Musical Offering by Vivek Karmahe…

Central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh is on a Parthi Yatra, sacrosanct pilgrim’s march to hallowed Puttaparthi, the Abode Of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.  Over 2000 devotees are participating in the 3-day Yatra that is studded with various spiritually uplifting schedules.

Commencing its first session this evening in Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Bharat Jawar, State President Of SSSSO spoke of some of the laudable Sai Mission initiatives in the State. Disseminating Bhagawan’s message of ‘Manasa Bhajare…’  along with the glory of the Vedas into the masses, planting saplings to counter global warming, telemedicine initiative, Sanathana Sarathi – Hindi edition from Indore, Balvikas activities were some of the highlights his speech.

Presenting its maiden offering next Sri Vivek Karmahe, an alumnus of Sathya Sai Mirpuri College of Music, presented a garland of well-woven devotionals at the Sanctum Sanctorum. An accomplished talent from the Gwalior Gharana, Vivek had in his repertoire this evening a string of devotionals composed of bandish, gheet and bhajans.

It was a ‘Home Coming’ for the young talent, with heart full of gratitude, serving ‘The Master’ back what he learnt at His Feet.  Baaje Re Muraliya Baaje…, he sung today, beseeching The Lord In Presence and with that The Lord in hearts many, serving a pure devotional audio treat in the august assembly. Picking up a special composition by his father, he sung next “Swami, Mein Naa Jeeyuu Bina Praan…” an ample testimony to the unmatched, incomparable physical Presence of Beloved Bhagawan. A Kabir vani next coupling the same with Bhagawan’s timeless message of Love All Serve All, Help Ever Hurt Never, Vivek concluded his offering with a final offering in Rag Bhairavi… singing “Itna Tho Karna Swami Jab Praan Tan Se Nikhle…” a fervent prayer to The Supreme, thematic of man’s final ‘fruitful’ journey.

This evening he was accompanied by Sarvasree S. Sairam on Tabla,  Suman on Guitar, Karthik Subramaniam on Keyboard, Sai Prasad on Tanpura.

Bhajans continued next that ended with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan.

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