Sri Lanka Celebrates Birthday Of Sai Baba

Sri Lanka Celebrates Birthday Of Sai Baba
Colombo, PTI:

Hundreds of devotees celebrated the 83rd birthday of Sri Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi with traditional lighting of lamps, songs and other renditions on the occasion.

The glittering Sai Baba Centre at Colombo witnessed a sea of people on Sunday with the devotees waiting patiently to get a glimpse of the highly decorated Sai Baba’s portraits on his birthday.

At the crack of the dawn, people were seen queuing the centre as the celebrations began at 5 am with recitation from the Omkar, Suprabhatam and Nagarsangeerthan at the venue.

The people sang along with the music from the loud speakers at the centre on the occasion as the celebrations continued through out the day.

A chariot procession was also taken out on the eve of Sai Baba’s birthday on Saturday while people followed the illuminated rath chanting religious hymns.

The global akhanda bhajan (non-stop twenty-four hour devotional singing) was held at Sai Mandir on 8th and 9th November as a prelude to the birthday celebrations of Sai baba.

The Sai Mandir in Colombo also witnessed various functions on the occasion, with religious saints initiating the mangala arathi, veda chanting and omkar bhajan.

The Sivananda Nilayam and the Ramakrishna Mission Hall also hosted religious functions on the occasion.

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