A Biography of Easwaramma, the Beloved Mother of Sai Baba
Blog Introduction: Easwaramma, often referred to as “the beloved mother of Sai Baba” was an integral part of the life of her son, Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Although she passed away in 1972, her legacy continues to be remembered by numerous devotees around the world. Let’s take a closer look at the life and legacy of this remarkable woman.
Early Life and Marriage
Easwaramma was born in Puttaparthi, India in 1876. As a young woman, she married Pedda Venkama Raju Ratnakaram in 1895. The couple had four children together – three sons and one daughter – with Sathya Narayana Raju (Sai Baba) being the youngest. In 1916 when Sai Baba was just eight years old, his father suddenly passed away leaving Easwaramma completely alone to care for her children. Despite this immense burden on her shoulders, she still managed to raise all four children with love and devotion while also managing the family farm.
The Divine Incarnation of Sai Baba
In 1940, Easwaramma observed a miraculous transformation in her youngest son as he declared himself to be Shirdi Sai Baba incarnate. Although most people around him were skeptical about his declaration at first, many soon began to accept it due to the divine miracles that he began performing from then onwards. Easwaramma supported her son wholeheartedly through this process, standing by him despite much opposition from those within their own community. She trusted fully in his divinity and believed that he had been chosen by God for a special mission on earth.
Sri Sathya Sai Hospital and Education Centers
As time went on, Sai Baba established numerous hospitals and educational centres throughout India that provided free medical treatment and education to thousands of people who had limited access to these resources before. He chose Easwaramma as the honorary president of these institutions because he knew that no one else could better understand their purpose or more deeply appreciate them than his own mother did. Thus under her guidance, these institutions flourished even further bringing hope and joy into communities far beyond Puttaparthi where they were established.
Sadly though Easwaramma passed away at a ripe age in 1972 after suffering from ill health for some time priorly but not before witnessing her son’s rise as one of the most revered spiritual teachers in modern times who brought hope into countless lives through his teachings as well as his humanitarian works across India during his lifetime till date!
Easwaramma is remembered today not only as an exemplary mother but also as an incredible example of faithfulness towards God’s will regardless of all odds! Her commitment towards supporting Sri Sathya Sai Baba during his mission serves as an inspiration for many spiritual seekers around the world today! Her legacy will live on forever!