Sri Shirdi Sai Baba (1838–1918) was the first
Sai Avatar (incarnation) in the Sai
Trinity. His name and fame have been spreading like wildfire throughout the
world. He is venerated and worshipped by billions of inhabitants on this
planet. His life as a Sufi fakir, simple
yet penetrating teachings, countless astounding miracles, blessings to everyone
who simply chant His name, "Sai" and His great impact as the unique Jagat Guru (Universal Master) are duly
acknowledged by billions of people from all races, religions, cultures and
nations. Many Shirdi Sai Baba temples have been built not only in India, but
also in many foreign countries like the UK, USA, Russia, Africa, Mauritius and
eastern countries. Almost fifty-eight websites and twelve journals propagate
Still, most Sai devotees in the world do not
know many crucial facts about Him. The book contains valuable information about
prominent Shirdi Sai organizations, web sites, temples and books.
Prof Sathya Pal Ruhela (eighty years old), born on 2 February 1935, is a pioneering Indian sociologist of education, a teacher, an educator, a spiritualist and an ardent devotee of both the Sai Avatars- Sri Shirdi Sai Baba and Sri Sathya Sai Baba. He has been in Sai’s fold for the last forty years. He has written books on sociology, Indian sociology, Somalia, education, spirituality and both the incarnations of Sai Baba. He served as a Professor of Education (Sociology), Head and Dean of the Faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University), New Delhi.
He was awarded Maharshi Bhrigu Samman in 2011 for his valuable contributions during his lifetime in the fields of behavioral sciences, literature, humanity and social development. He was given the honor also because of his extraordinary achievements by his innovative and positive thinking and commitment to being a thinker, scholar, researcher, scientist and teacher for national prosperity.