Last updated on 16th Nov. 2016
Shri V.R. Ganti's Facebook post, https://www.facebook.com/notes/vr-ganti/dr-voleti-at-mhalli-doing-namaskar-to-madhu-crazy-indeed/10208013664004077, dated Nov. 14th 2016, shows a sidewise picture (youtube video screenshot) of a person confirmed by Shri V.R. Ganti to be Dr. Voleti Chowdhary, former director of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Prasanthigram (Super hospital, Puttaparthi), seated in front row for darshan of so called subtle body of Muddenahalli and doing Namaskar (folded palms gesture of respect) to the imagined so called subtle body next to Madhusudan Rao Naidu and Shri B.N. Narasimhamurthy. The associated youtube video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuyhUeifZrA, has the description, "Global Akhanda Bhajans, Day 02 : 13th November 2016".
The comment that I put on above post of Mr. V.R. Ganti, is given below (slightly edited for better formatting).
It is the top administrators of Prasanthi Nilayam institutions like Sashidhara Prasad, ex vice-chancellor of Sai university till Nov. 2014, and Dr. Voleti Chowdhary, ex director of Super hospital, Prasanthi Nilayam (till Nov. 2015, I guess), supporting Muddenahalli group that created the trauma, chaos and confusion in Prasanthi Nilayam. They should have been loyal to the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust that had appointed them to those top posts. Instead their loyalty was to Muddenahalli group!!! I mean, they should have quit their posts in Sai university and Super hospital, when they developed belief in Muddenahalli group, as that was a CLEAR CONFLICT OF INTEREST with Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, the mother trust that had appointed them!!!
They may rationalize it one way or the other. But I think they have done a GREAT DISSERVICE to the mission of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba of Prasanthi Nilayam/Puttaparthi.
Thank you Vr Ganti sir for sharing this news. I was told about his association with Muddenahalli group earlier but there was no clear evidence of it. Now it is in the OPEN!!!
I think all current administrators of institutions governed by SSSCT should understand the damage done by these two persons so that they don't do the same thing. If they believe in Muddenahalli group then let them first resign from their posts in SSSCT managed institutions, and join Muddenahalli group happily.
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In the period November 2015 end to January 2016, Dr. Voleti Chowdhary (Director of Super hospital, Puttaparthi till Nov. end 2015, I believe), supported by some staff of Prasanthi Nilayam institutions, had created a big hue and cry targeting Shri R.J. Rathnakar, trustee of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, over alleged ill-treatment meted out to him (Dr. Chowdhary) by Shri R.J. Rathnakar. At that time, some persons had assiduously taken up Dr. Voleti Chowdhary's cause and been very critical of Shri R.J. Rathnakar in their public Facebook posts and emails, and created a lot of tension in social media and to some extent in Prasanthi Nilayam system, over the incident.
Readers who want to know more about that may want to view my post, My view about Dr. Voleti's letter about humiliation faced during Swami birthday celebrations, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/01/my-view-about-dr-voletis-letter-about.html, dated Jan. 21st 2016 and last updated on 28th Feb. 2016.
In response to a question directed to me, "Regarding MR. VOLETI with Muddenahalli Faction.....I want your analysis seriously as why a devotee who was in a such a position when serving in Prashanti Nilayam and a devotee for decades to together can easily become blind....what's the reason sir" on Facebook post related to this topic, https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=694903540668387&id=100004462429073, dated Nov. 15th 2016, I made the following comment (slightly edited) :
--Name-snipped--, about analysis of why Dr. Voleti Chowdhary is now worshiping Madhusudan Rao Naidu and associated so called subtle body: I don't know for sure as I have never interacted with Chowdhary and neither has he written about his views (as far as I know). In general, I can say that power-craze and ambition to be viewed as a HERO seems to be the reasons for a lot of such incidents. Muddenahalli group gives them the space to become HEROES within their group, whereas Parthi system is established with many bosses who will not allow new people to easily come to the fore.
This is a normal issue with established setup versus startups.
You see, expertise in cardiac surgery (Chowdhary) or Physics (Sashidhara Prasad) does not necessarily translate into spiritual understanding and knowledge. I do think that their lack of spiritual understanding combined with power craze and ambition has led them to take such sad steps.
Now that's just my view and I could be wrong. I am not a fully enlightened spiritual master to have paranormal powers of spiritual insight about these treacherous actions of Sashidhara Prasad and Voleti Chowdhary.
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Terry Reis Kennedy responded over email to the above, as follows:
Bravo! Thank you, Ravi. This is of great interest and helpful to devotees trying to adjust to this perplexing situation.
My response :
Thanks Terry. I thought it appropriate to share your comment on my blog, as a chronicle/record of these extraordinary and, as you said accurately, perplexing, times that we are going through now in the Sathya Sai movement.