Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam 2016

Since 2011, 24th April has become a significant day for all Sai devotees.  On this memorable day, we  remember our beloved Matha, Pitha, Sadguru with heartfelt thanks and gratitude for having given us His boundless love and grace during His divine presence on earth.  

Our prayers at the Centre began with Namavali followed by bhajans and devotional songs.  A video "Sri Sathya Sai: The Eternal Dissolves into Eternity" was then screened.  A gratitude programme followed next with seven devotees expressing their love, devotion and gratitude to Bhagawan.  Chairman, Bro.Y.K.Lee read the divine message for the evening.

Some pictures from the gratitude programme


State Wanita Sadhana Camp

The Penang State Wanita Sadhana Camp was held at Gelugor Centre on Saturday, 23rd April 2016.  A total of 82 ladies from the Sai centres and bhajan units in Penang and Kedah attended. The Camp was conducted by a team from Central Council, namely Sis. Nalini, Aunty Jegadeva, Sis. Vijaya and Bro. Suresh Govind.

The Camp opened with Penang State Regional Co-ordinator, Bro. Tan Kim Teik's welcome address.   Sis. Nalini spoke on "Creative Approach to Life" followed by "Challenges in Life" by Aunty Jegadeva.  Sis. Vijaya spoke on the Light Programme.

After lunch, Bro. Suresh Govind gave an inspiring talk on "The Power of Shaktis".

The Camp ended at 4.15 p.m. with Arathi.  Ten ladies from NED Centre participated in the Camp.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Sri Ram Navami

The holy festival of Sri Ram Navami fell on Friday, 15th April this year. Our prayers began at 8 p.m. commencing with the recitation of Namavali followed by bhajans and Sai mantras.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Goddess Kuan Yin's Birthday

We celebrated the birthday of Goddess Kuan Yin on the evening of Sunday, 27th March with Kuan Yin bhajans and recitation of Buddhist and Tibetan mantras.

"Suffering beings are numberless,
I vow to liberate them all.
Attachment is inexhaustible,
I vow to release it all.
The gates to truth are numberless,
I vow to master them all.
The ways of awakening are supreme,
I vow to realize them all."

~ Bodhisattva Vow ~

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Maha Shivarathri

We observed the holy festival of Maha Shivarathri on the evening of 7th March with bhajans and prayers beginning at 8 p.m..and concluding at 11 p.m.

“The lesson of Shivarathri is that devotees should foster good and sacred thoughts. They should be filled with godly thoughts. They should seek to become one with the Divine by reflecting on their inherent divinity. If you constantly chant the name of God, God realization will come in due course."

~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba ~
(Divine Discourse - 26.2.98)

Saturday, February 20, 2016

State SCA Chinese New Year Open House/Bhajan

The State SCA Chinese New Year Open House/Bhajan was held at the Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Gelugor on the evening of 16th February 2016.  The evening's programme began with vedam chanting, a welcome address by the State SCA Co-ordinator, Bro. T.K. Lim, followed by bhajans, a Chinese New Year song performance, distribution of red packets and oranges and a lion dance performance. More than 100 devotees joined in the celebration.. Dinner was served at the end of the programme.

CNY Cultural Night


Our Chinese New Year celebrations took place on Sunday, 14th February 2016.  It was an evening of joy and jubilance as we gathered at the Centre to celebrate the Year of the Monkey.  The programme for the evening began with bhajans followed by Chinese New Year songs. Chairman, Bro. Y.K. Lee delivered Swami's new year message.  He also introduced the newly appointed State Co-ordinator, Bro. "Langkawi" Tan who was invited to say a few words.  Bro. Mathavan, the outgoing S.C. was also invited to speak.  The highlight of the evening was the appearance of "Chai Sin Yeah", the God of Prosperity who distributed red packets and oranges to both young and old.  A vegetarian buffet dinner complete with "Yee Sang"  for good luck, good health and prosperity was served at the conclusion of the evening's programme.

Jai Sai Ram!

Tossing the "Yee Sang" - "Loh Hey!"

May peace and love fill your heart and contentment and joy fill your days.
Wishing All a Happy & Prosperous New Year!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Happy New Year 2016

May the new year bring blessings of 
Joy, Peace and Prosperity to you and your loved ones!
Jai Sai Ram!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Sai Fellowship Dinner 2016

The Sai Fellowship Dinner organised by the Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Gelugor was held at its premises on  Friday, 8th January 2016.  More than 200 devotees from the Sai Centres in Penang attended. It was an evening of music, song and dance, sharing by Centre Chairmen and a lucky draw.  Dinner was a variety of delicious vegetarian dishes from a local caterer.  The evening ended at around 11 p.m.

Bro. Langkawi Tan giving his welcome address

Devotional song and dance performance

Enjoying the vegetarian food

Bro. Y.K.Lee sharing NED's activities


"Let us all move together, let us all grow together,
Let us all stay united and share our knowledge,
Let us live together with friendship and harmony."

~ Baba ~
(Divine Discourse - 17.8.2005)

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

House Bhajan

On New Year's Day, our members were invited to conduct a bhajan at the residence of Bro. Mahendran and Sis. (Mrs.) Mahendran.  Our hosts very kindly served us dinner at the conclusion of the prayers.