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Updated Monday, February 28, 2011 2020 Hrs. IST

Mon, Feb 28, 2011: On this final day of the passing month, in the evening, Bhagawan presented Himself at 1900 hrs. on the dot, emerging from Yajur Mandiram coming into the assembly in Sai Kulwant. Finishing His round of darshan among the thousands assembled at the twilight, Bhagawan came on to the dais marked by accentuated bhajans.  

As bhajans continued, Bhagawan sat on for the next ten minutes before calling for Mangala Arathi at 1910 hrs. Moving off the dais after the Arathi, Bhagawan listened to a few devotees before boarding the car, retiring to Yajur Mandiram, bringing the curtains down on this final day of February 2011. Usual buzz and excitement was once again evident as huge applause from the gents' side greeted Bhagawan as He returned from the dais. The rejoicement was such an infectious one that it spread on to the other end with ladies' going agog, joining the celebrations.

Earlier, during the day at noon, Bhagawan came out of Yajur Mandiram setting Himself off for a 'stroll' going up to the Railway Station junction. Bhagawan returned via western gate at 1250 hrs. Lucky ones who could time it well waited en route, at vantage positions, earning a rare afternoon glimpse of The Lord.

Maha Shivarathri, the night dedicated to Easwara, Lord Shiva, is scheduled for Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

Sun, Feb 27, 2011: There is an uncommon thrill in welcoming The Lord in Sai Kulwant in the morning hours. This Sunday morning turned out to become very 'special' as it earned a surprise darshan, a rarity these days. Reciprocating to The Lord's magnanimous gesture, a fully charged up Sai Kulwant welcomed Him with great devotional fervour.

When bhajans continued beyond the scheduled arathi time at 0940 hrs. Sai Kulwant got the first hint of a possible morning darshan. There was an unusual bustle in the assembly and devotees started pouring in, filling in vacant spots around. Bhajans peaked to intensity and the whole of Sai Kulwant was fully charged up, anticipating the Divine arrival.

Bhagawan came in at 1035 hrs., in His car. As is His wont these days, Bhagawan's car moved at a slow pace to complete the round before coming on to the verandah. Even as He reached the spot outside the Interview Room, Bhagawan asked for Mangala Arathi. With the Arathi song resounding in the Sai Kulwant, Bhagawan's car moved on, to go for a reverse round, granting yet another golden darshan.

Covering the gents' side, Bhagawan's car took a detour to drive past the main entrance, leaving the precincts to the Hanuman Top. Hanuman was Lord's greatest devotee, who took extreme care of His Lord's interests, in the Treta. To that devotee, who is believed to be living eternally and who is 'guarding' Prasanthi Nilayam with his watchful eyes glancing over from the highest point, Bhagawan paid a visit this morning. Lord's all conquering love for His greatest devotee!

Revelling in the morning glory, as the weekend geared up praying for one more session with The Lord, the mood was upbeat this evening here in Prasanthi Nilayam. Sai Kulwant was full and with bhajan session continued in to the second hour, with the time clock ticking away, the assembly was ticking off every passing second counting yet another blessing of Darshan!

Bhagawan arrived at 1905 hrs. and went for His usual round of darshan. Coming on to the verandah, straight from the aisle at the gents' side, Bhagawan moved into the to the Interview Room for a five minutes break, before emerging to glide past the upper verandah to come on to the dais at 1920 hrs. En route, many earned His blessings that included a group of higher secondary boys, seeking special blessings before the ensuing Board Exams. Bhagawan attended to the group, blessing pens and vibhuti prasadam, before coming on to the dais.

Full throated bhajans continued and Bhagawan sat quite attentive, glancing over, at times giving finger beats. After a twenty minute session, Bhagawan asked for Mangala Arathi at 1940 hrs., halting the session abruptly. Bhagawan left the dais soon after Mangala Arathi to retire to Yajur Mandiram at 1945 hrs.

Sat, Feb 26, 2011: The day's weather profile took a twist in the afternoon with sky turning overcast eventually presenting a 4 o' clock drizzle here in Prasanthi Nilayam. And in the evening that wore the sepia tinge, Poornachandra Auditorium once again turned active with over 200 alumni from the state of Tamil Nadu with their immediate families assembling at the venue praying for "Prema Bandham", an alumni meet with The Lord!

Bhagawan arrived at the auditorium just after 1900 hrs. and was welcomed with Poornakumbham and Vedam chanting. Two special cakes commemorating the occasion were blessed by Bhagawan before He assumed the seat on the specially made dais. A group of boys made a beeline on to the dais showing various project activities, briefing Him in detail. Bhagawan patiently listened to all of them and blessed the projects. Next was the turn of the music troupe from the state alumni that presented some soulful renderings.

Soon, Bhagawan set out to move through the rows of men and women blessing them with closer darshan and Padanamaskar. Blessed prasadam and special gifts were distributed to the entire group of over 600. Bhagawan accepted Mangala Arathi before retiring to come into the main darshan venue, Sai Kulwant Hall.

At Sai Kulwant, bhajans went on and with Bhagawan's arrival at 1935 hrs., once again there was an exhibition of devotional fervour with hundreds of backbenchers at the ladies' end got on to their feet to catch a precious glimpse of The Lord moving in the car. Gents' side followed suit and Bhagawan, completing the round came directly on to the verandah through the aisle at gents' side.

After a brief pause of five minutes, Bhagawan came on to the dais at 1945 hrs. and bhajan reached a crescendo. After two bhajans Bhagawan indicated for Mangala Arathi.

Blessing the audience with abhayahastha Bhagawan left the dais at 1950 hrs. to retire to Yajur Mandiram at 1955 hrs.

Thu, Feb 24, 2011: Two full rounds in the car, at a very slow pace, snaking His way through the assembly of devotees sums up this holy day's darshan story in Prasanthi Nilayam. Bhagawan emerged at 1845 hrs. to go for a full round to come on to the verandah. During His round, Bhagawan paused a couple of times, interacting with some devotees that included a group of old students from Tamil Nadu, gearing up for a state level 'Prema Bandham' during this weekend.

Even as He reached the verandah, Bhagawan asked for Mangala Arathi and with Arathi on, the car moved past the verandah, to the gents' side, going for a reverse round, returning to Yajur Mandiram at 1900 hrs.

Earlier, the bhajan session has been enhanced by the tiny tots of Primary School, who sang with great devotional fervour. A group of Badagas of the Blue Mountains, Ooty, has been camping in Prasanthi for the past three days, came on a Parthi Yatra. The Badagas, in pristine white attire coupled with typcial head gears, stood out as a special group in the Sai Kulwant Assembly.

Tue, Feb 22, 2011: Emerging at 1900 hrs. Bhagawan went for a full round of blessings before coming on to the dais to preside over the bhajan session this evening in Prasanthi Nilayam. Sitting on stage, ten minutes into the session, Bhagawan gave a beautiful smile to one of the boys in the front before calling for Mangala Arathi, ending the session abruptly.

In the hush that followed the Mangala Arathi only round of applause could be heard as Bhagawan took leave of the dais. Going round of Ganesha and coming on to the lower verandah, Bhagawan patiently listened to a couple of men before moving into the car to retire for the evening at 1925 hrs.

Mon, Feb 21, 2011: Applause followed by refrains of 'Jaikars' emanated from the assembly of devotees when Bhagawan moved off the dais after granting a glorious twenty minutes session this evening in Prasanthi Nilayam.

It was past 1900 hrs. and the Sun has just been out; blank night was spreading in. Sai Kulwant was luminous and engrossed in singing. And the day's moment of glory arrived with Bhagawan turning in at 1903 hrs., in His car. Moving at a slow pace, Bhagawan completed His round to come on to the verandah.

Presenting Himself on the dais, Bhagawan blessed the assembly with a twenty minutes session before Arathi offering at 1925 hrs. Enthusiasm with the assembly was quite evident with students led bhajans roared into reverberating the entire hall, expressing great devotional fervour. Adding to the flavour, little hearts from the Primary School joined in. As Bhagawan eyes scanned through the assembly, thousands turned riveted on Him, rejoicing every bit of His presence.

Blessing the audience Bhagawan retired to Yajur Mandiram at 1930 hrs. As His car was inching along, refrains of 'Jaikars' echoed yet again, with a section in the gents' side going excited once again.

Earlier, emerging at 1845 hrs. Bhagawan headed towards Poornachandra where outgoing first batch of Sevadals from Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh was seated for blessings. Bhagawan spent almost fifteen minutes in, blessing the batch with His 'exclusive' darshan. Blessed Prasadam was distributed to the entire batch before Arathi offering. Accepting Mangala Arathi, Bhagawan left the specially erected dais, down the Poornachandra Stage, heading towards the main darshan venue, Sai Kulwant Hall.

Sat, Feb 19, 2011: At the end of a marathon bhajan session that has been stretched for three long hours, Bhagawan arrived at 2015 hrs. this evening granting darshan to a packed Sai Kulwant. Going at a slow pace Bhagawan completed the round at the verandah to accept Mangala Arathi at 2025 hrs.

With the Arathi song echoing in Sai Kulwant Hall, Bhagawan's car moved along, repeating the previous day's scenes, with section in the 'crowd' showing great devotional fervour resulting in slight jostle. Once again there were signs of 'bond of love' as there were students with placards reading "We Love You Swami'.

Moving at a slow pace Bhagawan retired to Yajur Mandiram at 2030 hrs. Prasadam was distributed to the entire audience.

Fri, Feb 18, 2011: The day's moment of glory came in the evening at 1917 hrs. with Bhagawan emerging from Yajur Mandiram. Coming in to the hall, Bhagawan's car took a detour from the ladies' end to come on to the verandah. Soon Bhagawan asked for Mangala Arathi.

With the Arathi song on Bhagawan came out of the car. Blessing a group of devotees with fistfuls of Vibhuti prasadam Bhagawan moved on to come on to the dais. For a flicker of seconds Bhagawan assumed His seat on the dais and the audience 'went berserk' giving Him loud applause. Bhagawan's hands went up in abhaya posture, blessing the audience, ladies, gents and the students at the centre. Moving off, Bhagawan headed towards getting into His car.

As His car inched along, going for a reverse round through the gents's into the ladies', once again there was a slight jostle, as devotees at the back attempted to steal a better glance of the Lord. As His car moved at a snail's pace, Bhagawan went on blessing the audience with His abhayahastas......And the disciplined bunch of White Army, His students, sat in silent devotion, with many holding plain paper greetings, that read, 'We Love You Swami".

Blessing the audience with His ever benevolent glance and intermittent abhayahasthas, Bhagawan retired to Yajur Mandiram at 1930 hrs.

Thu, Feb 17, 2011: Thursdays are always special in Prasanthi Nilayam; living up to this special tag, every Thursday comes bringing greater expectations.

Today, Sai Kulwant was packed to capacity once again, and the evening's assembly has been reinforced by a huge group of over four thousand from Adilabad district of Andhra Pradesh, came in a special train assisted by ten buses. The group has come on a three day Parthi Yatra starting from today.

As Bhagawan emerged on the dot at 1900 hrs. in His car, Sai Kulwant turned electrified as it greeted Him with great devotional fervour. Bhagawan's car glided down the pathway and a section at the back in the ladies' side went on waving and humming, greeting The Lord. Sai Kulwant presented a picture of great devotional exhibition of 'excitement unbounded'!

Even as He reached the Verandah, after a full round, Bhagawan asked for Mangala Arathi and with the Arathi song echoing from a thousand vocal cords, Bhagawan's car inched along.

The car sped past the gents' side, this time on a reverse round. Once again excitement ran high with every individual soul in attendance trying for a closer glance of the Beloved Lord.

Bhagawan's car inched along the pathway at the gents' side crossing over to the ladies', and all along, His blessed glance fell upon many, oozing greater compassion. Little girls from the Primary School joined in, wishing The Lord with special greetings. Bhagawan glanced at these 'little hearts', in acknowledgement, and the children seemed contented.

As the session came to a close at 1920 hrs., 'His All Conquering Love' has been 'ringing in many a heart'.

Tue, Feb 15, 2011: This was yet another day for the outgoing sevadal batch to get special blessings. Following the Kerala batch, this time it was 'Orissa' that assembled in the Poornachandra Auditorium, availing her turn, invoking The Divine!

Bhagawan emerged at 1910 hrs. and went in to the auditorium to spent next ten minutes in. Coming down the ramp, Bhagawan sat on the special stage, down the main stage, for sometime before blessing prasadam for distribution. As prasdam distribution went on Bhagawan sat on, stretching the session, to the bliss of the Orissa batch. Accepting Mangala Arathi Bhagawan returned, heading to the main venue, Sai Kulwant.

Coming in to the hall at 1925 hrs. Bhagawan went for a full round in His car before appearing on the dais. Bhajans went into a high gear and Bhagawan sat for next five minutes before indicating for Mangala Arathi, at 1937 hrs. Bringing the curtains down on the glorious session, Bhagawan retired to Yajur Mandiram at 1940 hrs.

Mon, Feb 14, 2011: Amidst bhajans that infused life in to an awaiting devoted assembly, this evening, Bhagawan emerged at 1945 hrs. granting the supreme boon of Divine Darshan. The hall

was full and as Bhagawan's car glided down, moving through the pathway at a slow pace, many in the milling crowd turned thoroughly helpless to suppress their devotional excitement; they were seen saluting The Lord with folded hands raised over their heads.

Coming on to the Verandah after a full round, even as Arathi began at His command, Bhagawan's car moved on, this time, going for a reverse round, ending up at Yajur Mandiram at 2000 hrs.

Sat, Feb 12, 2011: This evening turned ecstatic when Bhagawan emerged to make a lordly entry into the Sai Kulwant at 1917 hrs. Gliding down the pathway as Bhagawan went for His normal round, capacity audience turned unto the moving vehicle, stealing yet another precious glance, silently greeting The Lord!

It's been sometime since Prasanthi last witnessed a 'distribution' programme in the Divine Presence, distribution of implements, serving the needy in the society, a project model familiarised by many Parthi Yatra programmes during past more than a couple of years. With a group of over 653 turned up under the auspices of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations, Andhra Pradesh, this evening was to host yet another 'beneficiary' programme, tagged under the popular Sri Sathya Sai Village Integration Programme.

Coming on to the dais, Bhagawan sat for a while before turning His attention on to the Organisers. As the State President along with a couple of senior office bearers of the Organisation and Trust explained as to what entails the Project, Bhagawan blessed the programme giving His 'go ahead'.

As per the programme 653 beneficiaries, 252 ladies, 392 gents along with 9 institutions from various districts of the state were to be blessed with various implements, namely, Computers, Sewing Machines, Lady Bicycles, Wet Grinders, Pesticides, Electrical Kits, Hearing Aid Units, Telephone Coin Boxes, Tricycles etc. The centre-block facing Bhagawan was decked with these implements which were to be distributed to the beneficiaries after the programme.

Bhagawan accepted Mangala Arathi at 1935 hrs. Blessing the President of Vishwa Hindu Parishad Sri Ashok Singhal near the car Bhagawan retired to Yajur Mandiram.

Earlier, upon emerging from Yajur Mandiram, Bhagawan moved in to the Poornachandra Auditorium to bless a group of teachers and volunteers from Team Vidya Vahini, about 320 in number, attending a two-day Content Generation Workshop of Vidya Vahini, online Educational Programme for Sri Sathya Sai Schools. The Workshop is aimed at training the teachers from Andhra Pradesh, Karanataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu in creating respective State Board Syllabus based on the available CBSE Lesson Plans and the SSSVV pedagogy template. The participants have come from the four South Indian States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The two-day workshop would conclude tomorrow.

Coming into the auditorium, as Bhagawan sat on the stage for some time, some of the active volunteers made it on to the dais seeking blessing, showing and explaining the levels of achievement and progress being made in the project front. Bhagawan blessed all of them before coming down the ramp to bless the volunteers with closer darshan. Bhagawan graciously moved among the disciplined rows of teachers and volunteers, both men and women. The session came to an end with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan.

Fri, Feb 11, 2011: Thousands that filled in the spacious Sai Kulwant Hall turned unto Him and prayed fervently, rejoicing in hope...The Mighty Lord, who is ever compassionate, emerged, responding to the call, at 1850 hrs., blooming a thousand heart. Piecing together pieces of emotion and devotion scattered in their minds and hearts, devotees watched Him as His car glided down the pathway, blessing the Friday evening's concourse. Twilight that was fading off too was in bliss having got due share of His blessing, priceless glimpse of The Mighty Lord!

After His full round, Bhagawan appeared on the dais as bhajans rose to higher pitch. Bhagawan sat for full ten minutes before indicating for Mangala Arathi.

Arathi song was on and Bhagawan's attention fell on to the devotees; His palm turned upward and moved in circular; index finger scripted 'something' in God's own language, in the vaccum...Even as Arathi song was coming to an end, His blessing hands went up in abhayahastha, repeatedly. In the meantime boys got laddu prasadam for blessing.

Post Arathi Bhagawan sat on, watching over the Prasadam distribution. There was slight jostle at the gents' side as many were vying for Divine Prasadam. Bhagawan turned His attention, scanning through the section; result was absolute silence; their quench for Prasadam was outdone in no time by His all conquering benevolent glance.

As He left the dais, there was applause from the public. Leaving the dais Bhagawan retired to Yajur Mandiram, at 1915 hrs. ...As He was gliding past, all eyes were riveted on Him, ready to burst into silent rhymes, singing in praise of His all conquering Love!

Wed, Feb 9, 2011: This evening, Bhagawan emerged at 1855 hrs. to come into Sai Kulwant led by a procession of children in various costumes from Chinese speaking countries. After a full round of darshan, Bhagawan came on to the dais lifting soul-filling bhajans to a higher crescendo. The stage was bedecked with symbolic items related to Chinese New Year.

Bhagawan, upon arriving on to the dais, lit the lamp for the New Year celebrations before assuming His seat. As bhajans rose to a higher crescendo entire audience joined in full throat that continued for the next ten minutes before the Arathi offering at 1910 hrs. Loud chanting of "Samastha Lokaah...", the Universal Prayer, reverberated the air around that was followed by three 'Jaikars'. It was time for Bhagawan to leave. Bhagawan retired to Yajur Mandiram at 1915 hrs.

More than thousand devotees have come from chinese speaking countries, especially Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia to be in the Divine presence during the auspicious occasion of Chinese New Year. The chosen theme for this year of golden rabbit is Devotion and Dedication.

Devotion and enthusiasm of this group was evident as the venue turned festive with a riot of Chinese decorations, red and gold being dominant reflecting the grandeur and glory of the occasion. The entire hall was dotted with hanging decors, which included good luck lanterns, of Chinese theme. New Year’s greetings wishing "Happy Chinese New Year" was seen hanging all over the central dome, sending out the message of Chinese goodwill. Decoration spree had extended to the precints of Yajur Mandiram as well. The entire area was once again turned doubly colourful, resplendent with red and golden hues.

Upon returning to Yajur Mandiram, Bhagawan blessed the outgoing police security personnel before 'retiring' for the day.

Mon, Feb 7, 2011: This evening Bhagawan arrived at 1925 hrs. and after His usual round came on to the dais in ten minutes. Bhajans continued in full vigour till Bhagawan indicated for Mangala Arathi at 1955 hrs.

Pin drop silence followed post Arathi and it was doubly beautified by Bhagawan's interaction with some of the students. As Bhagawan sat through, He whispered something to the group of boys at the front block followed by hand gestures. A Tabla player came forward and Bhagawan interacted with the boy before blessing him with Padanamaskar. Next was the turn of a bhajan singer. Intimate interaction continued for sometime before one of the photographers took his turn. The two way intimate interaction continued and Bhagawan blessed the boy with Padanamaskar. God's lovely interaction with His chosen ones!

Session came to an end with Bhagawan leaving the dais, retiring to Yajur Mandiram, at 2010 hrs., in His car. Before leaving the dais, Bhagawan blessed the audience with repeated Abhayahasthas.

Chinese New Year will be celebrated in the next three days in the immediate Divine presence, as per the schedule available. Heralding the advent of the colourful religious event, Prasanthi Mandir had aesthetic decorations in place, this evening. The troupes have been engaged in hectic preparations for the past 3-4 days. Tomorrow's schedule includes Singapore based Capt. Aung led team's offerings to Bhagawan, followed by chantings and rituals by Monks of Buddhist order. The Monks, 36 in number, were also present for the evening darshan.

Sat, Feb 5, 2011: Today was yet another day dedicated to "Prema Bandham", Bond of Love between Bhagawan and His Students. A group of 120 students from Batch 2006 of SSSIHL has been blessed by Bhagawan this evening in a session held in the Poornachandra Auditorium, along with immediate family members.

Emerging just after 1805 hrs. Bhagawan appeared in the auditorium, received with Poornakumbham and Veda chanting. Spending more than half-an-hour inside, Bhagawan sat through a session of songs and speeches by students and some of the parents. Moving amongst, through the rows, Bhagawan blessed the entire group of over 300 with Padanamaskar. Watches were distributed to the entire group as a token of Divine Love.

Earlier, commemorating the occasion, the dedicated batch offered a defluorination project in one of the villages in the outskirts of Puttaparthi. The project would serve over 500 people and has a capacity of 15000 litres.

After the session in the Poornachandra, Bhagawan arrived at the Sai Kulwant, at 1845 hrs. Blessing the CEO of Tata Consultancy Services, N.Chandrasekharan, Bhagawan cut across the Verandah, blessing many more before coming on the to the dais at 1900 hrs. from the right of Ganesha. In another five minutes Bhagawan accepted Mangala Arathi, at 1905 hrs., and retired to Yajur Mandiram at 1910 hrs.

The President of Guyana, His Excellency Bharrat Jagdeo was in Prasanthi for evening Darshan. Before retiring to Yajur Mandiram, Bhagawan interacted and blessed the President and his escort.

Fri, Feb 4, 2011: This evening, emerging at 1925 hrs. Bhagawan, after His usual round, appeared on the dais shortly for a brief stint before retiring to the Interview Room. Spending next twenty minutes in, as Bhagawan came out, a group of students belongs to 2006 batch was awaiting, seeking blessings for their proposed "Prema Bandham" scheduled for this weekend. Bhagawan spent a while interacting with the group before coming on to the dais to accept Mangala Arathi at 2005 hrs.

Leaving the dais shortly after the Arathi, as Bhagawan took a right turn, audience, in an act of expressing gratitude gave Bhagawan round of applause. As Bhagawan slid past, Chinese New Year coordinators got to interact with Him seeking approval for the proposed New Year celebrations in Prasanthi.

The Chinese troupe has been engaged in hectic practice session for the past couple of days. Blessing the coordinators, tossing Vibhuti packets to a bunch of boys from the 2006 batch, Bhagawan retired for the day in His car to Yajur Mandiram. A two thousand strong group of devotees from Anankapalle, Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh has been camping in Prasanthi for the past 3 days. The group was scheduled to leave after the evening darshan today.

Thu, Feb 3, 2011: Come Thursday Prasanthi gets a special feeling, a day that earned the special boon of attention from The Avatar, as His chosen day.

This evening, Bhagawan emerged at 1920 hrs. and went for His usual round of darshan. The house was full, enjoying the Thursday ambience of the Abode of Supreme Peace. Coming on, Bhagawan adorned the dais and bhajan was in full swing. After twenty minutes on the stage, at 1940 hrs., Bhagawan indicated for Mangala Arathi. A long pause of silence ensued as Bhagawan sat on. Boys got busied in distributing prasadam.

Watching Bhagawan engaged in silent action is a real treat. His silent gestures are no ordinary acts but suffused with great import. As He sat through after the Arathi, shifting His gaze from one to another, with hands often weaving gestures, the audience turned still with their gaze settling at the crest-jewel adorning the centre-stage. ...And in a blessed moment His index finger scribbled 'waves' in the vacuum.

Bringing the session to a close on this blessed Thursday, Bhagawan left the dais at 1952 hrs. retiring to Yajur Mandiram in His car. Once again the audience gave a round of applause as He was leaving the dais...a human act of gratification. Being Thursday, children from Primary School were in full attendance for the evening darshan.

Today marks the beginning of Chinese New Year 2011. According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year 2011 is the Year of the Golden Rabbit. Chinese contingent are already filing in to Prasanthi getting geared up for the Prasanthi version of Chinese New Year in the immediate presence of Bhagawan.

Wed, Feb 2, 2011: The day earned its supreme privilege when the doors of Yajur Mandiram turned open at 1845 hrs., this evening, ushering in The Lord to the assembly of awaiting devotees in the Sai Kulwant Hall. Following His usual pattern as Bhagawan's car slid along the pathway, riveting eyes turned chasing the 'moving divinity' with watchful attention. After passing the bhajan block, as His attention fell onto a group of little girls from the Smt. Easwaramma English Medium School, holding aloft their set of 'handiworks', the car took a detour to stop at the block for a while, blessing the children.

Completing the round, Bhagawan came on to the dais at the stroke of 1900 hrs. Bhajans continued for the next fifteen minutes before Bhagawan calling for Mangala Arathi. Even as Arathi song was ending, Bhagawan blessed some of the bhajan singers with Vibhuti Prasadam and Padanamaskar. After a brief conversation with one of the lead singers, Bhagawan left the dais to retire to Yajur Mandiram, in His car, at 1920 hrs. bringing the curtains down on this beautiful Wednesday evening. Interestingly, a group of devotees at the gents' side, orange scarf worn group of Anakapalle from Andhra Pradesh, gave Bhagawan a round of applause as He was leaving the dais for the day.

Tue, Feb 1, 2011: This evening, Bhagawan came in granting darshan at 1940 hrs. in His car. Alighting on the Verandah after a round of darshan, Bhagawan spent awhile with some devotees before coming for a round of the dais. Getting into the bhajan hall, Bhagawan came out through the rear entrance, to the portico, to interact with some devotees before appearing once again on the dais. Waiting for the bhajan, that was on, to complete, soon Bhagawan indicated for Mangala Arathi. Upon accepting Arathi, blessing the concourse with abhayahastha The Lord left the dais retiring to Yajur Mandiram at 2005 hrs.