Sai Ram Dear National Presidents,

Please share the email with all the Sai Centers/Group Presidents and request to share with center membership.

Sai Ram Everyone …


Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba initiated the disaster relief efforts in India in late 1970s. He had the Sai Seva Dal volunteers undergo rigorous training in disaster relief management so that they can reach out, comfort and help the victims.


Since then, there has been a concerted effort to establish disaster relief work as a key component of service activities within the Sai Organizations both at the national level in India and also at the international levels.


Subsequently, SSSGC is in the process of establishing the Disaster Response Team where the Sai volunteers seek out the victims of the catastrophic disasters all around the globe and render assistance to them selflessly with pure love.

Hence, in our efforts to enroll volunteers for the Sai Disaster Relief Team (SDRT), we have designed the Skills Form mentioned in the following link:

If you are motivated to join the Disaster Relief Team (DRT), please fill out the Volunteers skills forms as this will help us with regards to training and disaster response deployment.

If you have any Disaster Relief related questions or need clarification, please feel free to contact me (Email: or (Cell #: 1-732-551-6349).

Thank you.


Rajen Ghayal

Chair – Zonal SSSGC Sai DRT

Sai Ram,

Brief History


Sri Sathya Sai Baba was born in Puttaparthi on Nov 23, 1926 – an auspicious Monday in the lunar month of Kartika, when Lord Shiva is especially adored.

His Life
Sri Sathya Sai Baba was born in Puttaparthi on Nov 23, 1926 – an auspicious Monday in the lunar month of Kartika, when Lord Shiva is especially adored. He was given the name Sathyanarayana Raju. What intrigued His mother Easwaramma, most was the unbounded compassion her little Sathya had particularly for the poor and downtrodden. Even as a toddler, He insisted that the beggar at the door be served well in spite of their own limited means and would often give His own share to the needy. When He began school, His playmates were inspired by His ability to lead them to be socially responsible, spiritually aware, endowed with individual and national character. His friends were often fascinated by His extraordinary powers of creating things out of thin air, knowing the future, deep understanding of scriptural wisdom and so on.
The Childhood

The Raju family of Puttaparthi was noted for its piety since the days of the renowned sage, Venkavadhootha, a saintly ancestor who was looked upon as a Guru in hundreds of villages around. Not only did the family build and endow the Gopalaswami Temple (dedicated to Lord Krishna), but Sri Ratnakaram Kondama Raju, the grandfather of Baba’s physical frame, dedicated a temple to Sathyabhama, consort of Lord Krishna, a deity to whom this type of homage is seldom offered in any part of India. Peasants by vocation, they were known for their musical and dramatic talent and were much involved in the propagation of the sacred scriptures through village plays and musicals. Consequently, the family was given the name ‘Bhat Raju’ (Bhat – priest)

The Advent

23rd of November, 1926, the Hindu year of Akshaya, meaning, the Never-declining, the Ever-full. It was the time of sunrise and the villagers were chanting the names of Lord Shiva, remembering that the day was Karthika Somavara, a Monday of the Holy Month of Karthika, devoted to the puja (worship) of Shiva. That day was made even more auspicious for Shiva worship because the ascendant star was Ardra (the star of Shiva). On this day, when these rare and propitious signs came together, the people thronged the temples of the Lord to offer special pujas and pray for His benediction.

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