The Memorable Navaratri Celebrations of the year 1993

Sri Sathya Sai giving Darshan from the Poornachandra residence balcony

The Veda Purusha Saptaha Jnana Yajna was revived at Prashanti Nilayam in 1993. It had been held in 1989 prior to 1993. The celebrations commenced on 16th October.

Golden Padukas that were blessed by Bhagavan were installed in front of the Shirdi Sai idol in the Prashanti Mandir. Bhagavan gave Darshan from the balcony on the first floor of His new residence. During Narayana Seva at Vidyagiri Stadium on 17th morning, Bhagavan served food to some people as an auspicious beginning and distributed clothes to the needy. On 18th morning, Bhagavan presented silk clothes to nearly 50 Vedic Pandits and scholars in the Mandir. The sacred Kalasa was carried by the Ritwiks in a procession to the Auditorium. Thereafter Bhagavan inaugurated the Yajna in the Auditorium. Bhagavan blessed the multitudes with His Darshan in the mornings and Discourses in the evenings between the 18th and the 24th of October.

Sri Sathya Sai with students after the Kavi Sammelan in the Poornachandra Auditorium

A Kavi Sammelan of renowned poets was held on 21st. Bhagavan materialised a gold chain for the leading poet, and presented silk clothes and silver tumblers to the other participants. The Institute students organised a Kavi Sammelan on 22nd and Bhagavan presented shawls to them. The Saptaha Yajna came to conclusion with Poornahuti on 24th morning. Bhagavan materialised Navaratnas and offered them in the fire during the Poornahuti. Bhagavan in His Discourse declared that the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation would very soon be recognised world wide as the best organisation, serving with purity and unity reflecting Divinity. After the conclusion of the Discourse, Bhagavan sprinkled the holy Yajna Tirtha on all the devotees. Bhagavan granted Darshan reclining on the Jhoola that evening. 

Sri Sathya Sai with the two students after the Rama Katha exposition in the Poornachandra Auditorium

Two boys hailing from Bhopal and Bahrain sang Rama Katha (story of Sri Rama) in Telugu. Bhagavan materialised two gold chains for them.The celebrations concluded with Mangala Arati.

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