Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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

Murder of foreign youth at Sai Baba’s Brindavan ashram

Posted by robertpriddy on July 22, 2012


The Australian author Mary Garden, who was at Brindavan for many months in late 70s, wrote in her book ‘The Serpent Rising’ how she visited Brindavan and what she experienced with Sai Baba there. The experience turned very negative until she met a US lady called Joanna who had a restaurant who told her about Sai Baba’s fraud and homosexuality (click on thumbnail to read excerpt)

The following exchanges are from mails between Mary Garden and KarK (identity known but restricted for security reasons) Jan 23, 2004

“I left in 1979, things had completely changed and a Tamil friend of mine was murdered in Sai Baba’s back yard and he did nothing about it. My friend’s father was with Indian Intelligence in Delhi. Arvind was engaged to a British girl and his fiance was pregnant when he was murdered.

Arvind and I went to Ooty to Summer School (1978) once together and it was at this time that we both got a hint that something was going on with Sai Baba and the “boys”.

Scan of e-mail about Arvind murder

Feb 4, 2004 from KarK to Mary “Now I have changed my mind again about Sai Baba and think he is a Demon.  He has gone way too far with his games and antics and his vicious manipulations of Indian culture and religion.  Besides I had a dream that explained to me very clearly that he is doing all of these things that people say he is doing.
So, after taking a break from all of the very depressing Sai Baba files, I went back and started reading them again.  The Quicktopic files discussed by the Sai students and Barry Pittard’s long letter are really excellent. In those files are lots of new Internet addresses that go deeper into Sai Baba as a phenomenon.  Highly recommend it as good reading.   Now I, too, feel that things might get done.  If these students keep at it with confidence, they might be very surprised how successful they might actually be in the Sai Baba community at large.

To Mary Garden from KarK… addition on Arvind:-“He had his stomach cut out while he was sleeping and they found him still alive in the morning.  Sai Baba did not do a thing to assist anybody in the investigation.  There were other “deaths’ in Bangalore and nothing was done about this either.”

Apl. 6 – 2004 from KarK to Mary on her new visit to India: “I can’t say that Sai Baba didn’t hurt me; he did, but it was not a physical violation that is purported to be going on now.  Also, I did not know he is gay or I probably would have gotten back on the road and gone to Malaysia .”

to Barry Pittard from KarK  6 Nov. 2004

“I saw the BBC Docudrama and think it is a real good start.  Some of the issues have to be picked up again and again until you start to uncover some of the things that are hidden; casual conversation for the TV probably will not reveal very much, but will expose some people to the public.”

One Response to “Murder of foreign youth at Sai Baba’s Brindavan ashram”

  1. chandjai said

    I again and again tell people, what ever wrong he may have done, ok forget for a moment. He was one of the Greatest Social worker India has ever seen. Mother Teresa has not done even 10% what he has done to the people this country.He brought Krishna water to Chennai. He adopted Villages in Ananthapur dist ,who has done, tell me. Free medical assistance to Poor and surgery is done free of cost to poor. He did not possess any power. He is Yakshi upasak like Gayathri Swamigal who lived Mylapore in Chennai Few Years back. Due to that only he could produce Chains and lingams etc. I again say he is not Avatar purush nor Bhagawan as called by his Devotees.

    Reply from Robert Priddy

    The wrong he did are wrongs on such a scale of deceit that they cannot be outweighed by what he deceived others into doing in his name. THAT is what you should tell yourself again and again!
    Sathya Sai Baba never lifted a finger to feed, clothe, house or in any way look after himself, let alone do any social work other than hold endless boring and often misguided discourses. For all her misguided beliefs, Mother Theresa at least spent much time helping the dying on the streets etc., something Sai Baba never did! The social work was all done by good people who were taken in by his lies, false ‘materializations’ and who donated all the money, time and effort. I knew many who made huge sacrifices, and my wife and I donated a lot of money and all our time for 18 years. So don’t give credit to Sai Baba where it is NOT due… all he did was talk, talk, talk, harangue, criticize his followers and let down everyone through broken trust, broken promises and rejection of people as soon as they were no longer useful to him or his purposes.
    Gayatri Swami was a fraud too, one with considerable influence in South India among naive believers in miracles and holy powers. He was thoroughly exposed by Professor Erlendur Haraldsson and Richard Wiseman. He was found to be pretending to materialize objects (small statuettes of deities etc,) within fruits, but had a silk thread attached to them! Likewise, his ‘materialization’ inside fruits of right-handed conches (extremely rare in India as ‘Sri Lakshmi conches’) the ‘left-handed type’ are the only indiginous sort), Haraldsson traced his imports of them from California, where they are indigenous!
    Erlendur Haraldsson & Joop M. Houtkooper (1994). Report of an Indian swami claiming to materialize objects: The value and limitations of field observations. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 8(3), 381-397. See text of the exposure here

    Your comments are a waste of time, you are deluded by numerous unexamined ‘spiritual’ beliefs so rife in India.


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