Live: Sathya Sai Baba's final rites
10.40 am
  • Devotees gathered outside Sai Kulwant Hall offered water and bananas by ashram volounteers as they wait for darshan, which begins at 11.45 am.
  • Devotees and diginitaries inside Sai Kulwant Hall offer their final prayers to Sai Baba at his samadhi
10.25 am
  • Burial ceremony over. Baba's body lowered into samadhi.
9.45 am
  • Priests at Sai Kulwant Hall lower Sai Baba into his grave.
  • Red curtain now covers the grave site as Sai Baba's body is lowered.
  • Giant screens installed outside Sai Kulwant Hall for the thousands of devotees who are sitting in the sun to be a part of the funeral proceedings.
  • Darshan will be opened to the public at 11.45 am.
  • Sathya Sai Baba's coffin draped in the tricolour
  • Sai Baba to be buried in 7x12 grave just behind where his coffin was placed for darshan.
  • Sai Baba given 21-gun salute.
  • Sai Baba's nephew performs final rites.
  • About 1,500 devotees present in the Sai Kulwant Hall in Prashanthi Nilayam as funeral proceedings continue.
  • Hindus usually cremate their dead, but infants and people considered pure and saintly are often buried.
  • Sai Baba being buried amid the chanting of hymns.
  • Kiran Kumar Reddy, Chandrababu Naidu, Venkaiah Naidu among those present for the funeral.