Special Aradhana Mahotsavam Event in South Africa

On 24th April 2016, more than 10,000 Sathya Sai devotees flocked to Chatsworth Stadium in Durban, South Africa, to participate in a Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam event, a day of remembering Sathya Sai Baba. The day commenced with the procession of a golden chariot, following the tradition of Prasanthi Nilayam. After the opening ceremonies, distinguished guests shared messages of love. The Guest of Honour, the Honourable Senzo Mchunu, Premier of the province of KwaZulu-Natal, referred to the white dress of SSIO members as signifying purity and goodness. In an inspiring speech, he encouraged everyone Read More

Aradhana Mahotsavam in Italy

In observance of Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam, 30 volunteers from various Sathya Sai Centres and Groups in the Emilia Romagna-Marche-Toscana regions offered hot meals on 24th April 2016 to more than 120 needy people. Lunch and dinner were both served at a soup kitchen in Faenza, in the province of Ravenna, Emilia Romagna, where Sathya Sai volunteers have served hot meals for more than 17 years. Additionally, 150 double packets of food and 108 hygiene kits were distributed to families selected by the local government agency for social services, and 25 extra packets of food were distributed to large families. The Mayor of Faenza personally called the President of the local Sathya Sai Centre to thank them for the selfless service.

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Aradhana Mahotsavam in Romania

The Romanian Sathya Sai group has been in existence for more than 25 years. To observe Sathya Sai Baba’s life and message this year, a small group of Romanian Sathya Sai devotees held regular weekly devotional music sessions. In addition, every morning, before work, they held a short meeting invoking Sathya Sai Baba’s presence and guidance. The group thus gained a deeper understanding of the importance of their spiritual practice, and better appreciated Sathya Sai Baba’s eternal and universal message. They were thankful for the time spent with Bhagawan and for all He has given.

Meals for the Homeless in Stockholm

The Stockholm Centre held bhajans on 23rd April 2016. Afterwards, eight SSIO members prepared vegetarian meals for the homeless. On 24th April, six volunteers served lunch to homeless people at the non-profit association, Ny Gemenskap. The simple meal of salad and pasta was enjoyed by many guests who returned for seconds and asked for food to be packed for taking with them.