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Press Release by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust

August 23, 2015

Onam Celebrations  -  Day 1

The Devotees from Kerala - "Gods own Country", with great devotion, commenced the ONAM Celebrations at Sai Kulwanth Hall, this evening. 

At 1700 Hrs, Dr Anand Mohan, State Co-ordinator for Sai Rehabilitation program, Kerala, introduced the Speaker of the day Sri G Sankar and Sri Vittal Vinod Bhagavathar, to present Abhang Bhajans. 

Sri G Shankar, renowned Architect from Kerala, who is also a Padmasree Awardee, narrated the significance of ONAM celebrations.  He explained how his life was transformed from Non-believer to believer of Swami. When he was diagnosed as having a Brain Tumor, mysterious phone call from a lady, gave him clear directions from Bhagawan Baba about his mission in life.  Thus his work of building houses was started,  for the homeless, which he carried out in Uttarkhand, Sri Lanka and now in Nepal. He realized that Manava Seva is Madhava Seva. He said that Bhagawan Baba is a guiding force in life and explained that students should imbibe HIS teachings and internalize them, so that all will become great instrument of Swamy.

Sri Vittal Vinod Bhagavathar offered “Abhang Bhajan” next.  Abhang is a 300 years old Bhajan Tradition form Maharashtra, in praise of Panduranga Vittala.  Sri Vittal Bhagavathar was accompanied Sri Rajaram-Harmonium, Sri Prameswara Iyer – Mridangam, and vocal support by Sri Sridar, Balasubramaniam and Smt Keerthi. 

He started with song Rajaganapathy....  followed by Sadguru Vanchori.... and Vittalatala.... and sang two Sai Bhajan songs, and the concert was concluded.

Bhagawan’s Golden Voice with a Bhajan- Bhavabaya Harana…   was aired through Public Address system,  next. Earlier at 1630 Hrs the programme commenced with Veda chanting.

Managala Arathi after Bhajans marked the end of proceedings of the day, at 1815 Hrs.



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