Today is Baisakhi!
For people in North India, especially the Sikhs,
Baisakhi is a mega event; it is a religious festival,
harvest festival and New Year's Day, all rolled into
one. And when Bhagawan Himself is in their midst in
physical, in North India, the occasion becomes a real
celebrations for the folks devoted to Bhagawan.
Delhi sojourn turns to Day 5, on Tuesday morning,
Bhagawan was ushered in at 11:40 to come onstage
presiding over the bhajans at the Sri Sathya Sai
International Centre. Being the Baisakhi day, prasadam
was distributed along with Vibhuti , a practice followed
in Delhi, and the “Prasadam” was sanctified and blessed
by Bhagawan. Clothes were also distributed to the public
marking auspiciousness of the occasion. Blessing the
assemblage of devotees, Bhagawan moved down the ramp
proceeding further through the aisle; after finishing
half-way into the aisle, Bhagawan returned to the dais.
He knows the
deserved one, He knows the right timing and He knows how
to act…. As bhajans went on, Bhagawan, while onstage,
spotted a mentally challenged child and asked the
sevadal to go and give vibhuti prasadam to the child.
Completely conquered by the Power of Divine Love
exhibited by Bhagawan, the child’s mother was in tears
as her joy knew no bounds. None would know what prayer
the child or the mother would have sent forth to the
Divine making them eligible for His Divine intervention
that was so soothing and comforting, not alone to the
suffering soul, but to the audience who were fortunate
to witness the Divine benevolence.
continued till 12:30 when Arathi was offered. Upon
accepting Arathi, Bhagawan proceeded to Rajeev Mahajan’s
(a senior devotee from Delhi) residence for lunch. He
was later accompanied by His entourage of students.
personalities visited Bhagawan on this day at the Centre
included Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Mr.
Praful Patel, Governor of Punjab and Administrator for
Union Territory of Chandigarh, Mr. Shivraj Patil,
Hon’ble Justice (Retd.) MM Punchhi, Formerly Chief
Justice of India, Hon'ble Minister for
Information and Public Relations, Andhra Pradesh, Dr.
(Mrs.)J.Geeta Reddy and popular playback singer
from Bollywood, Suresh Wadkar etc.
In the evening
Bhagawan is expected to grant Divine Darshan at the
evening, as bhajans went on, Bhagawan
was ushered in at 6:15 to proceed to Dwarka Grounds
immediately. Bhagawan and His entourage reached the
grounds just after 7. A music programme by popular
Pubjabi Folk and Sufi Singer Hansraj Hans was scheduled
on this Baisakhi evening. Enthralling the Divine,
singing sufi devotionals, at times in Bhagawan's "own"
name, the talented singer mesmerised the capacity
audience for the next half an hour raining mellifluous
music. Bhagawan was seen giving beats, enjoying the
session, often immersed in the melody of devotion. Upon
the programme and Arathi at around 8, Bhagawan and His
entourage proceeded to Mr.Jitender Cheema's house for
dinner. Mr. Jitender Cheema is the President of Sri
Sathya Sai Seva Organisations, Delhi. Upon dinner,
blessing the family Bhagawan and His entourage returned
to the SSSIC at around 10. top