24 hour singing event to bring together all faiths

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The Milton Keynes, Bedford and Luton Sai Centres, part of the Sri Sathya Sai Service Organisation, will be holding a continuous, multi-faith, 24-hour session of devotional songs.

The event, held on November 10 and 11, is known as an Akhanda (continuous) Bhajan (devotional singing), and is aimed at bringing about worldwide peace and harmony. The Akhanda Bhajan is an annual event undertaken in about 7,000 areas around the world to further multiply the effect it has on the world at large.

The timing of the Akhanda Bhajan is poignant, with Armistice Day held on November 11.

This year, the Milton Keynes and the Luton Sai Centres are inviting all faiths and groups living in Luton, Bedford and Milton Keynes to participate in this unique event.

It is the Sai Organization’s belief that singing the praise of God for 24 hours, in all countries, spreads the message of love, creates harmony, and purifies the atmosphere.

One organiser said: “Man today is forced to breathe air polluted by sounds that denote violence, intolerance, hatred, cruelty, wickedness and deceit. Singing songs in praise of God purifies the atmosphere, thereby, bringing about peace and harmony.”

At last year’s ‘Akhanda Bhajan’, Christians, Buddhists, Bahai’s, Sikhs, Muslims, Hindus, and Jains all took part, with each group having a 30 or 60-minute slot.

This year’s event will be at the Buddhist Temple near the Peace Pagoda in Milton Keynes (Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple, Willen Road, Willen Lake, Milton Keynes, MK15 0BA) from 6pm on Saturday, November 10, right through to 6pm the following day. All members of the public are warmly invited to attend.

The Sri Sathya Sai Service Organisation is a spiritual organisation which recognises the fundamental unity of all religions of the world. It has branches in over 140 countries, and is a non-political, non-denominational and non-profit making organisation.

For further details on any of the above, please contact Dr Subramanian on 07826930448.