December 20-26, 1966
|Sri Sathya Sai in Kerala|
Swami gave Darshan to the multitudes at Devi Vilas, Palghat and granted interviews to the sick and to the students on 20th and 21st. Swami laid the foundation stone for a Bhajan Mandir at the Sathya Sai Colony, Olavakkot on the 20th and visited Kongal village. Swami blessed the stones meant to serve as the foundation stones for the Sai Maharaj Paper and Pulp Mills, Chittore on the 21st at a special function held at Devi Vilas. Later, He left for Kollengod. He was accorded a traditional welcome at Kollengod Palace. Swami held in check the rain that was threatening to come down heavily until He finished His hour long Discourse. This miracle was reported in the Kerala newspapers the subsequent day. Swami blessed the children of Chinmaya Nursery School and Members of the Chinmaya Satsang at Kollengode Palace and left for Trippunittura.
|Sri Sathya Sai addresses devotees at Trippunittura|
Swami visited the house of a Christian devotee and addressed a mammoth gathering from the 1st floor of that house. Later He laid the foundation stone for a Sathya Sai Mandir planned by this same devotee.
|Sri Sathya Sai Darshan at Trippunittura|
Swami proceeded to Ernakulam where many Judges of Kerala High Court and other government officials received His Blessings. Swami then left for Alleppey and reached there at 10.00 pm. Swami gave Darshan to hundreds of devotees at Saraswati Vihar, Allepey, on the 22nd, and on 23rd, Vaikuntha Ekadashi, Swami created a charming idol of Murali Krishna and gifted it to His host. On the same day He left Alleppy and reached Palghat in the night and blessed the devotees at Devi Vilas with His Darshan. Swami left for Ooty on the 24th and stayed at Gita Bhavan until 26th December.
Swami visited the Abhayaranyam forest along with His party on 26th. Swami reached Ooty on 27th, in time to bless the devotees with Darshan on the holy asterism of Ardra. Swami gave a Discourse and materialised a silver Shirdi Sai idol and gifted it to Smt. and Sri Mathan. Swami left for Madras on the 28th and gave Darshan to hundreds of devotees on New Year’s day.