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Prasanthi Pilgrimage of Delhi Youth 2012

Prasanthi Pilgrimage of Delhi Youth 2012

Select Youth from Delhi, many for the first time, arrived for a four day spiritual retreat to Prasanthi Nilayam on 26 Jan 2012. Apart from visiting the many places of interest, the youth also arranged Blood Donation Camps and attended the Nitya Anaadanam (Daily food distribution to villages around Puttaparthi) Project. Narration of experiences of Youth in Seva Projects from other states and countries and interaction with the state president were also held. The youth also viewed documentaries on Bhagawan’s Mission.

On the evening of 26 Jan, on the occasion of the National Republic Day, the women’s wing of the Youth group paid homage to the President of the Heart, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. It was an extremely pleasant programme with a great compilation of popular songs in praise of Mother India and Mother Sai. The programme spread across all genres from Carnatic to Hindustani, from Light music to Qawwali and from Sufi to Patriotic.


The programme started with the celebrated patriotic number Vande Mataram but with a novel and original presentation. The Bhajan “Manasa Bhaja Re”, reminded us of Bhagawan’s first musical discourse, the Carnatic piece “Brahmam Okate” exalted the singularity of Divinity and the Qawwali “Tere Dar Pe Jo Bhi Aaye” filled our hearts with gratitude. The next song was a moving piece, ‘Kaise Jeeyun Mein Yun Tere Bin”, a song yearning for the end of separation.

The Meera Bhajan “Chakar Rakho ji” often performed by Bharat Ratna M. S. Subbulakshmi in the Divine presence was next followed by the patriotic number “Sare Jahan Se Acha” reminding us of the beauty and grandeur of Mother India. The famous sufi number “Dama Dam Mast Kalandar” on the ecstatic devotion of Allah’s favourite son was the pen-ultimate piece to be fittingly concluded by “Deewane Deewane Sai Ke Deewane”, a song mentioning how madly in love we are with our Lord, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.



All the participants were honoured with clothes and Prasadam was distributed to the gathering. Being Thursday the day had an auspicious conclusion as the hall was filled with the sweet voice of Bhagawan singing “Govinda Hare, Gopala Hare”. Arati was offered at 1815hrs.

After the wonderful performance by the Mahila Wing the previous day, the men had a tough act to beat on the 27 Jan. They countered popularity with originality and not with little success. The Programme titled “Sai Ke Deewane” was commenced with the song, “Sadgurune Maje Aashirwad Dila”.  The second song exhorted all to unite and sing his glory, “Aao Milkar Sai Ko Basale Dil Mein”. The next song was a life sketch of Bhagawan, “Suno Suno Bhai Ek Kahani”.


“Tere Daras Ko Tarase”, a song on the agony of seperation, “Maa Prana Daivam”, the bliss of the proximity of Mother Sai and “Soham Sai Aum”, a song describing how Sai is our very life were slow melodies. Even as the assembly were wafting in the melodies, “Khwabon Mein Sai Tu”, brought movement into the hall as everyone brought their hands together to keep pace with this fast number. The youth brought the curtains down on the programme with the famous Qawwali, “Nit Kair Manga”.

All participants were honoured with clothes and Prasadam was distributed to the assembly.


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