Easwaramma Day is an annual celebration held by the Sathya Sai International Organisation to honour and remember the mother of Sathya Sai Baba. It is held on the anniversary of her death. Easwaramma was a pious and pure village lady who over the years had to broaden her concept of love, expanding it beyond the confines of family and community to embrace all as the phenomena of Sai Baba attracted more and more people. During this time she was confronted with His teaching which challenged the confines of her understanding of religion, ultimately enabling her to see and accept all as One. The day honours the principle of motherhood and the role the mother plays as the child’s first teacher. It is also observed as Children’s Day, as children were her particular concern.
Motherhood is the most precious gift of God. Mothers are the makers of a nation’s fortune or misfortune. They should teach two lessons, fear of sin and fondness for virtue. Both these are based on faith in God, being the inner motivator of all. If you want to know how advanced a nation is, study the mothers; are they free from fear and anxiety, are they full of Love towards all, are they trained in fortitude and virtue? If you like to imbibe the glory of a culture, watch the mothers, rocking the cradles, feeding, fostering, teaching and fondling the babies. – Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol 7.6 1968
Numerous celebrations will be held throughout Australia. During the celebrations, there is often an emphasis on contributions and performances by children of the Sai Spiritual Education (SSE) classes. All are very welcome to attend these functions.
Please refer to the Flyers available for download for details of events in your area.