Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba Brithday
This is the most eagerly awaited event of the year, and so the most crowded festival. The celebration is held at the Hill View Stadium when the crowd is very, very large; otherwise the venue is the Sai Kulwant Hall. Accommodation must be arranged for one or two weeks in advance: the probability of getting a room or even a place in the sheds in the Ashram, close to the occasion, is pretty slim. Swami gives Darshan in the morning, which is followed by His Discourse. There is a cultural programme in the evening. Usually there is also the breathtakingly beautiful Jhoola ceremony: Bhagawan sits on a huge swing and is gently rocked.