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Press Release by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust

October 6, 2011

Poornahuti and Conclusion of Grama Seva

Today, being the last day of Grama Seva, the students distributed prasadam in the Prasanthi Niayam ashram premises.

The Veda Purusha Sapthaha Gyana Yajna reached its culmination today. The ritwiks started their worship very early in the morning and completed their tasks including the rendering of various scriptures, the allotted number of Surya Namaskars and the chanting of various Vedic Mantras. At 0900hrs they entered the Bhajan Mandir where they received the Poornahuti Samagri. With the chief priest carrying the Dhaarini (a large silver spoon used for feeding ghee to the fire) and his wife carrying the Samagri, the priests went on a procession with Nadaswaram leading the group. 

Reaching the Poornachandra Hall, which was filled to capacity, the priests completed the proceedings of the Yajnam. Sri Kandukoori Kondavadhani from Rajahmundry who has been a part of innumerable Dasara Celebrations in Prasanthi Nilayam, spoke a few words describing the auspiciousness of the occasion. Holy water was sprinkled on all those who attended the function and Prasadam was distributed while Bhajans were being sung by the students. Maha Mangala Arati was offered at 0945hrs. The Tripura Governor Sri. D.Y. Patil participated in the programme. 

New quarters for the milkmen of the Sri Sathya Sai Gokulam was inaugurated this morning.

Vijayadashami also marks the concluding ceremony of the Prasanthi Vidwan Mahasabha.

Today, there were speeches by a lecturer, a final year degree student and the Director of the Brindavan Campus, the topics being: the significance of Vijayadashami, which is the victory of good over evil; Gratitude to Mother, Motherland and Divine Mother and Love between Bhagawan and His students. The last speaker mentioned several instances of students in the campus still experiencing His Divine Presence and Love. The speeches were followed by the the recording of Bhagawan's discourse.

The final programme for the day was a rendition of Banaras Gharana, a form of classical music with a 350 year old tradition, by Padma Bhushan Pandit Rajan and Padma Bhushan  Pandit Sajan Mishra from Varanasi. They were accompanied by the students and staff of the Sri Sathya Sai Mirpuri College of Music. 

Media Coordinator
Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
Prasanthi Nilayam

Jai Sai Ram!