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Festivals and Events

Month Festivals and Events in 2020
January 1 - January
New Year's Day
11 - January
Annual Sports meet
15 - January
Makara Sankranti
February 21 - February
Maha Shivarathri
   
March 20 - March
Holi
25 - March
Ugadi
 
April 02 - April
Sri Rama Navam
14 - April
Tamil New Year
15 - April
Vishu
  24 - April
Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam
   
May 06 - May
Easwaramma Day
07 - May
Buddha Poornima
 
June      
July 01 - July
Ashadi Ekadashi
05 - July
Guru Poornima
 
August 12 - August
Sri Krishna Janmashtami
22 - August
Ganesh Chaturthi
31 - August
Onam
September  
 
October 20 - October
Avatarhood Declaration Day
25 - October
Vijaya Dashami
 
November 14 - November
Deepavali
14 & 15 - November
Global Akhanda Bhajan
18 - November
Rathothsavam (Chariot Festival)
19 - November
Ladies day
22 - November
SSSIHL Convocation
23 - November
Bhagawan Baba’s Birthday
December 25 - December
Christmas
   

 

* Note: Dates given above are only indicative and are subject to change.

Introduction
It is a remarkable feature of festival celebrations in Bhagawan’s presence that they are not confined to any particular religion or deity. They are universal in character emphasizing the underlying unity of all religions and the fundamental message of love and peace. Indeed, Bhagawan had declared in a discourse delivered on the occasion of the First World Conference of the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organizations at Mumbai in July 1968: “This is a human form in which every Divine entity, every Divine Principle, that is to say, all Names and Forms ascribed by man to God, are manifest”. Thus, we see today, devotees professing different faiths being drawn to Bhagawan from all over the world, seeing in Him the Name and Form that is most dear to them, and also deriving the bliss of celebrating their religious festivities in His Divine presence. Typically, the programme consists of speeches by students, functionaries of Bhagawan’s Institutions and devotees, where they share their thoughts and recount their experiences and lessons learnt at the Divine Lotus Feet. This is usually followed by Bhagawan’s discourse and cultural programmes. At the conclusion of the programme, Prasadam (sacramental food) is distributed to everyone.