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Press Release by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust

August 22, 2011

Krishna Janmashtami at Prasanthi Nilayam

 Krishna Janmashtami was celebrated at Prasanthi Nilayam today. 

In the morning, Sai Kulwant Hall, resplendent with rich colourful decorations befitting the occasion witnessed a musical programme by the students of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning.  Pandurangashtakam was followed by a Hindi song reflecting Radharani’s passionate plea to Lord Krishna, calling Him to come out of hiding, “Pata Paduma Krishna…” a favourite piece of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, a fervent loving prayer to Krishna to sing a song. A carnatic piece, “Sri Venkatesham …” glorifying the significance of Namasmarana in Kali Age followed. A procession of cows and quadrupeds arrived at the Mandir and two boys, in the guise of Sri Krishna and Balrama joined the scene along with senior officials and fed the cows and quadrupeds. Soon a group of dancers soon took the centre-stage gracefully dancing, depicting the story of Krishna in essence.

In the evening The Balvikas children and the youth of  Srikakulam,currently in Prashantinilayam, as part their Parthiyatra,staged  a Dance Drama entitled "Siva Leelalu". The children ,dressed vibrantly in Peacock Blue, Gold and White commenced the programme with a dance on Lord Ganesha to the tune of "Ekdantaya Vakratundaya" followed by a paean in the praise of Bhagwan Sathya Sai Baba.The backdrop changed to a photograph of a Shivalinga even as the song Sada Shivudu Vandanam heralded the arrival of Lord Shiva who danced the Thandava with His consort Parvathi. As the song continued we had the heart wrenching scene of the tribal devotee of the Lord, Bhaktha Kannappan, offering his own eyes to the Lord, in his innocent devotion. This song was followed by an inspiring demonstration of Shiva conquering the God of Desire and the auspicious scene of the holy wedding of Parvathi and Shiva.The last presentation was a song dedicated to the Mother in her protective form of Kali. After the initial invocation, the annihilation of the demon Mahishasura by Goddess Kali was demonstrated. At the end of the programme, all the participants were gifted with clothes as a blessing from Bhagawan. The teacher was specially honoured with a shawl.


Media Coordinator
Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
Prasanthi Nilayam

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