As the State Of Kerala is steadily returning to normalcy after the devastating floods that hit the state with widespread damages, on the eve of 'Thiruvonam' this evening, a special function was held here marked with two speeches that was followed by Bhagawan's Divine discourse. Addressing the august assembly in Telugu, former Telugu professor at SSSIHL, Prof. Mudigonda Veerabhadraiah spoke first delving on the significance of the legend of Onam. Member Secretary Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, Sri GSRCV Prasada Rao then enumerated on the coordinating efforts being done by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust at Prasanthi Nilayam, serving the needy and hapless with 'Sai Love In Action'. Sri Prasada Rao also touched upon the significance of service from the point of view of Sai fraternity. Kerala's Sai fraternity is self-sufficient and is in 'complete' action, said the Secretary, ensuring SSSCT's continual support in all fronts.
Bhagawan's Divine discourse next was on the legend of Onam. Kerala is the land of sacrifice, said Bhagawan, hailing the land of merit that is the birthplace of Emperor Bali. How the Emperor surrendered himself to The Lord Supreme, explained Bhagawan of the significance of the act, calling Kerala the land of sanctity. ...Such a land is very dear to The Lord also, and God dwells in that land, said Bhagawan, referring to the beginning of the annual monsoon that is ever credited to Kerala. Exhorting on the significance of love, to love even the one who hates, Bhagawan concluded His enlightening Divine discourse singing, "Prema Muditha Manase Kaho...".
Bhajans next ended with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan.