The proceedings of Veda Purusha Saptaha Jnana Yajna at the Poornachandra Auditorium commenced at 0700 hrs. this morning and arati was offered at 0930 hrs. However, the Yajna continued till 1130 hrs.
The Prasanthi Vidwan Mabasabha entered into day-3, this evening with two speeches, Bhagawan’s Divine discourse and a musical offering by the students of Brindavan Campus at Sai Kulwant Hall.
The evening programme commenced at 1640 hrs with invocatory Vedic chanting by the students from Muddenahalli Campus. A brief introductory address by Sri Srikanth Khanna, Research Scholar of Mathematics & Computer Science, followed next.
Speakers for this evening session were Sri Ruchir Desai, Associate Professor with Dept of Commerce at the Brindavan Campus and Dr Deepak Anand, Asst Professor with School of Business Management & Finance at the Prasanthi Nilayam Campus.
Sri Ruchir Desai spoke first, sharing his apprehensions and general predicament, in explaining Something, Someone, Who Is Vaster than the vast, illustrating it with an experience of a Mumbaikar. Relating the story of transformation with Bhagawan’s “chamatkar” Sri Ruchir Desai said, being a Sai devotee is not a passport for a trouble-free life. Concluding his enterprising speech with a simple yet profound interaction he had with Bhagawan, Sri Desai said quoting Bhagawan that the distance between a devotee and Bhagawan is the same as the distance between Bhagawan and the devotee. It is in every one of us to determine where ‘we’ stand in our relation with Bhagawan.
Dr Deepak Anand, who spoke next began referring to some of the essentials that a devotee should accept and reject in his spiritual sojourn. that fails to stand the test of time. Touching upon the present day plight of Sai fraternity, about the physical absence of Beloved Bhagawan, Dr Anand urged fellow devotees to shelve the apprehensive thought that Bhagawan is not with us anymore. He is the shining, resplendent entity in our lives. Similar to a bird, moving about, flying around the sky, no devotee, who take refuge in Bhagawan once, can ever move away from Him.
Bhagawan’s Divine discourse followed next, played on the public address system ending with the bhajan “Bhaja Govindam…Bhaja Govindam…”
A Musical Bouquet by the Brindvan Campus was the last item of this evening's itinerary. Beginning with a Violin recital, accompanied by Ghatam, playing the famous Carnatic number, “Vaatapi Ganapatim Bhaje…” singing on the all-conquering love of Mother Divine, next they presented a beautiful Hindi rendition “Kysa Pyaar Bahadey Maiyya…”. Famous Swati Thirunal composition “Sarasaksha Paripalayamam…”, another Carnatic number, next was followed by “Shiva Naach Teri Mahima”, “Sai Ram Sumiran Jo Bhi Bole…”, both in Hindi, to conclude with “Pranathosmi Guruvayoor Puresham”… a devotional number on The Lord Of Guruvayoor, Bhagawan Sri Krishna.
Bhajans continued and ended with Mangala Arathi at 1830 hrs.