SAI BABA

  • SC refuses to interfere on Sai Baba controversy 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to intervene on a controversy arising out of a statement by the Shankaracharya of Dwarkapeeth regarding worshiping Sai Baba leading to derogatory statements made against the saint and removal of his idol from some temples. A bench headed by Justice TS Thakur...
  • SC refuses to intervene in the Sai Baba vs Shankaracharya dispute 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to intervene in the controversy sparked by Shankaracharya Swaroopananda Saraswati after he made statements against the Sai Baba. The apex court said that devotees of Sai Baba can file a civil suit against Shankaracharya if they want. The Supreme Court ruling comes a month...
  • Shankaracharya seeks probe into foreign funds of Sai devotees September 13, 2014

    Raipur: After raking up a controversy over the worship of Shirdi's Sai Baba, Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati on Friday said the Home Ministry should probe the alleged flow of foreign funds into the bank accounts of Sai Baba supporters. "The bank accounts and telephone records of the socalled supporters of...
  • Sai Baba should not be worshipped as deity, says Dharma Sansad August 26, 2014

    Raipur: A twodaylong 'Dharma Sansad' convened by the Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati of Dwarka Peeth on Tuesday passed a resolution that Sai Baba, the 19th century saint from Shirdi, should not be worshipped as a deity by the followers of 'Sanatan Dharma'. 'Kashi Vidvat Parishad' has taken a decision that Sai...
  • Devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba and Swaroopananda clash in Chhattisgarh August 26, 2014

    Raipur: The dispute between followers of Shankaracharya Swaroopananda Saraswati and the Shirdi Sai Baba turned into an open scuffle during a religious meet in Chhattisgarh on Monday. This happened during a Dharma Sansad in Kawardha. The Swaroopanand Saraswati had earlier sparked off a controversy by rejecting Sai Baba and criticising...
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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 25, 2014

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  • Chhattisgarh: Scuffle breaks out between devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba, Shankaracharya Swaroopananda August 25, 2014

    Raipur: A scuffle broke out between devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba and followers of Shankaracharya Swaroopananda Saraswati in Kawardha in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday. The incident happened in Kawardha while a religious meet was on. The Shankaracharya had earlier sparked controversy by criticising the worship of Sai Baba. The Shankaracharya had said that...
  • Shankaracharya Swaroopanand takes on Sai Baba: Is it a battle for religious supremacy? July 3, 2014

    Questioning Shirdi Sai baba for being worshiped as a Hindu god, Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati has said that Sai baba was someone "who used to eat meat and worship Allah, a man like that can never be a Hindu god." ...
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  • News 360: ISIS shifts Indian nurses to different location in Iraq July 3, 2014

    All the Indian nurses have been moved by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants from Tikrit to an unknown location in Iraq. All the 46 nurses who have been moved are from Kerala. ...
  • Sai baba used to eat meat, how can he be called a Hindu god: Shankaracharya July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Questioning Shirdi Sai Baba's status as a Hindu god, Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati said that Sai Baba was someone "who used to eat meat and worshipped Allah, (and) a man like that can never be a Hindu god." He also claimed that the devotees of Sai Baba use pictures of...
  • Spat between Shankaracharya, Sai devotees gets ugly, reaches court July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The spat between Shirdi Sai devotees and Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati has turned uglier and reached the court. The Naga seers have now sided with Shankaracharya. The Nagas have said that if Shankaracharya is insulted, they will take to the streets in protest. The Naga sadhus have called this...
  • Shankaracharya's comment on Sai Baba is his personal view: BJP June 30, 2014

    BJP on Sunday refused to be dragged into the reported exchange of words between Dwarkapeeth Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati and Union Minister Uma Bharti over the alleged comments made by the seer on the Sai Baba of Shirdi. "This is the matter among the seers, and BJP is a political party. Whatever...
  • Sai Baba was a Muslim, should not be worshipped like a Hindu deity: Shankaracharya June 30, 2014

    Refusing to budge from his stand on Shirdi Sai Baba, Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand on Sunday described him as a Muslim ascetic who could not be worshipped like a Hindu deity and said his campaign to protect the Hindu religion will continue even if he is sent to jail. "They may burn...
  • Case filed against Dwaraka Peeth Shankaracharya for remarks against Sai baba June 28, 2014

    A case was filed in a local court on Saturday against the Shankaracharya of Dwarka Peeth, Swaroopananda Saraswati, for his alleged remarks against Sai baba of Shirdi. The first hearing of the case, filed by local lawyer Sudhir Kumar Ojha, would be held in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate S...
  • Dwaraka Peeth seer supports Shankaracharya's Sai Baba remarks June 28, 2014

    The controversy surrounding Swami Swaroopanand's remarks against Sai Baba refused to die down on Saturday with a potential successor to the Shankaracharya of Dwaraka Peeth supporting his guru's view by saying that the ability to perform miracles can't be mistaken for religion. "When the Shankaracharya began purifying the society, there were...
  • Showcause notice served to Saibaba temple trust March 16, 2013

    Shirdi: Maharashtra Government has served a showcause notice to the trust managing Saibaba temple in Shirdi for spending lakhs of rupees on a slew of projects without taking its permission, an RTI query has revealed. Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, which spent the money on providing basic amenities like roads in...
  • Hyderabad blasts: 'Sai Baba temple was initial target' February 23, 2013

    Hyderabad: A Sai Baba temple in Dilsukh Nagar was the initial target of the bombers, police sources said on Saturday. However, a visit by Hyderabad police commissioner Anurag Sharma to the temple just ahead of the blasts forced the attackers to shift the location of the cycle carrying the bomb,...
  • Hyderabad blasts: Sai Baba temple was initial target, say police sources February 23, 2013

    Police sources have told CNN-IBN that a Sai Baba temple in Dilsukh Nagar was the initial target of the blasts. However, following Hyderabad police commissioner's visit to the temple, the bombers shifted the location of the cycle. ...
  • Shirdi temple has ornaments worth over Rs 50 cr January 8, 2013

    Nagpur: The famous Sai Baba temple at Shirdi in Maharashtra, one of the richest shrines in the country, has ornaments and jewellery worth Rs 50,53,17 473 and a total fixed deposits to the tune of Rs 6,27,56,97488 as on March 31, 2012 including investments in Kisan Vikas Patra. The ornaments...
  • Hyderabad: Sai Baba temple trustees clash August 14, 2012

    Hyderabad: Devotees ran helterskelter when two groups of functionaries of Shirdi Sai Baba temple at Dilsukhnagar here clashed with each other and nearly came to blows on Monday. As tempers ran high, police had to be called in to restore order. The unsavoury incident took place when S.Jayaswamy, former chairman...
  • Dileep to play Sathya Sai Baba in his next film June 13, 2012

    After the likes of Mammootty and Mohanlal who invited much critical acclaim by being in the role of real life characters like BR Ambedkar and MGR, it is now the turn of Dileep. Yes the actor has been invited by famous Telugu director Kodi Ramakrishna to don the role of...
  • Actor Mohan Lal to play Sathya Sai Baba in a film May 26, 2012

    Kodi Rama Krishna has been interested to make a film on Puttaparthi Sathya Sai Baba, who attained moksha in the year 2011. Within a few days after the Baba's passing away, he paid a visit to Prashanthi Nilayam and discussed his intention to make a film on the god man....
  • 2 Sai Baba devotees donate gold worth Rs 60 lakh May 18, 2012

    Shirdi: Two devotees have donated gold worth Rs 60 lakh to the Sai Baba temple, Shirdi Sansthan sources said. A devotee from Delhi donated a 1.5 kggold bell, while a person from Mumbai offered a 900 gm gold pot before Sai Baba. During the last five years, the Sansthan has received various...
  • Sathya Sai Trust divided on Baba idol placement? April 24, 2012

    ANANTAPUR: One year after the demise of spiritual guru Satya Sai Baba, who passed away on April 24, 2011, there still seems to be confusion on installing his idol, with members of the Sathya Sai Central Trust (SSCT) allegedly divided on the place where it should be installed.The trust constructed...
  • A tough year after Sathya Sai Baba's death April 24, 2012

    Puttaparthi: Exactly a year after Sathya Sai Baba passed away in Puttaparthi, his trust is struggling to retain its credibility. A tough year for his trust and the small town of Puttaparthi, for the Sathya Sai Central trust the going has been rough, with income tax raids and allegations of...
  • Puttaparthi readies for Baba's death anniversary April 12, 2012

    Hyderabad: Puttaparthi town in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district is gearing up for the first anniversary of the passing away of Sathya Sai Baba, who had millions of devotees around the world. Prashanti Nilayam, the ashram and now the final resting place of Sai Baba, will witness a series of programmes...
  • Shirdi temple earns Rs 3.9 cr during Ram Navami April 4, 2012

    Shirdi: The Shri Saibaba Samadhi temple has received Rs 3.9 crore in the form of cash donations during the Ram Navami festival that was celebrated last week, sources said in Shirdi. The devotees also donated 696 grams of gold and three kilograms of silver ornaments during the festival. The temple trust...
  • Shirdi Sai Baba temple gets Rs 401 cr in cash in 2011 February 9, 2012

    Shirdi: The famous Shirdi Sai Baba shrine in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district has received 36 kg of gold and Rs 401 crore in cash towards donations in year 2011, a top official said on Wednesday. The offerings are at least 20 per cent higher compared to year 2010, he said. "The Trust received...