Prasanthi Nilayam in 1980s|
Sunday, September 09, 1973
Onam, an important festival of the Keralites, was celebrated at Prashanti Nilalyam on this day. Thousands of devotees from Kerala congregated at the Lotus Feet for the celebrations. Swami blessed them with His Darshan and Onam message at 8 am. He explained to them the significance of Onam celebrations.
Justice Balakrishna Eradi (subsequently appointed Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court and also Judge of the Supreme Court of India) and Dr. K. Bhaskaran Nair (Director of Collegiate Education; Secretary of Sahitya Academy and Member of Kendra Sahitya Academy) offered their gratitude to Swami on behalf of all the devotees of Kerala.
Swami distributed Laddu Prasadam to the devotees with His own hands. Swami granted all the devotees the coveted Pada Namaskar that evening.