Annual Sports and Cultural Meet-Valedictory Function | Annual Sports and Cultural Meet-Day Four | Annual Sports and Cultural Meet-Day Three | Annual Sports and Cultural Meet-Day Two | Annual Sports and Cultural Meet-Day One | Makara Sankranti–January 14,2017–Evening Session | New Year Celebrations–January 1,2017 | Christmas Celebrations,December 26,2016-Evening Session | Christmas Celebrations,December 25,2016-Evening Session | Christmas Celebrations,December 25,2016-Morning Session | Christmas Celebrations,December 24,2016-Evening Session | Revered Anna’s Birth Anniversary Celebrations | 91st Birthday Celebrations | Independence Day and Premdeep Day | Republic Day and School day | Homa and Pooja | Annual Sports and Cultural Meet | Sthapana Day (Foundation Day) | Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai BabaÂ’s Birthday and AnnaÂ’s Birthday | Ganesha Festival | Shivarathri Festival | Other Festivals | Decoration
Annual Sports and Cultural Meet-19 January 2017-Valedictory Function
The valedictory function of Sri Sathya Sai Annual Sports and Cultural Meet was held on the morning of 19th January in Sri Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli. Bhagawan was welcomed by a procession of the Brass Band and the Chinese Lion Dancers led by the traditional Poorna Kumbham. Read More
Annual Sports and Cultural Meet-18 January 2017-Day Four
The penultimate day of the five-day long celebrations of the Annual Sports and Cultural Meet was a musical extravaganza. The official proceedings began with the vedic invocation by the students of Mandya campus chanting the Shivopasana Mantram. The rest of the evening was dedicated to music and its expression. Read More
Annual Sports and Cultural Meet-17 January 2017-Day Three
The celebrations of the Sri Sathya Sai Annual Sports and Cultural Meet, like all Sai functions, got grander with each passing day. The evening of the third day regaled the gathering with many a spiritual lessons that can be learnt only at His feet. Read More
Annual Sports and Cultural Meet-17 January 2017-Day Two
After having spent months in the run up to the Sports Meet practicing and perfecting their offering to their Lord, the students of the Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva institutions were in a spiritual treat. Read More
Annual Sports and Cultural Meet-17 January 2017-Day One
The Sathya Sai Sports and Cultural Meet is an annual celebration of the spirit of hope, courage and faith. The meet is not as much about the display of talent, proficiency and skill as it is about the display of unwavering faith and unsullied love. Read More
Makara Sankranti – January 14, 2017 – Evening Session
Makara Sankranti, the festival of harvest is celebrated in myriad ways in different parts of the country. While it is celebrated as Makara Sankranti in Andhra Pradesh and some parts of North India, it is Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Lohri in Punjab and Bihu in Assam. The festival symbolises prosperity, plenty, abundance and harmony. Read More
New Year Celebrations – January 1, 2017
The New Year of 2017 began on a happy note with Bhagawan splendid entry followed by Vedic invocations by students of the first-year Pre-University college chanting the Pranahuti Mantra. There were many firsts and launches on this day at the Sri Sathya Sai Premamrutham. Read More
Christmas Celebrations, December 26, 2016- Evening Session
It is still the season, and so the festivities will continue till the last song is sung and every bit of the cake is eaten. The festival of music and joy continued for the third day as part of the Christmas celebrations 2016 here at Muddenahalli. Read More
Christmas Celebrations, December 25, 2016- Evening Session
The evening session of the joyous Christmas day began at around 5 P.M. when Bhagawan arrived at the Sri Sathya Sai Premamrutham auditorium. He was welcomed with the ceremonial Poorna Kumbam and Vedic chants by students, in the midst of soulful Bhajans. Read More
Christmas Celebrations, December 25, 2016- Morning Session
It’s Christmas, said the chill in the air, the kindred spirit that all share, the joyous giggle on every face and warmth of every embrace! Mirth and celebration marked the Christmas celebrations at Muddenahalli as Swami arrived at the Sri Sathya Sai Premamrutham at about 10 A.M. Read More
Christmas Celebrations, December 24, 2016- Evening Session
The decked hall decorated in lights and colourful tinsel, the anticipation of seeing Santa on his reindeers – all of these announced that Christmas was just an evening away. At Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli too, the spirit of Christmas was fervently visible as devotees of all faiths and backgrounds converged from various nations across the globe to celebrate with their beloved Lord. Read More
Revered Anna’s Birth Anniversary Celebrations-Sathya Sai Grama-30 November 2016
The Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva institutions at Alike and Muddenahalli were founded by Rev. Sri Madiyal Narayana Bhat. Fondly called as Anna, Sri Madiyal Narayana Bhat was a multifaceted personality, who led an exemplary life. Read More
91st Birthday Celebrations- 23 November 2016
The morning of the much-awaited day of the year dawned to picture-perfect start in the beautifully bedecked Sathya Sai Grama. The entire ashram wore a festive look, and the excitement was more than palpable, as devotees, staff and students gathered in the Sri Sathya Sai Premamrutham Hall to witness the glorious day.Read More
Independence Day and Premdeep Day
On Aug 15th, Independence Day is celebrated with patriotic fervour and a lot of enthusiasm. The day starts with march past and Flag hoisting by the head of the Institutions, followed by various cultural activities by the students. Students go in a procession to nearby villages to spread national awareness. This day also happens to be the Â”Premdeep DayÂ” as Bhagawan Sathya Sai Baba inaugurated Premdeep on the 15th August 1994. Premdeep is an abode where Swami stays during His visit to Muddenahalli.
Republic Day and School day
Annual school day celebrations will be held on 26th January which happens to be the Republic day. The day starts with parade followed by various cultural activities by the students. Prizes will be given away for students who have excelled in sports, cultural competitions and academic performance. Any special achievements by the students will be honoured on this day.
Homa and Pooja
Ganhoma and Sathya Sai Pooja are performed every alternate month. Significance of performing the Homa and Pooja are:
- To inculcate Indian culture and spread awareness among students about ourancient culture.
- To invoke the blessings of the Lord for the safe functioning of the institution and welfare of the staff and students.
- Poojas and Homas end with the prayer Â‘Samastha Loka SukhinobhavanthuÂ’ meaning- Â‘let every being in the universe enjoy happiness.Â’
Annual Sports and Cultural Meet
- The annual sports and cultural meet will be usually held in the month of December for two days. Various sports, cultural competitions will be conducted on these days.
- Each wing (Higher primary, High School, PUC and CBSE) is divided into four groups Â– Sathya, Dharma, Santhi and Prema. Each group is further divided into juniors, seniors and inters. Competitions will be held separately for each of these subgroups.
- Track events and field events include 100mts, 200mts, 400mts, 600mts, 1500mts, 3000mts and cross country race, Shot-put, Javelin throw, Discus throw and Hammer throw.
- Team events include Kho-Kho, Football, Cricket, Throw ball, Volley ball, Basket ball, Badminton, Table Tennis etc.
- Indoor games include Carrom, Chess.
Sthapana day is celebrated on 7th December every year. Loka Seva Vrinda was founded on this day by Sri Madiyal Narayan Bhat of hallowed memory.. Homas like Gayathri, Ayushya, Mruthunjeya are performed on this day. The senior members of the Trust and ritviks will address the students on significance of the Homas.
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai BabaÂ’s Birthday and AnnaÂ’s Birthday
The birthday of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba and Madiyal Narayan Bhat is celebrated on 30th November every year. School uniforms to day scholars and clothes to workers are distributed by the Trust on this day. The guests and senior members of the trust will address the students on the life and message of Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba and Madiyal Narayan Bhat .
Ganesha Festival is celebrated in a grand manner for three days. A large Ganesha idol made of clay is mounted in a beautiful shrine in the auditorium and special prayers are offered. Various cultural programs are held on all the three days. Delicious food is served during the festival.
On the third day the Ganesha idol is taken in a magnificent procession and is then immersed in a nearby lake.
Shivarathri festival is celebrated with utmost devotion. Students and Staff participate in the overnight bhajans , commonly known as Akhanda Bhajans. A unique feature to be noted is that Â‘Akhanada BhajansÂ’ are conducted worldwide by various Sai Institutions during this time.
The other festivals celebrated in Muddenahalli include Dussara, Dipavali, Krishna Janmastami, Christmas, Sankranthi etc.
It is a matter of great pleasure that Swami has kindly granted His Institution at Muddenahalli the privilege of floral decorations in Prashanthi Nilayam on the occasion of the annual convocation of Sri Sathya Sai University and on His Birthday celebration every year. Ever since 1987, students and staff of Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Educational institutions have been offering this humble service at the Lotus Feet of Bhagawan .The decorations have earned the admiration of Swami all these years.