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Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
Gandhi was teaching the aspect of non-violence to people in many ways. The meaning of Ahimsa is that neither in thought, word or deed, should you cause harm to anybody. Gandhi took a vow that till the end of his life, he will follow this. The only way in which one can take the path of Ahimsa is to recognise the oneness of the Atma that is present in all living beings and regard them all as equal."
Avatar Declaration Day
20th October every year is celebrated as the Avatar Declaration Day. It is on this historically significant day in the year 1940 that the young lad Sathyanarayana Raju revealed to the world His Divine identity and the glorious mission on which He has come.
To celebrate this landmark event in Baba's life, the Avatar Declaration Day is celebrated every year with devotion and gratitude.
Navratri / Dasara
The Dasara festival is celebrated for 10 days. During the first three days the Goddess Durga (Kali) is invoked to kill the demons that reflect negative tendencies within man. During the next three days, Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped to cultivate the Divine qualities and wealth such as love, kindness, devotion, patience, endurance, non-violence, etc., which are within man. Goddess Saraswati is worshipped during the next three days as the final stage in man's spiritual evolution, so that Divinity may manifest through study of the scriptures and constant reflection and meditation. After these three stages are gone through in life, the last day Vijaya Dasami Day indicates the transcendence of the ego.
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.
Antwerp, Belgium - appearing as reflection in window
Picture taken end of December 2012