Mortal remains of Sai Baba was buried today with full State honor amidst chanting of Vedic Mantras by Bishwa Nath Singh.
Bishwa Nath Singh on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 3:32pm:
The mortal remains of the eighty five years old spiritual leader Sri Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi of Andhra Pradesh of India whose name and fame with saintly figure had spread far and wide round the globe among both the commoners and the people belonging to high strata, were buried after the last rites were performed by his nephew R J Ratnakar in accordance with Vedic customs following full state honour amidst chanting of Vedic Mahamantra chanted by Hindu Priests an hour or so before noon of April 27,2011 at Sai Kulwant hall of Puttaparthi where He used to give His darshan ( glimpse/audience) to His disciples and followers in the past.His Mahasmadhi rituals were witnessed by a glaxy of VVIPs including Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka Chief Ministers N Kiran Kumar Reddy and B S Yeddyurappa, Governors E S L Narasimhan and Shivraj V Patil, BJP leaders L K Advani, M Venkiah Naidu, Bandaru Dattatreya, former AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and hundreds of his followers and devotees besides a fleet of M.P.and M.L.A and Senior Govt. Officials., The whole Mahasmadhi function was keenly watched by a galaxy of political personalities with tears in their eyes including Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka Chief Ministers N Kiran Kumar Reddy and B S Yeddyurappa, Governors E S L Narasimhan and Shivraj V Patil, BJP leaders L K Advani, M Venkiah Naidu, Bandaru Dattatreya, former AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and hundreds of his followers, Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s dead body was buried amidst chanting of Vedic Mantras and Sai Gayatri Mantras by His flowers and devotees present there.Soon after the last rites were performed by Vedic Mahamantras chanted by Hindu Scholarly Priests ,the red curtains were drawn around 9:45 AM and the process started for laying dead body of Sai Baba in a pit created at the spot in Sai Kulwant Hall where the spiritual leader used to make his preachings for his followers for a number of years.The whole rituals were gone through in less than three hours when Mahaarti was performed to His Mahasmadhi by all the Priests present there amidst chanting of Arati devotional song. The spot where He was buried is now expected to become an eternal memorial for Sri Sathya Sai Baba, who at the age of fourteen had announced himself as a reincarnation of His Holiness Sathya Sri Sai Baba of Shirdi.. He had made his mark initially with miracles but later founded institutions of excellence in education and medical facilities besides undertaking drinking water project and other development works and philanthropy spread round the country and abroad. Sri Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi of Andhra Pradesh of India who was long considered ,adored and cherished as a holy man and a great religious teacher and saint for Hindu amongst his over millions of followers and disciples. Sri Sathya Sai Baba had died on Sunday the 24th of April 2011 at 7:40 A.M .at the age of eighty four in the Intensive care unit of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences at Ananatpur about three kms. away from his southern Indian ashram Puttaparthi after fighting illness for nearly a month caused by multi-organ failure.and his mortal remains were given Mahasmadhi today i.e on April 27,2011 an hour or so prior to noon.His Mahasmadhi sthal (memorial place)has become a sacred place for pilgrimage for all who happen to be His devotees , followers and all others irrespective of their religion and faiths. Sri Sathya Sai Baba, whose message of universal love and brotherhood attracted millions of followers across the globe, was today witnessed with moist eyes by over several lakhs of People gathered. Indian Prime Minister Dr. Man Mohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, political leaders from various parties, Chief Ministers, Governors and personalities from various fields including cricket and films had visited Puttaparthi in the last two days to pay their homage.As the President of India was in abroad on official tour had conveyed her condolences on passing away of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. An estimated five lakh people drawn from various parts of the country and abroad had filed past the body of Sri Sathya Sai Baba to have a final glimpse of their spiritual guru( teacher) and great Indian saga of modern era. Let us pay our humble obeisance to His lotus feet and seek His bliss for well-being of all living-being of this universe!
( Wall Photos - two of Sri Sathya Sai Baba)
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Bishwa Nath Singh :
Let us join to pay our humble obeisance to His lotus feet and pay our respectful homage and floral tribute to Him!
.Arvind Singh Sikarwar :
EK BAHUT SHANDAAR SAMAJIK AATMA KA NIRVAAN HO GAYA OM SHANTI