Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
Seven day Yajna coinciding the Navarathri festival, Veda Purusha Saptaaha Jnaana Yajna, had a grand culmination this morning with the offering of Maha Poornahuthi at the Poornachandra Auditorium.
Earlier, in the Poornachandra Auditorium, morning proceedings began quite early, at 0700 hrs. The ritwiks, upon completing the rituals prior to the final function received the Poornahuti Samagri (paraphernalia related to the final function) in the bhajan hall before proceeding in a procession to the venue Poornachandra Auditorium.
With the Chief Priest carrying the Dhaarini (a large silver spoon used for feeding ghee to the Yajna Fire) other priests joining with essentials came in a procession to the Yajna Vedhi at the Poornachandra, to the escort of Veda chanting and Nadaswaram.
The Poornachandra Auditorium was already filled to capacity. Special Silver Peetam was arranged for Bhagawan, the Yajna Purusha. At 0925 hrs. Maha Poornahuthi was offered marking the grand culmination of the seven day ritual. With full throat chanting of Vedas, public also joining, as ordained by the priests in repeating prayers, the venue turned turned spiritual charged reminiscing one and all of those golden nostalgic days when the beautiful form of Beloved Bhagawan would preside over the function, as Yajna Purusha.
Even as bhajans began, priest along with Vedam boys dispersed into many groups sprinkling sanctified water upon the large gathering. Prasadam was distributed to the entire gathering before Maha Mangala Arathi offering at 1010 hrs.
The final lap of Sri Sathya Sai Grama Seva was done this morning, for the residents and devotees inside the Prasanthi Nilayam ashram precincts marking the end of the nine day long Seva Yajna, began on 16 October 2012. Students from the Anantapur Campus with faculties had the onus of serving the Ashram residents, an honour bestowed upon them by Bhagawan Himself ever since the inception of Grama Seva in the year 2000.
II Samasta Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II
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