Sri Sathya Sai
Baba's Visit to Shimla
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|At Anand Vilas, Bhagawan emerged at 0845 while bhajan was on. After one bhajan, Bhagawan accepted Arathi before proceeding to the Airport at 0850 hrs. After an eighty-minute drive, Bhagawan reached the Airport at 10:20 and His flight for Delhi took off at 1045 hrs. IST.|
|Bhagawan's flight touched down at Indira Gandhi International Airport at 12 noon and Bhagawan reached His Divine Abode, Sri Sathya Sai International Centre at 12:40 hrs. Public Darshan is scheduled in the evening at 1730 hrs. IST. -----|
Sai News from Shimla: 16 April 2010 - This morning, Bhagawan came out at 11 while bhajan was on. Upon emerging granting Divine Darshan, Bhagawan went straight to sanctify the Ganesh Temple at the entrance. After sanctifying the temple, Bhagawan further proceeded to the hostel building adjacent to the school. At the hostel, Bhagawan was accorded a ceremonial welcome by the children with "welcome" song. Inaugurating the hostel building by pulling the ribbon string, Bhagawan sat for sometime listening to the children singing before returning to "Anand Vilas" to accept Arathi at 12 noon.
Earlier, recording of bhajans and devotional songs had been on at "Anand Vilas" from 9 onwards until bhajans began at 10:40. Union Steel Minister, Veerabhadra Singh, who hails from the state, was at "Anand Vilas" seeking Divine Blessings.
As Projoli's exquisite
architectural marvel, Anand Vilas, the Divine Abode in
Shimla is marvelling at her great good fortune, for a mortal, whose
search for his immortal identity has taken him to this very
picturesque location that has a widespread of panoramic canvas with
guardian hills around, for this mortal seeker, the sight at Anand
Vilas is verily the meeting of Prakruthi with Purusha, the seeker
and that which is sought!
Sai News from Shimla: 15 April 2010
In the morning, at the Sri Sathya Sai International Centre, Bhagawan came out at 9:15 granting darshan for five minutes before accepting Arathi. Upon accepting Arathi, Bhagawan left for Indira Gandhi International Airport. Bhagawan would be taking off for Shimla after 10 to reach Shimla Airport by 11. From the Shimla Airport Bhagawan would be motored to His Divine Abode, Anand Vilas, situated 35 kms apart.
Shimla finally had her hunger satiated! After 35 long years of waiting, when Bhagawan's plane landed at the Shimla Airport just after 11:30, it was a dream come true for many and for the hill station, it was her destined and defined moment, for the sanctifying touch of her Beloved Lord. Entire stretch of thirty five kilometres, from the Shimla Airport to the newly built "Anand Vilas", the Divine Abode in Shimla, thousands upon thousands on the road satiating their lives desire, stealing a glance of the Lord. There was a riot of colours all along, with flowers and buntings welcoming the Lord all over, with rangoli adorning the floor at every every important locations and thousands upon thousands vying for a glance lined up all along the way. There were devotees showering flowers, dusting the ground that touched the "Feet of The Lord", falling at Him in sasthtanga posture, many with moist eyes, but all with their hearts full of Love with beaming faces of having satiated their hunger to have Him in their midst, yet again. It appeared as if entire Shimla township came to standstill welcoming The Lord!
The original convoy of around 15 to 20
vehicles multiplied in to huge proportions, crossing the hundred
mark and Bhagawan motored the entire stretch of 35 kms in over 80
minutes, blessing the thousands on His way, to reach "Anand Vilas" at 12:50. At the "Anand Vilas" there was a huge gathering of devotees. Upon
arriving, Bhagawan entered His latest of the Abodes, inaugurating
and sanctifying the same. Thereafter, Bhagawan moved onto the
balcony at the second floor granting Darshan to the devotees
assembled inside. It was a moment of great satisfaction and joy for
the devotees of the state, a moment to cherish and a dream come true
and for The Lord, it was His Sankalpa that materialised.
Earlier, at the Shimla Airport, Bhagawan was welcomed by the Himachal Pradesh Governor, Ms. Urmila Singh along with scores of other dignitaries. A mention should be made of the active participation of the Alumni of Sri Sathya Sai University, contributing their might, making Bhagawan's long pending visit a most memorable one.
On the first evening at the new Divine Abode, Bhagawan emerged for darshan at quarter to six while bhajan was on. As bhajans continued, Bhagawan sat through for almost an hour, blessing the vast assemblage of devotees before accepting Arathi. Upon accepting Arathi, Bhagawan retired for the day.
in Shimla, at Anand Vilas, what one would witness and appreciate is the highest reverence and devotion of the devotees over there that was on exhibition ever since Bhagawan arrived at the Divine Abode. When The Lord emerged in the evening, granting darshan, one could see thousands of hands going up, in pure devotional ecstasy, greeting The Lord. ...And as the assemblage glued their eyes on the beauteous form of the Lord, it was nothing, but bliss of being in the immediate presence of the Lord that was reflecting on each and every face. The huge darshan ground outside Anand Vilas could easily accommodate thousands, almost the capacity that the Sai Kulwant Hall of Prasanthi would hold.
In the twilight, this exquisite architectural marvel situated at Pujarli in Shimla district was shining in splendour as a beacon of Love and Peace. The building that was constructed in the most hostile and harsh climatic conditions prevailing in the cold arid zone in the high altitude mountain ecosystem was executed by Sai Engineering Foundation, a voluntary organisation working for the welfare of humanity without the distinction of caste, colour, creed, region and religion. The construction work was ably supervised by Sri Raj Kumar Verma, a long-time devotee and CEO of the Sai Engineering Foundation, as an offering at His Divine Lotus Feet. Devotees from various parts of the states would come in batches, on every Sunday, to contribute their might in the construction work as their loving offering to Bhagawan.
Greeting and housing The Lord, Pujarli in Shimla is presenting pleasant weather, a marked change for everyone, especially at a time when Puttaparthi and Delhi are under severe summer onslaught.
Today is Vishu, the Kerala New Year, a day when devotees from the state would celebrate in the immediate Divine Presence of the Lord for past many years.
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Anand Vilas awaits His Sanctifying Touch
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|Sathya Sai Baba to visit Shimla next
By Indo Asian News Service
Shimla, April 9 (IANS): Renowned spiritual guru Sri Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi will visit the hill station next week Monday to deliver sermons to his disciples.
“Sri Sathya Sai Baba is reaching Shimla April 12 from Delhi. He will stay in a five-storied temple at Pujarali for a few days to deliver address and bless his devotees,” a spokesperson for the Sri Sathya Sai Trust Himachal Pradesh said.
Pujarali is located on the outskirts of Shimla.
This would be the third visit of Sri Sathya Sai Baba in Shimla. Earlier, he visited the town in 1973 and 1975.
The spiritual guru has a large following across the world.
Sathya Sai Baba to visit Shimla on April 15
Shimla: Spiritual guru Sri Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi will be in Shimla on Thursday (April 15) to deliver sermons to his disciples. “Sri Sathya Sai Baba is reaching Shimla on April 15 for his three-day sojourn. He will arrive at the Shimla airport at 10.30 am, from where he will reach Pujarali on the outskirts of Shimla by road,” president of the Sri Sathya Sai Trust, Himachal Pradesh, Shyam Sunder told HimVani.
He said more than 10,000 devotees have been working day and night to make arrangements for the spiritual guru’s visit. “Special arrangements have been made to accommodate more than 100,000 people on both the days,” he added. This would be the third visit of Sri Sathya Sai Baba to Shimla. Earlier, he visited the town in 1973 and 1975.
Pujarli, Shimla Visit Schedule
Thursday, April 15,
Friday, April 16, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Contacts: Dr Sanjay Aggarwal, 09418087597
Amar Datt Sharma, State Office, 09418044379
Shyam Sundar, SP, 09440857858
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