Thursday 15 June 2023

When Sai Baba Appeared in Flesh In Puttaparthi Hospital !

Svāmi greeting patients at the entrance of the operation theatre in the Sathya Sai Superspeciality Hospital

Image: Svāmi attained Mahasamadhi in 2011

It was another usual day in the plastic surgery dep when my caretaker, Mr Sai Shankar ambushed me verbally, ' Svāmi came man..', as we were enjoying the heatwave on the bus-ride after work.

I blank-stared for a moment, almost mimicking an absence seizure. He then narrated on how Swami had physically manifested in the hospital that day.

What surprised me was that everyone in the hospital looked pretty calm about this incident, like it wasn't the first time.

The story chronologically:

Vibhūti had started to manifest in a picture of Svāmi that decorated the walls of the consultant gastroenterologist's room some time back. However, someone had scrubbed it offleaving only a vague palmar imprint on the picture, with just a residual white hue of vibhūti.

Some days later, Svāmi physically appeared out of thin air, sitting on the chair opposite the consultant gastroenterologist.

Image: The chair on which Svāmi sat while conversing with the consultant

Svāmi told the consultant that He had materialised vibhūti and now someone had scrubbed it off the picture ( something ought to be not done ). With a sigh, Svāmi said that He had to now re-materialise another patch of vibhūti on the picture ( which He did ), on the same spot. Svāmi then vanished!

Image: A fresh patch of vibhūti which Svāmi materialised after conversing with the consultant. You can notice the residue of the old vibhūti from a scrubbed-off palmar imprint.

The patch of vibhūti swami re-materialised in the consultant's room

This was not a vision or dream state. This incident happened in reality. Svāmi appeared in flesh and spoke with mechanical words.

The materialised vibhūti was distributed as prasāda around and I was glad I could share it with some Malaysian friends who were concurrently present in Puttaparthi.


  1. Thank you for sharing. I had a Sai Baba experience once. This was very nice to read.

  2. damn so interesting