News Update from Dharmakshetra - February 2018

 

 

 


 

Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's last visit to Dharmakshetra, Mumbai
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Watch “Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s last visit to Dharmakshetra, Mumbai” on Vimeo:
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Jai Sai Ram
 


 

Cultural Program and Drama on "Raja Shiv Chatrapati" by Andheri - Vile Parle Samithi at Dharmakshetra on Monday 19th February 2018.

link to the photos:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/2mTukFTCr6nupR0x1


Jai Sai Ram


 

Sairam.

As you are aware 10 Ashramshalas - boarding of Adivasi students, have been taken up for revamping under the aegis of Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust Dharmakshetra. The seva is in progress.

As a part of deeper engagement with the poor students, our team started staying with them overnight - play with them, counsel them and sing bhajans and do Nagar Sankirtan the next morning....

We did overnight earlier at Piwli ashramshala and encouraged by the positive results we repeated now at Dahagaon ashramshala in Shahpur dist .

We provided desks, set up digital class room and gave many basic items of need. The children were overjoyed and it was a thrilling experience for all by His divine grace.

Some pictures from the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/DeepakBharwani/posts/10215232889516459

Sairam


 

Samarpan # 35 - Talk by Ms. Roshan Fanibanda - Dharmakshetra - Sunday 25th February 2018.

 


Link to the video

https://youtu.be/sU8SJpeLKG4
 


Samarpan #35 - Talk by Smt. Roshan Fanibunda.
 

Dharmakshetra, Sunday 25th February 2018.

SAIRAM!

With great joy and humility, the 35th edition of SAMARPAN was scheduled today. We were blessed to have our very own and very dear Smt. Roshan Fanibunda of Mumbai as the Speaker this month....

Having been in Bhagawan's divine physical proximity for more than 40 years, Smt. Fanibunda has been blessed with several personal experiences and lessons which she shared with us.

Smt Roshan Fanibunda is a long-standing devotee of Bhagawan Baba, and wife of late Dr. E. Fanibunda, author of the book, Vision of the Divine'.

Dr. Fanibunda was blessed with the opportunity of photographing and taking films of Bhagawan for three decades, covering major events and festivals and capturing many rare moments of the sojourn of Divinity in human form.

Smt. Fanibunda first met Swami in the year 1970, here at Dharmakshetra. She has been a Bal Vikas guru since the early seventies; and was fortunate to receive her Bal Vikas guru's certificate from the Divine Hands. She is passionate about Swami's teachings and is thus involved with the Bal Vikas' and 'Study Circle' activities.

To the Fanibunda family, who have experienced Swami's love, proximity and grace, Swami is their Divine Mother Father, Guru, Physician and God.

The video of today's talk will be released soon

More pictures from the following link:
https://www.facebook.com/DeepakBharwani/posts/10215220268960953

Link to the photo album
https://photos.app.goo.gl/1nVTKtX2FPiFBSby2

 

Link to the video
https://youtu.be/sU8SJpeLKG4
 

Jai Sai Ram


 

National IT Meet at Dharmakshetra.

 

 

More pictures from the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/DeepakBharwani/posts/10215210437915183

 

Jai Sai Ram

 


 

A children medical camp was held by SSSSO of Jogeshwari, Goregaon and Malad Samithi at Shanti Nagar slum in Goregaon East.
 

Around 200 T shirts and protein food were distributed to children.

The camp was conducted jointly with Lodge Fulchand Patel no 163.

 

More pictures from the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/DeepakBharwani/posts/10215222479056204

 

Jai Sai Ram

 


 

Breakfast for physically challenged by Tardeo Samithi - 11th February, 2018
 

 

Today's seva by Tardeo Samithi at physically challenged school at Mumbai central. Breakfast were served consisting of Thepla and chatni to 63 students.

Link to the photos:
https://www.facebook.com/DeepakBharwani/posts/10215069993284155

Jai Sairam

 


 

Annual Day and Sports Meet at Children' s Home at Mankhurd by Chembur Samiti.
 


A large number of devotees and Bal Vikas children participated.

Prize distribution was followed by Narayan Seva.

 

More pictures from the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/DeepakBharwani/posts/10215222788863949

 

Jai Sai Ram


 

Sadhana Camp & Narayana Seva @ Chinmal Village.. by Worli Samithi
 

Link to more photos:
https://www.facebook.com/DeepakBharwani/posts/10215160781233797

 

Sai Ram


 

A Blood donation drive camp was held today at Mahendra Academy by Jogeshwari Goregaon and Malad Samithi.
 

Around 37 people participated out of which 25 bottles were accepted.

Kudos to Pankaj S Desai, his family, Venkatesh from Mahendra Academy, and Tanvi Desai and her family for giving excellent support.

Kudos also to the youth who lent a helping hand.

Link to more photos:
https://www.facebook.com/DeepakBharwani/posts/10215160841795311

 

Sai Ram

 


 

Raja Shiv Chatrapati - A BalVikas Program By Vile-Parle Andheri Samithi at Dharmakshetra on 19th February 2018

Live Video Streaming of the Cultural Program and Drama on "Raja Shiv Chatrapati" by Andheri - Vile Parle Samithi at Dharmakshetra on Monday 19th February 2018.

Link to the video streaming

https://youtu.be/0IRwaN2ttos

Jai Sai Ram


 

Sufi Devotional Musical Program by Ms Suvarna Tiwari on 18th February 2018
 

 

Mellifluous Sufi songs were rendered by Playback Singer Ms Suvarna Tiwari today at Shantideep Dharmakshetra which was organised by Andheri - Vile Parle Samithi

Link to the photos:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/biVS2gxN8IPUdQOm1

 

Link to the video streaming
https://youtu.be/obDbeki6Jtc

Jai Sai Ram

 


 

Mother and Child Care Program

 

 

Sairam.

Jogeshwari, Goregaon and Malad Samithi under the Mother and Child Care program participated in the function of Students Academy. The objective was to serve the school children who have excelled in their exams and other functions. Few photos are attached.

More photos from the following link:
https://www.facebook.com/DeepakBharwani/posts/10215158017124696

Jai Sai Ram

 


 

Medical camp was held at Malawani.

 

Sairam.

A medical camp was held at Malawani by Jogeshwari, Goregaon and Malad Samithi on Saturday the 17th February, 2018

They were assisted by 3 doctors.

Bananas, Mari Vita biscuits, Chikis and Aamla Candies were distributed to about150 students.

Jai Sai Ram


 

E-invite to the Sufi Devotional Musical Program by Andheri - Vile Parle Samithi at Dharmakshetra on Sunday 18th February 2018. Sufi songs will be rendered by Playback Singer Ms Suvarna Tiwari.

Jai Sai Ram


 

E-invite to the Cultural Program on Raja Shiv Chatrapati by Andheri - Vile Parle Samithi at Dharmakshetra on Monday 19th February 2018.

Jai Sai Ram


Maha Shivarathri Celebration at Dharmakshetra - February 13, 2018
 

 

Link to the google plus photos:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/8MQnCsSkUR7LQP1m2
 

More photos on facebook from the following link:
https://www.facebook.com/DeepakBharwani/posts/10215115575183674
https://www.facebook.com/DeepakBharwani/posts/10215116665690936

 

Link to the video
https://youtu.be/caneKer3Epg

Link to live video streaming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgBRam9B56Y&feature=share

 

Jai Sai Ram

 


 

Workshop on "Awareness of Holistic Wellness" at Dharmkshetra.on 11th Feb 2018 .
 

Sairam,

30 students from R Jhunjhunwala college & Chandrabahan Sharma College ( YAP COLLEGE ) from Ghatkoper Samiti attended the workshop on "Awareness of Holistic Wellness" at Dharmkshetra.on 11th Feb 2018 .

More photos on facebook from the following link:
https://www.facebook.com/DeepakBharwani/posts/10215097122922379

Jai Sai Ram
 


 

Holistic Facilitators Workshop conducted by Dr Mrs Huzan Daver

 

 

A three day Holistic Facilitators Workshop conducted by Dr Mrs Huzan Daver from 26th to 28th January 2018.

More videos and photos on facebook from the following link:
https://www.facebook.com/DeepakBharwani/posts/10215098947848001

Jai Sai Ram

 


 

Sairam

A Special Narayan Seva on account of MahaShivratri was undertaken by the youth of Bandra Khar Santacruz Samithi on Sunday, Food packets and Milk were distributed to children and Adults at slums in Khar Danda

More photos on facebook from the following link:
https://www.facebook.com/DeepakBharwani/posts/10215104987918999

Jai Sai Ram
 


 

Sathsang with People of God and Refuge in God
Jagat N. Prasad
 

I was born in Mumbai and brought up in Hyderabad; I spent my academic years in Hyderabad, and it was in college that I picked up the vice of smoking cigarettes. I settled in Mumbai from 1996 onwards and started involving myself in the activities of the Sai Organisation since my extended family with whom I lived, was into it. I saw myself being dragged into it very deep at a fast pace. Having said this, I was still a smoker and had also picked up the liking for drinking alcohol. Even amidst organisational activities, I used to find a corner and have a quick smoke. We used to be a group of youngsters all well qualified, always moving around in the samithi and the bigger organisation in whites.

My First Darshan of Swami

In July 1997, my entire group went to Puttaparthi for the First World Youth Conference. We reached a couple of days before the conference started. One day, my sai brothers and I went to this “tea kottu” (tea shop under a thatched roof) opposite to Prasanthi Nilayam just before going for Darshan for a quick cup of tea and me additionally for a smoke. As I smoked, I could see that my sai brothers were feeling embarrassed and perhaps even ashamed of having me with them. We were all dressed in pristine white as is required by the rules and were standing right opposite the Mandir.

My sai brothers did try to persuade me to quit smoking. I kept telling myself, ’yes, yes, i will’ but did not have even a bit of determination to quit. That day, we got token no.1 for the Darshan line and sat in the first row in the Mandir. The excitement to see our God was mounting; the one whom we kept talking about everyday in Mumbai, whose name we kept using during our group work, whom we kept calling during our Bhajans and also whom we kept blaming for putting us through troubles!

After a long wait, the music started playing and the beautiful divine moment arrived when Swami started walking from His Poornachandra residence to Sai Kulwant Hall. After showing His beautiful form on the other side, He walked towards us and my heart started beating faster in anticipation of speaking to Him or that He might call us for an interview. A few moments later, He came and stood right in front of me. I had my first and one of the best Padanamaskars, such soft feet just like rose petals. Swami stood there for about half a minute or more. I felt a silence within me. I loved those moments of looking at my dear Lord in the shining orange robe. It is after that first Darshan that I have never felt the urge to smoke again!

Swami’s love gave me the will power and I have never looked back.

Opportunity to Sing in Swami’s Presence

In 1997, when I was one day practising Bhajans with my cousin, who is a Bal Vikas student and has had many opportunities to be in the physical presence of Baba, mentioned to me, “Jagat, you better stop singing since you are so flat with no Bhava (feeling)”. It was not that she told this to an accomplished singer but to a novice. so, I decided from that day that I will stop singing as a lead singer. But I continued to put efforts to sing in chorus to please Swami who is Om Sri Sai Sulabha Prasannaya Namah (I offer salutations to Sai who is easily pleased).

A few months passed like this. Occasionally, I would get a chance to lead Bhajans in the Samithi. On Sivarathri that year, I had been to Dharmakshetra. While going, I had this clearly in my mind that I would sit behind. But having learnt Mridangam for 5 to 7 years in childhood I got a fancy of playing tambourine. It was midnight when my Bhajan Guru Suresh Mavinkurve uncle called me and asked, “Which Bhajan are you going to sing”? I smilingly said, “Uncle, i will only give chorus”. Then he said, “Nothing doing, you are going to sing”. Now I was both confused and thrilled. To sing in (Mandir) Dharmakshetra was a great fortune coming my way. I did not know what to do, but said ‘yes’ to uncle. When my turn came, I sang one Bhajan with a lot of fear, praying to Swami all the time. After this, I said to myself with a sigh, “Now that i have crossed the bridge, let me go and sit behind and be at peace”. The moment I started to get up, Suresh uncle said, “Arrey! where are you going? Sit here itself”.

After another half an hour, he asked me to sing one more Bhajan. I said to myself, what is happening! Is it raining Bhajans on me? So, i sang a second time. i thought it was pure luck. But it did not stop at that, I was given one more chance that night. it was amazing on one side, but confusing on the other.

Now, very little did I know about Swami’s plan. But I started involving in regular practices and became an integral part of the Samithi Bhajans as a participant. Then in 1999, the biggest news of my life came that Swami was expected in Mumbai in the month of May and everyone in the city started preparing for His arrival. Now Narayan Swami uncle and Suresh uncle started calling people for Bhajan practice. I was also called and started attending Bhajans in different locations. It was an amazing experience even to be a part of this. I thought at least I will get a place in the chorus in the front, have Swami’s Darshan and give a letter.

Just before a day or two before Swami’s arrival we were told where we had all to come, in terms of venues apart from Dharmakshetra. As the day came closer I started feeling anxious to see Swami. On the last practice day, it was decided that Shailesh Nayampally and I would be singing in lead during Darshan in Dharmakshetra and Goregaon. Now my happiness knew no bounds, but at the same time pressure of performance was very high. Finally, the blessed day came when in the morning Darshan, Swami came and I had a chance to sing Bhajan in His Divine Presence. The Bhajan was “Om Namah Sivaya Sivaya Namah Om”. A sai brother from Chembur was on the harmonium. As soon as the ladies side finished, we heard the sruthi and started. Unfortunately, I started on a higher note instead of black 2 and immediately I knew it was higher. I prayed to Swami that even if it was my last Bhajan of life and even if I lose my voice, I will sing with full capacity. Then what I saw was Swami came and stood right in front of me while the Bhajan kept going and people gave chorus. There was a lot of positivity because of the Divine Darshan and devotees were lost in the Bhajan, I could hear my sai brother trying to catch up the sruthi off and on with me, but I continued. Even after 80% of the Bhajan, I could see swami standing right there in front of me and only at the end of it he moved from there. That’s how Swami gave Bhajan singing experience to me and He chose to give me many more chances in Mumbai and in Prasanthi Mandir ... i loved it, but it is like way Sachin says that every match is like a first match. For me, every time I sing a Bhajan is like that first experience involving a lot of preparation and anxiety. However, Swami has continued to inspire me and has transformed my life from then till now in many ways.

Swami is my only Refuge

One more short encounter with God. One day in January 2014, when my company decided to shut show in India, I knew I was going to be jobless. But I told myself that I would focus on Sai Organisation activities completely, thanks to all my sai brothers and sisters, especially Mohanraj and Srini. So, that Thursday after the Bhajan at Khatwari Darbar in Khar West, Mumbai, I came home happily feeling satisfied and fulfilled. After entering my house, I went into my room to quickly change as I was sweating because of participation in singing and playing tambourine. At that time, I started singing a cinema song. The song goes like this - “Jiska Koi Nahin Uska Toh Khuda Hai Yaro ...” (God is the refuge of one who has none else). As i sang “Jiska Koi Nahin Uska Toh”, a photo of Swami came rolling down from the shelf on my left side. instantly, tears started rolling down my cheeks, with heart filled with assurance that He is with me during my tough times as always .

- The author is an ardent devotee of Swami and a Bhajan singer from Mumbai.

Link to the article:
http://www.dharmakshetra.org.in/dknews17/Jagat%20Prasad%20SS%20Oct%2017.pdf


 

A talk in Hindi on Shri Rudram & Its Philosophy by Shri Rajagopal Bhat at Dharmakshetra on Sunday 11th February 2018 from 5.15 pm onwards.
 

 

All are cordially invited with family and friends.

Jai Sai Ram

 


 

Sadhana Camp,at GaneshPuri by Sion Wadala Samithi - 4th February 2018
 


Sairam.On 4th February 2018, Sion- Wadala Samithi conducted a day-long Sadhana Camp,at GaneshPuri, near Nityanand Ashram.
The day was marked by Meditation -- Session , Spiritual-Talks, Bhajans & Team Bonding games.

Link to the photos:
https://www.facebook.com/DeepakBharwani/posts/10215070363733416

Jai Sai Ram

 

 


 

Outreach Program for community members around Dharmakshetra - 4th February 2018.

 

 

Sri Sathya Sai Wellness Centre Dharmakshetra, Mumbai - Outreach Program for community members around Dharmakshetra conducted on 4th February 2018.

Link to the photos:

https://www.facebook.com/DeepakBharwani/posts/10215035023889942

Jai Sai Ram

 


 

35th edition of Samarpan - Smt. Roshan Fanibunda

 

Loving Sairams,

We are delighted to announce that our guest speaker for the "35th edition of Samarpan" in Mumbai is our very own "Smt. Roshan Fanibunda" aunty.

Her family is blessed with close Divine proximity of nearly 40 years and has several personal experiences to share with Sai family.

All are cordially invited with family and friends. We are eagerly looking forward to receive you on this blessed evening to enjoy Divine Bliss together.

Loving Sairams,
Team Samarpan

 


 

Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Maharashtra & Goa - SADHANA CAMP For District Presidents/State Coordinators - 3rd & 4th February 2018 at Dharmakshetra, Mumbai
 

 

 

Sri Ajit Popat sharing his valuable experiences at the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Maharashtra & Goa - SADHANA CAMP for District Presidents/State Coordinators on 4th February 2018 at Dharmakshetra, Mumbai
 

Photos of the SADHANA CAMP for District Presidents/State Coordinators have been added to the following link:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/u1qvNV63Hxxxi8MH2

Jai Sai Ram

 


 

Registration link for Aashadi Ekadashi "Veda Parayana"

4 February ·
Loving Sairam,

Below is a registration link for Aashadi Ekadashi "Veda Parayana" Program. Please register.

*Veda Parayana Program on 22nd July 2018*

Participants should reach Puttaparti either 20th July or 21st morning.

Link to the website:

http://srisathyasaivedam.in/register.html

Jai Sai Ram


 


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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