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Easwaramma Day Celebrations at Brindavan: 6th May, 2004.

May 6th every year, is celebrated as Easwaramma Day, in honour of the saintly lady who was blessed to be the mother to the Avatar of the Kali age. Easwaramma was very fond of children and was one of the pioneers of the Bal Vikas movement. Hence this day is also celebrated as Bal Vikas Day.

This year, the celebrations were organised in the picturesque lawns of Trayee Brindavan, Bhagawan’s residence at Bangalore. The cool and pleasant morning and the beautiful surroundings made for a wonderful setting for the Bal Vikas students and teachers from the city of Bangalore and devotees assembled there.

Sri Jaipreet Singh speaks Bhagawan first granted Darshan from the balcony of His residence at around 8.15 a.m. A little while later, Bhagawan emerged from the main door, to the singing of Bhajans by Bal Vikas students. The day’s programme commenced with a Vedic invocation. Bhagawan then graciously permitted two students of the MBA course at the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning to address the gathering.

The first speaker, Sri Jaipreet Singh, chose to speak on the motherly aspect of Bhagawan that melts at theThe Balcony Darshan suffering of His devotees. Next to speak was Sri Sanjay Mahalingam. He narrated various incidents from the life of Mother Easwaramma that demonstrate the qualities of simplicity, compassion and love that she embodied. Her glorious earthly career culminated in an equally glorious manner on 6th May, 1972. The Mother had just partaken of her breakfast and was resting. Suddenly, she called out to Swami and Swami responded, Vosthunnanu,Vosthunnanu (I am coming, I am coming), and thus she breathed her last with name of the Lord on her lips. It is only a fortunate few who remember the Lord’s name in their last moments and this, Sri Mahalingam said, was the fruit of a life of piety and devotion.

The Divine Message Then Bhagawan delivered His Discourse in which he recounted how three small wishes of Easwaramma had today taken the form of the magnificent Super-speciality hospitals, the educational institutions and the mammoth water supply project. He praised the devotion of the students and the spirit of service which they exhibited wherever they went. He said that the bond of love between them was so intimate that the students cannot live without Swami, and Swami too cannot keep Himself away from them. He concluded His Discourse by saying that it is the primary duty of children to respect their parents and obey their commands.

The programme concluded with arati being offered to Bhagawan and later prasadam was distributed to all the devotees.

Jai Sai Ram.


Volume - 2 Issue - 11 Radiosai Journal - PSN 2004