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Peace Attempt within the Sathya Sai Organisation Miserably Failed!

Posted by eileenweed on July 8, 2021

Please see the latest dramatic turf-fight developments between the massive power-hungry Sathya Sai organisations!

Peace Attempt within The Sathya Sai Organisation miserably failed
By Chris Dokter

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Will the Puttaparthi Airport be Risen from the Dead?

Posted by eileenweed on July 6, 2021

The 10th anniversary of the death of Sathya Sai Baba came and went in April 2021, but there is no sign of him nor his town raising from the dead. Every few months, articles appear about plans to make Puttaparthi a grand tourist centre, but nothing much has happened so far. Tourists are not flocking to Puttaparthi as the believing devotees hoped.

Another article has just appeared proclaiming that the “badly neglected” Puttaparthi airport will be “abuzz again”. Will it? Will it really? We are not holding our breath. Should you?

Another article brings up the subject of the attempted sale of the airport in 2012, stating:

“In 2012, the government of the then united Andhra Pradesh, headed by N Kiran Kumar Reddy, had sought to take over the airstrip and turn it into an airport for commercial operations. But, the move did not make headway because of the political situation then.”

https://in.news.yahoo.com/andhra-govt-renews-bid-over-151619621.html

Puttaparthi Airport to be abuzz again


DECCAN CHRONICLE. | DC CORRESPONDENT
Published Jul 6, 2021, 12:02 am IST UpdatedJul 6, 2021, 12:12 am IST

ANANTAPUR: The Puttaparthi Airport would soon get a facelift and begin commercial operations, said industries minister Mekapathi Gowtham Reddy. He said the government was firm on developing Anantapur district as a hub of biotech parks following available feasibility.

The Puttaparthi airport was defunct and confined only to rear visits of VVIPs through chartered flights for many years and the airport had no night landing facility and has been badly neglected after the demise of Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

In view of long-pending proposals to develop the airport for commercial use, the minister had a meeting with the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust authorities at Santhi Bhavan in Prasanthi Nilayam in the district on Monday. Trustee R. J. Rathnakar, R&B minister Shankar Narayana, MP Gorantla Madhav and MLA Sridhar Reddy were present at the meeting.

Gowtham Reddy told the media that the defunct airport would get operational soon after making necessary changes and developments. The government wanted to speed up the process including land acquisition towards expansion of the airport to provide a terminal for at least 100 passengers. The Puttaparthi airport was inaugurated on November 24, 1990 to serve the super speciality hospital for emergency situations. The 1000-metre-long airstrip was constructed by L&T ECC. It was later extended to enable the operation of jet aircraft. Though there were proposals to expand the airport to provide cargo services, no steps were initiated due to complications in the land acquisition process.

The airport, however, would be operational with commercial aircrafts in six months, sources said.

The minister also announced plans to complete MSM Park in Puttaparthi area in 104 acres. The minister also visited the biotech industry at Kodur village in Chilamathur mandal.

“The government will establish an IT concept city in Anantapur among the three sanctioned in the state. A skill development centre would be established for unemployed youths,” the minister said.

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/in-other-news/050721/puttaparthi-airport-to-be-abuzz-again.html

 Industries minister Mekapathi Gowtham Reddy. (Photo: Facebook @MekapatiGoutham)

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Ugly Turf War between Central Trust and International Organisation

Posted by eileenweed on June 9, 2021

Without prior notification the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust (SSSCT) announced the erection of a new legal entity, a Global Council, in November 2020 – about a week before the late guru’s 95th birthday. Whereas the Indian based Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations (SSSSO), headed by Sri Nimish Pandya, apparently went along with the ‘proposal’ within six hours, the hitherto independent International Organisation (SSSIO), with its headquarters in the United States, did not. On the contrary: they vehemently opposed.

See the full dramatic story on Chris Dokter’s new blog!

https://chrisdokter.wordpress.com/2021/06/09/ugly-turf-war-between-central-trust-and-international-organisation/

Ugly Turf War between Central Trust and International Organisation

by chrisdokter

Without prior notification the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust (SSSCT) announced the erection of a new legal entity, a Global Council, November last, about a week before the late guru’s 95th birthday. Whereas the Indian based Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations (SSSSO), headed by Sri Nimish Pandya, apparently went along with the ‘proposal’ within six hours, the hitherto independent International Organisation (SSSIO), with its headquarters in the United States, did not. On the contrary: they vehemently opposed. Over a period of roughly half a year the conflict obviously got so out of hand that at least 2 members of the Central Trust, Sri Rathnakar, the (in)famous nephew of Sai Baba (see for instance this incisive post) and Managing Trustee, and Sri Naganand, an experienced lawyer, felt the need to publicly step in.

Present members of the SSS Central Trust, June 2021

‘Blinkered egotists’

In a series of Zoom meetings over the course of May with concerned and confused international office bearers from all around the world, 3 of which at this moment still to be found online (see Conversation with SSSIO Singapore Office Bearers | Sri SS Naganand, Trustee, SSSCT | May 2021Sri Sathya Sai Global Council – A candid conversation between Sri Rathnakar and American Sri Sathya Sai alumni and Sri Rathnakar’s Zoom call with devotees from South Africa on Sri Sathya Sai Global Council), they basically denounced the hightest office bearers of the International Organisation, dr. Narendranath Reddy and dr. Leonardo Gutter, as blinkered, misinformed, uncommunitative, lying and self-aggrandizing egotists. Harsh words indeed for representatives of the late guru, who always professed to others to ‘speak the truth, speak only that which is pleasant, don’t speak the truth even if it is unpleasant or merely to please someone else’ and above all: Hurt never and do not criticize.

‘Power grabbing, money grabbing’

On the other hand, the accusations made by the International Oganisation’s leaders regarding this initiative by The Central Trust were so serious they could not be ignored nor concealed, as they were part and parcel of the social domain. Reddy and Gutter basically accused the Trust of power grabbing, money grabbing and withholding Covid aid to countries outside India. These accusations were apparently widely shared with central committees and centres all across the globe, in letters, mails and online meetings. The remnant of a letter dated April 13 2021 by Narendra Reddy can be seen in below screenshot (it has recently been taken offline):

The full version can be read here. It was saved by several sources before it disappeared. A similar message, on video, by Leonardo Gutter was preserved also and can be seen here:

As most official letters, mails and internet meetings are by now largely hidden from the general public, what exactly transpired during the last 7 months is difficult to fathom. The Central Trust’s version of events is quite clearcut, in that they view the Global Council as a necessary new overarching body, with Prasanthi Nilayam as the central hub. They accuse the leaders of the International Organisation of letting the topic of ‘the Muddenahalli gang’ slide, and put them in place also regarding the amount of money that was donated to the CT by the IO over the last decade, it being a miserly 2 million dollars, the same amount the Central Trust allegedly pays every month in expenses, if we are to believe Rathnakar.

Miracle Reconciliation

Because the turf war was allegedly all of a sudden over after one, ‘cordial’ Zoom meeting on May 30, clearly decided in favour of the Central Trust, and thus in favour of the Global Council, every previous letter and public announcement by the International Organisation has all but vanished. The following amazing joint statement by SSSCT, SSSSO and SSSIO went out across the planet immediately after, as if all the discord and burning of bridges had never happened:

All lovey-dovey again in the Sai Universe?

One wonders what will become of the International Organisation after Guru Poornima Day (July 24) this year, when the Global Council will be put into actual fact. And one cannot but wonder what will happen to brave men like mr. Gutter, who spoke out in favour of an independent organisation outside India and against the vanity of a Central Trust that once was the sole domain of only the late guru himself. Will this newly found comradery last?

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Volunteers Needed for IT Department in Prasanthi Nilayam Media Center

Posted by eileenweed on June 7, 2021

Are you an IT professional? Would you like to give up an average salary of Rs 7.5 lakh a year (about $10,500) in India (or average about $100,000 or Rs 73 lakh rupees in America) and work for NOTHING? Then the ashram of Prasanthi Nilayam would like to take advantage of your services!

In exchange for long hours of work with no benefits and no pay, you will get the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting the ashram of the now-dead pedophile narcissist self-proclaimed ‘god’, and encouraging Central Trust and other ashram VIPs to syphon off even more funds from donations, which will NOT be given to you.

Don’t worry about competition because the ashram requires VolunteerS, that means plural and multiple people will be accepted! Because they are always desperate for free slave labor!

This is further proof of the ashram’s financial losses over the last few years, as reported in our previous blog – no god has come to rescue them!

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Application to Apply is HERE!

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Ashram Suffers Devastating Financial Losses

Posted by eileenweed on May 1, 2021

The Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust and Prasanthi Nilayam ashram has suffered severe financial loses in the last year and a half, and much of it may be due to the covid pandemic and the subsequent lack of tourism money – including foreigners not visiting.

A local resident and employee inside the ashram who wishes to remain anonymous, has revealed he has seen many workers fired in the last year and a half. The few paid employees who remain, have had their salaries cut by at least half. Even those overseeing maintenance activities within the ashram have seen their salaries drop from an anyways pathetic Rs 9,000 a month ($121) down to Rs 4,000 ($54).

When employees beg for a living wage, Ashram higher-ups plead inability to do so, saying that due to a Rupees 4 Crore loss in the last year ($540,000), they are unable to pay bills, and need to cut corners extensively – including firing many employees and ignoring maintenance within the ashram, leaving the buildings to crumble and leaky faucets to puddle water.

Of course, the public will not know about these financial difficulties because the ashram continues to look splendid during festivals, making use of free service (seva) volunteers and recycled decorations.

The number of paid employees within the ashram has typically been low and the pay extremely insufficient and less than many other areas in India, due to the many ‘Seva Dal’ volunteers who come on a regular basis. These devotees come for typically two weeks at a time to devote 16-hour working days for free. In fact, each State and District in India who have Sathya Sai centres, are pressured into recruiting these volunteers on a regular basis. Sending less than the required quota of ‘slaves’ is NOT an option!

The ashram also continues to skillfully edit official videos to cut out angles that show just how empty the Hall is, such as the rare photo below, revealing a mostly empty gent’s side during the recent 10th Death Anniversary of Sathya Sai Baba on 24 April 2021.

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India would have been a better place without Sathya Sai Baba

Posted by eileenweed on March 27, 2021

This is an excellent article explaining how Sathya Sai Baba was repeatedly exposed as a fraud, but was never held responsible for his crimes due to political clout. The author Sanal Edamaruku even wrote to the then-President of India Dr. Abdul Kalam in 2005, asking if “saffron clothes make an offender untouchable for the law”. His letter was unanswered.

India would have been a better place without Sathya Sai Baba

Indian rationalist Sanal Edamaruku on the final debunking of a guru

By Sanal Edamaruku
WEDNESDAY, 27TH APRIL 2011

When Sathya Sai Baba died on 24 April 2011 at the age of 85 years, he proved once again that miracles and predictions fail. He had predicted at a public gathering at his head quarters in Puttaparthy, in 2000, and repeatedly many times, that he would die at the age of 96 only. And till the last moment, many of his devotees clung to his word and waited for a miracle. May it be an eye opener for the millions of gullible people whom he misguided and deluded. Sathya Sai Baba

De mortuis nihil nisi bene, they say: say nothing but good of the dead. But I think Sathya Sai Baba’s case qualifies for an exception. Too great is the damage that he did to India. His devastating influence on reason and scientific temper caused huge setback to the country. At a time when scientific progress led to great social and economic leaps, and scientific awakening started spreading all over India, Sathya Sai Baba launched a “counter revolution” of superstition, supported by irresponsible politicians and other public figures who should have known better. In my judgment, this is his greatest crime. I succeeded again and again in exposing him publicly as a fraud, as did some other rationalists. But due to his political protectors he was never held responsible for his crimes against public reason. Nor was he ever booked for any other crime he was accused of. Numerous cases of alleged sexual abuse and murder are yet to be investigated, not to mention the financial secrets of his empire.

Sathya Sai Baba insisted in all seriousness that he was god, the creator of the universe, and “proved” his divinity with a couple of small “miracles”. As son of a village tantric he was familiar with the hand sleights and tricks of the trade. However, he did not only fascinate poor and uneducated villagers with his fraudulent performances. Over the years, he managed to attract a galaxy of India’s rich and powerful, among them ministers, prime ministers, presidents, chief justices, top industrialists and superstars.

Sathya Sai Baba had a special modus operandi that was the key for his astonishing success and the root of his enormous clout. Many of his high society devotees came to serve their own vested interests. Some came to rub shoulders with the prominent. Many joined the club because it was working as a powerful syndicate spreading its tentacles all over the political system. It was a way to the top jobs and a way to get things done. Others were seeking financial support or wanted to get rid of ill-gotten black money: the empire, it is alleged, was based on money laundering, using foreign devotees and branches. In fact, the huge foreign donations to Sai Baba stood in contrast to the comparatively modest number of active foreign devotees and the sometimes quite weak foreign branches, some of them residing in private homes. That is no great surprise, when one considers that Sai Baba did not speak any other language than Telugu and traveled only once in his whole life abroad – to visit his friend Idi Amin in Uganda.

On his 80th birthday, Sai Baba’s supporters announced that he would turn from a miracle man to a philanthropist. That was after I had demonstrated his miracles so often on TV shows that many kids in the streets could imitate them. That he then spent a part of the great fortunes, swindled out of the gullible, for social development around his ancestral village, is highlighted now to present him as a saint. But, useful and welcome as hospitals, schools and drinking water projects for the poor may always be, this kind of alibi-philanthropy is well-known even to mafia-bosses. It cannot be weighed against his crimes and the damage he has done to the Indian society.

In December 2005, I wrote a letter to the then President Dr. Abdul Kalam, one of Sai Baba’s ardent supporters, which was never answered. I demanded criminal investigations against Sai Baba. If his social development projects are meant to be indulgence to nullify his crimes, this procedure is unprecedented and unacceptable, I wrote. It is a shame for India that well-founded accusations and numerous reputed witnesses against Sai Baba are ignored without any investigation. Do saffron clothes make an offender untouchable for the law? Do we have to tolerate that political protectionism raises its head so boldly, mocking India’s democracy?

Sathya Sai Baba caused great damage to India. His irresponsible political patrons corrupted the political culture of India. Encouraged by the clout of Sathya Sai Baba, a new clan of miracle mongers imitated him. India would have been a better place without Sathya Sai Baba.

Sanal Edamaruku is president of the Indian Rationalist Association

https://newhumanist.org.uk/articles/2547/india-would-have-been-a-better-place-without-sathya-sai-baba

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Sai Baba Had to Study Singing Like A Regular Student

Posted by eileenweed on March 15, 2021

On the occasion of the birth centenary of the famous singing brothers BV Raman and BV Lakshmanan, there was an article with the following quote:

“Sathya Sai Baba learnt music from the brothers, which he openly acknowledged in many forums. The brothers stayed in Puttaparthi for about four years, during which period B.V. Raman composed as many as 37 songs on Sathya Sai Baba, which includes the famous aarti song, ‘Om Jai Jagadeesha Hare’.”

Do you think sai baba was omniscient? Then you are sadly mistaken! It is well known that he learnt magic tricks and slight-of-hand from his grandfather, and the family used to make a little money by performing magic and drama shows in the village. That is where he learned many stories from the scriptures too.

Now we learn that he took singing lessons from the two highly qualified brothers, probably with rich financial incentives for the brothers! They stayed four whole years in Puttaparthi and composed many songs for him – useful to use for decades as propaganda!

The twin brothers were born in a town called Bhavani in 1921. B.V. Lakshmanan passed away in 1996 and B.V. Raman passed away in 2006.

A teaching method of their own
R. Vijayalakshmi and R. Chitra
UPDATED: MARCH 11, 2021 18:39 IST

Every student who trained under the twin brothers, B.V. Raman and B.V. Lakshmanan, cannot forget their gentle voices and ever-smiling faces along with the encouraging words, “With practice you can sing” (paada paada varum), that boosted the confidence of young learners.

Our beloved gurus had many disciples and their teaching method was very unique.

We still remember the day when we first attended Raman Sir’s class. We were in our teens and were straightaway taught the pallavis of one varnam and three other kritis. Sir then said, “This is all for the day”.

Since this kind of approach to teaching music was unheard of, we were worried and tense. Looking at the expressions on our faces, he understood what was going through our minds. He assured us that we will soon get accustomed to this method. He took away our notebooks saying that he would write the lyrics himself (both the brothers had beautiful handwriting) and give it to us in the next class.

While leaving the class, we tried to recollect the songs he had taught, at least a few lines. We felt nervous without the notebook in our hands and wondered how we would practise at home.

The next class, sir had written down the songs sans notation, but did not give the notebook to us to take a look at the lyrics.

With his encouragement and support, we learnt for 15 years without any notes, notations and recordings. Even today, every disciple of the brothers will be able to recall whatever they were taught without referring to any notebook.

In 1938, the brothers at the age of 17, began their formal music training under S. Srinivasa Rao. They also learnt from Veena Krishnamachariar and Kulitalai Krishnaswami Rao. Their lessons in Kathakali padas were under Venkatakrishna Bhagavatar, the elder brother of Palghat Rama Bhagavatar.

It so happened that once Tiger Varadachari had a chance to listen to the brothers sing, and suggested that they join the Sangeeta Bhooshanam course in the Music College at Annamalai University in Chidambaram, of which he was the principal. With support from Tiger Varadachari, who allowed the brothers to stay with him apart from offering them scholarship, the brothers completed the course in 1943. It was also the same year when Varadachari relinquished his post to join Kalakshetra in Chennai.

While in college, the brothers had the privilege to learn from Tiger Varadachari. They came to Chennai after completing their Sangeeta Bhooshanam course to work with Varadachari at Kalakshetra.

From 1943 to 1945, the brothers played an important role in assisting Rukmini Devi in many of her productions.

Unique approach
The brothers were unique in whatever they did. For instance, they began learning music only at the age of 17 and performing at the age of 35. They would make every performance stand out — a full fledged concert of Muthuswami Dikshitar’s rare compositions, a concert of just Thiruppugazh songs, a concert featuring post-Trinity compositions, or a Vinayaka Chaturthi concert with all songs, including the mangalam, in praise of Vinayaka.

Even their All India Radio concerts were theme based, like the one with all Gowla ragas or the one that featured rare compositions of Yogi Suddhananda Bharathi.

They set to tune all the 4,000 verses of the Divya Prabandham, around 27 kritis of Anayampatti Adi Seshaiyyar, and some Tarangams of Narayana Tirtha. They have composed varnams and thillanas.

Sathya Sai Baba learnt music from the brothers, which he openly acknowledged in many forums. The brothers stayed in Puttaparthi for about four years, during which period B.V. Raman composed as many as 37 songs on Sathya Sai Baba, which includes the famous aarti song, ‘Om Jai Jagadeesha Hare’.

For 40 years they conducted the aradhana of Sadashiva Brahmendral at Manamadurai with sincerity and commitment.

They believed in simple living while their music was a reflection of their devotion to the art and their spirituality. As much as their music, it was the personal qualities of the brothers that endeared them to the public as well as to their peers. They were generous in their appreciation of their accompanists, contemporaries and younger artistes.

At a special event organised for his centenary at Chennai’s Ragasudha Hall, the vidwans Anayampatti Ganesan and N. V. Subramanian, who were closely associated with the brothers, performed a tribute concert.

https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/music/a-teaching-method-of-their-own/article34045308.ece

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Undeterred by his DISASTER ‘Satya Sai Baba’ Movie, Anup Jalota is Working on a Sequel

Posted by eileenweed on March 1, 2021

Undeterred by the pathetic numbers and heavy financial loss of the ‘Satya Sai Baba’ movie, released on January 29th, 2021 (after over 7 years in the making), Anup Jalota is planning on a Sequel!

The current movie has been labeled a “DISASTER” (worse than a “Flop”) by the film industry.

This proves that the vast majority of Indians are aware that Satya Sai Baba was a conman and fraudster, and they have no interest in seeing a movie glorifying his life, when secretly he had been abusing hundreds of boys and young men for decades.

Here is the article:

I Am Thrilled To Work With Bhajan Samrat Anup Jalota In Satya Sai Baba 2
POSTED BY: NEWS HELPLINE FEBRUARY 25, 2021

Actress Ekta Jain has been roped in to play an interesting role in the Anup Jalota starrer Satya Sai Baba 2.

Jalota, who is already playing the lead in Satya Sai Baba, is directing, singing and composing music for the film. Sharing his views on Ekta’s talent, he said, “Ekta Jain is a good talented actor, anchor, model, influencer and a fashion designer. She is working with us in Satya Sai Baba 2 and I am sure she will justify her role.”

Babanrao Gholap of Atman Films presents the film produced by Balkrishn Shrivastav of A One Creation. The film is co-produced by Ankita and Nikita Shrivastav. The screenplay and dialogues will be written by Sachindra Sharma, Pradeep Singh will be the Art Director, Sanjay Verma will be the Editor, Sudhakar Sharma will write the lyrics and Dinesh Singh will be the D.O.P of the film.

Ekta Jain, who lost eight kilos for the role, said, “I am thrilled and excited that I got to work with Anup Jalota I have reduced eight kilos weight for this film. For the last 6 months I stuck to eating homemade food and regularly worked out in the gym. My past experience and projects will help me further upgrade my skills for this project.”

Ekta Jain has been part of many Bollywood films like Shatranj, Khali Bali and Trahimaan. The shooting of Satya Sai Baba 2 will commence in April 2021 in Mumbai and Bangalore.

Ekta Jain has played a policewoman in Shatranj and a lawyer in Trahimaam. She has completed the shoot and dubbing of an International film project and is hoping that 2021 will bring in work from different platforms whether it is OTT or TV, films or theatre. She said, “I want to learn the new technology in filmmaking and also work with talented actors.”

On a parting note, ask her what she considers important to keep getting good work in showbiz and she said, “I think audiences make you what you are. I want to thank them all for giving me so much love.”

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Satya Sai Baba Movie a “DISASTER”!

Posted by eileenweed on February 26, 2021

The movie starring Anup Jalota has officially been labeled a “DISASTER”, to no one’s surprise. The film reportedly had a budget of 3 crore rupees (about $400,000 USD), although the average cost of a Bollywood movie is approximately 50 crore (nearly $7 million US dollars).

After one month, the film has netted only a pathetic 4 lakh rupees (about $5,500).

Among 100 recently released movies, it comes in at #89 out of 100.

Details may be found at this website:

https://www.sacnilk.com/entertainmenttopbar/Box_Office_Collection?hl=en

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“His Acts were Based on Sleight of Hand”

Posted by eileenweed on December 19, 2020

A recent article regarding the maybe-soon-to-be-released move on the life of “Sathya Sai Baba” clarifies that his so-called miracles were “based on slight of hand”.

In a country that is often supportive of dubious ‘gurus’ and even has legally punished those who question certain spiritual and religious activities, it is heartening to see that mainstream media realises that Sathya Sai Baba faked his miracles!

Here is the article online:

Anup Jalota unveils new poster of his upcoming film ‘Satya Sai Baba’ featuring Jackie Shroff and Sudhir Dalvi

Ashwin Sheshware | December, 18 2020

Actor-singer Anup Jalota unveiled new poster of his upcoming film ‘Satya Sai Baba’ on social media on Thursday. Anup Jalota is playing role of Satya Sai Baba while Jackie Shroff is playing role of a police officer and Sudhir Dalvi is portraying role of Sai Baba of Shirdi in the film.

Sharing the poster of the film on his Instagram handle, Jalota wrote, “#SriSathyaSaiBaba #TheMovie #AnupJalota #BhajanSamrat #singercumactor #JackieShroff #music #singer”.

Sathya Sai Baba was an Indian guru and philanthropist, born into a Telugu – speaking Bhatraju family. At the age of fourteen he claimed that he was the reincarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba and left his home in order to serve the society and be an example to his followers.

Satya Sai Baba purported materialisations of vibhuti (holy ash) and other small objects such as rings, necklaces, and watches, along with reports of miraculous healings, resurrections, clairvoyance, bilocation, and alleged omnipotence and omniscience, were a source of both fame and controversy. His acts were based on sleight of hand though his devotees considered them signs of his divinity. He died in November 2011 at the age of 84.

‘Satya Sai Baba’ also stars Sadhika Randhawa, Govind Namdev, Arun Bakshi and Mushtaq Khan in key roles. It will be released in English, Hindi, Telugu and Marathi languages.

It is directed by Vicky Ranawat and produced by Balkrishan Srivastav, Ankita Srivastab, Nikita Srivastav and Subhash Sehgal. The film is scheduled to release on January 22, 2021.

Anup Jalota will also feature in Kesar Matharu directorial ‘Woh Meri Student Hai’ along with ‘Big Boss 12’ contestant Jasleen Matharu.

http://bollywoodhelpline.com/news-gossips/filmy-buzz/-Anup-Jalota-unveils-new-poster-of-his-upcoming-film-%E2%80%98Satya-Sai-Baba%E2%80%99-featuring-Jackie-Shroff-and-Sudhir-Dalvi/57049

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Will the ‘Sathya Sai Baba’ Movie Starring Anup Jalota Finally be Released??

Posted by eileenweed on December 14, 2020

Since 2011 we have been reporting on two planned mainstream movies about Sathya Sai Baba.

  1. ‘Baba Sathya Sai’
    Starring Dileep (later replaced by Sreejith Vijay with shooting in October 2016)
    Directed by Kodi Ramakrishna
    Produced by Karatam Rambabu
    (Movie Launch was held in October 2011; Movie was reportedly dropped July 2018.)
  2. ‘Sathya Sai Baba’
    Starring Anup Jalota
    Directed by Vicky Ranavath
    Produced by Balakrishnan Srivatsav
    (Announced in Feb 2012, filming in Puttaparthi in Feb 2013, Launch party in Sep 2014.)

The saga drags on as a new article appeared on 13 December 2020, stating that the film ‘Sathya Sai Baba’, which was filmed in 2013, will FINALLY be released in January 2021!

With films in India often being finished within months, we can only guess that the producers of these films of the discredited baba are wary of spending money to release such sure-to-be flop films. They will no doubt lose their investments, as the vast population of India makes fun of these shamed con-men ‘gurus’ and would certainly not waste their time and money to see movies glorifying them.

The trailer (see below) shows corny amateur ‘miracles’, stiff performances, scenes of real devotees lifted from decades ago, a fake looking wig on Jalota, and bad photography and lighting. It also tries to cash into Shirdi Sai Baba’s popularity by showing his form merge into Sathya Sai Baba.


Anup Jalota as Sathya Sai Baba
TNNCreated: Dec 13, 2020, 15:46 IST

Bhajan maestro and Padma Shri awardee Anup Jalota, who is a renowned name in the world of devotional music is all set to be part of producer Balkrishn Shrivastav and director Vicky Ranawat’s biopic Sathya Sai Baba. He will play the lead role of Satya Sai Baba in it. The film’s poster was recently released by the Governor of Maharashtra Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari.

Jalota has signed a few films in the past, too. He says the decision to take up movies dates back to when he was offered the role of Satya Sai Baba in Vicky Ranawat’s film, which also releases this year.

A source close to the production house said, “Anupji bears an uncannily, striking resemblance to Sai Baba. He also happens to be Sai Baba’s follower and has been closely associated with him for many years. It gives us an edge because Anupji is well-versed in Baba’s mannerisms and nuances. It helps us greatly because we can be as realistic as possible. He’s thrilled to be a part of the film and taking a keen interest in every aspect.”

Jalota, who has acted in many films before, is for the first time going to be part of a biopic. He said, “I am glad that I got an opportunity to play Sathya Sai Baba, because I have believed in his ideals and principles. I have also observed him closely and read a lot about him. It required great research and playing this character will be a challenge.”

From former President of the country Late Abdul Kalam Azad to superstar Rajnikanth,Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and God of Indian cricket Sachin Tendulkar many people believed in him. The small village Putapurti, which did not have roads and infrastructure today has world-renowned hospitals, music and education centres and many other facilities for the common man.

The film will also feature Sadhika Randhawa, Jackie Shroff, Govind Namdev , Arun Bakshi, Mushtaq Khan in important roles. Sudhakar Sharma has written the lyrics, music composed by Bappi Lahiri. The film will release on Jan 22, 2021.

See the Full Article HERE.

See related blog posts:

Feb 2012: Anup Jalota as Sathya Sai Baba

Feb 2013: Sathya Sai Baba film (shooting in Parthi)

Feb 2013: Two Sai Baba films to compete against BBC’s ‘The Secret Swami’?

Nov 2013: ‘Baba Satya Sai’ film demotes the swami to a ‘Demigod’

Sept 2014: Film ‘Baba Sathya Sai’ shelved

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Fights Still Raging Over Possible New Districts in Anantapur

Posted by eileenweed on December 5, 2020

Already at least for a year and a half there have been occasionally articles about Anantapur District being split, and Penukonda, Hindupur and Puttaparthi all fighting over who gets to be the new bifurcation district.

The fact that Puttaparthi isn’t an obvious winner proves that the influence of the town, and of Sathya Sai Baba himself, has dwindled considerably!

MLAs lock horns over new district in Anantapur
Ravi P Benjamin
Hans News Service
28 Nov 2020 12:48

Anantapur: The demand for bifurcation of the large district with 63 mandals had been decades old but the latest policy decision of the YSRCP to double the number of districts into 27 districts has given wings to the local people’s demand to bifurcate the district into Anantapur and Hindupur districts.

Despite the demand for bifurcation of the district, TDP as a party did not take any view on the same. But with YSRCP policy decision, new hope was kindled on this front. Until recently everyone thought Hindupur will be the automatic choice because of its proximity to Benguluru international airport but with the YSRCP storming to power and promising to make every Parliamentary constituency a district, Penukonda MLA and Minister for Roads and Buildings M Sankara Narayana and Puttaparthi MLA Sridhar are locking horns over the issue and are using their sphere of influences to convince the Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy by showcasing their strong points.

Penukonda Zilla Sadana Samithi and Sathya Sai Zilla Sadana Samithi had been formed in the two Assembly constituencies to agitate and demand and showcase their respective towns as prospective headquarters for the new district in the making. Penukonda committee has the support of Minister Sankara Narayana while the Sathya Sai Zilla committee has the support of local MLA Sridhar as well as Congress and other political parties.

Speaking to The Hans India, Puttaparthi MLA Sridhar said that he had made a strong case before the chief minister that Puttaparthi has many merits to be made as the new district headquarters. Puttaparthi is already an internationally famous town having an international airport and having the support of the strong Sathya Sai Trust.

It has buildings and other infrastructure with a beautiful landscape. So, we hope Puttaparthi will be zeroed in for building a new headquarter for the new district in the making, he added. When suggested that Minister Sankara Narayana seemed to be winning in his battle, Sridhar quipped ‘God is there.’

When Hindupur as the natural choice was making rounds, Minister Sankara Narayana floated the idea that Penukonda is the ideal town as it is in-between Hindupur and Puttaparthi. He first saw to it that Hindupur is deleted from the mind of the government on political grounds as the constituency always stood for the yellow party and that there is no point in promoting it as it will be politically suicidal for the YSRCP and so he propped up the demand that Penukonda, the ancient second capital of emperor Sri Krishnadeva Raya should be the new district headquarter.

The minister strategically was pulling all strings to realise his dream. Using his clout with the chief minister, he managed to divert the medical college proposed at Hindupur first to Penukonda. He gave an impression that after all medical colleges are set up only in district headquarters. With the emergence of Kia Motors in Penukonda, a new facelift was given to the town.

Hundreds of industries are now making a beeline to the region. Almost everyone now thinks that Penukonda not Puttaparthi will be the choice of the government. Real estate values are shooting up there. All said and done Penukonda is emerging as the new developing region.

No wonder Hindupur MLA N Balakrishna is maintaining a low profile knowing fully well that his writ no longer runs even in his own constituency. YSRCP sources say that it is a matter of 2-3 months when the new district be it Penukonda or Puttaparthi would come into being.

MLAs lock horns over new district in Anantapur (thehansindia.com)

See Also: Puttaparthi not even sure to become a district headquarter « Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed (wordpress.com)

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Sachin Tendulkar in Ignorance of Sathya Sai Baba’s Crimes

Posted by eileenweed on December 1, 2020

It is no secret that sai baba amassed a huge fortune, built on the backs of innocent and well-meaning devotees who were ignorant of his horrible crimes against humanity. Money and fame brings power, including the power that sai baba used for his own selfish interests, including to shut down investigations of murder inside the ashram on multiple occasions, cover up massive bribes, and sexually abuse numerous young men and boys.

Indian Cricketer legend Sachin Tendulkar is one of sai baba’s famous devotees who continues to worship sai baba and is either ignorant of or simply ignores his felony crimes.

Sachin recently posted something positive about sai baba on his Twitter page and though people were quick to point out how much of a conman sai baba was, others wanted to defend Sachin’s devotion.

Only if all of us with personal experience of sai baba’s crimes come together and tell the world without fear, we can help to stop other conman in their tracks, and make them afraid to behave badly! We all have to do our part!

See article here: Sachin Tendulkar Backed For Remembering Guru Sri Sathya Sai Baba On 95th Birth Anniversary

See Also:

Sachin Tendulkar gets some sound advice

Sachin Tendulkar and Sathya Sai Baba’s gold cup ‘stolen’ from the poor

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Sai Baba’s 95th Birthday: Free Food and Political Balloons Take Center Stage

Posted by eileenweed on November 23, 2020

Politicians in Puttaparthi: an all too familiar sight. Not the big shots from yesteryear though
Sing along: happy birthday!

Crowds have gathered in Puttaparthi today to take advantage of the free food distribution. Politicians are also taking advantage – by advertising their devotion and hopefully to amass more votes. They have tied balloons around town with their pictures on one side, and pictures of the shamed guru on the other.

Of course, everyone with even half a brain knows this is no auspicious day by any account. Among Sathya Sai Baba’s many failed, self-aggrandizing predictions his assertion he would live and stay healthy at least until this very day in 2020 (or even 2021!) loomed large. One need only read this 2015 account to be in the clear: https://robertpriddy.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/sathya-sai-baba-anniversary-of-death-april-24-2011/.

Instead the unsaintly saint died an ignoble death more than nine years ago! (See https://robertpriddy.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/sathya-sai-babas-death-no-miracles/.)

Only those who are willfully uninformed or are blind faith devotees still believe this is a day to be celebrated. To every levelheaded person this gaudy spectacle is little more than hot air and make believe in this South Indian style Disney multi color Fairyland.

See today’s video from Puttaparthi HERE

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Why Wasn’t Sathya Sai Baba Honest?

Posted by eileenweed on September 29, 2020

There is a revealing video on YouTube, showing how some of Sathya Sai Baba’s miracles were faked and how some teachings were plagiarised – reused though others said them.

Why did he pretend to be someone he wasn’t? Why wasn’t he honest about himself? There is a brilliant comment on the video by “Easwaran R. B.” that asks those thought-provoking questions!

VIDEO ON YOUTUBE:

Chaitanya Jyothi Museum at Puttaparthi, Part 5 Faked Miracles & Plagiarised Teachings
https://youtu.be/poL1SAnwj7c

Comment by Easwaran R. B.:

This is the first video that has beautifully and clearly exposed this Baba’s fake vibhuti “creation”!!! We knew from other videos that he brought with him a few pellets of vibhuti which he held in his left hand with which he used to hold the hem of his dress as he walked out for darshan area. He would collect a few envelops from devotees which would be held in his left hand. These envelops formed the cover as he transferred one pellet at a time under the covers from left to right hand and quickly transfered it between his first and middle fingers. Then he would hold his right hand fingers tightly together and waive, then crush the pellet with his thumb as he gave the vibhuti to devotees.

If Baba said I am going to do a magic and did this like PC Sorcar, I would never blame him. If he earned money by showing such magic and then used that money to build hospitals or do charity, I wouldn’t complain at all!! PC Sorcar the magician and his family also do lot of charity.

The problem with this Baba was that he cheated vulnerable devotees saying these were a display of his divine powers and it was believing in these fake claims that vulnerable people donated huge amounts of money to his Trust with which he did some charitable works.

Recently, during Covid-19 in Italy that took a heavy toll, many members of the famous Italian mafia helped corona patients with their ill-earned money!! Does it make the mafia a legal and ethical entity? Same with this fake baba. He gave very good speeches and advised his disciples to be honest, not to cheat, to serve others, etc. Question is was he honest?

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