Easwaramma Day: Birthday of Bhagawan Baba’s mother. This is celebrated all over the world in Sathya Sai circles as Balavikas day and Women’s day. At the Kaivalya Sannidhana Service Centre it was decided to hold a workshop on empowering women through vocational training. on this occasion Smt. Susheelamma of Sumangali Sevashram was invited as Chief Guest. Smt. Susheelamma gave an inspiring guest lecture assuring us further help, guidance and support in our mission. Smt. Akkamahadevi, Panchayat President, Smt. Shobha Bhat of Nagarjuna Vidya Nikethana, and Smt. Jayanthi of the Taluk Panchayat also graced the occasion and inspired everyone with their motivating talks.
At Kaivalya Sannidhana a small sanctorum for the deities was sanctified and inaugurated with traditional rites and rituals on June 05, 2014.
Independence Day, 2014, was celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm at the village school in Arjunabettahalli.
The villagers too participated in the flag hoisting ceremony as did some of the residents of our Service Centre.
The students marched to a band and sang patriotic songs. Prominent members of the village Panchayat, the school, and Trustees of Sri Paripoorna Sanathana Charitable Trust, who were special invitees, graced the function and gave speeches on the occasion.
Managing Trustee Sri. A.V. Srinivasan, fondly addressed as Swamiji by his devotees is currently on a 10 day visit to Moscow. Yielding to loving pressure from his Moscow devotees, Swamiji took time off from his busy schedule to pay a brief visit to Moscow. Swamiji’s day begins well before dawn and ends late at night while taking them through the mysteries of meditation, the joys of Japa, the dynamics of Yoga, the intricacies of acupressure therapy and healing marma massage and finally guiding them on their inner journey through inspiring spiritual discourses.
Videos of discourses may be accessed through these links:
Christmas was celebrated with joy and enthusiasm on top of the newly raised Kubera Hill along with our overseas devotees from Lithuania and Russia. What was special about Christmas this year was that this hill was built by the efforts of the Lithuanian devotees who put their hearts and souls into the project; enthusiastically going about the job with seeming ease helped by their bhajan singing and more importantly the presence and participation of Swamiji in the activity; the youngest member was a 12 year old working alongside a 73 year old grand mother!
Christmas was celebrated on the eve of Christmas with a gaily decorated christmas tree atop the little hill; there was cake cutting, distribution of gifts, singing of carols in Russian and Lithuanian languages and a discourse by Swamiji.