Upcoming Regional Updates – Announcing 2021 Memorial Day Retreat Sadhana Program – Virtual Parthi Pilgrimage

Upcoming Regional Updates – Announcing 2021 Memorial Day Retreat Sadhana Program – Virtual Parthi Pilgrimage

Sairam Dear All,
Hope all is well with Swami’s grace!

Upcoming Regional Updates – Announcing 2021 Memorial Day Retreat Sadhana Program – Virtual Parthi Pilgrimage

Announcing 2021 Memorial Day Retreat Sadhana Program – Virtual Parthi Pilgrimage

Aparna Chitturi <aparna.neelamber@gmail.com&gt;


Tue, Apr 13 at 10:17 PM
Sairam Dear Center Presidents, VPs and Group Leads,
Please share this important announcement with your membership.
Loving Sairam,

“Life is a pilgrimage, where man drags his feet along the rough and thorny road. With the name of God on his lips, he will have no thirst; with the form of God in his heart, he will feel no exhaustion. The company of the holy will inspire him to travel in hope and faith. The assurance that God is within call, that he is ever near, nor is he long in coming, will lend strength to his limbs and courage to his eye.

Remember that with every step, you are nearing God; and God too, takes ten steps toward you when you take one step towards him. There is no stopping place in this pilgrimage; it is one continuous journey, through day and night, through valley and desert; through tears and smiles; through death and birth; through tomb and womb.

When the road ends and the goal is gained, the pilgrim finds that he has traveled only from himself to himself, that the way was long and lonesome, but the God that led him unto it was all the while in him, around him, with him, and beside him! He Himself was always Divine. His yearning to merge in God was but the sea calling to the Ocean! Man loves, because he is Love! He craves for melody and harmony, because He is melody and harmony. He seeks joy, for he is joy. He thirsts for God, for he is composed of God, and he cannot exist without him”– Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol. V111. pp 38-39


Sairam Dear Brothers and Sisters,

With Swami’s immense blessings and inspiration, we are happy to announce a 35-day sadhana (spiritual discipline) program as part of the lead-up to the upcoming Memorial Day online retreat. The goal of the sadhana program is to unite all devotees via this virtual pilgrimage to Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi.

This Pilgrimage will commence on Aradhana Day, April 24th virtually from Tustin, California and travel 11,075 miles (across the Atlantic) leading us to Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi, India on May 28th.

During these 35-days,  each time you complete a distance-based exercise such as running, walking or cycling, you can make it count towards the virtual pilgrimage by setting an intention and by logging your steps on the website. The intention can be set in many ways – chanting the Divine Name, singing a bhajan or listening to Swami’s discourse.

At the end of the pilgrimage, we encourage you to consider giving up an undesirable habit (e.g. eating unhealthy food, judging others etc.,) and to seek Swami’s blessings for replacing it with a good habit.

To join the pilgrimage, registration is mandatory. Register before April 22nd by clicking here. No registrations will be accepted after April 22nd. By registering, you are making a commitment to walk, run or bike every day from April 24th – May 28th. Once we receive your registration, we will assign you to a team. Each team will jointly cover a distance of 317 miles (634,000 steps) per day.

Starting April 24th, please log your steps or miles daily at https://www.challengerunner.com/Signin.

We will combine the miles of all members in a team to track each team’s progress. Towards the end of the journey, if any team is lagging behind, other teams will donate their excess steps / miles to help all of us reach our destination. Remember this is not a race, it is a united offering of love to our dear Lord.

For instructions on registration, click here.

For additional information, please see attached flyer and FAQ.

For questions, email parthi.pilgrimage@gmail.com” style=”mso-line-height-rule: exactly;-ms-text-size-adjust: 100%;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;color: #007C89;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;”>parthi.pilgrimage@gmail.com or call 703-594-7568

Please note that this registration is only for the virtual pilgrimage and not for the retreat.


Loving Sairams,

2021 Virtual Parthi Pilgrimage Team

Download: 2021 Virtual Parthi Pilgrimage FINAL | 2021 Virtual Parthi Pilgrimage FAQ

National Sri Sathya Sai Organization (USA)
Aradhana Mahotsavam – Program and Spiritual Practices

Sairam Dear Center Presidents, Vice Presidents and Group Leads,  

Please share this email with your membership.

Loving Sairam,


Samastha Loka Sukhino Bhavantu 


May all the beings in all the worlds be happy



From: Harish Naidu 
Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:45 AM
To: SSIO-USA All Regional Presidents
Cc: SSIO-USA National OBs; Jack Feely 
Subject: FW: Aradhana Mahotsavam –Program and Spiritual Practices


SaiRam Dear Regional Presidents,


Please share with all devotees in your Regions.






From: Narendranath Reddy 
Sent: Friday, March 19, 2021 10:05 PM
Subject: Aradhana Mahotsavam –Program and Spiritual Practices


Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Om Sri Sai Ram.

We are blessed and fortunate to be part of the sacred, divine mission of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Sathya Sai devotees all over the world observe April 24th as Aradhana Mahotsavam.  

Sri Sathya Sai International Organization is paying homage to Sri Sathya Sai Baba with Global online celebrations of His Life, Message and Works, on April 24th from 6:30 AM PDT to 8:00 AM PDT followed by 24-hours Akhanda Gayatri starting at 8:00 AM PDT. Please check your local time HERE.

In preparation for the Aradhana Mahotsavam, let us intensify our spiritual practices for 30 days from April 1st to April 30th, 2021.

Please see attached a letter and Sutra Vahini (pdf) which are also available along with other details at LINK

Spiritual Practices for Aradhana Mahotsavam

·     Chant the Five Letter Mantra daily: ‘God Is’ (‘Devudunnadu’):

‘God Is’ (‘Devudunnadu,’ in Telugu). Make this your sheet-anchor. If you go on reciting it, thinking over it, acting up to it and conveying it to others, immersing yourself in the bliss of this experience, you will be making the greatest contribution to the welfare of the world… By propagating this mantra you can promote the love of God and the fear of sin among the people. The mantra ‘God is’ can be more powerful than a mantra based on any particular deity’s name.”

Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 19/Ch.14: 21 July 1986


·     Recite these Five Prayers daily:

  1. “I am God; I am not different from God.” Be conscious of this always. Keep it ever in mind. “I am God; I am God. I am not different from God.” Be reminding yourself of this. Pray that you may not fail in this sadhana (spiritual exercise).
  2. “I am the Akhanda Para Brahman (Indivisible Supreme Absolute).” This is the second Truth to be established in the consciousness by unremitting repetition and prayer.
  3. “I am Sath-Chith-Ananda” (Being, Awareness, Bliss).
  4. “Grief and anxiety can never affect me.” Develop this Faith and convince yourselves of this Truth by repeated assurance and prayer.
  5. “I am ever content; fear can never enter me.” Feel thus forever. Pray that this conviction grows stronger and stronger. Exhort yourself, “O self! Utter ‘Om Thath Sath’, ‘Om Thath Sath’ ” the threefold symbol of Brahman.

As the physical body is maintained healthy and strong by the five pranas (vital airs), these five prayers will endow you with the “awareness of Brahman,” which is the same as “the status of Brahman Itself.”

Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 16/Ch.30: 23 November 1983


·     Pray intensely for the welfare of All (Samastha Loka Sukhino Bhavantu):

Pray for the welfare of all. The power of prayer is incalculable. Everyone gathered here should pray every day for the welfare and happiness of all people everywhere. This is true spirituality.

Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 29/Ch 7: 20 March 1996


·     Read daily from Sutra Vahini:

Sutra Vahini (sathyasai.org)


Let us pray to Swami to bless us all with devotion and dedication to love Him and serve Him forever.

Zone Chairs: Please distribute this email and attached documents to all members of Sathya Sai Centres, Groups, Trusts, as well as Institutes.

Committee Chairs: Kindly share this email and attached documents with all members of your Committee.

Mr. Deviesh Tankaria: Please send this email and attached documents to all Young Adults.

Thank you.

Jai Sai Ram.

Lovingly in the service of Sai,


Narendranath Reddy, M.D.



Sri Sathya Sai International Organisation


Telegram | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


May all the beings in all the worlds be happy

Copyright © 2021 Sathya Sai Center of Flushing, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you opted to be part of our center mailing list via website.

Our mailing address is:

Sathya Sai Center of Flushing

45-52 Kissena Blvd

Flushing, NY 11355

Add us to your address book

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp

Leave a Comment

Scroll to Top