Ekkirala Bharadwaja

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Ekkirala Bharadwaja
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Born(1938-10-30)30 October 1938
Bapatla, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died12 April 1989(1989-04-12) (aged 50)
Religious career
GuruSai Baba of Shirdi

Ekkirala Bharadwaja (30 October 1938 – 12 April 1989) authored many Hindu spiritual books, primarily on the life and worship of Shirdi Sai Baba and Dattatreya. His Telugu-language book Sri Sai Leelamrutham is widely sold.


Ekkirala Bharadwaja was born at Bapatla and was a post-graduate in English literature. He left the Indian Administrative Service after having a profound spiritual experience at the Samadhi Mandir of Sai Baba of Shirdi, thereafter becoming a lecturer of English literature because that gave him opportunity to spread his master's teachings.[1]

Bharadwaja researched the lives and teachings of several saints, travelling extensively and personally contacting many of them. He insisted on the necessity of a Sadguru to direct devotees in their spiritual path. The culmination of all this is a series of books on Sai Baba and many other saints. He believed Sai Baba to be the matchless saint, a blend of all religions and the answer to all the questions of the present day and spirituality.[1]

Bharadwaja died on 12 April 1989.[citation needed]


Bharadwaja founded the Shirdi Sai Cultural Mission at Vidyanagar and the Sai Baba Mission in Ongole. He also founded a Telugu-language fortnightly publication, Sai Baba, that is now produced monthly and continues to spread his messages. The publication inspired the construction of several Sai Baba temples.[1] His thoughts are now promoted by the Sri Master Universal Sai Trust & Acharya Bharadwaja Peace Foundation in Ongole, Andhra Pradesh.[2]


  1. ^ a b c http://www.saibharadwaja.org/pages/acharyaeb.aspx
  2. ^ "SAI SADGURU VANI". saisadguruvani.org. Archived from the original on 16 November 2013.

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