Popular Sai Bhajan “Narayana Bhaja Narayan…Narayana Bhaja Narayan…” sung by Sri Sathya Sai Himself has a beautiful line of insertion, wherein He sings, “Sai Bhajana Sey Bhavasagara Ko Paarana Bhi Sikhaladiya”. This line speaks in unlimited volumes of the supreme importance of bhajans in Sai parlance. It is this Sai Bhajana Sadhana in the form of Global Akhanda Bhajan that Bhagawan has given to this world full of worldly proportions, to alleviate the suffering by reinstating peace.
Today marked the commencement of the Global Akhanda Bhajan 2015 here, in Prasanthi Nilayam. 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 timeless spiritual exercise, known as “Intonation For Universal Peace” had its beginning in the mid-forties and ever since, every second week-end of the month of November has been a fixed schedule for this 24 hour marathon non-stop bhajan saga.
This practice precisely had its beginning in 1944, in the home of the 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 a 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.