Wednesday, May 5, 2010 and Thursday, May 6, 2010
Mother Easwaramma Day was celebrated in the Divine Presence of Bhagavan at Prasanthi Nilayam on 6th May, 2010. A special feature of this year’s celebrations was that Bhagavan installed the statues of Mother Easwaramma and Father Sri Pedda Venkama Raju at the Samadhi Mandir of the Divine Parents. Prior to 6th May celebrations, Bhagavan visited the Samadhi Mandir on 2nd and 5th May, 2010.
On 5th May, 2010, Bhagavan came to Sai Kulwant Hall at 4.35 pm and immediately proceeded to the Samadhi Mandir. Bhagavan entered the Samadhi Mandir amidst Vedic chanting and Bhajan singing. Soon after His arrival at the Samadhi Mandir, Bhagavan unveiled the newly carved marble statues of Mother Easwaramma and Sri Pedda Venkama Raju. While the rituals were performed, Bhagavan went round the Samadhi. Bhagavan returned to Sai Kulwant Hall at 5.05 pm, accepted Mangala Aarati at the conclusion of Bhajans and retired to His Abode.
|Sri Sathya Sai with the newly installed statues of Smt. Easwaramma and |
Sri Pedda Venkama Raju on May 6, 2010
On the morning of 6th May, 2010, Bhagavan granted Darshan in Sai Kulwant Hall at 10.00 am and left for Samadhi Mandir. Bhagavan was welcomed with Vedic chants and Nadaswaram music at Samadhi Mandir at 10.05 am. Sacred offerings were made at the Samadhi in the Divine Presence. During the worship, Bhagavan went round the Samadhi. The students presented a Telugu song, offering glorious tributes to the Mother. At the conclusion of the programme, Bhagavan blessed the Prasadam, accepted Mangala Aarati and returned to Sai Kulwant Hall at 11.05 am. As Bhajans continued in Sai Kulwant Hall, Prasadam was distributed to the huge gathering in the Hall. At the conclusion of Bhajans, Bhagavan received Mangala Aarati and retired to His Abode at 11.15 am.
On the evening of 6th May, 2010, after Bhagavan blessed the devotees with His Divine Darshan in Sai Kulwant Hall, the Bal Vikas children of Karnataka offered at the Lotus Feet of Bhagavan a drama entitled, ‘Bhadrachala Ramdas’. This drama unfolded the story of Gopanna, the devotee of Rama whose sincere faith and devotion earned him the grace of Lord Rama and came to be known the famous Bhadrachala Ramdas. At the conclusion of the drama, Bhagavan blessed the children, posed for group photos with them and gifted clothes to them. The celebrations concluded with offering of Mangala Aarati to Bhagavan at 6.55 pm.