The divine life of Sai Baba
Vinny Chitluri is a historian who has dedicated her life to preserving and documenting Baba's life history.
The History of Baba with Vinny Chitluri
Ambrosia in Shirdi
In this film, Dr Vinny Chitluri speaks about her journey with Sai Baba and how she was able to trace back Baba’s closest devotees and research all the places of significance in Baba’s life. She narrates her journey from her childhood and how Baba came into her life, and then how she left her established medical practice and moved to Shirdi and began work as a researcher and author. Dr. Vinny Chitluri is an author who has researched and documented Baba’s life history. She now lives in Shirdi and has been His devotee for more than 70 years. Topics covered in this film: 0:00 Intro (Please enable captions) 0:44 Mother's illness 2:06 Recovery, a miracle of Baba's Udi 2:54 From atheist to staunch believer 4:11 The Sai Satcharita at home 4:27 Spreading Baba's teachings in central India 5:53 Finishing medical studies and going to America 6:28 Ten percent of earnings for Baba's work 7:17 The move to India and to Shirdi 7:33 Meeting Sada 7:40 Padyatra problems, the foundation for future seva 9:02 Researching Baba's daily routine 9:52 Walking tours 10:00 More research 11:36 Photo exhibitions 12:28 First Book - Ambrosia in Shirdi 13:07 More research, more books 14:28 Tracing the descendants of Baba's devotees 15:38 Baba's history is preserved through books 16:19 Outro ( Please support our work)
A tribute to Sai Baba's Mahabhakta - ABDUL BABA
Haji Abdul Baba was among Sai Baba's first Devotees. In this film, Dr Vinny speaks about the special bond between Abdul Baba and Sai Baba, and how how their connection goes back to the 13th century. Abdul Baba did all the menial work for Baba, led a very simple life, and did true Seva for his Guru. We are eternally indebted to Abdul Baba for having documented Baba's sayings, by writing down whatever Baba spoke. Dr. Vinny Chitluri is an author who has researched and documented Baba’s life history. She now lives in Shirdi and has been His devotee for more than 70 years. Topics covered in this film: 0:00 Intro (Please enable captions) 1:03 Sai Baba calls for Abdul Baba 1:35 A 13th Century connection 2:48 Abdul Baba's Seva for his Guru 5:31 Documenting Baba's sayings 6:19 A promise kept by the Masters 8:20 Baba's Crow arrives 9:34 Life lessons to learn from Abdul Baba 11:30 Abdul Baba cottage photos 13:40 Outro (Please support our work)
A tribute to Sai Baba's Mahabhakta - KAKASAHEB DIXIT
Hari Sitaram Dixit, or Kaka Dixit as lovingly called by Sai Baba, was one of the most intimate devotees of Baba. In this film Dr. Vinny Chitluri pays tribute to Kakasaheb Dixit and sheds light on the important incidents in his life, his commitment and absolute faith in Baba, and the most important life lessons we can learn from Kakasaheb Dixit. Dr. Vinny Chitluri is an author who has researched and documented Baba’s life history. She now lives in Shirdi and has been His devotee for more than 70 years. Topics covered in this film: 0:00 Intro (Please enable captions) 0:56 About Kakasaheb Dixit 2:05 Meeting Sai Baba 2:49 Baba's promise to Dixit 5:19 Kaka's absolute faith in his Guru 7:14 Gentle Kaka ready to kill the goat 8:22 Always follow and trust your Guru 10:36 Changes the last line of Baba's Aarti 10:54 Kaka's spiritual life with Sai Baba 12:43 Reading books given by Sai Baba 14:27 Kaka writes a bhajan 15:28 Baba gives Kaka the 2 things he pines for 15:56 Looking on all with oneness and compassion 17:14 Kaka didn't kill any creatures 17:30 Kakas invaluable contribution after Baba's Mahasamadhi 18:06 Casting chits and following the verdict 18:56 Life lessons to learn from Kakasaheb Dixit 20:17 Truly content in life 21:05 Outro ( Please support our work)
A tribute to Sai Baba's Mahabhakta - MAHALSAPATI
Mahalsapati was one of Sai Baba's closest Devotees. In this film, Dr Vinny speaks about the special relationship Mahalsapati shared with Baba, the different facets of his personality, and also discusses the important incidents in Mahalsapati's life. Mahalsapati was the one who first recognized Sai Baba and gave Baba the name 'Sai' while welcoming Him into the Khandoba Mandir, and into Shirdi. We are also eternally indebted to Mahalsapati for having protected Baba during Baba's 3-day Samadhi, it is due to Mahalsapati's vigil that we had Baba with us for another 32 years. Dr. Vinny Chitluri is an author who has researched and documented Baba’s life history. She now lives in Shirdi and has been His devotee for more than 70 years. Topics covered in this film: 0:00 Intro (Please enable captions) 1:08 Mahalsapati - a life of poverty 2:52 A devotee of Lord Khandoba 3:50 Mahalsapati's first meeting with Sai Baba 4:16 "Ya, Sai." 5:30 Recognising the divinity in Baba 6:08 Mahalsapati begins to live with Baba 9:00 Baba's Samadhi for three days 9:37 Mahalsapati get Shaktipath 11:27 Mahalsapati brings Baba back to Shirdi 13:24 Baba's regard for Mahalsapati 14:26 Baba's protection for Mahalsapati 17:22 Life lessons to learn from Mahalsapati 19:05 Outro (Please support our work)
Original photos of Sai Baba
The Original photos of Sai Baba are very few and rare, and often many false photographs circulate over the internet and many devotees confuse them for the originals. In this important film, author and historian Dr. Vinny Chitluri gives her commentary on all the actual original photographs of Shirdi Sai Baba.
False photos of Sai Baba
There are many fake photographs of Sai Baba that are circulated online, many of these are photos of other saints, and are worshipped by devotees who believe these are Sai Baba's pictures. In this important video, Dr. Vinny Chitluri sheds light on all these photos, and points out why they are all false. Topics covered in this film: 0:00 Intro (Please enable captions) 0:44 About the false photos of Sai Baba 1:07 Advetanand Saraswati Swamiji 1:54 Abdul Baba 2:35 Kamu Baba 4:04 Shri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal 4:56 Still from a movie on Sai Baba 5:30 Still from a movie on Sai Baba 5:59 Morphed photo of Baba 6:41 These are not photos of Baba's final Samadhi procession 8:34 No close devotees are visible 9:12 Outro ( Please support our work)
Dress code for Shirdi
Dr. Vinny Chitluri urges devotees to maintain a dress code while visiting Shirdi, bearing in mind one has come to a place of worship, and to meet one's Satguru. She says she is saddened to see people dressed inappropriately in Shirdi and states her opinion that one should be more discerning in their choice of attire. Dr. Vinny Chitluri is an author who has researched and documented Baba’s life history. She now lives in Shirdi and has been His devotee for more than 70 years. Topics covered in this film: 0:00 Intro (Please enable captions) 1:10 Observe decorum when in Shirdi 2:30 Even foreigners follow Indian culture in India 3:13 Respect your Sadguru 5:00 Outro (Please support work)
A tribute to Sai Baba's Mahabhakta - SHAMA
Shama was one of the Mahabhaktas (most intimate devotees) of Sai Baba. His real name was Madhavrao Deshpande, but Baba lovingly called him Shama. In this film, Dr Vinny Chitluri pays tribute to Shama and talks of his special relationship with Baba. Sai Baba had told Shama that their association went back 72 generations, and to no other devotee had Baba said such a thing. Shama had a friendly bond with Baba and took certain liberties with Him, which Baba did not mind, but sadly Shama did not realize that Baba was a Divine Incarnation until after Baba took Mahasamadhi. Topics covered in this film: 0:00 Intro (Please enable captions) 0:58 Why Baba called him 'Shama' 1:17 A special relationship 2:35 Baba sends his devotees to Shama 3:28 Wanting a Mantra Updesh from Baba 7:15 Bitten by a snake 8:21 A vow is fulfilled 9:40 Baba's love for Shama 11:30 Baba kept Shama's means modest 13:20 Shama is graced with Divya Drishti 15:10 Darshan of Different Loks 16:00 Sai in each breath 17:05 Eat that what one can digest 17:38 Eating onions on Ekadashi 19:05 Shama repents his words 20:21 Life lessons from Shama 23:50 Outro (Please support our work)
'The Divine Life of Sai Baba' is available on all major podcasting platforms, so you can now be inspired on the go!