Many devotees are trying to understand the meaning of early departure. Sathya Sai Baba himself explained why he needs to end his life earlier. Sathya Sai completed his mission and was to reincarnate in his next form as Prema Sai. This happened in 2012 when he incarnated in the south of India as Prema Sai. Many devotees were looking forward to this day, November 23, 2021. Amazing events took place in Puttaparthi, there was a great flood. Fortunately, no one died, but half of the city was severely flooded.
That is why a full-scale holiday did not work out. It seemed that nature itself had canceled the celebration at Puttaparthi (the main ashram of Sathya Sai Baba). There was also no big holiday in Muddenahali, for unknown reasons the administrators did not resettle the followers. Thus, the main site of the festival moved to the city of Bangalore. In the holy presence of Prema Sai, the main celebrations of Sathya Sai's birthday took place.