SRI SATHYA SAI DIGVIJAYAM
THE GLORIOUS JOURNEY OF SRI SATHYA SAI AVATAR
PART 1 (1926 – 1985) & PART 2 (1986 – 2005)
This Compilation is an unprecedented effort has been made to record Bhagavan’s Life and Journeys over the last 8 decades. A day by day record has been documented from various authentic sources and literature available on His Life, Mission and Message. This consists of over 20 books on Bhagavan’s life including His biography – Sathyam Sivam Sundaram, and other landmark documents on His life, as also the 564 volumes of the Sanathana Sarathi magazine from 1958 to 2005.
The rigour of this Book is that of a research document which will be useful for posterity to know the various milestones in His life and multifarious journeys. The Book elucidates how Bhagavan has personally built this glorious edifice of the Sathya Sai Age. The places He visited, the individuals He blessed, the institutions He established are all an eye opener of the Divine Master Plan. Each of these unfolds in the pages of this unique compilation.
It is overwhelming to note that in the last 8 decades Bhagavan has travelled over 3,00,000 kilometres. A year by year account of the approximate distance travelled by Him has also been included in this Book.
The Book contains an incredible collection of nearly 350 rare photographs of Bhagavan from the years 1938 to 2005. Each of these has been grouped in a chronological fashion through a total of 36 photo collages covering 80 years of the Avataric sojourn, a rare treat for the readers. It also includes special collages on Bhagavan’s visit to Africa, Kashmir, Ooty and Kodaikanal.
The cover page symbolises the various journeys Bhagavan has undertaken over the years; the back cover pages of each of the 2 volumes depict the major institutions established by Him during the given period.
As a humble offering on the occasion of Bhagavan’s 85th Birthday, this first of its kind compilation has been prepared by the Chaitanya Jyoti Museum in collaboration with the Sai Publications Division of the Senior Hostel at Prashanti Nilayam, through an ongoing effort of over 6 years (2004-2010). Bhagavan’s students from the Senior Hostel at Prashanti Nilayam have played a very important role in the designing, formatting, proof reading and the creative facets of this Book.
This Book is an ideal reading for all – students and spiritual seekers; researchers and professionals; administrators and academicians; doctors and devotees of Bhagavan.
Bhagavan very graciously released the Compilation on the eve of the Shivaratri Festival in the Bhajan Hall at Prashanti Nilayam on March 1, 2011.