on 85 hours Bhajan at Sangli
An 85 hour bhajan was organised by Sri
Sathya Sai Organisation Maharashtra & Goa to celebrate the 85th year of the
Advent of the Poorna Avathar, Sri Sathya Sai Baba at Audumbur, Ankalkhop (
Sangli). The spiritual offering by the devotees of Maharashtra and Goa began
at 5.30 a.m. on Thursday 28th October 2010 with Lighting of the Lamp and
Veda mantra. From 6.00 a.m. the 85 hour non-stop bhajan programme commenced
with 3 Omkars followed by Shree Ganesh bhajan. At any point of time 250-300
devotees sang in praise of all deities worshipped by all faiths. The entire
village resonated to the holy vibrations of His glory. Many villagers were
eager to sing more than 1 bhajan. The strong chorus and the excellent mike
arrangements enthused them all the more. There was a steady stream of
visitors from all over the state and neighbouring Goa and Karnataka.
The local samithis and district level administration of SSSO had ensured
that adequate refreshments were served round the clock.Rooms and dormitories
provided excellent facilities for those staying over for the 4 days. Purush
and Mahila Volunteers of SSSO wearing Scarf and neatly attired served
selflessly and attended to the devotees with enthusiasm. The function was
attended by the office-bearers of SSSO ( Mah & Goa) including the State
President. Many dignitaries from the Zilla Parishad, State and District
Administration attended the bhajans for some time. Overall there was a great
sense of Joy and Peace on the faces of all the devotees. There were several
hundred youth and Bal Vikas children participating in the programme. It was
as if Bhagawan was physically present in Ankalkhop.
The venue - Shri Narayan Swami Sansthan situated in the midst of lush green
paddy fields and sugarcane farms, provided an excellent ambience for one of
the longest Spiritual programmes conducted by the State Organisation. The
village is a popular Spiritual Centre because of the Dattatreya temple and
the Nisarg Padukas of the Avadhootas. A serene river flows by the temple.
Although it is a small temple, the Datta Mandir is visited by thousands of
devotees throughout the year.
Aum Sai Ram
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