Sai Baba`s Yogic Practices

As described in Chapter VII of Shri Sai Satcharita, Baba knew all the processes and practices of Yoga.

Two unique yoga practices are described in detail in Shri Sai Satcharita.

(1)DHAUTI KRIYA or CLEANSING PROCESS: Every third day, Baba went to the well near Banyan tree at a considerable distance from the Masjid; washed His mouth and had a bath. On one occasion He was seen throwing up His intestines, clean them inside outside and place them on a Jamb tree for drying. There are people in Shirdi, who have actually seen this and who have testified to this fact. Ordinary Dhauti is done by a moistened piece of linen, 3 inches broad 22 ½ ft. long. This piece is gulped down the throat and allowed to remain in the stomach for about half an hour for being reacted there and then taken out. But Baba`s Dhauti was quite unique and extraordinary.

(2)KHANDA YOGA: In this practice Baba extracted the limbs from His body and left them separately at different places in the Masjid. Once a gentleman went to the Masjid and saw the limbs of Baba lying in separate places. He was terrified, he first thought of running to the village officers and informing them of Baba being hacked to pieces and murdered. He thought that perhaps he would be held responsible, as he was the first informant and knew something of the affair. So he kept silent. But, next day when  he went to the Masjid; he was very much surprised to see Baba, hale and hearty as before. He thought that what he had seen the previous day was only a dream.

Ananta Koti Brahmanda Nayaka Rajadhiraja Yogiraja Parabrahma

Shri   Satchidananda Samartha   Sadguru   Sainath   Maharaj Ki Jaya.

Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda

Shirdi Sai devotee

Yoga Practitioner, Dhrti Yoga


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Dr. Mahesh Chandra Panda, M.B.B.S.,M.D. Date of Birth:29.02.1948 Retd. (29.02.2008) Chief District Medical Officer Bargarh Orissa India
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14 Responses to Sai Baba`s Yogic Practices

  1. Vinod Varma says:

    Works of great souls go far beyond the realms of comprehension of ordinary, limited by perceptions; and analysis of mind. As the world around marvels at their work, they simply move on.

  2. Very well commented by Mr. Vinod Varma.
    Great souls can act in any way they feel like.
    Faith in God’s greatness is real source of peace and happiness of mortal souls.
    Thanks for these elaboration.

  3. Respected Panda Sir,
    I have read a bit of this in SAI-SATCHARITA.
    But in this article any one can get adequate knowledge about the unique Yoga practices done by Sai Baba.
    This article is a small and crisp one as like your other articles on Sai Baba.
    Om Sai Ram

  4. Guddi Nepak says:

    The practice of yoga and meditation has become increasingly popular in the recent years.
    It has also got familiar in foreign countries.
    I haven’t heard about such yoga types as you mentioned in this post.
    But I am sure that this type of yoga is no more in practice.
    I beg your pardon, if I am wrong; is that true that Sai Baba was doing such things? or it was the thinking of the devotees.
    // Om Shri Sainathaya Namah //

    • drmcpanda says:

      Dear Guddi,
      As I have mentioned in the article Sai Baba`s Yogic Practices , the Yoga practices of Dhauti Kriya & Khanda Yoga are described in Shri Sai Satcharita which is a biography of Sai Baba written by Hemadpant in the lifetime of Baba with His approval and consent.Thus the unique Yoga practices must have been done by Baba.

  5. Prakash Padhan says:

    Really great soul does great thing.
    I knew from this article that Sai baba was a great Yogi.
    For his such kind of acts like Dhauti Kriya and Khanda Yoga people follow Baba and address Him as Yogiraja.

  6. Chandra Kumar Panda says:

    Thankful from the core of heart for paying a visit to Odisha & sharing experiences with kith & kin of native place & also congratulation for safe reaching at the place of your residence in Bangalore.
    Sir, I readout ur recent publication on Sai baba where u have depicted on the cult of ” Dhauti Kriya & Khanda Yoga” .
    The whole world is emerging & in this juncture even if it is not becoming practicable on my part to pay homage to Shirdi Sai by Darshan in His holy place, my mind & body becoming holier & getting much more learnable & happier by going through your holy article.

  7. Gyanaprakash Kar says:

    As a son of the soil,we feel very much proud of u because u being a glorious personality do not forget the people like us.
    U appear to us as fatherly man & ur advice always guide us in the right way.
    Ur culture about Shirdi Sai is praiseworthy & may God bless u to have more & more popularity on the same way.

  8. Susanta Kumar Panigrahi says:

    Dear Sir,
    Really I’m sorry that I did not get around your recent topic on Yoga practice of Shri Saibaba immediately .
    However I’m very glad to note that your article is very heart touching .
    It is also a massage to modern world to realize the value of Yoga and its necessity.
    I can say Yoga is comprehensive system, a way of thinking, a way of living our everyday lives.
    I appreciate a lot your insight and expect more in future .
    Yours affectionately,
    Susanta kumar Panigrahi

  9. Dear Panda Sir,
    Very nice description about “Sai Baba`s Yogic Practices”.
    Each one can easily extract the basics of yoga and its reactions on the topic described by you.
    My words say “Almighty has given Extra Ordinary powers to all His creations; and particularly for Human Beings to use it for good of all.
    But most persons are not mentally prepared to admit that they are having such kind of energy and thus; they simply pass their life and always allege others for their own faults like Musk Deer (Kasturi Mriga) couldn’t find-out truth that from where actually the Smell of Musk spreading.
    Basing upon your article when the culture of Yoga practices are reviewed; one can easily feel that Almighty has given Extra Ordinary Powers to all of us in the form of Soul, as because we all are his part. It will be displayed in-front of all; only when we understand ourselves and it had been proved when we reviewed our ancient histories; and also we may follow as our ideals Sri Sai Baba, Lord Buddha, Swami Vivekananda.
    I think, to sensitise our “Kundalini” is not impossible; it may result fully or partially.
    All are requested to take a trial for it, because it makes one free from all physical & mental charges of stress and strain.
    Gyana Ranjan Mohanty, 6th Dan Black Belt Japan
    District Data Manager, IDSP
    District Headquarters Hospital, Boudh
    Mob: 9337311590

  10. Santhosh says:

    Jayadeva, Jayadeva Datta Avadhootha, oh Sai Avadhootha,
    Jodunikara thavacharane tevitho matha, Jayadeva, Jayadeva 🙂

    Om Sai Ram
    San 🙂
    Santhosh KV

  11. Dr.Binod Bihari Naik says:

    Respected Sir,

    Bharat Bhumi (Land of India) is blessed land where Almighty chooses to hail as incarnation and trains human beings through yoga & spirituality in different ways by which human beings run inwards to recognize self and later on other countries follow same and reap the human values peacefully. In respect to yoga & spirituality, Hatha yoga is a part which mainly relates to body part for proper propulsion of energy equally through all body as per required for noble purpose. Hence the body is fit for further line of yoga like Bhakti, Karma, Gyana and Dhyana yoga. So body is the main platform of all types of yoga which is mainly stream-lined by Hatha Yoga, now revolutionized by Yogiraj Ramdev baba after Patanjali in the whole world. He proved that healthy body and mind bring the nation strong and self-sufficient by asana, pranayama with restriction to food on regular basis. It is really amazing but practically feasible fruitful and applicable to all.

    But miraculous yoga practice of Dhauti of different kind and Khanda Yoga performed by Shirdi Sai Baba are not possible for all, even for fully realized person till now recorded, but one having faith in Avatar is bound to believe in his activity for self progress. So it would have been possible by Sai Baba to show his miraculous yoga practices to his closest devotees because of his omniscient ,omnipresence and omnipotent nature and nobody would have challenged in any kind though he was moving as fakir as mortal coil.

    If one thinks and imagines it has great importance and significance to medical fraternity of modern age for elimination of dreadful disease now more culminating to human society. Hence it will definitely impart, a day will come to astute modern yogi ,spiritual physician for medical research in that line; because Avatars` each act is only meant for human welfare. Let us wait for best.

    Thanking You.
    Your Divine Brother
    Dr.Binod Bihari Naik
    Surgery Specialist
    Bargarh, Odisha

  12. Dhandapani Muthuswamy says:

    I never studied or heard about this. I was wonder struck. Thanks for posting such article. Miracle 🙂

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