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Festivals, Plays, Events 2010
Children's choir and play, 27 Dec
 

The Spirit of Christmas

Children put on a play, under the direction of Victoria Hargreaves, interlaced with songs by the Children's Choir, directed by Alma Badings.

For more information, visit www.sssbpt.org/ Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ christmas2010.html

  
Christmas Day evening, 25 Dec
 

Christmas Day evening

John Behner introduces two speakers, Ms. Pruzan and Cass Smith, who sings his famous work, "I Keep Feeling Your Love in Me". An Italian group led by Sonja Venturi presents a 55-minute Christmas concert.

For more information, visit www.sssbpt.org/ Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ christmas2010.html

  
Christmas Day morning, 25 Dec
 

Christmas Day morning

In the morning, a South African Group sings Christmas Carols.

For more information, visit www.sssbpt.org/ Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ christmas2010.html

  
Christmas Eve, 24 Dec
 

Christmas Eve

In the morning, a South African Group sings Christmas Carols.

For more information, visit www.sssbpt.org/ Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ christmas2010.html

  
Srikakulam District, AP, 17 Dec
 

Murali Madhavam

This play is an adaptation from the times of Dwapara, telling the story of the evolution of a devotee into an image of His chosen God. Interspersed with a series of dances, the one-hour presentation is a visual treat, rich with melodious music and colourful costumes.

For more information, visit www.sssbpt.org/ Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ muralimadhavam17122010.html

  
Sai Africa Adult Choir, 27 Nov
 

Sai Africa Adult Choir

The choir starts with an English song composed by Jude Nnam titled "Happy Birthday Baba". This was followed by songs drawn from various African countries. The program concluded with an English prayer to Bhagawan titled "Sai Baba - Great Navigator".

For more information, visit www.sssbpt.org/ pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ SaacNov2010.html

  
85th Birthday celebrations, 23 November

 

85th Birthday celebrations

took place in the stadium. Swami came about 11:30AM. Speeches, singing, gaiety were the order of the day.

Hon'ble External Affairs Minister SM Krishna, Union Ministers Sushil Kumar Shinde and Vilasrao Deshmukh, Governor of Andhra Pradesh ESL Narasimhan, Governor of Punjab Shivraj Patil, Dy.CM Tamilnadu Stalin, Union Minister Virbhadra Singh, Minister from Andhra Pradesh Dr. J. Geeta Reddy, and Industrialist Sri Ratan Tata were among the host of dignitaries present on the occasion.

The Vidya Vahini project to help rural schools give values-based education was announced, a new significant project by Swami.

In the evening activities included singing by past and current college boys, fireworks, and a lasar show.

For more details, see www.sssbpt.org/ Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ 85thbirthdayreport2010.html

  
Sri Sathya Sai Vidhya Vahini
 

Vidhya Vahini

This video introduces Sathya Sai Baba's program to expand human values to rural schools and others throughout India. It was announced during the 85th birthday celebrations on 23 November 2010.

Please also visit the website for this program: www. srisathyasaividyavahini.org/

  
International Exhibition 23 November
 

International Exhibition

For many days around 23 November, an Exhibition took place, show-casing aspects of selfless service, education, medical camps, and publications in All India Sai Organization and throughout the International Sai Organization.

For more details, visit sssbpt.org/ Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ sssvip.html

  
Food preparation, 23 November
 

Food preparation

Free meals --breakfast, lunch, dinner-- was provided to anyone who wanted them for ten days during the 85th Birthday celebrations. This video takes you behind the scenes to see thousands of volunteers preparing the food.

 

  
Convocation, 22 November
 

29th Convocation

The 29th convocation of the Sri Sathya Sai University, the honored guest and speaker was Dr. Manmohan Singh, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India.

For more details, see www.sssbpt.org/ Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ convocation2010.html.

  
Convocation Drama, 21 November
 

Twameva Sharanam Mama

On the eve of the Convocation, the college students put on a play.

For more details, see www.sssbpt.org/ pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ convocationdrama2010.html.

  
9th World Conference, 20-21 November
 

9th World Conference

The conference was attended by about 475 leaders of the Sri Sathya Sai International Organization. The 6 talks at the conference appear on these videos: Michael Goldstein, David Gries, Narendrath Reddy, Leonardo Gutter, Bill Harvey, and Michael Goldstein.

For more details, see www.sathyasai.org/ organize/ conferences/ ninthworld.htm.

  
Ladies Day, 19 November
 

Ladies Day

The President of India, Pratibha Patil, is the featured Speaker.

For more details, see sssbpt.org/ pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ ladiesdayreport2010.html.

  
Primary school drama, 18 November
 

Dance drama

The students of Sri Sathya Sai Primary School presented a dance drama, with a backdrop of LED screen, which beamed crystal clear visuals to the audience. Two LED screens, the gent's side and the ladies' side telecasted to the audience.

For more details, see sssbpt.org/ Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ primaryschoolprogramme2010.html.

  
Concert, 17 November
 

Majumdar & Gurucharan

Music Concerts by the renowned flautist Pandit Ronu Majumdar & equally famous vocalist Sikkil Gurucharan.

For more details, see sssbpt.org/ Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ festivalofloveday3.html.

  
Concert, 15 November
 

Khan and Raghuram

A concert by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, the Sarod Maestro of fame, along with his sons Aayan Ali Khan and Aman Ali Khan, followed by a Carnatic vocalist, Abhishek Raghuram, child prodigy.

For more details, see sssbpt.org/Pag
es/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ darshanupdateNov2010.html
..

  
Bal vikas alumni, 7 November
 

Little Champs

Bal vikas alumni talk about their experiences. Then, the current bal vikas students put on the musical "Little Champs". The video

For more details, see sssbpt.org/ Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ BalvikasAlumniMeet2010.html.

  
Gujarat, 5 November
 

Radhiyali &
The Child is Father of Man

Each year, devotees from Gujarat celebrate Diwali and Gujarati New Year in Swami's presence. This year, they organized two programmes: folk dance and a skit. The video

For more details, see sssbpt.org/ Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ GujaratNov2010.html.

  
Mysore, 1 November
 

Satsankalpameva

The children from Mysore put on a play about Dhruva, who, as a child, went into the forest and meditated for 6 months until the Lord appeared before him and gave him a place in heaven: as Dhurva Nakshatra (the North star, or Polaris).

For more details, see sssbpt.org/ Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ KarnatakaOctNov2010.html

  
Himachal Pradesh, 10 October
 

Dashavatar

Balvikas children along with students from Sri Sathya Sai School, Anand Vilas, Shimla represented the state of Himachal Pradesh with the story of ten Avatars of Lord Vishnu. Swami posed for pictures and stayed a long time.

For more details, see sssbpt.org/ Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ hp2010.html.

  
Bhihar & Jharkhand, 5 October
 

Maa

The twin states of Bihar and Jharkhand presented a colourful dance drama. Mother is referred to as "Shakthi" and the programme begins showing Shakthi Durga's manifestations into five mothers: Veda Mata, Bhu Mata, Gau Mata, Desha Mata, and Deha Mata.

For more details, see www.sssbpt.org/ pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ maa05102010.html.

  
Maharashtra & Goa, 30 September
 

Anjaneya Veera

Over 2000 Youth from the twin states of Maharashtra & Goa came on a three-day pilgrimage. Their play was about Hanuman (Anjaneya is another name for Hanuman).

For more details, see www.sssbpt.org/ pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ anjaneyaveera2010.html.

  
South Africa, 28 September
 

Ubuntu!

356 students from the four Sathya Sai Schools and bal vikas classes in South Africa present a musical. Ubuntu means I am because you are, you are because I am.

For more details, see sssbpt.org/ Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ ubuntu2010.html.

  
UP and Uttarakhand, 25 September
 

Syan Sya Aradhanai

The twin states from the North of India, UP and Uttarakhand, present a programme in Hindi, "Syan Sya Aradhana". The play is based on the rich cultural traditions of northern region of Kumaon Mandal in Uttarakhand. A model of three holy shrines in the states was shown to Swami.

For more details, see www.sssbpt.org/ pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ syansya2010.html

  
Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh, 15 September
 

Mahishasura Mardini

A musical ballet on the mythical story of Mashishasura was enacted by the youth from the twin states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh. The presentation is an adaptation from Durga Puran.

For more details, see www.sssbpt.org/ Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ mpchhatisgarh2010.html

  
Andhra Pradesh, 14 September
 

Vedanjali

This 40-minute presentation, in Telugu, by the youth of Andhra Pradesh, was a visual essay of the fostering of the Vedas by the Avatar of the Age, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Safari cloth distribution, Prasadh distribution, and photos with Swami all took place.

For more details, see sssbpt.org/ Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ vedanjali14092010.html

  
Indonesia, 10 September
 

Search for paradise

The youth and bal vikas from Indonesia sing and resent a drama titled "The search for paradise". Swami poses for pictures with the group and materializes a golden chain.

For more details, see www.sssbpt.org/ Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ indonesian2010.html

  
Nepal Musical Program, 8 September
 

Nepalese cultural offerings

1800 Nepalese made a pilgrimage to Prasanthi Nilayam. Here, we hear their Vedic chanting, songs set to Nepalese folk tunes, and instrumentalists.

For more details, see sssbpt.org/Pages/Prasanthi_Nilayam/ nepal2010.html.

  
Sai School Pilgrimage, 3 September
 

Sai Vidya Vihar

Children from 79 elementary and secondary schools from all over India are on a pilgrimage to Bhagavan. Here, we have dances, a dance-drama, a few speeches by children, photos with Swami, distribution of saris and safari pieces, Arathi, and a few bhajans.

For more details, see www.sssbpt.org/ Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ sathyasaischools2010.html.

  
West Bengal dance and drama, 31 August
 

Nrithyanjal and Sambhavami
Yuge Yuge

The bal vikas children and youth of West Bengal perform.

For more details, see sssbpt.org/Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/wb2010.html.

  
Odisha drama and dance, 26 August, parts I and II
 

Flood of Love

Over 700 youth came on a pilgrimage and put on dance and play.

For more details, see sssbpt.org/pages/Prasanthi_Nilayam/
orissa2010.html
.

  
Canadian play and unison singing, 24-25 August
 

A Life of Sai Ideals

Over 1200 Canadians came on a pilgrimage. They performed a play and did some unison singing in Sai Kulwant Hall.

For more details, see sssbpt.org/Pages/Prasanthi_Nilayam/
darshanupdateAug2010.html
.

  
Kerala, on Onam, 23 August
 

Margathara

On this day of Onam, the bal vikas children from the State of Kerala dance and sing in a program titled Keraleeyam. The children then present a dance/drama titled Margathara.

For more details, see www.sssbpt.org/ pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ onam2010.html

  
Varalakshmi Vratham, 20 August
 

Varalakshmi Vratham

This ritual is performed by married Hindu women seeking blessings. Here it is for the blessings of all. In Part II, Ms. Bhagyalakshmi of Chennai presented a carnatic musical offering.

For more details, see www.sssbpt.org/ pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ varalakshmi2010.html.

  
Middle East program, 13 August
 

Prema Tarangini, Ocean of Love

1200 pilgrims from the Middle East sing to Swami.

For more details, see sssbpt.org/Pages/Prasanthi_Nilayam/
region94.html
.

Middle East program, 12 August
 

Distribution of implements, Turkey

The Middle East devotees distribute implements to needy villagers, such as sewing machines. Then, Turkey devotees sing.

For more details, see sssbpt.org/Pages/Prasanthi_Nilayam/
region94.html
.

  
Sufi Concert, Lakhwinder Wadali, 10 August
 

Sufi singing!

Delhi & NCR stage a Sufi & Folk Song presentation by popular North Indian Sufi Singer Lakhwinder Wadali and troupe.

For more pictures and details, visit sssbpt.org/ Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ wadalisuficoncert2010.html.

  
Northern European Choir, 7 August
 

Hallelujah!

300 devotees from 12 North European countries sing in Sai Kulwant Hall.

For more pictures and details, visit www.sssbpt.org/Pages/
Prasanthi_Nilayam/ne2010.html
.

  
United Kingdom Sings, 6 August
 

All Is One!

A Children's choir and then a Youth Choir enthrall the audience.

For more pictures and details, visit sssbpt.org/ Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ ukchoir2010.html.

  
Haryana and Chandigarh, 3 August
 

Satyam Vada Dharmam Chara, Hari Ka Haryana

The bal vikas children present a dance-ballet, and the youth put on a play.

For more pictures and details, visit sssbpt.org/ pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ haryana2010.html.

  
Punjab & Haryna, J & K, 31 July
 

Harvest of Love

The youth from the States of Punjab and Haryna present a dance performances. Then people from the States of Jammu and Kashmir sing.

For more pictures and details, visit www.sssbpt.org/ pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ harvestoflove2010.html.

  
Bakthi Samarpan, 30 July
 

Choir and Dance, by the State
of Sikkhim

The singing and dancing represent the land's geographical attributes and the cultural traditions of this North Eastern State.

For more pictures and details, visit sssbpt.org/ Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ sikkim2010.html.

  
Sai Yugam Prema Yugam, 24 July
 

Tamil Nadu Drance Drama

After this dance drama by the bal vikas and youth of Tamil Nadu, Bhagawan spends a great deal of time talking to them.

For more pictures and details, visit sssbpt.org/Pages/
Prasanthi_Nilayam/sypy2010.html
.

  
Latin American Choir, 23 July
 

Vamos Con Sai

Devotees from Latin America sing before Bhagawan. Infectious tunes, sung with devotion and accompanied by violin, guitar, tablas, and tambourines, bring joy to the thousands present.

For more details, visit: sssbpt.org/Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ latinamerican2010.html.

  
Ashadi Celebrations, 21-22 July
 

Samarth Ramdas, Natya Veda,
and Veda Math gayatrhi

Bal vikas and youth from Marasahtra and Goa perform three dance dramas.

For more pictures and details, visit www.sssbpt.org/Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ ashadi2010report.html.

  
Sri Sathya Sai SathyaNarayana Vratham, 18 July
 

The Satyha Narayana Vratham

was performed for the well-being of all the beings in the world, with 1108 couples taking part.

For more details, see sssbpt.org/Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ alwarfestivalreport.html.

  
Sri Alwarula Bhakthi Samrajya Mahotsavam, 14-17 July
 

The Alwars

were Tamil poet saints of south India who lived between sixth and ninth centuries and espoused devotion to Lord Vishnu through their compositions, singing love and surrender to the Lord.

These four days of festivities and rituals include chanting of mantras 10,000 times, bhajans, and rituals such as a Maha Sudarshana Homam, a fire ritual aimed at world peace (on the third morning), performed toward Sri Chakkarathalwar, who is also known as Sudarshan Alwar.

For more details, see www.sssbpt.org/Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ alwarfestivalreport.html.

   
Russians Sing in Sai Kulwant Hall, 13 July
 

Hallowed Be Thy Name

In three performances in Sai Kulwant Hall, the Russian-speaking countries sing in unison, perform a play titled "Hallowed Be Thy Name",and have their choir perform. The video

For more details, visit sssbpt.org/ Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ russia02.html and sssbpt.org/Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ russia01.html.

   
East Godavari Presentation, 4 July
 

Girijana Sambaralu

This second day of presentation by East Godavari includes speeches; launching of their website; chanting, dancing, and bhajans by children; and posing for pictures.

For more pictures and details, visit www.sssbpt.org/Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ eggirijanaparthiyathra2010.html.

   
East Godavari Presentation, 3 July
 

Navavidha Bakthi Sumanjali

For the second year, hundreds of tribal folks from East Godavari District come for Bagawan's darshan. The bal vikas and youth present a dance drama.

For more pictures and details, visit www.sssbpt.org/Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilayam/ eggirijanaparthiyathra2010.html.

   
US pilgrimages: 29 June, 11 July, and 1 July
 

All Our Relations

The USA came on pilgrimages of 700 and 900 devotees. The first performed unison singing; the second, a play titled "All Our Relations". In addition, a national USA choir sang.

For more details, visit on www.sssbpt.org/ Pages/ Prasanthi_Nilyam:
uspilgrimage2010%201.html
uschoir2010.html and
www.sssbpt.org/ us02.html.

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