I received a mail from Sai Family Member residing in Australia Parvathi Kumar regarding Gurupoornima Festival celebrated at Shirdi Sai Sansthan Melbourne, Australia and requested me to publish on the blog.
I am sending you the write up of Gurupoornima celebration at our mandir, please publish along with the photos which I have sent, Thanks heaps….
The Guru Purnima celebrations of the Shirdi Sai Sansthan Melbourne was conducted at our Sai Mandir in Melbourne on the 18th July 2008 and it was a great success. The event was attended by a record crowd of more than 600 devotees. The program started from 9.00 am with Kakad Aarthi. Followed by Abhishek of Baba and Madhyan Aarthi and delicious prasad. About 75 devotees were present in the morning. We had some bhajans and playing of Hanuman Chalisa in the afternoon. The evening’s program started with Dhoop Aarthi. After this the Satyanarayana puja was performed in the Community Hall, which was sponsored by about 35 devotees and witnessed by more than 150 devotees. This was a very good move, as it allowed us to perform the Abhishek for Baba (in the mandir) and also allow for the public darshan for the large number of devotees (which means a lot for them on this important occassion). We even managed to have a group of singers who kept the large group enthralled. This was followed by the Shej Aarthi. The whole evening’s program was concluded by the Mahaprasad. Thanks to Baba and the large group of volunteers we were able to feed all of the devotees. It is mainly due to the support and hard work of the large group of volunteers (some known and some unknown), the event was a success.
May Baba bless them for this.
Jai Sai Ram