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Region 4 - Coventry Sai Centre Birthday Celebrations

Theme: "Peace for Mother Earth"

On Sunday 23rd November 2014 the devotees from Coventry Sai Centre gathered to celebrate our beloved Sathya Sai Baba’s 89th birthday.

The day began by preparing the hall, decorating the stage with beautiful doves and clouds, and Swami’s chair placed ready to welcome devotees on this auspicious day.

After all of the devotees arrived and the SSE children were sat down eagerly waiting for the programme to begin, we began with 3 OM’s and universal prayers setting a peaceful tone for the day.

The Nursery SSE children bravely came on to the stage for the first performance singing ‘Ganesha Sharanam Sharanam Ganesha’. The children had been practising the bhajan, and hearing them perform on the day at such a young age was fantastic and inspiring.

There were two Bharat Natyam dances performed by our young sisters Shyaami and Amrita on the theme – Peace for Mother Earth. The first dance performed was on Peace, and the second dance was on Mother Earth. The dances were performed with beautiful movements and vigour and were uplifting for all the devotees. There were readings by other SSE children offering a prayer for Mother Earth and also presentations by the children who used their knowledge on Goddess Mothers – Durga Mata, Lakshmi Mata and Saraswati Mata to highlight the messages of Sathya Sai Baba.

A short Yagna was performed by all the SSE children to bring Peace for Mother Earth. They recited the sacred 21 Gayatri Mantra. This was powerful and very peaceful and enjoyed by all.

There were various presentations and readings by the other SSE children, which they had lovingly prepared and practised ready to perform for Swami and the devotees. One of the presentations was about Veda Mata where we were reminded: Swami says that “the Gayatri Mantra is described as the Mother of all the Vedas – it protects the one who recites it". In another presentation we were informed about Gau Mata (Mother Cow) and that “she is not our Mother on Earth but she is a Mother to us as a Goddess”. Gau Mata gives us milk, fuel, fertilisers and aryuvedic medicine – all of the necessary products in order to live our life.

With all of the devotees gathered together, it was a great opportunity for us to remember as a Centre the activities that have taken place throughout the year. Swami, our dearest Mother gives us all the opportunity to take part in many service activities, and together we were able to reminisce on all that has been achieved this year, along with SSE and Ladies Day activities.

There were some bhajans sung by the adults, bringing the programme to a lively conclusion. The atmosphere at this point was spiritual and uplifting with devotees focused on Swami and enjoying the bliss he was showering on us all.

A birthday cake lovingly prepared by one of the devotees was cut by the SSE children whilst a birthday song was played in the background much to the delight of all the devotees at the programme.

Thank you Swami, for giving us a chance to show you our love and devotion to you. You are our Mother, you bring us Peace for Mother Earth.

Jai Sai Ram

Geeta Parashar (Coventry Centre)