sign in a cave in Laos

24 April 2011

Sai Baba cave temple 2011

Sai Baba, the Indian spiritual guru, died on Easter Sunday, 24 April 2011. Sri Sathya Sai Baba was revered by millions of followers as a living god. My only interest in him stemmed from visiting the Sai Baba cave temple near Ipoh in Perak.
2001 (white dome to right of gate)
2004 (yellow dome)

2008 (pink dome)


The temple is located near Tambun Lost World, and just before the new Banjaran spa resort. Sai Baba had distinctive frizzy hair and was always clad in his trademark saffron robes, and his statue occupies a prime spot in the cave temple.

One really interesting thing about this cave temple is that there are many statues from other religions. Sai Baba didn't adhere to a particular religion, and his followers were free to keep their original religions. I found it fascinating to see statues of Hindu gods such as Ganesh and Krishna, Christian shrines, Chinese Monkey God, Goddess of Mercy, and Buddha.
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Christian shrine
Christian figures
Monkey god
Goddess of Mercy
Sai Baba

Sai Baba Cave register number Prk 38/02.

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