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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Sai Baba materialises a diamond ring & drops vibuti pellet (photos)

Posted by robertpriddy on July 29, 2014

BabaringThe scan of part of a photo sold in Puttaparthi shows what seems to be Sai Baba materialising ‘from thin air’ a diamond in a gold setting. The object is not detached from the hand, though, and the ring could easily be held in the crook of the thumb. This is therefore no proof of materialization. It is said that ‘seeing is believing’ but, especially in this kind of ‘incredible’ case belief usually precedes seeing… one sees what one already believes, or wishes to see and believe:-


Those who believed this photo to be proof of his ability to manifest objects were invariably already devoted to Sai Baba. Those who even got as far as an interview so as to be able to watch at all closely such ‘materialisations’ have already gone through a long process of preparation to believe it must be genuine. They will always have read incredible stories in emotional hagiographic books praising Sai Baba, seen propaganda videos and films, met people who claim to have witnessed miracles of all kinds. They will also already have learned that those who express scepticism or question claims are soon excluded from the groups that gather around Sai Baba, and are not welcome in his organisation meetings (even if not also banned outright from attending them or visiting the ashrams).

The entire business of taking objects out of thin air is, according to Sai Baba, was to help convince those who see it that he was above and beyond all worldly limitations. He attached a mystical symbolism to this act when giving what he pretended are diamond rings (see scanned quotation on left). Yet he was sometimes asked to produce large objects (on one occasion a pumpkin). This he did not do and never did. The largest objects he allegedly ‘materialised’ were statuettes of Krishna and the like taken by him out of deep sand when he took selected groups out to picnics. However, the places chosen – apparently by chance – were almost certainly pre-arranged by his closest servitor Colonel Joga Rao, who served as his ashram planner and engineer.

Residents of the ashram knew that Joga Rao did NOT believe in any miraculous powers, but justified his work with Sai Baba because he felt it led to improvements in the lot of the poor people of Andhra Pradesh, providing money for school, health care etc. This fact was never publicized or written about, but I was told this by the famous journalist, later Sai Baba’s editor V.K. Narasimhan, who spoke very freely to me in private on many occasions. When he told me that I could not believe my ears, but he told me a lot about Joga Rao (a man whose filthy jokes he hated but had to endure when Sai Baba allocated them a room in which both must stay while travelling with him). This was confirmed to me again when a Norwegian who was in a group planning an eco waste system for Prashanthi ashram which asked Rao whether they should not consult Baba on some issues. They got the comment: “What does Sai Baba know about it?” So Colonel Joga Rao, who for years walked behind Sai Baba at his darsans and held his hanky for Baba to wipe his hand on and regularly took over the pile of letters he collected, was passing vibuti balls to him the while, convinced that it was for the best all in all!

Numerous testimonies that Baba dropped vibuthi pellets in front of former devotees, and also that he had, in the private interview room, a vibuthi pellet ‘machine’ which compressed the powder with water. Previous photographic or video evidence of pellets (between his fingers etc.) were sparse and not so clear. The video which has emerged on YouTube removes all possible doubt that he crushed pre-prepared pellets and did not materialise those. See two still captures of the dropped pellet:-

To view a short clip with the important footage of the above, go to It looks as thought, having dropped the vibuti pellet, Baba quickly drops letters as well so a lady picks it all up (seems to be aware of the situation). Baba looks worried and then tried to avert people’s attention. Sathya Sai Baba drops Vibuti Pellet at darshan. Baba drops the pellet and its fall is very clearly visible. This occurs at 1.03 secs. into the video at

See also and The miracle guru Sai Baba exposed – article in Swedish journal (Sökaren)
and Professor Haraldsson’s flawed scrutiny of Sathya Sai Baba
Sathya Sai Baba ‘materialization’ fraudulence transparent on videos
Sai Baba gave false gold watches: video testimony of an intimate
An account of false Sai Baba miracles in early days
Materialization of vibuti, lingams, laddu sweets… now easy to learn!

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Predictions by India’s Deceased “Omniscient Avatar”

Posted by robertpriddy on April 19, 2012

Some dismally failed predictions by Sathya Sai Baba, guru worshipped and protected by a series of India’s Prime Ministers and Presidents. They evidently never questioned him about anything he had claimed, or else just believed it all because of their Hindu upbringing and belief in myths about gods, demons and whatever:-

1) He boasted he would “walk across the sky from one end to the other”. How can any reasonable person accept the boast which Sai Baba made several times, as shown in the quote on the right?
I will have to forego the car and even the aeroplane when I move from place to place, for the crowds pressing around them will be too huge; I will have to move across the sky; yes, that too will happen, believe Me.” (Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. II, p. 92)

Who can believe him?

“Formerly when the Govardhanagiri (mountain) was raised aloft by a little boy, the gopis and gopalas realised that Krishna was the Lord. Now, it is not one Govardhanagiri, a whole range will be lifted, you will see! (Sathya Sai Speaks Vol.3 New Edition, p. 92) (also see scan from Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 3, p. 106a).

2) Readers of Dr. Hislop’s Conversations with Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba will have wondered much about the prediction SB made there in 1968 in contradicting Hislop (he loved to contradict people). Hislop suggested that Baba’s students would come into positions of influence in 20 or 30 years (see here), when they are in their thirties or older. Baba insisted that in only 10 years there would be a great change in the Indian nation as a result (while still in their 20′s). Not one are yet in a top position as far as is known. He also said:

Sai: “In India people reach positions of power and influence earlier in life. Even now there are a number of examples throughout the nation… The students say that when they grow up they will do as Sai wills. As positions open in every area of the Indian society, these young men will occupy the positions. Wherever they go they will influence and change the society for the better. Corruption and such problems will sharply diminish.”

India is now known to be one of the most corrupt societies in the world, and Indians are very aware of it and the continuing degeneration in the years since 1968, as Anna Hazare’s huge movement has demonstrated to the world. Baba’s students may be entering positions of some influence, but if so, they are keeping quiet about it.

3) Sai Baba held that the Vedas were the life blood of India’s prosperity and progress, and he had come to revive them and so save humanity.  Concerning the influence of his school of Vedic chanting (Veda Patsala) established in the early years, Sai Baba said it was to grow and flourish greatly.  This did not come about… the institution was disbanded after some years of functioning. Nor did his boast as follows:-
 “… the whole world will be transformed into Sathya Sai Organisation and Sathya Sai will be installed in the hearts of one and all.” (Sanathana Sarathi January 1999) page 16).

4) Various statements made in discourses by Sathya Sai Baba on vast increases in area size of the Prashanthi Nilayam ashram (to include Dharamsala, over 20 miles away) and the number of visitors expected for certain festivals were not fulfilled, the size and numbers falling far short of those predicted! We heard some reports while at Prashanthi, independently confirmed from three ashram sources, that within the preceding year Baba had told students that the village Puttaparthi would soon be bulldozed away and that within 10 years Prasanthi would become enormous – 38 miles circumference. That was very hard to imagine in such a short time – much bigger than Bangalore itself!. But the area of Prashanthi Nilayam was very far from that before his death in 2011 and had expanded but very minimally in area in the last decade.

5) It was reported that Sai Baba told his group of New Zealanders in interview around Xmas 95 (told to several of my friends in 1996 by Mr. Arthur Hillcoat, leader of the Sai Org. in N.Z.) that the French nuclear tests have released radiation into the ocean which will cause great havoc, ecological destruction and deaths in N.Z. and also in other places thousands of miles distant. (This seemed extremely unlikely at the time and has not proven to have the slightest credibility since.) See here

6) Despite this, Sai followers have repeatedly sent out scaremongering materials about interviews supposedly given by Baba telling of massive earth changes, the likelihood of a coming deluge, materialising maps and even globes of the earth showing drastic changes, the loss of major parts of continents and an entirely new North Pole position. Further, a number of residents at Prashanthi Nilayam have long circulated a list of 27 and more highly imaginative mostly catastrophe predictions around the millennium that Baba is supposed to have made to 18 students at Ootacamund before 1984. None of these predictions took place as stated.

7) Other millennial fears and predictions were nevertheless also rife among certain Sai devotees prior to New Year 2000. In a well-known incident at an interview, Baba told some people, including a Spanish airline pilot I met, that in a certain period around the millennium, air traffic would be disturbed world-wide for about 24 hours and it was unadvisable to travel then. This was published in Sai Impressions. However, the responsible publisher – Mr. Padmanabhan of Sai Towers Publications – was called in by ashram authorities and told to withdraw this news, it has only been information of a private nature. At first, paper was pasted over the announcement… so by removing the paper, it could be read. Later a new print run had entirely eliminated this material. (See here)

8) Almost everyone who has read about Sai Baba now knows  that his famous prediction that he would die at the age of 96 was proven false last year when he died at the age of 84 (i.e. in his 85th year). This was one of at least four different and conflicting publicly recorded predictions of his life span. In a desperate attempt to salvage his deeply compromised reputation, Sathya Sai Central Trust and Organization officials -d ependent on his supposed omniscience and godhood for their donations from devotees – promoted the idea that Sathya Sai Baba was reckoning in lunar years, not solar years…  which, by some not wholly inaccurate calculations, put his ‘lunar age’ closer to 96 years. (See this here)

These are but a few of the more startling predictions made during his lifetime by Sathya Sai Baba. For a more thorough study, see here.

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Miracle of Sai Baba saving airplane

Posted by robertpriddy on August 3, 2011

One of the supposed miracles believed in by a majority of Sai devotees was denied as bogus by the US Sathya Sai organization (by Central Coordinator of the South American branch, Leonardo Gutter, who tried to confirm that such a plane problem occurred, without result after contacting all relevant airlines). The photograph is most evidently a put-up job by someone, as professional analysis of it proves.

The photo which is claimed to show Sai Baba in the sky to save plane   CLICK ON IMAGE TO DOWNLOAD 4.9 MBS VIDEO CLIP in QUICKTIME

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See investigation of the alleged miracle and the photo, with a transcript of Lidvin Virkesdal’s words on the video here

For a set of links to diverse webpages exposing fraudulent miracle claims by Sai Baba or his followers, see here

We are appealing here to all those former donors to Sathya Sai Baba who realise that there had been massive misuse of donations in general, and especially their own remittances made due to promises about monies they have given for apartments by the ashram administrations which were later broken, to contact me or Barry Pittard in confidence.(My e-mail address is available at my main site contact page) THE E_MAIL LINK THERE DOES WORK NOW – IT WAS POSTED FAULTILY EARLIER)

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