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1997 September 22-24. Paduka Ceremonies, with Divine Discourse

The video, recorded on 22 September, starts with Vedic chanting by young boys.

At minute 2:52, Mr. Srinivasan Chettiar speaks on the Sri Sathya Sai Paduka trust from the time Swami blessed the first set of padukas.

At minute 9:58, General S.B. Mahadevan of the Indian Army talks.

At minute 16:45, Sathya Sai Baba begins His Divine Discourse, titled (in the Sathya Sai Speaks Series) "Recover the spirit of sacrifice". Here is the discourse (pdf).


This video benefits from having Anil Kumar give explanations from time to time about what is happening.

In the beginning, Anil Kumar explains about the "homam", the fire ritual, which is a sacred spiritual sacrificial ritual expression of gratitude to the five elements.

At minute 33:15, Sai Baba arrives by car and leaves at minute 43:54. After that, Anil Kumar talks about what is happening next: a musical recital in Sai Kulwant Hall.

At minute 49:00, Anil Kumar explains the significance of the golden chariot and its ornaments. We then see Sai Baba get on the golden chariot and ride into Sai Kulwant Hall.

At minute 1:12:00, Anil Kumar talks about the worship of Goddess Lakshmi, which took place on 23 September.
At minute 1:26:00, the paduka (sandal) ceremony, with 2016 couples have their padukas blessed.

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