Photos & Update from
Sri Sathya Sai Baba's Delhi visit
Day 6 -
14th April 2010
Sathya Sai Baba Darshan in Delhi
This is the 'final' morning before
Bhagawan embarking on the second phase of His North
Indian visit, His sojourn to Shimla. Bhagawan is
expected to fly to the hill station, which was India's
erstwhile summer capital during the British regime,
tomorrow morning. A new Divine Abode, "Anand Vilas" will
be sanctified by His Divine presence and Bhagawan is
expected to grant Divine Darshan at Anand Vilas.
This morning, at the
Sri Sathya Sai International Centre, Bhagawan was
ushered in at 10:18 and as bhajans went on Bhagawan sat
onstage till 10:30 when Arathi was offered. Upon
accepting Arathi, Bhagawan along with His entourage went
to the Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar, Higher Secondary
School of Girls situated at Kalkajee Extn. Area in South
Delhi. The Children had put up an interesting cultural
programme, "Sathya Sai Katha", illustrating various
incidents from the illustrious life of Little Sathya.
Some of the incidents were that of the episode related
to Hanuman and Rishyendramani. The programme presented
in the form of a dance drama had some songs towards the
end. It was a heart-touching entertainer for one and all
and Bhagawan was seen 'absorbed' in the presentation.
After the programme that lasted beyond 12 noon, Bhagawan
and His entourage had lunch at the School after which
Bhagawan proceeded to a devotees' residence.
Today is the Tamil New Year Day. Tamil New Year coupled
with Malayalam New Year (Vishu) used to be a celebration
for devotees from Tamil Nadu and Kerala in the Divine
presence over the past many years, be it in Prasanthi
Nilayam, Brindavan or in Kodaikanal. This is perhaps for
the first time in many years that these twin new years
are not celebrated in the immediate physical presence of
In the evening
it was beyond 7, precisely at 7:25, when Bhagawan came
out granting the penultimate Darshan before leaving for
Shimla tomorrow morning. As bhajans went on, Bhagawan
moved down the ramp going amidst the devotees through
the pathway, accepting letters from almost every
stretched hand. He even chose to halt for a while at the
mini-podium among the devotees granting coveted view of
His Divine Form. After spending around fifteen minutes,
Bhagawan accepted arathi before retiring for the day.
While it was veteran BJP leader and former Dy. Prime
Minister LK Advani who made it to the International
Centre seeking Bhagawan's blessings in the morning, in
the evening, rest of his family members were at the
Centre interacting and receiving Divine benediction.
Another prominent figure present in the evening was
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant
Bhagawan is expected to leave for Shimla by air tomorrow
...And in Parthi, it was raining late in the evening,
with intermittent accompaniment of lightning and
thunder, as if she is rejoicing at His imminent return.
Bhagawan in Delhi
- Day 6 Musings...
April 14, 2010
With the arrival of Day 6 of Bhagawan's Delhi Sojourn, the news of
His visit to Shimla was also confirmed. The day was hectic for the
Divine, yet He came out granting the penultimate Darshan in the
evening blessing twilight's assembly with His all encompassing Love!
Every Darshan of Bhagawan is an experience and every devotee has his
or her own experience with Him, and some of them muses over the same
sharing their joy with the world. Read on a musing on the day's
developments in the immediate Divine presence, as penned by Ms.
Scorching is the summer sun in the capital city,
But this is no obstacle for the flocking devotees,
The very presence of Beloved Bhagawan,
Grants all lives a fresh lease…
The hall at the International Centre was already packed to capacity
by 8 am on the 14th morning and many a pass holder were unable to
get in for darshan. Not to be disappointed they lined up in the lane
hoping for a glimpse of the Lord as He passed by enroute to the next
Veda chanting began at 8 am adding that sacred touch to the already
charged atmosphere. Bhajans reverberated through the environment at
9 am and all eyes stayed glued to the entry path, especially made
for Bhagwan to reach the stage granting darshan to many an
optimistic heart. Every lip and heart sang out a prayer of hope,
peace and love.
Swami came out for darshan at 10am elating one and all. A glance of
pure love, a coveted padanamaskar, an abhaya hasta…can one ask for
Aarati took place at 1030am.
Tender, little hearts, those learning years,
Children are our future,
With great attention, care and love,
These little hearts we must nurture…
The next venue for Divine Darshan was the Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vihar
at Kalkaji Extention Area, where the children of the school were to
perform in front of Bhagawan.
The stage had been set up on the school grounds and a special
platform had been made for Swami opposite the stage. The stage had a
beautiful backdrop with a collage of olden day pictures of young
“Sathya”. There was ample space for all the devotees to watch this
unique performance in the very presence of the Supreme Personality
The programme that featured various events in the life of Bhagawan's
childhood days right up to the time was a nostalgic refresher for
the Divine Himself who was seen absorbed in the presentation. It was
Unique, because the play was all about Beloved Bhagawan’s childhood
right up to the time. The famous Hanuman episode wherein Hanuman
stopped Little Sathya from circumabulating his idol, Rishyendramani
episode when He Himself danced onstage in place of the famous dancer
of those times – Rishyendramani, exhibiting with ease the amazing
feat of picking up a needle on the floor with His eyelids to the
utter amazement of one and all etc. were depicted taking the
audience through the illustrious life of Bhagawan.
The children delighted and charmed everyone with their performances.
The drama concluded with a medley of dances – Gujarati Garba,
Bhangra, Kathakali, Manipuri, etc. Meaningful bhajans and songs
informing all about Bhagawan’s ceaseless humanitarian works, formed
the background score as the children danced ever so enchantingly.
Their costumes were spectacular. Their performance – professional.
The students, their parents and the teachers had put in a lot of
Aarati was lovingly offered to Bhagawan at 1215pm. Beloved Bhagawan
then went in to the School building where refreshments were offered
to the Divine entourage. ...And before He drove away to His next
destination, He blessed the chilren participants of the morning
programme. These children were in prayerful mode, chanting the Vedas
at the open space opposite to the foyer where Bhagawan's car was
And so the Lord knows the yearning of a true heart,
Shraddha and Saburi along with love and humility,
Is the only thing that attracts the Lord,
As Sri Ram, did He not fulfill the desire of Sabari?
Bhagawan then visited the home of Col. Berry at E 10, Greater
Kailash. Blessing the family becoming The Divine Guest at the lunch
table, Bhagawan had spent sometime with the family members blessing
all of them. . A quiet moment, a Divine interlude!
In the evening it was beyond 7, precisely at 7:25, when Bhagawan
came out granting the penultimate Darshan before leaving for Shimla
tomorrow morning. As bhajans went on, Bhagawan moved down the ramp
going amidst the devotees through the pathway, accepting letters
from almost every stretched hand. He even chose to halt for a while
at the mini-podium among the devotees granting coveted view of His
Divine Form. After spending around fifteen minutes, Bhagawan
accepted arathi before retiring for the day.
While it was veteran BJP leader and former Dy. Prime Minister LK
Advani who made it to the International Centre seeking Bhagawan's
blessings in the morning, in the evening, rest of his family members
were at the Centre interacting and receiving Divine benediction.
Another prominent figure present in the evening was Chief of Air
Staff, Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik.
There were some very fortunate people, who by His grace alone,
happened to be at the right place at the right time, and managed to
get a darshan of our sweet Lord up close and personal. Some through
hearsay, some were just passing by…oh, the leelas of Sai Gopala…
Oh! How very blessed are we all to walk the same ground as our Lord,
To breathe in the air that He does exhale,
May the celebrations continue as we respond to His call,
To reach out to all beings – all creatures both great and small,
To Help Ever, Hurt Never; Love all and Serve all,
For Beloved Bhagawan made them all…