Sai Baba Documentary On South African TV

Sai Baba Documentary On South African TV
Published:Jun 07, 2009

The first South African-made documentary on Sathya Sai Baba will be screened on SABC2’s Issues of Faith today.

One God, Many Paths, to be shown between 9am and 10am, explores the life and teachings of Sathya Sai Baba, regarded as an avatar (a heavenly being who came to earth to show humankind the path to God).

African Lotus Productions, a local production company, made the documentary in India during Christmas last year.

It contains exclusive interviews with devotees, including Prof Anil Kumar, Sai Baba’s official translator; Sylvia Alden, an American who co-ordinated the Christmas programme; and Dr Rajan Cooppan, president of the Sri Sathya Sai Central Council of South Africa.

Producer Suda Sing said the documentary, shot at Prashanthi Nilayam, the headquarters of the Sri Sathya Sai Organisation, would also feature the avatar’s gift of “materialising” jewellery.

“While I was there, at the end of one of the sessions, Sai Baba waved his hand and a necklace with a pendant appeared. That we captured on camera,” said Sing.

He said he approached the documentary with scepticism. But “it fills you with so much heart. You can’t help but believe what you see there.”

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