Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Gong Xi Fa Cai




To usher in the Year of the Dog, we held prayers at the Centre on the evening of Sunday, 18th February.  This was followed by the joyous singing of Chinese new year songs. Oranges and red packets were then distributed to everyone.   The evening ended with refreshments for all.

GONG XI FA CAI!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mahasivarathri



We held prayers at the Centre on the evening of Tuesday, 13th February to observe the holy occasion of Mahasivarathri.

"This Shivarathri is a day when one tries to establish friendship between mind and God. Shivarathri makes one aware of the fact that the same Divinity is all-pervasive and is to be found everywhere. It is said that Shiva lives in Kailasa. But where is Kailasa? Kailasa is our own joy, our own bliss. It means that Easwara lives in the Kailasa of delight. If we can develop that sense of joy and delight in our mind, that itself is Kailasa. How can one get this joy? It comes when we develop purity and steadiness and sacredness. Then the heart becomes filled with peace and bliss. Then your heart itself will be Kailasa and Shiva will be there in the sanctum sanctorum of your heart, within the temple which is your body."

~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba ~
(Divine Discourse - 17.2.1985)

Friday, December 29, 2017

Christmas at NED





Gift of appreciation to the Centre Secretary



It was a joyous Christmas Eve at NED with many devotees turning up to celebrate Christmas.  The evening began with bhajans which was followed by devotees singing together popular Christmas carols.  A surprise item was the presentation of a gift to the Centre's Secretary, Bro. Lim Soon Kheng by a senior devotee, in appreciation of his valuable contributions to the Centre over the past many years.   The evening ended around 10 p.m. after refreshments were served to all.



Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Glimpses - SCA Night


Bhagawan's altar

Devotional songs by SCA members

Lions paying respects to Bhagawan

Bro. Yoong with the Lions

Bro. Mahendran making his speech


With the blessings of Bhagawan, the Devotional Songs & Cultural Performances organised by the Penang State Sathya Sai Baba SCA Wing was successfully held on Monday, 18th December 2017 at the Dewan Sri Pinang, Penang.  This event was held in conjunction with Bhagawan's 92nd Birthday.  Members of the SSOI from K.L. namely Bro. Mahendran, Bro. Billy Fong and Bro. Yoong graced the occasion.  Special guest speaker was Bro. T.G.Krishnamurthy from Puttaparthi.  Included in the programme were a Tabala performance, cultural dances, a Lion Dance, devotional songs and bhajans.  Recognition Awards were also given to devotees age 70 and above who have been in the Sai fold for some 30 years.  Recognition Awards were also given to some vegetable sellers for their contributions.   The evening culminated with Bhagawan's Birthday Song and cutting of the birthday cake, followed by Arathi.

Bro. Krishnamurthy

Cutting of Bhagawan's birthday cake
Arathi

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Bhagawan's 92nd Year of Advent





Omkar - Suprabhatam - Namaavali

Bhajans 

Cutting of Bhagawan's birthday cake



This auspicious day began with Omkar at 5.30 a.m. at our Centre followed by prayers and bhajans in the evening.  After bhajans, the Chairman gave his address which was followed by two videos: "His Mission Continues" and "Sai Never Sleeps". The State SCA Co-ordinator also gave a special address.  Bhagawan's birthday cake was cut by a long time devotee to the joyous singing of the birthday song. The evening ended at around 10.30 p.m. with Prasadam for all devotees.

JAI SAI RAM.


Friday, November 24, 2017

Ladies Day (NED)


Serving lunch to the residents in the community hall


Feeding the old in the medical ward


In conjunction with Ladies Day, the Wanita Wing organised lunch for the residents of the Silver Jubilee Home, Sg. Ara on Sunday, 19th November.  The morning began with prayers followed by the serving of a sumptuous vegetarian lunch to all residents numbering 158.  Our volunteers also served the old and bedridden in the medical wards with Sai love and care.

In the evening, the ladies led the weekly Sunday bhajan at the Centre to celebrate this special occasion.




Jai Sai Ram.


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Penang State Ladies Day




Closing remarks by Penang State Wanita Co-ordinator,
Sis. Dr.Prema


A total of 72 Sai sisters took part in the chanting of Bhagawan's Ashtottaram at Sg. Nibong Bhajan Unit on Sunday, 19th November in conjunction with Ladies Day.  They chanted 10 malas in total with 12 bhajans in-between. The morning concluded at around 12 noon with Prasadam for all.


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Global Akhanda Bhajan 2017






This year's Penang State Akhanda Bhajan was held on 11th and 12th November at the SSBC Bukit Mertajam.  The programme began with Rudram Chanting at 5.00 p.m. on Saturday, 11th November. The Sathya Sai Baba Centres of NED, Prai, Gelugor, Penang, BM, and Sg. Nibong and Alma Bhajan units participated .  The programme closed with Mangala Aarti at 6 p.m on Sunday, 12th November.

Jai Sai Ram!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Kuan Yin's Birthday



We held prayers at the Centre to observe Goddess Kuan Yin's third birthday of the year which fell on 7th November 2017.  This day is known as the Day of Renunciation.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Meal for the Poor



The Wanita Wing organised dinner for the poor on Friday, 13th October at The Lighthouse Drop-in Centre.  The vegetarian dishes were home cooked and some 65 poor people were served on this 
occasion.



Our members dishing out the food


All ready to be served


Enjoying their meal



Helping to serve


Friday, September 29, 2017

Birthday of Shirdi Sai Baba




We celebrated the auspicious birthday of  Bhagawan Sri Shirdi Sai Baba with prayers on the evening of Thursday, 28th September.