Vishwa Shanthi Homam gets underway…

Sai fraternity’s greater commitment to World Peace got a fillip today with the commencement of the three-day Vishwa Shanti Loka Kalyana Homam this morning here in Prasanthi Nilayam. The three-day Vishwa Shanthi Homam is being organised as part of the Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam 2013 and is aimed at World Peace.

Amidst loud Vedic chantings, well supplemented by nadaswaram music, the programme commenced at 05:45 hrs. with the priests taking out a procession circumambulating Prasanthi Mandir, arriving at the venue.

The specially erected, well decked up, Yajna Mandap had the fire-pit at the centre, facing the Seat Of The Divine; Idols of Eternal Divine Parents, Lord Shiva along with Mother Parvathi, along with Kalashas, adorned a make-shift podium set next to the fire-pit.

Initial proceedings for the Homa began at 0600 hrs. with Swasthi Vachanam, Ganapathi Puja, Punyaha Vachanam followed by Sri Sathya Sai Ashothara Archana.

Even as the priests retired to the Bhajan Hall, for Vastra Dhaanam, Veda Chanting by the students continued until they returned after Dheeksha Dharanam to continue with further proceedings.

Worshipping the cow, Go-Puja, came next, followed by an array of rituals, namely, Ritwik Varanam, Panchagamya Prasnam, Mandapa Aradhanam, Ganapathi Homam, Navagraha VAasthu Pancha Suktha Homam, etc.

Even as the Homam continued, simultaneously worship was also being offered to the Divine Couple by a set of priests.

The morning function pertaining to the Vishwa Shanti Homam concluded with the offering of Poornahuth at 10:00 hrs.

Bhajans continued until Mangala Arathi offering at 1015 hrs. marking the end of the morning session.

II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II