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Sai Maa Returns to Kashi
In celebration of the holiday of Maha Shivaratri, Sai Maa arrived in Kashi (Varanasi), India, joined by the Order of Sai Maa Brahmacharya. On February 13, Sai Maa presided over the Shivaratri Abhishekam ceremony which took place in Sai Maa's living quarters at Maa’s Ashram, the Sathya Sai Maa Moksha Dham. Hundreds joined in the live streaming of this auspicious five-hour ceremony. To experience the ceremony, view the recording via the link below.
Note: The recording is an unedited, complete version of the five-hour ceremony and surrounding activities.
Enjoy this 9 minute conference call that Sai Maa offered on Shivaratri, February 13th, to the sponsors of the Shiva Abhishekam live from Kashi, India.
Maa gave public darshan for the first time in Kashi and hundreds of people came to receive the blessings. Seeing the faces of so many happy women, children, and men receiving this gift was an honor; knowing this is just the beginning of the divine feminine being restored in the world.
At some point during the chanting together, what arose is the experience of the Ashram being ours. Yours and mine. We have a home in Kashi, the holiest city in the world, the home of Shiva. I can tap into the energy of this home whenever I like, bathing in the vibration of the divine.
Her Holiness Sai Maa’s presence has brought a smile to many people’s faces and I was able to frame every moment in my heart and that will stay for many, many years. Imagine that we can transform the whole world’s faces to smiles, as we experienced in Varanasi.
Early one morning, after chanting, doing japa and breath work with our community all night in our ashram, we entered a local Shiva temple while Shiva Aarti was being performed. Drums, bells, gongs, the thick energy of devotion saturated the space. As I stepped over the threshold of the main inner hall, I felt my heart “explode” with the power, the absolute totality of Shiva. And in the very next instant, “Maa, Maa, All ways Maa.”
Being in our ashram in Kashi during the night of Shivaratri, I felt activated, energized, and anchored, as if different parts of my being that were disconnected, separated were uplifted, synchronized, and reunified. The reunion of my being.
My experience of Kashi is one of timelessness. Still point. Pure space and a deep pervading peacefulness underlies whatever appears to be happening. I have taken this peace home with me.