Sita Rama Kalyanam

Bhagawan’s 87th birthday celebrations commenced in Prasanthi Nilayam on 18 Nov 2012, on a very auspicious note, staging a symbolic celestial marriage of the Divine couple Lord Rama and Mother Sita followed by Rathotsavam.

The program held on a make-shift platform, in front of the Sanctum Sanctorum, commenced at 08:30 in the morning, lasting 80 minutes. Amidst Vedic chanting and to the backdrop music of Nadaswaram, even as the rituals continued with various offerings to the Divine couple, the chief priest went on elaborating the greater significance and purport of the Divine Marriage connecting the same with Sai saga. Upanayanam, sacred thread ceremony of the bridegroom followed by Kanyadanam (giving away the bride) was performed amidst chanting before the final ceremony. The divine marriage ceremony concluded with the tying of Mangala Sutra around the neck of the bride.

Sita Rama Kalyanam

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Chinna Katha – THE LIGHT OF DIVINE MESSAGE ON DEEPAVALI

Deepavali has to be observed as a day for getting rid of all the bad qualities in us, symbolised by the demon Narakasura and the man has to light the Atmajyothi, in him.

There is a scientific reason also for this celebration. With the end of the rainy season water stagnates in many places and the surrounding areas teem with mosquitoes and other insects. The smoke from the crackers and fireworks destroys these insects and disinfects the atmosphere.

On this day, people insist on wearing new clothes. Let your hearts too rejoice, clothed in fresh ideals and feelings and resolutions. Relish these sweets from this day on, and mould your lives into sweet songs of Love.

Blessings of Swami

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10 days of Dasara

“During the ten days of the Dasara, the Rakshasas (demons) in the form of wicked qualities have been routed. Rakshasas do not mean demonic beings. The bad qualities in men are the demons. Arrogance is a demon. Bad thoughts are demons. Ravana is depicted as the king of Rakshasas. He is said to have ten heads. He was not born with ten heads. Who is this Ravana and what are his ten heads? Kama (lust), Krodha (anger), Moha (delusion), Lobha (Greed), Mada (pride), Maatsarya (Envy), Manas (the mind), Buddhi (intellect), Chitta (Will)and Ahamkara (the Ego)– these ten constitute the ten heads. Ravana is one who has these ten qualities.”

– Dasara Discourse at the Kalyana Mandap at Brindavan, on 18 Oct 1991.