Festive fervour continues post Guru Purnima celebrations.Prashantinilayam this evening witnessed a Balinese dance followed by a Mexican choir.
The Balinese dance entitled "Krishna & Gopalas" was a ballet depicting Krishna's playful pranks with His gopalas. It was a poignant presentation was pregnant with the message Krishna's omnipresence.
Next to come was the Mexican offering. Celebrating 40 years of Sathya Sai Organisations, Mexico, the 'Mexican Choir' offered a medley of Mexican Folk Songs followed a bouquet of devotionals.
Donned in pristine white with rosy scarves, with women wearing white and rose head gear, the colorful ensemble began with 'Ganapathi Prarthana' followed by 'Sahanavatu' and "Shanti Mantra' recited with 'Indian Perfection'.
First phase of the programme saw the Mexicans singing a medley of nine Mexican folk songs. They began with The Countryside Woman singing "Oh Baba listen to the birds singing Your songs of love!" followed by The northern lady and a Mixtecan Song, 'How far I am from the land where I was born...". A song, singing paeans to Prasanthi Nilayam, How beautiful is Michoacan (Nilayam!) followed next, "Long time ago, God moved paradise from heaven and put it on earth, changing its name to Nilayam...". Other numbers were Beautiful and beloved Mexico, Linaloe (Oh! lovely land of mine...), Guadaiajara, a song in praise of the traditional Mexican city, From Sunday to Sunday singing "Swami, when will it be Sunday so that we can come to see You again!" and Beautiful Darling, a joyful song inviting the loved ones to sing instead of crying.
In the second phase troupe went on to render some Mexican devotionals singing paeans to Lord Ganesha, Sai at Shirdi and Parthi, Krishna and Shiva. The numbers were" "Oh My Lord Ganesha", "Sing The Name Of Bhagawan Baba!", "Thank You Lord Of The Orange Robe", "Krishna You Enchant Our Heart" and "Dance Shiva, Dance!" The troupe of around 40, both men and women, sung with great devotional fervour, interlaced with commentary The Mexicans signed off in style singing two Prasanthi bhajans, "Jaya Guru Omkara..." and "Shivaya Namah Shiva..."