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Prophecies alleged to have been made before Sathya Sai Baba's birth and even back to the time of the sage Brighu (around 3000BC) have been spread far and wide in countless publications and web pages by Sathya Sai Baba devotees. However, one of the most notable facts about all of them is that those which allegedly refer to him by name never appeared until after he had achieved quite a measure of fame in India. The available literature shows nothing at all about him prior to writings by contemporary persons who worshipped him. No independent researchers (non-infatuated persons) have presented reliable information on sources or supported the credibility of such prophesies. In the eyes of historians of religion, these claims would never stand up to the most elementary tests of validity.

Major prophesies are discussed in the linked pages here:-

Sai Baba''s promised regeneration of India and then the world

Prediction of world peace without war after 2007

SB claimed the whole world would become Hindu after 2030

The ancient palm leaf manuscripts - alleged to be prophetic and said to have predicted Sai Baba's life - are analysed

Alleged prophetic writings of Nostradamus about Sathya Sai Baba

SB predicted a magnetic pole shift to cause airline disruption - did not occur

Predictions of world catastrophe made at Ootacamund to 18 students (late 1970s)

Prediction: No second coming of Christ, but instead Sai Baba manifests himself as Father of Christ

Sai Baba prophesied he would bring a golden age

A prophesy in the Bhagavatha taken to mean Sai Baba

Claims that the whole world will visit Prashanthi Nilayam and Sai will be installed in every heart

Amazing superhuman feats were promised by Sai Baba

Cancer cures promised by Sai Baba that failed

Promises of health and protection that failed

Sai Baba told Sri Lankan he was reborn Vivekananda and would run Prashanthi Nilayam after SB's death

Sai Baba’s failed predictions: doubtful age, doubtful death

A set of prophesies by and about Sathya Sai Baba were published around 2007 by a web site 'saibabaofindia'. ( They have all been analysed critically (and very revealingly) in these pages since 2007. The original list and our critical presentation and criticisms are retained. Satya Sai Baba himself never said a word against any of the predictions about his coming but he bolstered them in many ways, both in countless discourses and interviews (see on right here). His followers have not expressed a single critical thought about any detail of any of them, as far as can be found from the literature or on Sai web sites. That is enough to show that this is a cult without self-reflection, serious research or any interface with the world of historical scholars. He has made countless failed prophesies himself, among other were various statements made in discourses by Baba on vast increases in area size of the Prashanthi Nilayam ashram (to include Dharamsala, over 20 miles away) and the number of visitors expected for certain festivals were not fulfilled, the size and numbers falling far short of those predicted! We heard some reports while at Prashanthi, independently confirmed from three ashram sources, that within the preceding year Baba had told students that the village Puttaparthi would soon be bulldozed away and that within 10 years Prasanthi would become enormous – 38 miles circumference. That was very hard to imagine in such a short time – much bigger than Bangalore itself!. But the area of Prashanthi Nilayam has far from doubled so far by 2007. Predictions by Sai Baba also spoke warmly of the huge influence of his Veda Patsala (school of Vedic chanting) - as established in the early years. It was to grow and flourish, but the institution was disbanded after some years of functioning.

The attempt to spin quotations from the Bible's Book of Revelations to make them seem to refer to Sathya Sai Baba (as the saviour, not the antichrist), as well as the same kind of highly biased interpretation of some bits of Nostradamus' obscure and vague Latin writings, are all too transparently insubstantial. The same goes for what is attributed by Sai devotees to Edward Cayce (see here).As to the ancient palm leaf prophesies - which depend on astrological input to make them apply - none have been published before those of Narayana Shastri when he was already a confined worshipper of Sathya Sai Baba as the Godhead Incarnate. Here we are faced with a mythology evidently invented post facto so as to express devotion and promote Sai Baba and those aspects of his variegated teaching which have a common appeal.

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