Sathyanarayana Raju, famously known as Sathya Sai Baba, was born on November 23, 1926. At the age of fourteen, he informed his parents that he was the reincarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba. He encouraged his followers to believe that. Sathya Sai Baba has a massive number of followers with more than 1,200 Sathya Sai centres run in 126 countries. The birth anniversary of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Baba is observed magnificently by his devotees around the world. This year’s celebration marks the 94th birth anniversary of Sathya Sai Baba. As the auspicious event is nearing, know the tithi, significance and celebrations dedicated to Bhagawan Sri Sathya Baba.
Sathya Sai Baba Birth Anniversary Date and Tithi
Sathya Sai Baba was born on November 23, 1926. This year’s birth anniversary will also be the ninth Jayanti after his Mahasamadhi on April 24, 2011. The entire day is considered auspicious for the devotees of Sathya Sai Baba.
Sathya Sai Baba Jayanti Significance and Celebrations
Sathya Sai claimed himself and believed as the reincarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba. Almost everything known about Sathya Sai baba’s early life stems from the hagiography that grew around him. The narratives hold a special meaning to his devotees. Sathya Sai was born to Meesaraganda Easwaramma and Pedda Venkama Raju Ratnakaram in the village of Puttaparthi, a small town in Andhra Pradesh. At the age of fourteen, Sathya was stung by a scorpion, and since then, there was an alleged change in his behaviour. When his father threatened to beat him if he does not tell who he was, Sathya claimed he is the reincarnation of Sai Baba of Shirdi. He was revered by his followers and won fame for mystical powers and the ability to heal.
Sathya Sai Baba Jayanti is considered significance among his devotees. He has built over 1,200 Sathya Sai centres across 126 countries through which he established a network of free hospitals, clinics, drinking water projects, auditoriums, ashrams and schools. Special events are arranged by Sathya Sai’s followers to honour his birth anniversary.
In Puttaparthi, Sathya Sai’s hometown, his birth anniversary is celebrated splendidly. Sathya Sai Baba Jayanti Utsav at the town begins with Venugopala Swamy Rathotsavam, and the celebrations last for seven days.