Sathya Sai Baba Birthday Celebration Preparations

Sathya Sai Baba Birthday Celebration Preparations

Sahasra Poorna Chandra Darshanam There is a tremendous interest that has been generated by the Sahasra PoornaChandra Darshanam that is to begin on the 15th of November. And why not? For has not the Lord Himself undertaken to perform this Yajnam?

The Sahasra Poorna Chandra Darshanam stands as a joyous confluence signifying the completion of 82 years in the divine mission of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai. Sahasra chandra darshanam refers to seeing 1000 full moons in ones life. With a full moon in every month, we have 12 full months every year and with a subsequent inclusion of the extended months; we would have 1000 full moons in 82 years.

The nine planets take 120 years to complete a cycle. Astrology assigns 120 years to human life. at the age of 60, people conduct UGRA RATHA SHANTI seeking Divine benediction, popularly known as Shashti Poorthi. When one crosses 70 years of age BHEEMA RATHA SHANTI would be held in honour of “Bheema ratha”, Shiva the embodiment of time. When one reaches 82 years of age, Sahasra Chandradarshanam would be celebrated. Vedas refer to this as “ASEETIDVAYAM” and hence it is also called as Vedayushya.

Traditionally, what happens during this Sahasra Chandra Darshanam? A person completing this age would be given ceremonial showers and would be adorned with new clothes. Vedic hymns would be recited by the vedic scholars. A holy vessel signifying the Lord Lakshminarayana, flanked by sun and moon- the symbols of flow of time, would be installed on either side and worshipped subsequently. The holy water collected in the kalasham would then be vitalized with Vedic hymns using different kinds of leaves namely mango, peepal, banyan etc. The presiding deities of the nine planets would then be pleased through a sacrifice.

After this holy ablutions would be given to Lord Shiva accompanied by the recitation of the Namakam and Chamakam. The person completing 82 years would then be made to occupy a prominent throne. He would be given a bath with holy waters from all the sacred rivers along with many other precious gems etc. Subsequently all the Vedic scholars would be honored with generous gifts. This generosity is believed to wash away all the sins and grant liberation. The mere sight of the person who undertakes this Vedic exercise is believed to confer immense good fortune. Generally the great grandsons would organize and conduct this ritual in celebration of their great grandfather completing 82 years of age. The whole ritual is undertaken for ones own benefit.

But today we are going to witness this holy ritual being organized and conducted by an incarnation to bring upon peace and happiness in the world. The purity of human expression makes the grandeur of this spectacle impossible to comprehend. Sages of the yore have transformed themselves as His great grandsons to conduct this ritual. Chandra- the moon signifies coolness and acts as a source of joy to all the worlds. In Krita yuga the mighty king who upheld the truth came to be called as “Satya Harishchandra”. In Treta the Lord was called as “Sree Rama Chandra”. In Dwapara He was addressed as “Krishna Chandra” and today the same lord has witnessed thousand moons and is extolled as “Sathya Sai Chandra”. The effulgence of this “Sathya Sai Chandra” has blessed every nook and corner of the world.

The installation of Holy vessels in this case has taken place long ago. With His will He brought the Holy Ganges from the hair locks of Shiva into his own heart and then quenched the thirst of thousands of parched throats. Revitalizing the slumbering lives of rural India and assuring of His grace and support, He has encouraged them to move ahead to touch the horizons of happiness. Blessing thousands of students with the knowledge of the higher Self and sending them forth to this wide world, this unrivalled master of Divine perfection has granted the boon of knowledge and wisdom to the hearts of humanity.

Om Sai Ram
Kumar Mahadevan

Crowds At Puttparthi - Sathya Sai Birthday Celebrations

Crowds At Puttparthi - Sathya Sai Baba Birthday Celebrations 2008

The Much awaited Sahasra Poorna Chandra Darshana Santhi Yagna has started in Prasanthi Nilayam. Swami arrived at the Hill View stadium at 8.40 AM. Swami is expected to come in the MaThe Much awaited Sahasra Poorna Chandra Darshana Santhi Yagna has started in Prasanthi Nilayam. Swami arrived at the Hill View stadium at 8.40 AM. Swami is expected to come in the Magnificent Golden Chariot on the 17th morning.

The Full Programme for the 3 days is given below :

FULL PROGRAMME of Sahasra Poorna Chandra Darshana Santhi Mahotsavam Festitivies at the Sri Sathya Sai Hill View Stadium.

15-11-2008
7:30 a.m. Grand Opening
8:40 a.m. Arrival of Bhagawan
1:00 p.m. Yajnam
3:30 p.m. Yajnam
6:00 p.m. Cultural Programme – Vocal Concert by Priya Sisters

16-11-2008
7:30 a.m. Yajnam
9:30 a.m. Arrival of Bhagawan
1:00 p.m. Yajnam
3:30 p.m. Yajnam
6:00 p.m. Cultural Programme – Vocal Concert by Malladi Brothers

17-11-2008
7:30 a.m. Yajnam
9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
“Sri Sathya Sai Suvarna Ratha Darshana Utsavam”

Golden Chariot Procession In the Presence of His Holiness
Sri Sri Sri Dr. Shivakumara Swamigalu, Head of Sri Siddaganga Muth, Tumkur
Sri Jagadguru Madhwacharya Mahasamsthana Pejawara Mathadeesha H.H.Sri Vishwesha Tirtha
Sri Sri Sri 1008 Sri Sushameendra Thirtha Sri Padulavaru
Sri Jagadguru Kanchi Kamakoti Peetadhipathi Sri Jayendra Swaraswathi Swamigal
Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, Suttur Mutt
Pujya Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji
Sri Sri Rangapriya Mahadesika Sri Sri
Sri Sakthiamma, Sripuram, Golden Temple, Sri Narayani Pitham

10:00 a.m. Poornahuthi
10:30 a.m. Benedictory Addresses
10:45 a.m. Divine Discourse – Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

5:30 p.m. Arrival of Bhagawan
Sri Rukmini Kalyanam Cultural Programme – Ms. Mahalakshmi Iyer & Troupe
6:30 p.m. “Grand Finale”
6:45 p.m. “Maha Mangalarathi

Om Sai Ram
Kumar Mahadevan

Crowds At Puttaparthi - Sathya Sai Baba Birthday Celebrations

Crowds At Puttaparthi - Sathya Sai Baba Birthday Celebrations 2008

Om Sairam dear Sai family,
It was a beautiful morning and the day of the most auspicious occassion of Sahasra Poorna Chandra darshana Shanthi Mahotsavam was full of joy and contentment. The stage was all set for the most auspicious event. the crowd started getting into the stadium as early as 5am and by the time Swami arrived the stadium was almost full. The crowd may double in the coming days.

The preists and the students selected for Veda Chanting with the learnt preists arrived on stage around 8am and the Ganapathi Prarthana began…

Swami came to the Hill View stadium, as the sun was just up and as the clock showed 8:40am. Swami came in His usual Toyota Porte car straight away got on the stage with the help of a specially designed lift..There were fire works on the hill top near the statue of Lord Hanuman. 3 huge screens were arranged for devotees sitting far to see the happenings on the stage..

Swami stayed for the whole morning session and overlooked all the rituals, not forgetting the thousands gathered to have a glimpse of our beloved Lord.. Swami came on all corners of stage, for quite sometime, for the devotees to have a heartful darshan and dip in the ocean of bliss.

Swami around 10:30am asked for Arathi and it was announced by Prof.Anil Kumar that there would be cultural programme in Sai Kulwanth Hall. a vocal concert by Priya sisters.

Tomorrow’s programme will commense at 7:30am and the much awaited Suvarna Ratha Darshana Utsavam (Swami coming in His golden chariot ) will be on 17th november after 9am…

So stay tuned to Puttaparthi, to our Lord Sai…

With loving pranams at the lotus feet of our beloved Lord.
R.Satish Naik from Puttaparthi
Jai Sai Ram
satish Naik

Also see:
Setting the Stage for the Sahasra Poorna Chandra Darshana Shanti Mahotsavam (Pictures)
83rd Birthday Celebrations Special Homepage

11 Responses

  1. sahasra chandra darsanam of Bhagavan Sri Satya sai baba is a really great and unique event. I wish I should have been there. But only people whom Baba wishes to come to prasanthinilayam can only come. My padanamaskarams to Bhagavan Sri Satya sai baba.
    kpremachand

  2. Happy Birthday to respected and dear baba

    sadar pranam

    long live baba

    from bhopal mp

  3. Om Sairam dear saibhagavan,

    I have been staying far from India and living with all your blessings . I wish to visit to take a virtual darshan of Bhagvan sairam and awaiting for the command to visit and pray a darshan. Not sure when that will happen.

    Sairam
    Govinda Raju Mamidi & Family

  4. Happy Birth-day Bhagvan Sri. Sathya Sai Baba
    I pray Him to be with us for years to come and we
    celebrate His Birth-days.

  5. My lord, Bhagwan, Ishwar, Swami everthying please accept my pranam charna sparsh and i would like to wish you many many happy returns of the day happy birthday swami sai ram from nottingham uk
    om sai sri sai jai jai sai sri Sathya sai ram

  6. DEAR BABA,

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART !!!

    EXACTLY ONE MONTH MORE – AND I WILL CELEBRATE A FULL MATURITY (18 years) FROM THE NIGHT WHEN YOU FOUND ME AT THE PRISON.

    YOUR LOVE IS SO TENDERLY AND YOUR LESSONS ARE SO GREAT. EVEN THOUGH YOU PERMIT ME TO GO UP AND DOWN … MY HEART KNOWS YOU AND ALWAYS JUST BLESSES YOU, LOVING YOU WARMLY.

    I CAN HEAR YOUR JOYFUL LAUGHTER. I AM HAPPY, TOO.

    YOU MADE ME SO MANY MIRACLES, AND THE BIGGEST OF THEM IS THAT I AM STILL ALIVE !

    Please, allow me and bless me to always love you this way, as I love you now . ALWAYS, DEAR BABA !

    OM JAI SAI RAM !

    БЛАГОСИЉАМ ТЕ ЦЕЛИМ СРЦЕМ !

    БРАНКА / Branka

  7. Saibaba is a lord, and above all. He is the supreme knowledge holder. He is supreme Rich and supreme powerfull and a supreme friend.

  8. To our Beloved Baba..
    What can we wish for the lord almighty who’s beyond birth and death..the lords birthday’s are for us ,he who is the immortal ruler of the world..to him we salute infinite times…
    On your birthday Baba ..May we always strive to earn your grace,may you guide us and protect us all along life’s treacherous paths.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BELOVED BABA

  9. heartful birthday wishes to bhagawan sri sathya sai baba …………..!!!

  10. happy birthday sai ram..
    ur blessings r needed only to run d world and our lives
    thank u

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