SRI SATHYA SAI ARADHANA MAHOTSAVAM AT PRASHANTHI NILAYAM - DAY 2
Prashantinilayam,23rd April 2013
Today, on the 2nd day of the ongoing 3-day Vishwa Shanthi Loka Kalyana Homam,the Divine Parents, Easwara and Parvathi were propitiated simultaneously in a function that lasted for more than three hours.
The day’s proceedings commenced at 0600 hrs. with Vedic invocations, Chaturveda Parayanam, scriptural renditions of the four Vedas.Even as Chandi Homam, propitiating the Divine Mother commenced ,simultaneously Ekadasha Rudrabhishekam was also being performed.,turning the whole of Sai Kulwant Hall vibrant with scriptural renditions from Chandi Saptashathi and that pertaining to Mrithyunjaya Havanam. The Lingabhishekam was done with Water, Honey, Vibhuti, Rice, Sugar, Curd, Milk, Panchamritham etc. was done as part of the offerings.
Suryanamaskaram, in traditional style, to the accompaniment of holy recitations from sacred texts was done by one of the priests all through the session. This is done for the physical and mental health of entire mankind.
At the end of the Chandi Homam and Pattabhishekam, decorating the Sayeeshwara Lingam with due paraphernalia, Shiva Ashtotharam followed by Sathya Sai Ashtotharam was offered with symbolic floral offerings. This was followed by the final ritual for the morning, Laghu Purnahuthi, marking the end of the morning session of second day’s Vishwa Shanthi Loka Kalyana Homam.
The Vishwa Shanthi Loka Kalyana Homam is being officiated by Sri Ramakrishna Sastry from Tirupathi, accompanied by 20 priests from Tirupathi and surrounding areas.
Bhajans by the students continued before Mangala Arathi offering at 1030 hrs.Prasadam was distributed to the entire assemblage of devotees.
Scholarly talk, Divine discourse and scriptural renditions along with floral offerings marked the second evening of the ongoing three day Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam, today here in Prasanthi Nilayam.
Proceedings for the evening commenced at 1700 hrs. with Rudam Chanting by the students. Dr Papaya Sastry, an erudite Telugu professor was the guest speaker for the evening. Beginning his a lengthy Telugu poetic rendition on the glory of Sri Sathya Sai the learned speaker from Gollpudi, Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh spoke on Lord Sri Ramachandra as Embodiment Of Dharma.
Baba's Divine Discourse followed, played on the Public Address System.
Continuing with the Vishwa Shanthi Loka Kalyana Homam, Rudra Kramarchana was offered by the priests next, to the Sri Sayeeshwara Lingam. Other scriptural chanting for the evening includes Trishathi, Shiva Sahasranama and Lalitha Sahasra Nama Parayanams.
Tomorrow being the final day of the three day Homam, Sudarshana Homam will be conducted before the Maha Purnahuthi Offering.