|Dressed in the traditional attire, we took a parting picture at the altar to carry the love and divinity of Shimla with us.|
|Another unforgettable photograph - in front of the beautifully lit mandir at Shimla.|
|Lovely sights of Samashti with Srishti filled the entire journey.|
|The merry little train chugging down the hill.|
All flights from Simla/Chandigarh fly past a village in Darwa district in Haryana. The village has a vibrant school,Sri Sathya Sai Jagriti Vidya Mandir, started by an alumnus of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning - Amar Vivek. As Bhagwan's aircraft got airborne, the faculty was informed on phone. The children quickly got into a formation and waved to Swami's plane from the ground! Later, this picture was shown to Bhagwan in Prasanthi Nilayam and Swami blessed the picture, getting 'emotional' while listening to the story of the picture.
We completed our lunch en route and enjoyed the wonderful city-planning in Chandigarh. It was evening by the time we entered Delhi and our driver seemed very convinced about ‘slow and steady’ winning the race. The speed at which he was going, I had my doubts whether we would have darshan before Swami retired for the day! It was after 6:00pm that we reached the International Centre at Delhi. There was a lot of hustle and bustle on the street and it was evident that Swami had gone out for a drive. He was expected to arrive soon.
|Late Sri. Ashok Singhal (second from right on the chair in the first line) was one among those who sought|
Swami's blessings on His return to Delhi.
|Everything in its own sweet time and situation - a few Delhi volunteers and youth get their tryst with Divinity.|
I kept praying,
"Swami, this is such a beautiful opportunity. But, let this not stop only at this physical chance. May my life be one of true Padasevanam to You - the one that You have so beautifully explained."
|The priests from Askhardham temple who had|
arrived to invite Swami.
|Just wanted to share this picture of CG playing his sitar, late in the evening, in the darshan grounds at Shimla. A few interested onlookers stayed to hear him play.|