Sunday, November 24th, 2013
Two Carnatic concerts accompanied by the Jhoola Mahotsavam marked the evening of Bhagawan’s 88th Birthday celebrations here in Prasanthi Nilayam today.
It has been the set tradition in Prasanthi for past many years to have Bhagawan entertained with the melody of musical offerings on Birthday evenings. Prasanthi’s rich tale of Birthday evenings has many shining chapters of such artistic expressions, especially musical offerings, where the NadaBrahma Himself would preside over the sessions, accepting the offerings…and for the landmark birthday occasions Bhagawan with His supreme munificence would allow Himself to swing on the Jhoola, only for the happiness of devotees and for the greater good of His creation!
Eversince the beauteous form decided to play hide n’ seek over 2 years ago, Birthday’s eversince take consolation, getting itself decorated with the Jhoola Mahotsavam, a most heavenly and auspicious scene at the very venue where He would grant His coveted darshans.
This evening’s programme commenced at 1700 hrs. with regular Vedam chanting. After the morning offering of Overseas activity report, in the evening, the Indian Wing of SSS Seva Organisations took their turn to offer reports from every state, combined report from the State Trusts and Organisations, at Bhagawan’s Lotus Feet.
Music was to follow. Bharat Sundar, an upcoming music talent from Tamil Nadu. Beginnig with “Naada Thanumanisam Shankaram…” Bharat went on singing for an hour reproducing some of the finest compositions that included Brocheva Ravarura…, Jagadoddharana… etc.
Famed Malladi Brothers, Bhagawan’s all time favourites for GuruPurnima and Birthday celebrations took over from Bharat and produced an excellent 75 Carnatic session singing many a customised compositions on Sai… singing the Birthday Greeting Song Bhagawanuda Puttina Panduga… followed by Bhajorey Sri Sathya Sai Rama…, Shambho Mahadeva…, Nagumo Mohanani… etc.
Bhajans continued and ended with Mangala Arathi at 2010 hrs.
II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II
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