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Press Release by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust

January 23, 2012

Commencement of Celebrations of the Lunar Chinese New Year:

Celebrating the commencement of 4012th Lunar Chinese New Year 36 High Lamas of Tibetan Order from Sera Jhe Monastery in Mysore joined by hundreds of devotees from various countries presented a Buddhist devotional evening today here in Prasanthi Nilayam. 

The proceeding for the evening began with initial offerings by Capt. Ong and family, organisers of the day's presentation. This was followed by offering of Tibetan Khatas by the High Lamas, amuletes and Naivedyam by devotees from Singapore. 

Purificatory rites continued next, in the backdrop of Buddhist chantings followed group chantings af Buddhist verses and Mantras  by from holy scriptures coupled with rites by High Lamas. 

The second part of the programme commenced with the chanting of various Buddhist Mantras, namely, Om Mani Padme Hung, Medicine Buddha Mantra, Green Tara Mantra, Special Eternal Prayers composed on Bhagawan, Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha Mantra, Mantra of the Heart of The Perfection  of Transcendent Wisdom, The Long Dharani of Chenrezig, Gayathri Mantra followed by another round of Om Mani Padme Hung to concluded with a recital of dedication of Tibetan Buddhist Chants For Universal Peace 2012. Man of the ceremonies Sai Keet elaborated the significance of the Mantras, Rites and other proceedings. The whole programme lasted for an hour and forty minutes. 



Media Coordinator
Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
Prasanthi Nilayam

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