Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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

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More modern Indians on the march

Posted by robertpriddy on January 13, 2015

An admirable ‘anonymous and faceless’ movement by an Indian collective with the motto – ‘Only Work No Talk’  inspires by example to get ordinary people to take on the task of cleaning up the filth that is found in most public spaces in India. It is an anonymous collective that does not talk to media and wants no such publicity. The linked video, however, was made independently. See the inspiring video at Sathya Sai Baba Badly Failed. E.g., See Inspiring Tedx Talk On ‘The Ugly Indian’ Movement

Observers of Indian media over the last 15 years can see that, particularly after the death of Sathya Sai Baba and the fight over his legacy and hoarded treasures,  there is a sea change underway across the country. Now at last the Biggest earning Bollywood film exposes blind belief in ‘godmen’! All this has no doubt been aided by the arrest of the now infamous Asaram Bapu and his son Narayan Sai and the continuing furore, as well as by increasing arrests of various other fraudulent ‘godmen’ like Swami Nityananda and an increasingly widespread criticism of rich and suspicious gurus in Indian press and TV.



Also most notably, a foundation for this increasing awareness has been laid by the exhaustive work of the Indian Rationalists (CSICOP) under the current very active leadership of Professor Narendra Nayak (see Indian Skeptic) and of the Federation of Indian Rationalists Associations (FIRA), whose leader Sanal Edamaruku who has had to flee India to Finland  for exposing a wholly indubitable religious scam due to an obscurantist Indian law against blasphemy of which the whole of India should be deeply ashamed.

Welcome progress is being made against the excesses of Hinduism in the form of self-proclaimed avatars, godmen, holy mothers, maharishis and all manner of other Indian charlatan and religious profiteer, often sexual abusers and criminals. However, there is the usual backlash from fanatical Hindu religious reactionaries, who now have a champion in Prime Minister Narendra Modi (even though he is now apparently having to being more careful in promoting his former strong anti-Muslim actions and agenda). For example, an Indian parliament member from ruling party BJP – Sakshi Maharaj – vows death sentences for Hindus converting to Islam or Christianity!  Maharaj is an outspoken member of Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), whose leadership has not so far condemned his statement or distanced itself from this reckless fanaticism. (See inset photo)

See also Indian guru Sant Rampal’s followers on rampage
and Media Outlets further expose Indian Godmen

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Narendra Nayak: award-winning humanist with secular values

Posted by robertpriddy on September 22, 2011


Narendra Nayak works full-time as a propagator of the scientific spirit and an exposer of religious and pseudo-scientific myths, diverse Indian superstition and guru fraud – especially alleged miracles. He is constantly on the move throughout India visiting branches of the Federation of Indian Rationalist Associations, of which he is the National President. Under its umbrella are several scores of rationalist, humanist and atheist groups in India. For this work he received this year a top award from the International Humanist and Ethical Union.

Since he retired from his university post in 2011 to devote himself to the national rationalist effort he has been making unprecedented progress in training potential future leaders of his organization – not only in schools and colleges but with organizing rationalists, skeptics, free-thinkers, secularists and atheists who are becoming public speakers, researchers, and public demonstrators of fraudulent guru methods. He is also the head of the Indian Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal.

His services are in such great demand from across the subcontinent that he is seldom at home for long. His remit also occasionally includes countries around the world, either in personal visits, talks and demonstrations or in the shape of appearances on international TV and other media. Among the many programs are his demonstrations of fraud on the Discovery Channel, and Is It Real? by National Geographic, The Secret Swami by the BBC and dozens of Indian channels (originally from Mangalore,he  fortunately speaks nine languages). He was inspired by his predecessor, founder of the Indian Scepti, Basava Premanand, whose own efforts earned him a national award.Premanand was a major whistle-blower on Sathya Sai Baba’s involvement in sexual abuse, murders, bogus miracles and many other deceptions of the public.

A postgraduate in Medical biochemistry, Narendra Nayak was an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at the Centre for Basic Sciences, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore until the 25th November 2006 when he quit the job to continue full-time his work in the field of the rationalist movement. He is the founder of Dakshina Kannada Rationalist Association and has been its Secretary since 1976.

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Professor Narendra Nayak: leading light of Indian rationalism

Posted by robertpriddy on September 22, 2011

Recently Narendra Nayak visited Oslo to attend the annual Humanists’ International Conference here. To his surprise, he was given the Distinuished Service to Humanism Award for exceptional contributions to the work of IHEU. On that occasion we also met and had valuable and interesting discussions, not least about the massive fraud and deception for which Sathya Sai Baba and his people stood and still stand.

Of Professor Narendra Nayak, the International Humanist and Ethical Union website states:-
“He is today India’s most active anti-superstition activist, fighting the magical conception of the world, and building a grassroots movement.

He speaks nine languages and can lecture in all of them, which is what he has been doing across the length and breadth of India for several years, and especially since he took voluntary retirement from his well paid job as a Professor of Bio Chemistry at a Medical College in Mangalore.

He resigned from his job because of the call of duty: the mantle of promoting Rationalism fell on him as the indomitable but ageing Premanand asked him to step in. And he has been true to Premanand’s vision and commitment: he has conducted at least 3000 miracle-exposure and science popularization shows, and trained several hundred activists. He addresses gatherings in villages and in town halls; he speaks at important high-level workshops on science.

He travels so much by train that his close collaborator Babu Gogineni has recommended that he should pay rent to the Indian railways rather than to his landlord in Mangalore where he is also quite well known as a consumer rights activist.

His public sessions are aimed at educating people of all ages, starting from children to professionals. The sessions are also entertaining and make spectacular visuals: National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel and Australia’s Channel 9 have all showcased his work.

As a life-long teacher he has been sharing his knowledge with others: he is a national level resource person for the National Council for Science and Technology and played an important role in the Children’s Science Congresses in India.

Millions in India have seen him on TV performing psychic surgery, materializing objects from nowhere, and challenging Godmen in India and Nepal to demonstrate a miracle. He has offered a million rupees to anyone who can demonstrate a miracle. His million rupees seem to be safe!

He is President of the Federation of Indian Rationalist Associations which is now growing from strength to strength. He has been closely associated with IHEU in all the recent initiatives in the Indian subcontinent, participating and supporting.

It gives IHEU great pleasure to give Professor Narendra Nayak the 2011 Distinguished Service to Humanism Award.”

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