Tag Archives: saibaba

Dwaraka Shankaracharya Bans Saibaba Worship after ‘2-Day Dharma Sansad’; Is it Feasible?

In a major twist to an ongoing imbrolio over worshipping Saibaba in temples, the Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati of Dwarka Peeth has banned the worship of the saint from Shirdi, bringing into force "Sanatan Dharma" verdict, reflecting similar diktats by Hindu preachers centuries ago. A two-day-long ‘Dharma Sansad’ convened by the Shankaracharya on Tuesday passed a resolution that Sai Baba, ...

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Guru Purnima: More than Buddha, Devotees Throng Saibaba Temples Now

Guru Purnima, celebrated by Hindus and Buddhists, to thank their teachers has often been a day of Buddhists but of late, Shirdi Saibaba temples are overwhelmingly visited by devotees on the auspicious day. Today, Saturday being  Guru Purnima, is also a major occasion for Buddhists who consider Lord Buddha gave his enlightened semons on the day. Otherwise, the day is ...

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Saibaba vs Swaroopananda: The Issue Goes to Court Now

As tens of millions of Shirdi Saibaba devotees begin Thursday with their morning worship and bhajans, the Sai Temple authority in Lucknow has filed a petition in the Allahabad High Court seeking legal action against Shankaracharya of Dwarkapeeth Swaroopananda Saraswati for hurting their religious sentiments. Swaroopanada Saraswati has irked Saibaba devotees across the country saying the Sufi saint was a ...

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Timeline: Sathya Sai Baba’s life and contribution

Here is a brief timeline of Sathya Sai Baba’s life. Nov. 23, 1926 — Born as Sathyanarayana Raju to Eswaramma and Raju Ratnakaram in Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh. March 8, 1940 — 14-year-old Sathya was supposedly stung by a scorpion in Uravakonda, a nearby town and was unconscious for hours. He woke up laughing and weeping and singing that changed his ...

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