Please see important announcement: Appeal to former donors to Sathya Sai Baba
All the rationalizations about Sathya Sai Baba having never accepted gifts, never kept anything for himself, always only giving everything to the needy are totally exploded by the facts that have emerged in recent weeks. The chocolates and dried fruits found which have passed their expiry date must therefore have been stored by him for a very long time, with no thought whatever of giving anything to anyone… not even the penniless and deformed beggars who always throng the entrances to his ashrams! Not to mention the countless expensive items of a kind he never is known to have given away to anyone… when he distributes sarees to lady devotees, they were far from being of the best quality. Likewise the “diamonds” he claimed to give; not one has ever been proven to be a genuine diamond, but many have been proven to be synthetic stones bought very cheaply.
The perfumed avatar! That Sai Baba is claimed to have perfumed himself regularly so as to ´smell good´ when he walked among the crowds or gave interviews to dignitaries etc. is not an unlikely story, considering the stock of latest and rarest perfumes found among his stockpile. One perfume above all has been used by Sai Baba, the essence of tea rose. This is a seldom encountered but extremely fragrant and wonderful perfume which is identical to that of the so-called amrit (or “divine nectar”) that Sai Baba used to produce as a sugared liquid. Amrit is easy to manufacture, so it is strange that so few gurus have discovered how it attracts and deludes devotees as being a divine blessing that endows people with spiritual qualities etc. See more about the Sai Baba amrit deception here.
Manufacture of Sathya Sai Baba amrit (nectar)
Nectar of the Gods? Or tea rose essence & sugar water?
Five thousand wristwatches? It has long been known that Sai Baba pretended to materialize wrist watches for people in interviews because batches donated to him were recognised by the donors!
Dr. Erlendur Haraldsson in his letter dated 21-10-1988 said that the story is only a hearsay and there seem to be many editions of it and one cannot use these unverified second-hand stories as argument for anything until they have been verified. Eventually, Abraham T. Kovoor contacted the makers and Mr. Shoji Hattori, president of K. Hattori & Co. Ltd., the manufacturers of Seiko watches wrote back denying the claim made about Sai Baba – namely, that “a divine-looking person with bushy hair walked into the office one day, opened the safe and walked away with the watch” (full account of the events here)