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"Little Champs" steals the show in the Divine Presence
30th evening at the Panduranga Kshetra
"The Little Champs" - three girls and two boys gave a heart rending performance in
the presence of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba on the 30th evening. These five "Little
Champs" have performed in Marathi TV Channels.
Bhagawan arrived on the stage around 6.15 pm. The group of the above "Famous Five
Little Champs" sang three devotional songs each. Bhagawan asked them to sing one
more song and they all sang together. It finally added up to a total of 16 songs .
Truly, one of the most memorable performance we all had witnessed today..
Each of the children had the opportunity to touch His feet a number of times.
Swami gave lots of love and time to them. Some of the singers even requested Swami
if He could bless their little brother and sister. Swami lovingly accepted these
requests and even pinched some of the children on the cheeks.
"The Little Champs" and the musicians were given mementos by Bhagawan.
The program concluded around 7.50 pm by offering to Aarti to Swami who sat
throughout the Aarti.
After three full days in Hadshi - Pune Bhagawan's Aircraft took off at 10:45 for
Mumbai for a two days visit.
The official "Dharmakshetra" Website reports that as per the latest oficial
announcement by the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation Maharashtra , the noted
renowned vocalist Shri Sonu Nigam would be offering devotional songs at the Divine
Lotus Feet on 31st October, 2009, at Bombay Exhibition Centre, NSE Complex, at the
Air-conditioned Hall No 1, Western Express Highway Goregaon (East), Mumbai.
On 1st November, 2009, no cultural programme has been announced. Instead there
would only be Divine Darshan and Bhajans at Gandhi Maidan (Jamboree Maidan) G M
Bhosale Marg Opp BDD Chawls , Worli Naka at 9 a.m.
On the same evening it has been announced that a musical programme would be held
at CCI Lawns, Brabourne Stadium, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate. The entrance to the
venue is from Churchgate.
Rahul Sharma son of noted Santoor Player Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma and his fusion
group would be performing before Bhagawan on the CCI Lawns at 5 pm. The CCI Lawns
has a capacity to hold over 15000 people. The last time Bhagawan visited the CCI
Ground was in the year 1984.
Comments From the Press
Sathya Sai Baba’s visit to Pune and Mumbai has evoked greater enthusiasm among
spiritual seekers, the Sai Fraternity and beyond. The Man of Miracle’s greater
message of Love and Service is the silent revolution of the present time. For the
past three days thousands upon thousands thronged to the Sri Sathya Sai Panduranga
Kshetra at Hadshi in Pune to catch a glimpse of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai. The Times
of India owned "Pune Mirror" interviewed some of the youth to get the pulse of the
fraternity on the high profile visit of Sathya Sai Baba. Read on for some more
comments from the Press on the much talked about Divine Visit as the next two days
would witness Mumbai City, the financial hub of India, getting morally and
Young Devotees Wowed By Sathya Sai Baba
The youth were captivated by the guru’s message of love and respect for mankind
By Vishakha Sharma
Posted on Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 02:38:20 AM
Hundreds of devotees of Sathya Sai Baba in the city gathered to catch a glimpse and
listen to their revered guru from Wednesday, October 28 to Friday, October 30. Pune
Mirror spoke to some of Sathya Sai Baba’s devotees who told us of their experience.
Aloka Deane-Chinnayya (30) felt blessed to have met Sathya Sai Baba. She said, “It
was an amazing experience meeting him. He taught us how important it is to love and
respect mankind. The love he shared with all the people here is unbelievable. He
spoke to everybody in a lay man’s terms so everyone could understand. He taught us
some phrases which we should use in our lives like help ever, hurt never and love
all, serve all.” We also found some young devotees at Baba’s darshan and they were
19-year-old Vrushali Swatantramath said, “Meeting him felt like meeting god. Just
like all his devotees were happy, Swami was happy too. It was wonderful to have him
16-year-old Ragini Ramachandran, recollected an old memory and shared it with
Mirror. She said, “When I was three years old, my father had this drinking habit
which he would not leave. One day, my mother and I decided to attend Swami’s bhajans
and asked my father to join us. He refused saying he did not believe in him. So the
two of us went. But later, my father called up, asked us for the bhajan’s venue and
attended it. He was sitting in the last row and refused to meet Swami. But after
coming home he had a transformation and quit drinking. Sathya Sai Baba spreads the
message of love and helps transforming people for their better,” added Ragini.
Times of India, Mumbai’s widely circulated daily wrote about the Divine Visit…
Sri Sathya Sai Baba to visit city tomorrow
TNN 30 October 2009, 06:32am IST
MUMBAI: Spiritual leader Sri Sathya Sai Baba will bless his devotees in the city on
a visit scheduled from October 31 to November 2. Sri Sathya Sai Baba will be staying
at his divine adobe `Dharmakshetra' in Andheri (E).
The schedule for the Mumbai trip includes bhajan and darshan at these locations:
Bombay Exhibition Centre in Goregaon (E) on October 31 at 4 pm; Jamboori Maidan in
Worli on November 1 at 10 am and Brabourne Stadium in Churchgate on November 1 at 5
He visited Mumbai for the first time in 1967 and laid the foundation for
Dharmakshetra, which was inaugurated in 1968. Dharmakshetra is an initiative
involved in many social activities like education and medical care among other
DNA, Mumbai reports:
Satya Sai Baba Will Bless Bandra-Worli Sea Link
Linah Baliga / DNAThursday, October 29, 2009 2:51 IST
Mumbai: Spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba will be on a two-day visit to Mumbai this
weekend. Coming to the city after a gap of nine years, Sathya Sai Baba will bless
the Bandra-Worli sea link at the behest of his devotees, and drop in at Varsha, the
official residence of chief minister Ashok Chavan.
“Devotees want Mumbai to prosper, so they want him to travel via the sea link,” said
Rajeev Nambiar, member, Sri Sathya Seva Organisation (SSSO), adding that children
from Balvikas Sanstha, where actor Aishwarya Rai had enrolled as a child, will
release balloons in the air to welcome him on the stretch.
The Baba has a huge following in the city, from the common man to the celebrity.
Politicians Vilasrao Deshmukh, Ashok Chavan, DY Patil and Jayant Patil, and
musicians like Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Hariharan and Suresh Wadkar, are ardent
devotees, and will be meeting him during his visit. Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar
has informed DNA that he will pay his respects to Sathya Sai Baba when he comes to
Sources in SSSO said Ashok Chavan has invited the spiritual leader for lunch at
Varsha. Chavan had made a special trip to Pune to seek the Baba’s blessings on his
birthday on October 28.
The Baba, however, is making a transit stopover in the city. He is on his way to
inaugurate a temple complex called Sri Satya Sai Pandurang Kshetra and do a moorti
sthapana in Hadshi via Pune in Lonavala. He will be put up at Dharmakshetra near
Mahakali Caves in Andheri.
The Economic Times...
The Economic Times on Bhagawan's Visit...
28 Oct 2009, 0502 hrs IST, Girish Kuber, ET Bureau
MUMBAI: This sunday, Varsha, the Maharashtra chief minister’s official residence,
will have a rather unusual visitor. The house that’s familiar with political
bickering and has witnessed many a deal, will wear a saffron, spiritual look as
Sathya Sai Baba will visit Varsha to bless his disciple Ashok Chavan. It’s the first
time that the state will officially host a guru.
Chief minister Ashok Chavan has always been very forthcoming about his admiration
for the Baba. Every time he finds himself in a crisis, Mr Chavan makes a trip to
Puttuparthy in Andhra Pradesh, the Baba’s abode. This time, too, soon after votes
were polled for the state assembly election, Mr Chavan was at the Baba’s doorstep to
seek his blessings for a political battle that later went in his favour.
As a mark of gratitude, the state chief minister is learnt to have invited Baba to
his official residence. Top officials from the state administration confirmed this
to ET, requesting anonymity. A dedicated website, which tracks Satya Sai Baba’s
movements, has also announced a meeting of a spiritual sect head with the head of
the state this Sunday. “On November 1, Sathya Sai Baba will give a discourse at
Gandhi Maidan, Worli Naka, South Mumbai at around 11 am and then lunch at the
residence of Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, who was blessed to be the CM
again as his Congress won with a big margin,” the website proclaimed.
Before arriving at the state’s centre of power, he will also bless the
newly-constructed Bandra Worli Sea Link by travelling over it. “Bhagawan’s car will
also definitely grace the new Bandra-Worli sea link where balloons will be released
by the Balvikas children of Mumbai. South Mumbai being the financial hub of the
city, many top businessmen and corporate leaders will grace the occasion at both the
venues in Mumbai,” the website said.
This may be Sathya Sai Baba’s first visit to the state’s chief minister’s residence.
But he is no stranger to Congress politicians. In fact, former prime minister the
late Narasimha Rao was one amongst his most prominent devotees.