Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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

Swami Nityananda – a deceiver and degenerate Hindu guru

Posted by robertpriddy on February 19, 2016

The Times of India has published an article listing four religious communities (mutts) over which Nityananda tried to gain supremacy through deception and subterfuge, including their entire wealth. The High Court of Madras rejected his submission that he was the head of these mutts in and around Tiruvarur. This comes a the latest in a very long series of exposures of the sheer degeneracy of a young man who poses as yet another religious guru and has successfully obtained a large following among the ever-gullible religious Indian populace. His dossier of sexual and criminal behaviour is extensive and large part of it are collected and can be studied here:-

High Court in Madras denies Swami Nityananda control of four religious communities (Times of India article)

Guruphiliac December 29, 2014 mysterious death report   Another Mysterious Death at a Nithyananda Ashram. A 24-year-old brahmacharini of Nithyananda ashram died suddenly and mysteriously in his Bidadi ashram.

Sex-guru Swami Nityananda claims impotence, but court demands test September 13, 2014

The controversial young guru (with a proven sexual appetite) who has been exposed widely in the Indian media and against whom the slow-grinding Indian legal system has in Bengalaru issued a non-bailable warrant  was issued (for failing to attend court). A sexual abuse complaint had been registered in 2012 by a lady who stated she had been repeatedly raped during a five-year stay at his ashram.

Non-bailable warrent issued against Nityananda and 5 others

Further proof that the noble and moral ‘spirituality’ is no more a part of the big godman business! At least, the good news is that the war between the wary modern Internet-educated people of the world and the bubble of power-hungry swamis & supporters in charge of various spiritual organisations, will help to remove this cynical exploitation of the vulnerable, defenceless and weak

Once again, the discredited ‘godman’ Swami Nityananda – the hypocritical ‘celibate swami’ who was exposed as secretly exercised tantric sex practices on devotees – is accused of abuse, torture, manipulation and complete brainwashing of children of his followers.  Nityananda denied the Child Welfare Department access to his ashram, so this should be a matter for the police, but so far he is free to continue this as no authority with real power is willing to take up the matter.

The Swami who is indicted for rape and ‘unnatural sex’ is now claiming to be the reincarnation of the famous supposed ‘avatar’, Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. It does not bother him, evidently, that it emerged in later years that Ramakrishna was most likely involved in homo-erotic acts. Nithya calls himself Ramakrishna’ (Express Buzz) Naveen Ammembala

Nityananda’s pleas rejected by Karnataka High Court. In a short video, reported reported in a short video (2/12/2010) “The Karnataka High Court has rejected a plea by self-styled godman Nityananda for furnishing him a copy of the charge sheet by the CID in connection with the rape case. The CID has filed a charge.

The Indian actress Ranjitha has come under the spotlight after it emerged that rather than being a victim of the sting operation, she was allegedly the one who released the sex tapes with Swami Nityananda in public. Sources in the Tamil film industry say that Ranjitha, a mother of two, fell in love with Swami

Nithyananda claims not to have done anything wrong, yet he decided to carry out a ´sacrifice´(tapas) for “self-purification” (Source) Why this (absurd) ritual so if he was so pure and innocent already? Note that even the fame-seeking charlatan Indian guru, Ravi Shankar (i.e. not the wonderful musician!) claims that Swami Nityananda has “violated UNAIDS guidelines

The Indian website ‘Times Now’ have posted a video Nityananda, the swami accused of showing the interrogation of this swami accused of being involved in a sex scandal. These confessions are now on video, and an excerpt is shown. The following is a direct transcript of the presenter’s statement of key points…

Swami Nityananda is certainly a major deceiver, for he claimed to be a celibate and even that he is “not a man” (i.e. impotent), yet all the while he was holding classes in strict secrecy for disciples who paid well in which the tantrick (or tantric) sex was so extreme that his lawyers had drawn up an obligatory non-disclosure agreement for applicants

Swami Nithyananda applied for bail to the lower court but on May 6, 2010, the Ramanagara sessions court denied him bail because “Nithyananda and his disciples would tamper with the evidence.” The Public Prosecutor (Srirama Reddy) informed the court that Nithyananda’s victims were afraid to come forward as witnesses because the rich and influential followers of the godman were restraining them.

Having fled the arm of the law to the Himalayas, Nithyananda has been caught and removed into custody in Bangalore, awaiting trial (along with several of his associates). He is charged under section 295 (a) – deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious belief.

Swami made followers sign ‘sex contract’  NDTV Correspondent | Friday April 23, 2010

As investigation continues into the charges against the controversial Bangalore godman Swami Nityananda, it has emerged that the swami would make followers sign a “sex contract” at the time of joining to indemnify him from legal action.

Barry Pittard on sex abuses – Scouts, Nithyananda, Sathya Sai Baba April 1, 2010

In the current very promising awakening of the public and the media to more and more religious sexual abuse, Barry Pittard draws parallels and comparisons between some of the major cases in the public eye at present.

Swami Paramahamsa Nithyananda – alias Rajasekaran, a native of Tiruvannamalai was caught on video in compromising situations with Tamil  actress Ranjitha and another woman. Serious complaints to the police were lodged by various persons, including Kannada actor Praveen and his ‘second-in-command; Lenin. Since then he has withdrawn into indeterminate spiritual seclusion’ and his main ashram…

Swami Paramahamsa Nithyananda – alias Rajasekaran, a native of Tiruvannamalai was caught on video in compromising situations with Tamil  actress Ranjitha and another woman. Serious complaints to the police were lodged by various persons, including Kannada actor Praveen and his ‘second-in-command; Lenin. Since then he has withdrawn into indeterminate spiritual seclusion’ and his main ashram

“It is a big conspiracy. Images have been morphed to show that the person in the video is Swami Nityananda. He has not done anything wrong,” Swami Athmakrubananda, the official spokesperson of Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam, told reporters here. (from The Sisat Daily) The Nityananda case shows us yet again how blind believers in Indian gurus will take upon themselves to lie blatantly to preserve their illusions

Indian commentators, such as the presenter at IBN are finally asking why it is that so many Indian gurus have been convicted of adharmic (i.e. unrighteous) activities. The latest scandal, whatever the eventual outcome, has brought forth more allegations of Nityananda abusing women sexually, of murder attempts and an unexplained death at his ashram.

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Religion as reassurance or a panacea

Posted by robertpriddy on February 16, 2016

The New Scientist ran an article entitled:  ‘Born believers: How your brain creates God’. It proposes that the inclination of human beings to believe in God is natural in that some of the foundations for religious beliefs are” hard-wired” in human brains. (not: ‘hard-wired’ is a misleading bad metaphor for such a flexible and ever-developing organisation).  Experiments with children from a few months old to pre-school, have influenced some to conclude that “belief in some form of life apart from that experienced in the body is the default setting of the human brain.”  At the same time, it was stated that the ability to conceive of gods is itself not sufficient to give rise to religion.

The mind has another essential attribute: “an overdeveloped sense of cause and effect which primes us to see purpose and design everywhere, even where there is none.” This casts a powerful light on the entire root of religions. It is all very well for priests, gurus, theologians and their like to preach their many differing speculative theories to support their need for faith, but science has dispelled most of with solid evidence. The human need for assurances of there being a kind and caring god of some kind or other has a big problem, how to account for the absence of help and support to millions who have prayed to him (or her or it) in the very direct of circumstances with no result. The speculative arguments are very many but none manage an overall consistent answer that does not ignore countless facts and known truths. 

God is brain-created

In short, the human brain (long known not to be infallible in perception or in any other manner), functions to complete incomplete information. There is also the experimental psychological effect known as the ‘psi-phenomenon’ which enables us to see a fast series of images as a connected whole (such as by circling a sparkler quickly, or rapidly alternating two light close to one another until the brain merges them, or even watching a film).

It is also known that trauma cause some people to slip into believing supernatural phenomenon and finding patterns when there is none “.when we feel a lack of control we fall back on superstitious ways of thinking. That would explain why religions enjoy a revival during hard times…… [this also suggests] that god isn’t going away, and that atheism will always be a hard sell. Religious belief is the “path of least resistance”. Meanwhile,  disbelief requires an effort.

Comment from Eileen Weed: Not only does belief in god satisfy a deep, hard-wired tendency, but it also fulfills another craving to feel one is “chosen” and “superior” to the rest of the world. This in turn leads to another obsessive-compulsive draw for some to lead and others to blindly follow. Alas, religion will indeed always be around!

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Lord Rama in court action

Posted by robertpriddy on February 11, 2016

Once again the rule of mythology over the Indian mind is on show, and the strangest parody of vaudeville dimensions was played out in a court. Lord Rama for An Indian lawyer, Chandan Kumar Singh, recently stunned many Indians when he tried to sue popular Hindu God Ram because he wanted a court to acknowledge as a fact that “Lord Ram was unjust to his wife Sita”. He stated, “Ram’s treatment of Sita shows that women were not respected even in ancient times. I am aware that the case may sound ridiculous to many, but we have to discuss this part of our ancient religious history. I will file a case again because I really believe that Indians have to acknowledge that Ram mistreated Sita.” This is explained independently here:

For a full tour of the farce, see Why an Indian lawyer tried to sue God – By Vikas Pandey BBC News, Delhi.
Considering the ludicrous response he got in defence of this largely mythological figure of inflated legend from his colleague, it is not all that surprising that this defender of the weaker sex should try to make an example of Lord Rama. They live in the delusion spread by the highly fanciful Ramayana epic and this is so widespread, also among many otherwise well-educated Indians, that the injustice is felt as of real influence on Hindus, who as all know treat women very largely as second class citizens (widows as third class and Dalit women as lacking any class whatever). 

RamSetuThe utmost gullibility of so many Indians was shown when the government had to drop plans of dredging a channel for shipping between India and Sri Lanka because it would destroy the bridge built by monkey-god,  Hanuman, but archaeologists know that it is a natural formation of sand and stones.  The famous author  R.K. Narayan commented on  the ubiquity of blind belief in the following:-


Sathya Sai saw Hanuman as a real figure
India’s Delhi University in row over Ramayana epic essay

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Top page views on this blog

Posted by robertpriddy on February 8, 2016

Of 1,649 separate blogs on this site the following are those that have been most visited

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Home page / Archives 647,493
Sathya Sai Baba’s death – no miracles 40,478
Asaram Bapu sex – very compromising photo 31,358
The Dark Side of very prominent Hindu gurus 20,909
Sai Baba prediction of his death 18,566
Key Exposé Pages 12,064
Sathya Sai Baba – amazing sun miracle photographed? 11,605
Robert Priddy 11,511
Sai Baba allegedly drugged by his boyfriend Satyajit 11,042
Indisputable facts about Sathya Sai Baba by BBC 10,663
Sai Baba’s failing health 9,370
Sathya Sai Baba’s premature death? 9,052
Prema Sai predicted coming 7,751
Tiwari and Sai Baba + a new sex scandal revelation 6,914
Sex scandal in Indian media – Nityananda and forerunners 6,897
Isaac Tigrett, mystic ‘crystal skulls’ & Sai Baba 6,894
Recently emerged photos of Shirdi Sai Baba 6,135
Isaac Tigrett – the fantasies & fall of a Sai Baba supporter 5,969
Sai Baba & Tigrett at the Mystic Inn of the 7th Ray! USA 5,414
Sathya Sai Baba to be ‘resurrected’ on Easter Day? 5,357
Sathya Sai Baba crying (video) 5,280
Isaac Tigrett’s announcement of secrets Sai Baba told him – video added 5,247
Sathya Sai Baba on marriage and family 5,165
Sathya Sai Baba news sensation – may have died earlier 5,010
Undiscovered Photo of Shirdi Sai Baba 4,990
Sathya Sai Baba prophecies on his own death date(s) 4,966
Moreno 4,932
Sathya Sai Baba and the Turin shroud photos 4,827
Sathya Sai Baba buried alive? 4,798
Sex scandal and Sathya Sai Baba – 3rd Hislop letter 4,675
Sai Baba 1993 murders: eyewitness reveals amazing facts 4,622
Sathya Sai Baba 96 years old? 4,215
Strong Sai Baba sex abuse testimony from ex-‘form boy’ 4,102
Sathya Sai Baba’s lunar age 96 4,061
Sai Baba postpones moon buggy ride 4,037
Sathya Sai Baba, dictator Idi Amin and G. Venkataraman 4,013
Sai Baba: health condition prompts succession struggle 3,913
Murders in Sathya Sai Baba’s bedroom overview 3,759
Professor Anil Kumar, Sathya Sai Baba’s ‘left-hand’ man 3,658
Powerful sex abuse testimony against Sathya Sai Baba 3,624
Deceiving ‘devotee’ makes bogus image of Sai in the Moon 3,595
Sathya Sai Baba’s ashrams, deaths and suicides 3,527
Sathya Sai Baba 96 years old at death? Lunar year confusions 3,516
Sai Baba’s ‘subtle body presence’ report in Kodai is denied 3,443
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Sathya Sai Baba death date in serious doubt 3,199
Swami ‘Paramahamsa’ Nityananda scandal 3,196
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Many young men claiming sexual contact with Sathya Sai Baba 3,057

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Understanding religion – the origins and persistence of such diverse beliefs

Posted by robertpriddy on February 6, 2016

The Origins and Persistence of Religious Belief and Faith in God Wonder and awe at existence, at the world early humankind lived in and not least at ‘the heavens’ are common to us all and there is evidence that neolithic humans also had the capacity and the time for this. The human condition of not knowing the whys, hows and wherefores of being pertains even today, though is doubtless not so overwhelming as it once was. This awe cannot have been insulated from fear, which is so closely related to ignorance.

Otherworldliness and futile escapism It is almost unavoidable that a person  – even if not brought up to some religious faith and even well-educated in the relevant sciences – will sooner or later become interested in age-long traditions of many kinds that try to prepare those who aspire to greater understanding and realization of their own potentialities…

Can religion and ideologies lead to cognitive disorder? Religious faith depends upon a system of beliefs, not proven facts and certainly not scientifically verifiable facts. It depends on much more than belief as such. The influences of parents and the mental and emotional imprinting to which their children are subjected forms a basis – naive childhood acceptance of beliefs.

The agnosticism vs. atheism issue and and secularism Some key distinctions for the science-religion debates: If ‘atheism’ means “100% certainty or conviction that there is no god or cosmic intelligence which created or sustains the universe” then there must be few who can – on proper reflection – subscribe to its literal sense. To do so it to become a rigid know-all…

Religion as ’emulation of the adult by the child’ Religion is the encystment of past beliefs: mythology, which is guesswork, the assumptions of trust in the universe, those pronouncements which men have made in search of personal power, all of it mingled with shreds of enlightenment. And always the ultimate unspoken commandment is “Thou shalt not question!” But we question.

The brain as a belief machine Much has been discovered in recent times about how beliefs are formed, what conditions the process – especially through neurological studies.  I recommend the following work as an important contribution to the subject The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies—How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths. By Michael Shermer.

The ‘Labyrinth fallacy’ in extensive belief systems  There are systems of thought and belief which are seldom easily recognised as being a convoluted circular ‘labyrinth’ of ideas. The logical fallacy involved is circularity or self-contradiction, but this is not easily detected because of the complexity and extended nature of the particular idea-system or ‘labyrinthine’ doctrine. Wherever there is a vast collection of thoughts, ideas, beliefs and practices which are based on speculative reasoning and unlikely assumptions, one can become lost to oneself.

Ten Reasons why unbelievers dislike religion Among the restrictions common to most mainstream religions are certain human values which are not recognised, causing the rejection of religion by those who lean towards modern humanitarianism, fairness and equality, avoidance of ideological conflict and and scientifically sound decisions.

The crucial ‘test of faith’ in religions, sects and cults Tests of faith are a part of all traditional religious views and doctrines and are invariably supportive of a priesthood, guru, church or religion. They are a very subtle means of manipulating the minds of guru-followers developed over many centuries, often embroiling people in mental networks of uncertainties and striving, which most likely bear no other fruits than keeping the ‘spiritual master’ in his fortunate, revered and comfortable position.

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Sathya Sai’s letters to his elder sister put in context

Posted by robertpriddy on February 3, 2016

The Uneducated Telugu Village Writers: An Essay 

he ‘handwritten letters’ of sb are totally mundane. I skimmed through some of them just now and noticed that even when he was mentioning ‘Tamil New Year’, instead of discoursing or even putting in a sentence or two of the spiritual aspects, all he could think to write was ‘all the shops are closed and that’s why we haven’t gotten our luggage yet’!

‘Garu’ means ‘revered, respected’ and it is a word like the Hindi ‘ji’ which is tacked onto the ends of names when we address elders, VIPs, etc. 
Calling oneself “Garu” is totally pretentious and unheard of (mostly – perhaps sb did it as he was a complete narcissist?). I would say that the letters ending in ‘Baba Garu’ were dictated to someone else and the person writing them put Garu because they couldn’t bear to sign just ‘Baba’. Signing letters ‘Asheesulu’ (Blessings) and ‘Itlu’ (Thus), or just with one’s name, is common for all Telugu speakers (with ‘Blessings’ being reserved for those younger or lower status).

Venkamma could write her own letters, but like car-driving , food shopping, and so many other things in India, even though one may know how to do it, one will try to find someone else willing to do it. So on the rare occasions Venkamma had to write a letter, she would try to find someone else to do it (even me, sometimes!) as she dictated the contents, and I am sure sb did the same thing. They didn’t exactly have a lot of creative writing practice and were not comfortable with it.

Another thing: a wide berth was given by the one who dictates the contents, and the (usually educated) one who writes it all down. When I was the scribe for Mataji Jnaneswari when I was staying at Shanti Ashram in East Godavari District for seven years, she would dictate a paragraph in Telugu which was mixed up, awkward, and struggled to make clear sense. Then she would chuckle and say, “Write it so it makes sense and sounds good!” (Come to think of it, Venkamma did the same!)

 I’m quite sure that, like Anil Kumar’s and the published translations of sb’s discourses, a fair number of ‘sb’s handwritten letters’ out there, especially the brilliantly composed ones, only have a skeleton of his original thought. (Telugu speakers from villages like I’ve known, are also loath to write anything of substance so their written letters are generally short and to the point – so the letters complaining about cheating laborers might be straight from sb’s pen, haha!)

 As for sb’s ‘real’ handwriting, it would take a comparison of handwritten letters over the course of decades and my guess would be, the writing that looks almost the same throughout a 50-60 year period, is his. As we all know, sb’s personal assistants changed every few years. From the online sample, anyone could tell the writing styles are wildly different depending upon where he was staying so obviously they are not all his.

 I took the photo of Venkamma on the bottom of page 67. My friend Vidya (Lynn Wyle) got her best pal, Maynard Ferguson’s wife Flo, to lend me her camera for two days, when I took a lot of pics. That photo album of all of those pics was stolen by her grandsons from my personal suitcase in Venkamma’s room, when I was in the hospital during her last illness. Later I paid a visit to her grandson Subrahmanyam’s house, and took back a few of those photos. I felt it was their family so I didn’t take all or even many of them, and there was no cheap method to make copies in those days. Subri claimed the negatives were lost. (Another one in the series is attached, the one that I took instead of the one of her smiling in the online book. She was saying, “What are you taking my picture for, you kothi munda? (translating literally as “monkey-widow!” – an insult?)
by Eileen Weed (‘Divya’)

The accounts by Eileen Weed must be regarded as the ONLY fully frank and honest insider account of Sai Baba’s sisters and how their brother related to them. Her indisputable insights are recorded in her extensive collection of own letters through decades living in the ashram as the only non-Indian Telugu speaker. Her credibility is 100% and her privileged access undisputed. This article is a further illumination of the information she provided in 
Sai Baba’s letters to his sister Venkamma

These letters were posted by the Muddenahalli ‘oracle boy’ group. They also wrote:-
“The latest efforts of the Sai Love Team from Puttaparthi is Bhagavan’s Handwritten Letters. It’s a draft for an e-book and paperback book. These are 50 letters from the 1940s to 1960s.

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‘Sathya Sai Baba’ sports invite?

Posted by robertpriddy on January 28, 2016

sportsmeetClick image to see fuller announcement

All we need: yet another hot, dusty, lengthy, amateurishly boring sports ‘meet’ in the suspicious “divine presence”! Oracle boy is relentless with trying to drum up support concentration on him! The way these unscrupulous people have annexed the entire Sathya Sai Baba brand through an outrageously transparent fraud is amazing to all who do not know the ultra-gullibility of many Indians and those who believe all the nonsense about Sathya Sai Baba and his supposed continued existence.

In this connection one may well consider the evidence for the belief in the afterlife

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Sai Baba medical institute in decline

Posted by robertpriddy on January 24, 2016

The article below is interesting for two reasons: it encourages “participation” (donations) and, only 150 people showed up for the annual event, out of tens of thousands alumni at the college. This is how vastly the engagement in Sai Baba institutions has diminished, the reasons being many and especially the many unresolved court actions against Sai Baba bodies and representatives, all of which seem to have been bought off with bribes in the corrupt tradition of Sai Baba himself (see testimonial evidence).

Excerpt from 'The Hans India' article (local news outlet, Hyderabad)

Excerpt from ‘The Hans India’ article (local news outlet, Hyderabad)

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Asaram Bapu’s sixth bail plea rejected!

Posted by robertpriddy on January 20, 2016

See latest: Asaram Bapu and Narayan tax bomb – major setback for them
Jodhpur: The bail plea of self-styled godman Asaram, who is in jail in connection with a rape case, was on Friday rejected by a sessions court. This is the sixth bail application of 74-year-old Asaram which has been rejected by the court. He was sent to jail in August, 2013 for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old school girl. Citing the order of the court, the victim’s counsel, PC Solanki said, “The court did not consider the arguments like the age of Asaram and delayed FIR by the girl”.
Asaram was represented in court by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. Swamy had appeared in the court on Monday to plead on the bail application. The court had completed the arguments on bail application on Monday itself and had reserved the order for today. While Asaram was not in court, a large number of his supporters were present.

See also  Asaram Bapu sex guru – very compromising photos

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Sai Baba’s letters to his sister Venkamma

Posted by robertpriddy on January 17, 2016

An e-mail circulated from SaiSurya@SukshmaBabaReport.Org announces that handwritten letters from Sathya Sai Baba to his elder sister Venkamma have been published on-line at

An insider who read them while living in with Venkamma in her Prashanthi apartment comments on these. Eileen Weed (aka ‘Divya’) lived at Prashanthi Nilayam between 1984 and 2005, and was resident in the ashram for years, and years with Venkamma until she died (Eileen was at her actual deathbed!). She knew Venkamma and the female side of Sai Baba’s family very well and had learned to be fluent in Telugu. She writes “I recognized the scans of the ‘Letters’, because Venkamma kept the letters sb wrote to her safely in a little tin box in her room. After she died, her grandson took them, along with audio cassettes with recordings I made of Venkamma singing and telling sb stories (which usually ended in her cursing family members for their cruelty, deceit and selfishness against her). In his letters Sai Baba only writes about mundane, worldly matters with hardly any god-talk philosophy, it appears! This was his true self, not the façade he erected in front of thousands of people.”

Indeed, the letters are most pedestrian fare – hardly what one would expect the self-proclaimed Avatar of the Age, Creator of the Universe, Father who sent Christ, Deity of Deities and Saviour of Mankind etc. etc. to write. In one letter, sb was telling Venkamma not to give any more money to workers because they are trying to ‘cheat’ him with not enough work. This from the iniquitous Universal Cheat Himself, Sathya Sai Baba, who claimed he knew everything about everything (not least how to cheat). Besotted devotees will claim that he was simply ‘acting out’ a role as an ordinary man so devotees could more easily relate to him for their benefit of mankind (but Sai Baba was his own NO 1 beneficiary). Venkamma knew the bottom line  and she hardly ever did more than lip service to some of his pretenses, never telling of Sai childhood miracles – the elder sister kept an eye on him and was not deceived. His elder brother, Mr. Sesham Raju, also knew the score!


It is surprising that they even published the letters online, as anyone can read them and see the worldliness and lack of empathy (which anyone living in the ashram long term knew about). Of course, the ever-cautious Trust did not publish the letters, but the new and naïve Muddy adherents. The question is, what contacts do they have that gave those letters? It has to be either a sb family member or inner circle member (I had given Mrs Ratenlal a copy of the letters, who used to cook for sb and attend his meals in the old days). I wrote to the Muddy people (incognito) and asked if they also had the audio recordings of Venkamma singing and talking, but did not receive a reply.

See also:
Former Sai devotee ‘Divya’ and her close inside knowledge of Sai Baba’s elder sister
Venkamma: little or no faith in her brother Sathya Sai
Baby Sai Baba not rocked by cobra in cradle

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Sai Baba upheld dangerous deep Black Magic & Witchcraft superstitions

Posted by robertpriddy on January 15, 2016

Belief in black magic, witchcraft and the powers of sinister tantric priests is still widespread in India, even among some well-educated and ruling classes.  The newspaper article text on beheading of a mere boy reproduced below is but one of the latest in an endless series of reports of murders due to these sick beliefs. For example, a long series of Indian Presidents and Prime Ministers have worshipped Sathya Sai Baba, and still do, yet he was adamant that these practices are real. Not surprising, therefore, that it is proving impossible to eliminate black magic and associated killings of defenseless victims of accusers. This is a largely defunct aspect of Hinduism depending on beliefs in demonic deities, assuaging them through sacrifices.

“Of course, there is magic in the world both white and black; but, the manifestation of Divine Power must not be interpreted as magic. Can the crow’s egg and the cuckoo’s egg be identified as belonging to one class?”  Sathya Sai Baba Speaks –  Vol 10. p. 261 (click)

Asked, “Do demons really exist, Swami?” he replied “Yes! Those who committed suicide, those killed in accidents, those who met with an untimely death, all these will be roaming around like ghosts.” (p. 41  – Anyatha Saranam Nasthi  (‘Other than you refuge there is none’)  by Sai devotee Smt. Vijayumari – p. 41)

Another adulatory and overblown hagiography is ‘Lokanatha Sai’ by M.N. Leela, [signed/ authenticated in 1995 by Sathya Sai Baba] where we read of his spreading superstitions about black magic: “Swami called my mother and others separately and said that a black magician had done havoc to my father: on that Friday when my father went early morning with bailiff and removed his shed put in our land at Guindy. He also said. “Dig the spot where you find broken pots and remove the remains of goat and chicken etc and throw them off. Now he is fully recovered, but the aim of the sorcerer Is to drive him mad and ultimately kill him.” ( p. 151) See scan of the excerpt

Four-year-old boy beheaded in human sacrifice in southern India
According to Indian media, a 35-year-old man abducted the little boy as he walked home from nursery and killed him in a ritual dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Kali.  A four year-old-boy has been beheaded in a gruesome “human sacrifice” ritual in a rural village in southern India.
Indian media reports a 35-year-old man abducted the little boy as he was returning home from nursery in the remote Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh state.
The man, named as Tirumala Rao, is reported to have beheaded the child in a ritual to honour the Hindu Goddess Kali and he was alleged to be seeking “divine powers”, according the Times of India. Mr Rao was discovered next to the little boy’s, named locally as Manu Sagar, body. Police officers believe he strangled the boy before chopping his head off as they found rope at the scene.

Tantra ‘mudras’ further detailed by Sai Baba in Sanathana Sarathi (journal) September 1986, p. 215ff & Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 19, p. 121f

“Tantra means methods of using mantras for own good “ Sathya Sai Vahini,  p.182b

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Sai Baba sex warnings ignored

Posted by robertpriddy on January 12, 2016

Lest one forget how far back reports of Sathya Sai Baba’s homosexuality go, I re-post some of the many communications received for the edification of those who still believe Sai Baba was ‘pure’. That he also authorised beatings of those who spoke out about his abuses is little known but reported from several reliable sources.

Date: 11-19-02  E-mail to Robert Priddy from Barry Newton, ex-devotee of Sathya Sai Baba.
The following mail was received from a former Australian devotee and office-bearer:

“Dear Robert ~ again your recollections have sparked a memory similar to yours just now posted.

In 1995, the occasion of my and my wife’s first visit to SB. I suppose we should have been very much wiser, but that is only easy to say retrospectively, as a member of the Sai Center we attended gave us this warning prior to our departure: “Don’t listen to what anyone tells you about Swami. There are a lot of rumours going about saying that SB is a homosexual and paedophile and murderer. You’ll hear plenty of rumours about SB, so take no notice.” Retrospectively we truly wish that we had listened carefully to the ‘rumours’.

However we went anyway, and our first encounter at the SB ashram was at the accommodation office where we payed for two weeks accommodation up front, requiring 500 rupees change from the large notes issued at the money exchange. The accommodation attendant took the money, put the correct amount in the till, removed the 500 rupees and, looking me squarely in the eye, closed down the window and brazenly walked out of the room. We waited for quite some time until we realised that he would not be returning with the money. As do all Sai devotees, we rationalised it off as a test of our faith by SB. And as do all ex-devotees, we see it now for what it truly was – organised crime.
Yours in truth ~ Barry Newton”


Former long-term devotee and teacher at Sai Baba’s Brindavan College for over a year, Barry Pittard of Brisbane, wrote:-

“Between 1979 and 1982 I heard four stories, described below, relating Sathya Sai Baba to homosexuality: from Joseph (U.S.A.) in 1979; Donna (U.S.A.), perhaps in the same year; Connie Raadsma, a close neighbour of mine in Australia, in 1981; and an Australian woman who spoke to me at Puttaparthi in 1982. Like me, Joseph and Donna were of the tiny handful of long-stay Westerners he permitted to live around him, mostly in Whitefield I taught for two years at his college there), about 20 km from Bangalore, India’s fifth largest city. Donna was now one of a few Sathya Sai Baba forbade from entering his ashrams but who, ever faithful, would stand outside the gate straining to glimpse him. She claimed that she had spoken to various older Puttaparthi residents who said that Sai Baba had been homosexual even as a boy. (Note: expert evidence attests that most homosexuals do not practice child molestation). Perhaps Donna was expelled from the ashram for opening her mouth a bit too widely! Let us see in a moment what happened to Joseph when he opened his. And what happened to me, too.

In July 1982, acting only out of care for her (and indeed for all who may hear such stories), the moment I passed on the Australian woman’s concerns – who in great anxiety had sought me out for advice as having lived at the Sathya Sai Baba ashrams extensively – to two of Sathya Sai Baba’s top leaders Howard Murphet (Australia) and Richard Bayer (USA) about allegations of his homosexuality, I was called up to the office day after day by the Puttaparthi ashram manager, Kutumb Rao, a retired High Court Judge, confronted with patently ridiculous accusations, and on the fourth day told “Swami has asked that you be sent out, and never return.” (One of the accusations was: You were seen in the ashram talking to a woman.” It can only have been the Australian woman who came up to me in distress).

In 1979, in the crowd awaiting Sai Baba’s public appearance (darshan), sat Joseph. Called a hippy by the village children (who may have been right), he appeared to be in his psychedelic thirties, and was one of three or so Westerners remaining after the hippies and others had departed from Sai Baba in the late sixties. Joseph began to discourse, for all of us to hear – and I sat just behind him. With rising stress levels and moral outrage, he said more than once that some college boys had told him that Sai Baba had asked a number of them (in Joseph’s words) to “line up and masturbate.” On the third or so day of Joseph’s dark rumblings, six hefty Indian male service volunteers (seva dals) came and carried him out, ordering him not to return. The immensely powerful Joseph fought them, roaring out the accusations for all to hear. A very distressed Indian man said to me, “If Sai Baba is God, why do they need to use all this violence against this man?” An hour afterwards, one of the volunteers told me that ejecting Joseph was ‘like wrestling a tiger.’ He told me that his task saddened him, as he had known Joseph for so many years.

For the next days, while people awaited darshan (Sanskrit: viewing of a holy person), Joseph climbed a tree outside the ashram wall, and cried out the allegations for us all to hear. Then, he was gone. I heard from my close friend and local resident, Siva Subramanian, a Tamil who knew some of the Tamil police constables, that the Kadugodi police had badly thrashed Joseph and sent him on his way. So much, then, for the cardinal doctrine of ahimsa or non-violence in Sathya Sai Baba’s ashrams and in the land that still daily venerates Mahatma Gandhi along with the Dalai Lama, the towering apostles of non-violence.”


Rahul Sharma from Canada was the victim of a most gruesome incident at Sathya Sai Baba’s Ootacamund school:-

“Rahul was a smart looking boy who got close to SB through the help of the teachers, like the Principal Mr. Habbu, who were looking for smart boys to speak in public and to go closer to SB. Rahul was abused in the very first interview. He used to cry a lot. Even when he disclosed it to his father, this stupid man beat his son with chappals in plain view in front of the school. Later on Rahul did a very brave thing which surprised everyone and that is why we think he was thrown out. While Speaking before Sai Baba in public in the Poornachandra Hall, he very clearly stated that swami had shown him in private in the interview room his SHIVA SWAROOP FOLLOWED BY ARDHANARISHWAR ROOP (that means, God Shiva as half man and half woman). For one moment even Sai Baba looked stunned. Later on the boy was given a terrible thrashing for this glaring mistake.

Today, I cannot but respect the bravery of that boy. I think this shows the terrible nature of working at the Sai-schools. I still fail to understand what made” People like Principal Habbu or Munni Kaul partners in crime at Puttaparthi.” (see here)
Two revealing testimonial comments (below) made on an Express Buzz article (shown in full here) were:-

TO: Krishnakumar- I used to be a devotee of Sai Baba till my boyfriend was given a private meeting when he took him inside and asked him to do sexual things with him. My boy friend was shocked , he refused, came out. My boy friend is heterosexual. We both left Puttaparthi because, after that we were threatened by Sai Baba’s thugs. We were both 23 yrs old. We realized that we had to leave. So don’t live in your make believe world!!!! Wake up. I bet you are not sexually interesting , otherwise he would have tried you too. By Linda Burton 12/26/2009 11:45:00 PM

Dear Arun, Nice to have a bright person like you in our midst. By Srilakshmi 12/26/2009 11:38:00 PM Dear Sethuraman and Krishnakumarji, I am not basing my allegations on some hearsay. I have spoken to Tanya Dutta. Please see the way Murali Manohar Joshi responding in Youtube. Why would God want to put a boy’s penis in his mouth? Please read the interviews in Youtube. Why would anybody defame himself by saying these things he had with sai baba? And so many people? Why would God want to perform miracles and give diamonds and rings to rich people? Why is India so Poor if God lives in India? Why would God have such kitsch taste and be born so ugly? … Read his autobiography: Hisstory , this book is a clear indication of his complete lack of intelligence. If you get impressed by a man like this you are emotionally retarded. Sorry to be so straight! By Srilakshmi

Testimony of sexual abuse by Sathya Sai Baba by one of his former students 
Strong Sai Baba sex abuse testimony from ex-‘form boy’ 

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Unaccountability continues at Sathya Sai Central Trust

Posted by robertpriddy on January 7, 2016

We read on the blog of a certain Ravi S. Iyer that Indulal Shah and S.V. Giri have vacated their offices of Central Trust trustees “on account of their physical and mental incapacity“. Iyer notes that “The Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust took note of the continued absence and non participation…

One must ask: Who is designated to take such grave decisions? It was thought that all Central Trust members have the same power, for there is no longer any head of the Trust, as far anybody knows. In earlier days when Sathya Sai was alive to preside, there were a number of dismissals, disciplinary actions, banning of members, etc. (never announced but impossible to hide). But for today’s faceless manipulators (surely cowardly cousin Ratnakar & gang) to axe Indulal Shah, the person instrumental in creating Sri Sathya Sai Seva organizations without any announcement by him, looks like an act of revenge, since Shah donated ill-gotten gains to the hated competing Muddenahalli gang. is just another example of high-handed authoritarian rule, such as the decision by Prashanthi VIPs to sack Michael Goldstein, the former International Chairman who was appointed by Sathya Sai himself and kept in office for decades by him. However, by his unscrupulous cover-ups, major blundering bossiness (such as towards the BBC, who paid him back in spades) and weak-minded bellowings lacking single feasible idea of his own, Goldstein richly earned his dismissal.

Remaining devotee hangers-on were most probably hoping that there could be some efforts for rapprochement and that unity might prevail. That has never ever been the case in the Sai cult, where – instead of genuine unity – the facade of conformity was enforced by rigorous means, threats, dismissals, bannings and even some merciless beatings … a climate in which many suicides and infamous outright executions took place and were accepted by all without qualms as being necessary karma!

The dossier on Indulal Shah is a fat one:-
Indulal Shah, flawed exponent of Sathya Sai Baba’s precepts

Indulal Shah, cover-up man for Sai Baba Sai Baba’s untruthful lackey, the former politician Indulal Shah, planned for world-wide “nation building” in the name of Sai Baba. Having become Sai Baba’s right-hand man, and – for decades – the leader of the Sathya Sai Organization worldwide, he presumed to aspire to instruct nations in the totalitarian style of the Prashanthi Nilayam township…

V.K. Narasimhan on the Sathya Sai Organization, Indulal Shah, embezzlements Shah could contravene Sai Baba’s own directives because he had world-wide contact with leaders in many countries, especially where he had installed Maharastrian Indians…

COMMENT: eileenweed said No one is too much of a VIP to be dumped by the Trust, if they show support for the ‘oracle boy’ at Muddenahalli. They even threw out Isaac Tigrett, despite the millions of dollars he gave!”

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Posted by robertpriddy on December 27, 2015

The deluded and the delusionists are hard at work trying further to derail one another. It becomes more and more difficult and boring to follow the interactions surrounding the massive schism between those who claim that Sathya Sai Baba is only represented by the Prashanthi Nilayam faction and the Muddenahalli faction who embrace an upstart former intimate student of SB now claiming to be a mouthpiece of Sathya Sai Baba (i.e who is dead, i.e now an imagined spectral Baba). There is a lot to fight for, social influence and even respect by those who one can fool, very considerable financial rewards for those at the top of the strict pecking orders and the justification of their twisted personal beliefs. Meanwhile, the major court case between the two factions has been postponed (next hearing January 29 at Chickaballapur).

One Terry Reis Kennedy enters the fray, a devotee of the original Sathya Sai Baba (and a graduate with altogether confused mystic-religious convictions about Jesus, the Dalai Lama etc..  He attacks the so-called ‘Muddy’ Sukshuma Baba in a e-mail as follows:-

Been sick in bed for days. A LOT OF TIME TO THINK . Was so repulsed at the meeting for Westerners in the ashram last Tuesday evening where we were told that MUDH believers could participate in Christmas programs, that we were to be loving and kind to them, and that if they insisted on asking us to join them we could politely refuse. This is absolute nonsense in my mind. When the Japanese Guru came here with his hundreds of devotees in the ’90s and challenged Baba to a test of divine powers the ashram gates were closed and you had to show your passport to get in if you were a foreigner. To top it all off, the person who talked the most at the meeting was Leo Nanda a BIG believer in the Fraud Squad and he bragged about all the miracles going on there including RESURRECTIONS. Plenty of MUDH people were there sucking up the politeness. Oh, Swami, what is happening to your Sai Mission with so many weaklings and cowards tiptoeing through the muck? Christmas, the birth of the Christ in Consciousness is not just about peace, it’s also about justice. I certainly remember the stories of Jesus ranting and raging through the temple and throwing the fraud squad of that time out of the temple for putting money before God. It’s good that Swami’s put me on rest mode to get over my virus because I’m too weak to get roaring angry. Terry Reis Kennedy December 18 at 10:27am

A frequent propagandist who has a website under the name Sai Bliss, is Satish Naik, who has taken to YouTube and who now promotes the views of the former interpreting translator of Sai Baba – Professor Anil Kumar –

On his Facebook page Naik writes:  “DOES OUR SWAMI NEED A COMMUNICATOR? No other Avatar has warned so many times like the Sri Sathya Sai Avatar about claims of Mediums/communicators who would “Channel” Him and loot the innocent and gullible devotees’s hard earned money in the name of Charity. Please watch this very important talk by Prof.Anil Kumar which is a reminder of Swami’s quotations on this very important topic which is dividing and confusing Sai Devotees. Here is the link”

What Satisk Naik here fails to recognise is that the infamous Anil Kumar has continually acted as a mouthpiece for Sathya Sai Baba, both when he was alive and especially so after his demise, spouting his own fanciful interpretations of what Sai Baba said or meant. He also lives off the lucrative Sai Baba brand, the gravy train of ‘free lunches’ available to those who live on the hospitality and help of others.
See also:-

Reflection, reaction, resound explained by Anil Kumar? February 4, 2014

Anil Kumar of Sathya Sai Baba infamy continues to deceive himself and others January 20, 2013 Still blustering – his Besserwissen arrogance shining through his false humility – the deeply compromised Professor Anil Kumar continues to defend one of India’s most untruthful, calculating and degenerate claimants to be the God Avatar of the Age, even after all that has come out to disprove and discredit Sathya Sai Baba.

An Interview with Professor Anil Kumar May 26, 2012 This is the concluding part of  Professor Anil Kumar Kamaraju’s interview in Thailand. He is asked about the British architect Keith Critchlow, who was close to Prince Charles and designed the super-speciality hospital in Puttaparthi, reportedly advised Prince Charles to visit Sai Baba. And Charles was said to be keen to make the trip.

Professor Anil Kumar’s interview with the Thailand media – 2  May 22, 2012 Professor Anil Kumar Kamaraju ‘s interview in Bangkok should be viewed in the light of Anil Kumar’s overwhelming gullibility as a translator and endorser of Sai Baba’s impossible claims.
Professor Anil Kumar’s interview with the Thailand media – 1 May 18, 2012

Professor Anil Kumar, Sathya Sai Baba’s ‘left-hand’ man June 25, 2008  UPDATE May 2012 – see also PROFESSOR ANIL KUMAR, SATHYA SAI BABA’S LONGTIME INTERPRETER, UNQUESTIONING BELIEVER AND COVER-UP OFFICIAL  Professor Anil Kumar is one of Sai Baba’s most trusted accomplices. He is a married man, but is also accused most credibly of philandering, and with Sai Baba’s permission too!

Sai Trust to print more books, says obscurantist Anil Kumar

Comment: “The faction between PN ashram and Muddenahalli is like a tennis match, each beating the ball into the other’s court and both sides passionately talking against the other. Hilarious! Perhaps this is their interpretation of ‘human values’? Meanwhile, both places are mostly ghost towns except when they compete for hoards of illiterate villagers during superstitious festival days. Eileen Weed (aka ‘Divyya’)”

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Prashanthi 90th Birthday Celebrations a total flop!

Posted by robertpriddy on December 1, 2015

The 300 crore of rupees announced by Puttaparthi AP politician Palle Raghunatha Reddy for the Prashanthi 90th birthday anniversary were supposed to bring in half a million devotees, whereof 10% foreigners (50,000) – according to Express News Service november 19. From the photo below I originally estimated 20,000 attendees.
CLICK Hillview Stadium morning 90th birthday celebrationCLICK TO ENLARGE

Since then a Tamil YouTube video has emerged showing considerably more people in the Hillview Stadium, but still far less than the predicted half a million (the total stadium capacity is absolute maximum 300,000 and it was far from being full). There seems to be less than 100,000 altogether. The number of foreigners visible in videos is almost none, and this event involved a free meal and handouts, therefore attracting villagers from the area for one day. Not much return for the expenditure of over US $48 million of public taxpayers money (if the Indian Express report on that sum was accurate). The propagandist saibabaofindia. c om web site had no photos of the event to show (unless very well hidden)- only the same old mishmash of photos of Sai Baba on former birthdays but not the ones where he was a zombie-like a stone figure (drugged), aroused only to break into tears

The propaganda machine at Prashanthi Nilayam has always been in overdrive and exaggeration of its successes is rife, especially the number of visitors, devotees and organisation members are always inflated beyond recognition )when compared with reliable source materials.
For example, on the 70th birthday Sathya Sai Baba had predicted that there would be 3 to 4 million visitors, according to what V.K.Narasimhan told me beforehand. The ashram engineer, Mr. Ashoka, told a Norwegian engineer (Mr. Terje Nedland, who I knew well and who was planning an ashram water project) that he calculated that, at any one time, the entire accommodation facilities of the ashram and Puttaparthi in (1995) were less than 50,000 persons. About 250,000 maximum can occupy the Hillview Stadium., where the entire crowd was present at the main ceremony. The ashram was as empty. Even when largish areas with tents and outside camps are accounted for, the figure of 500,000 persons is reckoned to be much greater than had been present in the area on the Birthday. A former American friend, Robert Bruce, who I had known for years, was told by Sai Baba in a brief interview after the celebrations that there had been 3 million persons present! Others reported similar statements by Sai Baba. (Some, unable to make his figures add up, argued that – “since Swami is never wrong” – this perhaps was intended to include disembodied souls visiting God! The basis for this was Sai Baba’s own statement to that effect at a previous large celebration). When I asked VKN for clarigfication, he replied, “Swami always multiplies these numbers by ten.” He was well placed to know, if anyone was! In the preceeding year to the 1995 birthday bonanza, Sai Baba had told one interview group that there would be 7,000 Japanese there, but in fact the registered number was 75! A group from New Zealand led by Mr. Arthur Hillcoat were informed by Sai Baba that he wanted 5,000 service workers (Seva Dals) from their country present in 1996 at the Birthday. But at the 70th birthday, the biggest foreign contingent, however, came from the USA – 750 persons in all.

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