Darshan Update - 30th & 31st August, 2010
Published on Tuesday, Aug 31, 2010 at 2115 Hrs. IST
Tue, Aug 31, 2010: Today, this evening, emerging at 1743 hrs., Bhagawan went for a full round before coming to pause for a while at the primary block watching the children chanting Vedam. Moving further into the ladies' side, Bhagawan turned about to ascend the portico. Gliding past, interacting with some, Bhagawan moved onto the stage at 1800 hrs., from the right of Ganesha, marked by a crescendo in chanting. Reciprocating to the special attention being given by Bhagawan, 'blossoming buds' from the Primary School often join the chanting, explicitly showing the progress achieved during their moulding days.
Heralding the 85th year of Advent, the state of West Bengal, taking its turn came up with a 'twin presentation', a dance programme by Balvikas children followed by a drama by the youth, this evening in the immediate Divine presence.
As Bhagawan assumed His seat on the dais, the went on for another ten minutes, before Bhagawan indicating for bhajans to commence. Twenty minutes of bhajans followed before West Bengal took over the rest of the proceedings.
An announcement on the programme followed after which tiny tots from the West Bengal Balvikas forayed dancing to patriotic tunes from the collection of India's first Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The programme lasted for half-an-hour, after which, the youth took over to present a drama in " english on the life of Vivekananda. "Sambhavami Yuge Yuge" was an illustration of the illustrious spiritual journey of Vivekanandam, who was moulded by his master, Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, to becoming India's 'roaring lion', inspiring millions upon millions, instilling great national and devotional fervour. Various scenes from the lives of the 'master and disciple' were depicted, essentially highlighting the moulding of the great indian spiritual giant.
Upon the end of the forty minute presentation, Bhagawan moved down the dais to pose for photographs with both the group, youth and the balvikas. Returning onstage, Bhagawan accepted Mangala Arathi at 1940 hrs. Blessing the concourse with abhayahastha, Bhagawan moved off retiring for the day at 1945 hrs.
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Mon, Aug 30, 2010: Today, in the evening, it rained heavily much before Bhagawan made grand His entry into the Sai Kulwant Hall. As if warming the chilly backdrop, Bhagawan emerged with a yellow cover on top just after 1750 hrs., coming for a complete round. Finishing the round, Bhagawan moved a bit further into the ladies' side before turning about to come onto the portico. Blessing a group of students working with the Media and Publications Division, blessed to engage in media coverage, Bhagawan moved further, blessing the African veteran Victor Krishna Kanu before coming onstage just before 1815 hrs., marked by a crescendo in the bhajans.
Rains and overcast sky hastened the arrival of twilight that shone with briliiance under the gleam in Sai Kulwant Hall. Bhagawan sat through for the next half-an-hour, often seen glancing through the letters from devotees.
At 1845 hrs. Bhagawan turned to the priest indicating Mangala Arathi. Before moving off the dais, Bhagawan raised His benedictory palm in abhayahastha, for both ladies and gents.
Gone are those golden days when He would often pause, during His darshan rounds, for a while upon crossing the ladies' side, moving His right palm in the air followed by a writing gesture with His Divine index finger, then, fix His gaze downward, while lifting His flowing red robe help walking Himself! Though this inimitable Divine action is not repeated anymore, front benchers could still see Him moving His palm in typical Sai style, while His glance remain fixed to "eternity". This evening, just before leaving the dais, He did it once giving the concourse a glimpse of those reminiscing moments of yester years, a 'languag'e that is known only to 'the Gods'. Moving off, Bhagawan glided into the ladies' side at 1850 hrs. retiring for the day.
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