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A Modern Rendering of the Sri Sai Satcharitra:
The Wonderful Life and Teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba by Hemadpant
Edited and Narrated by Monika Penukonda


A modern rendering of the Sri Sai Satcharitra: The Wonderful Life and Teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba by Mataji (Monika Penukonda) is being translated by Barbara Barnes into German!

We are so grateful for Barbara’s beautiful and very skillful translation of the Satcharitra. It is a great blessing for the German-speaking Baba bhaktas! A team from around the world is currently working get it done and out to you as quickly as possible.

In Germany, Constanze Herrmann, proofreading, Shakti Ma (Christina Schmidt), reading and recording chapters for audio version. Her bhajan to Baba is lead-in of each chapter. In the US, Florentine Peralta and Shakti Thompson, final proofing. Suzzana Power, editing, layout and compiling for ebook and print versions. Isa Thompson for Sanskrit and Telugu pronunciations.

The project is coordinated by Shakti Thompson. They meet up on zoom to collaborate and share inspiration. The project is being done with great love and unity and dedication to Baba! We will be releasing chapters in print and audio as they are completed! 

Jai Guru! Jai Ma!

Sri Sai Satcharitra:

The Wonderful Life and Teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba

Audio Narrated by Shakti Ma (Christina Schmidt)

Chapter 1 (Listen)

Chapter 2 (Listen)

Chapter 3 (Listen)


Chapter 4 (Listen)


English: Now Available on YouTube!

All 50 chapters plus the Forward, Baba's Assurances and Epilogue are now available in modern English to listen to and experience Baba's presence wherever you go. 


Monika Penukonda

is a spiritual teacher, master healer, and sacred feminist. Author of a modern rendering of the "Sri Sai Satcharitra", "The Wonderful Life and Teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba” and “Kaleshwar"; editor of “The Real Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ” and "Shirdi Sai Baba, The Universal Master."

The siddha master Sri Kaleshwar said of her, “Monika belongs to the Divine Mother feet. She is a Divine Ma on the planet. She’ll walk and give a lot of wisdom and clarity to bloom wisdom. This lady will bless millions of people on the planet. She’s going to do it.”



Shakti Ma (Christina Schmidt)

Studied jazz vocals in Germany. After her studies, she lived in South India from 2004 until 2012 in the ashram of Sri Kaleshwar, her teacher, a modern saint and Siddha master. Under his guidance, she studied meditation, the ancient healing and enlightenment knowledge from the palm leaf books, as well as bhajans and kirtans in the style of Shiva Sai Mandir music; a style of bhajans developed by Sri Kaleshwar.

Shakti Thompson

began her stud­ies with Sri Kalesh­war in 2000 and served full- time at his ashram in Penukonda, India for many years. Fol­low­ing Sri Kaleshwar’s instruc­tions, she moved to the US to help man­age the Divine Lin­eage Heal­ing Cen­ter in Lay­tonville, CA and has been help­ing take care of the Cen­ter ever since. One of Kirsten’s many dharmic works is over­see­ing the Center’s char­i­ta­ble out­reach pro­grams in Men­do­cino County which pro­vide essen­tials for those in need within one of the poor­est coun­ties in Cal­i­for­nia.




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