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Festivals and Events

Month Festivals and Events in 2017
January 1 - January
New Year's Day
11 - January
Annual Sports meet
14 - January
Makara Sankranti
February 24 - February
Maha Shivarathri
March 12 - March
28 - March
April 05 - April
Sri Rama Navami
14 - April
Tamil New Year
15 - April
  24 - April
Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam
May 06 - May
Easwaramma Day
10 - May
Buddha Poornima
July 04 - July
Ashadi Ekadashi
09 - July
Guru Poornima
August 15 - August
Sri Krishna Janmashtami
25 - August
Ganesh Chaturthi
September 04 - September
30 - September
Vijaya Dashami
October 19 - October
20 - October
Avatarhood Declaration Day
November 11&12 - November
Global Akhanda Bhajan
18 - November
Rathothsavam (Chariot Festival)
19 - November
Ladies day
22 - November
SSSIHL Convocation
23 - November
Bhagawan Baba’s Birthday
December 25 - December


* Note: Dates given above are only indicative and are subject to change.

It is a remarkable feature of festival celebrations in Bhagawan’s presence that they are not confined to any particular religion or deity. They are universal in character emphasizing the underlying unity of all religions and the fundamental message of love and peace. Indeed, Bhagawan had declared in a discourse delivered on the occasion of the First World Conference of the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organizations at Mumbai in July 1968: “This is a human form in which every Divine entity, every Divine Principle, that is to say, all Names and Forms ascribed by man to God, are manifest”. Thus, we see today, devotees professing different faiths being drawn to Bhagawan from all over the world, seeing in Him the Name and Form that is most dear to them, and also deriving the bliss of celebrating their religious festivities in His Divine presence. Typically, the programme consists of speeches by students, functionaries of Bhagawan’s Institutions and devotees, where they share their thoughts and recount their experiences and lessons learnt at the Divine Lotus Feet. This is usually followed by Bhagawan’s discourse and cultural programmes. At the conclusion of the programme, Prasadam (sacramental food) is distributed to everyone.