Sarvadharma – European Choir by Region 73

Led by Conductor Maria Quoos, devotees from Zone 7 – Region 73 of Sathya Sai Organisations – Worldwide offered an International Choir entitled “Sarvadharma” as part of their Guru Purnima offering this evening here in Prasanthi Nilayam.

As the title suggests, the central theme of the programme was Unity Of All Religions and the songs were from Polish, English, Hebrew, Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian.

Began traditonally with a Ganesha dedication, the choristers continued with “Om Tat Sat Sri Narayana Thu…”, a Sarvadharma Prayer followed by Abba, Father, a Polish Christian song, Shalu Shalom – a Yiddish/Muslim song, Father I adore You – an Evangelical Church, Sai Baba Sai Krishna – a lullaby from Lithuania, Siyahamba, an exciting Negro Spiritual from Africa in Suahili language, Swejka Maria – an orthodox song on Mother Mary, from Latvia, Ivdu Et hashem ba’simha – a Yiddish song in Hebrew, Rami…Rami – a traditional Latvian song, Emma ma, an Estonian song on Mother Earth, Give me hand my brother in English, Life is a Challenge, devotional in based on Bhagawan’s teachings to end with tranditional Shanti Mantra.

Concluding the highly spirited joyful singing of 45 minutes the choristers sang in unison, We all are members of the same family bound by the religion of love… an apt finale to an offering to the Master, The Guru, Who taught to live loving and serving everyone as One Family…!!!

Even as bhajans continued all the choristers were felicitated with special gifts. The session concluded with Mangala Arathi at 1815 hrs.

II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavnatu II