Aum Sri Sairam

Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations-Navi Mumbai District

Metro State of Mumbai

Collective Sadhana:  SAI SAHASRANAMA HARAM SAI PREMAMRUTA SARAM

Introduction:

With the Divine Blessings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, humbly offer a garland of 1008 unique Bhajans based on Sri Sathya Sai Sahasra Namavali at the Divine Lotus feet commemorating the Silver Jubilee Year of Sai Prem (the abode of Bhagawan in Navi Mumbai was inaugurated by Swami in 13th May 1995) across two weekends. It was  commenced in the week end of Oct.12, 13-2019 and will culminate in the week end of Oct. 19,20- 2019 when some of  the lead Singers from Pune,  Brindavan  & Prashanthi Nilayam will also participate in this unique & first of its kind offerings at Divine Lotus Feet.

The collective Sadhana of practicing Bhajans began a few months ago across different locations will culminate into a grand offering at Divine Lotus feet on Avatar Declaration Day on Oct. 20, 2019.

Report in PDF: 1008-Namas-Bhajans-Navi-Mumbai

NAMASANKEERTANA THE ULTIMATE SADHANA FOR LIBERATION:

Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba at the tender age of 8 years proclaimed … हरेर् नामैव हरेर् नामैव हरेर् नामैव के वलम् कलौ नास्तयेव नास्तयेव नास्तयेव गततर्याथा  Which means, except singing the name of God there is no other way for liberation in Kaliyug? This Divine message has touched every heart and today Namasankeertan has spread over 200 countries and is guiding the people of the world to dedicate themselves to the path of Love and Selfless Service to establish everlasting world peace. This spiritual awakening transcends all barriers of caste, creed, religion and brings the people of the world into one family as per the dictum “वसुधैव कु टुम्बकम

Genesis of 1008 Bhajans:

After offering 108 Bhajans based on Sri Sathya Sai Ashtotram on the occasion of 90th birthday of Bhagawan in 2016, a small group of devotees, lead by the Navi Mumbai District Bhajan Co-ordinator Sri J Jayakumar, were contemplating to offer a Mega Event of Bhajans, with participation from multiple cities. With this idea of hosting a Mega Event at Sai Prem, what would have been better than weaving the same around Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s Sahasra Naamam (1008 names)?

About Sai Prem:

13th May 1995: The Red Letter Day when Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba showered His Love by inaugurating SAI PREM – the abode of Love, in Vashi, Navi Mumbai The year 2019-20 is being celebrated as the Silver Jubilee Year of Sai Prem A

To inspire the devotees and strengthen their resolution of dedicating themselves to the path of Love and Selfless Service, the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation Mumbai Metropolitan Zone and Sri Sathya Sai Trust, Maharashtra, planned and organized a unique programme, the first of its kind, SAI SAHASRANAMA HAARAM ,SAI PREMAMRUTA SAARAM, a garland of 1008 Bhajans based on the Sathya Sai Sahasra Naamam on 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th October 2019 at Sai Prem in Vashi, Navi Mumbai, to celebrate the Silver Jubilee Year of Sai Prem. Over 400 singers from Navi Mumbai, Kalyan, Thane, Wadala, Mulund, Chembur, Pune, Whitefield Brindavan and Prashanthi Nilayam, melodiously rendered the Bhajans. The whole atmosphere at Sai Prem reflected the Divine atmosphere at Prashanthi Nilayam and everyone at Sai Prem felt the presence of Bhagawan.

The Process:

IT TOOK 2 YEARS TO COMPLETE THE COMPLETE PROCESS Transliteration of all the 1008 naamams from English to Sanskrit

  1. Identifying a Bhajan suitable to each Naamam, ensuring no duplication
  2. Collecting audio recordings of all Bhajans and arranging them in sequence
  3. Concept of hosting the 1008 Bhajans over 2 weekends (approx. 250 Bhajans / day)
  4. Preparing 1008 slides for 1008 Bhajans, along with slides for Suprabhatham, Vedam, Mangala Aarti and Vibuthi Mantram
  5. Approaching various Samithis outside Navi Mumbai
  6. Sending out formal communication to Brindavan Bhajan Group & Prashanthi Singers and all other Samithis
  7. A detailed matrix drawn and timings allocated to all participating singers.
  8. Allocating Bhajans to all singers
  9. Conducting regular Practice sessions for all the singers

About 15 to 20 titles were shortlisted for this event and with Bhagawan’s grace, the title of came into existence Timing the event was important to ensure that all Devotees could partake the Divine offering. Dates of Oct 12, 13 and 19, 20 were decided. 2 consecutive weekends were selected with 250 Bhajans per day to be offered from 6 am to 10pm What a Divine Grace!!!!

20th Oct being Avatar Declaration Day…Sai Prem witnessed Heavenly vibrations when devotees across India converged to sing the Divine Glory as a part of this event….

Designing Activity:

Large display units of the event title • Different types of presentation layouts having the Naamam, Lyrics of the Bhajan, Swami’s video, Singer details, Scale and next Bhajan details

Digital Sound System & Live Streaming:

  1. Digital Audio Mixer System
  2. Dual Camera Video Coverage
  3. Live YouTube streaming
  4. LED screen with switcher

Other Major Areas:

  1. Day-wise Refreshments
  2. Instrumentalists
  3. Accommodation
  4. Transportation
  5. Parking
  6. Footwear management
  7. Retiring Rooms
  8. Hygiene Factors

 

Contact Person:

Sri Anoop Saxena, Metro State President, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation Mumbai Metro, email  metropresident.mumbai@ssssoindia.org

Feedback & Helpline: admin@ssssoindia.org

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