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Sarathi Baba Wiki: Biography of college dropout to spiritual guru

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today ordered a Crime Branch probe into the Sarathi Baba controversy following the exclusive expose and constant news flash on News7 channel.

Crime Branch ADG Bijay Kumar Sharma told media that tomorrow (Friday) the Crime Branch team would move to Kendrapada and initiate a comprehensive investigation basing on both media highlights and written complaints lodged in the local police station.

Few people know about the background of Odisha godman Sarathi Baba. His real name is Santosh Raul, whose native place is Ganjam district. His family later shifted to Kendrapara district after his father was appointed as a meter reader in the Electrical Sub Division office at Mahipala.

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After completing his primary education, Santosh completed his Matriculation from Gulnagar High School in Kendrapara. Later he took admission in Kendrapada college. He was not good at his studies and used to sit in the last bench in his class.

His classmates say Santosh used to tell them that one day he will become a God and they will fall on his feet.

Reminiscing about the days before Santosh became famous, Kendarapada based lawyer Binod Bihari Nayak says: “He used to run errands for us. He would fetch tea, paan and other such stuff for us. I don’t know how and when he became a Baba.”

Nayak says Santosh vanished from Kendarapara in 1985 and reappeared in the town after seven years in 1992. “He had completely changed his attire and now sported a white dhoti, a white half-banyan and a Bombay Dyeing turkish towel on his shoulder. Though no one quite knows where he spent the intervening seven years, many believe he went to Kamaksha and learnt some black magic before returning to Kendrapara,” he says.

From then on, Santosh identified himself as Srimad Sarathi Dev and began his second innings of his life at Barimula on the Kendrapara-Indupur road in 1992-93 where he purchased two gunths of land at Rs 65,000. There he set up a modest ashram in a thatched house and conducted satsang every Sunday.

Sarathi Baba, however, soon went beyond holding satsangs and graduated to performing ‘miracles’ producing bibhuti out of nowhere and having honey dripping from his feet, drawing large crowds in the process.

With a large number of people becoming his disciples, his ashram grew from a thatched house to a two-storey building and finally a huge temple, known as Sarathi temple, during Rath Yatra in 2014. Sarathi Baba used to sit on an embellished throne and addresses his disciples.

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Some other sources said that, in the late Eighties, many had seen him singing songs in devotional music programmes in Kendrapada town.

With the dawn of Nineties, Santosh Raul, a college dropout, had donned the mantle of Sarathi Baba. By the turn of Century, popularity of Sarathi Baba had swelled manifold with thousands of devotees making beeline to Sarathi Ashram in Barimula village on the outskirts of district Headquarters Township.

Srimad Sarathi Baba

Sarathi Baba presently has a group of influential devotees including political leaders, IAS, OAS and police officers, well-known industrialists and cine stars. Many BJD politicians, including a minister from the district, are frequently seen in his ashram.

Armed police were deployed near the ashram to keep a close watch on the situation to avoid any breach in order.

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  1. may be he is guilty, wt ever he was not murder or cheating to odisha ppl, and last not the least he is not guilty more than odisah Politician

  2. I think all baba of this present time are a big dhongis. A big fool who fool the fools. No person like me will be fooled by these types of foolish fools

  3. At present time all baba like him are dhongis. He is a big fool who fool you. The fools are only foolish. People like me Cannot be fooled

  4. Banish him from odisha and then hang him elsewhere… Bcz such bastards do not match up the glory of our odisha….

  5. Nothing has been clearly brought out, the woman involved says she has been blackmailed, and why the public interfere in some one’s personal life? Iss desh mein live in relationship, same sex marriage, porn sites etc all are permitted legally, and in our Hindu mythology many God, saints had illicit love with other women even by force, but here nothing has happened as such, kichhi irsaparayan lokankar badmashi ye sabu.shanti raksha karibaku Police lathi marina kichhi nua katha nuhein. Ya pain okila sangha boycott kariba okila sangha ra childishness. Shame on the legal fraternity, and how otv is not showing their staff removed from otv for his version?

  6. Dhongi sarathi (santosh roul) se ta jiban Sara life taku enjoy karibaku chahuthila bt sata kebe luchi ruheni dine na dine Samna ku asibara thila sala godnka na re lokamananka Biswas re bisa dela ebe taku narkathu ahuri jantrana milu…..

  7. How much we are independened and why self-styled godman are able to challenge to our sambidhan role that any one cannot arrest him if there are no FIR against him and police can order 144 without notifying any where suddenly and attack people

    Sir, as a general person of mayurbhanj,odisha l want to request you that why odisha police is not arrested yet sarathi baba(santosh roul) and his supporting old S.P. of kendrapada after 5 days of the incident,why police is supporting to a self-styled godman and challenging to public,ganatantra.they should knew that any one cannot callenge to public because sambidhan is created  for public,it can change for public…(9777374891)1

  8. sarathi baba (santosh roul) is a king of desi sex.
    please contact him for who want to sex and enjoy medical girl.

  9. i personally find no words to applaud this guy. In my eye he is brainy out of box. Here war happens. Blood flows in name of religion..He just does business. So what happens? I hope when aliens will attack earth,then we will be together irrespective of religions. Why not today against global warming , deforestation? Slowly people will accept. I am not against god..God is only one who has told geeta to krishna, sent jesus allah gautam even einstein newton mahamta gandhi here just to make human life easier..so better accept that in future religion will be a business..True thing lasts..

  10. ଭଣ୍ଡସନ୍ତୋଷକୁ କଠୋର ଦଣ୍ଡ ଦିଆୟାଉ ଏବଂ ଗଜଭିୟେ ବହିଷ୍କାର କରାୟାଉ

  11. i dont think he is 100% faulty,
    in my view it is the fault of all the well educated, knowledgeable, civilised people who made him god.shame on us


  13. Such a damn person stupid sarathi,but actually before we blame him we should blame us because we the people who made him so popular and treat him as a godly person and shame on those people who believe him as a god and worship him for get rid of there problem and miseries instead of doing their duties…such a folish personality just think how could be a person become GOD.Even GOD also can not say this…

  14. Are bhagwan ku paibara bata, Paraku irsha, krodha sabu chhada, sat pathare jaa. Bhagawan milibe. Emitia Baba mananka pakhaku jaana. Emane khali michha kuhanti.

  15. Jagannath hauchhanti ama laksa laksha odia lokanka debata tanku daka sie nishita sunibe.

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