Bengaluru: While it has been known for long that all is not well with the manner in which Puttaparthi Satya Sai Baba's spiritual empire is being managed by his disciples, the situation appears set for a bigger confrontation after a man from Muddenahalli near Bangalore claimed that he is the reincarnation of 'Bhagwan'.
The man, Madhusudhan Naidu, is a well known disciple of Satya Sai and was known to be have enjoyed close proximity with the Guru.
News channel CNN-IBN reports that Naidu has claimed that Satya Sai visits him in his dreams and gives him directions on tasks to be done. Also, Naidu says that Sai Baba himself has asked him to organise a massive birthday celebration on November 24.
In a blog post in saiuvacha.wordpress.com, one devotee writes that Naidu once even described what colour robe Swami was wearing that day as if he could actually see Swami sitting on the sofa in the prayer hall in Muddenahalli.
But the Sathya Saibaba trust at Puttaparthi remains unimpressed. Officials at the trust dismissed Naidu's claims of being a reincarnation of Saibaba and said he has nothing to do with the godman.