Sathya Sai Baba Biography
Birthday: November 23, 1926 (Sagittarius)
Born In: Puttaparthi
Sathya Sai Baba was an Indian guru who claimed to be the reincarnation of Sai Baba of Shirdi. Known for performing ‘miracles’ such as materialization of holy ash and small objects, resurrections, clairvoyance, and miraculous healings, he was both a famous and a controversial figure. He had hordes of ardent devotees who revered him as a great religious guru while he also had detractors who accused him for being a fraud. Nonetheless, he was a major religious figure in India and the Sathya Sai Organisation founded by him continues to be a popular organization with over 1,200 Sathya Sai Centres (branches) in 126 countries. He was born into a pious family in British India, and it is believed that his birth was heralded by miracles. Some sources even state that his conception was miraculous. He grew up to be an intelligent and compassionate boy who at the age of 14 announced to his family that he was the reincarnation of Sai Baba of Shirdi, a famous Indian saint who had died eight years before Sathya was born. He went on to become a spiritual teacher and founded the Sri Sathya Sai Organization in order "to enable its members to undertake service activities as a means to spiritual advancement."