By Karthikeyan

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.

Papankusha Ekadesi Timings - (October 23 Friday - 4:13 AM up to October 24 Saturday - 3:27 AM)

Readers may recall that a few months ago, by God’s Grace and Will, I was able to publish the article
“The importance of the Day of Ashura”. The present article can be considered a continuation (Part 2) of that.

(To read the Part 1, please go to )

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. While in my previous article I have already discussed the possibility of this happening on October 23-24, in this article I would like to provide some additional reasons for the importance of this day.

Why is this day of Papankusha Ekadesi so important? Will Swami’s Reappearance be made known on this day??? (October 23 Friday - 4:13 AM up to October 24 Saturday - 3:27 AM)

Now let us discuss the significance of this day…..

The below narration of the glories of Pashankusha Ekadesi Day is excerpted from a dialogue between Lord Sri Krishna and Maharaja Yudhishthira, as given in the ancient scripture called Brahmavaivarta Purana.


1 Once, Yudhishthira Maharaj asked Sri Krishna: “O Madhusudana, what is the name of the day of Ekadesi that comes during the light fortnight of the month of Ashvina (September – October)? Please be kind and explain this to me.” 

2 “Sri Krishna smilingly replied, “O best of Kings! The name of this Ekadesi is Pashankusha Ekadesi, and it is also known as Papankusha Ekadesi since the observance of this Ekadesi removes all sins.”

3 “One should particularly worship Sri Padmanabha (Incarnation of Lord Vishnu), on the day of this Ekadesi. This day of Papankusha Ekadesi awards a person heavenly pleasures, liberation, and his or her desired results. Just by chanting the holy names of Sri Vishnu( like Rama, Krishna, Hari etc.) one can attain the merits of visiting all the holy places of pilgrimage (teerthas) in this world. Simply by offering one's humble obeisance unto Lord Vishnu, the rider of Garuda, one can achieve the same merit as is gained by performing great penances for a long time restraining and controlling the senses. If a conditioned soul, in spite of indulging in various sinful activities as a result of delusion, takes shelter and offers obeisance at the lotus feet of Sri Hari, who is the remover of all sins and the granter of liberation, then such a person never sees the punishing abode of Yamaraja, the Lord of death".

4 “The result one obtains by performing one thousand horse (donating) sacrifices or by performing one hundred Rajasuya sacrifices cannot equal one sixteenth of the merits one obtains by observing this Papankusha Ekadesi Day. There is no piety (merits) in this world equal to the piety (merits) earned by observing this Papankusha Ekadesi Day. Therefore, no other day is as sanctified as this day of Ekadesi, which is very dear to Shri Padmanabha (God)".

5 “O King! Until a person observes a fast on the day of Sri Padmanabha named Papankusha Ekadesi, he remains sinful, and the reactions of his past sinful activities never leave him like a chaste wife never leaves her husband. There is no merit in all the three worlds that can match the merit that one gains by observing a fast on this Ekadesi. This Ekadesi awards those who observe it heavenly pleasures, liberation, freedom from disease, beautiful women (For marriage), wealth, and food grains. None of the Rivers like Ganga, Gaya, Kashi, Pushkara, or Kurukshetra can bestow as much auspicious merit as this Papankusha Ekadesi Day. O Maharaj Yudhishthira, protector of the earth, after observing Ekadesi during the daytime, the devotee should remain awake through the night, absorbed in hearing about Sri Hari, chanting Sri Hari’s name, and serving Sri Hari – for, by doing so, he easily attains to the abode of Sri Vishnu”.

6 Sri Krishna continued, “O best of Kings! By observing the vow of this Papankusha Ekadesi one can deliver Liberation to ten generations from his mother’s family, ten generations from his father’s family, and ten generations from his wife’s family. All these ancestors attain their original, four-armed transcendental Vaikuntha forms. Wearing yellow garments and beautiful garlands, they ride to the spiritual realm on the back of Garuda, the Carrier Bird of Lord Vishnu. This is the benediction My devotee earns simply by observing one Papankusha Ekadesi properly". 

7 “If a person observes this Ekadesi in his childhood, youth, or old age, he does not suffer the miseries of samsara (material existence). One who strictly observes this day of Pashankusha Ekadesi is relieved of all sinful reactions and at the end of life returns to Sri Vishnu’s abode".

8 “If a person gives away gold, sesame seeds, land, cows, food grains, water, umbrellas, or shoes in charity, on this day of Papankusha Ekadesi then such a person does not have to go to the abode of Yamaraja (Lord of Death). On the other hand, anyone who does not engage in pious activities on this day is like a dead man although he is breathing. His breathing is like the bellows of the blacksmith".

9 “O best of Kings, especially on this Papankusha Ekadesi Day, even the poor should first bathe and then give some charity according to their means, and perform other auspicious activities in accordance with their ability. Whosoever performs sacrifices for the public benefit, or builds public ponds, resting places, gardens, or houses is not subjected to the punishment of Yamaraja (lord of Death). Indeed, one should understand that a person must have performed such pious activities as these in the past life, if he is long lived, wealthy, of high birth, or free from all diseases. But a person who observes Papankusha Ekadesi goes to the abode of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vishnu”.

Sri Krishna then concluded, “Thus, O saintly Yudhishthira, I have narrated to you the glories of the auspicious Day of Papankusha Ekadesi.” 


Thus we have seen the importance of Papankusha Ekadesi day. So I feel that, like Baba returned to His physical on the Holy Vaikunta Ekadesi Day (January 1, 2015), He may announce His reappearance in a grand manner on the Holy day of Papankusha Ekadesi (October 23 Friday - 4:13 AM up to October 24 Saturday - 3:27 AM).

Comparison with previous articles 

(for full details kindly see the article “The importance of the Day of Ashura”).

Hints From Islamic Traditions

The Qa’im will appear on the day of Ashura”. (October 23 Friday - 24 Saturday)

(the name Qa’im means ‘One who rises’) 

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).

His 21 Divine Names

1) Lord Padhmanaban - The Lord who has a lotus shaped navel

2) Lord Shisira - He who is cool like winter

3) Lord Vegavan - He who is very fast 

4) Lord Aaha - He who is as bright as the day

5) Lord Sumedha - Lord with great intelligence

6) Lord Vibhu - He who has many forms

7) Lord Ssarana - He who removes sadness from the unhappy

8) Lord Vrisha - He who rains (wishes of devotees)

9) Lord Dhravinapradha - He who gives the wealth asked by devotees

10) Lord Saket - Very close to Heaven

11) Lord Pannagashana - One whose resting place is serpent Adishesha

12) Lord Swasya - He who has a beautiful face or He from whose face Vedas came out

13) Lord Ssharma - He who is personification of total happiness 

14) Lord Havirhari - He who takes share of Gods in a Yaga (fire sacrifice)

15) Lord Sahsramsu - He who has thousand rays

16) Lord MahaVaraha - He who took the shape of Varaha (boar)

17) Lord Shringa – He who was born as a fish with horn

18) Lord Sadhamarshi - He who pardons mistakes (committed by his devotees)

19) Lord Kumudha - He who makes the earth happy

20) Lord Swaksha - He who has lotus like eyes 

21) Lord Shriman - He who is a gentleman



steman2015-08-19 15:24#
My dear Sai brother,
God's plans can not be predicted. This is a simple fact and Baba already has shown us that He changed plans. We do not even know if He will ever come back in his previous form. It is just the matter to accept it. The ego in us wants to know what will come in the future. Let us instead work to change the present and ourselfs. This is much more beneficial to us and to the world.
Sai Ram
KARTHIKEYAN2015-08-19 15:59#
I Read a line From Sri Vasantha Sai's Book

Swami said that He will come on the 23 and for this He will give 23 signatures. He Himself told this.
KARTHIKEYAN2015-08-19 16:34#
On 15th October, 2013, Yamadharma Raja told Sree Vasantha Amma during her morning meditation, this - "An Event will happen on the 20th and all the people in the world will know. Swami will come on the 23rd (3 days later)". He did not mention which 23rd.
KARTHIKEYAN2015-08-19 17:20#
A Dream to Brother Sri. S . Bala Sai From the Posting “Experiences of Sri S.BalaSai”
Dream 8:

12th November, 2013:

Last night I had a dream where Swami was sitting on a bench surrounded by devotees and I was assisting Him. Swami asked me to convey all the devotees that He will give interview only after 23rd (no detail about month or year).

After conveying this to the devotees, like a subordinate military officer, I asked Swami boldly,"Swami as such You are available here. Why are You not giving interview?" Swami replied that, “People don’t have commitment now. They should have commitment, then I will give.”
KARTHIKEYAN2015-08-19 17:21#
Dream to Sister Latha Sairam's kid posting from 22 May 2014

My son asked, “Swami, When will you be visible to all?”

Swami said, “I will come on a Friday!”
KARTHIKEYAN2015-08-19 17:23#
In June 2012, a Sai devotee who has been in Swami's fold for many years, was making Pradakshina Circumambulation) around the Arunachala hill. She was crying and praying to Swami, pleading Him to come back soon in the same Sathya Sai form. All of a sudden, a man who looked like a Saint, whom she had never met or seen before and who was absolutely unknown to her, appeared right in front of her. He looked at her intensely and declared:”YOUR SWAMI IS SURE TO COME BACK SOON. DO FASTING ON THE 23rd!” Saying this, he just walked away and disappeared leaving the devotee dumbfounded. How could that man who looked like a Saint know what she had been thinking about and praying for? Where did he come from and where did he go?!!!

Refer -
Paul2015-08-19 17:29#
Very interesting Karthikeyan. I hope Baba does make Himself known in a grand way to inspire the world in a dramatic way. He seems to be saying in Sri Sathya Sai Uvacha that at this time we need to "go up the stairs" to meet him now which I understand to mean that we need to apply his injunction to perform seva with a loving heart and to purify our hearts. I hope both things happen, that Baba appears in a powerful dramatic way and that I apply the teachings more fully. Sairam.
KARTHIKEYAN2015-08-20 06:20#
Yes Brother, We Should always Remember Baba's teachings. Soon, I will come with a article with good Teachings by Noble persons
Suresh2015-08-21 21:35#
Time and again it has been proven that when dates or possible dates are published nothing ever happens.
People's expectations are put high when such things are published only to be put down later.
I think it is better off to keep off contemplating dates and leave it to the Avatar to work it out for Himself.
In my opinion that would be better than loosing credibility among devotees.
Hope this is taken in the right spirit and people take more responsibility while posting in future.
KARTHIKEYAN2015-08-26 11:44#
Dear Brother Suresh,

Your point is not Fully Correct. Actually, Some analysis and Some Dreams Have come true too ! For Example I will explain you about one analysis and one Dream which came true.

1)My Analysis- Last year, By Swamis Grace, I came up with a analysis named “ The Importance of Vaikunta Ekadesi ” Published on Dec 25, 2014. In that analysis, I had said Swami will enter this world on Vaikunta Ekadesi day which falls on Dec 31 2014 – Jan 1 2015. And It actually happened ! Yes , Swami came Exactly on the Vaikunta Ekadesi day as I analyzed before. However I don’t Take any credit for this. Baba is the doer of all things. All the Credit Goes to Baba , For my analysis coming correct.

You can check that my analysis in the following First link no 1,
and the second and third link a proof for babas coming on Jan 1

Link 1 (My analyis) -

Link 2 (Proof) -

Link 3 (Proof) -

2 ) Dream

On November 20, Swami gave a dream to Brother Sreejith, that He will give a message on his birthday. And Baba actually gave that Message on birthday ! (through sister Apurva ). Here is the two links. First is the dream to Brother sreejith. Second is the message given by Baba as said to Brother Sreejith before.

Link 1 -

Link 2 -
KARTHIKEYAN2015-08-22 13:21#
A dream from Satrughna: (...) As I leaned forward, I suddenly was near a life-size real Swami, seated in a chair. I was so happy to see him and I asked, ‘Swami, when are you coming back in a physical form?’ Swami answered: ‘I am coming back on …’ and I don’t recall when. It was either September 28th, 2015 or October 23rd, 2015..
SaiRam2015-08-23 00:38#
SaiRam I heard just today that a group of great souls not connected with the Sai circle per say mentioned that some where between September 23 to September 28 the world is going to see a peak in elevation in human minds and that the Sun will not be visible for a few days in this period and that during this time all should spend time in positivity prayer and hope
Vidya2015-08-25 05:14#
Hi Sairam, you have mentioned a group of great souls. Is it the Vishwaamara ?
KARTHIKEYAN2015-08-25 18:25#
Vishwaamara has Numerous informations, however they refer another person as Kalki !
KARTHIKEYAN2015-08-25 11:22#
Dream to sister Sai Mala,

......but then Swami started telling me that the body there is not the real one. He quoted the " Maya Sita " of Ramayana. He said, "I gave a maya body for them to play. Can anyone tell the blood group of God, then what treatment they can give?"

Next day on April 26th, 2011, He said, "This incident took place on Easter day, tell everyone that even Jesus Christ's body was not original." He also said, "I will leave this form only after fulfilling the purpose of My Avatar."

For full details please see
KARTHIKEYAN2015-09-04 18:22#
From Sri Vasantha Sai's book

Swami: You always pray and cry that I should come on the day of 23. I am showing this to indicate that I am coming. I am proving that I am always with you.

End of meditation: (Explanation given by sri vasantha sai)

Now let us see about this. Amar brought this paper that he found upstairs in Fred’s room. Once a drama was performed in the Ashram with all rishis.Fred played the role of Vashista. Thus, Swami wrote Vashista’s Nadi. When I looked at the date Swami indicated from my diary, I saw that on that day I was crying more. This is because I was sure Swami would come on the 23 of that month. I was filled with expectation, ‘Swami will come, Swami will come!’ I expected Swami to come each month that passed on the 23. It is for this Swami wrote the poem and indicated the date. Now, through this Swami declares that He must come.
Paul2015-09-04 21:23#
Sairam Karthikeyan, I just noticed that the Athi Rudra Maha Yagna will be performed at Muddenahalli from October 13 to October 23rd. I thought this interesting considering some of the points you have raised regarding October 24th. Sairam!
KARTHIKEYAN2015-09-05 10:29#
Sairam Brother Paul,

Thank you for mentioning about the Athi Rudra Maha Yagnam in Muddenahalli. Actually I am not aware of it. Today I came to know that from you.

In this Article, I have mentioned that Baba may make his Reappearance known to public on October 23, Friday or 24.

It is Very interesting to know that, The poornahuti function (final day pooja) of the Ati Rudra Maha Yagna too comes on October 23!!!!! As I have mentioned in that article, October 23 (up to 24) is a Auspicious day. That is why, i Think, they finisih the yagna on that day.

I just imagine, If Baba Reappears on this final day of Yagna on Oct 23, How Wondeful it would be for the devotees watching the Yagna !!!!! to see the Bhagawan again on this Final Day of Yagna !


I found from, some websites, details regarding the Yagna and had put below


Athi Rudra Maha Yagnam is considered by the sacred vedic scriptures as the highest form of worship to Lord Shiva. This auspicious yagnam will be performed by 140 learned vedic priests chanting 14641 Namaka parayana and 1331 Chamaka Parayana and performing 1464 Sri Rudra Homas in 11 Homa Kundams in the very Divine presence of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba from Tuesday, 13th October 2015 to Friday, 23rd October 2015.

A synthesis of the Sri Rudra Parayana , Rudra, Ganapathi, Dakshanamurthy, Chandika, Durga, Sraswathi, Lalitha Homa, Laksha Gayathi Japa Homa and Abhishekam to sacred lingam in the morning sessions, kramarchana parayana in the afternoon followed by Bhagavatha Sapthah and Divine discourse in the evening sanctifies the whole universe.

Combination of Yagnas and Navarathri puja by learned vedic priest from West Bengal with beautiful Navarathri decoration mark this occasion.

This Maha Yajna is being performed for Loka Kalyana and good of all mankind as well as to ensure universal peace and prosperity. It is, indeed, our good fortune that such a grand Vedic ritual is being performed in a selfless manner in the Divine Presence, the very embodiment of Siva-Sakti form of Absolute Cosmic Energy in its entirety.

You are most cordially invited along with all your family members to attend and receive the gracious blessings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

Dates: 13th October 2015 to 23rd October 2015.

Venue: Sri Sathya Sai Hrudaya Mandira, Sri Sathya Sai Grama, Muddanahalli, Chikballapur District, Karnataka, India.


13th October 2015
03:00AM to 11:30AM again at 04:00PM onwards

From 14th to 23rd October
05:30AM to 11:30AM again at 04:00PM onwards

23rd October 2015
Maha Poornahuhti at 12:10 PM
Paul2015-09-05 19:14#
Sairam. Thanks for the information. That will be a high energy event for those that can participate. I'm thinking the subtle body is how Baba will interact with us until the appearance of Prema Sai. So now the only question I have is will the seeing of Baba's subtle body be on an individual level dependent upon our sadhana or will there be a grand revelation? Of course I'm hoping for the latter. I realize that Baba is working in unseen gradual ways that are gaining momentum and perhaps the golden age will come that way. It just seems time for humanity to grow out of the warring and greed and get about the business of feeding, sheltering and educating those who have nothing. With the right organization and application of resources we can so easily transform the world. I hope that very soon we can see Baba fulfill the various prophecies. Sairam.
KARTHIKEYAN2015-09-06 08:09#
Swami told me that the body of Shirdi Baba was also not in the samadhi, but had left there.

- From Sri Vasantha Sais Book
KARTHIKEYAN2015-09-10 14:41#
HE looked very young around 65 years. It appeared it was October month. Swami told me that I have come back.

From the Dream to Brother Ramanath
KARTHIKEYAN2015-09-14 06:28#
See the latest Miracle as it happened yesterday in Eswaramma School Puttaparthi sept 10 2015
KARTHIKEYAN2015-09-22 13:28#
Vasantha:Swami, what are the twenty –three petals?

Swami:These indicate I will come on the 23rd day.

Vasantha:Swami, shall I write this?

Swami:Yes, it is for this alone I have given

From Sri Vasantha Sai Book
KARTHIKEYAN2015-10-05 05:56#
Surprisingly October 23, 2015 Friday is also Sri Vasantha Sais (76- 77th) Birthday.

Some predictions from Nadi around this age of Sri Vasantha Sai

1) Around the age of 76 Mayava Will give Vision like a full moon…..

2)Around the the age of 76 all mothers worries will be removed ….It is the time when God comes……

3)When Swami comes again He will not be in an aged body or young body But middle aged……This great good fortune will happen within three years, it will happen around the age of 76...
KARTHIKEYAN2015-10-06 12:30#
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