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Updated: Oct 7, 2023

Your Connection to Prasanthi Nilayam

SAI INSPIRES Zone 1 Bulletin October 05, 2023


What is a Bhajan?

A bhajan is a devotional song, typically sung in a call-and-response format, to express reverence, devotion, and identification with the divine. Sri Sathya Sai has taught that loving vibrations charge the atmosphere when engaged in group singing of the names of the Lord. This powerful activity opens and expands the heart and ultimately helps to transcend the mind for both the singers and listeners. It induces one to experience the Truth, Beauty, and Goodness of one’s own Divine Self.

What has Sri Sathya Sai said about Bhajans?

“During community singing divine vibrations emerge sanctifying the whole atmosphere. The same result cannot be expected when one sings alone. Community singing promotes unity which leads to purity and divinity. Today there is no unity, purity or divinity. What mankind needs today is unity based on the spiritual oneness of humanity.”

December 18, 1994

“Let your whole life be a bhajan. Believe that God is everywhere at all times, and derive strength, comfort and joy by singing His glory in His presence. Let melody and harmony surge up from your hearts and let all take delight in the Love that you express through that song.”

November 14, 1976

What are Prasanthi Mandir Bhajans?

The bhajans sung in Prasanthi Nilayam, the epicenter of the Sri Sathya Sai Mission and Organization, have always held a unique place in the hearts of devotees, transcending mere musical expression. These devotional songs, which are an integral part of daily life in the ashram at the mandir in Sai Kulwant Hall, are a source of inspiration throughout the world. They hold a universal appeal, as they transcend linguistic and cultural barriers. This inclusivity promotes the idea that all paths to the divine are valid and captures the essence of spirituality, which is the oneness in diversity. The bhajan sessions at Prasanthi Nilayam draw people from around the world, with diverse backgrounds, fostering a sense of unity and social harmony.

What are Prasanthi Mandir Bhajans?

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