The famous Sai Baba shrine in Shirdi town of Maharashtra is being brought under the state government’s control following complaints of mismanagement. The state government Tuesday sent the Shri Sai Baba Temple Trust (Shirdi) Bill to Governor Mohammed Faizal for ratification. The bill, which was passed by both houses of the state legislature, seeks to bring the shrine under government control. It becomes an act after its publication in the government gazette following the governor’s assent. Govindrao Adik, the minister for law and judiciary, said, “The temple money will not come to the state government. We have passed the bill
Category: Sathya Sai Baba
God-man Satya Sai Baba, whose ashram at Puttaparthy in Anantapur district has been the destination of the high and mighty of Indian politics for the last many decades, has never voted in his life. Sai Baba, from whom Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani, Chief Ministers of several states and top leaders of different political parties seek blessings, is listed as a voter at polling station number 8 in Puttaparthy town under the Dharmavaram Assembly constituency of Anantapur. Sai Baba’s real name – Satyanarayana – appears on the top of the list as voter number
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will visit Sathya Sai Baba, a spiritual leader with millions of followers worldwide, at his ashram in Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh Wednesday, officials said. Vajpayee will leave for Puttaparthi in the afternoon after visiting Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom calls on him at his official residence and return to New Delhi on Thursday. “The prime minister has no other engagements in Puttaparthi,” an official said. Vajpayee is visiting the highly revered guru ahead of the national elections expected in April-May.
Followers of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba around the world celebrate his birthday today, November 23. Sri Sathya Sai Baba was born on this day in 1926 in a tiny, hilly, isolated village called Puttaparthi in the Anantapur District of the present Andhra Pradesh state of India. Not only his father Sri Pedda Venkappa Raju but his grandfather Sri Ratnakaram Kondama Raju had been very pious people belonging to the Raju lineage of the Kshatriyas. Sathya Sai Baba “The sexual exploits of the guru were exposed 30 years ago by Tal Brooke, a former high-ranked devotee who now runs a
Press Trust of India, Jan. 19, 2003 http://www.hindustantimes.com/ A former US astronaut has embarked on a mission to bring about world peace by spreading the message of India’s holy man Satya Sai Baba whom the New York Times called “a friend in India to all the world”. Brain O’Leary, a physicist and former science and energy policy advisor to four US presidential candidates, is arriving in India on Friday to meet with Sai Baba to get his advice on how to bring about peace, according to sources close to the astronaut. O’Leary will also meet “free energy technology” scientist, Paramahamsa
The New York Times, Dec. 1, 2002 http://www.nytimes.com/ By KEITH BRADSHER PUTTAPARTHY, India ó The president of India, who is best known for overseeing India’s nuclear tests in 1998, recently paid a state visit to the country’s largest ashram, to meet and receive the blessings of a holy man who preaches nonviolence. The visit underlined the appeal of the unusual holy man, Sri Sathya Sai Baba, who draws presidents, prime ministers and other leaders not only from India but also from outside it; altogether he claims followers in 178 countries. The separation between state and religion in India, clear and
Rediff (India), Sep. 2, 2002 http://www.rediff.com/news/2002/sep/02jk.htm Syed Amin Jafri in Hyderabad Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah on Sunday offered prayers at the famous Sri Venkateswara temple at Tirumala and called on godman Sri Satya Sai Baba at Puttaparti in Andhra Pradesh. He joins a long list of VIPs, including chief ministers of various states, who make it a point to visit the temple before important political events such as elections. J&K is going to the polls this month. Accompanied by his two daughters, Dr Abdullah signed, before entering the temple, the mandatory declaration (for non-Hindus) that he