Aum Sri Sai Ram
This morning the UK Boys Grama Seva group started their day at 4.40AM. The group met at 4.40AM at N6 for Suprabhatam and morning session with Puppet Sir. Immediately after the morning session with Puppet Sir, group went to Sai Kulwant hall for Divine darshans and Pradakshana. They did a final Pradakshana of the mandir for the last day of their Grama Seva, on this auspicious day that is Durgashtami.
This was the fifth day of the Yagna in Poornachandra hall, which they attended before attending the Ayudh puja of Swami's cars and Golden Chariot. Today was also the Divine Declaration Day; 75 years to the day when Sri Sathya Sai Baba declared that he was an Avatar.
As the group embarked for the village to give out Swami's prasadam to each house, they were reminded of the immensity of the project. Over the course of eight days, 50,000 saris and dhotis would be given to households, along with approximately 40,000 ladoos and food packets per day. These are truly astounding numbers and show the enormity of the task in hand, demonstrating Swami's principle of love in action.
The group attended a talk by Puppet Sir after returning to Prasanthi Nilayam. On Divine Declaration Day, he spoke to the audience about some of his experiences with Swami, in particular on the topics of compassion and purity.
After having Swami's prasadam for lunch, the group practiced with Sister Roopa and the artists from the UK ahead of their programme that is to be held on Dussehra day.
During the evening darshan, Dr Mohan Garu spoke to the devotees in Sai Kulwant Hall in Telugu about Saraswati tatva, with anecdotes from the Ramayana and Mahabharata.
The group then had dinner at western canteen in the ashram and ended the lovely day.