Swami Kesavaiahji

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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Swami Kesavaiah Ji
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Date of Birth: 
1st July 1939
Place of Birth: 
Dharmavaram in Anantapuram District, Andhra Pradesh
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
Date Left His/Her Body: 
9th August 1981
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Swami Kesavaiah Ji was born on Sravana Bahula Amavasya day of Hevalambi year, at the end of the nineteenth century. His father Sri Swami Balaiah was a ryot and a devout hindu. A peculiarly religious temper seems to have taken powerful hold of Swami Kesavaiah Ji's mind, and it continued as the ruling principle throughtout his life.

In his school days it is said that he stood first in the bible classes and had a vision of Jesus Christ. He learnt the Koran and had a vision of Prophet Mohammed.

He began his professional life as clerk in the registration department in the composite state of Madras.

At some point, Sai Baba accepter him as a devotee and on July 1st, 1939 he became a Kripa Siddha.

In 1948, he was responsible for constructing a temple for Sai Baba of Shirdi at Penukonda. Then he fell sick and came to Madras for treatment.

Since 1949, after his recovery, he conducted Thusday pujas at "Sai Nilayam", Shenoy Nagar.

In ordinary life, it is said that he was simple and unpretentious. He wore a milky white jubba, a white dhoti and an upper cloth. He spoke softly, affectionately and lovingly.

He died in 1981, survived by a son and two daughters. It was at about 6-10 p.m., the sun had set on 9th August 1981 Sunday, Sravana Suddha, Dasami. He asked for Udhi. Took it, applied to his forehead and swallowed, said "Allah Malik" and closed his eyes, sitting. After 10 minutes he ws made to rest on the bed. At about 6-28 p.m. the sage of Shenoy Nagar left his mortal coils.


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