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Sai Baba

Subject Religion

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631181392.1995.x


[ xxviii ] Sathya Sai Baba (1926–) is one of India's best-known gurus, his followers in the West being mainly, but not exclusively, among the immigrant Asian population. At the age of 13 he was unconscious for several days; three months later, he announced that he was a reincarnation of Sai Baba of Shirdi. Baba's fame is largely due to miracles to which many testify, but which Baba himself says are merely to persuade people of his real aim which is the teaching and spread of D harma. His ashram near Puttaparthi is a place of pilgrimage with lodging for several thousand resident followers. [42: 931; 47] ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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