Dazzling Deepavali T wilight in Prasanthi Nilayam

  • Dazzling Deepavali Twilight in Prasanthi Nilayam

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Dazzling Deepavali Twilight in Prasanthi Nilayam


13 November 2012: Heavens rained stars in this holy township as Prasanthi celebrated the Festival Of Lights, Deepavali, with colour, pomp and gaiety. A dazzling fire power display interspersed with music and dance marked the auspicious festive evening at the blessed Sri Sathya Sai Hill View Stadium this evening in Prasanthi Nilayam.

Dazzling Deepavali Twilight in Prasanthi Nilayam
The pyrotechnic display was organised honouring the set tradition established by Bhagawan. It was in the year 2010 that Bhagwawn introduced fire display in the Hill View Stadium against the long time practice of conducting the same, first in the lawns opposite the Poornachandra Auditorium and later in the Yajur Mandiram compound.
Dazzling Deepavali Twilight in Prasanthi Nilayam
The hour-long display that began at 1845 hrs. ended with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan.
Dazzling Deepavali Twilight in Prasanthi Nilayam
Continuing with the tradition, before the twilight’s display, the Poornachandra Yajur Mandiram compound witnessed a mini-fire display organised by the school children from Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School.
Dazzling Deepavali Twilight in Prasanthi Nilayam
Earlier, in the evening, the programme in Sai Kulwant Hall commenced half-an-hour early from the original schedule, at 1600 hrs. with Veda chanting.
An offering by the youth girls from Gujarat, Gajananam Siddhinatham, invoking the blessings of Lord Ganesha and Bhagawan followed before Balvikas children from Navsari district presented a thematic dance programme on Hanuman Chalisa.
Dazzling Deepavali Twilight in Prasanthi Nilayam
Presenting the final programme, accomplished musician Sri Anandam Sharma along with his sister Kum. Priti Sharma presented an hour-long musical offering singing as many as ten songs.
Dazzling Deepavali Twilight in Prasanthi Nilayam
At the end of the programme, the musicians and accompanists were felicitated by the District Collector Sri Durga Das & smt. Durga Das.
Prasadam was distributed to the entire assembly of devotees. Mangala Arathi was offered at 1800 hrs.
Tomorrow being Gujarati New Year, devotees from the state would be offering cultural presentations at Bhagawan’s Lotus Feet. The programme would commence at 1700 hrs. with a song entitled Sai Nama Mahima followed by a dance offering by the Balvikas children from the state, entitled Shiva Nrutya before the final presentation, a drama entitled The Heaven Of Freedom.
II Samasta Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II

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