Sai Ram all,

Please see the email below from Dr. Axay Kalathia, Chair, SSSGC Zone1 about the Green Team website offering.

Sai Sravan

Chair, SSSGC Zone 1 Media Committee

From: Axay Kalathia
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2021 7:26 AM
Subject: Green Team Website- 96th Birthday Gift Offering


Nature, is verily, God’s vesture,

A gift from God for our pleasure,

The time has come for us to nurture,

Let’s join hands in this noble venture,

As our Green Team unfolds in small measure,

Step by step, let’s make change to be one with Mother Nature.




The Zone 1 Environmental Committee, the Green Team, on this day, the 96th Birthday of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, would like to invite all of you to join us in Nurturing Nature and merging in its glory. Every step we take in our daily lives we consciously dedicate to Mother Earth, look out for exciting events throughout the year as we all stride towards an environmentally sustainable Green future with Swami’s grace.


Please visit our website at or contact us at“>



In the Loving Service of Sai,


Zonal Green Team – Nurturing Nature

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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