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51st Edition of Samarpan at Dharmakshetra , 30 Jun 19 - Talk by Sri Bishu Prusty

SAIRAM!

On the occasion of 51st edition of SAMARPAN, we were blessed to have our very own and very dear Sri Biseswar Prusty (lovingly called as Bishu Prusty) as our Guest Speaker.

Having been in Bhagawan's Divine physical proximity, initially as a student and later as staff, Brother Bishu has been blessed with several experiences and lessons which he shared with us today in this edition of Samarpan.

Sri Biseswar Prusty originally hails from Sunabeda in the Koraput district of Odisha. He did his high school (XI and XII grades) from Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School, Prasanthi Nilayam. Later, he pursued his Bachelors in Commerce (Hons.) and Masters in Business Administration degrees from the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning in 2000.

On completion of these courses, Bhagawan sent him to a software firm for training in Hospital Information Systems. He was the first student selected by Swami for serving at the Super Specialty Hospital in Whitefield, Bangalore.

He was part of the team that set up information management systems, training modules, and other advanced technologies in the hospital. Swami later directed him to join Radio Sai where he has been working since last 14 years.

He is a writer and editor and is part of the team that manages the content of Radio Sai website.

Some of the live programs hosted by Brother Bishu on Radio Sai include- 'Outside Inside Deep Inside, 'Bhajan Tutor, and 'Vahini Satsangh'. He also hosts conversation series like, 'Fleeting Moments Lasting Memories', "Tryst with Divinity' etc. on a regular basis to disseminate Bhagawan's message across the globe.

Bishu is also a regular speaker at the Satsangh Hall in Prasanthi Nilayam, and is the author of the book Moments of Truth with Sathya Sai. This book by His Grace became a 'National Superseller' for the publisher in the first month of its release, in January 2019.

He is also a singer and member of the Prasanthi Mandir Bhajan Group.

Today we heard him narrating his innumerable personal experiences with Bhagawan. He also sang a few short bhajans during his talk. It was just awesome and soothing to hear him sing..❤.

HOMAGE TO SHRI INDULAL SHAH - DHARMAKSHETRA - 19 MAY 2019

 Veda Chanting and Bhajans were held at Dharmakshetra

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51st Anniversary of Dharmakshetra at the abode of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba in Mumbai - Sunday 12th May 2019

Dharmakshetra was established and inaugurated by Swami on 12th May 1968. It symbolizes the core Message of Bhagawan to Mankind, i.e to embark upon Dharma....
Bhagawan Baba has often described Mumbai as the stomach of India. Prime needs of the body has to be met before the aspirations of the soul becomes overpowering.
The program began at 5 pm with the Veda Chanting followed by bhajans by devotees of Mumbai.
Today being 51st Anniversary of Dharmakshetra and also being Mother's day...
Sagar Sahu's superb musical performance to Sai Maa at Dharmakshetra kept the audience in supreme joy.

The program ended with Arathi and Prasadam to all

Easwaramma Day Celebrations at Dharmakshetra - Sunday 5th May 2019

The program began at 4.25pm with the lighting of lamp by Smt. Chand Nehru to the accompaniment of Veda Chanting by mahilas. This was followed by Bhajans. The welcome address was done by Smt. Dr. Shruti Kamath, Balvikas Alumnus.
Chief Guest Smt. Chand Nehru then delivered the19th Easwaramma Lecture on "Role of Women in Sai Organisation."
Thereafter there was a felicitation program for the Mahilas of Spiritual, Education and Service Wings. A beautiful dance program titled "Janani" was then perfomed by Balvikas Alumni from Soundarya Natya Kalalaya Foundation.
The program ended with Vote of Thanks followed by Aarti and Prasadam.

Aum Sri Sai Ram

4th ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF SAMARPAN AT DHARMAKSHETRA, ON SUNDAY, 21st April 2019.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

On the eve of holy occasion of Aradhana Day we were blessed to have our senior brother Dr. Sunam Gyamtso Tenzin as our Guest Speaker this month.

Having been in Bhagawan's Divine physical proximity as a student, Brother Sunam has been blessed with several personal experiences, which he shared with us on this 49th special anniversary edition of Samarpan

Dr. Sunam Gyamtso Tenzin hails from Gangtok, Sikkim. Brother Sunam first came to Bhagawan in the year 1978, when he joined the Sri Sathya Sai Arts, Science R Commerce College at Brindavan for his pre-university course. He then graduated in Humanities with distinction from Bangalore University in 1983, followed by Masters Degree in History in 1986. He received Ph.D. in History, Philosophy and Indian Culture from the Divine Hands in 1990.
He is one of the most sought after alumnus of Swami's college, for his music compositions and devotional singing, and is a regular invitee at the bhajan and music workshops across the country.
Some of the popular bhajan alumbus, brother has sung include Atmanivedanam (1996), Sakshatkaar (2002), Sai Sannidhi (2006), and Amritavarshini (2017). He plays a pivotal role in the production of alumni album, titled, 'A Bridge Across Time', besides he has two albums of the Radio Sai production, tiltled, 'Bhavanjali' to his name.
Brother Sunam is also the Founder President ofa NGO called SPACE Society for Promotion of Art, Culture, Education and Environmental Excellence - which is an integral part of the Sri Sathya Sal Seva Organization of Sikkim. SPACE runs the Sri Sathya Sai Prasanthi Vidya Mandir.
He is also known for delivering motivational talks on Beloved Bhagawan's teachings across India and abroad. He is currently serves as Executive Director at the Creative Arts and Media Association at Kathmandu, Nepal.
Sharing few pictures of the 4th Anniversary edition of Samarpan program at Dharmakshetra, where Brother Sunam Gyamtso enthralled the audience with some of his choicest experiences he enjoyed at Swami's Lotus Feet.

Cheti Chand, Holy Sindhi New Year celebrations, at Prasanthi Nilayam, 2019

Cheti Chand, Holy Sindhi New Year In Bhagawan's OmniPresence...

The land that boasts of varied cultural traditions is having a packed week of New Year celebrations. Commencing with Yugadi that is celebrated in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka, which is celebrated as Gudi Padwa by the Marathis, as the week advances there comes the Sindhi New Year, Cheti Chand. Today is the Sindhi New Year Cheti Chand, that marks the advent of community's patron saint and Godhead Lord Jhulelal...and thus today in Prasanthi Nilayam Lord Sai dons the form of Lord Jhulelal.
In the auspicious morning today, in sharp contrast to the simmering summer, the celebrations began with invocation of Lord Varuna, who alone 'advented' as Lord Jhulelal. Commencing the session at 0800 hrs with Rudram chanting by the Sindhi Sai Youth, at 0820 hrs. the patron saint was invoked at the Sanctum Sanctorum in a regal procession against resonating background musical notes mingled with the chanting of Varuna Gayatri, "Om Jalabimbaya Vidmahe...". Traditional offering of 'Pallo' and 'Akho' followed next, 'pallo' being a prayer to the Almighty to fulfil the needs and desires, 'akho' being offering to the Lord consisting of rice, sugar crystals, clove and cardamom beseeching blessings. Ms. Renu Gidumal from the UK served the vocal, praying, singing fervently to the Lord, with the august assembly requested to sit in receptive mode. The Sindhi Youth then presented a lively dance offering, dancing to the tune of a number glorifying the great tradition.

Dr. Karishma Mariwala Ahuja, a Sai Youth then introduced the ensuing session, invoking the Lord, greeting the august assembly. The speaker reminded the assemblage of the significance of the day that being to remind ourselves of the great legacy of the tradition, recalling the great works of Sindhi poets and philosophers, to lead a meaningful life. Ms. Hina Shahdadpuri from Ulhasnagar, Thane, Mumbai, Educational Coordinator and Bal Vikas Guru with SSSSO, then presented the legend of the tradition, speaking in Hindi.

Addressing next, Mr. Ashok Sakhrani from SSIO, Hong Kong, presented an overview of the significance of the festivity. The purpose of our presence here today is to remind ourselves that salvation can only come when we surrender ourselves to Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai. The lessons of Jhulelal's incarnation contain clear signs that point Sindhi community to their destiny as Sai devotees, reminded the speaker explaining the parallels between Jhulelal's and Bhagawan's teachings. Lord Jhulel's incarnation is credited to defeat the tyranny of that time pertaining to a community and Bhagawan has incarnated with the mission of leading the world to the right path. Today, tyranny has taken shelter in human minds and hence Bhagawan's Presence amidst us. Recalling the Sindhis to dedicate with more intensity in His mission, the speaker asked the community to resolve to serve Him with hearts and minds full.

Sri Mahesh Goklani from Mumbai then presented the Sindhi Stars of Swami's Mission, paying rich tributes to the blessed souls. The stars included Sarvasree Dr. Narottam Menghraj Alreja, Bhagawan's personal physical for many years, who was with Bhagawan for 46 long years, Lachman Chaturbhuj Java of the famed Java Ice Cream, who was instrumental in introducing 'Milky Way' ice cream, who spent time with Bhagawan for 44 years, Khialdas Bherumal Bahirwani, Balram Nichani, Hiru Panjabi, Gopal Narayan, Newandram Shahdadpuri and Chaganlal Gaglani.
If music be the food of love, play on... said Shakespeare. True to the poetic saying, the final session of this auspicious morning featured an enthralling musical bouquet by the lady with guitar, Ms. Renu Gidumal from London. With the instrumental support of the musical team from Sathya Sai Mirpuri College Of Music, Ms Renu poured her purest feelings unto Him, declaring 'You Are The Way, You Are The Road, You Are Mercy, Your Voice Is Love...' and love in reciprocation flowed on... in vernacular Sindhi... as the blessed artist, strumming her guitar sung through the brief session presenting "Ram Toon Rug Rug Mein..." followed by a series of offerings... bhajans and kalams... interspersed with beautiful commentary.
Her inspiring numbers this morning included 'Nangda Neemareein Da Jeeve Teeve Paalana...', 'Kiya Rhijaya Tokhe Kiya Parchaya...' a song of deep devotional fervour for multi-faiths. The session turned out to be a most beautiful and sacred one, full of purity of faith, love and devotion from the blessed artist and accompanying men. The refrain Lal Jhulelal... Jeyko Chavando Jhulelal... reverberated the hall, time and again, filling hearts and minds many. Ms. Renu Gidumal is an accomplished singer/musician, who first came to Bhagawan in 1983, who has performed over 1000 stages in over 25 countries around the world, also had the privilege of singing in both the Houses Of Parliament in London, accomplished in singing in Chinese, Greek, German, French, Swahili, Sanskrit, Hindi and Sindhi. She was blessed to sing in Bhagawan's physical presence on numerous occasions and is credited with 8 solo albums.
Bhajans by Sindhi Sai Youth continued and the blessed session concluded with Mangala Arathi to Beloved Bhagawan.

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