Sai Ram Dear National Presidents,
Please pass on this communication regarding an informative program by the Zonal Vedas and Sacred Chants Committee

Sairam Dear All,

Sixty years ago, on the third day of the Dasara Festival (October 01, 1962), the first Veda Purusha Yajna was inaugurated by our Lord Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. In the discourse delivered on that auspicious occasion, Swami declared:

“My task comprises protection of Vedas (Veda samrakshana), fostering Vedic scholars (vidwath poshana), and establishment of righteousness (dharmasthapana). All three are interdependent. Fostering Vedic scholars helps both the Vedas and dharma, so I assure them that their scholarship and sincerity will not go unrewarded. The era of neglect has ended”.

Swami’s message to the devotees who wished to be part of this Vedic revival was, “Veda belongs to those who crave it, who know its value, who are afflicted with an insatiable thirst for it, who desire to practise it, and who are eager to derive the joy and calm that it can impart.”  

It is the wish of the Sri Sathya Sai Global Council, Zone 1, to keep this flame lit by Swami long ago alive in this part of the world. In this regard, Vedic Prayers and Yajnas are being organized between November 3rd to the 5th this year in Trinidad, by the members of Sri Sathya Sai Global Council, Trinidad and Tobago. As a prelude to this program, a discussion on Vedic Prayers and Yajnas is being offered at the Lotus Feet of our Lord during the auspicious occasion of Dasara.

The first part of the conversation will be streamed on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 6:00 PM EST on the Zonal YouTube channel. The second part of the conversation will be streamed on Saturday, October 01, 2022, at 6:00 PM EST.

Please click on the following links to watch the 

In the Service of Sai,
Vedas and Sacred Chants Committee
SSSGC Zone 1

Brief History


Sri Sathya Sai Baba was born in Puttaparthi on Nov 23, 1926 – an auspicious Monday in the lunar month of Kartika, when Lord Shiva is especially adored.

His Life
Sri Sathya Sai Baba was born in Puttaparthi on Nov 23, 1926 – an auspicious Monday in the lunar month of Kartika, when Lord Shiva is especially adored. He was given the name Sathyanarayana Raju. What intrigued His mother Easwaramma, most was the unbounded compassion her little Sathya had particularly for the poor and downtrodden. Even as a toddler, He insisted that the beggar at the door be served well in spite of their own limited means and would often give His own share to the needy. When He began school, His playmates were inspired by His ability to lead them to be socially responsible, spiritually aware, endowed with individual and national character. His friends were often fascinated by His extraordinary powers of creating things out of thin air, knowing the future, deep understanding of scriptural wisdom and so on.
The Childhood

The Raju family of Puttaparthi was noted for its piety since the days of the renowned sage, Venkavadhootha, a saintly ancestor who was looked upon as a Guru in hundreds of villages around. Not only did the family build and endow the Gopalaswami Temple (dedicated to Lord Krishna), but Sri Ratnakaram Kondama Raju, the grandfather of Baba’s physical frame, dedicated a temple to Sathyabhama, consort of Lord Krishna, a deity to whom this type of homage is seldom offered in any part of India. Peasants by vocation, they were known for their musical and dramatic talent and were much involved in the propagation of the sacred scriptures through village plays and musicals. Consequently, the family was given the name ‘Bhat Raju’ (Bhat – priest)

The Advent

23rd of November, 1926, the Hindu year of Akshaya, meaning, the Never-declining, the Ever-full. It was the time of sunrise and the villagers were chanting the names of Lord Shiva, remembering that the day was Karthika Somavara, a Monday of the Holy Month of Karthika, devoted to the puja (worship) of Shiva. That day was made even more auspicious for Shiva worship because the ascendant star was Ardra (the star of Shiva). On this day, when these rare and propitious signs came together, the people thronged the temples of the Lord to offer special pujas and pray for His benediction.

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