This year Global Akhanda Bhajan in Goa, was held at Shantadurga temple Veling Mardol Goa organised by Kundaim Samithi.
As per schedule bhajan started at 6:00pm on 10th Nov, and was carried on for 24 hours till 6:00pm on 11th Nov.
Vedam Chanting was conducted by Youth and Balvikas Students for 1 hour, prior to bhajan at 5:00pm.
Every second week-end of the month of November is a fixed schedule for this 24 hour marathon non-stop bhajan saga.
Akhanda bhajan was started in 1944, in the home of the late Dr. R.S. Padmanabhan of Bangalore, where nine families met in the presence of Bhagawan to conduct the Bhajan.
From that humble beginning attended by over 150 devotees, now it has grown into a global scale, conducting bhajans every year simultaneously at Sai centres all over India and in 126 countries in the world.
In 1986 during a discourse Swami said “We are having non-stop 24 hour global devotional singing by Sai devotees all over the world. This is being done not for the sake of one individual, one nation or one community. It is for the welfare of humanity as a whole.”
II Samasta Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II