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This quiz concerns Swami’s beloved Mother Easwaramma. All of the questions have been taken from the issues of Heart2Heart and you can click on the links to enjoy the full stories.

1. From day one, devotees have always been pleading with Bhagavan to visit their homes, towns, cities, and countries. Swami’s only overseas trip thus far was in 1968, and that was to East Africa. When overseas devotees quote this example and pray that the Lotus Feet must sanctify their soil also, Swami just smiles and says that He did not go to Africa but to the house of a particular devotee. It so happened that the devotee was in Africa, that is all!

When people press and ask, “Swami, you have told so and so you will visit his country. When exactly would you do so?” He smiles and says, “Do I have to go only by plane?”

In our cover story African Odyssey from the June 15th 2004 issue, we reiterated the story of how when preparations for the African safari were being made, Divine Mother Easwaramma became rather anxious.

What was Easwaramma so worried about?




2. In our H2H Special With the Lord in the Mountains - Part 7 from the February 2007 issue, we narrated a story that took place when Swami was in Kodai Kanal on Easwaramma day. Whenever this day occurs, there is a special Narayana Seva, plus distribution of clothes and blankets for the poor at Sai Sruthi.

After the distribution was over, Swami came back inside, but seemed lost in thought. Normally, after such Seva, Swami is usually in an expansive mood and often talks to students about service, etc. This day, He did not and something seemed to be bothering Him, but no one could figure out what exactly it was. Suddenly, Swami called for the car, gave some instructions, took a few people with Him and simply drove out. Swami is known to go out occasionally for a drive while in Kodai, but this clearly was not one of them. Swami was away for a while, and even as the rest were waiting for His return, there was a lot of speculation as to why He went.

Where did Bhagavan go?




3. In fond memory of His Beloved Mother, Easwaramma, on Nov 19, 1995, on the occasion of the 70th Birthday celebrations, Bhagavan magnanimously declared that the 19th of November will henceforth be celebrated as Ladies' Day to highlight the sacred qualities of women and lay renewed emphasis of the quality of motherhood.

Ever since, it has been the privilege of women to celebrate this day as Ladies’ Day in His Divine Presence at Prashanti Nilayam. On 19th November 2004, Swami inaugurated the Easwaramma Women's Welfare Project and then the Easwaramma Women's Welfare Trust was established to benefit women at large.

Which of the following is an activity taken up by the Easwaramma Women's Welfare Trust?




4. In our cover story When Divinity Descends...The Untold Story of Christmas from the December 2006 issue, Father Charles Ogada talks about various Incarnations and also about our Beloved Sri Sathya Sai Baba, whose conception was shrouded in mystery until a pundit well versed in the Holy Puranas felt a sudden urge to ask a question. “Swami! Was your Incarnation a Pravesa (Entrance) or a Prasava (Encience)?” To answer his question, Swami turned to Mother Easwaramma, the chosen Mother, and said to her, “Tell Rama Sarma what happened that day near the well after your mother-in-law had warned you.”

What did Easwaramma say to that?




5. In Prashanti Diary from the April 2007 issue, some news we shared was of the events that took place on March 18th. It gave Swami immense joy that day when He saw three students of the Sri Sathya Sai University donned up in the traditional attire on stage to present a play entitled “Easwaramma – The Mother of God.”

The student extolled Mother Easwaramma and narrated the katha – story - of the birth of this great soul and then reminded us that it was Mother Easwaramma who lifted up the ‘standard of living’ of the inhabitants of this tiny hamlet by virtue of the three boons she asked from Swami and compared each of the boons to Saraswati, Lakshmi and Ganga.

He said, “Bramha, the Creator has Mother Saraswati as His constant companion. She is the repository of all knowledge. That is the reason Mother Easwaramma asked Swami to build a school. Secondly, Mother Lakshmi, the consort of Lord Vishnu ___________”

What is the comparison between Easwaramma and Goddess Lakshmi?




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-Heart2Heart Team

 

 
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