Scholarly Talk, Holy Chantings…

Today, in the first evening of the three-day Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam, erudite scholar from Andhra Pradesh Dr Nori Narayana Murthy gave a scholarly exposition in Telugu talking on the epic Ramayana that was followed by Chaturveda Parayanam by the priests conducting the Vishwa Shanthi Homam and bhajans by the students here in Prasanthi Nilayam.

Earlier, the evening session commenced with Rudram chanting by the students at 1700 hrs. Dr Nori Naryana Murthy, giving an eloquent expression based on the epic, Ramayana, enlightened the evening assembly with his lucid musical narration of Sita Rama Kalyanam. Intertwining his scholarly exposition with melodious singing of bhajans and verses from epics, Dr Murthy regaled the audience for 45 minutes narrating wonder-tales from the Ramayana, often reminding the audience of the Oneness of Sai-Rama.

Bhagawan’s Divine discourse, played on the loud speaker system, followed next.

With the passage of time man has not changed; ill-feeling has not disappeared from human hearts. This is not a desirable trend, echoed Bhagawan talking of the greatness of Bharatiya culture. None has understood the full potential of Bharatiya culture, said Bhagawan exhorting the audience to understand its greatness in full measure.

Sarva Jiva Namaskaram Keshavam…whomsoever you salute, it reaches God, said Bhagawan cautioning Sai devotees to refrain from evil path following His dictum. Explaining about the five sheaths in human body, including the bliss sheath, Bhagawan said human heart has gone barren with bliss missing in the heart.

At the end of the Divine discourse, continuing with the Vishwa Shanthi Loka Kalyana Homam, priests got engaged in chanting holy traditional renditions from Mantra Pushpam, chanting Chandi Saptashathi, Navagraha Mahamrithyunjaya chanting, Sudarshana chanting etc.

Bhajans by students continued and ended with Mangala Arathi at 2005 hrs. Prasadam was distributed to the entire audience.

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