Swami arrived from Kodaikanal about two weeks ago, where he was walking
amongst the devotees each day at darshan. When he arrived in Brindavan
he was walking each day for darshan when after a few days he fell in the
Sai Ramesh Hall. Since than he has been giving darshan from a chair and
his right arm is in a sling and covered with a red shawl.
Last Saturday 21st of May Swami gave two beautiful darshans to the
accompaniment of Bhajans. On Sunday afternoon he came early at 3:15 when
only two or three lines had entered into the hall that caused great
pandemonium has people rushed to see Swami and get into the Hall. He is
as unpredictable as ever.
Buddha Poornima celebrations started on Monday morning organized by the
Srilankans. There were wonderful cultural dances and music has well as
evening concerts which Swami attended. After morning darshan, Buddhist
Monks performed Buddhist chants in the Hall, which were sublime to
meditate to. On Monday after noon Swami gave a discourse. For the first
fifteen minutes Swami stood but then had to sit down and continue giving
the discourse. His discourse included the following:
Today we celebrate the birth and self-realization of Buddha. But God can
be called by any name, Buddha, Jesus, and Allah. God is one. There is
only one god. God is everywhere. In fact, God is in you. You are god.
God is behind you, beside you and all around you. You can take any name
and any form as God. You are not just this body; every person has the
spark of divinity in them. God is love. Love is god.
What is meditation? Sitting still with the eyes is not meditation.
Meditation should be constant. Meditation is being constantly aware of
god in everything you do. Be good. Do Good. See Good. That is the way to
God. Everyone has divinity in them the Atma is in all. Self-confidence
leads to self-satisfaction. Self-satisfaction leads to self-realization
so develop self-confidence. Swami then said that because of the great
devotion in Srilanka that he would visit Lanka in the near future.
The weather has been very hot with thunderstorms almost every night. It
is generally believed that Swami will stay here till at least the second
week of June.
Posted on 26.05.2005
By 7:40AM, Ramesh Hall was full. I took a seat in the extension besides
the Saraswathi idol. It is absolutely serene. I feel so holy and sacred.
Perhaps the vibrations of the recently concluded Homams have made the
place even more sacred, I think. For the last few days after the Homams,
Swamy has been coming for darshan between 8:00 and 8:30AM. So I budget
for about half an hour or so of waiting. It is wonderful, to sit thus
and wait for a glimpse of the Avatar of the age! The awareness that we
are lucky to have that chance comes only in flashes! There is
anticipation, excitement, eager waiting for That "Love on the move".
I tell my neighbour, the shandlier lining the stage will glow prior to
Swamy's coming, and then the music will start and Swamy will be here
before long. As if to prove me wrong, the music started, 'Hum ko tumse
pyaar kitna.....', the shandlier is not glowing yet!! It felt nice to be
"wronged"! The shandlier is glowing now, but that is all irrelevant now,
the Lord will be here. The music tapers off and gives way to Omkar.
Ganesh vandana starts and is over soon.
Swamy is seen passing the Trayee gate to enter the Ramesh Hall from
behind the stage. HE is on the mobile throne. Soon we see HIM! Oh the
Lovely Lord, still draped in the shawl, enters. Soon hands go up doing
Namaskara. I always felt, this was exhibition of devotion. But when we
see Bhagawan and get overwhelmed by HIS presence, it is a natural
reaction. Bhajans going on.... Swamy is adjusting HIS hair once....
timing the bhajans... wiping HIS face with the kerchief. HE must have
sat for about 40 minutes or so. As one bhajan was going on, HE indicated
it is time to go. Swamy went back the way HE came. Aarati was given
after the bhajan was completed.
There was a quiet satisfaction as we came out, even if the darshan was
from a great distance. Thank you Swamy!
Posted by Ramesh Sistla on 22.05.2005
Governor T N Chaturvedi and Chief Minister N Dharam
Singh called on Saibaba and received his blessings at Whitefield
on Wednesday. They took part in the concluding day of the three-day
spiritual programme at Ashram. DH photo
Today there was Dhanvantari Homam. The Homam took place on the stage on
the ladies' side. Bhagawan came at 7:15AM. HE stayed till 8:45AM and
left. HE came again at 09:30AM and stayed till Poornahuti.
There were three homams this morning - Rudra Homam, Chandi Homam and
Mrutyunjaya Homam. Swamy came at 07:25AM and stayed till 09:30AM
watching the proceedings. In the evening there was Sudarsana Homam. It
started at 05:00 PM. Swamy was there till 06:00PM and then left for
Trayee. poornahuti took place at 09:00PM.
Today was the last day of the three day programme of various Homams.
Yesterday, in the evening, when Swamy went back into Trayee, the Maha
Sata Chandi Homam was announced as the grand finale. No one had any idea
of the grandeur till it commenced this morning. Swami came at 7:15AM and
immediately the Pundits commenced the Homam after receiving a green
signal from HIM. The Homa Kundam was majestic. Shaped like a heart, it
was six feet deep and a foot above the ground. It was dug in the Ramesh
hall, about 10 feet away from the stage in the front. Three steps of the
Homa Kundam were adorned with beautiful rangoli and flower petals,
mainly marigold. Owing to the size the Homa Kundam, the fire had to be
lit last night itself, and it was done in the most auspicious manner,
i.e. by rubbing pieces of wood and the initial sparks litting up a
cocnut fibre. This is multiplied and slowly small wood pieces are
introduced. By morning, the sacrificial fire was big enough to consume
Once the Homam started two large logs were put into the Homa kundam and
soon large flames leapt up. The Homam started with incantations to
propitiate the nava grahas , followed by Indra, Brahma, Shiva, Vishnu
and their respective families. The offerings into the sacrificial fire
were of great variety. Seven to eight containers, each of 35 litres, of
sweet pongal was offered to the Devi. Other offerings were, coconuts,
mangoes, flowers, bananas and even water melons! Every member seated
there participated in one part of the Homam. Sai Gayathri was being
chanted followed by 'Swaaha' and then ghee was offered into the
While this went on, Swamy went back to Trayee at 8:45AM and came back at
09:25AM. Swamy looked like the all-pervading Sri Mahavishnu HIMSELF! HIS
black hair was dancing to the breeze and from a distance it looked like
Adisesha was providing shade to HIM!! HE observed the proceedings with
The CM of Karnataka, Sri. Dharam Singh visited Brindavan at about
9:45AM. Swamy blessed a green colored saree along with freshly picked
green paddy plant and fruits. These were offered to the Devi through the
fire. Again, fistfuls of Sweet pongal were offered again by the eleven
priests of the Kolluru Mookambika Devasthanam sitting around the Homa
kundam. At about 10:15AM, a red saree wetted with ghee, along with
money, fruits and flowers were blessed by Swamy and offered in to the
sacrificial fire. Poornahuti commenced after this at 10:25AM with chants
of Durga suktam, Sri suktam, Chamakam and Sai Gayathri.
After the Homam, Swamy directed Sri. C. Srinivas to give thre presents,
dhoti and angavastram to the priests. The six main priests thus honoured
looked very happy and satisfied. The Homam ended on a high note,
spreading great spiritual vibrations in the Ramesh hall, and perhaps
Mrs. Praveen Sultana was surprised at the sudden order by Swamy to sing!
She rendered a couple of Bhajans, Bhavai Dayani and SaiRam SaiRam. Her
husband was also called and asked to sing. The fortunate couple
presented a treat of Hindustani music. Swamy meanwhile got up and walked
slowly towards the elevator on the gents side and came down. The mobile
throne was brought out of the car (!) and Swamy sat on that. The throne
was placed in the Toyota Porte and Swamy left for Trayee through the
ladies' side at 11:15AM filling us with absolute bliss.
Posted by Ramesh on 18.05.2005
May 18, 2005
Swami came out 07:18 a.m. He was
walking without anyone's support.
The close of Maha Yagna today was a magnificent event
with Swami coming out along with the chief minister state of Karnataka
and his entourage givng a good Darshan from the stage. Everyone got
purified with the holy smoke from the sacred fire.
The main road was extraordinary crowded with cars,
peoples and street hawkers selling everything from flowers to juice.
Many buses lined with devotees had come from far and close to have the
Darshan of Lord & with added energy they were all leaving on their
respective buses towards Bangalore.
A Anantha Vijaya
Posted on 18.05.2005
Om Sri Sai Ram
and thank You for giving Your
attention to this Holy Maha Yagna again.
Today our beloved Bhagavan Baba granted His Divine Presence to all from
7.25 to 8.45 am in Sai Ramesh Hall, Brindavanam - where He likes to play
with our hearts. Later on He came back to us again at 9.30 am for about
one and half a hour, accompanied by the Chief Minister of Karnataka. He
walked by Himself on stage, went down by elevator and than left the hall
by car and the Yagna came to close.
This third (and last) day of Maha Yagna the Holy Fire was placed down the
floor in Sai Ramesh Hall, just before Lord Ganesheji. Sometimes there was
such a lot of Holy Smoke that even Swami was not to be seen. Therefore we
have to go inside to have His Darshan during this circumstances (passing
Hope You are ready to take all the goodly implicated consequences of Yagna
into Your thoughts, feelings and actions in day by day life. Let us pray
that this will come. This will come, is now here.
Posted by Jay Sai
Ram on 18.05.2005
In Brindavan around 60 priests from Karnataka are performing Homam from
last three days.
On Monday Dhanvantari Homam and Sudarshan Homam were performed. The Yagna
Kundas were kept one at the Ladies side of the dias and the other at the
gents side Dias. To the devotees surprise Swami came to darshan by 7:15 an
unexpected time when compared to the previous days where he was coming
Our Beloved Lord came for darshan in his Wheel chair.
He came from the main gate of trayee Brindavan and entered Ladies side and
went to the dias and sat before the Dhanvantari Homam for about 40 min and
then went to Sudershana Homam Kundam on the Gents side and sat there for
about 30 min and let the Hall. He himself came later and performed
Poornaahuthi. It was really astonishing to the devotees to see Swami
performing the rituals with his one hand and priests helping Him out, to
perform the rituals. In the afternoon also he came early and sat for the
afternoon section of the Yagna. Swami had blessed all the priests with
Pattu dhothis personally.
On Tuesday also Vedic chanting was started at 5:30 a.m by the boys.
Lalitha Sahasranama was started by the Ladies at 6:30 in the Sai Ramesh
Hall. Today we had the great chandi Maha Yagnam to be started. The Kundam
was digged before the Ganesha in the Sai Ramesh Hall which was measuring
9*5 feet. The priest started with the Maha Ganapathy Homam and our beloved
Lord came early as yesteday by 7:00a.m. He sat for the Homam some times
chanting with the priests and looking above and as a small kid not able to
move around sat before the Yagna as Yagna Purusha and went back at
Today being the PoornaAhuthi for the chandi Yagnam. Swami came as usual as
last days at 7:00a.m from the Ladies side taling to the devotees and went
up. Later he called sathyagit and saked him to make him stand. Swami stood
up and started walking with the help of Sathyagit on the right side
holding the factured hand and Jain holding the left hand. Swami went off
at 8:30 a.m and came back again at 10:00am to do the Poorna Ahuthi. Swami
walked down and greeted the CM of Karnataka Dharam Singh with his left
hand and blessed all the people. Today yagna was attended by the Govenor,
Ministers and many dignitaries of Karantaka. It seems to be a festival in
Brindavan. Devotees were stunned to see Swami sitting for Yagnas so much
of time where the local news papers published that they would be no
darshan for a week because of the facture. Swami proved his uncertainity
and came for the darshan both the times from the day the news was
But seeing him in this stage makes every one feel very sorrow. But , What
can we do other that to pray Him to get well soon.
Posted by Vinay Kumar on 18.05.2005