Sai Ram Dear SSSGC Center Presidents and VPs-USA, Canada, and WI,
Please see the email below from our National YA advisors.
Kindly forward this email (with two attachments) to all the Young Adults in your center and encourage them to attend the virtual town hall meeting.
Sai Ram,
Sai Sravan
From: Ketan Kharod <advisor.yam@sssgc-usa.org>
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 10:13 AM
To: Geeta Reid <advisor.yaf@sssgc-usa.org>; Ketan Kharod <advisor.yam@sssgc-usa.org>; Axay Kalathia <chair@sssgc-zone1.org>; Balu Karanam <president@sssgc-usa.org>; Sumana Murali <education@sssgc-usa.org>; Dhurjati Mudigonda <devotion@sssgc-usa.org>; Giridhar Jeedigunta <service@sssgc-usa.org>; Admin SSSGC USA <admin@sssgc-usa.org>; Sri Jeevaprakash <vp@sssgc-usa.org>
Subject: Virtual Town Hall w/ Sai YAs (8/15) + Update (Please read & forward)

Sai Ram, dear Sai YAs!
Please circulate this email with attachments to ALL Young Adults and Young Advisors.

With Swami’s grace, the SSSGC – USA YA Advisors, Geeta Reid and Ketan Kharod, are inviting you to an important Town Hall meeting to answer questions, hear concerns, and share ideas about the Sai YA movement going forward.  Please see the attached flyer for further details, and please help us spread the word to all interested Sai YAs across the USA, Canada, and West Indies.

Topic: SSSGC Zone1 YAs Town Hall Meeting
Time: Aug 15, 2021 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US/Canada/West Indies)
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Meeting ID: 997 4352 0276
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NOTE:  The attached August 8, 2021 letter from the YA advisors has been updated to correct the links to the YA nomination forms. (KUK)

Sai Ram,
National YA advisors.

Brief History

About

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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