Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam 2015
Sai Ram Dear Sisters and Brothers,
“Naaradha once asked Krishna the secret of the attraction that His flute-play had on the cowherds of Brindhaavan.
“Do they run to you, or do you run to them?” he queried.
“Among us, there is neither I nor they; how can a picture be separated from the cloth on which it is painted? I am imprinted on their hearts so inseparably, so inextricably”, Krishna replied. Have God imprinted on your hearts; be ever so inextricably established in Him—that is My message to you this day.”
Prashaanthi Nilayam, 16-8-68
On Friday, 24th April 2015, we will be commemorating the day Swami reminded us to imprint Him in our hearts and be established in Him.
Titled the Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam, it is a day of celebration to rejoice in the grace that we have been given – to know Swami and to experience Him in myriad ways and forms!
We invite you to join us in this celebration.
We will start the day with the chanting of the Ekadasi Rudram when Rudram is chanted continuously 11 times. In Tamil, “Ru” means “Higher” and “diram” means “path”. Hence “Rudra” means “one who tries to walk the high path”. Let us come together to pray for Our Lord Sai’s Blessings for us to walk in His Divine Path.
We will close the day with bhajan – divine melody. Every bhajan is an offering of love to our Lord, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, and all of us singing together immersed in the love for God is itself akin to receiving divine darshan.
The detailed programme is as follows:
Friday, 24th April 2015.
Sri Ruthra Kaliamman Temple
100 Depot Rd, Singapore 109670
Level 3, (Lift Available, Aircon)
6.00am Omkar, Suprabatham, Veda Chanting
7.30am Ekadasi Rudram (Chanting of Rudram 11 times)
12.00pm Noon Mangala Aarathi
12.30pm Lunch (Level 5)
Prayer Hall (Level 3) will be closed from 1.00pm to 6.45pm
7.00pm Veda Chanting
7.20pm Tibetan Buddhist Chanting
7.50pm Gayathri Chanting
Closing Prayers & Mangala Aarathi
All are welcome.
As many of us will be coming from work, there will be light refreshments from 6.00pm – 7.30pm.
“Every Avatar is an amazing phenomenon. Not to recognise the Avatar is equally a matter for amazement. Even more astonishing is the incapacity to experience the presence of the Avatar. Most astonishing of all is to be in the presence of the Lord and feel miserable. To be in the proximity of the Avatar, to move about with the Avatar, to sing and sport with the Avatar and yet fail to understand the truth of the Avatar is indeed a remarkable phenomenon. When the Avatar principle is understood, you experience real bliss. When you have faith in the Divine, life becomes a victorious journey.”
Discourse on 14-8-1990, Krishna Janmashtami day
Temple Carpark @ Level 1
Depot Lane @ just before temple carpark (1min walk to temple)
Multi-Storey Carpark at Depot Rd, Blk 105, 104C, 108A, Opposite temple (3min walk to temple)
How to get to Sri Ruthra Kaliamman Temple
Public Transport Details
Tiong Bahru MRT station – Bus no 195 from opposite Tiong Bahru Plaza.
Queenstown MRT station – Bus no 195 from along old Police station.
Harbour Front MRT station – Bus no 57 from along Vivo City.
Bus services plying Depot Road – 57, 175, 195 & 408
Nearest Bus Interchange : Bukit Merah
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