September turned out to be a really busy month at Sai Krushna Mandir. With the blessings of Bhagawan Baba, trustee Vinod Cartic got married to Poornima on September 15 at Puttaparthi. The couple celebrated their union through a Sai SathyaNarayana Puja and Grama seva on September 19,2013. The villagers of Hosadoddi, and teachers and children of the Sharavathi Kannada Higher Primary school welcomed and blessed the couple.
The children of Sai Krushna Mandir enjoyed the wedding at Puttaparthi. They were especially thrilled when they had darshan of Swami’s Samadhi at Prashanti Nilayam and heard their favourite bhajans being sung by a large group of devotees.
One of the members Dr. Jitesh Patel flew down from London to be a part of the wedding and visit Sai Krushna Mandir. He was very happy with the way the building had turned out and the affection shown by the children. The children were overjoyed with the books and cookies he brought for them from London.
After all the fun and frolicking came the dreaded exams. And like all children, they developed a new-found interest in bhajans, cleaning, stories, sleeping early and everything else except studying J. With much coaxing, cajoling, and pleading, they sailed through the exams. On September 29th, with a heavy heart, we bid the children good bye as they left for their respective homes to spend the Dussera holidays with their guardians.
The silence and peace at Sai Krushna Mandir can be compared to the calm after the storm. But it only makes us realize what an integral part these children have become of our lives and we eagerly await their arrival.
We thank all the donors and volunteers who have been generously contributing towards daily expenses to run the children’s home, construction, setting up an RO drinking water system, solar lighting and maintenance of the building. We are also grateful to the volunteers who have devoted time to buying groceries, spending time with the children and helping them learn and catch up with their curriculum. We invite applications for a caretaker who will be paid suitably as per their experience and ability. Support staff families would be provided suitable accommodation and their children would be given appropriate educational facilities also.
We look forward to all your active involvement and participation in this God given opportunity. We also welcome you to come and visit the site and participate in the activities of Sai Krushna Mandir. We pray that Swami’s grace will crown our genuine intentions and He will continue to guide and bless the children and residents to live in a happy home and grow to His ideals.
Below are some photos of the Grama Seva and other events that took place last month: