Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

Exposing major deceits by guru Sathya Sai Baba in India, incl. murders cover-up & widely alleged sexual abuse

Sathya Sai Baba as ‘Divine Mother – photos

Posted by robertpriddy on June 17, 2008

Sathya Sai Baba as Krishna and Rama

The above couple of manipulated images come from an entertaining website where Sathya Sai Baba is pasted into traditional photos of gods, with grotesque effect (taken from now-discontinued pages at He looks like a transvestite drag queen or a hira.

Sai Baba in a sari Sathya Sai Baba in a sari

Cross-dressing: More to the point in this connection would be the supposed authentic photo of the young Sathya Sai Baba… which is claimed to have been ‘materialised’ (left), though one must suspect the camera of materialization and sleight-of-hand for the rest. This is in accordance with the transvestite photos of the young Sathya Sai Baba (right), and various reports of him as masquerading as a woman on numerous occasions.


Devotees love to hear any evidence of Sai Baba’s supposed “divine play” (i.e. leela), such as acting the mother (Ammani) by “dancing, cleaning houses, bringing water, wearing saris and so on, like ladies did” (quote from Love is My Form by Padmanabhan – Sai Towers Publishing, p. 560).
Satyanarayana Raju, as he was then known, loved to take part in dances and dramas, very often taking female roles. His sisters Venkamma and Parvathamma often fixed his cosmetics and costumes, clothing him in their own saris.


On one occasion in the mid-1930s (reported by his ‘official biographer’ Prof. N. Kasturi) he imitated a popular dance artist, Rishyendramani, who was a touring entertainer, famous for feats such as dancing to music while picking up handkerchiefs off the floor with her teeth. At an annual school function where Rishyendramani failed to turn up, Raju put on fancy clothes and pretended to be her. He passed himself off well as a young female and even surpassed Rishyendramani’s feats. The District Board President was to present a prize of a silk sari to the ‘artiste’, asking for ‘her’ to come up on stage to receive it. Raju had changed back into his male clothes by then but walked towards the stage to claim his prize. He was stopped by officials and the situation was defused when a senior teacher informed that it was actually he who had saved the day and thus he deserved a prize.

See Sathya Sai Baba – Divine Mother

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