Global Akhand Bhajans radiated positive energy throughout New Zealand
With the Divine Grace of Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Sai Organization of New Zealand hosted 24 hours of non-stop and continuous Bhajans (devotional singing) in Auckland, New Zealand, beginning at 6 p.m. (Saturday, 13 November 2022) and ending at 6 p.m. (Sunday, 14 November 2022).
The 'Akhanda Jyoti,' also known as the holy lamp, was lit at the beginning of the session. This lamp is meant to burn continuously for the whole duration of the session. As a result, the holy light was ignited in each nation throughout the course of 24 hours depending on their respective local times. This was a worldwide occurrence.
Not only does 'Akhanda Jyoti' assist devotees focus their thoughts, but it also fosters a feeling of spiritual oneness and harmony among the congregation of worshipers. The prayers and Bhajans were offered for the sake of peace across the Globe.
The Akhand Bhajans began with 21 'OM' at the stroke of six o'clock on Saturday, 13 November 2022. This was followed by Vedic Chanting, the Sri Sathya Sai Baba Ashtotram (108 names of Sri Sathya Baba), and then Bhajans (Devotional singing).
Each Sai Centre in Auckland, both SSE and Youth, were given a time slot in which they were responsible for leading the singing session. A large number of devotees have participated in a 24-hour long session.
The Akhand Bhajans were broadcast live on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/saiorgnewzealand), where they were appreciated by a large number of devotees who were unable to physically attend the Bhajans.
On Sunday, 13 November 2022, at six o'clock in the evening, the Akhand Bhajans came to a close with the ‘Mangala Aarti’, which was then followed by Prasadam.
Many times, the Lord Supreme Sri Sathya Sai's Voice of Eternity could be heard on the projection screen inside 'Sai Aroha' Hall, signalling the grand climax of the Global Akhand Bhajans 2022 in HIS Divine Omnipresence.
Bhajans were sung continuously for 24 hours nonstop by devotees in Wellington Sai Centre and Lower Hutt Sai Centre, following a structure very similar to that which was used in Auckland. Both the Swaminarayan Group and the Smitha Group lent their support to the Akhand Bhajans by taking one session each and bringing the atmosphere to the next level. In this way, they demonstrated how the oneness of God may be experienced in the real world. This provided the main vocalists with some much-needed breathing room.
Because of their devotion to Swami, some Sai devotees travelled as far as Napier to take part in the Akhand Bhajans and supported the event with their heartfelt singing and musical playing. This tradition takes place every year.
While Akhand Bhajans were in full swing, food packages meant for delivery to the "Meal on wheels" programme were being packaged. The food packages did, in fact, contain Divine vibrations that were charged up.
Throughout the whole of the Akhand Bhajans, there was an abundance of food that had been prepared and delivered by Sai devotees. The restaurant, "Indian Sweets” has kindly contributed some food for the Prasadam.
Despite the fact that the Palmerston North Sai Centre has a relatively limited number of Sai devotees, their enthusiasm for taking part in Akhand Bhajans is unfathomable.
On Sunday, 14 November 2022 the centre started their Akhand Bhajans with Suprabhatam and continued till noon. It was observed that every molecule in the air was pulsating with the Love of Swami, and Swami's presence could be felt everywhere.