Sathya Sai Baba Facts
Indian Saint, Spiritual guru and Godman
- Sathya Sai Baba was born as Sathyanarayana Raju.
- According to a legend, a snake appeared beside Baba after his birth and that several musical instruments played on their own.
- At the age of 14, Sathya Sai Baba self proclaimed that he is to be called Sai Baba in 1940.
- Over a million people including 13,000 delegates from India and 180 other countries attended the 80th birthday celebration of Baba.
- An estimated 1,200 Sathya Sai Baba Centers in 114 countries worldwide, according to Sathya Sai Organization reports.
- Sri Sathya Sai University in Prashanthi Nilayam is the only college in India to have received an A++ rating by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
- Prasanthi Nilayam translates to the Abode of Divine Peace.
- A postal stamp on Sathya Sai Baba was released on November 23, 1999.
- Baba passed away on April 24, 2011. Prema Sai is believed to be his next incarnation.