|Meesaraganda Venkamma, Sathya's doting elder|
sister who was among the few to recognize His
divinity and thus maintain a diary about the
daily happenings of His life.
|Appearing in the 'Admit No.' 154, Sathya's name in the attendance register of the elementary School at Puttaparthi|
shows that he was extremely regular to the school where He studied from 1936 to 1940.
|Sathya's transfer Certificate from the Kamalapuram School, a framed duplicate of which is|
still hung in the new school premises. The third row clearly and wrongly records the
date of birth as the 4th of October 1929.
There is another reasoning that lends credibility to this line of approach. All the early devotees of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba have recorded a sudden spurt in Swami’s travel and interactions post the annunciation. The earliest records of Swami’s intense travels in the current states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh date to the January of 1944. Therefore, it does not make logical sense that the annunciation took place in 1940 and there was a lull for more than 3 years. The annunciation, in all probability, took place in 1943, a few months after which Swami’s mission exploded with travels galore.
|The Register of Admission of the Karibasavaswami District Board High School in Uravakonda records only Sathya's|
joining date as 1/07/1943. There is no entry for His leaving the school.
|The exteriors and interiors of the Subramanya temple which still stands today.|
The inset shows the main deity as a 5-hooded serpent.
|File photograph of Sathya during his school days at Uravakonda.|