Thursday, March 28th, 2013
It is Holi Time, as Holi, one of the most boisterous and colourful festival of India, often celebrated with pompous joy, zeal and enthusiasm all over India is being celebrated once again in the Holy Precincts Of Prasanthi Nilayam. A sizeable number of devotees from the twin states Bihar and Jharkhand have come on a 2-day Parthi Yatra on the ‘holi occasion’.
Celebrating the occasion, on the 27th evening there was a musical concert by Kum A Jyotsna and Kum A Suvarna, who presented an hour-long rendition presenting a string of devotional numbers. Beginning, invoking Lord Ganesha with “Vinayaka Ninu Vina…” , the duo continued with solo numbers that included, “Jyoti Kalash Chalke…”, “Ninu Evarani Nirnayanchandi…”, a song seeking His Divine Identity. Regaling the audience with the beauty of melody the sisters incited applause from the audience after every song.
Next to come was a Meera Bai number, depicting her passionate please to Lord Krishna, completely oblivious of surroundings, “Main Toh Saware Ke Rang Rache…”, that was followed by a number depicting the glory of Sathya Sai, “Daivamu Manava Rupa Mulo…”. Rejoicing the greater glory of mankind to be contemporaries of Beloved Bhagawan the next song followed, “Ye Poorvajanmaphalamu…” before bursting into a Saraswathi Vandana, invoking the Goddess of Vidya, “Maa Sharade Hansa Vahini…” . Yet another popular Meera Bai number followed, “Payoji Maine Ram Raten Dhan Payo…”. A song on Lord Shiva followed before the final number, an Annamacharya Kirtana on the glory of Namasmarana.
The sisters were accompanied by A Ravikumar on harmonium, Sri Swapan Tiwari on keyboard, Ashok Das on flute, Sri Sudipta Banerjee on Tabla, Sri Saurabh Banerjee and Sri Pradeep Singh on octopad..
At the end of the hour-long presentation the sisters were felicitated by senior Trust officials. Even as bhajans continued Prasadam was distributed to the entire assemblage. The session came to a close with Mangala Arathi at 1845 hrs.
Holi celebrations would continue this evening with another Musical Offering interspersed with dance by Balvikas children from the twin states Bihar & Jharkhand.
II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II
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