Sathya Sai Baba ‘materialization’ fraudulence transparent on videos
Posted by robertpriddy on January 31, 2012
Prashanti Nilayam is supplied regularly with cow-dung ash ‘vibuthy’ manufactured in a Palani factory It is known that tons of vibuti are ordered by Prashanthi Nilayam from Palani (near the foot of the Kodai mountain in Tamil Nadu) where ‘vibuty’ is manufactired in quantity. I was friends with a former Seva Dal servitor, Krishna Panjwani of Bombay – a very sweet elderly gentleman – who annually travelled around and bought supplies for the Prashanthi Nilayam shop he supervised – in the heat of summer when Sai Baba was away on holiday in Kodai. He used to go to Palani to get vibuti, and an invoice published by Basava Premanand showed the details of one such purchase of a huge amount. See the invoice of 9 tons of it sent to Prashanthi Nilayam from Palani here:-
Various film clips are available on the web and in TV programmes showing and explaining how Sai Baba apparently carried out sleight of hand while producing allegedly ‘materialised’ holy ash (vibuthi). When he waved his hand in the air and then let vibuti fall into the hands of a devotee, sceptics claim that he concealed small pellets of vibuthi – usually in his left hand – and transferred this to his right some time before appearing to grasp it from mid air and pouring it into waiting hands. This can be seen very clearly on videos where the run-up to the hand-waving is included. When the ash was compacted into a pellet, it has to be crushed to be delivered. This crushing is visibly done every time in Sathya Sai Baba ‘s right hand, between his thumb and first two fingers. (It is also reported by one of his countless ‘form boys’ – i.e. abused student ‘chics’ – that he had seen a a small hand-machine for making vibuti pellets hidden in his private room).
Concealment was also obviously done with his ever-present handkerchief, such as he always handled and not least after each ‘materialisation’. In most photos of him in his various thrones and chairs, it will be seen that his left hand is infrequently holding or is very close to a handkerchief (much less often than his right hand is). For many years at the twice-daily darsan ‘walkabout’, Colonel Joga Rao used to hand him the handkerchief and carry the letters when required. Since Joga Rao was known never to have believed in Sai Baba’s miracles but to have agreed to help him nonetheless, there is all reason to suspect he was a willing accomplice to fraud, wishing to serve his master unquestioningly because he though he was doing good work anyhow. All this is supported by the many video clips and photos.
See blatant fraud filmed when Sai Baba pretended to ‘materialise’ a tiny Bible
Manufacture of Sathya Sai amrit (nectar)
Nectar of the Gods or tea rose essence+sugar?
Why does SB fake materializations?
Vibuthi-Abishek showpiece mere fakery?
Video clips of SB sleight-of-hand fraud (wmv files)