Prashanti update September 2012

Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Mandir, Hyderabad Dance Programme….

Thursday, September 20th, 2012
Colourful children from Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Mandir, Moosapet, Hyderabad danced gracefully at the Sanctum Sanctorum offering a Dance Ballet entitled Sri Sathya Sai Natya Malika this evening here in Prasanthi Nilayam.
Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Mandir, Hyderabad Dance Programme….
Choreographed uniquely, offering a virtual ritual of Sri Sathya Sai Ashtotharam, the programme was interlaced with thematic dance sequences singing Bhagawan’s Divine glory. The presentation that began with a Ganesha invocation continued with the Ashtotharam that was offered in phases, after every interlude. As the holy chants of Ashtotharam resounded in the vast Sai Kulwant Hall, graceful children danced to a make-shift podium, arranged in front of the Altar, making the offering. Interlacing the Ashtotharam offering, children danced gracefully to the tunes of beautiful songs, regaling the audience for an hour.
Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Mandir, Hyderabad Dance Programme….
Earlier, before the commencement of the programme, children along with organisers offered obeisance at the Sanctum Sanctorum invoking Divine blessings. A brief introduction about the inception of the institution followed after which, Swapna, one of the students from the school spoke in brief reminiscing Bhagawan and His Love. Sai Ashtothara Likhita Japam done 1,17,000 by the devout children of the school was offered at Bhagawan’s Lotus Feet before the commencement of the programme.
Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Mandir, Hyderabad Dance Programme….
At the end of the programme all the children were presented with special gifts. Even as bhajans continued children posed for photographs. Bhajans ended with Thursday Special “Rama Rama Rama Sita…” The session concluded with Mangala Arathi offering at 1830 hrs.
Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Mandir, Hyderabad Dance Programme….
Tomorrow being the third day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, scores of Ganesha’s representing various Prasanthi institutions will be brought to the Mandir, in the evening at 1630 hrs., before ceremoniously taking out in procession for immersion.
II Samasta Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II

sourced:
http://www.theprasanthireporter.org/2012/09/sri-sathya-sai-vidya-mandir-hyderabad-dance-programme/

Musical Offering and Divine Discourse…

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
Celebrating holy Ganesh Chaturthi, students from the Institute offered a string of hymns propitiating Lord Ganesha this morning here in Prasanthi Nilayam. Singing special hymns invoking the Lord, Who is hailed as ‘Prathama Vandana’, the students regaled the audience with devotional music interlaced with instrumental and dance for forty-five minutes.
The songs were Ganashtakam beginning with Ekadantam Mahakayam, Mein Ganapathi..., Tatwamariya Tarama, a Carnatic piece, Tujhe Kripaa Taari Ya Jaaga, a Marathi Abhang, Aradhanam Abhivandanam, Apni Dil Kee Pukar Aaye Hain Tujhko Sunaane…The dance was to the tune of Mudaakadaara Modakam, the Ganesha Pancharatnam featuring the purport of the hymn. The instrumental piece was a fusion of Sitar, Violin, Tabla, Flute and Electronic Keyboard playing the bhajan Gowri Nandana Gajanana.
Musical Offering and Divine Discourse…
Bhagawan’s Divine Discourse delivered during one of the Vinayaka Chaturthi occasions followed. Calling Vinayaka as the Lord without an Over Lord, Bhagawan discoursed touching upon the inner significance of the festivity. “Our history is replete with sacred inner meanings. But the modern youth do not pay any attention to our history. They waste their time in reading novels and meaningless stories. These kathas (stories) will give only vyathas (sorrow). Divine story alone teaches you the ideal path” said Bhagawan urging the students to take the right path towards Divinity. Speaking on about Brahmacharya, Bhagawan stressed on the need to lead an ideal Brahmacharya life, practising constant contemplation of Brahma.
Musical Offering and Divine Discourse…
The Divine discourse came to an end with the bhajan “Hari Bhajana Binaa Sukha Shanthi Nahin…”. A string of Ganesha bhajans followed before Mangala Arathi offering at 0950 hrs.
Musical Offering and Divine Discourse…
Even as bhajans continued students from the Primary followed by senior students offered festive handmade greetings to Bhagawan at the Sanctum Sanctorum.
II Samasta Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II

sourced:

http://www.theprasanthireporter.org/2012/09/musical-offering-and-divine-discourse/

Sathya Sai Parijatalu, Dance Drama by Puttaparthi Balvikas…

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

How the little lad born in a tiny remote hamlet in Andhra Pradesh went on becoming the Beacon Light ‘Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai’ of the world was depicted by the local Balvikas children in a presentation entitled ‘Parthi Parijatalu’ this evening here in Prasanthi Nilayam.
The presentation was based on the story of two youngsters, who were sceptical towards Bhagawan and His Divinity. As their doubting minds needed touch of evidence before accepting Bhagawan as the Avatar of the Age, the youth were taken to a ‘guided tour’ by experienced devotees narrating tales of glory of His Avatarhood and Divine Mission, as experienced by them. Some of the episodes shown were: the story of cholera epidermic being kept away by the Pandari Bhajans led by little Sathya, the episode showing grandfather Kondama Raju hearing ‘Omkara’ from little Sathya’s breath, Bhagawan curing Himself of the paralytic stroke, etc.
Sathya Sai Parijatalu, Dance Drama by Puttaparthi Balvikas…
The presentation had beautiful interludes of song and dance sequences, heralding the glory of Sri Sathya Sai Avatar. This is the maiden cultural presentation by the Balvikas of Puttaparthi that had its inception several years ago. Hundred children from in and around the village participated in the presentation.
Sathya Sai Parijatalu, Dance Drama by Puttaparthi Balvikas…
The presentation ended with the children along with elders taking a vow that they would dedicate themselves to the Mission of spreading Bhagawan’s message of Love and Service.
Sathya Sai Parijatalu, Dance Drama by Puttaparthi Balvikas…
At the end of the presentation all participating children were presented with special gifts. Even as Bhajans continued children formed into disciplined rows posing for photograph session at the Sanctum Sanctorum.
Sathya Sai Parijatalu, Dance Drama by Puttaparthi Balvikas…
Mangala Arathi was offered at 1815 hrs.
Sathya Sai Parijatalu, Dance Drama by Puttaparthi Balvikas…
Tomorrow, students from Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar, Moosapet, Hyderabad will be presenting a cultural presentation in the evening in Sai Kulwant Hall.
Sathya Sai Parijatalu, Dance Drama by Puttaparthi Balvikas…
II Samasta Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II
sourced:

http://www.theprasanthireporter.org/2012/09/sathya-sai-parijatalu-dance-drama-by-puttaparthi-balvikas/

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