The auspicious Night of Lord Shiva, Maha Shivarathri, was observed last night in Prasanthi Nilayam with great devotional fervor marked by Night-Long Vigil of Akhanda Bhajan.
The Akhanda Bhajan was participated with devotion and piety by various batches of students of all the educational institutions, officials working in various departments/offices of various Trusts, both the hospital, overseas devotees in Prasanthi Nilayam, the members of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organizations from different states in India and Balavikas Gurus. The Divine experience that began at 1800 hrs previous evening came to a grand conclusion at 0600 hrs this morning with Maha Mangala Arathi offering to Bhagawan.
The Akhanda Bhajan came to a conclusion with Bhagawan’s bhajan… “Shiva Shiva Shiva Shambho…Hara Hara Hara Shambho…” ending with the climactic line “Jaya Kailasha Girisha Nivasa Giridhara Gopala”.
Subsequently, special Prasadam, tamarind rice and sweet pudding, was served to the packed, devout assembly.
Prasanthi Nilayam stands for Supreme Peace and ‘Her’ perennial pursuance is on… aiming to establish Universal Peace.