A MIDDLE EAST OFFERING AT PRASANTHI NILAYAM
It is Holy Ramadan season and devotees from the Region 94 (comprising countries from Middle East and Gulf) of the International Sai Organisation are here at Prasanthi once again. Over 290 devotees from various countries in the region are participating in this week-long Retreat from July 15-21. Sai Kulwant Hall bears special Arabic/Islamic touch of decorations with a crescent smiling atop the Sanctum Sanctorum.
As part of the Retreat a special musical offering - “Premamritha Dhaara” was offered by the devotees from the region this evening here in Prasanthi Nilayam.
The programme commenced at 1700 hrs., after half-an-hour Vedam chanting, with an offering to Lord Ganesha, “Is Aarambh Subh Karo Merey Shubaanan Sai…Jai Ganesh…Jai Ganesh…”. Next to come was a prayer for unconditional love for Bhagawan, when one gets to do Sai’s work… “Sai Tumara Charanon Mein Yeh Prem Sadhaa Bharpoor…”. Following numbers were “Yahaan Vahaan Mein…” a song on Nature and Unity, reiterating that Sai resides in every atom of the Universe…, “Allah Allah Allah Laailaha Illallah…” illustrating the peak of devotion where God becomes Beloved, “Lemaza Takhaf Wa-aana Huna…” a parody of the famous song “Why Fear When I Am Here…”, “Anta Allah Anta Eshwar…” a song assures of His response to prayers. The final song was a song of gratitude and love, ‘thanking’ Him for making understand that there is a great purpose in life, and making lives more sacred and meaningful… “Kaise Bhathayen Hum Kithney Dhanya…”. Interspersed with lucid commentary, the programme with fervent musical score turned out to be a rare treat by Region 94 during the Retreat.
Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust