- Published on 17 March 2015
Sairam to all fellow SKTCians, I request all to take the below article only as an analysis and not as a prediction on the date of Swami’s Reappearance. Only Bhagawan knows His plans and His day of Reappearance.
The Day of Ashura falls on the tenth day of Muharram as per the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Remembrance of Muharram. Based on certain dream/vision interpretations of recent times, we presume that Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba returned on the day of Vaikunta Ekadesi (December 31, 2014 - January 1, 2015). Now the question is when the Reappearance will be made known. Will that happen on the day of Ashura? (which falls on Friday, October 23, 2015 or Saturday, October 24, 2015). In this article, we will discuss such a possibility, taking references from certain Islamic traditions and the Sacred Nadis, and drawing a parallel between these sources.
From Islamic Traditions ( Point supporting October 23, 2015 - Friday )
Imam as-Sadiq (‘a) said: “The Qa’im of ours, the Ahl al-Bayt, will appear on Friday”.
From Islamic Traditions ( Points supporting October 24, 2015 - Saturday )
1 “The Qa’im will appear on the day of Ashura.” (the name Qa’im means ‘One who rises’).
2 “The Qa’im will reappear on a Saturday, Ashura Day, day of the martyrdom of Imam Husain”.
3 Imam al-Baqir (‘a) also said: “Do you know what day—’Ashura’—is? It is the day when God accepted the repentance of Adam and Eve; the day when God split the sea for the Children of Israel, drowned Pharaoh and his legion and made Musa (Moses) triumphant over Pharaoh; the day when Ibrahim (Abraham) was born; the day when God accepted the repentance of the people of Yunus (Jonah); the day when Hadrat ‘Isa was born; and the day when Hadrat Qa’im will stage the uprising".
4 “As if I can see the Qa’im (a.s.) on the day of Ashura, on Saturday standing between the Rukn and Maqam and Jibraeel is announcing before him: Allegiance is for Allah”.
5 “Our Qa’im shall reappear in an odd numbered year, like one, three, five, seven or nine, on the day of Ashura and (it would be) a Saturday”. (The Corresponding Islamic New year in October 24, 2015 is AH 1437 which is an odd numbered year).
Hints from Sri Vasantha Sai’s Sacred Nadi Readings
“……According to what is written, Swami will descend between October and November. This is the Reason for what He has drawn……” (Page 90 – 5th Para).
Another interesting factor!
“How long would Qa’im (a.s.) rule?”
He replied: “Seven years, the days and the nights would be prolonged so much that a year would be as long as ten years of yours. Thus his rule would be equal to Seventy Years (!!!!!!) according to your standards”.
While this is highly unimaginable, anything may happen in the future as Swami Himself hints at the mind-boggling nature of the Golden Age in a message received by Charles Penn in 1979:
“…..That time will be here sooner than one expects. Before it arrives be prepared for whatever is needed to reveal to every living thing the true purpose of existence. It is not what anyone alive can imagine. It is not something that one can try to aspire to. It is beyond all comprehension. I can say that its beauty is magnificent beyond all dreams…”.
The Day of Ashura and the Day of Reappearance (Friday or Saturday?)
Some traditions speak of certain days on which there is a possibility of Mahdi reappearing. It would mean that one can hope and expect the reappearance to happen on one of these days. Some verses mention Friday. Some speak of Ashura and some others mention Saturday.
If all these traditions are reconciled broadly, we may assume that Ashura and Friday could be the day on which reappearance takes place while Saturday could be the day of the announcement.
Some more points about Ashura (Friday or Saturday?)
Ashura in 2015 falls on a Friday, i.e. 23rd of October 2015. Based on the sightability (of the moon) in North America, in 2015, Ashura will start in North America a day later -i.e. on Saturday, the 24th of October 2015. Note that in the Islamic calendar, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so the observing Muslims will celebrate Ashura on the sunset of Thursday, the 22nd of October 2015.
Although Ashura always falls the same day every year as per the Islamic calendar, the corresponding date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year, since the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and the Islamic calendar follows the lunar cycle. This difference would mean that the Ashura moves in the Gregorian calendar approximately 11 days every year. The date of Ashura may also vary from country to country depending on whether the moon has been sighted or not.
Additional analysis from a different angle (Based on the Nadis)
Based on the below Nadi reading, I strongly believe that Swami “Joined His New Body” on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.
“He will once again return and join the body which He has prepared before He has left the body. On the day of Rohini star, the day of Krishna’s birth, He will unite with that body. After three months He will show a vision of Himself”.
Last year (in 2014), there was a certain confusion regarding the date of Lord Krishna’s birth, because of two Rohini stars occurring in the same month.
However, according to the scripture “Sri Sannidhi Ahnika Grantha” and 13th Chapter Of “Easwara Samhita” in section “Jayanthi Nirnaya prakarana”:
“The Rohini Nakshatra for celebration of Lord Krishna’s Birth should not be impure with Saptami thithi or Krittika star even for a second, on the Same Day. If it happens so, pure Rohini Star with Navami Tithi should be taken as Lord Krishna’s birthday”.
That day falls on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.
So the day of Swami’s “Joining with the New Body” could be the above mentioned date. (It should be noted that last year in most of the temples, Lord Krishna’s birthday was observed on August 19th).
This could also be the reason why Sacred Nadis mention only Rohini star and Lord Krishna’s birthday as the day of Swami “Joining the New Body”. It is interesting to note that the Nadis never referred to Ashtami (Gokulashtami) which is usually associated with Lord Krishna’s birthday, as in 2014, it falls on Navami and not on Ashtami.
Therefore, I believe that Swami joined His New body on Lord Krishna’s birthday, i.e. August 19, 2014 and not on the Vaikunta Ekadesi day (January 1, 2015). The Nadis clearly say that day will be Lord Krishna’s Birthday and the star of Rohini. January 1, 2015 was not Lord Krishna’s birthday and there was no Rohini star on that day as well.
Now this brings us to another question. What then really could have happened on the Vaikunta Ekadesi day (January 1, 2015)?
I believe Swami made an entry into this world in His new body (that He assumed on August 19, 2014) on January 1, 2015 (the Vaikunta Ekadesi Day). Then, immediately after that He gave His vision to a few devotees (like Sister Apurva, Sister Sophia and few others). This also corresponds to the Nadi prediction “After Three months (of joining the new body) He will show Vision of Himself”. However, this vision should not be confused with the public appearance. Vision is a darshan to few specific devotees. Public appearance would be a darshan to the masses which may happen on the Day of Ashura (October 23-24, 2015).
1 Date of Swami assuming a New Body - Lord Krishna’s Birthday - August 19, 2014
Reference from Nadis - “On the day of Rohini star, the day of Krishna’s birth, He will unite with that body”
2 Date of Swami’s entry into the world in the newly assumed body - On Vaikunta Ekadesi Day (between December 31, 2014 and January 1, 2015)
Reference from Nadis - After January 1, 2015, Swami showed His Vision to a few devotees as prophesied by the Nadis “After three months He will show Vision of Himself”
3 Date of Swami’s Public Appearance - On the day of Ashura (October 23- 24, 2015)
Reference from Nadis - “According To what is written, Swami will Descend between October and November”
His Divine Names
1. Al -Mahdi - one rightly guided (The Guided One)
2. Al-Qa’im - One who rises (for truth)
3. Al-Muntazar - The Awaited one (As the believers are patiently waiting for his reappearance)
4. Hujjat - Proof of God (This is because he is the Proof of Almighty God upon His creatures and servants)
5. Khalaf-e-Salih - The best and the righteous Successor
6. Sahib Al-Zaman - The Lord of the Age
7. Imam-i ’Asr - The Imam of the "Period"
By Allah…he will not go from the world until he appears and fills the earth with equity and justice, as it will be replete with injustice and oppression.
Blessed be you if you see his time! Blessed be anyone who sees his time!
And the earth will shine with the illumination of its Lord, and his rule will extend from east to west. (Bihar-ul-Anwar)