The festival of Vishu, marking the prayerful offering to God for a year of prosperity and happiness, could not be better celebrated than being in the very presence of God Himself. And to pay their obeisance, devotees from the State of Kerala had gathered in Muddenahalli, as Bhagawan entered the Premamrutham Hall, blessing devotees, accepting letters, and guiding and counselling them on various matters before getting on stage, where a beautiful and traditional Vishu Kani was prepared—a conventional offering made by fruits, flowers, and cereals. Bhagawan lit the ceremonial lamp placed before the Lord Krishna idol marking the beginning of the occasion.
The programme commenced with the Vedic chanting by the devotees from Kerala who recited the Sanyasa Suktam. Brother Jayakrishnan, a mechanical engineer was invited on stage to share his thoughts. He mentioned that Bhagawan called him to His Physical Presence thirteen years back during January, and also in January this year. He spoke in Malayalam and offered gratitude to Bhagawan for letting him be a part of His Mission. This was followed by a musical offering by Kerala Youth, who rendered many vocal and instrumental songs in Malayalam, Telugu and even Hindi.
Sri B N Narasimha Murty addressed the gathering next, and his talk was translated to Malayalam. He mentioned that every festival signifies the same spirit of love for God and the brotherhood of humanity. He related an incident through which he conveyed the message that God Himself is the best companion for everybody, who would never leave us. He also mentioned that Swami loves most being with His devotees.
Bhagawan delivered His Vishu message, which was also translated in the Malayalam language. He said that everybody should pray for the welfare of the world and not merely for oneself. He mentioned that dedicating everything to God makes every act selfless. Signifying the meaning of Vishu, He said that it means developing equanimity thereby experiencing every emotion of life with the same understanding. He emphasised that one reaps whatever one sows. He blessed the Kerala Youth Group who presented the musical offering profusely and said He was pleased they had come there to celebrate the New Year and had not gone to a restaurant or a party. Promising to visit the State of Kerala soon, Bhagawan blessed everybody and concluded His Discourse.
Mangala Arati was offered to Bhagawan, and the programme came to a close.