Talk:Sai Baba of Shirdi

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Shri Sai Baba page is being constantly modified to make him look wrongly pro-islam[edit]

There is consistent and deliberate effort to change faith of Shri Sai Baba. Even if Hindu references are there on the website, they are mentioned in secondary options and referred after a muslim reference is given. The page has distinctly changed from the year 2002 to make it pro-islamic. This seems to be effort of some sufi saint followers who feel there sufi saint was re-incarnation of Shri Sai Baba or a follower of him. I recommend someone to monitor these consistent effort to sound Shri Sai Baba islamic. There are several wrong mentions that Shri Sai Baba read Quran. There is absolutely no evidence of the same.During the times of Sai Baba, Mughal ruled and created nuisance for Hindus. To keep these mughal crooks at bay, Shri Sai Baba tried to bridge gap between two faiths.Request all Hindu followers to seriously monitor the page content and check the history as to monitor who is doing this consistent changes. Request stringent action for all the false information on this page as it deals with Hindu faith. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:27, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

It is mentioned in sources that he recited Quran (one of these sources is Marianne Warren, for example, I think you won't accuse her for being pro-islamic or pro-sufist). Also during the times ofSai Baba, Mughals didn't rule India but the British did. Mughal rule was abolished completely at 1857, a year before Sai Baba returned at Shirdi at 1858 and began his activities. Even before this, Mughals were a dependency of the British and they ruled only in name on the very small territory around Delhi. Your comments show ignorance in both Indian history and Sai Baba's life and are completely biased. There seems to be effort not of some sufi followers, but of some Hindus to cut Sai Baba from his Islamic ties. (talk) 06:20, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

LOVE YOU SAI BABA BY SHIVANSHU PANDEY — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:06, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

Sai baba - Hindu deity[edit]

This page is constantly being updated to look Sai baba as one of many Hindu deities. There millions and millions of Hindu deities and please do not make Sai Baba as one of them. It has been written that Sai baba was "Avatar" of Dutta. Well there is no such proof for this claim. Even there is no proof whether Dutta was ever existed. Sai baba focused more communal harmony and peaceful society. If you notice his teachings, they not just resemble but in fact they are Sufism. There are many examples like Sai baba where Sufi preachers lived without disclosing anything and all they did is social work. There is nothing wrong in accepting anybody as a God but let's accept with truth rather than changing that God for your convenience.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Kumar skr (talkcontribs) 04:54, 25 April 2011 (UTC) om sai ram — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:47, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

The sai baba movement is not Hindu. For some reason all new indian religions are claiming to be hindu including satan dharma that got absorbed into the the then vedic religion. Please stop all this misinformation they have to be separate religions, if these people truly believe into a god then they have already created a hell of millions of gods for themselves and they are influencing indian diaspora and gypsies into their way of life... Please stop indians you are making yourselves so ridiculuous. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:26, 23 October 2015 (UTC)


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)

Saibaba Early Life[edit]

Saibaba never revealed about his birthdate, parents or the place where he was born. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vcky92 (talkcontribs) 05:29, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

background of sai baba (not the section)[edit]

It has been established, and accepted as a fact that he was born in the town of Pathri. There is a temple as well, Sri Sai Janmasthan Temple, Pathri.

There are claims, and folk tales that he was born in a hindu family. It is also alleged that this information is included in “Shri Sai Satcharitra" written by Govind Raghunath Dabholkar. Could somebody please confirm the information regarding the mentions of his origins in the Charitra? Thanks a lot. —usernamekiran (talk) 20:12, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

  • @Usernamekiran: There seem to be some references in Sri Sai Janmasthan Temple, Pathri confirming his birth place. If you can include them in Shirdi Sai Baba and provide the birthplace as Pathri, all is good. Feel free to ask me if you have any doubts regarding how to insert book references. Also, considering that you live in Pathri, it might be easy for you to procure a copy of the mentioned book. If you can read it and find the page number where the required information is found, it can be included as well. I found this link revealing the ISBN numbers of the book. RoCo(talk) 20:11, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
  • @Rollingcontributor: No, i live in parbhani it is the district headquarter for pathre, just 45 km away. That book is easily available like in 50% of India. I will try to procure it. And i will also try to add the details to the sai baba page. Thanks for the suggestion Face-smile.svgusernamekiran (talk) 20:45, 18 March 2017 (UTC)