To mark the important occasion of Australia Day, the Sri Sathya Sai International Organisation of Australia & PNG (SSSIO AU) underdook a two hour chanting of the Gayatri Mantra which took place online on the Sai Australia YouTube channel.
The Gayatri Mantra has been said by Swami to be a highly powerful mantra which brings many benefits to the chanter and the community at large. Keeping this in view,, the SSSIO undertook this initiative with a view of spreading positive vibrations across this beautiful country of ours and also for ensuring peace across the entire world.
The Gayatri Chanting program was led by the South Australia Region and commenced at 9:00 a.m AEDT on 26 January 2021. The program commenced with and Acknowledgement of Country, paying respects to the Traditional Custodians of the Country. This was then followed by the chanting of three Aum’s followed by the chanting of the Sai Gayatri Mantra nine times.
The Gayatri Mantra was continuously chanted for approximately 2 hours after this, with the divine background of Swami’s darshan videos playing. The lead chanters rotated throughout the program, providing an opportunity to a number of devotees to participate in leading the chanting.
The program concluded with a bhajan sung by the divine voice of Swami followed by Mangala Aarathi with a video of the beautifully decorated Sai Kulwant hall playing in the background.
The beautifully and serenely chanted Gayatri Mantra during the program ensured participants left with a feeling of peace and contentment, who will then spread this positive vibrations in the community around them.