Spiritual Leader

  • Sri Ravi Shankar leads meditation to mark Africa Day 26-05-2013 02:47 AM

    Johannesburg: Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar led thousands of people gathered in 23 countries via a live weblink in a special meditation session billed I-Meditate Africa to mark Africa Day on Saturday. "Let's pray for a violence-free, stress-free and prosperous Africa where nature is preserved, with its wildlife...
  • BSP leader murder: Suspect Swami changing hideouts 09-04-2013 05:28 AM

    New Delhi: Spiritual leader Swami Pratibhanand, a suspect in the murder of BSP leader and realtor Deepak Bhardwaj in Delhi, is changing hideouts to avoid arrest, police on Monday said, adding that plots to kill the politician were also made in January and March 2013. A Delhi Police officer said...
  • Media misguiding people, used very less water for Holi celebrations: Asaram 18-03-2013 08:07 PM

    Asaram Bapu has come under flak for indulging in pre-Holi celebrations wasting tonnes of water even as Maharashtra reels under its worst drought in over four decades. ...
  • Have gone through unrest all my life: Dalai Lama 04-12-2011 01:02 AM

    New Delhi: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Saturday said he has gone through turbulence all his life. "At 16, I lost my freedom, at 24, I was rendered stateless and homeless. I lost my home, Tibet. But I found a big home in India. All my life, I...
  • South Africa denies visa to Dalai Lama 04-10-2011 10:31 PM

    Johannesburg: The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, cancelled a trip to South Africa planned for this week that had put Pretoria in a bind between its biggest trading partner China and one of its modern heroes, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu. The Dalai Lama's office said on Tuesday...
  • Will decide on successor when I'm 90: Dalai Lama 24-09-2011 07:42 PM

    Dharamsala: Indicating a long innings, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Saturday said he would decide at 90 whether or not he should have a successor. He also warned that any candidate chosen for political ends by anyone, including China, should not be recognised or accepted. "When I am...
  • Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi opened to public 15-07-2011 02:11 PM

    Puttaparthi: Satya Sai Baba's 'Maha Samadhi' was on Friday opened to devotees for darshan at Prasanthi Nilayam here on the auspicious occasion of 'Guru Purnima'. Thousands of devotees assembled at the Sai Kulwant Hall in Prasanthi Nilayam, where the Samadhi is located, bringing back festive atmosphere in the town. Sai...
  • Australian PM refuses to meet Dalai Lama 13-06-2011 05:51 PM

    Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will not meet with the visiting Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to avoid a diplomatic row with China. "The prime minister will not meet with the Dalai Lama on this visit to Australia," Gillard's spokesman said on Monday. "Australian prime ministers have not met...
  • Sai Baba Darshan timing extended for devotees 26-04-2011 09:30 AM

    Puttaparthi: With devotees continuing to surge into the town to offer their homage to the late Sathya Sai Baba, authorities on Tuesday extended the final darshan timing till midnight. Three special trains from Secunderabad, Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada brought in a large number of devotees to the town on the final...
  • Saraswati Teertha water for Sai's last rites 24-04-2011 06:23 PM

    Kurukshetra: A pitcher of holy water and soil from the Saraswati Teertha, a pilgrimage spot from where the ancient Saraswati river is said to have emerged, will be flown to the Prashanti Nilayam for the last rites of Godman Sathya Sai Baba, who passed away in Puttaparthi on Sunday. A...
  • Sathya Sai no more, devotees in mourning 24-04-2011 06:22 PM

    Sathya Sai Baba's body has been kept for darshan at Kulwant hall in Puttaparthi. ...
  • Baba's death: Bangalore airport security tightened 24-04-2011 04:03 PM

    Bangalore: Security has been stepped up at the airport here as several dignitaries are expected to land on their way to Puttaparthi to pay their last respects to spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba, who passed away on Sunday morning. Bangalore airport will become the hub as it is the nearest,...
  • Devotees in Hyderabad mourn Sai Baba's death 24-04-2011 02:35 PM

    Devotees at Sathya Sai temple in Hyderabad shaken by the news of Baba's death wait for a miracle to happen. ...
  • K Rosaiah recounts Sathya Sai Baba's legacy 24-04-2011 02:19 PM

    Former Andhra Pradesh CM, K Rosaiah said that he have the fortune of meeting baba and taking his blessing. ...
  • Natives remember Satya Sai Baba for philanthropy 24-04-2011 02:11 PM

    Rajahmundry: The demise of Satya Sai Baba came as a deep shock for those are engaged in various social programmes launched by the godman through his trust in Andhra Pradesh. Prominent among the programmes started by the Sathya Sai Central Trust is Sri Satya Village Integrated Programme (SSVIP) under which...
  • Kavita Krishnamurthy pays homage to Sathya Sai Baba 24-04-2011 12:52 PM

    I'm extremelt sad that baba has left us. I will find strength through him all my life, said Krishnamurthy. ...
  • Sathya Sai Baba's life from 1926 to 2011 24-04-2011 11:15 AM

    Sathya Sai Baba died of multiple-organ failure on Sunday at 7:40 am. Here is a look at the 'miracle man's' life. ...
  • Who after Sai Baba? Speculation over succession 23-04-2011 06:53 PM

    Puttaparthi: As uncertainty looms over the health of spiritual leader Satya Sai Baba, there is speculation about the possibility of a succession war breaking out among the members of the Satya Sai Central Trust which manages several welfare activities across the country. The Satya Sai Trust is always known for...
  • Sai Baba's condition deteriorates further 23-04-2011 10:45 AM

    Puttaparthi: Sathya Sai Baba's condition has deteriorated even further and doctors said his liver was not responding to treatment. He is in a critical state and is still on ventilator support and his low blood pressure continued to be a cause of worry, along with his kidneys. The 86-year-old godman...
  • Sai Baba in very critical condition 22-04-2011 09:02 AM

    Puttaparthi: Sathya Sai Baba remains critical because of erratic organ functioning and low BP. The 86-year-old godman was hospitalised on March 28. The condition of Sai Baba deteriorated further on Thursday with doctors saying that the functioning of his organs was erratic and he was very critical and on ventilator...
  • Security tightened as Sai Baba's health worsens 21-04-2011 09:09 AM

    Puttaparthi: Sathya Sai Baba's condition has deteriorated further and his liver has stopped responding to medication. Baba's liver and low blood pressure is also causing his doctors anxiety. Breathing is still dependent on ventilators, haemodialysis was started on Thursday morning to assist the kidneys. But his body is not responding...
  • Sathya Sai Baba critical but stable 15-04-2011 11:04 AM

    Puttaparthi: Sathya Sai Baba, who has been undergoing treatment for multi-organ dysfunction, continues to be critical but stable, doctors attending on him said in Puttaparthi on Friday. "Sathya Sai Baba continues to be in a stable state of health. Most of his vital systems have shown positive response to the...
  • Sai Baba stable, still on ventilator support 05-04-2011 09:37 AM

    Puttaparthi: Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi continues to be on ventilator support though his vital parameters are nearly normal and satisfactory, doctors attending on him said on Tuesday evening. "Sai Baba continues to be in the stable condition as he was in the morning," said a health bulletin issued by...
  • Have greater transparency: Dalai Lama to China 10-03-2011 03:51 PM

    Dharamsala: After having dissuaded exiled Tibetans from taking any harsh stand or action against China, Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Thursday took Beijing and its leadership head-on - telling them to ensure greater transparency and freedom in their functioning. Delivering his annual speech to mark the 52nd anniversary...
  • 'Secular ethics necessary for world peace' 18-02-2011 07:07 PM

    Mumbai: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Friday said "secular ethics" and dialogue would ensure that the 21st century is peaceful. "Although the development of science and technology was taking place since 18th century, the 20th century was witnessed as a century of blood. However, the 21st century will be...
  • Karmapa is not a China spy, clarifies Centre 16-02-2011 08:27 PM

    New Delhi: Tibetan spiritual leader Karmapa Ugyen Trinely Dorji has been given a clean chit on accusation of being a China spy. A probe was initiated aginst the spiritual leader after huge amount of foreign currencies were recovered from his premises. Foreign currency belonging to 25 countries, including China, was...
  • Cash row renews clash of rival Karmapas 04-02-2011 05:34 PM

    Dharamsala: The recovery of unaccounted money worth nearly Rs 7 crore (Rs 70 million) from the monastery of Tibetan leader Karmapa Lama has renewed the succession controversy in the Karma Kagyu sect, with two rival monks claiming to be the 'real' Karmapa. An important institution in the Tibetan religious set-up,...
  • Dalai Lama pitches for female successor 25-10-2010 10:17 AM

    Toronto: The Dalai Lama, who wound up his three-day visit here by leading prayers at the newly opened Tibetan cultural centre, doesn't rule out a female successor. The purpose of the Dalal Lama's reincarnation is to serve the Buddha, the 14th Dalai Lama told a week-end audience of more than...