News Update from Dharmakshetra - October 2016
Radio Sai OCTOBER 2016 Desktop Calendar
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“First of all you should understand the significance of
celebrating Durgashtami. The inner significance of celebrating
festivals is to experience Divinity. This has been the motto of
Bharathiyas since ancient times. Every festival is associated
with divine feelings and a sacred purpose. But unfortunately
people today focus only on external ritualistic practices
without trying to understand their inner significance. As a
result, the performing of Puja, distribution of Prasadam etc.,
has become mechanical and artificial. They also do different
kinds of Archanas or worships. The types of worship offered are
devoid of earnestness and devotion (Shraddha and Bhakti). They
all can be termed as meaningless rituals.”
- BHAGAWAN SRI SATHYA SAI BABA
May the Light of
Sai illumine every heart and soul on this auspicious Diwali.
Love Peace and Joy
"A United Family
Sadhana " Guidelines by, All India President Shri Nimish Pandya
On the Auspicious
Occasion of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's 91st Birthday "A
United Family Sadhana " Guidelines by, All India President Shri
Link to the video
91st Birthday Celebrations of Bhagawan Sri
Sathya Sai Baba at Dharmakshetra
With the Immense blessings of Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the
programs to be held in the month of November 2016 in
Dharmakshetra, as 91st Birthday celebrations, are enclosed
herewith along with separate invitation for Sathyam Youth Bhajan, Global Akhand Bhajan
& Ladies (Mahila) Day.
E-Invite for the upcoming Youth
Bhajan, on Sunday 6th November 2016 at Dharmakshetra from 6 to 7
DIWALI CELEBRATION WITH SENIOR CITIZENS OF
The Youth of walkeshwer Samiti along with some ex students of
ambedkar school celebrated Diwali with senior citizens of Sir jj
Dharamshalaon 27th oct .The program began with children singing
bhajans ,after which some of our dadas &dadis crooned soulful
melodies , followed by musical games .we concluded the program
with cake cutting and narayan seva .It was a pleasure to see the
happiness and joy on their faces
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19th Edition of Samarpan -Talk by Dr
Rajeshwari Patel - 23rd October 2016
The 19th edition of SAMARPAN session was held on Sunday, 23rd
October, 2016. Dr. Rajeshwari Patel shared her wonderful
experiences with Bhagawan during her talk here at Dharmakshetra
Dr. Rajeshwari Patel is an alumnus & present professor at
Anantapur Campus of Swami's college. She has been associated
with Swami for almost 35 years.
The video of her close experiences with Swami will be uploaded
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the Talk by Dr
Rajeshwari Patel on 23th October 2016 at Dharmakshetra Mumbai
Free Heart Camp at Dharmakshetra -
23rd October, 2016.
With Swami's grace the Free Heart Camp which was held today at
Dharmakshetra on Sunday 23rd October from 9.00 am organised by
SSSSO Maharashtra and Goa alongwith Sri Sathya Sai Heart
Hospital, Rajkot had a very good response.
Walk in Patients were 128 and the Pre Screened Patients along
with Walk in Patients selected for the next round were 113
About 50 Patients were selected for Surgery, for which
appointments were given.
Mr. RANDEEP HOODA the famous Bollywood actor and Shri RAJKUMAR
SANTOSHI well known Director also attended the Free Heart Camp
and were present for over 90 minutes.
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Free Heart Camp at Dharmakshetra - 23rd October, 2016 - Camera
Free Heart Camp at Dharmakshetra - 23rd October, 2016 - Camera
Maharashtra & Goa Veda coordinators
meeting at Dharmakshetra , Mumbai on 16th October 2016
With Blessings of Bhagwan the Veda movement was successfuly
launched in the state of Maharashtra and Goa.
A total of 50 people from across the states attended this
With Bhagawan's grace this movement is ready to spread the veda
to every nook and corner of Maharashtra & Goa
The meeting was inaugurated with the lighting of the lamp by
Sri. Vijay Bhaskar, trustee of Sri Sathya Sai Trust, and ardent
devotee of Bhagawan. He was accompanied by Dr. Anil Kumar, Sri.
Subrahmanyam Gorti, the National Veda Coordinator, and State
Level Veda Coordinators from Maharashtra and Goa. The lighting
of the lamp was accompanied by the chanting of Sri Rudram,
Purusha Suktham and Medha Suktham.
Bro. Saiganesh Natarajan, the State Coordinator for Veda,
reminded all participants that we have been chosen by Bhagawan
for His mission. Hence, we must make a promise to Bhagawan to
uphold the Veda movement in India and the world.
Bro. Prasad Deshmukh, the joint State Coordinator for Veda,
spoke about the unique opportunity presented by Bhagawan to us
as the leaders of the Veda movement. Since the Veda movement is
now in its infancy, we must all strive to nurture it.
Inaugural Address - Sri. Vijay Bhaskar
Sri. Vijay Bhaskar recounted his own experiences with Swami at
Prashanthi Nilayam in the context of Veda. He narrated how his
mental prayer for a single Vedic prayer which encompasses all of
Swami's teachings was answered by Swami by leading him to the
He also spoke of the importance of Dharmakshetra in Swami's
divine mission as a centre for the propagation of Vedas. He
concluded with a discussion on the true meaning of mantra
All-India President's Address - Sri. Nimish Pandya
The All-India President inspired all the participants with his
powerful oration. He emphasised that we were all present by
Bhagawan's will, as a part of Bhagawan's grand vision for Veda,
which permeates all of life.
He also emphasised the importance of the great state of
Maharashtra in Swami's mission, and exhorted the participants to
utilise this opportunity to bring more people into the Sai fold
He concluded with a very powerful message - pursue the study and
teaching of Veda to perfection, and always do so with a smile.
This will ensure that people will come to learn Veda:
Dr. Anil Kumar has been a Professor of Chemistry in the Sri
Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, and was part of the
original team chosen by Swami to initiate group Veda chanting at
He covered several aspects of Veda chanting, a few of which are
—Vedas are endless, timeless and authorless
—The mantras themselves are perceived by the Rishis
—The origin of man is from the primordial sound through the
subtle and gross elements hence, by withdrawing one's senses one
can attain the supreme, all-pervading reality
—The knowledge of 'meaning' need not be overemphasised: it
differs based on each individual's sadhana
—Veda chanting must always be done from the navel. This ensures
trikarana shuddhi (purity of thought, word and deed)
—Sri Rudram is a panacea for the ills of the world
—Bhagawan has already established Veda on a global scale - from
the far east to the west. We are now part of this astounding
inclusion of caste, gender and nationality in Vedic chanting,
and with privilege and duty to take His mission forward.
Vedam: 5 years' Roadmap - Sri. Subrahmanyam Gorti
Sri. Subrahmanyam Gorti is the All-India coordinator for the
Veda movement. He has been involved in tireless efforts in the
service of Bhagawan in the Veda mission.
“My love for Veda is equalled only by my love for humanity." -
The vision of the Organisation on the Veda frontier was
presented by Sri. Gorti in a crystal-clear fashion. His address
was full of inspiration for the District Veda-coordinators
attending the meeting. The major points are summarised below:
—The nurturing of Vedic culture was one of the four aims of the
—We cannot even begin to comprehend His immense grace in
choosing us for this mission
—Vedas are the root of spirituality: it is essential to nurture
them with the utmost care
—A well-organised structure is now in place nationally as well
—A well-planned syllabus has been agreed upon, matching the
exacting standards set by Prashanthi Nilayam
—Some of the short-term objectives are:
Teachers' pool in each state: auditioning/benchmarking
orientation Face-to-face as well as virtual modes of training
Involvement of youth and Bal Vikas as a 'thrust area'
—The long-term objectives include:
Scientific inquiry into the Vedas
Vedic library and proposed research centre in Rishikesh
In 2008, UNESCO declared Vedic Chanting as “Intangible Cultural
Heritage of Humanity"
Sri. Ramesh Sawant spoke on the nature of unconditional
surrender to the Divine. He inspired all the participants to
take up Veda activities as a service to the Lord, and to be His
instrument in bringing about the Vedic revolution.
He emphasised two things - firstly, Swami's work is our own
sadhana; secondly, just as Swami used to refer to himself as
'the servant of the Universe', so too, we must be ready to serve
anyone with regard to Veda, unconditionally and lovingly.
Grand Plan for Athi Rudram (Mahajapa) - Bro. Saiganesh
Bro. Saiganesh unveiled the Grand Plan for having an Athi Rudra
Mahajapa at Prashanthi Nilayam in September 2017
1331 chanters x 11 Rudrams (ekadashini) = 14641 Rudrams = 1 Athi
This activity requires massive mobilisation of existing teachers
to access the hidden potential in every Sai samithi in the
states of Maharashtra and Goa. Every district may need to have
50-60 fully trained and proficient Rudram/Chamakam chanters
The entire congregation made a sankalpa to work towards bringing
this grand vision to fruition.
Group Discussions - Challenges and Action Plans
The concluding session was a group discussion session with
working groups of 5-6 members geared towards identifying local
as well as general problems and suggesting viable solutions. A
brief summary of various challenges and prospective action plans
is given below:
Challenges - Prospective Action Plan
Generating interest - Always follow the motto of "Love All,
Serve All" All office-bearers must be chanters Encourage
participation by spreading awareness
Insufficient trainers / Trainers lacking confidence - Use of
media to increase the reach of teachers Encourage trainers with
group chanting opportunities Initiate "House Veda chanting" like
Neglect of Veda at Veda + Bhajan venues - Have Veda chanting
'in-between' the bhajan Have Veda training prior to the bhajan
Lack of auditioning / benchmarking - Suitable framework is in
place at national level Syllabi, etc. Have been standardised
Transport problem in villages / for mahilas, etc. Combine
medical seva and Veda chanting. Train candidates from remote
areas as trainers (MLM)
Tapping youth and Bal Vikas strength - District youth
coordinator to organise 3-4 hours awareness + training camp to
Lack of awareness of devotees about Veda - Office bearers to
positively spread awareness Official circulars to be issued to
Inability to learn by-heart - Trainer not to insist on book
Inaccurate intonation - Training, exposure to basic Sanskrit
Mismatch in pitch between mahilas / gents - Combined practice
sessions will help minimise problem Separate chanting sessions
Unfamiliarity with Rudram / Chamakam. Training to start on
urgent basis for Rudram/Chamakam Emphasis on full Chamakam (not
only 3rd Anuvak)
Jai Sai Ram
organised Nagarsankirtan cum Swachta se divyata tak rally in Sai
Baba Nagar Borivali (W) on 23-10-2016.
Balvikas boys and girls with parents, Sai devotees ladies and
gents total of 63 no 6(M) + 8(F) + 25(M) + 24(F) participated
and 19 placards were made. They were held aloft by Balvikas
children and their parents and Sai devotees during
Nagarsankirtan which was held from 6 am to 7:10 am
Total manhours 91 including time spent in making of placards.
'Veda Chanting' classes at at Panchsheel,
'C' Road, Churchgate, Mumbai.
immense grace 'Veda Chanting' classes started on 26th October,
2016. Over 18 devotees participated from 6.30 to 7.30 pm at
Panchsheel, 'C' Road, Churchgate, Mumbai.
All are requested to take advantage of this Divine
opportunity. The venue is barely a 2-3 minutes walk from
Churchgate Station which makes it very
Please share this message with others so that we can have
Regular classes will be held every Wednesday from 6.30 pm to
All are welcome...
Swachata se Divyata
tak-5th major activity by Borivali Samithi.
activity by Borivali samithi on Swachata se Divyata excluding
For spreading the message for Dengue and Leptospirosis control
in Laljipada and surrounding slum areas in Kandivali (W)
Students of class VII to X Gandhi Vidya Mandir High School
Laljipada were deployed by Borivali samithi.
4155 houses were contacted by the 332 students.
Dengue and Leptospirosis symptoms & treatment were explained and
the circumstances for getting infected from Dengue and
Leptospirosis or any other disease were also highlighted
Signature of each householder were taken on the proforma sheet
shown by the students in photo enclosed
4155 houses x 9min = 37395min ie 623 Man hours
332 students, 11 teachers, 2 principals and 2 sevadal
participated in the program.
Link to the
Avatar Declaration Day - Talk by Sri
Ajit Popat - Dharmakshetra - 20th October, 2016
devotees of Mumbai were treated to Divine Nectar. Sri Ajit Popat,
an old time devotee from the United Kingdom, delivered a talk on
Bhagawan’s Love and Teachings and narrated innumerable and
intimate experiences at Dharmakshetra, Mumbai on 20th October,
2016, on the ocassion of Avatar Declaration Day.
Speaking in his usual fiery style in Hindi, he deliberated for
an hour quoting many inspirational experiences he had with
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The videos of his talk will be
Link to the photos:
Borivali Samithi - Cleanliness Drive
Samithi conducted swachta se divyata tak program on 18th Oct
2016 in J B Khot School Borivali West for one and half hour.
740 students (English medium) + 46 students (Gujarati medium)
with a total of 786 students were shown videos and the
importance of cleanliness explained to them
786 students + 6 gurus+1 sevadal (male) +15 teachers (14M + 1F)
+ 2 principals
=810 x 90 =72900 minutes (1215 Man Hours)
Link to the photos
Soulful Kirtans by Sri Ameya Dabli
at Dharmakshetra on 16th October 2016
Ameya has always been inclined towards music since early
childhood – this was largely due to his mother Dr. Mrs. Anuradha
Dabli, who is a trained classical and light music exponent – and
who, as a student of the legendary Dr. Prabha Atre ji - has
ensured that Ameya was always provided with the right training (riyaaz)
since he was 5 years of age.
In addition to learning Indian music (semi classical and light
music) Ameya is also trained in Western Music from a tender age
of 7 years under the guidance of his teacher Mr. Rawat - who
meticulously chipped away at the raw stone to help carve out a
beautiful sculpture - thus introducing and polishing Ameya with
a different musical genre altogether.
Another facet of Ameya's musical personality is his love for
Sanskrit language and chanting of shlokas which were introduced
to him by his father Prof. P. V Dabli – a Sanskrit scholar and
Dakshina fellow himself. Hence, not only does Ameya recite from
sacred scriptures and can render the entire 18 chapters of the
Bhagwat Geeta or Vishnu Sahatranaam with elan, he is also a
trained Sanskrit vocalist and can render most of the marquee
Sanskrit stotrams (sacred verses) and various sacred hymns with
Being a practicing musician for close to 30 years, Ameya today
performs across various musical genres and is at ease while
performing Spiritual music and chants, Ghazals & Sufi gaayki,
Western music as also select Bollywood film music!
On Sunday 16th October at Dharmakshetra , Sri Ameya Dabli
thrilled the devotees with his soulful music...
A devotee from Borivali samithi mentioned:
"Ameya Dabli's programme at Dharmakshetra was amazing and I
enjoyed it. throughout. Ameya is really talented. Thank you for
Please click on the below-mentioned link to view or download the
Bandra Samithi Heart and Eye Camp.
Samithi Heart and Eye Camp held on 16th October 2016 at Khar
Link to the photos
20th October, every year, is celebrated as the Avatar
Declaration Day. It is on this historically significant day, in
the year 1940, that the young lad Sathyanarayana Raju revealed
to the world His Divine identity and the glorious mission for
which He has come.
On the occassion of the Avatar Declaration Day, Fort &
Walkeshwar Samithi, invite you with family and friends at
Dharmakshetra on Thursday, 20th October 2016, from 6-7pm. Sri
Ajit Popat, who is one of the most prolific speakers from
London, UK. and fortunate to be blessed by Bhagawan on many
occasions, has been invited to speak.
Sri Ajit Popat is well known all over the world for his gripping
and powerful talks consisting of his experiences and messages
from Bhagawan Baba.
Sri Ajit Popat (lovingly called as Puppet by Bhagawan) is a long
standing devotee for over 30 years. He had the opportunity to
speak on many occasion in front of Swami and always maintained
that " It is only Swami speaking through me, I am only a puppet.
He has rendered enormous service to the Sai Medical mission
through his Heart Valve Bank.
Sri Ajit Popat, is well known to the Sai family in UK and
beyond. Dedicated to the service of our Divine Master, Sri Ajit
Popat has been blessed by Bhagawan to participate in many
significant projects such as Swami’s Hospitals in Prasanthi
Nilayam and Whitefield, Parthi ‘Grama Seva’, and various Parthi
Yatras (pilgrimages) from UK. An inspirational and insightful
speaker, he was one of the fortunate few who was regularly
invited by our dear Bhagawan to address the august gatherings in
His Divine Presence on various occasions.
Soulful Kirtans by Ameya Dabli
Fort & Walkeshwar Samithis of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation
Mumbai invites you with your family and friends to an evening of
“Soulful Kirtans” by Ameya Dabli
Ameya's devotional album 'Devadhideva' which released a couple
of years ago has nine tracks including a few shlokas.
Ameya Dabli has been singing professionally for close to 19
years now. He has been performing light music, devotional songs,
Western music as well as spiritual singing with equal ease.
He had performed to a packed audience of 25,000 people at the
International Convention Centre at Hartford, Connecticut during
the 2010 Guru Purnima celebrations.
Date: Sunday, 16th October, 2016
Time 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm
Venue: Dharmakshetra Mahakali Caves Road Andheri (East) Mumbai.
Launch of Cleaning Drive at Gopal
Sharma International School, Powai.
'SWACHHTA SE DIVYATA TAK'
Launch of Cleaning Drive at Gopal Sharma International School,
Powai Vihar Complex, Powai
Held on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016.
Ghatkopar Powai Samiti
A cleaning drive was organised in the School after identifying
specific areas which needed major scrubbing and cleaning. School
students were allotted to each specific area along with a
teacher and sevadal from our side. The number of sevadal fm our
side depended on the size, number of children and number of
tasks to be completed.
The cleaning was done by Std 9th and 10th of GSIS. The tasks
were done in 2 time slots from 8am to 9 and then 9 to 10am.
num.of students - 104
Number of gsis teachers and staff - 24
Bal vikas students - 7
Bal vikas and value ed gurus - 20
Sss sevadal - 13
Total man minutes was 12360
Total manhours: 206 hrs
Link to the photos:
medical Camp at Melghat.
Date: 15th October 2016
A medical Camp at Melghat was organised on the border of
Maharashtra & Madhya Pradesh. This is a vey interior and remote
Adivasi area which is difficult to reach.
90 sarees and socks were distributed.
These sarees were sent by devotees of Chembur/Ghatkopar of SSSSO
Mumbai. Every month the items are collected from devotees.
During the earlier visits household articles and once toys etc.
were sent to Melghat adivasis through Akola samithi. For the
coming visit 'used artificial jwelleries' for girls and T-
shirts for boys are being sent next week.
A WhatsApp group called " Bech Math. De Mast" (BMDM) ( as
against 'Bech De' slogan of OLX ) have been formed.
Earlier six months back this Seva to Melghat was started. Now
regularly BMDM is sending theme based articles as requested by
the locals there. They are also sponsoring daily milk for the
malnourished kids there in Melghat.
Link to the photos:
( Inputs from Chandrasekharji of Chembur )
Borivali Samithi -
Swachhata to Divyata Tak
On Swachhata to
Divyata Tak, Borivali Samithi organized a program on 13th
October 2016 in Vidyamandir Gandhinagar high
school located in Lalji Pada in the slums in Kandivali West ,
awareness about hygienic habits , in and around school was
motto of the program
The program was
started at 10.30 AM with 505 students ( 275 M + 230 F) . The
teaching and allied staff involved was 24 ( 15 M + 9 F).There
were four seva dal (3 M+1F). The total number comes to 533.
With 60 brooms and
100 bags to fill up the litter lying on the small roads , the
whole team was divided in twenty groups. The enthusiasm in
boys and girls was unmatched. Hand masks and gloves were
arranged for all the needy students
The whole area
surrounding the school, Gandhinagar, Lalji Pada was covered
upto 1.30 PM with no break for lunch.
Not only the
students who carried the playcards, the passers by were also
affected by the Swachhta Abhiyaan.
The total man hours
deployed for the program workout to 533 x 3= 1599 ManHours
Link to the
Dengue & Leptospirosis prevention &
controls undertaken by Borivali Samithi.
15 October at 14:45 ·
for Dengue & Leptospirosis prevention & controls was highlighted
on 09/10/2016 by Borivali samithi in two special classes of IX &
X comprising of 135 students, & the same was being held in
Ashramshala Chapke Talabali Talabali Taluka - Vikramgarh about
100 kms from Mumbai.
Dengue & Leptospirosis symptoms & treatment were explained at
length by two college students (1 F + 1 M) and One Seva Dal (F).
How we can get infected from Dengue & Leptospirosis was
examplified by the youth group. Time taken of each class was for
In the Adivasi Village Vedhe Taluka Vikramgarh, 28 houses were
personally covered by two groups of youth volunteers comprising
total of four college students (2M + 2F) along with two Seva Dal
(F) the group explained to Adivasis in their language that how
Dengue & Leptospirosis can be prevented. Time taken in each
house was from 5 - 7 min. with a total time of about 3 hours.
One Hundred and Twenty three Ladies were explained individually
for Dengue & Leptoapirosis prevention & control while doing
Narayan Seva from the village Panchayet Office. Initially the
whole group was made to feel the circumstances for getting
infected from either Dengue & Leptospirosis or any other
Link to the photos:
Mulund Samithi - Swatchtha se
Mulund Samithi will be conducting Swatchtha se Divyatha Tak at
Tata Nagar Slum.Colony and Bhandupeshwar Kund , Bhandup East on
16th October. 200 people along with local residents and samithi
members will be participating in the cleaning Activity of Tata
Nagar Slum. Dengue Awareness sheets has been distributed to
students of Vidhyadhiraja School, Bhandup who will finish the
campaign on 15th October.
Three Samithi ladies explained to the students in detail. Dengue
Awareness campaign will also be taken up on 16th October. Along
with these activity, a free medical camp has also been organised
for the local slum.people of Bhandup East.
SWATCHATA TO DIVYATA TAK ' by SION
SION WADALA SAMITHI organised an awareness
program today, the 13th October 2016, in LITTLE ANGELS SCHOOL,
Sion and details are as follows :
Volunteers 5 youths & 1 adult.
Stds covered : II ,III , IV Stds
each having 3 sections.
Total students : 494
Duration : 30 mins each session.
Total manminutes : 15000.
PPT on cleanliness and importance of washing hands and
Video clipping about problem of littering was shown.
Followed by drawing competition on topic " cleanliness / Hygiene
All children participated enthusiastically.
SION WADALA SAMITHI also covered SECONDARY SECTION IN THE LITTLE
ANGELS HIGH SCHOOL, on 13 October and details are as follows:
Volunteers 1 youth, 2 adults
STDS. : VII & VIII each having 3 sections.
Duration : 35 minutes each session.
PPT on intrinsic and extrinsic cleanliness, prevention and
control of Dengue and Leptospirosis.
No.in std 7th -- 182 students
8 th std. --163 students
Time 35 minutes each.
Celebrations at Dharmakshetra - Monday 10th October 2016
Kindly click on the
belowmentioned link to view the photos
Swachchata to Divyata- Borivali Samithi - 9th October 2016
On Swachchata to Divyata, Borivali Samithi organised a program
on 9th Oct 2016 in Adivasi belt Area located at Ashramshala,
Chabke Talawali, Taluka - Vikramgarh, which is about 100kms.
from Mumbai. We have been holding here Bal Vikas Classes,
Medical Camps & Jaipur Foot Camp along with Narayan Seva for all
those who are below the poverty line.
To inculcate awareness in children regarding cleaning habits,
the whole school responded including the youngest students.
Several groups were formed to clean the four storey building.
The program started at 10.15am with 325 students, Six (Male)
teaching & allied staff, seven college students (3 Male + 4
female) & six seva dal (Male) join the program making the total
strength to 344.
The Toilets cleaning job was also taken-up and it was found that
five door of toilets were broken & toilets could not be used. It
was decided to install new doors in the toilets getting them
fabricated so the toilets become useable. The job shall be
completed within 4 weeks.
The program ended at 2:45 pm with a break for lunch for 30mins.
The total man hours deployed for the program were 344 x 4 = 1376
Sai Devi Maa
Visarjan ... on 11th October 2016 after evening Bhajans at
Sai Devi Maa
Visarjan ... on 11th October 2016 after evening Bhajans at
Navaratri Celebrations at Dharmakshetra - Sunday 9th October
On Sunday 9th October 2016 at Dharmakshetra the following homams
- Sri Durga Homam & Sri Vidya Homam were performed
Please click on the belowmentioned link to view the photos
Sai Devi Maa at Dharmakshetra -
Mobile Photos shared by Ramprasad - Sunday 9th October 2016
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Awareness Program by Fort Samithi on the theme SWACCHTA se
An awareness program by Fort Samithi on the theme SWACCHTA se
DIVYATA TAK was held on 7th October for the residential Bal
Vikas children. An innovative presentation was done depicting
1. Examples from Swami's childhood namely, the village children
who had to be clean and honest to win Sathya's Grace and get the
things He took out from an empty bag. Swami Himself was the
example for the children to emulate. Secondly, when He announced
Himself as Sai Baba He said, *"Keep your home and surroundings
clean and your minds pure"*
2 The Navratri festival being celebrated currently which has as
its essence inner cleanliness ie Trikarna shuddhi and the
transformation from animal nature to human to divine nature
3. Outer cleanliness of the children's homes, their rooms,
building compound and surroundings... healthy and clean living
4. Awareness on water borne diseases and mosquito vector
diseases and preventive measures
5. The 5 elements and their cleanliness
6. And there was an interactive session on inner
cleanliness..... the 5 senses being the windows of the mind ....
7. An interesting session on watching TV and other digital media
followed... Television or 'tele visham' and technology or 'tricknology'!
8. The children also enjoyed cartoons depicting both inner and
9. In lieu of 20th october being Avatar Declaration Day, the
session ended with a video on the significance of this landmark
Pamphlets to create awareness about dengue were distributed. And
the children have taken up activities of keeping their homes and
surroundings clean and also the distribution of pamphlets to
their neighbours .. 29 people ..14 children and 15 adults
Training Workshop at Prasanthi Nilayam from 19th November to
20th November 2016
Programme for October 2016 at Dharmakshetra
The month of October
programmes has been allocated to Fort & Walkeshwar Samithis. The
details of the programmes are shown below
ever Sri Sathya Sai Centre at Jammu and Kashmir
The Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation of India conducted a
strategic spiritual strike in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) with the
ground breaking ceremony or bhoomi puja of the first ever Sri
Sathya Sai Centre in the northern-most state of India on October
3, 2016. The development was historic in many ways.
It's location at Halqa Marh outside the city of Jammu and less
than ten kilometers from the Line of Control from POK (Pakistan
Occupied Kashmir) will enable the Sai Centre to bring the Sai
message of peace, love and nonviolence to a region historically
marred by cross-border firing and other disturbances.
Despite the prevailing tension in the area, the event evoked
much joy and celebrations. Sai devotees from the entire region,
eminent citizens of Jammu city as well as local villagers
joyfully participated in the prayers and celebrations on this
occasion. The Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation of India was
represented by its All India President Mr. Nimish Pandya and
National Vice-President N. Ramani as well as several office
bearers from neighbouring states of Punjab.
Students from the schools along the border areas who are part of
the J&K Sai Organisation's Bal Vikas program participated in the
slokas and mantra chanting, bhajan singing and presented a
The J&K State Trust Convenor Mr. M.K. Turki and State President
Mr. Shiv Kumar Sharma shared details of the vision for this
centre. Apart from functioning as the hub of Spiritual,
Educational and Service activities of the Sai mission, the
centre will actively serve as a safe shelter for the displaced
population that is evacuated frequently from the villages along
the border. The proposed centre will focus on promoting the
sarva dharma or multi-faith path of loving acceptance of
diversity and universal human values as propounded by Bhagavan
In its first phase of development, the proposed centre will
house a sarva dharma stupa, prayer hall, office, kitchen, dining
hall, classrooms for Bal Vikas, washrooms and guest rooms.
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Message from All India President
Sri Sathya Sai Birthday Celebrations - 2016 - A Family
Dear Brothers and Sisters
Every year the Birthday Celebrations of our Lord are always
grand in nature. This year too, I am sure, each one of you is
planning to do so in your state in a grand way.
However, Swami,s innate wish was always that all families should
be on the path of practicing Swami's teachings. Swami used to
always say " Pura Family devotee, Swami bahut Khush " Meaning
Swami is very happy when the whole family is a sai devotee in
terms of practice.
Even otherwise Swami always wanted the family as unit to be
strong and the Mahila Conference held recently affirmed this
This year I do suggest that apart from the general celebrations
we want every Sai devotee to celebrate Swami's Birthday at the
family level so that the Birthday becomes a family
Celebration.Let us recognise the presence of Swami in every
Every family, in every state, whether they are members of the
Sai Organisation or not will endeavour to have a family
celebration as under:
1) Every member of the family will say a prayer together during
2) Every family will do a family Narayan Seva where each member
of the family will participate and feed a small group in the
neighbourhood as a family sadhana.
3) Decorate the home as one normally does for a festival eg like
Diwali as if Swami is there.
4) Every family will have a family Bhajan.
5)Every family will recite the Gayatri Mantra for a specific no
of times as may be decided by the family.
6) Invite non devotee other family members-uncles aunties nieces
nephews home for the family dinner or lunch specifically stating
that it is ameal to celebrate Swami's Birthday.
7) Let the neighbours know that the celebrations are for Swami's
Birthday. Distribute Prasad to the immediate neighbours and
8)Resolve to adopt one needy child of your servant or in the
vicinity for supporting some part of the education as per the
family's capacity.Perform an act of a small family charity to
9) Resolve that all members of the family speak softly and
sweetly for the whole day.
10) After the whole day of family celebration, Join the
Celebrations of the Samithi in the evening.
The10 points are basic suggestions, as they have spiritual
connotations. Families that pray and eat together are blessed.
The celebrations can bring the family in unity.This will help
the Families to bond together and help self transformation of
all members of the family and most importantly draw Swami's
Grace upon the whole family.
Let us make 23rd November each year a family celebration so that
in years to come the family as a unit of society is
strengthened. It is Divine strategy that harmony in the home is
a must for an environment of peace and order.
Lets lay the trail for the happiness and peace for all families
in the present and future. Let us celebrate the Presence of the
Avataar in our lives. These celebrations will also help us to
bring in peace and happiness in many more families.
I shall speak to you on this personally on this subject. In the
meantime let us start motivating all our centres so that they
can start informing all families in the samithi.
Let us pray to Swami for this to be offered at His Divine Lotus
All India President
Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations India
Heart Surgeries Free of Cost
Dharmakshetra Sunday 23rd October 2016 from 9 sm
Toilet Blocks to benefit 550
children as part of "Swachata Se Divyata Tak "
As Part of "Swachata Se Divyata Tak " Toilet blocks have been
installed in the residential school for Adivasi children named
ADIVASI SHALA at CHIKALE Village , Panvel .
This project is jointly executed by Panvel Samithi and Youth
Wing Of Mumbai District .
This project has provision Of Five showers for bath with Five
toilets and will benefit 550 students .
The Toilet blocks were inaugurated by Chairman of school Mr
Lokhande and was attended by the school's Principal, Teachers
students and Office bearers of SSSSO Mumbai .
Kindly view more
photos from the following link:
Navaratri Celebrations at Dharmakshetra 08.10.2016 with Sai
Navaratri Celebrations at Dharmakshetra 07.10.2016 with Sai
Navaratri Celebrations at
Dharmakshetra - 6th October 2016 - Homams (Morning Program) &
Bhajans by Fort & Walkeshwar Samithis (Evening Program)
The following Homams were performed on 06.10.2016
Sri Aswarooda Homam
Sri Santhana Gopala Homam
Sri Danavantri Homam
Please click on the following link to view the photos:
Navaratri Celebrations at Dharmakshetra 06.10.2016 with Sai
Navaratri Celebrations at Dharmakshetra 05.10.2016 with Sai
Navaratri Celebrations at Dharmakshetra 04.10.2016 with Sai
Navaratri Celebrations at Dharmakshetra 03.10.2016 with Sai
Navaratri Celebrations at Dharmakshetra 02.10.2016 with Sai
Navaratri Celebrations at Dharmakshetra 01.10.2016 with Sai
Cleanliness Drive by Shivaji Park Samithi.
October 5 - Photos by Amishi Seth
The following are the pictures for the cleaning done by the
students of Saraswati Vidya Mandir where the Shivaji Park
Samithi conducts school Bal Vikas for the SWACHCHATA to DIVYATA
Program. The statistics are as under:
1. 480 students + 8 teachers + 3 volunteers = 491 people spent 1
hour cleaning the school= 491 MAN HOURS.
2. 480 students + 8 teachers = 488 people spent 1 hour making
posters on cleanliness + additional 1 minute pasting them = 488
hours (480 hours + 480 minutes).
Therefore TOTAL MAN HOURS = 979 HOURS
Dharmkshetra students clean outside area of school - Photos
posted by H U Kamdar o 03.140.2016
SWACHATA SE DIVYATA TAK" 2nd Oct to 20th Oct, 2016
From Cleanliness to
A Nation wide Cleanliness Drive by the Sri Sathya Sai Seva
Organisation, India from 2nd October to 20th October, 2016.
Here is a direct Message from the All India President - Shri
Nimish Oandya of the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, India.
The The Nationall
Programme of 'Swachata Se Divyata Tak" - 2nd October to 20 Th
Dear Brothers and
The core of Spiritual Sadhana, as explained by Bhagawan is on
the foundation of Cleanliness. Bhagawan always stressed upon the
Principle "Cleanliness is Godliness". Our members of the Sathya
Sai Seva Organisation, have always been practicing this as a
Divine Commandment. In fact Swami was the perfect practitioner
of this Principle.
The cleanliness at
the Ashram of Prashanthi Nilayam and at the two Super Speciality
Hospitals is their hallmark.The Hon'ble Prime Minister of India
Shri Narendra Modi, as a true Devotee of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai
Baba has rightly launched "Swacha Bharat Abhiyan". In his tweet
to the youth at the International Youth Festival held at
Prashanthi Nilayam in July 2016, Shri Narendra Mody had called
upon the youth of the Sai Organisation to be a part of his
mission of cleanliness.
We have gone one step
ahead and with the consent of all of you decided to launch a
nationwide programme of "Swachata Se Divyata Tak" on the eve of
Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd October to the Avataar Declaration Day of
our Beloved Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba on 20th October, 2016.
During this period every Samithi in the country will embark upon
this Programme as per the Policy Document enclosed below.
Every member, bhajan
singer, Bal Vikas student, Bal Vikas Guru , Balvikas parent,
Seva dal,all Sai Schools, every Vidya jyothi school, members of
the SSVIP Villages , youth members , mahila vibhag members,
office bearers, trust members etc will participate from
whereever they are located as per the instructions of the State
Presidents. The State Presidents will seek guidance, if
required, from Shri Bharat Jhaver, State President of Madhya
Pradesh and Chattisgarh, who will be monitoring the Programme
along with my office and myself.
There will be a
provision for uploading the activities during this period
directly from the venue to a dedicated site. These instructions
will come from the National IT Team very shortly.
I wish that you see
the enclosed Preamble to the Programme. Please distribute the
Preamble and the Policy Document in your state widely and in the
local language and I request that each one of you personally
monitor this programme as we owe this to Our Master and to the
Nation. It maybe interesting to note that if we dedicate this
Programme to Swami in prayer and if by His Grace we succeed, we
will be the biggest Organisation supporting the Hon'ble Prime
Minister in this Mission and our Swami's message will reach
millions, not only in this country but all over the world.
I am releasing a
recorded message addressed to all on Sunday the 17th September
2016. Kindly help me to ensure that all are able to hear that
message till the grass root level in your state so that all are
enthused about the programme.
I would wish that each State President also relays the message
recorded by me in the his own voice and in the language of the
state and oblige.
Dear Brothers this is
one more opportunity to sing our Swami's glory by action, for
this too is nothing short of a melodious Bhajan.
Lets participate in large numbers from all ages and offer this
Service at The Divine Lotus Feet of Swami and to our Bharat
I have personally
addressed a letter to the Hon'ble Prime Minister of this
All India President
Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations India
"Transforming Self to Transform the World"
Link to the Video:
Free Heart Camp -
Heart surgeries free of cost organised by Sri Sathya Sai Seva
Organisation (Maharashtra & Goa) & Sri Sathya Sai Heart Hospital
(Rajkot, Gujarat) in association with HPCL on Sunday 23rd
October 2016 at Dharmakshetra Mumbai .. Please do spread this
message to all... Sai Ram
Samarpan - Dr.
Rajeshwari Patel from the Anantapur campus - Dharmakshetra -
23rd October 2016
Our next Samarpan is
scheduled on 23rd October at our very own Dharmakshetra.
Hot on the heels of an amazing session of Sai Bliss, we are
pleased to bring to you the next session of Samarpan on October
23rd. In the true spirit of the Festival of the Goddess, we
shall be hosting Mumbai Samarpan's first woman speaker, Dr.
Rajeshwari Patel from the Anantapur campus.
Dr. Patel is an alumnus & present professor at Anantapur Campus
of Swami's college. She is been associated with Swami since last
All are invited with family and friends to join for a Divine
Please do join
us on 2nd October 2016 at Dharmakshetra to get the bllessings
from Sai Maa.....
Mumbai District Level Coordinators - Revised List
A list has
been compiled by the
Data Management Coordinator Ms
Lata Gurnani and her team comprising of all office bearers & samithi activities
for the Mumbai district. A soft copy of the list is
enclosed herewith for your record, reference and active use.
Latest Revised Booklet -
Mumbai SSSSO - Incharges -