After 28 years on earth and in India, this was the first time I was visiting the country’s capital city. And I had spent the first hour there dozing in an air-conditioned bus wading through Delhi’s traffic-filled roads as the adrenaline rush of the morning faded. The fresh excitement of seeing Swami in Delhi kept waking me from my siesta and that was when I noticed how congested the roads of Delhi were even though they were broad.
|A view of the reception that Swami received at the Delhi airport! Almost everyone in the vicinity who had the|
permission to be on the tarmac was present there! (In the foreground is the lift vehicle via which Swami descended).
|The first bhajans and Aarthi in the Divine physical presence at the Sri Sathya Sai International Centre.|
|The area where our bus came and parked. To the left is Swami's residence building to the left of which is the darshan grounds.|
To the right is the building where we were accommodated.
|A picture of the main entrance of the Sri Sathya Sai International Centre readying itself to receive the Lord. (The previous picture is taken when the gates have been opened.|
|A brief wait in the beautiful auditorium.|
|View from the lift landing area. At the far end is Swami's room. To the left|
is the dining hall. To the right of Swami's door is Swami's kitchen. To the right of
the lift-landing area are guest rooms.
|Phaneendra gets the blessing of Divine Sambhashan before dinner. (The food kept in front of Swami is more akin to|
an exhibition. He hardly ate anything.)
|A sumptuously loaded food plate indeed!|
|Wearing the "Bhagawan's guest" badge, Prabhakar strikes a pose on the terrace of the building with the|
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the background.
|Another view from the terrace.|
Delhi-Simla Memories- Part 3 - Sights of Delhi