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Sathya Sai Baba Birthday, 2009. Where have all the “millions” Gone?

Posted by Barry Pittard on November 28, 2009

 

The Express News Service, India, has noted an extreme fewness of numbers attending the 84th birthday occasion at Puttaparthi. It reports:

“There were less number of foreign devotees this year for the birthday celebrations may be due to economic recession and the recent floods … The district SP made elaborate police bandobast in Puttaparthi. In fact, the police have outnumbered the devotees”.
However, it is difficult to imagine that the economic recession factor, much less the floods, would have turned sizeable portions of the usual very large numbers away, who have long poured to Puttaparthi, no matter the obstacles. (Sai Baba’s and his officials’ figures about crowd numbers are vastly exaggerated. See below).
 
What is more – as always hitherto – representatives of the major world faiths, sai-babas-symbol-of-world-faiths.jpgwhom Sai Baba has long said he is bringing together in amity, are, yet again conspicuously missing from those visiting the ashram in 2009. Here is the so-called “All Faiths” obelisk, the “Sarva Dharma Stupa”. Mostly vacuous in terms of Puttaparthi’s reality, it has long stood at his main ashram, a waste of money in a wasteland of shame. 
sarva-dharma-stupa-and-poorna-chandra-hall-puttaparthi
 
 
Former co-founder and head of the Norwegian Sathya Sai Organization and retired academic Robert Priddy has written of the highly exaggerated crowd numbers attending Puttaparthi occasions, such as Sathya Sai Baba’s birthday celebrations. Of his and my dear friend, the late celebrated Indian newspaper Editor, V.K. Narasimhan and some others, Priddy, former co-founder and leader of the Norwegian Sathya Sai Organization, writes:
“The estimated numbers of persons during each of these celebrations was doubtless much in excess of the actual numbers. Figures of from 1 to 3 million have been suggested for the various birthdays! Sathya Sai Baba stated to several persons (Robert and Rita Bruce, V.K. Narasimhan and others) that 3 million were present, which was a total impossibility. VKN told me several times that Sathya Sai Baba regularly multiplied numbers of actual visitors by 10!
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See the photos of almost unimaginable pomp, ceremony and opulence in article on some other occasions -:
 
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First Published : 24 Nov 2009 03:48:00 AM IST
Last Updated : 24 Nov 2009 11:08:59 AM IST
             Baba’s birthday a low-key affair
PUTTAPARTHI: The 84th birthday celebrations of Sri Satya Saibaba were held at Sai Kulwant Hall in Prashanti Nilayam in Puttaparthi. Saibaba has formally cut the cake to mark his birthday in the presence of several dignitaries and thousands of devotees who thronged to witness the celebrations.

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Click to find the video link that shows shows Sathya Sai Baba in 2007 just as unable to cut his own birthday cake as in the 2009 report of the Express News Service. 

minister-assists-ailing-sathya-sai-babaSathya Sai Baba. 84th Birthday. Aide helps him to cut cake

Photo left. High-powered Minister of State, Renuka Chowdhuri, has to cut the ribbon in 2007 for badly ailing Satya Sai Baba. Right, Express News Service photo of a needed assistant in 2009 in the cutting of the cake.

 Sai Baba’s Extreme Exaggeration of Crowd Numbers At the Puttaparthi Ashram

This time around, Satya Saibaba did not speak nor give any message.

The entire celebrations were a low-key affair. Malgudi brothers entertained the audience with their bhajans.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan attended the function with his family members.

Tourism Minister J Geeta Reddy, Puttaparthi MLA Palle Raghunatha Reddy, former Supreme Court Justice PN Bhagawati, TTD chairman DK Audikesavulu Naidu. Additional DGP Sivanarayana, former DGP HJ Dora, former cricketer EAS Prasanna, TVS Group head Srinivasan, Mallika Srinivasan, noted Sitar player Pandit Ravishankar, District Collector B Janardhan Reddy, Anantapur Range DIG BL Sujatha Rao, SP MK Singh, actresses Anjali Devi, Krishnakumari, Janaki, Jamuna, playback singer Suseela and a host of other celebrities participated.

There were less number of foreign devotees this year for the birthday celebrations may be due to economic recession and the recent floods. NT Chowdary and Dr Damoder arranged for free food for the devotees.

The district SP made elaborate police bandobast in Puttaparthi.

In fact, the police have outnumbered the devotees.

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Sai Baba recently claimed he always smiles - but nowadays only this!  

Barry Pittard’s comments in regard to the Public Petition) -:

Petition For Official Investigation Into Sathya Sai Baba Cult

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Public Petition For Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and His Worldwide Organization

There is a Spanish version available:

PETICIÓN PÚBLICA PARA ”INVESTIGACIONES OFICIALES DE SATHYA SAI BABA Y SU ORGANIZACIÓN A NIVEL MUNDIAL

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