Sri Sathya Sai Global Akhanda Bhajan
Sri Sathya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam that is replete with legacies galore has a unique distinction of being the front-runner championing the cause of Universal Peace, Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu. It is with this aim and purpose Bhagawan had initiated the 24-hour non-stop bhajan saga called 'Global Akhanda Bhajan' way back in the mid-forties. Ever since this Timeless Intonation For Universal Peace' has been a regular feature in the Prasanthi Festive Calendar, scheduled for the second Saturday in the holy month of November.
Today, on 11th November 2017, Saturday Prasanthi commenced its marathon saga at 1800 hrs., being attended by a full house of devotees. Simultaneously, Sai Centres around the world will be engaged in this 24-hour Marathon Bhajan Sadhana based on their respective time zones. Bhajans that commenced at 1800 hrs this evening will continue for the next 24 hours to culminate with Mangala Arathi at 1800 hrs tomorrow evening.
This practice precisely had its beginning in 1944, in the home of late Dr. R.S. Padmanabhan of Bangalore, where nine families met in the presence of Bhagawan to conduct bhajans.
From that humble beginning attended by over 150 devotees, now it has grown into global scale, conducting bhajans every year simultaneously (at the scheduled hour based on various time zones) at Sai Centres all over India and around the world.