92nd Birthday Sadhana and Program Schedule

Dear Members,

Please read the attached letter from Dr. Reddy regarding the SSIO Sadhana (spiritual practice) program for all to follow from Oct 23 – Nov 23 in honor of Swami’s 92nd Birthday. Also attached is a calendar of events in Puttaparthi for November.

(FYI: The Rathotsavam (Chariot Festival) at Prasanthi Nilayam is a tradition that goes back to the early 1950’s. This festival marks the beginning of the Birthday Celebrations of Sathya Sai Baba. On this day, the university students, chanting Vedic hymns and singing Bhajans (devotional songs) , lead a procession with the idol of Lord Krishna on a rath (chariot) and the idols of Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Mother Sita on a palanquin from Sai Kulwant Hall to the Old Mandir, or what is now the Kalyana Mantapam (wedding hall), in the village of Puttaparthi. After worship is offered to the deities, the idols of Rama, Lakshmana and Sita return to the Mandir. Later, in the evening, the idols are taken out in a procession in the village of Puttaparthi, amidst joyous celebration by the villagers.)

Loving Sairams.