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Sri Sathya Sai Baba 96th Birthday Celebrations- SSSGC Zone1

Sai Ram Dear National Presidents,   With Swami’s grace, the zonal team cordially invites everyone to join the 96th Birthday Celebrations of our Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba on Saturday, November 20th 2021.   The Zone1 of SSSGC feels extremely blessed to celebrate His Birthday with the following agenda (flyer attached):   When: Saturday, November 20, 2021 Time: 6 PM EST, …

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Avatar Declaration Day Celebrations by Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Scarborough – October 20, 2021

Sai Ram Dear SSSGC Devotees, Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Scarborough will be celebrating Avatar Declaration Day on Wednesday October 20, 2021 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please see the attached flyer for the program details.  In Loving Sai Service, Sister Darshini  Sai Ram, Aruna Suvendran,  National President, SSSGC Zone1 Canada https://www.sssgc-zone1.org/ https://www.sssgc-usa.org/ …

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SSSGC Zone 1-Dasara Celebrations Oct 8 to 14 from 9:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST

Sai Ram Dear National Presidents, With Swami’s grace, SSSGC Zone1 Vedas and Sacred Chants committee is inviting all the devotees to participate in the Seven Days of Vedic Worship as part of the Dasara festival and seek Bhagawan’s grace. Please see the flyer for details. Kindly share this email with all the Sai Centers/ Groups in …

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Awake, Unite, and Inspire-Dr. Shashank Shah, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 7: 00 PM – EST

Sai Ram!  With Swami’s grace, the SSSGC-West Indies team invites us all to an inspiring program titled “Awake, Unite, and Inspire”. Please see the flyer for more information.    Program Title: Awake, Unite, and Inspire  Speaker: Dr. Shashank Shah  When: Tuesday, September 21, 2021  Time: 7: 00 PM – EST  Where: Zoom meeting-  Meeting ID: …

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Awake, Unite, and Inspire- talk by Sri. Jandhyala Girish

Sai Ram Dear SSSGC Members,    With Swami’s grace, the SSSGC-West Indies team invites us all to an inspiring program titled “Awake, Unite, and Inspire”. Please see the flyer for more information.    Program Title: Awake, Unite, and Inspire  Speaker: Sri. Jandhyala Girish  When: Tuesday, September 7, 2021  Time: 7: 00 PM – EST  Where: …

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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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