Talk:Sai Baba of Shirdi

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Seperating facts from devotional interpretations[edit]

This article is full of interpretations by devotees while obscuring the few known facts about shird Sai. The interpretations by devotees should go to Shirdi Sai Baba movement though a summary can be left here. The facts are that he was a beggar who was sometimes abusive and even violent. This is well documented. Why can't we write that? Andries (talk) 20:59, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

  • I reverted the article to the version of april 2014. A very large part of the information had been deleted. Indeed Andries, the material upto that date stated the facts mentioned by you.This article is getting worse rather than better over the years.--Satrughna (talk) 06:05, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
    • This article is one of the most POV laden I have seen on Wikipedia. Needs massive overhauling. (talk) 05:44, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
I agree it needs a great deal of work. The lede alone has a combination of using Wikipedia's voice and presenting excessive details of in-world beliefs that needs to be rewritten. --Ronz (talk) 03:20, 28 January 2018 (UTC)
I agree. Some parables too seem to have seeped in without any clear distinction between fact and parable. Article needs clean up. I'll start it, but any help would be most appreciated. Notthebestusername (talk) 06:33, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 6 July 2018[edit]

Religion of Sai Baba is listed as Hinduism while that is with conflict with rest of description on the page itself. Religion should be written as None for Sai Baba as he himself never answered that question clearly. (talk) 13:20, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

 Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template.  LeoFrank  Talk 06:07, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

Death - section and information needed[edit]

The death / Samadhi of Shirdi Sai Baba is conspicuous by its absence in this wiki. I recollect reading about it in the first book about him (rather honestly) by a devotee of his, in Marathi. I think I was reading its English translation (bought at Shirdi) and it was pretty unflattering (by todays standards) and filled mostly with facts. It does describe his death / Samadhi. Can someone please add this section as I don't have the book currently to reference it. Notthebestusername (talk) 06:36, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Small typo[edit]

Hello. Could someone please fix this? "The garden continues to be a palce visited by pilgrims..." Should be "The garden continues to be a place visited by pilgrims..." I'm unable to fix it myself. Thanks. Diegorodriguezv1 (talk) 17:37, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

His name and religion[edit]

His name was Chand Miyan and he doesn't belong to Hinduism, how you have written Hinduism. He was betrayer and cheater. He used to eat pork and beef, he used to drink wine, he used to abuse ladies who come to him. He used to live in mosque. How you claim him to be Hindu religious. His quotation was Allah Malik. He was mlechcha. Please edit it or let me edit this page. Rgovindm (talk) 03:36, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

I've removed the infobox as it was set to state he was a Hindu. The body of the article doesn't make that claim. Read the article. He obviously wasn't Mleccha either, if that's what you mean. Doug Weller talk 15:49, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

Sai baba was a Hindu by birth. But he was handed over to a muslim fakir by his parents ehen he was young. Hence he is worshipped by both Hindus and Muslims. Hindus because he was one by birth and Muslims because he was brought up as one. He has himself said, " Sab ka malik ek" or "God is one". Let anyone worship their chosen deity. Let us not create religious discrimination. BRAINLY456 (talk) 14:00, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

I am not aware of the name but have only put forth the info regarding his religion. BRAINLY456 (talk) 14:02, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 1 October 2018[edit]

I request you to add the following two links to the "External Links" Section: 1) Brief Life History of Shirdi Sai Baba (at 2) Essential teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba (at Cvrajan (talk) 11:11, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

Not done see WP:LINKSTOAVOID which says such links are not applicable. --DBigXray 19:07, 3 October 2018 (UTC)