Videos of dramas organised and performed by seva groups, Sai samithis, Sai students, and affiliated organisations, which are published by Sri Sathya Sai Sadhana Trust, Publications Division.
Artist: Anjali Devi
Credits: Producer: Smt. Anjali Devi
Description: Smt. Anjali Devi had an illustrious film career as a talented and successful actor. She performed major roles in more than 500 films in Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada. She was an ardent devotee of Bhagawan and had visited Puttaparthi many times in spite of her busy film shooting schedules. The famous actor of yesteryears was blessed with several interactions with Bhagawan. She had a noble wish to make a film on Swami's life; as a humble offering of her talent for the Divine cause and not for any material gain. But, in spite of her repeated requests expressed directly to Swami, the wish remained unfulfilled for many years. Finally, Swami acceded to her prayer and granted permission and blessings to start the project. Not only that, Swami took keen interest in this noble endeavour. He personally revealed to her production team the entire life story of Shirdi Sai and Sathya Sai Avatar. Some of the events depicted here are not known even to ardent, long time devotees of Shirdi Sai. Swami even visited places like Poornachandra Auditorium, Sri Sathya Sai Gokulam, and the surrounding areas near Sai Geeta shed to supervise the sets that were put up for the shooting. He even selected the artistes for the lead roles. Smt. Anjali Devi performed the role that she truly deserved; the roles of the mothers of Shirdi Sai and Sathya Sai. Finally, the first phase of this massive project got over in a year or so and Swami blessed this telefilm on Guru Purnima day (1999) in a formal function in Sai Kulwant Hall. The Divine story based on the culmination part of Shirdi Sai era and the childhood saga of Sathya Sai Avatar cannot be zipped and delivered in a conventional movie time span of three hours. So, the shooting continued thereafter and it was broadcast on major television channels spanning several episodes. This product comprising 5 DVDs that we are offering, is the final and complete version that was placed at the Divine Lotus Feet.