From: Sai Sravan Cherukuri <;
Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2022 10:24 AM
Subject: Launch of Sri Sathya Sai Awareness Course-updated information


Sai Ram Dear National Presidents,
Please share the updated information with all the members:
  1. Please see the attached updated flyer
  2. Class timing: 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 1:00 to 2:30 PM ET
  3. Teaser video: 

Sai Ram,
Sai Sravan

From: Axay Kalathia <;
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2022 7:29 PM
Subject: Launch of Sri Sathya Sai Awareness Course


Sai Ram Dear National Presidents,


Please forward this amazing opportunity to all members: 


How many of us wish we had the opportunity to be a student at the Sri Sathya Sai University?  With Swami’s grace and the efforts of the SSSGC Zone 1 Educational Programs Committee, both Young Adults and Seniors now have the chance to participate in a course modeled after the most important course required for all Sai Students:  The Sri Sathya Sai Awareness Course. This 10-week practical, interactive course will delve into the heart of Swami’s teachings, starting with God is, then I am I, and culminating with Love All, Serve All. Discussions will center around practical day to day issues or challenges we face in our daily lives. Eminent leaders in the Sai Community will be guest presenters and facilitators. Small breakout groups will ensure inclusion, intimate participation, and in-depth analysis. The course will culminate with a ceremony and certificates will be presented in Prasanthi Nilayam at the Holy Maha Samadhi. 


To enroll, please fill out the registration form using the link provided in the attached flyer.  Traveling to the ashram for the Pathway to Prasanthi Pilgrimage is encouraged, but not required for participants, as certificates can be placed at the Maha Samadhi on their behalf if they are unable to travel and attend the ceremony. 


In the Service of Sai,


Dr. Raja Rao

Chair, SSSGC Zone 1 Educational Programs Committee

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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