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
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
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.
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.