Festivals and Events in 2015

Festivals and Events

Month Festivals and Events in 2015
January 1 – January

New Year’s Day

11 – January Annual Sports meet 14 – January Makara Sankranti
February 17 – FebruaryMaha Shivarathri
March 05 – MarchHoli 21 – March Ugadi 28 – March Sri Rama Navami
April 14 – April Tamil New Year 15 – April Vishu 24 – April Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam
May 03 – May Buddha Poornima 06 – May Easwaramma Day
July 27 – July Ashadi Ekadashi 31 – July Guru Poornima
August 28 – August Onam
September 05 – September  Sri Krishna Janmashtami 17 – September Ganesh Chaturthi
October 20 – October Avatar hood Declaration Day 22 – October Vijaya Dashami
November 11 – November Deepavali 14 & 15 – November Global Akhanda Bhajan 18 – November Rathothsavam (Chariot Festival)
19 – November Ladies day 22 – November SSS University Convocation 23 – November Bhagawan Baba’s Birthday
December 25 – December Christmas

* Note: Dates given above are only indicative and are subject to change.

It is a remarkable feature of festival celebrations in Bhagawan’s presence that they are not confined to any particular religion or deity. They are universal in character emphasizing the underlying unity of all religions and the fundamental message of love and peace. Indeed, Bhagawan had declared in a discourse delivered on the occasion of the First World Conference of the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organizations at Mumbai in July 1968: “This is a human form in which every Divine entity, every Divine Principle, that is to say, all Names and Forms ascribed by man to God, are manifest”. Thus, we see today, devotees professing different faiths being drawn to Bhagawan from all over the world, seeing in Him the Name and Form that is most dear to them, and also deriving the bliss of celebrating their religious festivities in His Divine presence. Typically, the programme consists of speeches by students, functionaries of Bhagawan’s Institutions and devotees, where they share their thoughts and recount their experiences and lessons learnt at the Divine Lotus Feet. This is usually followed by Bhagawan’s discourse and cultural programmes. At the conclusion of the programme, Prasadam (sacramental food) is distributed to everyone.