Sai Organization was founded by the contemporary Indian guru Bhagavan Shri Sathya Sai Baba born in 1926 in Andhra Pradesh. He claims to be the reincarnation of the miracle-working Maharastrian saint Sai Baba of Shirdi (1856-1918). The movement follows the style of Hindu Bhakti but emphasizes the individual’s commintment to Sai Baba himself as personification of divinity. Love of God is emphasized over scriptural learning or renunciation. Selfless love and charitable service are promoted rather than withdrawal from the world. The teachings are ecumenical and stress a single godhead as the essence of all religious traditions.