Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sree Sree Sathya Sai Baba 1926 - 24/4/2011@ 7.40am

Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Date of birth 23 November 1926 (1926-11-23)
Place of birth Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh, India
Birth name Sathyanarayana Raju
Date of death 24 April 2011(2011-04-24) (aged 84)
Place of death Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh, India
Quotation Love All, Serve All Help Ever, Hurt Never

Sathya Sai Baba Telugu: సత్య సాయిబాబా IPA: born as Sathyanarayana Raju (23 November 1926 – 24 April 2011 was a popular Indian guru, spiritual figure and educator.] He is described by his devotees as an Avatar, godman,spiritual teacher and miracle worker.He apparent materializing of vibuthi (holy ash) and small objects such as rings, necklaces and watches by Sathya Sai Baba has been a source of both fame and controversy – skeptics consider these simple conjuring tricks, while devotees consider them evidence of divinity. Sathya Sai Baba has claimed to be the reincarnation of the great spiritual guru, Sai Baba of Shirdi, whose teachings were an eclectic blend of Hindu and Muslim beliefs.

Sathya Sai Baba and his organizations support a variety of free educational institutions, hospitals, and other charitable works in India and abroad. The number of active Sathya Sai Baba adherents was estimated in 1999 to be around 6 million, although followers' estimations are far higher. Since there are no formal ties of membership, the actual figure may never be known. The Sathya Sai Organization reports that there are an estimated 1,200 Sathya Sai Baba Centers in 114 countries worldwide.n India itself, Sai Baba draws followers from predominantly upper-middle-class, urban sections of society who have the "most wealth, education and exposure to Western ideas." cultural icon in his home country, Sai Baba has attracted presidents and prime ministers from India and beyond who have become his devotees; in 2002, he claimed to have followers in 178 countries.

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