Puttaparthi: Shri Sathya Sai Baba’s mahasamadhi will be opened for darshan in Prasanthi Nilayam ashram in Puttaparthi today. The construction of the mahasamadhi had begun soon after Sai Baba’s demise on April 24.
Baba’s devotees have gathered in Puttaparthi in large numbers for darshan after the ceremony.
The Sathya Sai Central Trust, which manages the affairs of Sai Baba’s spiritual empire, had announced that the mahasamadhi would be built in a grand and befitting manner.
Meanwhile, investigations are on into the activities of the Sathya Sai Trust after Rs. 35 lakhs were seized in cash from an ashram vehicle last month. The trust has, however, refuted any wrongdoings and has said that the cash seized was money given by a devotee for the construction of the mahasamadhi – a memorial for Sai Baba. It maintains that financial transparency is being strictly followed while running the body. NDTV