"The Ramayana teaches two lessons: the value of detachment and the need to become aware of the Divine in every being. Faith in God and detachment from objective pursuits are the keys for human liberation. Give up sense objects, and you gain Rama. Sita gave up the luxuries of Ayodhya, so she could be with Rama, in the period of “exile”. When she cast longing eyes on the golden deer and craved for it, she lost the presence of Rama. Renunciation leads to joy; attachment brings about grief. Be in the world, but not of it. Make your heart pure and strong, contemplating the grandeur of the Ramayana." Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Jai Sai RamRohitbhai, the lives of Sri Rama and Sri Sathya Sai Baba are so similar in so many ways. God took human form in both Avatars to show man how to lead an ideal life. Join us this month as we remember Lord Rama through our Ram Navami programme, Lord Sai on the 10th anniversary of His Maha Samadhi and also in our Easwaramma Day programmes. Through these programmes we will surely learn some lessons on practical ways in which we can start to lead exemplar lives.
As always, please do contact us through the centre email at the bottom of this newsletter if you have any suggestions, questions or concerns and we will do our best to answer them.
Ram Navami Programme - Sunday 18th April
This year Ram Navami falls on Wednesday 21st April and we will be celebrating this festival online on Sunday 18th April from 9am.
The programme will consist of singing the Ram Stuthi and bhajans on the glory of Lord Ram and a special talk on the significance of Ram Navami. So please do join us!
On 24th April 2011, our beloved Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba left his physical form. Our Organisation has since observed 24th April each year as the Aradhana Mahotsavam day – a Day of Remembrance.
As our reverence and gratitude, we have organised two short programmes marking the 10th anniversary. We would like to personally invite you to a Human Values event in the morning and Aradhana Mahotsavam event in the evening on Saturday the 24th of April 2021.
10am – 12pm Human Values Day Programme
5pm – 7.30pm Aradhana Mahotsavam
Leicester centre will mark this occasion with a special programme on Sunday 25th April with bhajans and a live paduka puja. The programme will on the usual Leicester Sai Centres YouTube channel.
Human Values Day Event - Saturday 24th April at 10:00am
The Human Values programme will consist of a Human Values Concert with various groups and artists performing. There will also be talks from esteemed faith leaders from around the country, and an exhibition of how people across the country have demonstrated human values in their local community during the pandemic.
The evening programme commencing at 5pm will consist of an international guest speaker talking about their experiences with our dearest Bhagawan, a musical offering, Vedam, Bhajans and a Divine discourse.
As part of an offering leading up to the 10th Aradhana Mahotsavam, the Young Adults and spiritual teams have suggested a number of different Sadhana activities for devotees to participate in.
For more detailed guidelines and a Sadhana diary to track your progress, please see our national website
History of Sri Sathya Sai Centre of Leicester
Did you know the Sri Sathya Sai Centre in Leicester has been going for almost 50 years?
We are in the process of documenting the history of Leicester Sai centre and need your help. We are asking all devotees (especially those who were around in the early days of the centre) to send us any photos of the various centre activities that you might have (with dates if possible). You may also have been to Prashanti with the Leicester group and so please send us those photos as well. Even if you can't scan the pictures we will be able to collect and return the pictures to you after scanning them. If you can help then please get in touch with Rohitbhai Tailor by emailing us on the centre email account.
Leicester Centre Easwaramma Day Programme - Sunday 9th May
Our centre will be marking Easwaramma Day on Sunday 9th May. The online programme will consist of a video presentation of the students procession from a previous year, talks by the SSE children and the Easwaramma Day pledge.