Chanting of the Gayatri Mantra purifies the mind and confers devotion, detachment and wisdom.

Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 33/Ch 04: Feb, 10, 2000

Goddess Gayatri

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Om Sri Sai Ram.

The Sri Sathya Sai International Organization (SSSIO) is happy to announce the Global Akhanda Gayatri chanting with Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. This is the Second Akhanda Gayatri event for 2021.

Please join us from 7:30 AM April 24 2021, PDT to 8:00 AM April 25, 2021, PDT https://www.sathyasai.org/live for the program.

All times stated here are Pacific Standard Time (Los Angeles time) – please check your local time carefully by clicking on this link.

The link https://www.sathyasai.org/live will open at 7:30 AM April 24, 2021 with Darshan of Bhagawan, Bhajans, and a Discourse. Gayatri chanting will begin at 8:00 AM.

Specific time slots are recommended for every Zone and are given below. Devotees can also join the chanting at any time. We urge as many SSSIO members as possible, from all Zones, to participate in the first two hours and closing two hours of the Global Akhanda Gayatri chanting.

Gayatri is a universal prayer that is addressed to the immanent and transcendent divine. The Gayatri Mantra is sacred and is considered the mother of Vedas. It is non-denominational and can be chanted by anyone to illumine the intellect. Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba has emphasized that chanting of the Gayatri Mantra is good for spiritual seekers everywhere, irrespective of nationality, race, religion, faith, and gender. Gayatri will protect us wherever we are. It also prevents and cures diseases, wards off miseries, and fulfills good desires. Gayatri brings peace to the individual, the family, the society, the nation, the world, and the whole universe.

I pray to Bhagawan to bless us with devotion and dedication to chant this mantra with love and one-pointedness.

Jai Sai Ram.

Lovingly in the Service of Sai,

Narendranath Reddy, MD

Chairman, Sri Sathya Sai International Organization

Gayatri is the reliever of all diseases ("Sarva-roga nivaarini Gayatri"). Gayatri wards off all misery ("Sarva-dhukha pariharini Gayatri"). Gayatri is the fulfiller of all desires ("Sarva-vaancha Phalasiddhi Gayatri"). Gayatri is the bestower of all that is beneficial. If the mantra is chanted, various kinds of powers will emerge in one.

Sri Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 28/Ch 22: August, 23, 1995