GANESH CHATURTHI (Ganesh Immersion) at Prasanthi Nilayam
Prasanthi’s three day Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, the festival of great spiritual significance, fun and frolic, culminated this evening marked with great festive exuberance.
Marked by Prasanthi’s special touch of grace and gaiety, scores of Ganeshas in varied hues and contour, flanked by batches of students and staff members, marched into the Sai Kulwant Hall shortly after 1600 hrs. beginning the proceedings for the auspicious evening.
The venue, Sai Kulwant Hall, bore a festive look bustling with great devotional fervour and enthusiasm anticipating the fleet ofGaneshas.
Marching in, exhibiting festive hustle and bustle, Ganeshas, numbering 21, in fanciful shapes and decor, were arrayed in a disciplined order covering the entire stretch of Bhagawan’s darshan pathway. This is the occasion when Prasanthi showcasesGaneshas in varied theme, displaying colourful innovative ideas with the enthusiastic devoted bunch of students putting their best to impress upon The Over Lord of Prasanthi. This year too, like previous years, the procession had all the variety of craftsmanship, depicting spiritual and social themes of relevance. This year the display ranged from Formula 1 Racing to ISRO Rocket to Bhagawan's pet elephant Sai Geeta to Solar Panels to Ashta Vinayaka to name a few.
Post the grant entry of Ganeshas, tiny tots from Bhagawan's 'Primary School, students from 10th and 12th of Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School lit up the already exuberant evening with vibrant musical dance offerings, dancing to the tune of Moriya re...Moriya re...
After Mangala Arathi offering to the Ganeshas each group went round the Sanctum Sanctorum. Subsequently each of the Ganeshawas brought to the Sanctum Sanctorum, presenting to the Over Lord, before retreating for immersion.
Bhajans continued for the next 20 minutes and Mangala Arathi was offered at 1800 hrs.