Aum Sri Sairam
Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation
Easwaramma Day Celebrations at Sai Sruti- Kodaikannal
A Plethora of Spiritual Activities during Aradhana Mahotsav &
Lockdown period , Tamil Nadu
“With prayer to God, you can achieve anything in life. I want you to pray. I am always with you, in you, above you, and around you. Make efforts to instil such faith and devotion in fellow human beings. That will make Me very happy. Happiness lies in union with God. Hence contemplate on God incessantly. Never give scope for anxiety or worry.”
Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol.39/Ch.1
The divine assurances that Swami has bestowed on humanity, is enough for it to survive any calamity and thus take an opportunity to dive within, to reach Him deep inside, who is ever waiting to confer the desired peace. It is with this motive the devotees of Bhagavan in the districts of Tamilnadu, actively involved themselves in spiritual Sadhana during the Aradhana month which coincided with the lock-down period, which is known as the month of “Giving and Forgiving” among Sai fraternity.
Activities of this samithi during this month included activities like Gayathri homam in their respective dwellings. The devotees also participated in Satsangh conducted through App in the evenings. Also, the devotees participated in bhajan sessions conducted through internet, which covered 500 bhajan songs.
As part of the daily activities, the devotees involved themselves in chanting of Sai Gayathri from 9pm to 9.15 pm. Devotees also chanted Kandha Sashti kavacham in their daily routine.
Apart from Sai Gayathri chanting, the devotees participated in the Satsangh conducted through App in various topics on Ramakatha rasavahini, Bhagavad Geetha, Tapovanam. Rudram chanting was also conducted through App.
By motivating the youth boys and girls through separate App sessions and after discussions they were given 9 point of code of conduct customised to each of them, to utilise the lock down period, effectively for their spiritual sadhana. The boys and girls look upon these activities enthusiastically, by not merely participating but reporting and analysis to their respective Gurus.
Reading of Sai Literature, chanting of Sai Ashtothram and Sai Sahasranama Archana, listening to Satsangh on various topics were the activities of the devotees. Balvikas classes were conducted through app.
With the recitation of Sai Gayathri, Sai Ashtothram and Sai Sahasrananama, reading of Sai Literature and Bhajan singing in common, there were diverse activities like Satsangh through App on varied topics for Balvikas children and elders and Narayana Seva, which included supply of cooked food to the local police station, as nearly as 25 food packets on a daily basis.
Swami says,”Time waste is life waste”, and the time of little children is more valuable. Keeping this in mind, using the App, balvikas classes and training for the event of talent search were conducted and thus the children were given “Value tasks” to keep them on track of the spiritual path. Youth in these districts were also motivated to attend the Satsangh and were given bhajan training sessions too.
Devotees of this district participated in various daily individual sadhana and collective prayers as well, with ardent devotional fervour. The activities included Omkar, Suprabhatham,, study of Sai Literature, chanting of Sai Gayathri, Sai Ashtothram and Sai Sahasranama. Apart from these they also involved in Jyothi meditation, Sai Divya nama Likhitha Japam, and participated in the Satsangh conducted online from time to time. Some of them also undertake sadhana in the 9 Point code of conduct given by Swami.
Bhagawan’s Aradhana Day-April 24, 2020
Devotees across the districts of Tamilnadu, observed this day with loving devotion to Bhagawan, along with their family. Omkar, Suprabhatahm, chanting of Sai Sahasranama were a part of the day’s agenda in every devotee’s family. Apart from this some chanted Vishnu Sahasranama and listened to and sang Sai Pancharatna Kritis, which form the major part of dedication to our beloved Swami, after a due training by learning through the classes conducted via App.
Also, some of the families had their family bhajans as their offering to Swami at His divine Lotus Feet.
The events concluded with Maha Mangala Aarthi to Swami.
……..activities are still on and reporting will continue…..
Loving Sairam! Sri Sathya Sai Community Kitchen has been closed and happy to share that 27080 food packets have been handed over to the Government authorities in this regard from 4th April to 3rd May 2020.- Reported by Sri Ramesh, State Trust Convener
Aradhana Celebrations – 24 April 2020
Sri Sathya Sai Amritha Kalasam Kits
Sri Sathya Sai Community Kitchen – at RED HILLS
TIRUVALLUR EAST DISTRICT, TAMIL NADU
A humble offering at the Lotus feet of our Beloved Bhagawan Sri SriSriSathya Sai BabaVaru
Red Hills is a neighborhood in the northwestern part of Chennai, paddy and rice selling and buying is the major business in this suburban area and has one of the major water reservoirs ‘Puzhal Lake’ for the Chennai City. Mobile Hospital Seva is being conducted here for the past 5 years, where more than 450 patients are benefitted every month.
With lock down imposed by the Government of India from 25thMarch, 2020 due to Covid 19, there has been a consistent request from State Government authorities for providing food to the road side dwellers, migrant workers and daily wage workers in nearby slum. These people are sheltered in Government Community Centre and in the rice mills.
On 2ndApril, 2020 we received the approval from our Chennai Metro President Sri. S.R. Chandrasekaran for setting up Sri Sathya Sai Community Kitchen at Red Hills. He provided us with theset of instructions carrying pre-cautionary steps ensuring hygiene in the food supply to the needy and in protecting our Sevadals.
We discussed with Tahsildar of Ponneri Taluk who was very happy to note that Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organization is providing food to the needy, requested us to prepare dinner (4 Chappati’s with sabji per person) for around 500 people which includes Police personnel, Sanitary workers and the people staying in the Government Shelters.The Tahsildar provided passes to the Sevadals to carry out the same and confirmed us that respective authorities from the Government Department will collect the food packets from our end. Rice Merchants Association of Red Hills accepted to give their Marriage Hall Kitchen for preparationand packingof food. It is worthy to note that Mobile Hospital Seva is also conducted in this venue.
We had a meeting with Convenor and Sevadal of Red Hills Samithi over phone on implementing and following each and every instruction given in the preliminary steps for setting up The Sri Sathya Sai Community Kitchen (SSSCK). Subsequently Revenue Inspector of Ponneri Taluk visited the SSSCK and approved the venue and asked us to proceed with the Seva.
Our Sevadal identified a factory near Red Hills where Kneading machine and Rolling machines are available for preparing Chappatis. It is a new factory fulfilling all our set of requirements facilitating the food preparation process. 2 Sevadals go to this factory in the morning and bring the half cooked Chappatis to SSSCK for final roasting.
With Blessings of our Beloved Lord, The SSSCK started functioning from 4thApril, 2020. Please find below the number of beneficiaries from the day of commencement.
716 persons (increased the thickness of Chappati and reduced the quantity to 3 per packet)
783 persons (started updating in the SSSCK portal)
6230 persons benefitted till date
The noble work undertaken by the Organization is well appreciated by the Government officials and the number of beneficiaries is on increase day by day as one may understand from the figures. The Assistant Commissioner Of Police had commented that the taste and quality of the food supplied is worth being called ‘REAL PRASADAM FROM THE DIVINE HANDS’.Every day, Vibhuti mixed in water is sprinkled in the place of preparation, in the food prepared and the Sevadals drink the mixture and pray for the wellbeing of All.
All the Samithi’s in the Tiruvallur East district have voluntarily come forward and made generous contributions for the same. Our Heartfelt thanks to Our Dear Most Bhagavan to have Blessed us with the opportunity to execute this humble Seva to the needy. Sairam.
SAMASTHA LOKAH SUKINO… BHAVANTHU
With the Divine Grace of our Beloved Bhagawan, the Ramayana Sapthaham, based on Swami’s Rama Katha Rasa Vahini, conducted by the Chennai Metro West District received a overwhelming participation of devotees
The daily sessions spread over 7 days started on the Holy and Auspicious Sri Rama Navami day (Thursday 02nd April) and ended on Wednesday 08th April.
Smt. Lalitha Srinivasan, a trained Study Circle Speaker conducted the sessions, using the Zoom App. The daily sessions which went on for about 75 minutes attracted huge audiences. The total cumulative audience over the 7 days period is conservatively estimated at about 5,000 numbers
This helped all Members of the Organisation to stay connected with Bhagawan and spend this lockdown period in the most useful spiritual manner. With Prayers to Bhagawan to Guide us in all our endeavors. Thanks to all Members for their support and participation
K Suresh Chander, District President, Chennai Metro West
(Report received from Sri S Chandrasekharan, SP-Chennai Metro)
Updated 2 April 2020
Activities by the Members of Chennai Metro (West) District
As part of the Individual and Family Sadhana, with the Divine Grace and Blessings of our Beloved Bhagawan, more than 1,100 Members / Devotees performed Sri Sathya Sai Sahasranama Archana today (Tuesday 31st March 2020), at their respective homes
A very good initiative by the District President and the District Office Bearers. May Swami continue to Guide us in all our endeavours
Thank you. Jai Sairam- Report by Sri Chandrasekharan, SP, Chennai Metro
Updated 26 March 2020
Personal Sadhana/ Family Sadhana: 25-03-2020
As all over India devotees are engaged in Personal and Family Sadhana within their houses following the Law of the land (respecting the Govt of India guidelines), around 150 devotee families in each of the Sai Districts of the state of Tamilnadu have performed Sai Gayathri / Savita Gayathri Homam on the auspicious occasion of Ugadi day (today-25-03-2020) for the general welfare of humanity (Loka Kalyan).
State office has supplied simple procedure (Sankalpa) by audio and the write-ups to all the Devotees with respect to the procedure to be followed for the Savita Gaytri/ Sai Gayatri Homam. Those who could not do the ritualistic Homam, engaged themselves in the Savita Gayatri/ Sai Gayatri Japam.
Strict instructions were given not to pass on this event photo’s in the whats app and other social media.
J Venugopal, State President, Tamil Nadu
SR Chandrasekhar, Metro President, Tamil Nadu
Updated 15 March 2020
Sri Sathya Sai National Cricket League
SP Chennai Metro, Sri Chandrasekaran held a meeting today at Sundaram to plan SSS NCL in the State.
Updated 12 March 2020
Aum Sri sairam. With Divine Grace and Blessings of our Beloved Bhagavan, a new samithi building has been constructed and inaugurated in the district of Villupuram, tamilnadu on the 5th of march. The uniqueness of the function is, our muslim brothers had been invited for he function and they had graced the occasion and chanted verses from the holy Quran, inside the mandir.
Nearly about 250 devotees participated in the function.
The samithi building is a state trust property. Sairam.
Updated on 29th Feb 2020
Medical Camp at Sai Sruthi-Kodaikanal
With the Abundant Blessings of Bhagawan, a medical camp was organised at Sai Sruthi, Kodaikanal on 23rd Feb 2020. The camp commenced at 9.00 am with seven doctors, five para medics and four pharmacists. There were about 426 out-patients. Of these, six patients (3 children and 3 adults) were short listed for further cardiac treatment. All the patients were given lunch packet as part of Narayan Seva.
The details of these patients and their earlier medical reports were now being collated for making arrangements for their further treatment at our Super Speciality Hospitals. It was decided to conduct such camps on a regular basis and fixed fourth Sunday of every month as the camp date.
Dr.Santosh Kumar, block medical officer (GH – Kodai) also visited the camp and gave his suggestions to conduct Derma, ENT and Ophthalmology camps in future which is the most needed speciality camps at Kodaikanal. A small meeting with the doctors was organised to get the feedback as to how to improve our medical camps in the future. The Team is now working to include these specialties in the ensuing monthly camps at Sai Shruti.
K R Suresh, SVP-Tamilnadu
Bhajan Workshop-Trichy Dist-Tamilnadu
Multi Religious Balvikas
Disaster Management Team Activities
Srirangam Temple Activities
Service to West Bengal Sevadals
TAMIL NADU STATE LEVEL TALENT SEARCH 2019 @ TIRUPUR
Bhagwan’s blessings in abundance for all the Guru’s and BV children
Srirangam Temple Activities
Sairam with divine blessing from swamy srirangam hundial counting seva started today (24.12.19). Around 168 sevadals both gents and mahilas participated.
Sathya Sai Grama Seva-in Tribal Hamlet-Tamilnadu
Youth Empowerment Program-Madurai-TN
With the Divine Grace and Blessings of our Beloved Bhagawan, a one day Youth Empowerment Programme was conducted on 10-01-2020 for the selected final year students of Yadava College, Madurai.
Sri Arun Kumar, HR Manager, HCL Technologies, Madurai, Sri Narayana Swamy, District President, Sri Sai Sasi Kumar, District Youth coordinator, Dindigul District and Sri Yokes of Madurai were the speakers.
1. Interview Preparations,
2. Power of Positive Thinking and Self Confidence,
3. Time Management and Awakening the Entrepreneur Skills
were the topics covered. The programme was well-received by around 150 students.
The students and the organisers have received Bhagawan Baba’s blessings
Sri Narayana Swamy
(Received from Sri J Venu Gopal, SP-Tamilnadu)