SRI SATHYA SAI ARADHANA MAHOTSAVAM AT PRASHANTHI NILAYAM - DAY 3
Prashantinilayam,24th April 2013
The third and final day's proceedings began at 0545 hrs. with Vedic incantations followed by Sudarshana Homam, that lasted for two hours, until 0800 hrs.
Guru Vandana, a musical offering, by the students of the Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning that followed had some of the ever green numbers often heard in Baba's immediate presence, - Om Gam Ganapathaye Namo Namah:, Sai Rama Smaranam Sai Roopa Dhyanam..., a Qawwali, Tere Ghar Par Aaye Hey Hum..., Guru Brahma Neevey...Param Jyothi Neevey..., Idhey Idhey Sathya Sai Divya Prabhavam...Prema Pravaham..., Thuu Pyaar Ka Sagar Hey..., etc...
Baba's discourse , played on the public address system.followed next. All spiritual disciplines render some merits, but the Ultimate Truth lies in knowing the reality behind our existence, I Am I, said Bhagawan, exhorting the devotees to work to know the Real I. Bhagawan's discourse was revolved around the Atma Principle and Love...the most essential ingredient of human life. Bhagawan concluded His Divine discourse singing two bhajans, Bhaja Govindam...Bhaja Govindam followed by Preme Muditha Manasey Kaho...
Maha Poornahuthi for the Vishwa Shanthi Loka Kalyana Homam followed next. Even as bhajans by the students commenced, priests went around the Sai Kulwant Hall sprinkling sanctified water, partaking the blessings of the three-day Vishwa Shanthi Homam.
As is the tradition set last year, Maha Narayana Seva was organised for the poor and downtrodden at the Sri Sathya Sai Hill View Stadium, serving clothing and food for thousands.