Guru Purnima celebrations at Muddenahalli continued on the 15th of July with several more enchanting cultural performances. The programme began with the chanting of the Vishnu Suktam by students of grade 6, 7 and 8 of the Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Kendra (CBSE) School, Muddenahalli.
The Kannada translation of the book ‘Inner View – Volume 2’ written by Sri Madhusudan with snippets of experiences between Bhagawan and His dear devotees, was presented to Bhagawan by two senior alumni of the Alike campus – Sri Kana Sundar Bhat, Head Master of the Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva High School (SSSLHS) and Sri Kabir Adkastala, Kannada teacher at SSSLHS.
Thereafter, the evening’s cultural programme was rendered by Smt Gayatri Ganjawala along with staff and students of various institutions of Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Group of Institutions. Smt Gayatri is an exponent in Carnatic and Hindustan styles of Music. They performed Marathi Abhangs, which are devotional poems in praise of Vitthala or Panduranga. These were popularised by several great sanits like Sant Gnaneshwar, Sant Tukaram and Sant Namadeva.
Abhang, understood as a-Bhang, means the the un-broken one. The ten Abhangs performed by the team were truly unbroken in their yearning for the Guru, the Lord, our Divine Master.