Bhagawan left for Parthi today.
Bhagawan left Dharmakshetra, Mumbai around 2.30 pm and has already reached Puttaparthi as per reports received from Brother Satish Naik.
Since morning from 7.00 am onwards devotees from all over Mumbai came to have darshan of Bhagwan.
Around 11.50 pm Bhagawan entered Shanti Deep where office bearers of Sri Sathya Sai Organisation were assembled. A few of the lucky chosen ones got padnamaskars.
Bhagawan then went to the Jalan Mandap where he sat for three bhajans. He blessed the crowd with both His hands. Aarti was performed and Bhagawan left the Jalan Mandap .
Around 2.30 pm Bhagawan left Dharmakshetra and has now already reached Puttaparthi.
Brother Satish writes:
It was beautiful atmosphere in
Parthi since the sun rise. Every one seemed very happy. Swami after successfully
completing His 5 day tour to the Pune and Mumbai landed in Parthi at 5:05 pm
amidst thousands of eagerly waiting devotees. Puttaparthi which seemed to switch
to Tamasic mode in Swami's absence got into Satvic mode the very moment our
Beloved Lord landed in His Parthi airport.
The Jet Airways flight carrying His chosen ones landed at Parthi airport. Thousands of devotees lined up on either side of the roads. Many devotees were waiting for Swami since 2 pm bearing the scorching sun. When it comes to Swami, nothing matters..
As soon as Swami landed, the lift was ready and Swami drove slowly blessing His devotees and after two bhajans, Arathi was given to Swami. Another attraction was the little Sathya Geetha which was brought to the airport. It was seen screaming and jumping in joy after seeing Swami. Because of her age probably, it seemed bit mischievous, on the way back, it was plucking all the mango toranams which were tied on either side of the road and after Swami's car left it was the turn of the little children to play with her..
It was great to see Parthi back in action after the arrival of HOLY SON OF THIS HOLY SOIL..
Brother Kumar writes
Swami is expected to leave Mumbai at around 3.30 PM to Prasanthi Nilayam today. Akhanda Bhajan is on the 7th and 8th November thereby starting of Swami's Birthday Celebrations. What a wonderful few days of celebrations first in Hadshi and then in Mumbai, A Great Outpouring of Devotion and Bhakthi for our Divine Lord
Today morning i.e Monday 2nd November, 2009, The Economic Times had published an article in the front page.....
BANKING ON THE DIVINE
ICICI NON-EXEC CHAIRMAN KV KAMATH
AND RIL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PMS PRASAD (in white shirt) seeking the blessings of
Sathya Sai Baba in Mumbai on Sunday. With the economy and markets coming out of
the woods, India Inc’s top guns, political leaders, and the aam admi sought the
Baba’s healing touch
Power Inc takes a breather, gets down to spiritual business
KVK, Uday Kotak among those who seek Sathya Sai Baba’s blessings
Our Bureau MUMBAI
TEMPORAL and spiritual power intermingled in Mumbai on Sunday as devotees — both the humble and the great and the good — of the spiritual leader Shri Sathya Sai Baba lined up to receive his blessings.
Big chiefs of the financial sector and India Inc turned out in large numbers to seek the Baba’s blessings. The morning prayer in the Mumbai suburb of Andheri was attended by an eclectic collection of dignitaries. These included ICICI Bank chairman, KV Kamath, the chairman and MD of the Union Bank of India, MV Nair, Kotak Bank’s vice-chairman and MD Uday Kotak, Gunit Chadha, the head of Deutsche Bank’s India operations, PMS Prasad, a director on the board of Reliance Industries (RIL), India’s largest private sector company, and Meera Sanyal, a banker and an independent candidate from the South Mumbai parliamentary constituency.
At a prayer meeting on Sunday, Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, BJP leader Gopinath Munde and many other dignitaries sought the Swami’s blessings at a darshan organised in Mahakali Caves, Andheri.
Chief minister Ashok Chavan prayed for his new administration. “The government needs the Swamiji’s touch and his blessings. We hope to run the government according to his principles,” Mr Chavan said on Sunday morning.
The CM wasn’t the only dignitary queuing up for a sprinkling of the spiritual stardust. A clutch of serving and former judges, including former Supreme Court judge BM Srikrishna (of the Srikrishna Commission fame) and a number of prominent lawyers and doctors were also present.
Mr Kamath, who spoke on the occasion, referred to the insights thrown up in the course of a two-day conference on the ‘Ethics and the world of finance’ held in August 2009 at the Sathya Sai Baba University at Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh. That conference was attended by two RBI governors, the incumbent Duvvuri Subbarao and his predecessor YV Reddy. Besides the assorted dignitaries, thousands lined up for a darshan, first at Andheri and later at Worli.
Later in the day, the chief minister and his family hosted the Sathya Sai Baba at Varsha, the Maharashtra CM’s residence in Mumbai’s Malabar Hill. Predictably, some of this attracted criticism from people of a rationalist bent of mind who said that the CM’s actions were not in consonance with the state’s secular traditions. Pictures of Mr Chavan paying obeisance to the Sathya Sai Baba were flashed by some Hindi and Marathi television channels.
That’s unlikely to deter the CM, who recalled his family’s three decade-long relationship with the spiritual leader. His father SB Chavan, two times Maharashtra CM and former Union finance minister under Rajiv Gandhi, had been similarly criticised in 1975. But the media critics of that era had later realised their error, Chavan Jr said.
Both Mr Chavan and Mr Kamath praised the selflessness of the volunteers, many from affluent backgrounds, working at various hospitals and educational institutions run by the Sathya Sai Seva Organisation.
Shri Sathya Sai Baba is on five-day visit to Maharashtra. The Sathya Sai Seva Organisation runs a number of schools and four hospitals. The organisation was recently in the forefront of relief work for cyclone victims in Orissa and flood victims in West Bengal.