News Update from Dharmakshetra - August 2017

 

 


 

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Ganpati Bappa Morya, Pudchya Varshi Lavkar Ya!

 

 


Lord Ganesha is one of the most loved incarnations of the Lord.

After his 5-days sojourn at the blessed Dharmakshetra venue, devotees of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation Mumbai bid a fond adieu to Lord Ganesha on Tuesday 29th August 2017 amid loud chants.

Inspite of the heavy rains which bought Mumbai to a standstill with waist deep water logging ...in several areas of city, slowing down traffic movement and delaying flights and the suburban railway system leaving thousands stranded, it did not dampen the spirit of the devotees who thronged at Dharmakshetra.

After performing the farewell ‘Arti’, Sai Ganesha was immersed at Lokmanya Tilak Ganesh Visarjan Talav, Jogeshwari (East), Mumbai.

Jai Sai Ram

 


 

Ganapati Bhajans by Zone 1 and students of Dharmakshetra School on 26th August 2017 at Shantideep Dharmakshetra.

 


 


Link to the Photos:

https://goo.gl/photos/XzR8gwzmbnrnidbS7

Jai Sai Ram

 


 

Bhagawan Ganesh in Dharmakshetra.

 


 

Dharmakshetra Ka Raja.
 

Jai Sai Ram

 


 

SRI SATHYA SAI SEVA ORGANISATION MUMBAI - GANAPATI FRESTIVAL POOJAS & BHAJANS
 


Saprem Sairam

With the immense grace of our beloved Bhagwan, The Ganpati Festival Poojas & Bhajans at Dharmakshetra will be as under :-

Day, Date Timing Programme Samithi allocated

Friday - 25th Aug 2017 9.00 am Ganpati Sthapana Pooja ALL
6 to 7.00 pm Bhajans Andheri East, West and Goregaon Samithi.
To be coordinated by Mrs. Amita Shirali

Saturday - 26th Aug 2017 8.00 am Pooja ALL
5.30 - 6.00 pm Bhajans Sri Sathya Sai School
6.00 - 7.00 pm Bhajans Zone 1 (Fort, Walkeshwar, Worli & Shivaji Park Samithis).
To be coordinated by Mrs. Uma Bolangdy

Sunday - 27th Aug 2017 8.00 am Pooja ALL
5.30 - 7.00 pm Bhajans 4 Samithies of Zone 3 i.e. Mulund, Ghatkopar, Chembur and Sion Wadala Samithis.
To be coordinated by Mr. Jayashankar Sundaram

Monday - 28th Aug 2017 8.00 am Pooja ALL
6 to 7.00 pm Bhajans Bandra & Borivali Samithi,
To be coordinated by Mr. Mohanraj

Tuesday - 29th Aug 2017 3.00 pm Pooja
6 to 7.00 pm Bhajans & Visarjan thereafter
ALL

 


 

Sri Sathya Sai Mobile Medicare Project - Maharashtra & Goa - A Synopsis

The Mobile Medicare Project had launched with the Blessings of Bhagawan in July 2008, Till date i.e as of March 2017, over 4.52 million patients were provided with free medical aid across Maharashtra & Goa.

Over 45000 patients are receiving treatment every month for a wide variety of diseases including hypertension, diabetes, allergies, digestive, respiratory, gynaec and other ailments. The mobile dispensaries are fully equipped with a range of medicines and equipments for diagnosis and treatment of patients. The medical vans are the most viable alternative in terms of cost, time and manpower resources, to reach out to distant and also remote areas.

CURRENTLY, 50 MOBILE VANS ARE FUNCTIONING ACROSS MAHARASHTRA & GOA IN OVER 27 DISTRICTS.

The Mobile Medicare Project seeks to cover the whole state of Maharashtra and Goa. The Project aims at providing basic healthcare to over 20 lakh patients annually over a phased manner. Already extensive work is being done to provide free cataract surgery to thousands across the states of Maharashtra & Goa. It is planned to establish a disaster & emergency service in times of need in all areas where the mobile vans operate.

 

 

 

Link to the video:
 

https://youtu.be/QQqzxdp-r0s

Jai Sai Ram

 


 

29th Samarpan Program - Talk by Sri Ruchir Desai at Dharmakshetra - 20th August 2017.

 


We were indeed fortunate to have Sri Ruchir Desai as our Guest Speaker for the 29th Samarpan program was held on Sunday 20th August 2017 at Dharmakshetra.
 

Blessed to be at Bhagawan's lotus feet for over three decades. Sri Ruchi Desai shared his personal experiences & learnings in his talk. Besides innumerable interactions with Bhagawan as a student and as a lecturer. Sri Ruchi was blessed to accompany Bhagawan on many trips to Kodaikanal and Mumbai.
 

Sri Ruchir Desai hails from Mumbai. He joined the erstwhile Sri Sathya Sai College in the year 1981 in the Brindavan Campus for the programme of Bachelors in Commerce. A gold medalist in his graduation and also in post graduation, he was hand picked by Bhagawan to teach at the Brindavan campus Ruchir Sir is also a qualified Cost Accountant and the first recepient of the 'Sai Krishna Best Teacher’ award of the University at Prasanthi Nilayam.
 

Apart from his academic rigour. Sri Ruchir Desai is also a gifted orator and has been blessed to share his thoughts & experiences on innumerable ocassions in the Divine physical presence at Brindavan and at Prasanthi Nilayam.
 

Presently, he serves as an Associate Professor in the Commerce Department of the Brindavan Campus of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. He also has been heading the service group that operates the General Stores & Book Centre catering to the devotees & students in the Brindavan Ashram.
 

Sri Ruchir Desai narrated his close experiences with Bhagawan for over 90 minutes to the devotees who assembled here in spite of the heavy rains.
 

Link to the album
https://goo.gl/photos/UXUAfVirBpyHZnUL9

 

Link to the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsykdZHGjIE


Jai Sai Ram

 


 

Ekadashi Rudram chanting program along with Linga Abhishekam

 

 

Ekadashi Rudram chanting program along with Linga Abhishekam was conducted at Jogeshwari East on Sunday, the 13th by Jogeshwari, Goregaon and Malad Samithi .


Jai Sai Ram

 


 

Nagar Sankeerthan - 15th August 2017 by Jogeshwari, Goregaon and Malad Samithi.

 

 

Sairam

As a part of celebrations of the Independence Day as well as Krishna Ashtami, Nagar Sankeerthan was held on 15th August 2017 by Jogeshwari, Goregaon and Malad Samithi.

Jai Sai Ram

 


 

Independence Day Celebrations at Dharmakshetra - 15.08 2017

 

 

Independence Day Celebrations at Dharmakshetra by Chembur Samithi from 5.30 pm onwards... ( 15.08 2017 )

Also Talk by Brother Asutosh at 8 pm.

All are cordially invited

Jai Sai Ram...

 


 

Narayan Seva - Bandra, Khar and Santacruz Samithi - 14th August 2017

On the eve of Janmashtami, Sai sisters from Bandra, Khar and Santacruz Samithi got together and distributed Prasad: Rice Milk and Ladoos at 2 Construction sites in Khar West.

Jai Sai Ram

 


 

Bhakti Pravah - A Musical Offering at Dharmakshetra - Sunday 13th August 2017 from 5.30 pm onwards. ..Jai Sai Ram ...
 


Bhakti Pravah - A Musical Offering at Dharmakshetra by Chembur Samithi on Sunday 13th August 2017 from 5.30 pm onwards.

All are cordially invited

Jai Sai Ram ...

 


 

Athi Rudram Chanting program at Rameshwar mandir, Jogeshwari

 

 

Athi Rudram Chanting program at Rameshwar mandir, Jogeshwari East address: 38, Saraswati Baug, Natwar Nagar, Jogeshwari East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400047 ( This is behind ogeshwari East BEST Bus Stand.)

Date: Sunday, the 13th August 2017

Timings from 10 am.to 1 pm followed by Mahaprasad.

Please participate and inform others.
Location link:

Google Maps! https://maps.app.goo.gl/qdHMJXgI6bh3HcN73

 


 

Medical Seva in Sion Dharavi area -12th August 2017

 


Medical Seva in Sion Dharavi area - 12th August 2017 inside Ganesh Vidya Mandir School, Every week for than 140/200 patients cater every week for last more than 9 years

 

Jai Sai Ram

 


 

Sri Varalaxmi Vratam by Worli Samithi - 4th August 2017

 


Sri Varalaxmi Vratam was celebrated on the second Friday of the Holy Month of Shravan i.e. on 04.08.2017. Since it's advent five years ago, it has been an occasion where Worli Sai Family reached out to the masses to celebrate the glory of our beloved Swami.

On this occasion, about 140 women worshipped Goddess Lakshmi with utmost devotion offering sweets and flowers to a Kalasham (representing Goddess Laxmi).

They observed this traditional festival praying Varamahalakshmi (the Goddess who grants boons to devotees) for her blessings in the form of wealth and well being of their family.

Link to the photo album
https://goo.gl/photos/CqwVtJjVY3awc2SEA

Jai Sai Ram

 


 

Raksha bandhan at Mankhurd

 

 

 

 

*MON, 07AUG 2017*

*RAKSHA BANDHAN*


10:00am to 01:30pm

MDC SECTION CHILDRENS' AID SOCIETY
(Home for Mentally challenged boys and girls) Opp Anushakti nagar bus Depot MANKHURD MUMBAI

*REPORT*

Mulund Samithi, Mumbai has been celebrating Raksha bandhan at Mankhurd children's home since 2001.
Today, approx 25 sevadals and 25 staff of the home participated.

The mentally challenged children, approx 170 girls and 130 boys are aged between six and sixty. They love sai bhajans and some of them sing too. After bhajan, sai aarti and brahmarpanam, the girls tied rakhis to the boys and all male volunteers.

Sweets were distributed.

Samithi arranged for rakhis, necklaces, bracelets, other fancy Jewellery which the boys give in return to their sister inmates for tying the rakhi.

Full Narayanaseva was also prepared on site by Mulund Samithi for 350 persons, including 300 inmates and approx fifty sevadals and staff.

Baba's immense blessings thus brought a small cheer in the otherwise monotonous lives of the lovely children.

It was very gratifying to hear them say
SAI RAM, SAI RAM, SAI RAM loudly and clearly in unison.

Jai Sai Ram

 


 

Raksha Bandhan celebrations at Mankhurd with special children by Mulund Samiti

 


 


 

Narayan Seva (Food distribution) in Andheri East vicinities at 13 different places

 

 

Narayan Seva (Food distribution) was done in Andheri East vicinities at 13 different places mostly at" Home for Aged ", "Shelter less" or "Street children " "Vriddha Ashram" etc

More than 2000 packets were distributed .This has-been regular excercise served every week by our Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Organisation Mumbai for last more than 2 decade .

Sairam

 


 

Pravachan by Sri Rituraj Maharaj on Sunday, 6th August 2017, at Dharmakshetra

 

 


More photos from the following link:

https://goo.gl/photos/zmmnUrLV8GXP7KCR8


Jai Sai Ram

 


 

Disaster Awareness Programme - 5th August 2017 - Dharmakshetra.
 

 

 

 

 

More photos can be viewed from the following link

https://goo.gl/photos/ipvMEUm7gRHCW4Fh8

 

Jai Sai Ram

 


 

 

 

Satsangh with Shri Rituraj held at Shanti Sudha Premises in Bandra

 

 

 

Sharing some pictures of a spiritual talk rendered by Shri Rituraj held at Shanti Sudha Premises in Bandra Samithi. An ardent devotee who not only walks & talks on Swami's teachings but also reveals the benefits of Our Beloved Bhagwan's teachings.

Link to the photos
https://www.facebook.com/DeepakBharwani/media_set?set=a.10213558293812613&type=3

 


 

 

Saprem Sairam

With Bhagawan’s Grace and Blessings, our 29th edition of SAMARPAN is scheduled on 20th August 2017, Sunday at the holy precincts of our very own Dharmakshetra, Mumbai. On such an occasion, we have an opportunity to listen to the leelas of the Lord from the devotees who were blessed with DIVINE association and relive those moments spent with HIM, re-connect with HIM and soak in HIS Divine presence.

For this August edition of SAMARPAN, we are fortunate to have Sri Ruchir Desai Sir speaking to us, Blessed to be at Bhagawan’s lotus feet for over three decades, Sri Desai will be sharing his personal experiences & learnings in his talk. Besides innumerable interactions with Bhagawan as a student and as a lecturer, Sir was blessed to accompany Bhagawan on many trips to Kodaikanal and Mumbai .

Please find attached the formal invite and given below is the schedule as planned on 20th August 2017:

Schedule:
4.20 – 4.40 pm – Vedam chanting and Lamp lighting invoking Bhagawan's Blessings
4.40 – 5.10 pm – Soulful Bhajans
5.10 – 5.15 pm – Swami's Divine Darshan (a short film)
5.15 – 5.20 pm – Introduction to the Guest Speaker
5.20 – 6.45 pm – Talk by Sri Ruchir Desai Sir
6.45 – 6.50 pm – Vote of Thanks & Felicitation
6.50 – 7.00 pm – Swami’s bhajan, Mangala Aarti followed by Prasadam

Please join us with family and friends for a Divine Satsang on this holy and blissful occasion of Ramazan!

We also request you to spread the message to one and all so that everyone can partake the Nectar of Bhagawan's Divine Leelas.

Your’s in HIS Service

Anoop Saxena
(Mumbai Dist President)

 


 

The Choicest Blessing Of Choosing Him Over Everything - Dr U Suma Rao

 


The Journey Begins With Longing Hearts and Deep Yearning

We were a family of four, happily residing in Mumbai in the 1980s when suddenly out of the blue we relocated to Puttaparthi. I say ‘out of the blue’ because my dad was working for a prestigious institution NITIE (National Institute of Industrial Engineering) and my sister and I were still schooling in Mumbai. We have often been asked what triggered such a sudden and drastic move. I think the thought had taken seed long ago and steadily gained shape over the years. But we had to wait for His call.

Please read the full article from the link belowmentioned:
http://media.radiosai.org/journals/vol_15/01AUG17/The-Choicest-Blessing-Of-Choosing-Him-Over-Everything-Dr-U-Suma-Rao.htm

Jai Sai Ram

 


 

Raksha Bandhan celebration at Shrddha Centre, Santacruz East by Bandra, Khar and Santacruz Samithi. - Photos via Whatsapp received on 03-08-2017

 

 


 

Adharam madhuram vadanam madhuram...nayanam madhuram hasitam madhuram...madhuraadipate rakhilam madhuram.

The Lord is, by His very nature, the very embodiment of sweetness. In every Avatar, that sweetness takes the form of unparalleled beauty and splendor which draws the entire universe to Him. How fortunate are we to have seen such a Divine Beauty of Beauties in front of our eyes in the form of our most beloved Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. We may not have seen Rama before, we may not have beheld the charming form of Krishna, but we have seen the grandeur of both of those avatars in this most glorious Sathya Sai Avatar.

Indeed, we are so blessed...but especially blessed are those who had the fortune of witnessing this beautiful Lord during those early years when He radiated celestial youth, exuded supreme charm, and won each heart with that mesmerizing smile, those twinkling eyes, that majestic gait, and that infinite love.

In this short rare video, we see glimpses of such a divine sight in the form of Bhagawan's visit to Mumbai in the year 1967. This was one of Swami's very early visits to the city, before even Dharmakshethra was present (in fact it was in this very year when the bhoomi pooja for Dharmakshethra which was to be inaugurated the following year was conducted).

We see Swami granting darshan to hundreds of thousands of devotees in a huge stadium, all craning their necks to get even a small glimpse of this Lord of ours, clad in a royal silk red robe! A true sight for the gods! Everything about Swami is beyond beautiful here...I will let the video speak the rest for itself. On this auspicious Thursday may His Divine form fill our being with bliss and faith to surrender to Him our every thought, word, and deed. Enjoy...

Video link:
https://www.facebook.com/100009664231632/videos/515749572090513/

Jai Sai Ram!

Karan Dewan

 


 

Food Distribution - Narayan Seva by Borivali Samithi at Gorai - Posted on 4th August 2017

 


Link to the photos
https://www.facebook.com/DeepakBharwani/media_set?set=a.10213122556959464&type=3

Jai Sai Ram

 


 

Pravachan by Sri Rituraj Maharaj on Sunday, 6th August 2017, at Dharmakshetra

 



Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Mumbai, cordially invites you with family and friends for Pravachan by Sri Rituraj Maharaj on Sunday, 6th August 2017, at Dharmakshetra on the topic “Personal interaction and guidance from Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba”.

Bhagawan had blessed Sri Rituraj Maharaj to perform Bhagavat in the Prashanti Mandir and Bhagawan had personally blessed him by HIS immediate presence in almost every session.

Sri Rituraj Maharaj has conducted discourses of Bhagavat in the Sai Organization in various states. It is indeed a blessing of Swami that Sri Rituraj Maharaj will be with us during the holy month of Shravan.
The program will be as under :-

4.00 - 4.30 pm Veda Chanting

4.30 - 6.30 pm Pravachan by Rituraj Maharaj

6.30 - 7.30 pm Bhajans by the Youth of Mumbai

7.30 pm Aarthi followed by Prasad

 


 

29th Samarpan Program Einvite - Talk by Sri Ruchir Desai at Dharmakshetra - 20th August 2017.

 

 

Saprem Sairam

With Bhagawan’s Grace and Blessings, our 29th edition of SAMARPAN is scheduled on 20th August 2017, Sunday at the holy precincts of our very own Dharmakshetra, Mumbai. On such an occasion, we have an opportunity to listen to the leelas of the Lord from the devotees who were blessed with DIVINE association and relive those moments spent with HIM, re-connect with HIM and soak in HIS Divine presence.

For this August edition of SAMARPAN, we are fortunate to have Sri Ruchir Desai Sir speaking to us, Blessed to be at Bhagawan’s lotus feet for over three decades, Sri Desai will be sharing his personal experiences & learnings in his talk. Besides innumerable interactions with Bhagawan as a student and as a lecturer, Sir was blessed to accompany Bhagawan on many trips to Kodaikanal and Mumbai .

Please find attached the formal invite and given below is the schedule as planned on 20th August 2017:

Schedule:
4.20 – 4.40 pm – Vedam chanting and Lamp lighting invoking Bhagawan's Blessings
4.40 – 5.10 pm – Soulful Bhajans
5.10 – 5.15 pm – Swami's Divine Darshan (a short film)
5.15 – 5.20 pm – Introduction to the Guest Speaker
5.20 – 6.45 pm – Talk by Sri Ruchir Desai Sir
6.45 – 6.50 pm – Vote of Thanks & Felicitation
6.50 – 7.00 pm – Swami’s bhajan, Mangala Aarti followed by Prasadam

Please join us with family and friends for a Divine Satsang on this holy and blissful occasion of Ramazan!

 


 

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 - 23.11.2015

Mumbai SSSSO - Incharges - Contact Details

 


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