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6 April

Ugadi

Ugadi is the New Year's Day for the people of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. While this festival is known as Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, the same is celebrated as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra. It falls generally in the month of March.
According to the Hindu Calendar, Ugadi is celebrated on the first day of the bright fortnight ('Shukla Paksha') of the first month ('Chaitra') in the first season of the year i.e., spring ('Vasanta'). This day is celebrated as the New Year Day in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. While it is called Ugadi or Yugadi in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, it is celebrated as Gudi Padva in Maharashtra. The word 'Ugadi' is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Yugadi', which means 'beginning of a new Yuga or era'. Legend has it that this was the day on which Lord Krishna shed His body, signalling the end of the Dwapara Yuga and the commencement of the Kali Yuga. It is also believed that Brahma created the universe on this day.

 

13 April

Rama Navami

Sri Rama Navami is the festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Sri Rama, the Avatar of the Treta age.
It falls in the 'Chaitra' month in the Shukla Paksha Navami (ninth day of the bright fortnight) of the Hindu lunar calendar. Lord Rama is revered as being the very embodiment of Dharma (righteousness) and one whose life serves as an ideal for all mankind. The Ramayana, an epic poem composed by sage Valmiki on the life of Lord Rama, is one of the sacred scriptures of the Hindu religion.

 

14 April

Tamil New Year

The New Year's Day of the Tamilians (people belonging to the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu) usually falls on the 14th or 15th of April every year. Devotees from Tamil Nadu gather in thousands at Prashanthi Nilayam, where they present a bouquet of cultural programmes.


15 April

Vishu
Vishu is the New Year's Day of the Keralites (people from the South Indian state of Kerala), which usually falls around 14th or 15th of April every year. This being a very sacred day for the Keralites, thousands of Malayalam-speaking devotees converge at Prashanthi Nilayam. Traditionally, Keralites celebrate this festival with the most auspicious sight or 'Kani' at the most auspicious time on the morning of the festival day. In the past few years, the Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Kerala has been organizing a 'Sadhana Camp' (Spiritual Retreat) for thousands of youth from all over the state of Kerala.

 

21 April

Easter

Happy Eastern

Do not contemplate on death; it is just an incident in life.
Contemplate on God who is the Master of all life.

 

 

24 April

Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam
On April 24th, 2011, our dear Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's physical body has taken rest. But He lives ever so strong in the hearts of every one of us and He is with us, in us, above us, behind us and in front of us always, to protect us, guide us and lead us to salvation.
The Samadhi (resting place) is at Sai Kulwanth Hall, Puttaparthi, India.
From out of the example of our Mother Sai , it is now up to our instruments to proceed with our mission.


 

 

Manifestations of Swami's Omnipresence

On April 24th, 2011, our dear Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's physical body has taken rest. But He lives ever so strong in the hearts of every one of us and He is with us, in us, above us, behind us, & in front of us always, to protect us, guide us and lead us to salvation.
The Samadhi (resting place) is at Sai Kulwanth Hall, Puttaparthi, India.
From out of the example of our Mother Sai , it is now up to our instruments to proceed with our mission.
Being out of His physical form, Swami is now showing Himself all over the world to His devotees, appearing in various manifestations.
India...


India, Puttaparthi


Antwerp, Belgium - appearing as reflection in window
Picture taken end of December 2012