...a peep into the life and teachings of the enigmatic divine being who chose to walk on the earth
Who is Sathya Sai Baba?
“Yes, I am God. And You too are God.
The only difference between you and me is that while I am
aware of it, you are completely unaware.” This has been
the response of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba to people who
question Him about His identity and divinity. Read
Concept of Avatarhood
An ‘Avatar’ is defined as the
incarnation (bodily manifestation) of the Supreme Being. The
word ‘Avatar’ is derived from the Sanskrit word
‘Avataranam’ which means ‘descent’...Read More...
The Family History
The Raju family was noted for its piety since
the days of the renowned sage, Venkavadhootha, who was looked
upon as a Guru in hundreds of villages around. Read
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba was born on the 23rd day of November
1926, at a quite little village, Puttaparthi, in the South
Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, then a part of the Madras
Presidency. The year was Akshaya, the Never-declining, the
Ever-full. Read More...
The Early Years
The Divine child became the pet of the entire
village of Puttaparthi and the farmers and cowherds vied with
each other in fondling it and feeding it and playing with
its lovely silken curls. Its charming smile attracted every
one. Like a lighted lamp, Sathya moved about the house and
laughter tinkled in the street when he lisped his sweet vocabulary
of sounds. Read More...
Sathya was also sought after by people who had lost articles
of value, for He had brought with Him to Uravakonda the reputation
for intuitive perception... Read
I am Sai Baba...
On 23rd May 1940, Sathya rose from bed as usual, but after
some time, He called the members of the household around Him,
gave them sugar candy and flowers taken from nowhere. At this,
the neighbours too rushed in. He gave them each a ball of
rice cooked in milk... Read
The Mission Begins...
On 20th October, 1940, the day after they
all returned from Hampi, Sathyanarayana started for school
as usual. However, within a few minutes, He returned to the
house. Standing on the outer doorstep, He cast aside the books
He was carrying and called out, “I am no longer your
Sathya. I am Sai.” The sister-in-law came from the kitchen,
only to be blinded by the splendour of the halo around Baba's
head! He addressed her, “I am going; I don't belong
to you; Maya (delusion) has gone; My Bhaktas (devotees) are
calling Me; I have My Work; I can't stay here any longer."