Updated at 1910 on Aug 29, 2011
"My Life is My Message" is probably the most powerful quote of Bhagawan who always lived His life as an example for humanity. Respect to the mother, motherland and mother tongue were among the high principles He practised and taught. Therefore,, Bhagawan always encouraged His students to learn the folk arts of the land. Burrakatha sessions in Prasanthi hold a special significance, as, on most occasions, it is Bhagawan who 'demands' the same, selecting the theme and title by Himself. Ever since it’s grand entry into the precincts of Prasanthi Nilayam, this popular folk art of Andhra Pradesh has earned the status of ‘Divine Folklore’, earning the attention and grace of Bhagawan.
The Burra Katha focuses on presenting serious matters in an easily understandable manner with a touch of humour. It consists of three artistes, one the Kathakudu( Story Teller), the Rajakiya (Political Analyst) and the Hasyaka (Humourist).The trio, students from Sri Sathya Sai University, Sai Prabhakar, Aravind Sai and Sai Raghuram (Post Graduates of the University), blessed to be the ‘originators’ by being the first batch of Burra Katha students, have been displaying their skills in the distinctive art with constant blessings, guidance and encouragement from Bhagawan. Prasanthi has witnessed number of such Burra Katha sessions over the past three years, enacting epical incidents in the Divine presence. The trio have been trained by Mr. Krishna Bhaskar from BHEL who had the rare blessing of conducting Burra Katha sessions for Bhagawan during the early years.
This evening, the students decided to perform on the theme "Yugaavatar Sai". Recounting the blessing of being His contemporary and playing a small role in His mission, the students narrated the blessed story of the Lord's Advent and His matchless splendour. The presentation was extremely beautiful gently taking the audience through history - His Story with well timed comic interludes, astute interpretations and melodious songs.
The programme concluded at 1800 hrs. followed by Bhajans and Arati. Prasadam was distributed to the assemblage.