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Sri Sathya Sai Human Values: Practical Application Course

From: Axay Kalathia <chair@sssgc-zone1.org>Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 1:08 PMSubject: Sri Sathya Sai Human Values: Practical Application CourseTo: Balu Karanam <president@sssgc-usa.org>, Aruna Suvendran <president@sssgc-canada.org>, Krishna Ramoutar <president.trinidad@sssgc-wi.org>, Sri Jeevaprakash <vp@sssgc-usa.org>, Kumuthini Coomarasamy <vp@sssgc-canada.org>, Malla Singh <vp.trinidad@sssgc-wi.org> Sai Ram Dear National Presidents, Please forward this announcement regarding the much asked for second course after the …

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SSSGC Medical Camp – Prasanthi Nilayam

From: Axay Kalathia <chair@sssgc-zone1.org>Date: Sat, Aug 13, 2022 at 8:15 AMSubject: Fwd: SSSGC Medical Camp – Prasanthi NilayamTo: Aruna Suvendran <president@sssgc-canada.org>, Balu Karanam <president@sssgc-usa.org>, Krishna Ramoutar <president.trinidad@sssgc-wi.org>, Sri Jeevaprakash <vp@sssgc-usa.org>, Malla Singh <vp.trinidad@sssgc-wi.org>, Kumuthini Coomarasamy <vp@sssgc-canada.org> Sai Ram Dear National Presidents, Please forward this wonderful opportunity to serve in Prasanthi,  available to all members. Early …

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“Sai Jeevan” series: “A Healthy Mouth is a Healthy Body”

From: Axay Kalathia <chair@sssgc-zone1.org>Date: Mon, Sep 19, 2022 at 9:32 PMSubject: “Sai Jeevan” series: “A Healthy Mouth is a Healthy Body”To: Balu Karanam <president@sssgc-usa.org>, Krishna Ramoutar <president.trinidad@sssgc-wi.org>, Aruna Suvendran <president@sssgc-canada.org>, Sri Jeevaprakash <vp@sssgc-usa.org>, Kumuthini Coomarasamy <vp@sssgc-canada.org>, Malla Singh <vp.trinidad@sssgc-wi.org> Sai Ram Dear National Presidents, Please forward the attached flyer from the Zonal Medical Committee regarding …

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Trinidad Program Invitation- 3rd – 5th November, 2022, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Siewdass Road, Freeport, Trinidad

From: Axay Kalathia <chair@sssgc-zone1.org>Date: Sun, Sep 4, 2022 at 12:26 PMSubject: Trinidad Program InvitationTo: Krishna Ramoutar <president.trinidad@sssgc-wi.org>, Balu Karanam <president@sssgc-usa.org>, Aruna Suvendran <president@sssgc-canada.org>, Sri Jeevaprakash <vp@sssgc-usa.org>, Kumuthini Coomarasamy <vp@sssgc-canada.org> Sai Ram Dear National Presidents, Please forward this invitation from the Sri Sathya Sai Global Council of Trinidad and Tobago for two most sacred events: Loving, …

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Contributions to SaiLights Magazine-Volume 4

From: Axay Kalathia <chair@sssgc-zone1.org>Date: Wed, Sep 7, 2022 at 8:05 AMSubject: Contributions to SaiLights MagazineTo: Balu Karanam <president@sssgc-usa.org>, Aruna Suvendran <president@sssgc-canada.org>, Krishna Ramoutar <president.trinidad@sssgc-wi.org>, Sri Jeevaprakash <vp@sssgc-usa.org>, Kumuthini Coomarasamy <vp@sssgc-canada.org>, Malla Singh <vp.trinidad@sssgc-wi.org> Sai Ram Dear National Presidents, Please forward this message: Loving Sairams to All!  I hope you have all had a chance to …

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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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