Easwaramma Day

Easwaramma Day in conjunction with May 2019 Unity Meeting

NSW Region East celebrated Easwaramma Day in conjunction with the May 2019 unity meeting. This was held on Saturday May 25 at the Samoan Congregation, Lidcombe.

This was a day when SSE children took over the whole program, commencing with devotional singing, right through to the announcements.

The devotional singing was very well executed and was of a very high standard. The SSE children sang both Sanskrit and English songs beautifully.

After the devotional singing one of the SSE students from Wollongong Centre updated the audience on the Sai National Conference which was held during the Easter long week-end.

Following this was a play by SSE children from Rydalmere Centre. The play, titled Back in Time, was a Radio Sai interview with Mother Theresa and Mother Yashoda. It was a very well-written play and the children indeed played their roles and acted out their parts beautifully.

The SSE children were then interviewed and asked to share what their mothers did throughout the day and the roles their mothers played in their day to day lives. The SSE children did not hold back and shared their most personal experiences about their mothers.

A few young adults from Homebush Centre then shared their personal experiences of the Sai National Conference, which was very touching, as they shared their innermost feelings and the effect the conference had on them.

The Strathfield SSE children and young adults put up a play regarding the recent bombings in Sri Lankan, and how Sai Baba’s teaching came to play during this tumultuous time. It was a very wonderful written play and the delivery was excellent.

The final item for the day was a musical presentation by the SSE children and young adults from Carlingford Centre. This was very soulful, and the numerous musical instruments created a festive atmosphere.

Overall it was a wonderful evening, and you could see a lot of unity and diversity among the children and young adults.

Easwaramma Day, Sathya Sai Centre of Carlingford

As the early morning mist slowly melted to the warmth of the new sunrise, preparation to commemorate Mother aEswaramma were underway in the Girls Guide Hall of Carlingford. A beautiful purple and white altar to hallmark the 'Chosen Mother' was decked in the finest flower arrangements, garlands and luminous fragrant candles for Sai Baba.

A gentle greeting of Sai Ram welcomed families and devotees to the humble occasion, whilst the SSE in their crisp, clean, white attire took their places for the flower offering. As the clock turned 9am the SSE offered the day at the lotus feet of our dearest Sai Baba whilst the sounds of a tribute video to Mother Eswaramma delighted the devotees. The morning then followed with morning prayers and an introduction by our MC Ramanesh (Group 4 SSE) on the theme 'Show Love, Show Gratitude'.

A gentle greeting of Sai Ram welcomed families and devotees to the humble occasion, whilst the SSE in their crisp, clean, white attire took their places for the flower offering. As the clock turned 9am the SSE offered the day at the lotus feet of our dearest Sai Baba whilst the sounds of a tribute video to Mother Eswaramma delighted the devotees. The morning then followed with morning prayers and an introduction by our MC Ramanesh (Group 4 SSE) on the theme 'Show Love, Show Gratitude'.

From here, it was time for our Group 1 and Pre-SSE to share their thoughts on what they thought about Mum! Cute, hilarious conversations with the children entertained everyone which delightfully concluded with an energetic and loving dance of gratitude called 'Thank You Mum'.

Having travelled through a journey of all the Mothers who play a role in our life, it was time to reach the source, our Divine Mother. The Group 3&4 SSE over the past few years have been working together on original songs composed and written by one of the Group 3 SSE children – Dakshina Sai. The garland of Divine songs were created into an album 'Sai Inspirations' (cover also designed by Dakshina) and offered on the occasion of Easwaramma Day. The children then shared a few of the songs from the album which took us to another world.

Vibrant, energetic SSE devotional singing then concluded the children's offering for the auspicious occasion of Easwaramma Day.