Upcoming/Current Events - April

14 April

Tamil New Year

The New Year's Day of the Tamilians (people belonging to the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu) usually falls on the 14th or 15th of April every year. Devotees from Tamil Nadu gather in thousands at Prashanthi Nilayam, where they present a bouquet of cultural programmes.

 

 

15 April

Vishu

Vishu is the New Year's Day of the Keralites (people from the South Indian state of Kerala), which usually falls around 14th or 15th of April every year.
This being a very sacred day for the Keralites, thousands of Malayalam-speaking devotees converge at Prashanthi Nilayam. Traditionally, Keralites celebrate this festival with the most auspicious sight or 'Kani' at the most auspicious time on the morning of the festival day. In the past few years, the Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Kerala has been organizing a 'Sadhana Camp' (Spiritual Retreat) for thousands of youth from all over the state of Kerala.

 

24 April

Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam

 

On April 24th, 2011, our dear Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's physical body has taken rest. But He lives ever so strong in the hearts of every one of us and He is with us, in us, above us, behind us and in front of us always, to protect us, guide us and lead us to salvation.
The Samadhi (resting place) is at Sai Kulwanth Hall, Puttaparthi, India.
From out of the example of our Mother Sai , it is now up to our instruments to proceed with our mission.

 

29 April

Buddha Poornima

The day of Vaisakh Purnima, which usually falls in the month of May, is considered most sacred by Buddhists all over the world. This day is significant for three reasons. It was on this day that Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was born as Prince Siddhartha at Lumbini in Nepal in 560 B.C. It is also the day when He attained enlightenment at Gaya in India, after years of search and enquiry into the causes and remedy for sorrow in the world. Thereafter, Siddhartha came to be known as Buddha, or the Enlightened one. He preached that desires are at the root of all sorrow and hence advocated the path of right conduct and the right use of senses as the way to enlightenment. This auspicious day is observed as Buddha Purnima with reverence and piety.

 

 

Manifestations of Swami's Omnipresence

On April 24th, 2011, our dear Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's physical body has taken rest. But He lives ever so strong in the hearts of every one of us and He is with us, in us, above us, behind us, & in front of us always, to protect us, guide us and lead us to salvation.
The Samadhi (resting place) is at Sai Kulwanth Hall, Puttaparthi, India.
From out of the example of our Mother Sai , it is now up to our instruments to proceed with our mission.
Being out of His physical form, Swami is now showing Himself all over the world to His devotees, appearing in various manifestations.
India...


India, Puttaparthi


Antwerp, Belgium - appearing as reflection in window
Picture taken end of December 2012