Sri Sathya Sai Baba is a guru from southern India, religious leader, orator and philosopher often described as a godman and a miracle worker.
According to the Sathya Sai Organization, there are an estimated 1,200 Sathya Sai Baba Centers in 130 countries world-wide.The number of Sathya Sai Baba adherents is estimated sometimes as around 6 million.
Related - Hindu Gods, Goddesses & festivals.
Sathya Sai Baba was born Sathyanarayana Raju to Peddavenkappa Raju and Easwaramma, a poor agrarian family in the remote village of Puttaparthi, located in Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh. Since he was born after the satyanaraya?a puja, he was named after that deity. Puttaparthi, where Sathya Sai Baba was born and still lives, was originally a small village where one can now find an extensive University complex, Chaitanya Jyoti (a World-Religions Museum that has won several international awards for design), a spiritual museum, a Planetarium, a railway station, a hill-view stadium, an administrative building, an airport, an indoor sports stadium and more.