Sai Ram Dear SSSGC Zone1 Center Members,
Please see the email below from our National SSSSE coordinator, Mrs. Sumana Murali.
Here is the link for the YouTube Live session.
Sai Ram,
Sai Sravan

From: Sumana Murali <>;
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 6:58 PM
To: Sumana Murali <>;
Subject: SSSGC-USA|National EC| Aug 14th SSSSE Program Details

Please circulate this email with attachment to ALL SSSSE Teachers, Parents, and Center Members. 


Dear SSSGC Center Education Coordinators, Parents and Teachers, 


Loving Sai Ram. 


May all be well with you and your family. This email comes to you with the flyer for the SSSSE program scheduled for Saturday, August 14th, 7 p.m. ET/4 pm PT. We offer this program at our beloved Swami’s lotus feet as we begin our new year of classes with the children. 


The program is titled Sri Sathya Sai Spiritual Education: A Journey Through Time. The program will be telecast live on YouTube. The attached flyer has the link to join the program and more details you need. Looking forward to your participation on Saturday.

Stay well and enjoy the week.

Sumana Murali
National Education Coordinator, SSSGC-USA

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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