Global Akhanda Gayatri Chanting
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
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 seventh SSSIO Global Akhanda Gayatri event since it was started in June 2020.
Program: Please join us from 7:30 AM June 19, 2021 PDT to 8:00 AM June 20, 2021 PDT by clicking on this viewing LINK. All times stated here are Pacific Daylight Time (Los Angeles time) – please check your local time HERE.
The viewing LINK will open at 7:30 AM June 19, 2021, with Darshan, Bhajans, and a Discourse. Gayatri chanting will begin at 8:00 AM.
This time, the format of the online program is different. There will be no broadcast of cameras/images of devotees chanting or service activities. Instead, we will broadcast only Swami's Darshan and His teachings so that we can focus on these items for the full 24 hours while chanting the Gayatri Mantra. The significance of Gayatri Mantra can be found HERE
Significance: 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 fulfils good desires. Gayatri brings peace to the individual, the family, the society, the nation, 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