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Programme Schedule for Ashadi Ekadasi and Guru Purnima,

July 11 and 14 - 16, 2011

Dear Reader,


Here is the much-awaited good news!

Bhagawan Baba's Maha Samadhi darshan will begin from the holy Guru Poornima Day!

There cannot be another day more appropriate than this sacred occasion to offer our heartfelt gratitude and love to our Sadguru, our Divine Master. Let us always remember that it is important to value the Master but more important to master His values!

Here is the programme schedule for the Guru Poornima celebrations in Prasanthi Nilayam:

Ashadi Ekadasi and Gurupoornima Programme

July 11 and 14 - 16, 2011

Monday July 11


8:00 - 8:15 AM:  Veda recitation
8:15 - 8:30 AM: Dindi Palkhi enters Sai KLulwant Hall
8:30 - 9:15 AM: Devotional Music
9:15 - 9:30 AM: Bhajans and Arathi


4.30 - 5.15 PM: Veda recitation
5.15 - 5.45 PM: Bhajans
5.45 6.45 PM: Dance Ballet by Bal Vikas Children of Maharashtra
6.45 PM: Arathi

Thursday July 14


8.00 - 9.00 AM:  Veda recitation
9.00 - 9.45 AM: Musical offering by Malladi Brothers
9.45 - 10.00 AM: Bhajans and Arathi


4.30 - 5.00 PM: Veda recitation
5.00 - 5.45 PM: Musical offering by International Choir
5.45 6.00 PM: Bhajans and Arathi

Friday July 15


7.30 - 8.00 AM: Veda recitation
8.00 - 8.10 AM: Unveiling of the Mahasamadhi of Bhagavan Baba and Divya Darshan
8.10 - 8.50 AM: Guru Vandanam by University Students
8.50 - 9.20 AM: Address by Overseas speaker and Indian speaker
9.20 - 9.30 AM: Bhajan and Arathi
9.30 AM: Commencement of Darshan


4.30 - 5.00 PM: Veda recitation
5.00 - 5.45 PM: Musical offering by Aruna Sairam and party
5.45 - 6.30 PM: Musical offering by Hansraj Hans and party
6.30 PM: Arathi

Saturday July 16


8.00 - 8.30 AM: Veda recitatiom
8.30 - 9.15 AM: Musical offering by University Alumni
9.15 - 9.30 AM: Bhajan and Arathi


4.30 - 5.00 PM: Veda recitation
5.00 - 5.45 PM: Cultural programme by Balvikas students of Tamil Nadu
5.45 - 6.00 PM: Bhajan and Arathi



Sunday, Jul 10, 2011 The festival season is here. Ashadi Ekadasi which often marked the first programme in the festival calendar of Prasanthi Nilayam will be celebrated tomorrow and four days thence,


 we shall have the unveiling of the Mahasamadhi of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba fittingly on the holy occasion of Guru Purnima. The complete schedule is available here:


A two day International Youth Conference is also scheduled to be held in the Poornachandra auditorium on the 13th and 14th of July. This will be an event attended by delegates from various countries across the globe.


Mahasamadhi will be unveiled for public darshan on Gurupoornima day...

"...This year, Gurupoornima will be celebrated for the first time and for years to come in Swami's physical absence. The only consolation is that the Mahasamadhi will be unveiled for public darshan on Gurupoornima day i.e. on 15 July. According to sources, Mahasamadhi which was built with high quality marbles which will remain cool even in temperature as high as 50 degrees, is very much complete. According to the information I have, the samadhi is constructed with white marble with gold coloured border. The Mahasamadhi will symbolise Unity of Faiths concept. The Ganesha which used to be on the dais has been removed and it will be a big surprise to see the new look on the dais.
The unveiling of MahaSamadhi will commense at 8am with Vedic chants and bhajans by the students. The evening of the 15th July will have a musical concert in Sai Kulwanth Hall, the first of its kind after unveiling of Mahasamadhi. The statue which will be made of marble, placed by the samadhi will be unveiled for Swami's birthday. As against the reports in various media, atleast as of now, the ashram authorities are not having any plans to put up a golden statue of Swami. While I type this email, I still cannot believe myself that I will be typing words like "Swami's Mahasamadhi", "Swami's statue" etc but even this is Swami's divine plan and atleast we were blessed to drench in the love of Sri Sathya Sai Avatar which in itself is a rare gift...." Read the complete message at SBOI group page -


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