Prashanthi Bulletin -
November 1st - November 2nd, 2005
November 2nd, 2005
Today is a very important day for the Gujaratis. This day is
celebrated as the Gujarati New Year day. Hundreds of
devotees have come here from Gujarat to celebrate their New
Year in the Divine Presence. In the morning, Swami came out
for Darshan at 9.15 a.m. Vedam stopped in a few seconds and
a welcome song took over. 'Prema Se Aao Prabhuji....' This
was followed by a couple of other classical songs as Swami
reached the dais and got down from the car. He lighted the
ceremonial lamp amidst loud applause.
The songs were followed by a special programme commemorating
the Yatra (journey) of the Sai Chariot from Dakor in Gujarat
to Parthi. Since the 78th Birthday of Bhagawan, the Youth of
Gujarat have adopted 126 villages wherein they have
conducted the SSAD programme - Sri Sathya Sai Avatar
Darshan. Representatives from all these villages had come to
Parthi to express their gratitude to Bhagawan and to pray to
Him to enable their villages to become a temple of peace.
The chariot which was placed right at the centre of the
Kulwant Hall had three photographs - One of Shirdi Baba,
another of Sathya Sai Baba and the third a portrait of Lord
Krishna of Dakor.
As the chariot was moved away, the Youth of Gujarat made a
presentation. The skit looked into the future and presented
the Golden Age that had dawned all around. The main hero was
a teacher in the Sathya Sai University who describes the
evolution of the Golden Age giving an account of his own
struggle through the trying times.
The presentation concluded at 10.35 a.m. Bhajans began along
with Prasadam Distribution and at 10.45 a.m. Aarti was given
In the evening, Bhagawan came out at 4.00 p.m. and went
straight into the Interview Room. Swami came out at 4.45
p.m. and sat down on the dais. The first event was a folk
dance from the Dang District of Gujarat by the Youth
members. It was very well presented and received
appreciation from all. This was followed by a dance by young
Balvikas girls to the popular song - Gananaayakaaya
The main item was a drama by the Balvikas children. The
story was about a doctor who seeks fulfillment in his life
through service to the needy. However, unable to achieve the
same in the hospital where he is currently working, he
finally lands up in the Super Specialty Hospital of
Bhagawan. Here he finds the fulfillment of his life. It was
a very good presentation intertwined with a number of dance
sequences to popular songs sung very eloquently.
At 5.35 p.m. Prasadam was distributed to all amidst Bhajans.
As all the participants stood in a group in front of the
dais, Swami called for the main dancer, a tall young man,
and Blessed him with a gold chain. Bhagawan put it around
his neck amidst loud applause. Swami Blessed all the
participants with both His Hands.
After a while, Swami moved out of the dais and to everyone's
surprise, He went to PC on the sofa itself. The car followed
suit. Devotees on the Ladies side were thrilled and all
stretched out to have glimpse of their Lord.
From the 3rd of November to the 8th of November, an
Orientation Course is being held in Value Based Education
for in-service teachers from various parts of India. Around
22 members are participating in this programme. The
Orientation Course is being jointly conducted by the faculty
of the Prasahanthinilayam and Anantapur Campuses in the
College Audio Visual room and the Primary School Building
November 1st, 2005
Today happens to be a very auspicious day not just because
it is Diwali but also because we finally enter into the
sacred month of November which will witness the 80th
Birthday Celebrations of Bhagawan Baba. Let us begin by
wishing each other a very Happy Deepavali.
This morning, Swami came out for Darshan at 9.40 a.m. He
came and went inside the Interview Room. He called a few
people inside and after a while proceeded to the Bhajan
Hall. Bhajans had started at 9.00 a.m. itself. Swami sat for
a few Bhajans and left at 10:10 am and Aarti was offered at
All of us felt sad as we could not have good Darshan on this
holy day. However, Swami was very compassionate in the
evening. He came out for Darshan at 3.45 p.m. He went into
the Interview Room. But then, He came out at 4.45 p.m. and
sat outside on the dais until 5.15 p.m. It was a wonderful
Darshan for a full half an hour and all of us were filled
with joy and Bliss.
These days it has become so difficult even to have a glimpse
of Swami. Therefore, everybody strives to have just one
glance either when He gets into the car or when He alights
from the car. The best Darshan is inside the Bhajan Hall
where He usually spends a lot of time. Bhajans too go on for
a long time and is not restricted to half an hour any more.
It all depends on Swami's arrival and exit.
As vacations are on, many students have gone home,
especially because this time Diwali fell during the
vacations. Those who stayed back were ready with a
programme, a music programme, this evening but Swami allowed
the Vedam chanting to continue when He sat outside.