Hills of Love
During July 2018, for the first time in the history of Europe, the largest Vedic celebration, Ati Rudra Maha Yajña was held for 11 days in Krnjak, Croatia. It was attended by 121 ritviks (priests) from Europe and USA, as well as 22 priests from India. Ati Rudra Mahā Yajña is the ultimate spiritual offering for world peace that entails chanting of the Śrī Rudram 14,641 times as contemplation (japa), unification (abhiṣeka), and 1,465 times as sacred offering and symbolic loss of identification (homa).
The Yajña is not only a great spiritual ceremony, which brings mighty celestial blessings, but is also a love in action, providing help to local population in terms of food, clothing, and household supplies (Nārāyaṇ Sevā). Devotees of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba who participated in the Yajña, organised 270 packages of food and household supplies, and during three days, along with volunteers from the social service, visited 108 homes of people mostly over 80 years of age!
This year, the Sai Youth from Croatia decided to repeat this great humanitarian action, called the ‘Hills of Love’. The food was collected during months of April and May, and 90 packets were packed. Their Seva began with prayers, mantras and meditation in the area of the future Ashram at Swami's house in Krnjak, where many miracles in the form of Swami’s footprints, materialization of vibhūti or kumkum from Swami’s picture or golden statue appeared during the Yajña last year!