Bhajans for Sathya Sai Baba

Indian devotional songs in western music notation

What Bhajans can you find here
This website is dedicated to Bhajans sung in the presence of Sathya Sai Baba in His ashrams in South India and in Sai centres around the world.

What's unique about this website
On this website you can learn the Bhajans by the means of audio & music notation & translation on one page per Bhajan.

How do Indian Bhajans come to Switzerland
Some Swiss Sai devotees and musicians dedicate themselves to singing, playing and teaching these Bhajans. For this purpose they have edited two books with the transcription from original Indian audio sources of 238 Bhajans in western music notation, also editing the lyrics in international standard transliteration and translating them into German and English.

Our work continues
Aiming at a third book with more Bhajans often sung in Sai centres of Switzerland and elsewhere, we continue to prepare new Bhajans, not yet published in our books.

Downloads

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BOOK - pdf

Bhajans 1-238
Volume I & II - 5 MB - free
print out or play with the laptop on your harmonium

BOOK - print

Bhajans 1-238
Volume I & II - CHF 36.-
order from Sathya Sai Buch- und Medienladen, Switzerland

GLOSSARY - pdf

Bhajans 1-238
free download
index of all words from all Bhajans Sanskrit - English - German

AUDIO - mp3

Bhajans 1-238
87 MB - free download
a zip-file of all Bhajan audios, in very low quality

Who is Sathya Sai Baba - the source of our inspiration

Sathya Sai Baba is one of the most revered spiritual teachers. He is known to millions of people in the world. His followers come from all faiths and races and meet regularly for devotional singing, to study His teachings, and to engage in service activities in order to practice His message of Love and Peace to unite all mankind. Sathya Sai Baba was born in 1926 in South India. Even as a child, His spiritual inclination, contemplative nature and miracles set Him apart from other children of His age. However, it was not until 1940, He made the declaration of His Avatarhood, that the world at large learnt of this divine phenomenon. He proclaimed His message – to bring about the spiritual regeneration of humanity by demonstrating and teaching the highest principles of Truth, Right Conduct, Peace, Love, and Nonviolence.

His message - Love All
Sathya Sai Baba teaches that man’s basic nature is divine and that the purpose of life is the realization of this divinity. This will occur, He says, by leading a moral life, by rendering selfless service to those in need, by engaging in devotional practices and by developing love, respect and compassion for all life. He reminds us that human beings are capable of recognizing that they emanate from God. Ultimately, it is our destiny to merge with God. Sathya Sai Baba teaches us that all religions are the expressions of these same universal principles. Sathya Sai Baba does not recommend that we become ascetics and retreat from the world. Instead, he teaches us that the world is our school, the five human values (Truth, Right Conduct, Peace, Love, and Nonviolence) are our curriculum.

His mission - Serve All
By personal example, Sathya Sai Baba has inspired and continues to inspire millions of followers throughout the world to the ideal that service to man is service to God. His numerous service projects, be it free hospitals, free schools and colleges, free drinking water supply projects, or free housing projects, or disaster relief operations, all stand testimony to His selfless love and compassion especially for the needy and less privileged. Sathya Sai Baba strongly emphasizes selfless service to those in need as the highest means for enhancing one’s own spiritual growth and development. The service worker must have an attitude of humility and appreciation for the opportunity to do any service activity. The Sathya Sai International Organisation founded by Sathya Sai Baba has a presence in more than 160 countries and its members undertake many service activities that benefit their immediate communities.

Team of authors

If you have questions or feedback about our project "Bhajans for Sathya Sai Baba", please don't hesitate to send us an e-mail.

Martin Lienhard

Physicist, viola & sitar
Langenbruck, Switzerland
music transcriptions, project coordination first book

Roger Dietrich

Music teacher, flute & bansuri
Luzern, Switzerland
music transcriptions, project coordination second book

Reto Küng

Teacher, musician, sax & tabla
Basel, Switzerland
transliteration and translations of lyrics, webmaster

Stefanie Lienhard

Homeopath, harmonium & vocals
Langenbruck, Switzerland
supporter of the project, critical tester of the notations